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Re: “Champlain Parkway Reviewed at 'Unexpectedly Civil' Meeting

It seems to have been made difficult for residents to voice their opinions. "The Parkway is moving forward" translates as: "We're doing it no matter what." That doesn't sound very progressive. I hope those who cut the trees on the west side of Pine to create "a new stretch of multi-use path" (Is it not multi-use now?) multi-use that path every day.

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Posted by stickinthemud on 12/01/2015 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Sanders Undergoes Hernia Repair Procedure

Huh. Not interested in having the procedure done whete his peeps would have it done here in Vermont? ! Go figure. Feeling the Bern isn't he! ?!

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Posted by Jeff Graham on 12/01/2015 at 5:55 PM

Re: “Burlington Suspends Taxi Company for Violations

This is amazing! They were 30 minutes late picking me up last winter, overcharged me, and then the driver watched a music video the entire time he drove. I felt used and unsafe. Glad they have been held accountable for their actions.

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Posted by Katie Hodges on 12/01/2015 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Longtime Guardian Calls Child Welfare System 'Broken'

Newport Vermont District Manager Patrick Ryan has FAILED my grandson! He is now in a "Inpatient Facility "after his mom punched him in the nose and knocked him on his butt!She is in jail bail denied! I have been reporting horrow stories to DCF "Patrick Ryan" for 6 long years and DCF did nothing.Last years Patrick Ryan told me to never call him back with this craziness agin.He said Keep calling the 1 800 number like you have been!H eneeds to loose his job!I have taken my grandson to th eER after picking up a handful of needles in his yard .The ER cocotor wanted him tested for HepB HeP C HIV and AIDS.He reported it to DCF and NOTHING! Mom has been arrested and charged with wired sales when the Undercover Drug Task Force cam into Newport and took down 6 of the biggest dealers .She Natosha Burns is smiling in her mug shot front page. Google this you will see! Is there anyway you can help me contact Kenn to help me help my grandson Colin.I know that when he was talking about supervisors he was talking about Patrick Ryan who is now The District Manager here in Newport Vt and this is scary! Will you please help me?

Posted by maryalicekennedy15 on 12/01/2015 at 10:14 AM

Re: “How to Answer Your Nutty Uncle's Questions About Bernie Sanders

@Harry, both balance of trade and the National debt are problems. A balance of trade deficit (which we have - that's a problem) makes the National debt worse. IMHO, the National Debt is worse simply because it is so severe. I think if more people would try to understand the magnitude of the problem they would demand that politicians do something about it. But right now, they're not even talking about it, except for campaign lip service.

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Posted by OzMan on 11/30/2015 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Smooth Sailing — so Far — for Private Burlington Marina Proposal…

1. leaving the dilapidated building there, as it has been for 30 years, is not an option. the voters of Burlington made that clear on Town Meeting Day in 2014.

2. Moran is not some old wooden structure. it’s a former coal-fired electric generating plant that’s built like a “ceramic defecatorium”, if you get my drift. latest estimates are a minimum of $2 mil to tear it down.

3. current environmental policy will allow *no* building to be built on the site of the former Moran plant. if torn down, we are left with a concrete slab unless we’re lucky enough to be able to truck in fill, topsoil, and grass.

4. certainly *nothing* there will have the height and the vistas of the lake and of the city that this building has, and can potentially have for commercial development. i still think a restaurant at the top would be an excellent tourist trap. especially those getting offa their boats from places afar.

5. these folk here, are given a “smooth sailing” permit to build a private marina virtually adjacent to the Moran plant. why don’t we, as a city, insist that these developers buy into the New Moran effort, to put their marina offices in the New Moran, to put in all sorts of other touristy shops in the New Moran for all these upscale folks making use of this new marina? why don’t we *make* these developers do that?

it’d be just a damn waste to spend $2 mil to get nothing when we can *invest* about twice that amount and get quite a *something* that the current EPA would *never* let us build in the future.

it’s a solid structure, located at a premium location which cannot be duplicated. let’s not waste the opportunity.

Posted by r b-j on 11/29/2015 at 2:44 PM

Re: “In Reversal, Phil Scott Backs Syrian Refugee Resettlement

Yet more partisan drivel from Stannard. If Scott's so conservative, then I guess so are several Democratic members of the state senate who all openly supported Scott over his Democratic rival in the last Lt. Governors election. Scott is probably no more "conservative" than Howard Dean was when he was Governor.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 11/28/2015 at 1:58 AM

Re: “How to Answer Your Nutty Uncle's Questions About Bernie Sanders

Look around you.
We need a political and economic revolution to save our country.
Bernie enables us to do it peacefully.
He speaks the truth.
Save our country's democratic values and freedoms by taking back our vote from the millionaires and billionaires!

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Posted by Keith Brooks on 11/27/2015 at 10:13 PM

Re: “In Reversal, Phil Scott Backs Syrian Refugee Resettlement

The information that was so important was at Phil Scott's (and everyone else's) fingertips. In lieu of immediately accessing this readily available data Mr. Scott opted to add his voice to the chorus of national fear mongers. Doing so provides us with a rare glimpse of the inner thoughts of this very conservative politician who tries hard to withhold his inner beliefs in a very blue state.

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Posted by bobstannard on 11/27/2015 at 5:29 PM

Re: “How to Answer Your Nutty Uncle's Questions About Bernie Sanders

Bernie is a nut job and wouldn't get elected dog-catcher any place else except for wacky-left VT. He has no chance of getting the Dem nod and only soldiers on because of how loony he is. I'm embarrassed to be a resident of this state when it comes to Bernie and I avoid any discussion of him whenever his name comes up in conversation.

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Posted by dan-o on 11/27/2015 at 2:42 PM

Re: “What a Messina: Bill Sorrell's Albuquerque Attorney

Can Billy leave office soon enough? What a legacy.

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Posted by MarkW on 11/26/2015 at 2:59 PM

Re: “In Reversal, Phil Scott Backs Syrian Refugee Resettlement

Phil Scott has just discovered polls. In the Peoples Republic of Vermont, supporting the refugees gets votes.

Vermonters paying attention thought a $100 million deficit was a huge problem. With each refugee costing $25-40K to bring in, wait til the entitlements kick in.

Is this a good moral cause? Absolutely. A sound financial move without any planning? No way! And, this post doesn't raise the spector of importing terrorists or the 'vetting' process.

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Posted by MarkW on 11/26/2015 at 2:57 PM

Re: “How to Answer Your Nutty Uncle's Questions About Bernie Sanders

Isn't the balance of trade a worse problem than the national debt?

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Posted by harry on 11/26/2015 at 2:55 PM

Re: “How to Answer Your Nutty Uncle's Questions About Bernie Sanders

The FEDS are NOT a part of the US Govt. That is a common misconception. (Sigh). It's a private organization of bankers, and the president is allowed to appoint its chair. Not sure it has much else going for it. Not for us.

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Posted by Piedcat on 11/26/2015 at 10:33 AM

Re: “How to Answer Your Nutty Uncle's Questions About Bernie Sanders

How are we ever going to pay off the national debt when we are able to create as much money as we want at any time we want to create it. The FED has already created trillions of dollars to bail out the banks.

Speaking of banks, do they worry about how they are going to pay their depositors all the money they owe them? It's more like the laugh all the way to their banks when depositors put money in their hands. They know that if the depositors want more of their money back than the banks have on hand, the FED will just make more money for them to hand out. Somehow, you think the FED can't do the same for the government of which they are a part.

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Posted by Steve Greenberg on 11/26/2015 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Bitters Dispute: Federal Regs Force Changes at Urban Moonshine

Adding layer upon layer of new regulation is the work of statists. When we elect statists, we get this crap. Why are people surprised?

Posted by Jim Poirier on 11/26/2015 at 6:38 AM

Re: “How to Answer Your Nutty Uncle's Questions About Bernie Sanders

Bernie's free college is paid by the speculation on Wall Street...after all, we. the taxpayers bailed them out, it's time they put out to help with education. Check out his solutions on is Check it out, then make your decisions.

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Posted by Phyllis Markey on 11/25/2015 at 9:42 PM

Re: “In Reversal, Phil Scott Backs Syrian Refugee Resettlement

@ Terjeanderson

Nice partisan fantasy you just created out of whole cloth about Scott. Hope it makes you feel good.

As opposed to Dunne, who actually DID use the refugee crisis for craven political advantage.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 11/25/2015 at 9:40 PM

Re: “In Reversal, Phil Scott Backs Syrian Refugee Resettlement

So now does this mean that Phil Scott will give his annual salary for the nxt so many years to support these refugees? you know for school, for food, for clothing, for medial health, etc. oh wait, hes a two faced conservative as we can see now, so he is made of money, he can afford these things,,,,,,,,, where its all we can do to survive being seniors,,, with no other pension, but i know that our property taxes will be uppped, our school tax will be upped, our city tax most likely will be raised, the state sales tax will be raised, so now it looks to me like our own government is the true or real enemy of the people. and its nto just the liberals that are the enemy now. Scott proved this, Vermont is one screwed up mess of a state.

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Posted by Ken Peterson on 11/25/2015 at 7:18 PM

Re: “How to Answer Your Nutty Uncle's Questions About Bernie Sanders

@Ozman... So 'who' of all the candidates do you think has the capacity to reduce the National Debt??? FYI, Bernie has no intention of increasing the National debt to fund public colleges. If you actually listened to him, you would know this.

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Posted by Nancy Claire on 11/25/2015 at 7:12 PM

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