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What’s that water tower?

The watertower on Redstone campus sits on land owned by the city of Burlington, Feb. 22. The tower doubles as an AT&T cell tower.

Emma Burnham, Cynic News Reporter

March 5, 2020

Looking across UVM’s Redstone campus, the horizon is obstructed by an elevated water tower with metal rods that extend above the top of the tower. What are they for? The water tower is accompanied by a cylindrical, brick building and an assortment of cables that extend from the top of the tower t...

BREAKING: UVM students pulled out of Italy, as Coronavirus concerns intensify

A man and woman don masks at the Bernie Sanders Rally March 3, in Essex Junction. Concerns about the Coronavirus have influenced many peoples' conduct in the recent weeks, including the use of protective masks.

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter

March 4, 2020

Due to the spread of Coronavirus, UVM students have been pulled out of study abroad programs in Italy as UVM advises faculty, students and staff traveling to impacted countries to reconsider. Gary Derr, Vice President for Operations and Public Safety said students from Italy programs are being moved,...

Program encourages staff to ditch their cars

 A UVM employee parking pass hangs from the rearview mirror of a car in Jeffords parking lot. Parking permits are assigned according to the workplace of the employee.

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter

March 4, 2020

A program aimed to decrease the use of cars has drawn over 30 UVM faculty and staff to turn in their parking passes this year. During the 6-month program, that starts in September and goes through May, participants take the bus, carpool, bike or walk instead of driving. “The University realized they didn...

Progressives sweep Burlington Town Meeting Day 2020

Ward 1 winner Zoraya Hightower stands center with Ward 2 winner Max Tracy right. Hightower unseated Independent Sharon Bushor.

Staff Report

March 4, 2020

The Progressive Party has secured a majority on the Burlington City Council after sweeping elections across the city. In Ward 8, predominantly a student ward, Progressive candidate Jane Stromberg unseated five-year incumbent Adam Roof, a Democrat. Meanwhile, in Ward 1, the other ward that encompasses...

RESULTS: City Council race 2020

RESULTS: City Council race 2020

Staff Report

March 3, 2020

As the polls throughout Burlington close, the Vermont Cynic has reporters inside City Hall waiting for the Wards 1-8 races to be called. Check back on this post as we update it with more results. Here are the unofficial results from City Hall: Ward 1: According to poll workers at Ward 1, Progr...

Happening now: Live updates from the Bernie Sanders Vermont rally

Happening now: Live updates from the Bernie Sanders Vermont rally

Staff Report

March 3, 2020

ESSEX, VT–Two Cynic reporters have traveled to the Champlain Valley Exposition for the Sen. Bernie Sanders Super Tuesday rally. We will be updating this story. 6:30: As supporters start to file into the room, the room is getting increasingly hot, loud and crowded. Future voter and first ...

Sounds from the polling places: what Ward 1 voters had to say

Sounds from the polling places: what Ward 1 voters had to say

Zoe Stern, Assistant News Editor

March 3, 2020

In Ward 1 voters not only had to decide who to vote for in the presidential primaries but also who out of three candidates would represent them on Burlington’s city council.  Incumbent and Independent candidate Sharon Bushor was facing off against Progressive Zoraya Hightower and Democrat Jillian Scanne...

Sounds from the polling places: what Ward 2 voters had to say

A sign indicates the Ward 2 polling place in Burlington, March 3, 2020.

Lilly Page, Cynic News Reporter

March 3, 2020

At the Integrated Arts Academy in Burlington, voters took to the polls to make their voices heard. In Ward 2, along with voting in the Presidential Primaries, voters chose between Progressive incumbent Max Tracy and Democrat Ryan Nick for the city council race. MAX TRACY, INCUMBENT CITY COUNCIL CAN...

Sounds from the polling places: what Ward 8 voters had to say

Seen here is the ward 8 polling place at the Fletcher Free Library.

Staff Report

March 3, 2020

Voters throughout the city of Burlington took to the polls March 3 to make their voices heard. In Ward 8, Democrat incumbent Adam Roof faced off against Jane Stromberg in the race for city council. Here are what the voters had to say on the ground at the Ward 8 polling place, the Fletcher Free Li...

UVM upgrades campus clock

UVM upgrades campus clock

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

March 3, 2020

Since April 2019, all four faces of the Ira Allen Clock Tower displayed incorrect times. After a renovation of the clock mechanics, almost a year later, the clock now displays the correct time on every side. Though the project to renovate the Ira Allen Clock Tower began in October, the internal mechan...

Town Meeting Day: a guide to casting your vote

Town Meeting Day: a guide to casting your vote

Staff Report

March 2, 2020

Today, March 3, is Town Meeting Day in Vermont. Here in Burlington, voters will be electing eight individuals to City Council. Five of the eight city council seats up for a vote are contested. Here's what you need to know to cast your vote: How to vote: 1.) Look up your voter registratio...

Burlington City Council voting guide: Ward 5

Staff Report

March 2, 2020

Here's what you need to know about the candidates running in Ward 5 for Burlington City Council. Nate Lantieri, Ward 5 Nate Lantieri ‘19 is a Proggressive running for Ward 5. Lantieri first became interested in politics while he was working for the city, he said. For Lantieri, one of the big...

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