Good day, neighbors! It's me again, Danielle Fallon, your host of the Burlington Daily.
First, today's weather:
Partly sunny and frigid. High: 3 Low: -8.
Here are the top three stories today in Burlington:
Two Burlington men have been sentenced for stealing an ATM from the University of Vermont campus. Matthew Morgan and Ruebin Beard, both 52 years old, were sentenced following their guilty pleas to a charge of bank larceny. During the September 2020 theft, the campus ATM contained about $23,000 in cash; Morgan used these proceeds to purchase a 2011 Jeep Patriot, which was also forfeited. (Vermont Biz)
As Beta Technologies expands its aircraft manufacturing facility at Burlington International Airport, other airport tenants are concerned about the impact on their current lease agreements. A group that includes two tenants and 18 others with a general interest in aviation are asking the Burlington City Council and the mayor to create a task force for the issue. The council is expected to discuss some of these issues at their meeting on Jan. 24. (WCAX)
On Thursday, Chittenden County States Attorney Sarah George announced that her office will not pursue charges from "non-public safety" traffic stops. According to George, the move comes in an effort "to help alleviate implicit bias, help restore our community’s faith in local institutions, and improve safety within our communities." (U.S. News & World Report)
Today in Burlington:
Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas At Echo Lahey Center for Lake Champlain (10:00 AM)
From my notebook:
Brian Fallon and the Howling Weather have canceled more January shows due to the surge in COVID-19. The musicians are scheduled to come to Higher Ground in South Burlington on Feb. 26. (Brooklyn Vegan)
While the holidays may be over, things are still looking merry and bright in the Burlington City Arts Center gallery during the final weeks of its "Unbound" exhibition. (Facebook)
Vermont senator Kesha Ram Hinsdale has entered the race for the state's lone seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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— Danielle Fallon
About me: Danielle Fallon is a writer who loves using her creativity to fuel her passion for communication. She is an employee of content creation agency Lightning Media Partners and assists Patch.com with community newsletter curation. Danielle also holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and works part-time as a pediatric speech therapist.