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Re: “Taking the Bait: Irasburg Couple Charged in 'Elaborate' Poaching Case

I don't know what kind of person it takes to rape and pillage mother nature but what I do know is that the punishment for doing so isn't harsh enough. These people that commit crimes against helpless animals should loss everything they use to do this and everything they use to conceal it. Their guns, vehicles, hunting license, driving license, maybe even their homes and land, and on top of losing all that add a nice stiff fine. Maybe if these people got a stiffer punishment for this kind of crime they may think twice before acting.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Lynda Franklin on 02/15/2015 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Taking the Bait: Irasburg Couple Charged in 'Elaborate' Poaching Case

As a lifelong hunter I'm glad that VT fish and game threw the book at this criminal. I only wish they had a bigger book!

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Dan Williams on 02/15/2015 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Taking the Bait: Irasburg Couple Charged in 'Elaborate' Poaching Case

He's a killer who likes to kill things with his guns. That's not hunting... it's sociopathic.

13 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Egmatic on 02/12/2015 at 2:49 PM

Re: “Taking the Bait: Irasburg Couple Charged in 'Elaborate' Poaching Case

As a former avid hunter, this story disgusts me. If there is any justice in this world Mr. Dion and his wife will be banned from hunting in the State of Vermont for the rest of their lives. His actions are a complete embarrassment to all true fair minded hunters. After seeing his wanton excessive killing of coyotes, I think the State also needs to revisit its laws on unlimited hunting of this animal.

22 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by VTHoyas on 02/12/2015 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Taking the Bait: Irasburg Couple Charged in 'Elaborate' Poaching Case

"Dion said he kills between 30 and 60 coyotes every year, luring them to his property with animal carcasses."

This guy doesn't need to go to jail, he needs to be put away in an insane asylum. You can't have that kind of blood lust and still be right in the head.

21 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by FreedomToThink on 02/11/2015 at 7:34 PM

Re: “A Final Act of Devotion Ends in Tragedy

Jason , I am so sorry to hear about this tragedy with your parents. You are in my thoughts. Wow, time has passed so fast!

Posted by Arla Masson on 02/06/2015 at 7:34 PM

Re: “A Final Act of Devotion Ends in Tragedy

I remember her from when my boys played basketball!! Always there each and every weekend with a great big smile on her face!! She always seemed to have a big smile on her face!!!!! A truly very generous person!!

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Christine Willis on 02/04/2015 at 8:36 PM

Re: “A Final Act of Devotion Ends in Tragedy

I remember Pat when she was a nurse at Dr.Beloins office in Newport ..Always very pleasant, and a great nurse..

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Posted by Joyce Lucas Hebert on 02/04/2015 at 4:01 PM

Re: “A Massive Tupper Lake Development Gets the Green Light

APA and DEC and ANDY and ERIC's Buddies ....... Schneiderman is a Whitewash Cover Up CLOWN. Schneiderman SHUT DOWN MoreLand ..... Gee Imagine That ...... http://www.bing.com/search?q=Sunrise+Savings+and+Loan+++Foxman++&qs=n&form=QBLH&pq=sunrise+savings+and+loan+foxman+&sc=0-0&sp=-1&sk=&cvid=56ab0aa007b44a96b3de74c8e9b3b7e5

Posted by Judson Witham on 01/25/2015 at 1:28 PM

Re: “Homeless for the Holidays

Some people may have had a good stay some bad. Mine was awful Dan and the cleaning lady made mine colder than the nights that put me there.On the 3rd night of my stay I was in the office where I hears and saw Dan and the House keeper talking...I didn't know I'd be part of his plan to (Kick Anyone Out He Could to Get Her Work Hours). You don't believe me pull the tapes,plus I have a few witnesses. All Dan has is his word, if you think that's good check his blood you'll find out different. So waTch yourselves.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ellen Mahoney on 01/22/2015 at 3:03 PM

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

No CPS worker or gal attorneys or judge care what the kids think feel and want as long as they receive payment n can twist the situation for their benefit and win that's all they care on TRUTH IS NOT WHAT LOOK FOR IT IS THE INCOME FOR FUNDINGPOINT BLANK BOTTOM LINE

Posted by Desireah Davis on 12/31/2014 at 10:51 PM

Re: “Update: 'Barbaras' Lawsuit Drags On Amid Lakeshore Drama

Hey Barbaras....I mean JJ. Sorry I forgot your code name...

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Posted by ohbaby on 12/31/2014 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Update: 'Barbaras' Lawsuit Drags On Amid Lakeshore Drama

Hey Barbras....I mean JJ. Sorry I forgot your code name...

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Posted by ohbaby on 12/31/2014 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Update: 'Barbaras' Lawsuit Drags On Amid Lakeshore Drama

Seems that the gullibles who fall victim to lapping up biased, poorly researched articles prefer to spend their time "clicking" their "likes" and "dislikes" rather than devoting their efforts to more constructive pursuits. How about cleaning the rats out of Addison's selectboard and regulatory agencies? Anyone up for a "witch" hunt to rout out the bigot's?

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by JJ on 12/31/2014 at 3:25 PM

Re: “Update: 'Barbaras' Lawsuit Drags On Amid Lakeshore Drama

Oh Barbaras!

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Posted by Jeff Good on 12/31/2014 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Update: 'Barbaras' Lawsuit Drags On Amid Lakeshore Drama

Wouldn't it be miraculous if the town regulatory officials would DO THEIR JOB and apply the regulations equitably amongst the citizens?? As for the article, Kathryn Flagg sadly resorts to sensationalist, incomplete, therefore inaccurate reportage, all indicative of her lack of integrity as a reporter. No surprise that Ms. Flagg's reporting favors the defendants as, in all legal cases, the defendants are the ones who have their backs against the wall and are, therefore, more than willing to spout whatever gibberish they can to make themselves appear to be the upstanding, law-abiding party. Quite the contrary (READ the lawsuit) in this instance, and if Ms. Flagg were to practice due diligence in her reporting, her article would have read quite differently. Namely, that there has been REPEATED AND SYSTEMATIC discriminatory application of town regulations against just about EVERYTHING the Barbaras have done with their property. They endured relentless and unjustified harassment during the construction of their guest house and this harassment continues to this day. Any fool can see that they have improved the neighborhood far beyond what their neighbors have done by adding a lovely guest house on the lake front.
Town regulatory officials have REFUSED to hold other citizens to the same standards that they demand of the Barbaras. There ARE REGULATORY VIOLATIONS OCCURRING ON NEIGHBOR'S PROPERTY that the town officials REFUSE to address. Maybe Ms. Flagg could invest some time and effort here, you know, really get to the bottom of this. This would, of course, require more effort than perhaps she is willing or capable.
Suffice it to say, Ms. Flagg's article is irresponsibly filled with inaccuracies and intentionally provocative language. It's unfortunate, in the interest of good journalism, that she doesn't seem able to report a story based on current and objective information.
As for "turning witches to wine," as per the uninformed and gullible Penelope in the previous comment to this article, who's looking into finding out who the hateful bigot(s) was who spray painted the "I 'heart' fags" graffiti on the town offices parking lot? Graffiti, which by the way was allowed to stand for several years. I can't help but wonder what the town's response would have been had someone sprayed "I 'heart' niggers," or I 'heart' spics," or I 'heart' wops," or I 'heart' chinks." Would they really have found it to be such a difficult task to remove such disgusting and hateful language as they found the task to remove the anti-gay language?
There are serious issues at hand in this lawsuit, as anyone who actually READS the lawsuit in its ENTIRETY will see. Rather than spout ignorant assumptions regarding a legal case that may, in time, reveal that among town officials, there has been conspiratorially pervasive discrimination, not to mention incompetency and failure to equitably apply the law, let's just let this play out and, yes, let our LEGAL SYSTEM run its course. This is how we do things in this country, remember? How refreshing it could be to have town officials who actually work to uphold town LAWS and REGULATIONS EQUITABLY among ALL OF THE CITIZENS in Addison. How refreshing it would be, too, to have a reporter and publisher at Seven Days who would truly apply due diligence in gathering accurate and up-to-date information BEFORE they concluded that an article warranted publication. Gossip and incomplete therefore inaccurate information, do not a journalistically sound article make!

4 likes, 23 dislikes
Posted by JJ on 12/30/2014 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Update: 'Barbaras' Lawsuit Drags On Amid Lakeshore Drama

It is really sad that these two women lead such empty and hostile lives that they need to cause disruption and misery to others. For any brave souls who know them, could you suggest a pastime such as a charitable organization that could use pit bull types as advocates? If they harnessed all of their negative energy to do good, I think it would end up making them happier people. Their hateful and spiteful actions don't seem to have satisfied them thus far, maybe Ernst and Supeno would be willing to try a different way to fulfill the last part of their lives. Wouldn't it be miraculous if we could help turn two witches into wine?

23 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 12/30/2014 at 1:24 PM

Re: “A Massive Tupper Lake Development Gets the Green Light

"Maroun envisions national chains, such as Target or Ames setting up shop." Somebody should let the mayor know that Ames closed all of its stores back in 2002.

Posted by PartyMarty on 12/19/2014 at 1:33 PM

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

Oh yeah, my daughter had another child which has been diagnosed with the same things that her first one was diagnosed with due to her poor parenting ability. And they closed the case on the 2nd one. I had to call on that one as well.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Kim Tardie on 12/13/2014 at 12:46 AM

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

Social Security Title IV provides funds to strengthen families and possibly reunite them if possible. There's no profit for the States. If this were the case then my Grandchild would have been removed the first time.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Kim Tardie on 12/13/2014 at 12:45 AM

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