Burlington International Airport http://wamc.org en Burlington, VT Council Postpones F-35 Debate http://wamc.org/post/burlington-vt-council-postpones-f-35-debate <p></p><p></p><p>The head of the city council in the Vermont city of Burlington says the council will not discuss the F-35 fighter jet at its upcoming meeting because of a lack of the proper insurance. Fri, 04 Oct 2013 00:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 74851 at http://wamc.org Burlington, VT Council Postpones F-35 Debate Burlington City Council Hears From Residents About F35 Plan http://wamc.org/post/burlington-city-council-hears-residents-about-f35-plan <p></p><p></p><p>The Burlington City Council heard public comment Monday night on a controversial U.S. Air Force proposal to base F-35 fighter jets at the National Guard base at the Burlington International Airport. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 71329 at http://wamc.org Burlington City Council Hears From Residents About F35 Plan Revised F-35 EIS Report for Burlington Released http://wamc.org/post/revised-f-35-eis-report-burlington-released <p></p><p></p><p>The U.S. Air Force has released a revised draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed siting of the F-35 fighter jet at the Burlington Air National Guard Base. While there are some changes to the document, it doesn’t appear to have diminished the debate over the mission. Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 66357 at http://wamc.org Revised F-35 EIS Report for Burlington Released Mayor Appoints Interim Airport Manager to Permanent Position http://wamc.org/post/mayor-appoints-interim-airport-manager-permanent-position <p></p><p></p><p>Burlington, Vermont Mayor Miro Weinberger announced the permanent appointment of Gene Richards as Director of Aviation at the Burlington International Airport. Essentially the airport manager, Richards moves into the position after 10 months as interim director. Thu, 23 May 2013 22:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 65441 at http://wamc.org Mayor Appoints Interim Airport Manager to Permanent Position Welch, Owens to offer dairy farmworker protections http://wamc.org/post/welch-owens-offer-dairy-farmworker-protections <div><p>Congressmen Peter Welch of <font color="red">Vermont</font> and Bill Owens of New York plan to announce legislation that they say will help ensure a stable workforce for <font color="red">Vermont</font> and New York dairy farmers.</p><p>Dairy farmers are ineligible for a federal agriculture visa program so many rely on <font color="red">immigrant</font> farm workers who are in the country illegally.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 12:45:06 +0000 Jaired Crofut 61784 at http://wamc.org Welch, Owens to offer dairy farmworker protections Toronto Airline to Expand Winter Flights to Vermont http://wamc.org/post/toronto-airline-expand-winter-flights-vermont <p>A Toronto-based airline is expanding its seasonal service to Vermont during the ski season this winter.<br><br>Porter Airlines will offer four round trip flights weekly between Toronto and Burlington starting on Dec. 15, up from two weekly flights last season.<br><br>Governor Peter Shumlin and state officials announced the renewed partnership on Tuesday at the Burlington International Airport.<br><br>The flights will be offered on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.<br><br><em>Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.</em></p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 21:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 48155 at http://wamc.org Vermont Man Charged After Crashing Through Airport Fence http://wamc.org/post/vermont-man-charged-after-crashing-through-airport-fence <p>Police say a 39-year-old Vermont man drove a pickup truck through a chain link fence onto a road inside the Burlington International Airport and then exited by driving through an emergency gate.<br><br>The Burlington Free Press is reporting that Brent Rutledge of Winooski was apprehended and charged Wednesday after he drove through a fence onto the airport’s perimeter road, near the airport's taxiway.&nbsp; He then went thru a locked gate and crashed into&nbsp; two wooden swinging gates at the airport parking garage.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 20:40:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 47202 at http://wamc.org JetBlue Still Plans to Drop Vermont to Florida Flight http://wamc.org/post/jetblue-still-plans-drop-vermont-florida-flight <p>After meeting with JetBlue Airways, Vermont officials say the discount carrier still plans to drop a nonstop flight between Vermont and Florida in November.<br /><br />The interim director of Burlington International Airport, Gene Richards, tells the Burlington Free Press that while the flights to Orlando, Fla., have been popular, &quot;the numbers weren&#39;t consistent.&quot;<br /><br />The airline will continue its daily flights from Burlington to New York City, where it offers flights to Florida.<br /> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 45273 at http://wamc.org F35 Property Value Report Issued as Opponents Protest Democratic Leaders’ Support http://wamc.org/post/f35-property-value-report-issued-opponents-protest-democratic-leaders-support <p>A new<a href="http://www.vermontf35.com/docs/Real%20Estate%20Analysis%20FINAL%207-1912%20.pdf"> report </a>from a group that supports siting a new fighter jet at the Burlington International Airport says property values will not be hurt by the increased noise. The report is out at the same time opponents of the aircraft plan to protest a political fundraiser.<br /> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:00:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 43547 at http://wamc.org F35 Property Value Report Issued as Opponents Protest Democratic Leaders’ Support Mayor Calls For Airport Committee http://wamc.org/post/mayor-calls-airport-committee <p>Burlington&rsquo;s Mayor wants a new commission formed to study a new future for the Burlington International Airport.<br /> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 43062 at http://wamc.org Mayor Calls For Airport Committee