Winooski's mayor is preparing to share his thoughts on the F-35 following his trip to see the controversial plane in action.
Mayor Mike O'Brien traveled with Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger and Governor Peter Shumlin to see the fighter jet last Wednesday. The U.S. Air Force considers Burlington to be a top candidate to house a fleet of the new planes. However, critics argue the they're significantly louder than the current batch of F-16s and will hurt quality of life in the areas surrounding the airport.
O'Brien has not lent support to either side of the argument and will share his impressions from the trip with the city council Monday.
"There's a lot of issues here that come into play -- noise is one and is probably the one that is talked about the most, so yeah, I mean this is just one more piece of information to weigh in determining," O'Brien said.
O'Brien said other factors include an updated Environmental Impact Study that he expects to come out within the next month or two.
Air Force officials have said that a basing decision would likely come by the end of this month, but it is unclear if that timeline will hold.
Tuesday, December 10 2013 11:41 AM EST2013-12-10 16:41:55 GMT
St. Albans police are on the hunt for an armed robber who targeted a convenience store. Police say at about 9:45 p.m. Monday, a man entered the South Main Grocery and displayed a weapon. He left the storeMore >>
St. Albans police are on the hunt for an armed robber who targeted a convenience store.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:40 AM EST2013-12-10 14:40:06 GMT
A former New Hampshire police chief will not face criminal charges. David Seastrand resigned in April after four women came forward and accused him of inappropriate actions ranging from sexual contactMore >>
A former New Hampshire police chief will not face criminal charges.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 12:57 PM EST2013-12-10 17:57:59 GMT
Police in Essex say they caught a repeat drunk driver who was trying to drive his car with a flat tire. Michael Heffernan, 52, of Bristol, was processed for his sixth DUI offense. Police say before theyMore >>
Police in Essex say they caught a repeat drunk driver who was trying to drive his car with a flat tire.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 12:52 PM EST2013-12-10 17:52:47 GMT
Burlington police on Tuesday released the name of a man killed Monday in a crash on the Beltline. Police say Gregory Burt, 56, of Colchester, was driving north when he crossed into the path of a southboundMore >>
Burlington police on Tuesday released the name of a man killed Monday in a crash on the Beltline.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 9:42 AM EST2013-12-10 14:42:57 GMT
A non-profit group has donated close to $23,000 worth of protective vests to police dogs in Vermont and New Hampshire. The special vests provide two dozen police dogs protection from both bullet and stabMore >>
A nonprofit group has donated close to $23,000 worth of protective vests to police dogs in Vermont and New Hampshire.More >>
Tuesday, December 10 2013 10:01 AM EST2013-12-10 15:01:43 GMT
A new twist in a lawsuit against a Vermont ski resort. A Massachusetts family say their 5-year-old was taking skiing lessons when a snowboard instructor, William Vincent of Montgomery, slammed into herMore >>
A new twist in a lawsuit against a Vermont ski resort.More >>