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Burlington, Winooski Schools Partner for Education
Monday, 03/18/13
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont's political leaders visited Burlington High School Monday, highlighting a new initiative between Burlington and Winooski. The state's two most diverse school districts are working together to remodel and rethink their education systems, and they're getting a little help from civic leaders.
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Flexing Mayoral Muscles
Tuesday, 02/19/13
By Jane Lindholm
We look at why Vermont's eight mayors are speaking out on state-wide issues and what they hope to accomplish, visit artist Eben Markowski's life-size metal sculptures of wild animals and we read from our mailbag.
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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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Shumlin Plans To Evaluate How Loud F-35s Are In Florida
Thursday, 12/06/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Gov. Peter Shumlin says he'll travel to Florida next week, where he'll hear first-hand the sound of fighter jets that could soon be based at the Vermont Air Guard in South Burlington, fulfilling a campaign promise that he made to progressive supporters who oppose the F-35 program.
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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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Voices In The Week's News: September 21, 2012
Friday, 09/21/12
These were some of the voices in the news this week.
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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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Mayor Proposes $9 Million Bond To Balance Burlington Finances
Tuesday, 08/28/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger is already looking ahead to the November election, and has proposed ballot items to essentially refinance the city's debt.
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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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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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Auditor Says Burlington Mismanaged TIF Fund
Friday, 06/08/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Vermont's State Auditor says the City of Burlington has mismanaged a complicated financial tool designed to help spur economic growth, and that the City should reimburse the state education fund.
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Unlikely Battery Mates: The Spaceman And Miro
Thursday, 06/07/12
If you catch a Burlington Cardinals baseball game this season, you may find a very interesting pair of players forming the team's battery: pitcher Bill Lee, formerly of the Boston Red Sox, and catcher Miro Weinberger, the mayor of Burlington.
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Burlington Reserves @BTVMayor For City Hall Social Media
Wednesday, 04/18/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Burlington city councilors who drafted the resolution say that the move isn't political but one that identifies the emerging importance of social media in local government transparency and communication.
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Weinberger Begins New Job As Burlington Mayor
Tuesday, 04/03/12
By Kirk Carapezza
Miro Weinberger was sworn in as mayor Monday night, making him Burlington's first Democratic mayor in more than 30 years.
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Recapping Town Meeting Results
Wednesday, 03/07/12
By Jane Lindholm
VPR's Jane Lindholm and Ross Sneyd wrap up the results of votes, and get your reaction to the issues debated and decided on Town Meeting Day.
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Closing Comments: Burlington Mayoral Candidates
Monday, 03/05/12
Vermont Edition invited the three Burlington mayoral candidates into our studio and gave them each two minutes to answer this question: "What do you want voters to remember about you, when they walk into the voting booth?"
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