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Burlington's Old North End has a way of attracting creative types to it environs and it has for a long time. Local theater actor and writer David Schein said that is likely due to the fact that the neighborhood is more affordable.

Attorney General William Sorrell says his office has reached a settlement with Burlington Labs, an independent toxicology lab accused of Medicaid fraud.

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The eighth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington has died. Kenneth Angell, who served as bishop of the Burlington Diocese for 12 years, died Tuesday at a nursing home in Winooski. He was 86 years old.

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Miro Weinberger took office in 2012 and has now served as mayor of Burlington for over four years. We’re talking with Mayor Weinberger about the big issues facing Vermont's largest city - including the debate over downtown development, the affordable housing crunch, the school system, policing and more. 

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After a year of unsuccessful contract talks, the Burlington School Board has moved to impose working conditions on teachers without their approval. The teachers' union has rejected that move, but the school board maintains it simply doesn't have the money to agree to the teachers' proposal.

Tensions are running high between the Burlington School Board and the city's teachers union. After unsuccessful contract talks, the board moved to impose working conditions on teachers last week, without their approval.

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Early voting for the November election officially starts on Friday, Sept. 23, but some towns have been handing out ballots for the past week. The Vermont Republican Party wants to know why the secretary of state's office has allowed this to happen.

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The British-Dutch multinational Unilever says it has signed an agreement to purchase Burlington-based Seventh Generation.

Burlington Free Press executive editor Denis Finley says he won't apologize about comments he made about transgender issues on Twitter. Finley joined the Free Press in September 2016.
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The Burlington Free Press has announced the hiring of Denis Finley, formerly the editor-in-chief of the Virginian-Pilot, as its new executive editor. Finley begins the job on Oct. 17.

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It's been a year since Burlington welcomed its newest police chief to the city. Brandon del Pozo spent 18 years with the New York City Police Department before taking over as the chief of the Burlington Police.

Rutland is one of more than a dozen Vermont municipalities with a combined sewer system. When the city's water treatment system is overloaded, untreated sewage and runoff flows out of this pipe into a local creek.
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Heavy rain Saturday night led to three sewage overflows in Rutland and one in Burlington in the early hours of Sunday morning.

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You may be tempted to call Hari Kondabolu a political comic, but he'd prefer you to call him a "Mainstream American Comic." That's the title of his latest comedy album. Kondabolu, who will be performing Aug. 26 and Aug. 27 at Vermont Comedy Club, spoke with VPR about the album, discussing race and finding humor in politics.

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The city of Burlington is stopping its use of a pesticide that harms bees, even before the official rules are written that could ban its use on municipal lands.

Organizers say there is a contingency plan in place in case the weather turns ugly at the Wings Over Vermont Airshow in Burlington Saturday.

A federal judge has dealt a blow to opponents of the Air Force's plan to base F-35 fighter jets at Burlington International Airport.

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Jill Badolato is determined to fuse her work with the local arts community with her role as director of social responsibility for Dealer.com in Burlington.

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South Burlington artist Todd Lockwood said he waited for "something evolutionary to share" before he mounted a new show.

He said he feels that time is now.

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Last year, the Burlington Food Shelf received a grant to create a special food truck, which is now called The Good Food Truck. Its purpose is to bring food to people who can’t get to the Burlington Food Shelf.

Currently, the Good Food Truck serves around 200 meals a week.

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For the past several years, co-working spaces have been popping up across Vermont, from Bennington to Burlington; Vergennes to St. Johnsbury.

While each location is different, they all share some common goals. Foremost among them is helping new businesses get started.

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The Burlington Police Department has suspended solo officer patrols in response to “the pre-meditated murder of numerous Dallas Police officers by one or more snipers,” Chief Brandon del Pozo announced Friday morning.

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