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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Akes Place sits on Church street March 25.

Gov. Scott reopens bars despite concern from Burlington and UVM officials

Angelika Hillios, Cynic News Contributor March 29, 2021

Last week, Vermont officials reopened bars state-wide despite growing concerns from the Burlington and UVM community following a week of record high off-campus COVID-19 cases.  As of Wednesday March...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Mayor Miro Weinberger (left) and Brian Lowe, Burlington’s Chief Innovation Officer (right), discuss UVMs disciplinary policies for breaking COVID-19 rules during a Sept. 2 press briefing over Zoom.

BREAKING: At least one UVM student has been suspended after breaking COVID policies, says mayor

Ella Ruehsen, Cynic News Reporter September 2, 2020

At least one UVM student has been removed from campus for violating state and city COVID-19 policies, the city of Burlington announced in a press briefing today.  At 2 p.m. Sept. 2 Burlington Mayor...

UVMs President Suresh Garimella wears his mask while he waits for the press conference to begin, Aug. 18.

UVM pushes ahead with plans to reopen as Burlington officials, residents and students decry plan

Kate Vanni and Emma Pinezich August 18, 2020

Despite outcry and concerns expressed by Burlington officials, students, and community members, UVM will continue with its reopening plan. At a press conference on Aug. 18, UVM President Suresh Garimella...

Mayoral hopefuls face off at debate

Mayoral hopefuls face off at debate

Meg Trogolo, Staff Senior March 5, 2018

Students cheered and jeered while Burlington’s three mayoral candidates debated campaign issues in the Davis Center during an SGA-sponsored event. Candidate Infinite Culcleasure was at the UVM Medical...

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...

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