With students currently occupying a temporary space in a former department store, Burlington voters will be asked to approve a bond for a new high school after PCB contamination closed the old school. Opponents say the cost is too high.
Reports of an incident during the Vermont Pride Parade on Sept. 18 circulated online, bringing attention to a gay man’s campaign against the transgender community.
Ward 1 resident Jake Shumann announced his intention to run for the East District seat to be decided in a special election on Dec. 6.
The event, titled “Crime & Punishment,” was hosted by the pro-police organization Keep Vermont Safe. Speakers included current and former GOP officials and a Libertarian candidate for Congress.
Councilors also heard from residents who expressed anger and frustration in response to a police shooting that hospitalized a Burlington resident over the weekend.
Vermonters care about our kids. We support our young people to be who they are. There is no place in Vermont for fearmongering, hatred and lies.
In the days after a 29-year-old transgender woman was stabbed to death in Morristown, comments from local party leaders have been cited as examples of the way in which anti-trans hate flourishes in Vermont.
Scott reportedly said that, if he decides not to seek reelection, Vermont state government could slip into one-party rule. “There needs to be an adult in the room,” he said.
A week after the state party chair criticized trans rights legislation in his newsletter, the chair of the Burlington Republican Party disparaged its sponsors, referring to each as a “groomer.”
The party guarded the four seats it already held in Tuesday’s Town Meeting Day election, with swing vote Ali Dieng maintaining his seat by a thread.