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Burlington Residents Want To Buy Burlington Telecom
Monday, 12/17/12
By Kirk Carapezza
A group of concerned residents in Burlington wants to create a co-operative to buy the city's embattled telecommunications utility. The grassroots idea comes as city officials are hoping to settle a federal lawsuit aimed at reclaiming taxpayer money from the municipally-owned Burlington Telecom.
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Focusing On City Finances, Burlington Voters Pass Stability Bond
Wednesday, 11/07/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Voters in Burlington have overwhelmingly approved a $9 million fiscal stability bond. Mayor Miro Weinberger sees Tuesday's vote as a green light to fix the city's money woes by re-financing its debt.
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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.
VPR News
Cash Settlement Keeps Burlington Telecom Intact
Monday, 03/19/12
The financially troubled Burlington Telecom has reached a settlement with Citibank that will allow it to keep its equipment, for now.
Vermont Edition
Dissecting Burlington's Political Landscape
Monday, 09/19/11
By Jane Lindholm
The Burlington political landscape has been racked by controversy and contention as the mayoral race is beginning to get crowded, Vermont community libraries were impacted by flooding from Irene and the hospital budgeting process concludes.
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Sorrell Won't Interfere With Decision Not To File BT Charges
Friday, 08/12/11
Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell doesn't like the way Burlington city officials handled the finances of Burlington Telcom, but he says he won't intervene in a prosecutor's decision not to press criminal charges.
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Feds Won't Charge, Either, In Burlington Telecom Case
Thursday, 07/14/11
Federal prosecutors say they won't file any criminal charges over financial problems at a municipally-owned telecom in Vermont.
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Prosecutor To Investigate City-Owned Telecom
Thursday, 12/30/10
A former Chittenden County state's attorney will be a special prosecutor in the investigation of Burlington Telecom.
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Kiss Criticizes Audit Of Burlington Telecom
Tuesday, 12/21/10
Burlington's mayor says a state audit that was sharply critical of Burlington Telecom lacks credibility and has numerous omissions.
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Audit Rips Burlington Telecom
Monday, 12/20/10
An audit of Burlington Telecom says the city-owned phone, cable TV and Internet venture ignored state-imposed rules designed to protect taxpayers from risk.
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Shumlin Concerned About Burlington Telecom’s Financial Troubles
Monday, 12/13/10
By John Dillon
A new audit says Burlington Telecom is losing money and may not survive as a viable business.
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Troubled Burlington Telecom In Search Of New Investors
Wednesday, 12/08/10
By John Dillon
Financially troubled Burlington Telecom hopes to find new investors in order to remain in business. But first the telecommunications network has to figure out how to return equipment - including 186 miles of fiber optic cable - to its lenders.
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State Board To Hear From Burlington Telecom
Wednesday, 12/08/10
Burlington Telecom officials will appear today before the Vermont Public Service Board to answer questions about how the municipal utility will go forward now that its major creditor says it plans to repossess its equipment.
VPR News
Kiss Stands By Burlington Telecom
Monday, 12/06/10
The mayor of Vermont's largest city says he thinks its municipal phone, Internet and cable TV service will get past its current troubles and be a key asset to the city in the future.
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Kiss Defends Burlington Telecom's Broken Lease
Monday, 11/29/10
By Jane Lindholm
Burlington Telecom has failed in its months-long attempt to renegotiate a lease that provides the equipment that is the cornerstone of the utility's infrastructure. But Mayor Bob Kiss says the city is exploring a purchase of the equipment outright and says the terms of that purchase could be more favorable than the previous lease.
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Mayor Kiss Navigates BT's Future
Monday, 11/29/10
By Jane Lindholm
Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss discusses the future of Burlington Telecom, the city-owned utility that broke its equipment lease this month due to inability to make payments.
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Kiss Says He’s Confident Burlington Telecom Can Be Saved
Friday, 03/05/10
By Jane Lindholm
Burlington Telecom is a publicly-owned cable, Internet and phone utility that's significantly in debt, and some city residents are worried they're going to wind up paying. But Mayor Bob Kiss says he's confident the company can be saved. 
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Bob Kiss on IRV, Burlington Telecom And The Moran Plant
Thursday, 03/04/10
By Jane Lindholm
Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss talks with Jane Lindholm about instant runoff voting, the financial managment of Burlington Telecom and the plan to redevelop the northern end of Waterfront Park.
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Vermont Edition
Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss
Thursday, 03/04/10
Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss discusses the repeal of Instant Runoff voting, the financial status of Burlington Telecom, and takes your questions. Also, a new biography of Dartmouth alumnus Theodor Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss.
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Officials Say Burlington Won't Make Telecom Payment
Thursday, 02/18/10
Two top Burlington officials say the city is planning to notify a Burlington Telecom lender that the city won't be making a $380,000 interest payment on its loan.
VPR News
Panel Meets Monday On Burlington Telecom
Monday, 12/21/09
A panel formed to examine the viability and financial structure of Burlington Telecom will hold its first meeting Monday.
VPR News
Burlington Council To Vote On Telecom Documents
Monday, 11/09/09
The Burlington City Council is due to vote on whether to release legal documents between attorneys working for the city about a $17 million loan to Burlington Telecom.
Commentaries
Nadworny: Burlington Telecom
Thursday, 11/05/09
By Rich Nadworny
Burlington resident and avid internet user Rich Nadworney has been following the Burlington Telecom issue and is hopeful something good may emerge from the controversy.
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Government Transparency
Tuesday, 10/27/09
By Jane Lindholm
We talk about government transparency in light of the Burlington and Montpelier financial controversies; discuss the Medical Reserve Corps with Tig Tillinghast; and answer your questions and emails in our recurring mailbag segment.
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VT Edition: Burlington Telecom
Friday, 10/23/09
By Bob Kinzel
VPR's Bob Kinzel talks with Burlington Free Press reporter Terri Hallenbeck about the troubles swirling around Burlington Telecom.
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