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Re: “Actors Needed for Vermont's Largest-Ever Disaster-Preparedness Drill

The E-9 crew does an amazing job creating a real world crisis. The company is run by former Marines who care about veterans and this country. Great hire State of Vermont.

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Posted by gotowork on 07/21/2016 at 1:07 AM

Re: “BCA Funds First 16 Community Art Projects

What a great idea to support our local artists!

Posted by Donna Canney Walters on 07/20/2016 at 5:44 PM

Re: “BCA Funds First 16 Community Art Projects

Amazing work BCA! Way to keep the local arts scene infused with innovative grant making and public art.

Posted by Jill Badolato on 07/19/2016 at 11:40 PM

Re: “A New Sex-Toy Shop Spices Up Middlebury

I recently visited the store about a month ago and brought my adopted daughter and son with me! As your children get older you want them to know sex is normal and they can feel comfortable talking to you. Kristen made them feel welcome and also taught them safety and respect for the toys and it's important your up front with young people so they don't hurt themselves using them because we all experiment one time or another. She's funny safe and very educated in her job.

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Posted by mommymar on 07/19/2016 at 6:59 PM

Re: “A Burlington Collection of Rare Books Is Museum Bound

This collector must be a hermit. I just can't believe she knows of nobody who collects these publishers trade bindings. What of Herbert Kleist of Boston who gave his huge collection to the Boston Public Library many decades ago. Then there were my two mentors, Charles Gullans and John Espey at UCLA that launched Margaret Amstrong and a host of other designers with three exhibitions in 1968 and 1970. I celebrated my Golden Anniversary collecting such treasures 1966 to 2016 with a slide show/talk at San Francisco's Roxburghe club. Title was "How to Judge a Book by its Cover". Then their is Richard Minsky of Hudson New York who, with moi as his principal advisor, has put together five collections of cloth bindings, published color illustrated books on them, and placed them in major American universities. Even the MET has started to collect fine examples for its Watson Library. Since I live in the Bay Area, I can hardly wait to see the collection when it gets to SF.

Posted by John Lehner on 07/18/2016 at 3:09 AM

Re: “Vermont Slam Poets Head to National Competition

You aren't "brave", you are hiding your femininity and womanhood through patriarchal demands. Making yourself invisible. yea very "brave".

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Posted by Holly Brileya on 07/15/2016 at 10:13 AM

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Posted by Lb on 07/11/2016 at 1:45 PM

Re: “Planning a Vermont Fairytale Wedding

Hi Sarah! We loved your article on barn weddings in Vermont. We also thought your readers would like to know that the romantic first photo was taken from inside our wedding barn here at the Inn at Mountain View Farm in East Burke, and that we are a landmark site that is listed on the National Historic Trust!

Posted by Marilyn Pastore on 07/11/2016 at 12:36 PM

Re: “What I'm Watching: Song of the South

The print you saw in your library wasn't a mystery. I saw Song of the South in theaters here in the Florida sometime between 80 and 82. It was reissued theatrically a few times, as late as 86 I believe. But definitely early 80s, it just never saw a stateside home video release. And really, Gone With the Wind is lauded but this movie gets shelved? FWIW, I also have a high def transfer of this on my media server that was scanned from a 16mm print from a private collection. It's out there, you just have to look.

Posted by Chris White on 07/11/2016 at 5:39 AM

Re: “Water Rights: Scullers vs. Motor Boats in Craftsbury

I used to scull on the Charles river in Cambridge, MA. One thing my experience taught me is that Champlain is generally too rough for sculling. The pond in Coventry sounds perfect for it, and it is lovely when nature builds a natural venue for a sport That said, my family had a place on Willoughby at the time of the battle over jet skis on small lakes in Vermont. They were annoying and dangerous to people who were using the lake in an unpowered way. There were times when I was nearly run over while swimming by these machines. Nothing going on in Craftsbury seems to be endangering lives or property in any real sense. What is being damaged, according to the power boat users, is their grandfathered ability to use power boats in such a small body of water. I hope that cooler heads prevail and a reasonable schedule can be set with all sides satisfied. But being grumpy is a time-honored tradition in the NEK. Grumpiness is still allowed.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 07/07/2016 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Paper Tiger? Katie Hunt Satirizes Media in a Statehouse Exhibit

I'm here to applaud Rachel's thought-provoking review of Kate Hunt-Shumlin's work. It may have been a mistake to premier the works in the Governor's office (ya think?), but nevertheless, I can appreciate what the artist was getting at. Bottom line: I like the work!

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Posted by Nan Abbott-Hourigan on 07/07/2016 at 1:15 PM

Re: “WTF: What Would Make Silverware Magnetized?

Magnetic silverware is only found at restaurants and I think it has to do with a big magnetic ring they sometimes put at the top of the trash bin near the dishwasher station. This prevents silverware from being thrown out which actually happens a lot. Silverware gets saved from the trash by attaching to the big magnet. Getting attached to the magnet passes along some magnetic properties.

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Posted by Chris Pearson on 07/07/2016 at 8:28 AM

Re: “Water Rights: Scullers vs. Motor Boats in Craftsbury

It is interesting that the motor boat enthusiasts don't complain about noise their boats may generate on this small pond. I had the privilege of living at COC and working as a recreation instructor. Hosmer Pond is a special place because the shoreline is not over developed (yet), and the pond is not over run with motorized vehicles. I hope these disagreements can be worked out so everyone continues to experience the peace and beauty of this unspoiled place.

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Posted by Annie Oak on 07/06/2016 at 11:09 AM

Re: “Painter Emilie Lee on Classical Realism

Great article Emilie!! Xx

Posted by Rackk & Ruin on 07/06/2016 at 7:41 AM

Re: “Painter Emilie Lee on Classical Realism

It would have been nice to actually have a photo of one of her paintings.

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Posted by Lisa Ackel Judge on 07/06/2016 at 4:30 AM

Re: “Water Rights: Scullers vs. Motor Boats in Craftsbury

As a property owner on the pond, and long time user of the pond I can attest first hand to the disruption these boats cause to fisherman and boaters. I have been boating and fishing on Hosmer for some 25 years. Over this past weekend (4th of July when no skulls were to be out) I was fishing on the northern end and had a skull come within 12-18 inches of hitting my 55 thousand dollar fishing boat. I know we all need to get a long here, but what is ultimately at play is a commercial use of a state owned and maintained body of water. It would be no different than if i decided to open a bass fishing camp and teach people how to bass fish with large bass fishing boats plugging the lake. There is little legal precedent in such comemrcial use cases and the state is going to have to make a decision on this as it is not going to end

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Posted by Ben Moffatt on 07/05/2016 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Water Rights: Scullers vs. Motor Boats in Craftsbury

Scullers, just go to Champlain. Clearly the lake just isn't big enough.

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Posted by ksmith610 on 07/03/2016 at 4:43 PM

Re: “Water Rights: Scullers vs. Motor Boats in Craftsbury

This is not a difficult issue to resolve. It's all about managing the only competing resource at stake here, which is time on the lake... When this issue began to formally circulate among property owners by email two years ago, several people, myself included, suggested developing a workable calendar for all parties. If the calendar that was worked out at that time had been adhered to, this article would not have been necessary. Despite the overtones from neighbors quoted above, the non-COC property owners do realize the viability and importance of the COC, within reasonable limits. It's time to cut out the noise, sit down over lunch for an hour and work out a schedule of alternating usage that is agreeable to all (the COC has made a significant step forward by NOT having group sessions on July 4th and Labor Day weekends) then actively communicate these times during the summer months. This way the prized resource everyone enjoys will be properly utilized and further conflict can be avoided. Bill Amirault

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Posted by Bill A on 07/03/2016 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Water Rights: Scullers vs. Motor Boats in Craftsbury

As someone who lives in Craftsbury this article fails to point out many of the other COC wrongdoings.

They use couches and cars to blockade public roads and scream at you as you try and drive by to get home. They rollerski/bike/jog 5-6 abreast blocking roadways and don't get over.

I'm a younger person and it really isn't a "new V.S. old" thing, it's a difference in respect for public spaces.

It's all of these things combined that residents take into account.

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Posted by Don Atherton on 07/03/2016 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Water Rights: Scullers vs. Motor Boats in Craftsbury

The coc should have to pay some type of royalty to land owners around the pond for blocking it off and to the state for profiting off the state's natural resource and still be liable for maintaining the pond all boaters and fishermen have to pay to use these waterways and to maintain them so until the coc dose tht they should not be able to put so many sculls' in the water it stops ppl tht actually contribute from using this body of water

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Posted by dw on 07/03/2016 at 8:45 AM

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