Burlington, Winooski Schools Partner for Education

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.

Flexing Mayoral Muscles

We look at why Vermont’s eight mayors are speaking out on state-wide issues and what they hope to accomplish, visit artist Eben Markowski’s life-size metal sculptures of wild animals and we read from our mailbag.

Burlington Residents Want To Buy Burlington Telecom

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.

Shumlin Plans To Evaluate How Loud F-35s Are In Florida

Gov. 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.

Weinberger Appoints New City Attorney

Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger has appointed Eileen Blackwood City Attorney. Blackwood has been in private practice since 1986, focusing in the fields of education and employment law and estate planning.