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Re: “Black Lives Matter-Vermont Rallies for Change

This BLM crap is getting out of hand..Vermont has always been a place for blacks..I have lived here all my long life..Blacks weren't treated any different then anyone else.. and don't say they were.. unless you have lived here all your life you don't know crap....Blacks were respected as well as others, we worked together, went to school together and hung out together... What racism there is is brought in from outsiders..who has moved here and brought their racism with them..This Ebony Nyoni is just trying to cause problems..during the Civil War Vt helped blacks get away through a underground railway, Vermonters hid them in their homes..till it was safe for them to travel to Canada..

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 03/02/2017 at 11:12 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter-Vermont Rallies for Change

Thanks for the article; and thanks for mentioning the march that happened in Winooski after the meeting. It's the first time I've seen anything in formal news about it. This was very informative. This is hugely important. As a white person who grew up in a very racist culture here in Vermont it took me a long time to unlearn what I had been taught. Speaking from my own experience, I know how prevalent racism is here and what it can look and sound like. I'm really glad that BLM is getting some traction and having some success. A huge facet of my own identity is oppressed and I am proud to say that I feel a sense of solidarity with BLM.

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Posted by Gabriel Brunelle on 03/02/2017 at 2:48 AM

Re: “Language Lessons: A Montréal-Born Mom Reflects on Learning — and Teaching Her Kids — French

For folks who have neglected their French from school, or who have begun its study, or who are here from Quebec, Africa or France and just enjoy having an opportunity to chat with others in French, check out some of the three weekly conversation groups downtown. They move around from time to time but they're always in the 7Days Calendar, one on Sundays and two on Tuesdays. Or check in VT Craigslist - Community - Activities. Kids are rare but welcome. There's a 700-strong email list for announcements and queries of mutual interest, and we're starting to organize a lobbying group of young parents to work to get a French-immersion curriculum started in one of the Burlington elementary schools in a couple of years. Email stevenorman@fastmail.fm for info.

Posted by Steve Norman on 03/01/2017 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter-Vermont Rallies for Change

This anthropomorphising of anger and resentment plays right into the hands of the billionaire class... The Democratic and Republican party needs this divisive game and the accompaniment of obsessiveness over identity because it's afraid to take on the 1%... This movement seems to be doing corporate America's bidding by focusing solely on ethnicity, distracting the conversations in the classrooms and dinner table away from the runaway corporate takeover of all of our lives by Exxon mobile and Pfizer.

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Posted by jhilt123 on 03/01/2017 at 2:56 PM

Re: “Vermonters Who Run With the Big Dogs at Westminster

Brian n Fred not only look wonderful, but both are kind through n through.
I am so proud of their show n therapy work.

Posted by Beowulf Mastiffs Global on 02/12/2017 at 7:21 PM

Re: “Vermonters Who Run With the Big Dogs at Westminster

Brian, you n Fred look amazing. I am so proud!!!

Posted by Beowulf Mastiffs Global on 02/12/2017 at 7:19 PM

Re: “DIY Wedding? Caitlin Frauton Has Some Advice

I'm sure Ms Frauton is great at her vocation but I laughed when reading her "I Do To-Do's" list and her comment that " the traditional weddings that we'd gone to in the 1980s just didn't resonate with us," . Except for mentioning a wedding website , this list is identical to my 80's To-Do wedding list . It seems not that much changes in love and marriage and that's not a bad thing .

Posted by Rich ard on 02/08/2017 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Young Muslims Find Community at Weekend Islamic School

I think they wear these clothing styles because they want to. No one says Jews or Christians are forced to wear traditional clothing when they do so.

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Posted by Lisa Hunter on 02/05/2017 at 8:16 PM

Re: “Dennis Wygmans: From Nightclub Owner to State's Attorney

Terrific journalism! A great read about a very interesting, bright, creative, and fair-minded gentleman. Thanks Dan Bolles and Seven Days for this kind of in-depth reporting. We could use a lot more real journalism like this.

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Posted by wahrheit on 01/27/2017 at 5:20 AM

Re: “Dennis Wygmans: From Nightclub Owner to State's Attorney

FTSPBR!

Posted by Anonymous185 on 01/26/2017 at 6:28 AM

Re: “Language Lessons: A Montréal-Born Mom Reflects on Learning — and Teaching Her Kids — French

Great story! As one who 1st learned and then forgot French due to relocations I have always had an interest in multiculturalism and felt I was missing something by not being able to communicate in several languages.

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Posted by Mick on 01/22/2017 at 8:39 AM

Re: “Parting Ways: Navigating Family After Parents Separate

Thank you for your article. Empowering, liberating, and normalizing for prioritizing the kiddos in the process.

Posted by Erin Hays on 01/19/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Parting Ways: Navigating Family After Parents Separate

I just worry about your kid and all the kids and I don't worry about you except as it affects them .Sorry.

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Posted by Rich ard on 01/18/2017 at 9:54 PM

Re: “Remembering Vermonters Who Died in 2016

Thanks, 7-Days, for sharing these stories. We who loved Jordan Smith agree that he deserves a special place in remembrance.

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Posted by Kevin Lawrence on 01/04/2017 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Remembering Vermonters Who Died in 2016

Thank you. I didn't know any of these people personally. But I truly enjoyed celebrating their life. amazing idea to do this for people who have impact of the Vermont community

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Posted by Dina Senesac on 12/29/2016 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Who's On the Cover?

Debbie Reynolds as well, but i'm sure you went to press before that.

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Posted by Sara Trimplekt on 12/29/2016 at 12:35 PM

Re: “Who's On the Cover?

Thanks for the correction @ghoop and @Dan Barnes. Lemmy Kilmister did indeed die on December 28, 2015. Perhaps he didn't get his due last year? We regret the error.

Posted by Don Eggert on 12/28/2016 at 6:12 PM

Re: “Who's On the Cover?

You forgot Scotty Moore, and Lemmy died in 2015.

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Posted by ghoop on 12/28/2016 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Who's On the Cover?

Lemmy Died in 2015, but close enough. He deserves the tribute.

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Posted by Dan Barnes on 12/28/2016 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Common 'Grounds': Screening for Cancer in Coffee Regions

Sounds like nobody has ever looked into why so many women there are getting cervical cancer in the first place. Treat the cause, not the symptoms. Look at the pesticides, herbicides & chemical fertilizers used on the coffee plants in the first place & stop poking at minuscule parts of peoples bodies while ignoring the rampant poisoning.

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Posted by FreedomToThink on 11/24/2016 at 4:56 PM

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