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Re: “Who's That Roadside Elvis in Addison County?

He lives in Bristol his birth name is Danny galvan my grandmother used to have sex with him back in the 80s lol go to the liquor store in Bristol vt they can point you to his place he lives just up the street not far from there .....he's not hard to find! Everyone knows him!

Posted by Brian Lafountain on 02/24/2017 at 12:41 AM

Re: “What's With the Long-Empty Building at Rt. 7 and Ferry Road?

The property has been for sale over four years. Haven't you seen the unsightly wooden board? With the name Gary? He is the son in law who for many years wanted that property. In a few years he will retire and most likely will try to get the corner for a steal. At one time the property valued over a million. The Charlotte town also has used the property many years for their sand pits, with the Spears permission. Years ago a letter from the state wouldn't allow them to park near rt 7 in front of the garage. Somehow the state ended up using it for themselves (free) as a park and ride. When the whole town voted if the corner should be sold, many residents responded "we want our creemees." This property has been commercial for over 70 years. Carrie Spear objected years ago to a store as she owns one just a few miles in east Charlotte. Since then she has joined the Charlotte town board. After working at Uncle Sams for 32 years, Gary came in one day, and we closed our doors, I lost my job with no retirement and my family lost the love of the community and many friends. It seems to me their are a lot of people taking advantage of an elderly couple who both grew up in Charlotte. The corner represents Charlotte and it's a unsightly disgrace.

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Posted by kjspear on 01/26/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “What's With the Long-Empty Building at Rt. 7 and Ferry Road?

If this were any other town in Chittenden County, that would be an unsightly and unneeded Dollar General store already. Kudos to Charlotte for careful planning.

Matt, Lane, Fritz, et. al., please keep up the good work, and stick to your guns. Charlotte has a giant bulls-eye on it. All the other towns nearby have given way to special interests, and now they are paying the price.

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Posted by VTPolicyAnalyst on 01/23/2017 at 5:26 PM

Re: “What's With the Long-Empty Building at Rt. 7 and Ferry Road?

Charlotte has tried for decades to avoid the bad zoning examples that surround it that promote strip development and traffic congestion. That doesn't mean the town has found the answer and that there aren't improvements that can be made to the zoning. But give the town a little credit for promoting the concentration of commercial into its two village centers and a small industrial/commercial area avoiding the costly and unsightly results elsewhere on Route 7.

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Posted by Beth Humstone on 01/23/2017 at 1:45 PM

Re: “What's With the Long-Empty Building at Rt. 7 and Ferry Road?

"One likely hindrance is the site's zoning"....seriously- HAVE YOU EVER WATCHED A BOARD MEETING FROM CHARLOTTE????? It's like watching a three stooges film- without the laughs. lets propose a hooters there and watch the fun.

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Posted by Sean Moran 1 on 01/20/2017 at 8:50 AM

Re: “WTF: Are There Catamounts in Vermont?

I saw one on Saturday morning, around 7:30 am (still darkish), December 10, 2016. It crossed the road in front of my car in a wooded area as I was nearing Fort Ann. The size and shape and color were unmistakable.

Posted by Nelda Holder on 12/15/2016 at 5:43 AM

Re: “WTF Is Richford's 'Mystery Spot'?

You want mystery spots? Has wikipedia got the article for you:…

(Nothing from Vermont there, however.)

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Posted by DW Brooks on 11/28/2016 at 1:53 PM

Re: “WTF Is Richford's 'Mystery Spot'?

If you ride up the Cog Railway at Mt Washington you can experience a similar optical illusion. As you sit in your seat your brain tells you that "up" is along your spine, through you head, and then toward the ceiling. However if your conductor walks down the aisle between the seats you can see him/her tilted about 30-45dg away from you, even though they are obviously straight-up vertical.

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Posted by Nichael Cramer on 11/27/2016 at 2:43 PM

Re: “WTF Is Richford's 'Mystery Spot'?

The Canadians make money on their weird spot--it is called Magnetic Hill and is a tourist attraction --with plenty of tourists--around the Bay of Fundy

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Posted by Katherine Brown Pond on 11/27/2016 at 1:13 PM

Re: “WTF Is Richford's 'Mystery Spot'?

I live on this road. My neighbors has been here for about 50 years or so. He mentioned it is close to the E. Richford Slide Rd..

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Posted by Bobbi Jo Davis on 11/27/2016 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Who's That Roadside Elvis in Addison County?

If he were really legit his middle name would be Aron.

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Posted by stellaquarta on 11/14/2016 at 11:06 AM

Re: “Who's That Roadside Elvis in Addison County?

Check out the locations mentioned in the first paragraph, if he hasn't got e mail.

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Posted by J M on 11/10/2016 at 10:20 PM

Re: “Who's That Roadside Elvis in Addison County?

Glad to hear he's alive & well. He used to live in Rutland; we wondered where he went to.

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Posted by J M on 11/10/2016 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Who's That Roadside Elvis in Addison County?

how would one go about contacting him?

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Posted by ElvisLives on 11/10/2016 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Who Built the Otter Creek Dugway, and Why?

The Basin Harbor Club is in Panton.

Posted by Will Sipsey on 10/18/2016 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Why Did a Middlebury Bank Change Colors, Twice?

What's that saying about opinions??

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Posted by KateJessie on 10/05/2016 at 8:12 AM

Re: “Why Did a Middlebury Bank Change Colors, Twice?

I'm pretty sure it was blue for more than a month- probably all summer- pretty hideous I have to say.

Posted by Phil lumen on 10/04/2016 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Why Are the Burlington City Hall Fountains Always Dry?

I really miss the fountain in the top block of Church Street. It made it the coolest, temperature-wise, block on the street. The fact that kids enjoyed it too was a plus to my mind. Surely there is a way to keep fountains in this fine city. Kids love them and the sound of flowing water is a calmative to the worried and hassled people who pause by them.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 09/18/2016 at 4:19 AM

Re: “Why Is Edward James Olmos on a Mural of Vermont History?

Olmos was a good friend of Dan Bonfigli, a tennis pro who died of cancer a few years ago. I talked with Olmos at Danny's funeral. Dan's brothers Mark and Andy each started local businesses, Earth Cars and So it is quite likely that Olmos strolled down Church Street and bought a cigar in Garcia's Tobacco Shop.

Posted by leaterhune on 09/03/2016 at 10:14 AM

Re: “WTF: Are There Catamounts in Vermont?

Hi I didn't get a good look at the cat but it was on Mount an thy here in bennington V.T it was around 1030 am something was following me then I head something in the distinction behind some brush. Then I turned an heading back to my about a thousand yard as I got back I ran across a track that was on the path in the woods right were I had heard the noise something had been following me I have a photo of the track but bony now how to post it here

Posted by William P. Clark on 08/23/2016 at 7:13 PM

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