Settlement will slash Burlington airport property tax bill

A new assessment dropped the value of Burlington’s properties in South Burlington to $52 million, from $77 million.

Vermont Interfaith Action: Changes in Burlington could favor Burlington Town Center project

The grassroots community organization Vermont Interfaith Action spearheaded opposition to the Westlake development in 2007, and as a leader in that group, I would like to highlight some legitimate and some now-moot concerns.

Burlington teachers and board prepare for final round of talks

Thirty days after the fact-finding report is delivered to the two sides, the board will have the option to impose contract terms, and teachers will have the option to strike in response.

Burlington school librarian cuts raise accreditation concerns

Some are questioning whether the Burlington School District would be in compliance with educational standards after planned reductions in librarian positions.

Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for Aug. 13-19, 2016

News Release — Mayor Miro Weinberger August 12, 2016 Contact: Katie Vane 802.734.0617 Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for August 13 – 19, 2016: Saturday, August 13 11:00 am Mayor to make welcoming remarks at the Wings Over Vermont Opening Ceremonies – Waterfront Park Sunday, August 14 No public appearances scheduled Monday, August 15 […]

Plans announced to overhaul One Burlington Square

BURLINGTON — The owner of One Burlington Square, a downtown office building at the corner of College and Pine streets, plans to redevelop that space, according to city officials. The owner, Investors Corporation of Vermont, plans to add additional covered parking to the first floor and add an additional floor to the building, in order […]

Tom Brassard: Practicing conscious urbanism

Downtown Burlington is poised once again with a genuine opportunity to transform and improve.

Amey Radcliffe: Seeing red flags over mall redevelopment

The public is getting tired of hearing members of city staff, council or commission try to make a claim that 14-story towers are supported in Plan BTV. They simply are not.

Judge: City can’t press charges alleging landlord flouted code

Attorneys for Soon Kwon hailed the dismissal of 88 criminal counts as a rebuke of Burlington in its attempt at “abusing Vermont law.” However, the judge left open another avenue for the city to pursue charges.

Burlington mayor’s spending on consultants questioned

Mayor says city needs outside experts for complex real estate transactions, but city council president says too much money is being spent.

Earlier development saga casts shadow on Town Center plans

Critics of the project say a previous downtown development that also promised affordable housing — but didn’t build it — should serve as a cautionary tale. But documents reveal differences between the situations.

Burlington Town Center developer hires Boston firm to help raise $225 million

While much uncertainty remains — the project could be scaled back or nixed completely — Don Sinex, the developer, says he is starting to look for lenders and investors.

Police investigating break-in at former Burlington College building

Vandals stole computers and a van and caused damage to the property.

Disaster drill involves simulated infectious disease outbreak

The training exercise envisions an outbreak in which thousands of Vermonters are infected and hundreds are dead or dying while hospitals are overwhelmed and medical supplies need to be distributed across the state.