Chittenden County

Vermonters rally in opposition to Obamacare repeal

“Our job today is to defend the Affordable Care Act, and our job tomorrow is to create a single-payer system,” Bernie Sanders said through a video feed from a similar rally in Michigan.

No public crash report in wrong-way I-89 collision

Police say they didn’t follow the usual practice for releasing details about a crash, having determined this one wasn’t an accident.

Richmond man sentenced for dealing heroin

A federal judge sentenced a Richmond man to three years in prison for dealing heroin, according to an announcement from the office of the U.S. attorney for the District of Vermont. Robert Robidoux, 33, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to distribute heroin. According to the sentencing memorandum written by Judge Christina Reiss, he worked […]

Countdown starts with filing of Town Center application

The permit application for the first portion of the project in Burlington takes up two massive binders. Construction would have to start by July to accommodate the primary tenant’s needs.

Faith community stands with Muslims in wake of hate mail

“We will not panic or be afraid. These are trying times, but we’ve been through them before,” said Farhad Khan, president of the Islamic Society of Vermont. It received an anti-Muslim letter Dec. 1.

In their 70s, farming brothers look to future with organic hay

The Plouffe brothers operate the Colchester farm their parents started in the postwar era. With organic certification there is the chance to increase hay production and begin selling to dairy farms.

Subdivision plan near Mount Philo park prompts concerns

The local Conservation Commission recommends scaling back the nine-lot development, saying it could interfere with animals’ ability to move between key areas of remaining forest habitat in the state park and nearby.

Burlington council leader survives challenge from within party

A group that had clashed with Jane Knodell over her support for the Town Center mall redevelopment put up its own candidate for the Progressive endorsement for her seat in the March election.

Dig This: Burlington’s new opioid policy chief looks to turn tide

Jackie Corbally’s new job will focus on figuring out how well city policies and programs are working to stem the addiction epidemic.

Two Burlington pharmacies held up in less than 24 hours

Police have arrested a man in connection with one of them and said he fits the description of the suspect in the other. But he was in custody when two convenience stores became robbery targets later in the weekend.

Student brought gun to school as ‘precaution,’ police say

COLCHESTER — A Colchester High School student brought a gun to school Tuesday that he was carrying “as a precaution” and did not intend to use, according to police. School administrators heard about the gun and searched the student, finding a loaded small-caliber handgun, according to a news release from the Colchester Police Department. Police […]

Burlington College furniture and more liquidated at auction

The sale is expected to make a modest dent in the closed college’s debt. “To see it come to this, to see it abandoned, it’s very painful,” said a former professor who came to bid.

Pieces falling into place for Town Center project, says owner

Don Sinex said he has lined up the money for what he now calls a “downsized” $200 million project. Some of that will flow to local companies on the development team.

Zoning changes OK’d for neighborhood on former campus

One change allows nonresidential use; the other tweaks off-site parking requirements. Burlington had committed to make the changes as part of a deal with the man developing the former Burlington College land.