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Sanders, Weinberger Tout Business Program To Help Vt. Energy Efficiency
Monday, 10/01/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Sen. Bernie Sanders and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger are touting a new revolving loan program that will allow businesses to work with the city-owned electric department to make energy upgrades.
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Irish Diplomats To Visit Burlington
Monday, 10/01/12
Two high-ranking Irish diplomats are visiting Vermont this week. Michael Collins, the Irish ambassador to the United States, and Michael Longergan, the Irish Consul General, will be in Burlington for two days of talks and events on Thursday and Friday.
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Dress For Success To Open In Burlington
Thursday, 09/27/12
Women looking to break into business will soon be able to dress for success, right from the start.
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Judge Throws Out Burlington Telecom Suit
Wednesday, 09/26/12
A Vermont judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Burlington residents against the city. The lawsuit sought repayment of mismanaged telecom funds.
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New Burlington Street Plan Might Ease Congestion, Encourage Development
Friday, 09/21/12
By Ross Sneyd
Burlington has debated for years how to move traffic swiftly through its south end into downtown. Now Mayor Miro Weinberger wants to build an alternative: a series of intersecting streets adjacent to Lake Champlain, south of where the ferryboats dock.
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Weinberger To Announce Burlington's Plan For Champlain Parkway
Thursday, 09/20/12
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger will announce Thursday afternoon his proposal for a long-delayed highway bypass in the southern part of Vermont's largest city.
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Anchor From Shipwreck Washes Up On Beach
Tuesday, 09/18/12
Officials say a 19th century anchor from a Lake Champlain freighter has been found off a Burlington beach and it will likely be transported to a deeper, shipwreck preserve.
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As Vt. Approves Marijuana Dispensaries, Towns Prepare To Host Them
Sunday, 09/16/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Public safety officials have given conditional approval to the state's first two medical marijuana dispensaries, including one in Burlington. Other towns are deciding whether to opt out of the program by crafting zoning ordinances that preclude dispensaries.
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North Beach Reopened In Burlington
Thursday, 08/09/12
Burlington has reopened North Beach. The beach was closed Tuesday after elevated levels of E. coli were found in the lake following Sunday's heavy rain.
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Protesters Demand Answers From Burlington Police
Monday, 08/06/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Protesters in Burlington say police still need to explain their response to an altercation last week outside the downtown hotel where New England governors and Eastern Canadian premiers were meeting.
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Regional Report: Police Review Burlington Protest
Friday, 08/03/12
By Peter Biello
Protestors and police in Burlington clashed on Sunday afternoon at a meeting of the New England Governors and Eastern Premiers. VPR's Peter Biello talks with reporter Sam Hemingway who has been covering the story for the Burlington Free Press.
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Burlington Police: Protesters Intended To Provoke Confrontation
Thursday, 08/02/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Burlington's Police Chief says his department is gaining a clearer picture of what happened Sunday when his officers and protesters clashed outside a downtown hotel.
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Burlington Mayor Says City Will Review Conference Altercation
Wednesday, 08/01/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger says the city will review Sunday's altercation between protesters and police outside the Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers.
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Shumlin Administration Meets With Towns Regarding F-35s
Thursday, 07/12/12
By Kirk Carapezza
The Shumlin Administration says it's working to answer questions about the Air Force's plan to base F-35 fighter jets at Burlington International Airport.
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Weinberger Appoints New City Attorney
Monday, 07/09/12
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger has appointed Eileen Blackwood City Attorney. Blackwood has been in private practice since 1986, focusing in the fields of education and employment law and estate planning.
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Weinberger Scraps Moran Project, Sets Plan For Waterfront
Wednesday, 07/04/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger has outlined his plans for redeveloping the Lake Champlain waterfront, after deciding that the city won't invest in a long abandoned electrical plant.
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For Vt. Delegation, Little Political Risk In Defending F-35 Program
Tuesday, 07/03/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont's Congressional delegation has long called for the Pentagon to cut its budget. But Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Congressman Peter Welch all support basing F-35s in Burlington because, they say, it might sustain hundreds of jobs. And despite growing local opposition, the delegation says it's committed to the program.
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Local Opinions About F-35 Program Are All Over The Map
Friday, 06/22/12
By Bob Kinzel
Burlington and a site in Utah are the two leading contenders to be home to the new F-35 fighter jet program. As the Air Force decides where to put this program, local opinion in Vermont is divided.
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Burlington's Bond Rating Downgraded Again
Thursday, 06/21/12
Moody's Investors Service cites "strains on the city's pooled cash" from the financially troubled Burlington Telecom and water and wastewater funds.
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Vt. Cities Seek Pension Solutions
Friday, 05/25/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Most Vermont municipalities participate in a statewide retirement program that's nearly fully funded. That's much better than retirement funds are doing for many cities and towns around the country, which have found that they're living beyond their means.
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Burlington City Council Considers Changes To Airport Noise Zone
Monday, 05/21/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Burlington International Airport has asked Burlington's City Council to authorize new noise exposure maps designed to clearly define which homes can't coexist with airport noise.
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Cities Weigh Economic, Environmental Impact Of F-35 Program
Tuesday, 05/15/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Officials in Chittenden County are weighing the economic benefits of the Air National Guard's proposed plan to bring F-35 fighter jets to Burlington International Airport, while raising concerns about noise levels and government transparency.
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Statewide Commuter Challenge Gets Under Way
Monday, 05/14/12
By Jane Lindholm
The statewide Way to Go Commuter Challenge kicked off in Hinesburg on Monday, as transportation and legislative officials officially launched a new bus service along Route 116.
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Conference Focuses On Vt.'s Digital Future
Tuesday, 05/08/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont's digital future will be the topic of a day-long conference at Champlain College in Burlington Tuesday.
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Burlington Starts To Install Smart Meters
Tuesday, 04/24/12
The municipal utility in Vermont's largest city is installing "smart meter digital devices to help track electricity use and eventually save power and money.
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