Vermont’s political leaders visited Burlington High
School Monday, highlighting a new initiative between Burlington and Winooski. The state’s two most diverse school
districts are working together to remodel and rethink their education systems,
and they’re getting a little help from civic leaders.
right to bear arms is the law of the land. But after an unprecedented series of
shooting rampages last year, some state and local governments are now considering
bans on assault weapons on their streets.
March, voters in Burlington will vote on a resolution that would oppose the shipment
of tar-sands oil across northeastern sections of the state. Now,
environmental activists want voters to put the issue on Town Meeting Day
ballots in other towns.
Gov. Peter Shumlin was in Florida most of the day Wednesday to hear how F-35
fighter jets compare to F-16s. Shumlin says he doesn’t think the new jet is appreciably
louder than the one it would replace at the Vermont Air National Guard.
Governor Peter Shumlin said he was surprised that he didn’t think an F-35 fighter jet was much louder than an F-16. Shumlin and
the mayors of Burlington and Winooski were in Florida on Wednesday for a demonstration of the two jets.
Peter Shumlin says he’ll travel to Florida next week, where he’ll hear
first-hand the sound of
fighter jets that could soon be based at the Vermont Air Guard in South
Burlington, fulfilling a campaign promise that he made to progressive
supporters who oppose the F-35 program.
week’s election energized supporters of marijuana legalization, with Colorado and Washington voters legalizing the drug in their states. In Burlington, voters passed a non-binding referendum with
70 percent of the vote in favor of legalizing, taxing and regulating cannabis