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North Country News
8:30 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Burlington, VT Council Postpones F-35 Debate

Burlington City Hall
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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.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Burlington City Council Hears From Residents About F35 Plan

F35 Fighter Jet
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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.

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North Country News
12:30 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Revised F-35 EIS Report for Burlington Released

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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.

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North Country News
6:30 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Mayor Appoints Interim Airport Manager to Permanent Position

Burlington International Airport manager Gene Richards at podium, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger standing behind.
Credit WAMC/Pat Bradley

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.

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New England News
8:45 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Welch, Owens to offer dairy farmworker protections

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Congressmen Peter Welch of Vermont and Bill Owens of New York plan to announce legislation that they say will help ensure a stable workforce for Vermont and New York dairy farmers.

Dairy farmers are ineligible for a federal agriculture visa program so many rely on immigrant farm workers who are in the country illegally.

Welch says with Congress set to start debating comprehensive immigrant reform, he and Owens will fight to get their bill or similar protections in any final reform package.

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5:20 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Toronto Airline to Expand Winter Flights to Vermont

A Toronto-based airline is expanding its seasonal service to Vermont during the ski season this winter.

Porter Airlines will offer four round trip flights weekly between Toronto and Burlington starting on Dec. 15, up from two weekly flights last season.

Governor Peter Shumlin and state officials announced the renewed partnership on Tuesday at the Burlington International Airport.

The flights will be offered on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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4:40 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Vermont Man Charged After Crashing Through Airport Fence

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.

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.  He then went thru a locked gate and crashed into  two wooden swinging gates at the airport parking garage.  

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5:00 pm
Fri August 10, 2012

JetBlue Still Plans to Drop Vermont to Florida Flight

After meeting with JetBlue Airways, Vermont officials say the discount carrier still plans to drop a nonstop flight between Vermont and Florida in November.

The interim director of Burlington International Airport, Gene Richards, tells the Burlington Free Press that while the flights to Orlando, Fla., have been popular, "the numbers weren't consistent."

The airline will continue its daily flights from Burlington to New York City, where it offers flights to Florida.

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6:00 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

F35 Property Value Report Issued as Opponents Protest Democratic Leaders’ Support


A new report 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.

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WAMC News, North Country News
3:00 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Mayor Calls For Airport Committee

Mayor Miro Weinberger

Burlington’s Mayor wants a new commission formed to study a new future for the Burlington International Airport.