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Shane McCampbell

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About 50 people met at the Loft in downtown Burlington Monday night for a community forum on crime. The meeting was prompted in part by a seven-day span this month in which two people were killed and two others injured in three separate shootings.

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The public comment portion of Burlington City Council meetings is designed to let citizens address aldermen, so it was a little unusual for one of its own to step to the podium Monday night. But Mayor Shane McCampbell had a purpose: to encourage City Manager Jim Ferneau to rescind his resignation, which Ferneau submitted August 4.

The clock is ticking for city leaders in Burlington to convince residents that it's a good idea to borrow money for a new police station.  The $4 million bond referendum will appear on the Nov. 3 municipal election ballot.