The Vermont Cynic

New bill proposes increase in state funding for Vermont colleges

March 17, 2015

There has been a proposal for an increase in state funding for higher education from officials at UVM and Vermont State Colleges.UVM and Vermont State Colleges are asking for funds for a three percent boost in funding, said Jeb Spaulding, chancellor of Vermont State Colleges.The Vermont State Colleges s...

City election lost by UVM students

March 10, 2015

Voting day is over, and the results are in for Burlington’s mayoral and city council elections.Miro Weinberger, the mayor of Burlington since 2012,  won a second term with 68 percent of votes.A major portion of the UVM population resides in Ward 8 and will be represented by UVM graduate Adam Roof.Sh...

Proposed bill may legalize possession and sale of marijuana

Jill Vaglica

March 10, 2015

Although marijuana possession was decriminalized in Vermont in 2013, one Vermont senator recently introduced a new bill to legalize both possession and distribution, according to a Feb. 18 press release by the Marijuana Policy Project . The bill, S. 95, introduced by Senator David Zuckerman, propos...

SGA hosts debate for elections

SGA hosts debate for elections

February 24, 2015

Candidates in the upcoming Ward 1, Ward 8 and East District elections held their final debate Feb. 18, organized by the Student Government Association, at Brennan’s Pub on the first floor of the Davis Center.The debate, co-sponsored by SGA, CDAE and The Cynic was open to both student and non-student...

Time off trouble for election

Time off trouble for election

February 17, 2015

For the Ward 1 and Ward 8 elections, absentee ballots may provide the majority of the votes March 3.Eugene Bergman, senior assistant to the Burlington city attorney, said that Town Meeting Day, or Burlington’s local election day, has been held on the first Tuesday of March since the 1800’s.If a p...

City Council candidates show no ‘clear difference yet’ in platforms

John Riedel, Staff Writer

February 17, 2015

With election day fast approaching, candidates said they have been busy registering as many voters as possible. For the Ward 8 seat, UVM alumnus Adam Roof is running against student Brock Gibian, who is taking a semester off from school. For the East District seat, Ward 1 City Council member Selene Co...

Bill could legalize sale of marijuana

February 3, 2015

A Vermont state senator introduced a bill this year to legalize recreational marijuana.Sen. David Zuckerman, at a pro-marijuana rally earlier this month, argued that it’s easier for most underage people to obtain unregulated marijuana than it is to get alcohol, which is regulated by the state. In ...

New ‘taxi-hailing’ app launched

New ‘taxi-hailing’ app launched

January 13, 2015

A new taxi-hailing app launched in Burlington Dec. 10, joining the recent taxi-hailing app, Uber.Martin Heikel is the CEO and co-founder of Flat Iron Apps LLC, which created the ZabCab app. .The app first launched in Manhattan in 2012, then it was shut down and re-launched in Burlington Dec. 10.A 2012...

No smoking on Church Street

December 9, 2014

A smoking ban approved by the Burlington City Council on four blocks of Church Street.The Burlington City Council met Nov. 10 to vote on the ban, which was passed 11 to 3, according to City Council members. Bianka Legrand of Ward 7 was in favor of the ban.The smoking ban will help families with small child...

‘BPD Brutality’ video goes viral online

Jill Vaglica

November 11, 2014

A 54-second video titled “BPD Brutality” was posted to YouTube by senior Cody Weinberger Nov. 2, and has reached more than 69,000 views as of Monday night. The video depicts two officers, identified as Burlington Police Department Officers Ethan Czyzewski and Ryan Rabideau, restraining a man ide...

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