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Burlington’s mayor and the developer of an old electric generating facility on the city’s waterfront have agreed to cancel a development agreement.  But the New Moran Inc. is being given a final chance to present a feasible project even as the mayor begins to assess other potential developers or destruction of the building.

Vermont City Marathon & Relay

About 3,000 people are expected to take part in the Vermont City Marathon in Burlington.

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The Burlington City Council this week gave preliminary approval to a plan to redevelop the Burlington Town Center Mall in the heart of downtown.

Burlington Town Center rendering
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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
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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.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger discusses credit rating as BED Director Neale Lunderville observes
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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
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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.

Late last month, a number KKK fliers were discovered at the homes of two black women in Burlington. The incident sparked a number of rallies in Burlington by people protesting racism. Burlington officials announced on Thursday the arrest of a white supremacist in the case.

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Burlington city officials announced a cooperative program with the city fire department and the University of Vermont Medical Center that will add paramedics to first responder teams.

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The Burlington City Council has unanimously approved a Housing Action Plan that includes 22 initiatives to create new housing and reduce costs in Vermont’s largest city.

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After a rigorous search, Burlington’s mayor has announced the appointment of a new police chief.  North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at the Burlington Police Department as a veteran NYPD officer was named to lead the force in Vermont’s largest city.

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The tax rate is staying flat and the city’s financial picture is good. That’s the upshot of the $185 million budget approved by the Burlington City Council this week.

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In Vermont’s largest city, there’s concern over high occupancy and high rents. A forum held in Burlington last night sought to counter and offer alternatives to a plan offered by city officials addressing housing issues there.

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The mayor of Burlington has announced the appointment of the city’s first Chief Innovation Officer to  will lead the city's newly created Innovation and Technology Department.         

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A month after Town Meeting Day, Vermont’s largest city is getting back to business. Burlington leaders were sworn in last night and Mayor Miro Weinberger delivered his State of the City address.

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Vermonters participated in an annual tradition Tuesday, discussing and voting on community issues on Town Meeting Day. WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reviews some of the key results.

Loyal Ploof

On Town Meeting Day Tuesday, Burlington voters will choose a new council and mayor in a newly redistricted city. Four people are running to lead Vermont’s Queen City. In the last segment of our series with the candidates, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley speaks with Libertarian candidate Loyal Ploof.

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On Town Meeting Day Tuesday, Burlington voters will choose a new council and mayor in a newly redistricted city. Four candidates are running to lead Vermont’s Queen City. In the next segment in our series with the candidates, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley speaks with Independent candidate Greg Guma.

Steve Goodkind for Mayor

On Town Meeting Day Tuesday, Burlington voters will choose a new council and mayor in a redistricted city. There are four candidates running for mayor in Vermont’s Queen City. In the next segment in our series with the candidates, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley speaks with the Progressive-endorsed hopeful Steve Goodkind.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger
Burlington VT Mayor's Office

On Town Meeting Day next Tuesday, Burlington voters will choose a new council and mayor in a redistricted city. There are four candidates running for mayor in Vermont’s Queen City. Today, WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley speaks with incumbent Democrat Miro Weinberger, who is seeking his second term to run Vermont’s largest city.

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The city of Burlington, Vermont is celebrating its 150th anniversary this weekend.

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

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger
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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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