The three grants will go toward replacing the Winooski River Bridge that connects Winooski and Burlington, constructing the Federal Street multi-modal connector in St. Albans and planning improvements in public transportation in five Vermont counties.
Vermonters head to the polls in a historic primary election
Voters will determine nominees for the state’s next member of Congress, alongside several competitive statewide and legislative races. “If you don’t vote, don’t complain,” said one Essex Junction resident.
Massive Winooski school project behind schedule, but loan total has been shaved
The project involves 75,000 square feet of new construction and a facelift for 125,000 square feet of the existing buildings. Pandemic aid has lowered the total being borrowed to $55 million.
Vermont’s multicultural liaisons help create bridges between new immigrant families and schools
From supporting teachers with new students in the classroom to helping immigrant families communicate with school and city departments, liaisons assist with health, housing, food, legal aid, insurance, transportation and internet issues — often after school hours.
Winooski resident spearheads effort to create a city youth center
King McMillan, founder of Vermont’s Fight for Kids Foundation, is leading an initiative to create a youth center in Winooski. Activities will include boxing and meditation.
Winooski man accused of racist road rage charged with federal hate crime
Michael Gosselin was already facing misdemeanor charges for allegedly yelling racist abuse at a woman last summer. He has now been indicted on a federal hate crime charge.
Winooski’s noncitizen voting expected to survive lawsuit￼
The national and state arms of the Republican Party filed suit against Winooski and Montpelier last fall, arguing that charter changes in the two cities affording noncitizens the right to vote in local elections were unconstitutional.
'It's not the easiest on us': Winooski students speak about housing in their city
Anonymous stories and photos offer a ground level view of the housing crisis in Vermont's most diverse community.
Vermont outdoor businesses watch to see if high gas prices deter tourists
Higher gas prices have raised the cost of equipment. At the same time, the outdoor boom is settling into slower growth and supply-chain problems are easing.
Winooski’s new city manager is ‘personally invested’ in equity efforts￼
Elaine Wang, who grew up in the Bay Area of California as the daughter of Chinese immigrants, most recently served as assistant town manager in Barre.
Sen. Chris Pearson is not running for reelection
The Burlington Progressive was appointed to fill a vacancy in the Vermont House in 2006, and has been on the ballot every two years since. Only one incumbent in the district running for re-election.
Equity audit calls Winooski ‘diverse but not inclusive’
Consultants commissioned by the city recommended implementing strategies to reduce inequities in exclusionary school discipline, diversifying the educator workforce, educating and training landlords and renters, and increasing civic participation among BIPOC residents.
The Winooski Dome: How this mill town was almost sealed in a bubble
As the city looks back at its colorful history during this year’s Centennial Celebration, perhaps the most out-of-the-box development was the Winooski Dome Proposal Project of 1979.
Judge rejects GOP attempt to take away noncitizen voting in Montpelier
A charter change the city passed in 2018 does not violate the state constitution, Judge Robert Mello ruled, because the Legislature decides who is eligible to vote in municipal elections.