The city of Burlington is extending a hand of friendship to what could be its next "Sister City."
A delegation from Honfleur, France, is in Vermont this week. They were greeted by local officials Wednesday morning. Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger and Honfleur Mayor Michel Lamarre signed a "friendship agreement" to promote ties between the two communities that could lead to a formal sister-city relationship.
The relationship between Burlington and Honfleur developed during the Lake Champlain quadricentennial celebration four years ago. Both cities hope to develop greater economic and cultural ties.