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Re: “The Burlington Bread Boys, Pushing Rope

Apologies for the goof, Max. It's been corrected here and we'll have a correction in print in next week's Soundbites column.

Posted by Dan Bolles on 10/30/2014 at 11:45 AM

Re: “Alice Eats: The Blue Stone

Thanks so much for filling me in, Brian! I asked servers and they didn't know. The safe made me think it might have been a bank. I appreciate the history lesson.

Posted by Alice Levitt on 10/30/2014 at 11:23 AM

Re: “Alice Eats: The Blue Stone

Alice. You were actually eating in a former hardware store -note the large safe embedded in one wall. It was part of a department store that was housed in the entire block. It was operated by the Luce family, one of the 19th Century families that helped build Waterbury in the early commercial days. Members of the family still live in Waterbury. So you are correct in saying that part of the Bluestone experience is historic.

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Posted by Brian Harwood on 10/30/2014 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Ann Taylor Wants to Save a Tree

Well the one good thing is that everyone is looking for firewood so Burlington may be able to turn a profit.

Posted by Paul Jones on 10/30/2014 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Vermont's 2014 Gubernatorial Campaign Drinking Game

I had to start drinking before the debate just to be able to watch it.

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Posted by Paul Jones on 10/30/2014 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Sanders and Striking Workers Decry FairPoint, Urge Concessions

Where should the members of the Union begin?

· FairPoint is looking for $700 million in givebacks from 2,000 Union employees (1700 IBEW plus 300 CWA) over a three year contract.

· $700 million divided by the proposed three year term of the contract = $233,333,333.33 per year that FairPoint wants in givebacks.

· $233,333,333.33 divided by 2,000 Union employees = $116,666.66 per Union employee, per year, that FairPoint wants in givebacks.

This amount is $1,666.66 more per year than FairPoint’s stated average annual salary and benefits cost ($115,000.00) for each Union employee. Is FairPoint asking that Union employees work as volunteers, without wages or benefits, and also pay their employer $1,666.66, per employee, per year?

Negotiations are a process of give and take... not all take. I am sure the striking workers are not enjoying this. To simply make the statement (as fairpoint has) that they are "ready to negotiate" and then reject anything but their own company proposals is hardly a sincere effort by management to get this resolved and serve the customers they so desperately need.

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Posted by Jamie Longtin on 10/30/2014 at 10:40 AM

Re: “Mtn Seasons Invents a Vermont-Style Bagel, With a CSA

If this place is connected to the Brewster Pub it is doomed to failure. The Brewster has one of the most unhealthy me use in Northern VT - Deep fried crap is the house fare

Posted by ptrptr on 10/30/2014 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Sanders and Striking Workers Decry FairPoint, Urge Concessions

What about the consumers the company and the strikers are hurting? Sanders is ignoring the people who have lost service or can't get connected to Fairpoint due to the Union and it's strikers. It's only a matter of time before someone can't make a 911 call for an emergency and who will get hurt? Not the Union or the company. The strikers have their publicity and should get back to work and negotiate. The greed and ill-will is not just from the company, but also from the Union and Sanders who couldn't care less about the public, only their special interests.

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Posted by StopTheNonsense on 10/30/2014 at 10:31 AM
Posted by ptrptr on 10/30/2014 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Vermont Comic Con [374]

Nice one, Eva! FYI, while this is the first-ever comic con that's specifically called "Vermont Comic Con," it's far from the first comic book convention in Vermont, or even Burlington. The 80s and 90s saw many cons -- I was at most of them. :)

Posted by billsimmon on 10/30/2014 at 1:26 AM

Re: “Where Am I Eating? No. 3

Marc Stein was the first to correctly identify the Reservoir Restaurant & Tap Room's Misty Knoll Farm fried chicken with garlic mash, Shed Mountain Ale gravy, coleslaw and a biscuit. Thanks for playing everyone!

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Posted by Alice Levitt on 10/29/2014 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Vermont's 2014 Gubernatorial Campaign Drinking Game

How about just drinking and trying to be cute.

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Posted by Florence Chamberlin on 10/29/2014 at 7:48 PM

Re: “Where Am I Eating? No. 3

The Reservior in Waterbury.

Posted by FLfishhead on 10/29/2014 at 7:32 PM

Re: “Where Am I Eating? No. 3

Bluebird Barbecue

Posted by Kiersten Friend on 10/29/2014 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Where Am I Eating? No. 3

Wooden Spoon Bistro

Posted by jetsetdork on 10/29/2014 at 6:33 PM

Re: “Where Am I Eating? No. 3

Chicken Charlie's?

Posted by Bethany Baker on 10/29/2014 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Where Am I Eating? No. 3

Bluebird BBQ

Posted by Kristen Carrus-Rajewski on 10/29/2014 at 6:30 PM

Re: “Where Am I Eating? No. 3

Misery Loves Company

Posted by Loeyvt on 10/29/2014 at 6:24 PM

Re: “The Burlington Bread Boys, Pushing Rope

It'd be lovely if you fixed the mistake! We'd really appreciate it

Posted by Max Krieger on 10/29/2014 at 6:23 PM

Re: “Where Am I Eating? No. 3

Prohibition pig?

Posted by Sarah Mell on 10/29/2014 at 6:08 PM

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