The Vermont Cynic

Dead Set concerts unite music and fanatics

Dead Set concerts unite music and fanatics

Addie Beach, Assistant Arts Editor

January 30, 2018

Men in biker vests and college students in flannel sit clustered on Nectar’s barstools. Neon disco balls flash gently. The smell of craft beer stings. It’s been 30 minutes of waiting and shouted small talk attempted over the sound check, but when the first guitar notes hit the amps, the energy ...

New artists and exhibits celebrated at reception

Addie Beach, Senior Staff Writer

January 18, 2018

Frigid weather and syllabi might dominate the first week of classes, but that doesn’t mean Burlington’s vibrant art scene can’t provide some relief. Burlington City Arts will be holding a reception to celebrate its upcoming winter exhibitions, featuring artists Dusty Boynton, Edwin Owre and El...

New Burlington city flag designed by team of twin brothers

New Burlington city flag designed by team of twin brothers

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

Burlington’s spirit, history and environment will soon be represented by a new city flag, courtesy of a local family. The city of Burlington allocated $6,000 to create a new flag, which was proposed by Mayor Miro Weinberger and unanimously accepted by the city council January 2017. A statement...

Birthday party celebrates Radio Bean’s commitment to young musicians

Birthday party celebrates Radio Bean’s commitment to young musicians

Allie O'Connor, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017

More than 90 musical acts came together recently in honor of a downtown venues 17th birthday. Radio Bean celebrated the anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 4. The party kicked off at 8am and ended at 2am the next morning, serving free pancakes until 10 a.m. and free coffee all day. Originally opened...

A Conversation with Rick from Pile

A Conversation with Rick from Pile

Nick Vidal

October 10, 2017

2017 has been big year for Pile. Since the March release of their latest studio LP “A Hairshirt of Purpose,” the Boston band has been busy delivering their unique brand of frenetic and asymmetrical post-hardcore to audiences across Europe and North America. Extensive touring hasn’t been the...

Burlington Fire Department sends firefighters to Texas

Burlington Fire Department sends firefighters to Texas

Caroline Derksen, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017

The Burlington Fire Department released a statement saying that they have sent three firefighters over to Texas to aid victims during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. According to Steven Locke, the Fire Chief, they are expected to stay in Texas for approximately two weeks. “Vermont has never...

University fosters student-community relations

University fosters student-community relations

JP Riedel, Senior Staff Writer

September 1, 2017

As thousands of Catamounts flood the streets of Burlington back from summer vacation, UVM is working with students and local residents to start the year smoothly. For the past eight years, the University has sent letters to locals with information about move-in weekend. These are intended to prepare ...

Burlington ranks among safest cities for kids

Burlington ranks among safest cities for kids

Chris Dillon, Staff Writer

April 2, 2017

Burlington is among the top five safest cities for kids, according to a recent study. The study, released in January by the data-based finance website ValuePenguin, gave Burlington high ranks for community, access to healthcare and education, but scored lower in the category related to crime.   ...

Burlington nonprofit houses students and former prisoners

Burlington nonprofit houses students and former prisoners

Erika B. Lewy, Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2017

As in many other homes on Buell Street, residents of the Dismas House and their guests sat down at 6 p.m. on Thursday to share dinner and chat about their days. Everyone said what they were grateful for and swapped stories over bowls of pasta, vegetables and bowls of ice cream with a homemade wi...

Burlington schools should increase budget

Burlington schools should increase budget

Gabriella Marchesi

March 10, 2017

It is an ongoing debate in communities nationwide: increase school budgets — and therefore the quality of education — or lower taxes? This debate has caused a lot of friction in the Burlington School District. For example, in 2014, the budget failed because taxpayers were unwilling to acce...

New Burlington development to ease housing pressure

New Burlington development to ease housing pressure

Greta Brown, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017

Burlington may be on a path to creating both affordable and eco-friendly places to live. The Cambrian Rise Project on North Avenue, a housing development project to revitalize the North End, was approved by the city’s Development Review Board Feb. 6, according to a Feb. 8 press release. ...

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