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Mayor Miro Weinberger delivers his victory speech inside the Echo Leahy Center for Lake Champlain March 3.

Weinberger celebrates victory but acknowledges tough road ahead

Alek Fleury, Managing Editor March 3, 2021

Mayor Miro Weinberger held onto his spot as the leader of Burlington, pushing back against a tide of Progressive wins years in the making in the Queen City.  After winning by less than 1% and garnering...

A Ward 8 sandwich board sign stands outside the Fletcher Free Library March 2.

‘Voting changes the future:’ Students volunteer at the polls, campaign for candidates at Ward 8

Irene Choi, Assistant News Editor March 3, 2021

Fighting against cold winter winds, UVM students in Ward 8 gathered at the Fletcher Free Library to cast their votes in the 2021 Burlington mayoral election. Although Democratic incumbent Miro Weinberger...

The now four-term Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger stands on North Ave during a “honk and wave” with his supporters Feb. 19. As cars passed by they honked in support.

Mayor Miro Weinberger narrowly wins fourth term despite student wards going for Tracy

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter March 2, 2021

Democrat Mayor Miro Weinberger has won a fourth term by a mere 129 votes, according to the unofficial results provided by the city.  Weinberger, who has served as mayor for nine years, came in with...

Max Tracy 2021 Burlington Mayoral Candidate stands at the top of the City Hall steps Feb. 18.

Meet the candidates: Progressive Max Tracy

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter March 2, 2021

Having walked the UVM campus himself, Burlington mayoral candidate Max Tracy ‘09 feels he is prepared to represent students as the next mayor.  Tracy, a progressive, has represented Ward 2 on Burlington's...

Burlington Mayoral incumbent Miro Weinberger stands on North Ave during a “honk and wave” with his supporters Feb. 19. As cars passed by they honked in support.

Meet the candidates: Incumbent Democrat Miro Weinberger

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter March 2, 2021

With almost a decade of experience leading the city, Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger said he is best fit to serve another term despite competition from a Progressive and several independent candidates. Weinberger,...

Meet the candidates: Independent Ali Dieng

Meet the candidates: Independent Ali Dieng

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter March 2, 2021

Running on a platform that stresses equity, transparency and unity, Independent Ali Dieng is bringing his experience as a teacher and lawmaker to the race for mayor today.  Dieng has represented Ward...

Campaign signs for Mayor Miro Weinberger and one of his challengers Max Tracy fill the patch of grass inside the roundabout intersecting Shelburne road and South Willard St. Feb. 5.

Student groups split on supporting a candidate for Burlington mayor

Lila Cumming and Paige Fisher March 2, 2021

A contested race with three frontrunners for Burlington Mayor—one Democrat, one Progressive and one Independent—  has student groups split on who should be the next leader of Vermont’s Queen City.  Residents...

People holding Biden signs celebrate the president elect's victory on Church Street Nov. 7.

‘Joy and relief’: Hundreds gather on Church Street to celebrate Biden victory

Nicole Hardy, Cynic News Reporter November 10, 2020

Moments after the news broke that Joe Biden would be the next president of the United States, a quiet morning in downtown Burlington transformed as community members marched downtown to celebrate the changing...

Ballot counting machine assigned to counting early ballots for Ward 7 inside of City Hall Oct. 29.

Students explain why they didn’t vote

Culture Staff November 3, 2020

Often the Cynic asks voters why they voted, but what about the group of people that didn't? Or what about the students and community members that did vote, but begrudgingly? The Cynic created an anonymous...

Gov. Phil Scott discusses his past at UVM and his path to the Vermont Statehouse in 2017.

Republican Governor Phil Scott announces vote for Biden

Lila Cumming, Cynic News Reporter November 3, 2020

Vermont’s Republican Governor Phil Scott announced he voted for Presidential Candidate Joe Biden, becoming the first incumbent Republican to do so this election. Scott told reporters why he opted...

Senior Aidan Doherty stands outside the Fletcher Free Library on Nov. 3 holding up a David Zuckerman campaign sign as he thanks students for voting. Doherty is a member of the UVM College Democrats.

‘Kind of weird and nerve wracking’: UVM students head to the polls on election day

Ella Ruehsen and Lilly Page November 3, 2020

UVM students and local residents alike made their way through the snowy streets of Burlington Nov. 3 to vote at the Fletcher Free Library, the Ward 8 polling location. As voters trickled in to cast...

UVM alumni face off in 2020 Vermont governor's race

UVM alumni face off in 2020 Vermont governor’s race

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter November 2, 2020

Two UVM alumni are facing off head to head in the race to be Vermont’s governor Nov. 3.  Incumbent Republican Governor Phil Scott is trying to keep his spot as current Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman,...

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