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Burlington high school teachers on the picket line
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As a mediator calls the two sides together to try to resolve the Burlington, Vermont teachers’ strike, two Republican state lawmakers say they will introduce legislation to ban teachers’ strikes and imposed contracts.

Burlington high school teachers on the picket line
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As nearly 400 Burlington VT teachers walked the picket lines for the third day, two Republican lawmakers announced legislation Monday that would ban teachers from striking and school boards from imposing contracts.

Burlington teachers on strike
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Burlington, Vermont’s 400 public school teachers are back on the picket line today after contract negotiations fell apart and a strike began last Thursday.

Burlington teachers on strike
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There will be no school in Burlington on Monday due to the teachers' strike, but the district is planning to make meals available to students at several locations.

Burlington teachers on strike
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The public school district in Vermont’s largest city cancelled classes and all activities Thursday as teachers began a Burlington School District-wide strike.

Picture of a Vermont School Bus
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Teachers in Burlington will not be going on strike on Wednesday after the union and school board have agreed to meet with a mediator.

Burlington School District logo
Burlington School District

Burlington, Vermont teachers rejected a school board-imposed contract Thursday and voted to go on strike next week.

Moran Plant from east
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In 1957, the Moran Municipal Generating Station began generating electricity for the city of Burlington. In 1982, it shut down and ownership was transferred to the city in 1986.  Since then a number of unsuccessful proposals have been made to redevelop the building. Three years ago, voters approved a ballot measure that authorized city officials to work with developers New Moran Incorporated on a final attempt to create a redevelopment plan. But Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger felt it was time to make a final decision on the building.

Moran Plant from south
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Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger has announced that the city is ceasing redevelopment discussions for an obsolete power plant on the waterfront and will now look at demolition.  The decision comes more than three years after voters approved financing to create a plan for the site.

Moran Plant from south
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The city of Burlington is abandoning plans to redevelop a long-unused power plant on the shores of Lake Champlain and will now move forward with plans to demolish it.

Burlington City Hall Park
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Vermont officials have unveiled a plan to renovate a city park following concerns about violence in the area.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announces grant for lead program
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Officials in Burlington on Thursday announced that the city has received a federal grant to help remove lead paint in homes across the city.

Ali Dieng
photo by Stephanie Seguino / Ali Dieng for Burlington Ward 7/Facebook

Ali Dieng, a native of West Africa, has won a seat on Burlington's City Council.

Governor Phil Scott (left) and Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger launch the Vermont Climate Pledge Coalition
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Vermont environmental, municipal and state officials were at the ECHO Center for Lake Champlain this week to announce the launch of a new coalition to help bridge the environmental chasm caused when President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord.

Burlington, VT Police car
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This week, the Burlington City Council passed a Fair and Impartial Policing Policy that meets a state mandate, but avoids federal designation as a sanctuary city.

Burlington City Hall
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The Burlington City Council passed a budget Monday evening.  In presenting his formal request for passage, the mayor said the plan includes strategic investments in public safety, infrastructure and sustainability — without resulting in a tax increase.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger
Burlington VT Mayor's Office

President Donald Trump announced on June 1st that his administration would pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord.  The move was criticized not only by environmental activists but also business and municipal concerns.  Earlier this week more than 200 members of the Climate Mayors coalition signed the U.S. Climate Alliance’s “We Are Still In” open letter to the global community.  Among those in this region committing to support the Paris agreement is Burlington, Vermont Mayor Miro Weinberger.  The Democrat says the letter is consistent with the city’s long-time position on the environment.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger
Burlington VT Mayor's Office

This week, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger celebrated the completion of the first phase of rebuilding the city’s 8-mile Bike Path.  After he cut the ribbon near the Lake Champlain shoreline, he discussed a number of initiatives the city is undertaking including waterfront improvements.

Officials cut ribbon to celebrate completion of Phase 1 Completion of Bike Path
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Officials in Vermont’s largest city marked the completion of Phase One of the rehabilitation of the Burlington Bike Path and provided an update on the next phase of its construction today.

Standing from left as they are sworn in are Joan Shannon, David Hartnett, Jane Knodell and Richard Deane
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Monday evening’s meeting of the Burlington City Council was its “Organization Day” — the time when newly elected and re-elected city council members are sworn-in and a council president is selected.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger delivers State of the City address
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The mayor of Vermont’s largest city delivered his sixth State of the City address Monday night.  Miro Weinberger said Burlington is a strong and vibrant community as he outlined five goals for the next year.

From left:  VT Health Commissioner Dr. Harry Chen, Mayor Miro Weinberger, State's Attorney Sarah George, Dr. Stephen Leffler, Chief Brandon del Pozo
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Burlington, Vermont Mayor Miro Weinberger announced a series of initiatives Thursday aimed at addressing the opioid crisis in the city.

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Burlington Electric Department

Two energy providers in Burlington are expanding an energy efficiency program to homeowners.

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger and environmental leaders urge passage of ballot questions
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There are six questions on the city of Burlington’s ballot in November.  Mayor Miro Weinberger and key environmentalists met recently to urge voters to pass four of the questions related to the development proposal for the downtown core.

Transit Center Open banner
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Just around the corner from the decades-old bus station in downtown Burlington, a new state of the art transit center opened Thursday.  City, state and federal officials celebrated the new downtown hub.

Rendering of redeveloped One Burlington Square
Burlington Mayor's office

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger announced Friday that an older building in the downtown will be redeveloped to provide for better and greener office space.

Memorial Auditorium, Burlington VT
Burlington Parks and Recreation

Burlington’s Memorial Auditorium has been in disrepair for years.  Last fall, the Public Works Department and city engineers began inspecting its leaking roof, cracked support beams and rusty steel girders.  The mayor’s office has now confirmed that the city engineer deems the building unsafe for use or occupancy.

Moran Plant from south
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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.

Burlington Town Center rendering
Burlington VT Mayor's Office

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

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