Burlington

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Anyone looking for a place to live in a Chittenden County downtown knows the rents tend to be steep and the housing prices high. Officials say the housing crunch is hurting economic development in the region, and a new coalition wants to build its way out of the problem.

Matt Hogan

The Generator maker space has to move out of Burlington’s Memorial Auditorium by the end of this year. The non-profit workshop has reached a tentative agreement to move into a warehouse leased by Champlain College in Burlington’s South End.

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Opiate addiction and how best to treat it continues to be a focus in Vermont. And that includes the question of where to provide medication-assisted treatment.

Often, people are seen in one of Vermont’s five main treatment centers, or "hubs." But lately, physicians are being encouraged to see such patients in their own local practices.

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On Monday night, supporters of the LGBTQ community held vigils around the state and across the country to pay respect to victims of the mass shooting in Orlando. In Burlington, officials estimated between 1,500 and 2,000 people turned out for the march down Church Street and a vigil held in City Hall Park.

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The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival is an annual celebration of summer, music and community in Vermont. The festival began June 3 and wraps up on Sunday, so if you haven't made plans for the coming days yet, we've got you covered with a few suggestions for performances to check out.

The Pride Center of Vermont is holding a vigil Wednesday for Amos Beede, the transgender man who died of injuries sustained in an attack on May 23 in Burlington.

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Bernie Sanders returned to Vermont on Wednesday after a brutal day on the campaign trail earlier this week. His decisive loss in the battleground of California has sharpened calls for his concession to Hillary Clinton. But Sanders has vowed to fight on, for now at least. And many of his home-state supporters stand behind that decision.

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When Burlington College closed last month, students got the impression that the transition to another college would be smooth, and their tuition might be the same. They’re now finding it's more complicated than that.

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Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo says the recent beating death of a transgender man living in a homeless camp near Burlington's Barge Canal may have been the result of "petty" fighting between camp factions rather than motivated by bias.

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A small group of people is gathering in the chambers of U.S. Magistrate Judge John Conroy at the federal courthouse building in Burlington at 9 a.m. on a Wednesday. They're here as part of a program called re-entry court, a program for people coming out of prison with a history of drug addiction.

Four people accused of murder in the beating death of a transgender man in Burlington were arrested late last night in San Diego, according to the Burlington Free Press.

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People's United Bank Vermont City Marathon officials activated detailed emergency plans during Sunday's race in response to extreme weather conditions, ending the race just four hours after it began in downtown Burlington.

The transgender man found badly beaten near the Barge Canal in Burlington Monday morning has died from his injuries, according to Burlington Police.

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Nearly 10,000 runners and volunteers will participate in the annual Vermont City Marathon & Relay this Sunday. The 28th Peoples United Bank race along the streets and waterfront of Burlington will bring a mass of humanity with a diverse collection of goals and motivations.

Burlington Police are searching for suspects in the beating of a transgender man who was found unconscious near a homeless encampment on Sunday.

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Vermont's population is aging, and that demographic trend has put new pressure on Medicare spending. It's also highlighted the need to improve care for older Vermonters. A unique program that links health care and other services to affordable housing complexes in Vermont may be part of the solution.  

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You might have noticed a few more police officers out patrolling Burlington streets this month. While foot patrols aren't new, Burlington's police Chief Brandon del Pozo increased the number of them at the beginning of May.

A tech firm with roots in Vermont has raised $12.9 in venture capital that will help create new jobs at its Burlington office.

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Dr. Carol Moore, the president of Burlington College, spoke with VPR Wednesday about what she called "not a pleasant topic": the closure of the college, the contributing factors and what's next for BC students.

Jane Sanders, wife of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, has hired lawyers as an investigation continues into her role in a land deal when she was president of Burlington College.
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The imminent closure of Burlington College next week is getting national attention thanks to the school’s former president and the presidential campaign.

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