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Comment Archives: stories: News + Opinion: News

Re: “Backstory: Stupidest Journalistic Injury

Albeit a well written story, I didn't see a dateline which would have helped me place the story in time. Is there a video of the authors bloodbath?

Posted by Fred J Abrahams on 12/31/2016 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Backstory: Story I Wish I Didn't Have to Keep Writing

sevendaysvt is a lefty mouthpiece and propaganda asset of the local lefty government and it is for this reason that sevendaysvt silences dissenting voices on its comment threads

Naughty naughty.

Posted by Christopher M. Hayden on 12/30/2016 at 10:58 PM

Re: “Backstory: What Seven Days Reporters Didn't Tell You the First Time

Great format for recapping the year . Well done . Happy New Year .

Posted by Rich ard on 12/29/2016 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Backstory: Unlikeliest Story

Sheriff Marcoux deserves kudos at every level, and Mr. Szad does the same. The factors most associated with successful rehabilitation of former offenders coming out of prison are a stable living style, including home, job, and family and community support. From what I glean, none of that would have existed for Mr. Szad without this sheriff and his department. He deserves a hero of the year award.
National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws

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Posted by Shelly Stow on 12/29/2016 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Backstory: Most Awkward Moment With a Public Official

The ghosts of Wayne Brunette and Phil Grenin howl in the cold winter winds as they blow through these once Free and Proud Green Mountains on this cold, dark, icy night....can you hear them?

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Posted by Christopher M. Hayden on 12/28/2016 at 6:28 PM

Re: “Backstory: Most Awkward Moment With a Public Official

Go T.J.!

Never before has a more prolific supporter and suborner of perjury under color of authority and other police misconduct ever risen to the vaunted heights of the Office of the Attorney General of Vermont....except for William Sorrell, of course....

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Posted by Christopher M. Hayden on 12/28/2016 at 6:26 PM

Re: “The Year in Cheers and Jeers from Seven Days Commenters

Fun article. Thanks.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 12/28/2016 at 2:17 PM

Re: “The Year in Cheers and Jeers from Seven Days Commenters

Ahem, it's Aron. Check the birth certificate, marriage certificate, and recording contract ;)

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Posted by stellaquarta on 12/28/2016 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Court Finds Abuse Claims Baseless — but a Mom Still Can't See Her Son

I know this dog and pony show first hand, x files a false police report and the first time it gets thrown out of court the second x has friend baby sit for my 14 and 16 yr old brings my boy to emergency room and claims boy said he would rather commit suicide rather than see dad. I spend 20g fighting this because divorce court has no rules and judges can rule anything. they cannot follow a case because they are rotated so much. court says I connot see or communicate with kids and its been two years and counting. son went to emergency room because it was only way mom would let him play football. come to find out he hates it. son said nothing in ER and when evaluated by DCF and Howard mental health they determined it a crock and sent him home. I have been suffering since and once x got kids 24/7 judge gave her another 550.00 a month in child support. filing a false police report is a felony. the lawyers are just there to agree with the judge. upon approaching the school I find out that she has told the school that she cannot handle the kids and work for dhs because her job is so demanding so she signs responsibility over to her friend and ADL doesn't bother to tell me. And the pisser is I train left behind kids to be successful. these actions need a class action suit to make these liberal thinkers pay the price for destroying families.

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Posted by Richard Irick on 12/24/2016 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Plans for Utopian 'Ubuntu' Community Cause Stir in Bolton

Opinions without background knowledge mean nothing. Go to and watch some of Michael Tellinger's videos. Then make your comments.

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Posted by John O'Dowd on 12/20/2016 at 12:57 PM

Re: “Plans for Utopian 'Ubuntu' Community Cause Stir in Bolton

So sad that the world is not ready to evolve out of the slave system and slave mentality. So many roadblocks to the evolution of our consciousness. Fear is the mind killer! its easy to point fingers and scream CULT without recognizing our current system is the real Cult that we have all been indoctrinated into. If you are so opposed to Ubuntu what you are essentially saying is this - I have no imagination to create a new way of living and I am completely dependent on my slave masters to take care of me.
We are all waking up at out own pace and we are all in this together and Ubuntu is our future. Honestly ask yourself do we really need money? If you listen to your heart the answer is obviously NO! People create everything, money does nothing but hold us back. Peace.

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Posted by Jeremy Carbone on 12/20/2016 at 11:58 AM

Re: “As Burlington's Library Becomes a Haven for the Homeless, Librarians Adapt to a Changing Job

The library is a great place to go if you need peace and quiet and just want to relax or read, the staff is very courteous and kind but if there are any people bothering you they will be there to try and help out

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Posted by Ken Atwood on 12/18/2016 at 10:57 AM

Re: “After Running Out of Appeals, a Burlington Renter Reluctantly Moves Out

I understand that this post was very very long ago. But I look back at it and I see some very disrespectful, unjustified comments by people who weren't even in my or my father's situation. I am now 16 years old and am living healthy and well. My father is doing well also. I look back at this and I do think that the outcome of the court was unjustified and I don't think that Malcovsky should have gotten away with the stability issues of our home at the time. I do however not want to argue or bring up any issues I just think that this world is funny. I also want to staite that my father and I have grown a lot from this and we learned a lot about horrible housing, and injustice of this world and fourtanitly been able to prevent certain people from renting from people like Malcovsky. I hope you are enjoying your life Cathy, and again I hope that me re-bringing this up doesn't hurt you today. Have a great life everybody and I look forward to helping others like me and my dad with not buying unstable living enviornments. Have a great one!

-Rebecca Corcoran

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Posted by RebeccaAnnCorcoran on 11/09/2016 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Hunting Foes Want to Snare Seats on Vermont's Fish & Wildlife Board

So we should select board members that are, for the most part, 100% against the activity that the board votes on? This doesn't make sense to me.

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Posted by Jason Michael on 10/18/2016 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Hunting Foes Want to Snare Seats on Vermont's Fish & Wildlife Board

Wow ! Thanks for a thought provoking article .
I have few problems with hunting although a great deal more with trapping . I have enjoyed hunted meat (although I'll never touch bear again.) My biggest issue is the idea that only hunters should be on the F&W board . Should only developers be on land development boards ? Should only teachers be on education boards ? A great part of Vermont's appeal is based on its natural beauty of which its wildlife is an important element . Protection of this asset does not belong solely to those who have harvested this resource and by harvested I mean killed wildlife . It belongs to all Vermonters

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Posted by Rich ard on 10/17/2016 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Hunting Foes Want to Snare Seats on Vermont's Fish & Wildlife Board

I can't speak to the accuracy of (Hike Vt)'s comments or quote from "Bill, a former trapper" about incidental trapping of cats, but I do have a personal experience where a Maine Warden told me homeowners in Maine had the right to shoot a Bald Eagle if it was pecking at their roof shingles (the Warden was reprimanded for his incorrect statement by his supervisor(s)). Seems like the cat story is a little far fetched to be made up?

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Posted by Richard Hesslein on 10/16/2016 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Hunting Foes Want to Snare Seats on Vermont's Fish & Wildlife Board

The reason none of Mike Covey's "management issues" were discussed above by those of us who oppose his expansion of trapping, is that his list of issues are not caused by wildlife but by human involvement in the landscape. There are numerous scientific studies that clearly demonstrate the ineffective and ecologically destructive nature of trapping. This is particularly true with regard to coyotes and beaver. It is sheer ignorance to say that trapping is a valid means to control populations, health, or habitat degradation. This is a smoke screen for a sadistic sport that supports an obsolete industry. There is not room here to go into all the arguments against the efficacy of trapping (some of which were mentioned in above statements---I guess Mr. Covey overlooked those). The information is easily available to anyone who can read and think critically. Mr. Covey's arrogance is unveiled when his identity is revealed. He is the very trapper who proposed the contentious petition that was the subject of debate at the September 21 Fish and Wildlife Board meeting. The Department's own biologist recommended against the extension of a bobcat trapping season for several reasons, the most important being that there is no accurate assessment of the bobcat population in VT. Mr. Covey is an active trapper who routinely denies and denigrates both the science that dispels the many myths supporting trapping as a valid means to manage wildlife, and those informed and professional members of the non-trapping community who would like to see this archaic, ineffective, and sadistic tradition end.

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Posted by Jennifer Lovett on 10/16/2016 at 12:18 PM

Re: “Hunting Foes Want to Snare Seats on Vermont's Fish & Wildlife Board

I would like to thank all of the trapping opponents here for clarifying one point, the reason that we need outdoor folk on the board is that they understand the issues. If you read the above comments which are opposed to the make up of the board, you will note that nowhere in any of them did they discuss actual wildlife management issues. They engage in a great deal of hyperbole and conjecture, but never do they mention the issues generated by excessive populations of any animal. Habitat degradation, increased disease transmission, negative population impacts on other species (including endangered species), and starvation due to excessive competition are all real issues which have been observed by scientists to occur in the absence of active management such as hunting and trapping. One opponent states that they will no longer support the non-game wildlife fund. So you will penalize non-game species because you are mad that their predators are managed? Statements like those clarify that these folks care more about their agenda than they do about the welfare and health of our wild populations.

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Posted by Mike Covey on 10/16/2016 at 5:51 AM

Re: “Hunting Foes Want to Snare Seats on Vermont's Fish & Wildlife Board

Evan W., labeling wildlife activists "older woman" as a means to denigrate their relevance and demean their contributions to the discussion is offensive and sexist. Jane Goodall is an older woman. She is perhaps the most respected wildlife advocate and environmentalist on the planet. Since when does age and gender define someone's right to fair representation by a State organization? I would much prefer the F&W board be composed of informed, professionally relevant, intelligent, and compassionate older women than macho, ignorant, and uninformed men mired in the sadistic traditions of trapping that are no longer relevant and are destroying biodiversity and hindering the balance and function of our ecosystems.

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Posted by Jennifer Lovett on 10/14/2016 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Hunting Foes Want to Snare Seats on Vermont's Fish & Wildlife Board

Evan W, I heard the lies about POW before I even knew what the organization was. Then I met some of the board members and people associated with that organization and immediately understood that the trappers are engaged in a disinformation campaign. These are Vermonters who disagree with you, plain and simple. I was at the meeting to observe for myself. What is clear to me is that the trappers feel an extreme sense of entitlement and have a "good ole boy" relationship with F&W. A whole lot of Vermonters who are not trappers want some accountability. Hikers, backcountry skiers, people walking their dogs, landowners, birdwatchers, wildlife photographers, veterinarians, and others are told they have no place at the table, which is not fair. The trappers were quite outnumbered by us so-called "non-consumptives" at the meeting. There is no question that the board would have voted against their biologist's recommendations had so many members of the non-consumptive public not been there watching and videotaping. Even with that being the case, almost half the board members completely disregarded the biologist's recommendation, as well as the public comments. There were many landowners and professionals present. You trying to paint them as "older women" or anything else just shows your true colors. This is nothing more than an attempt to slander fellow Vermonters who want accountability. Sad.

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Posted by HikeVT on 10/14/2016 at 7:28 PM

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