Former Burlington College employee says FBI probe relates to Sanders land deal

Coralee Holm is the first person with direct knowledge of the federal probe to confirm that agents were looking into a land deal orchestrated by former president Jane Sanders.

Burlington fights ‘zombie cars’ with 48-hour limit in its garages

BURLINGTON — The city is taking steps to prevent unauthorized long-term parking, or what officials call “zombie cars,” in downtown garages. People leave cars in the Marketplace Garage on South Winooski Avenue for “extended periods, in some cases years, without any intention of moving them,” according to a news release from parkburlington.org. An amendment to […]

Vermont Gas Celebrates Earth Day by Planting Trees with the Intervale Center

News Release — Vermont Gas Systems April 20, 2017 Media Contact: Beth Parent, Communications and Brand Manager, Vermont Gas Systems PH: (802) 865-1460 / (802) 578-2776 [email protected] South Burlington, Vt. – Ahead of Saturday’s Earth Day celebrations around the state, Vermont Gas announced its support of the Intervale Center’s efforts to plant trees throughout Vermont […]

Mayor Miro Weinberger’s Public Appearance Schedule for April 24–28, 2017

News Release — Office of Mayor Miro Weinberger April 21, 2017 Contact: Katie Vane 802.734.0617 Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for April 24 – April 28, 2017: Monday, April 24 – Tuesday, April 25 No public appearances scheduled Wednesday, April 26 8:00 am Mornings with Miro – The Bagel Café, 1127 North Avenue – […]

Picture Book City Comes to the Fletcher Free Library

News Release — Fletcher Free Library 24 April 2017 Contact: MEGAN BUTTERFIELD 802.865.7216 [email protected] Burlington, VT — Welcome to Picture Book City, Population: You! Join us for treats, music and more to celebrate the revitalization of this collection at our Party in Picture Book City, Wednesday, April 26th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. We’re shaking things up at […]

Blittersdorf spends $5M on rail cars, envisioning commuter train

The energy developer advocates a “Vermont way” of doing rail for less money, using refurbished secondhand equipment.

College Street Garage in Burlington to be closed for construction

Contact: Kelly Devine FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 20 2017 College Street Garage Construction Closures Burlington, VT– Starting on Monday April 24th, the College Street Garage will be closed as it undergoes necessary structural repairs. Work will begin under the management of Structure Preservation Systems, LLC. Over the next four months $2.1 million in repairs and […]

Electric buses get trial run in quest for sustainable transit

One is giving free rides on Green Mountain Transit routes. The Burlington Electric Department is using state money to help GMT and UVM try out the vehicles.

Burlington faces tight window to approve final Town Center deal

Officials defended the use of closed-door council meetings as the mayor’s administration negotiates high-profile development deals, including one with the Town Center owner.

No deal in latest Burlington school talks, but new round set

“I’m optimistic that the parties can reach an agreement,” said a mediator who presided over a negotiating session last week.

Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for the week of April 17

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 14, 2017 Contact: Katie Vane 802.734.0617 Mayor Miro Weinberger’s public appearance schedule for April 17 – April 21, 2017: Monday, April 17 3:30 pm Bright Street Cooperative Ice Cream Social in Celebration of National Community Development Week – Bright Street Co-op, Bright Street 5:30 pm Board of Finance Meeting – Conference […]

Legal challenge to Burlington project will focus on parking

A lawyer for the opponents says the proposed parking garage is inadequate because the Town Center developer plans to tear down an existing garage that’s nearly as big.

Burlington tech initiative has new executive director

URLINGTON — Dennis Moynihan, who is assuming the helm of a local technology initiative, has witnessed how innovation can lead to disruption that takes many by surprise. City officials announced Wednesday that Moynihan will be the next executive director of BTVIgnite, a partnership among government, businesses and educational institutions that aims to bolster the local […]

Burlington Republicans pounce on open City Council seat

The party was quick to put forward a candidate in Ward 7 as part of an expected push to increase the GOP profile in the city.