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North Country News
2:45 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Burlington Mayor Says City Finances Improving

Burlington City Hall
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger delivered his State of the City Address Monday evening. He said the city has turned the corner in its efforts to fix municipal finances.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Burlington City Council Passes 3 of 4 Gun Control Resolutions

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The Burlington City Council voted Monday night to approve several gun-control measures.

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North Country News
12:45 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Burlington Mayor Discusses Racism Initiative and Other Issues

Mayor Miro Weinberger
Credit Burlington VT Mayor's Office

Last week, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger joined a U.S. Conference of Mayors’ initiative against racism and discrimination. It was announced to coincide with commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Weinberger tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley that implementing the 10-point plan of action against racism is an appropriate way to commemorate the tragedy.

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New York News
11:15 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Burlington and Ithaca on Kiplinger Top Ten List

Burlington, VT waterfront
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Burlington VT and Ithaca NY are ranked in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s top ten list of Great Places to Live.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Burlington Formalizes Agreement with French Sister City

Burlington, Vermont, and Honfleur, France Friendship agreement
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

Officials in Burlington, Vermont have signed a formal “Friendship Agreement” with the city in France that is home to the explorer that discovered Lake Champlain.

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WAMC News
6:20 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

Burlington Councillors to Consider Assault Weapons Ban

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In the wake of the recent school shooting in Connecticut a city councilor in Vermont's largest city has drafted a proposed municipal charter change to ban ownership of assault weapons with high-capacity ammunition clips in the city.

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WAMC News
4:50 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Burlington Mayor Requests Changes After Party

Burlington VT City Hall
WAMC

The mayor in Burlington is calling for immediate changes to reviewing events on city-owned parks property after about two dozen young people were hospitalized or taken into custody for intoxication at a rave-like event in a municipal auditorium.

The Barstool Blackout Tour party attracted about 2,000 people to the Memorial Auditorium on Friday. The city's parks and recreation department approved the permit for the event.

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North Country News
8:15 am
Fri May 25, 2012

VT Governor Backs Fighter Jet Plan for Burlington

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says he supports a plan to bring F-35 fighter jets to the Air National Guard base at the Burlington International Airport.  WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports…

Shumlin says Vermont should be honored to host the F-35. He calls it a commentary on the quality of the Vermont National Guard.

The Air Force is considering a proposal to base between 18 and 24 of the planes in South Burlington.

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