A group of concerned residents in Burlington wants to create a co-operative to buy the city’s
embattled telecommunications utility. The grassroots idea comes as city officials are hoping
to settle a federal lawsuit aimed at reclaiming taxpayer money from the
municipally-owned Burlington Telecom.
The Burlington political landscape has been racked by controversy and contention as the mayoral race is beginning to get crowded, Vermont community libraries were impacted by flooding from Irene and the hospital budgeting process concludes.
Vermont Attorney General Bill Sorrell doesn’t
like the way Burlington city officials handled the finances of Burlington
Telcom, but he says he won’t intervene in a prosecutor’s decision not to press