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2 Burlington beaches closed due to E. coli bacteria
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Burlington has closed two beaches to swimming and fishing due to high levels of E. coli bacteria in nearby sections of Lake Champlain.The Burlington Free pressreportsthat Blodgett and Blanchard beaches were closed Wednesday afternoon and will remain closed until further notice
Sewage spill closes Burlington beaches, again
Intense rainfall and stormwater runoff on Monday surged through Burlington's main wastewater treatment plant, resulting in a discharge of about 145,000 gallons of untreated, sewage-infused water, according to the DPW.
South Burlington murder suspect still on the run
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX)On May 3, Anako "Annette" Lumumba, 33, was shot to death in her home. Police knew within hours who the suspect was-- her boyfriend Leroy Headley. But after a month and a half, they still haven't been able to find him."It's not hard in an initial 24-48 hours that a crime h
Obeng shakes up leadership at Burlington schools - VTDigger
Just days after the two schools conducted graduation ceremonies, Obeng announced that high school Principal Tracy Racicot is headed back to the technical center, which she directed at one time, and Assistant Principal Noel Green is moving into the role of interim principal at BHS.
Vermont State Police mum on how they will measure legal marijuana limits in edibles
Since 2013, 1-ounce limit has served as a crucial dividing line between civil and criminal penalties. The state's new July 1 law removes all penalties for less than an ounce and allows adults to possess two mature and four immature marijuana plants.The decriminalization Gov. Peter Shumlin signed in
Police: Keeseville man beat woman
KEESEVILLE — A Keeseville man punched a woman in the face, slammed her head on the floor, hit her with a mop handle and threatened to kill her with a steak knife, police say.Paul J. Hewitt, 51, was charged Wednesday with second-degree assault and third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, both fe
Beaches reopen in Burlington after discharge
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont city of Burlington has reopened two beaches, a day after they were closed due to high levels of E. coli bacteria in sections of Lake Champlain.
Winooski Police officer resumes 'full duty' after fraud investigation
WILLISTON, Vt. - For weeks, Justin Huizenga's tenure at the Williston Police Department has been scrutinized.
Man Suspected Of Killing Wife Returns To Hospital
An Orleans man, who Vermont State Police say fatally shot his wife in their home last month before turning the handgun on himself, is back in the hospital for more treatment, officials said.Randall Swartz, 58, is at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H., where he was admitted following
Burlington chief recovering following ADK bike crash
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX)Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo continues to recover in the hospital following a serious bike crash Saturday in the Adirondacks.New York State Police say del Pozo was heading down hill on Route 73 near the Cascade Lakes when he lost control and was ejected from his bik
Hellos and goodbyes to food and drink: The Burlington restaurant scene has changed in 2018
Are you hungry? Wondering where you're going to grab dinner tonight? If that restaurant is still open? If there's a new place to grab a meal in town? If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, we've got you covered.
South Burlington Motel Residents Worry About Its Planned Demolition
Thompson works as an aide for a special-needs child and has lived in a one-bedroom efficiency at the motel for three years, she said. She pays $500 a month, and so does her roommate, who Thompson said works at a gas station and a Dunkin' Donuts.
Burlington's Tobias Muellers on his NCAA title, career at Williams
It's been a pretty good spring for Burlington native Tobias Muellers. Then again, his career at Williams College has been marked with great success, both in the classroom and athletics, over the four years.
Burlington police Chief Brandon del Pozo released from UVM Medical Center, mayor says
Happy to report that@BrandondelPozoleft the ICU last night + today was discharged from@UVMMedCenter+ is home resting comfortably.#BTVis thinking about you and wishing you a speedy recovery Chief!— Miro Weinberger (@MiroBTV)June 19, 2018
Burlington Electric wins national award
Vermont Business MagazineThe Burlington Electric Department is one of three municipal utilities to be presented with anE.F. Scattergood System Achievement Awardat the national conference of the American Public Power Association (APPA) in New Orleans, LA, Tuesday. The annual awards are presented to o
Weinberger: Update on Burlington's opioid efforts
by Burlington Mayor Miro WeinbergerI am writing to update you on the City’s work to combat the opioid crisis that has made drug overdoses the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years of age. A year and a half ago, the City of Burlington launched CommunityStat, a collaboration of dozens of
Vermont is adding houses, but losing people: A look at where the new homes are and why
Vermont’s housing stock grew by 2,277 units last year for a gain of 0.7 percent, just a notch below the national increase of 0.8 percent. Since 2010, the state’s housing stock has increased by 3.8 percent, also not too much below the national rate of 4.3 percent. Those Vermont numbers are surprising
Vermont State Police: Racial disparity narrows in traffic stop data
Col. Matthew Birmingham, director of state police, said in a press release that the agency is making strides in addressing racial bias.
Burlington Couple Find Success Self-Publishing Sci-Fi Fantasy
Two years ago, Christine Mancuso was a school psychologist and her husband, Nick Crawford, was a biology researcher at the University of Pennsylvania. Now they work from home, writing books about boot-clad young women who discover magical powers, fight otherworldly monsters and swoon before "disturb
Burlington shakes up top school principals
Vermont Business MagazineThe Burlington School District (BSD) announced Monday morning changes to personnel positions within the District. Burlington High School (BHS) Principal Tracy Racicot will take over as the Director of Burlington Technical Center (BTC), a position she held previously. After t