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Mon. night school board meeting erupts in chaos

Public comments controversy over SHS yearbook, debate about Critical Race Theory preface to school board member Patsy Simpson storming out of meeting which was cut short after public comments,...

Industrial zoning approved for three lots along Maple Avenue

Mayor pro tem Kathy Hykes cast the lone vote of opposition to another deferred item of business that concerned a request for light industrial zoning on three residentially-zoned lots...

Planning board OKs commercial rezoning for family farm across from municipal park

Burlington’s planning and zoning commission endorsed a rezoning request Monday night that would allow the commercial development of a family farm across from Joe Davidson Park. The planning commission unanimously...

Council approves ‘speed humps’ to slow traffic along Fountain Place

Things are literally about to get a bit bumpy for drivers who tend to use Fountain Place as a short cut between some of the city’s busiest thoroughfares. In response...

Council may vote Tuesday on speed humps for Fountain Place

During a work session Monday evening, city council members gave the go-ahead to consider a proposal permitting "speed humps" (somewhat softer "traffic calming" devices that the more abrupt speed...

Burlington city council: four public hearings held; votes postponed until Thursday

Burlington’s city council went on to hold four other public hearings during its latest regularly-scheduled meeting on Tuesday night (March 16), which took place over the Zoom teleconferencing platform...

Hearing on Muslim cemetery put off – for another month

A controversy over a proposed Muslim cemetery along Hanford Road has yet to be laid to rest as Burlington’s elected leaders have put off their consideration of this matter...

Planning staff, planning commission endorse Samet’s request for office rezoning near hospital

Burlington’s planning staff is sometimes seen as a rather inflexible guardian in assessing various rezoning requests in compliance with the city’s long-term land use plan and recommending against those...

Burlington police: body found in abandoned home ID’d as missing Burlington man

Police in Burlington have identified a body found in an abandoned home along Trade Street as the remains of a 60-year-old man who was reported missing in January. According to...

Burlington city council postpones two public hearings on controversial items forwarded from planning board

Burlington’s city council postponed action on two potentially controversial issues Tuesday night during the council's semi-monthly meeting. Two public hearings were scheduled, but both were postponed until the council's next...

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