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Less than one percent of residents in South Burlington lack solid Wi-Fi access. That’s about six homes out of over 6,000 in the city. But for those few pockets, city officials hope that joining a communications union district will mean 100 percent coverage as the landscape of broadband changes across Vermont.

Vermont is getting more than $212 million in Congressional spending for 38 projects included in Senate appropriations bills, according to the office of Sen. Patrick Leahy, chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Big Picture South Burlington advisor Jim Shields has received the Advisor of Excellence Award at the recent Big Bang National Conference in Florida.

Holly Rouelle, principal of Gertrude Chamberlin School in South Burlington, was recognized by the National Association of Elementary School Principals as its Distinguished Vermont Principal of the Year at a dinner at Killington in early August.

The Jr. Wolves, a new youth football team in South Burlington, will not be allowed to play with the Northern Vermont Youth Football League after it rejected the team’s bid to join this summer.

The Burlington Tennis Club swim team in South Burlington won the Vermont State Championship Aug. 6-7 at the Upper Valley Aquatic Center in White River Junction for the first time in 10 years.

In 2000, Vermont was the first state to enact legislation recognizing civil unions. In 2009, it was the first state to legalize same-sex marri…