Winooski Development Review Board Public Hearing: June 16, 2022
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The Winooski Development Review Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, June 16, 2022 beginning at 6:30 p.m. to consider the following: Subdivision of Land - 165 East Spring Street Applicant has submitted a zoning permit application requesting the subdivision of land at 165 East Spring Street creating one new lot for a total of two lots. The...
Soundbites: Looking Back at Waking Windows and Previewing the Summer Festival Season
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Ever notice that when you've been anticipating something for a long time, once it happens, it seems to flash by in the blink of an eye? That's definitely what the Waking Windows festival felt like to me this past weekend. As I made my way back and forth across the Winooski rotary, hopping from show to show, it was almost like I felt a clock ticking...
Charity Clark Joins Race for Vermont Attorney General
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The race for attorney general is on: Charity Clark, a lawyer who has spent the last four years as chief of staff to Attorney General T.J. Donovan, says she is running to become Vermont's next top prosecutor. Her announcement comes little over a week after her boss said he would not run for reelection. She joins Washington County State’s Attorney...
Winooski’s Misery Loves Co. to Shutter Temporarily for Renovation
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Misery Loves Co., the Winooski restaurant and market, will close on Monday, May 16, after the Waking Windows festival, for a monthlong renovation that includes the return of indoor seating, co-owner Laura Wade said. "We're turning 10 this year," Wade said. "We opened on a shoestring, and we're overdue for a kitchen expansion and some other...
The Monkey House Fuels Waking Windows — and Beyond — With Really Good Pizza
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As the sounds and vibes of Waking Windows fill Winooski this weekend, the Monkey House will keep things bumping until the wee hours of the morning. The bar and music venue is the music festival's unofficial center, and this year, it has pizza. Really good pizza. Early in the pandemic, the Monkey started offering hot dogs and Cup Noodles to takeout...
Rebecca Walsh wrote a new post, April 30th, 2022, on the site Phenology Assignment- Salmon Hole on the Winooski River
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ihomsi wrote a new post, BioBlitz!, on the site Isabel's NR001 Phenology Blog!
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Pieciak Announces Run for Vermont Treasurer
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Michael Pieciak, the former commissioner of the Department of Financial Regulation, announced on Friday he is running for state treasurer. The Winooski attorney, a Democrat, told friends and supporters of his plans in an email Friday morning ahead of an official announcement in front of the Vermont Supreme Court. “At noon today, I will be...
dsmall wrote a new post, My experience participating in the City Nature Challenge iNaturalist BioBlitz!, on the site...
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Public Hearing Notice: Amendments To The City Of Winooski
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Unified Land Use And Development Regulations In accordance with 24 V.S.A §4441 and §4444, the City of Winooski's Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 26, 2022 beginning at 6:30 p.m. This hearing will be held by electronic means only using Zoom Webinar. Use https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83119636643 to join by computer or...
ArtsRiot Truck Stop Is Back This Summer — and Parking in a New South End Spot
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Burlington's food truck fans have spent the past two years looking for the ArtsRiot Truck Stop, which was on hiatus due to the pandemic. The Friday night event returns in 2022 — from May 27 through Labor Day weekend — but they'll find it in a new location with a new team running the show. Twin brothers Louie and Max Orleans have taken over...
Quiros Sentenced to Five Years for EB-5 Crimes
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Miami businessman and former Jay Peak owner Ariel Quiros has received a five-year federal prison sentence for his leading role in the calamitous EB-5 scheme that became the largest financial fraud in Vermont history. Chief U.S. District Court judge Geoffrey Crawford sentenced Quiros on Friday, handing down the longest term given to the trio of men...
Vermont Financial Regulator Mike Pieciak to Step Down Next Month
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Mike Pieciak, the commissioner of Vermont's Department of Financial Regulation who became a household name while presenting COVID-19 data at pandemic press briefings, is stepping down from his job on May 16. Pieciak said on Wednesday that he will take some time to consider other opportunities, although he didn't say what those are. He has no plans...
From the Deputy Publisher: Home Work
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Vermont employers desperately seeking workers are often just as desperate to find them housing. A lack of options is causing some candidates to turn down job offers, Anne Wallace Allen reports in this week's cover story, part of Seven Days' yearlong "Locked Out" series about Vermont's housing crisis. I'm glad I never had to make that choice. After...
Ridding Vermont of Restrictive Covenants Is Proving Complicated
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Burlington City Attorney Dan Richardson expected that the bill he requested would pass the legislature without issue. H.551 was intended to ban language in some old property deeds that barred people from buying houses based on their skin color or religion. These so-called "restrictive covenants" have been legally unenforceable for decades, but they...
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