Burlington mayor to step down after 12 years, eyes statewide office

Miro Weinberger told VTDigger that Vermont faces “major challenges,” including a drug crisis and a “deep, acute housing shortage” — issues that have particularly plagued Burlington during his tenure as mayor.

Bus service to Burlington expands

The local bus service Tri-Valley Transit recently celebrated a service milestone with Route 116 commuter riders and also expanded its LINK to Burlington weekday service that it has been operating for less than two years.

Moira Smiley joins the Eclectica String Quartet in Burlington

In a concert celebrating Women’s History Month, Bristol-based musician Moira Smiley joins the Eclectica String Quartet on Saturday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. 

‘The Nutcracker’ comes to the Flynn

Albany Berkshire Ballet (ABB) present its 47th annual tour of “The Nutcracker,” which will come to the Flynn Main Stage in Burlington on Saturday, Nov. 27, at 3 p.m.

Vergennes sax player helps kick off Burlington’s jazz fest

Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, produced by the Flynn in association with Burlington City Arts, and presented by New England Federal Credit Union, begins on June 4, at 6 p.m., with an eccentric and joyful kick-off event at the Burlington waterfront: 50 … (read more)

VUHS, Mt. Abe rowers compete in Burlington

UPDATE: Unfortunately we posted an old version of this story; here is the correct version. Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s annual James Wakefield Rescue Row took place in Burlington Harbor on Saturday, October 3. Teams arrived in time slots equipped with … (read more)

Burrows is in the running to be Burlington superintendent

MIDDLEBURY — While the Addison Central School District appears to be closing in on a new principal for Middlebury Union High School (see related story), the ACSD might soon be in the market for a new superintendent. Current ACSD Superintendent Peter Burro … (read more)

Mt. Abe group raised $2000 at the plunge

BURLINGTON — A group of Mount Abraham Union High School administrators and students braved the cold and took the Penguin Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 1, in order to raise funds for Special Olympics VT. The group raised $2,000 to donate to Special Olympics wit … (read more)

Home horticulture class set to begin Jan. 17

BURLINGTON — Whether you are an experienced gardener or just starting out, the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Master Gardener online course can help you expand your home horticulture knowledge. The upcoming course will run from Jan. 17 to May 22 an … (read more)

Local 4-H members excel on state stage

BURLINGTON — 4-H club members from throughout Vermont gathered at the University of Vermont campus on Nov. 9 for the State 4-H Bovine Bonanza. A number of Addison County 4-H-ers participated in the event formerly known as the 4-H Dairy Challenge. The sess … (read more)

Local high school rowers compete on the lake

BURLINGTON — Middle- and high-school rowers from Vergennes and Mount Abraham union high school club teams participated in a major competition in Burlington harbor this past Saturday that drew three teams from Maine as well from four schools in Chittenden … (read more)

High schoolers earn about medicine, disease

BURLINGTON — Two VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Cafés will be offered this fall to give Grade 7-12 students an insight into the science behind medical diagnoses and infectious diseases.  University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H will sponsor the cafés, which … (read more)

Students invited to ‘Science café’

BURLINGTON — Students in grades 7-12 can get their hands dirty learning about soils, geology and other earth science topics at a free VTeen 4-H Science Pathways Café on Saturday, Sept. 28, in Burlington. The café, which includes free pizza and drinks, wil … (read more)

Dad’s Night helps new fathers find their groove

VERMONT — “Dads’ Night is about helping dads be comfortable as a parent,” says Josh Miller, executive director of the Janet S. Munt Family Room in Burlington’s Old North End. “Dads may do things differently from how a mother does them, but fathers can pro … (read more)