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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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Small business startups are seen as an important part of Vermont’s economy. But according to government statistics, one in five fails after one year, and about half of them are no longer in business after five years. 

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Airport weather delays and long security lines are the bane of summer travel, and the passenger's point of view on these problems is familiar. But what does it look like to the people who try to keep airports like BTV running smoothly?

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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.

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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.

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