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Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger says a $200 million redevelopment plan for the site of a downtown mall would create 270 homes, 900 permanent jobs and new office and retail space as well as the tallest building in Vermont.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger
Burlington VT Mayor's Office

Saying Burlington is stronger than it has been in years, Mayor Miro Weinberger delivered his fifth State of the City address Monday evening.  He explains that his speech outlined the need to move from policy to action.

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The masks are going back on in Vermont’s largest city. The Burlington city council recently approved revisions to a decades-old city ordinance that banned adults wearing masks.

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On Town Meeting Day this week, voters in Burlington approved a pilot project to transform a busy four-lane street to try to enhance safety and traffic flow.  While it passed city-wide, the plan was rejected by those living in the area near the planned project.

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Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announced this morning that Moody’s Investors Services has upgraded the city’s credit rating by two steps.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger
Burlington VT Mayor's Office

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger attended the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Mayors’ Innovation Project in Washington last week. He tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley about what was discussed and some of the priorities he wants the Vermont legislature to address.

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Burlington, Vermont city councilors heard a report Monday from health and law enforcement officials about the level and impact of the opiate addiction crisis on the city. The city is the latest in our region to grapple with what officials have called an epidemic.

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Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump will have a packed house when he speaks this week in the backyard of second-place Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.

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For most of the 19th and 20th centuries, the Burlington, Vermont waterfront was an industrial hub.  Since the 1990’s,  officials have been converting the lakeshore for public and recreational use. On Monday, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at the ribbon cutting of a new state-of-the-art skateboard park signifying the completion of Waterfront Access North.

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Vermont’s top leaders were in Burlington celebrate the completion of a development project on the northern edge of the city’s waterfront.