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.

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.

For Vt. Delegation, Little Political Risk In Defending F-35 Program

Vermont’s Congressional delegation has long called for the Pentagon to cut its budget. But Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Congressman Peter Welch all support basing F-35s in Burlington because, they say, it might sustain hundreds of jobs. And despite growing local opposition, the delegation says it’s committed to the program.

Vt. Cities Oppose, Question F-35 Plan

Citing environmental concerns, cities in Chittenden County are already deciding whether they want to support the Air Force’s proposed plan to bring F-35 jets to Burlington International Airport. Their decisions could change the Pentagon’s preferred location for the new jets.