Downtown Burlington Through Holiday Safety Program | Vermont News

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) – A downtown safety program in Vermont’s largest city is being expanded and will continue over the holidays, the Burlington Business Association has said.

Green Mountain Concert Services will provide so-called Ambassadors to provide retail, restaurant and hospitality staff with a safe escort to or from their vehicle, building or workplace in downtown Burlington from 14 am to midnight Wednesday to Sunday, said the association.

Ambassadors will also be additional “eyes and ears” to the downtown core and interact with law enforcement, Howard Center Street Outreach and other community partners; defuse disruptive downtown disruption; and directing visitors to the parking lot, public toilets and other amenities, officials said.

“The Church Street Market is the heart and hub of holiday commerce in the city, and as we move into the coming economic recovery, it is more important than ever that our local businesses are supported to have a selling season. successful winter retailer, ”Miro, Mayor of Burlington. Weinberger said in a written statement.

The program is funded by the city and private donations.

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