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.
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.
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.
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.
debated for years how to move traffic swiftly through its south end into
Now Mayor Miro Weinberger wants to build an
alternative: a series of intersecting streets adjacent to Lake Champlain, south of where the
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.