🌱 $300Okay For Out of doors Recreation + Burlington Trafficker Sentenced

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Hello folks from Burlington! It’s me again, Danielle Fallon, your presenter at the Burlington Daily.

First today’s weather:

Partly sunny and very cold. High: 31 Low: 21.

Here are the top three stories in Burlington today:

  1. Yesterday, Gov. Phil Scott and the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative (VOREC) announced the 24 recipients of the $4 million VOREC Community Grant Program. Funds will be used to support outdoor recreation programs as a means of economic recovery and development across the state. The City of Burlington received $300,000 to start a free equipment and tool rental program, build a city bike park and wetland trail, and provide sailing scholarships for local BIPOC youth. (Vermont Business)
  2. A Burlington man has been sentenced to three years in prison for drug trafficking. Ramzi Kori, 21, had an outstanding federal arrest warrant when police found 6,850 bags of fentanyl-laced heroin, a loaded handgun and $2,500 in cash in the passenger seat of his vehicle. According to government witnesses, Kori had been trafficking heroin in the Burlington area since 2020. (Ministry of Justice)
  3. Looking for a new career opportunity or just curious what’s out there? Each week, Patch and ZipRecruiter work together to give readers a Summary of local job offers. Job openings in Burlington this week include a customer service position at Vermont Federal Credit Union, a sales position at Seaich Corporation and a software engineering position at Shiro Technologies. (Burlington patch)

Today in Burlington:

  • Dinosaur Discoveries: Ancient Fossils, New Ideas – Echo Leahy Center for Lake Champlain (10:00 am)
  • animal demo – Echo Leahy Center for Lake Champlain (11:00 am)

From my notebook:

  • Before Amtrak pulls into Burlington, Area communities issue railroad safety reminders. (WCAX)
  • Pitchfork Pickle is looking for an outgoing, motivated and reliable Production Assistant and Delivery Driver. Further job details and application information can be found on Seven Days. (Seven Days VT)
  • Despite the weather, Spring is officially here in Burlington! Prep your lawn with tips from local Will Guy with Guy’s Farm & Yard. (WCAX)

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Now you are in the loop and ready to get this Tuesday off to a good start. I’ll be back in your inbox tomorrow with another update!

β€” Danielle Fallon

About me: Danielle Fallon is a writer who loves to use her creativity to further her passion for communication. She works for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners and helps Patch.com create community newsletters. Danielle also has a master’s degree in Communication Studies and Disorders and works part-time as a pediatric speech therapist.