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Re: “Leadercast 2016: Architects of Tomorrow

I've been to Leadercast back when I was living in New York. It is such an amazing experience and I am so excited it's coming to Vermont!

Posted by Brad Schwartz on 04/22/2016 at 11:44 AM

Re: “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

PRDP has been specially blessed by the director's guru in India. It follows his teachings and will put those watching and aware into a beautiful process. See it over and over. May it come soon to Roxy!

Posted by vtjoy on 11/24/2015 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Cut!

Fantastic thriller! Terrific story, Terrific acting!

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Posted by horrorfan1 on 01/20/2015 at 1:27 AM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Exclusive Interview With BLM Flag Thief

Stacy, the whole "but what about the troops" thing is getting really old. It's not connected to this, acts to downplay other important issues and actually trivializes the plight of our current and former troops. They know they're being used, but I'm also entirely sure that they would appreciate not being used as a literary device. When was the last time you donated to a veteran's fund?

Posted by Thommy Taber on 10/01/2016 at 11:16 AM

Re: “With Backing from Key Institutions, Burlington to Pursue District Heating

Even if this new district heating is a good thing (I know some people who support it for good reasons), there is no reason why we can't make it work with human-scaled buildings that do not bust our comprehensive plan, Plan BTV. The mayor wants everyone to believe that the new environmental standards for the downtown overlay district approved on Thursday night could not be achieved without caving to the 14-story building of increased mass with its 3 1/2 floors of above ground parking garages. In fact, we could have new LEED building standards, new storm water treatment standards, this new district heating and more at 5-10 stories. We could add park and rides, reducing car trips, get rid of the parking garages, limit the excessive use of resources needed to build and heat something as high as this proposed skyscraper, and increase green spaces, and green roofs. This is GREENWASHING. The argument that building skyscrapers in the city reduces sprawl is also greenwashing. The same people are behind building on our farms and woodlands. They don't give a fig for carbon emissions or wildlife or the health of the lake. Nor do they give a fig for affordable housing. These are all tricks to get away with unconscionable and unpopular developments that serve the developer class and the wealthy people who want investment properties. Don't believe it. Visit htttp://coalitionforalivablecity.blogspot for the real story about the overlay district.

Posted by Sud End on 10/01/2016 at 10:02 AM

Re: “Taco Time at Middlebury Chocolates

What local farms does Middlebury Chocolates get its cocoa beans from? Right. If the Jacksons feel so strongly about serving local food, maybe they should change their business model. But a couple of tacos are not going to cut it. And I agree with Christina: Many Middlebury restaurants do a good job of featuring locally sourced food while maintaining diverse, interesting menus.

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Posted by daniel on 10/01/2016 at 8:56 AM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Exclusive Interview With BLM Flag Thief

Well done. I'm pretty sure I didn't miss the point.

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Posted by Blake Talley on 10/01/2016 at 6:39 AM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Exclusive Interview With BLM Flag Thief

Maybe 7 Days should just stick to reporting news.

7 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Leonard Bast on 10/01/2016 at 5:55 AM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Exclusive Interview With BLM Flag Thief

Humor ? Meh !

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rich ard on 09/30/2016 at 10:54 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Exclusive Interview With BLM Flag Thief

Lmao There's no way this is real

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Posted by Katie Reynolds on 09/30/2016 at 10:42 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Exclusive Interview With BLM Flag Thief

Definitely ignorant.
But I'd like to ask - If UVM is flying a BLM flag, is it also flying flags for MIA, POW, and recognizing our military members who have risked and/or lost their lives to protect the freedoms for our USA and those of other countries? Let's be all inclusive here. Let's be sure that UVM is flying all of the important flags that represent everything and includes everyone and all interest groups.

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Posted by Stacy Coon Charbonneau on 09/30/2016 at 10:22 PM

Re: “Higher Purpose? Council Approves Zoning Change, Sends It to Voters

What a disappointing and outrageous rush to sell out the character of Burlington's downtown! Voters should reject this zoning change and work together to design a city center worthy of our beautiful home.

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Posted by Laura H on 09/30/2016 at 10:04 PM

Re: “Higher Purpose? Council Approves Zoning Change, Sends It to Voters

The way the mayor and proponents of the plan as it is currently laid out characterized it as the last great hope for Burlington's future was disingenuous and misleading at best... you can't tell me there isn't another developer out there in the big big world outside of Vermont that wouldn't be willing to redevelop the mall in a manner that is amenable to the wishes of Burlington's citizenry as outlined in Plan BTV and under current zoning??... to characterize the "opposition" as somehow against progress in any form or against development is just a politically motivated lie... it's about time somebody did some due diligence and pushed back against this mayor a little bit... no one is saying don't build... just build something better... not simply bigger...

6 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 09/30/2016 at 9:24 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Exclusive Interview With BLM Flag Thief

Color me shocked, the person who yanked down the flag is an ignorant, unintelligent, racist with mommy issues.

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Posted by Maura O'Neill on 09/30/2016 at 8:09 PM

Re: “Higher Purpose? Council Approves Zoning Change, Sends It to Voters

Yes, Lea Terhune, I did see Brian Dunkiel, one of Sinex's lawyers walk over to the city attorney, Eileen Blackwood, directly after the meeting and shake her hand. He said, "thank you". They did not exactly wink, but I know they both were wearing broad grins. Or maybe smirks? It is increasingly confusing. Does Sinex's lawyer work for the city or does the city's lawyer work for Sinex? Or does it even matter? The city had been using tax payer money for months to push a developer's project and to refute the concerns of conscientious citizens with a wide-range of expertise, asserting that we are misrepresenting facts, when the truth is rather the opposite. It is my understanding that now that the question is on the ballot the city MAY NOT ADVOCATE FOR IT IN ANY WAY. Let's hope they obey the law on this one and remember, for once, that they were elected to serve us, not Don Sinex.

10 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Sud End on 09/30/2016 at 7:18 PM

Re: “Board Unanimous: Johnson, Lyndon State Colleges to Become One

I concur. The topic seemed to come out of thin air, then there was a vote. Interesting process.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Joy Redington on 09/30/2016 at 6:45 PM

Re: “Post-Sale, Seventh Generation Aims to Go Global and Stay Local

Green Mountain bought Keurig, not the other way around.

Posted by Andrew Everett on 09/30/2016 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Higher Purpose? Council Approves Zoning Change, Sends It to Voters

Let's face it, you big shot Mayor Miro Weinberger will have it his way no matter what..He talk out of his butt, does he want to make Burlington another NYC?? Think that's his goal..You allow 10, story,15 story then next there will be 25 story...SMH..2 face Weinberger is all he is..

8 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Donna Boutin on 09/30/2016 at 3:45 PM

Re: “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week — The Touring Years

"Ringo Starr, undeniably the least gifted of the group..."

OK, granted that being a member of the Beatles sets the bar pretty high, but... "....undeniably the least gifted of the group...[!!]" Nothing personal, but are you nuts??

Granted, Starr was not a song-writer, or --frankly-- much of a singer. But, _musically_, he held his own with _any_ of the others.

I worked as a musician for decades and I never met a drummer who didn't list Starr in their top-five list of favorite rock drummers.

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Posted by Nichael Cramer on 09/30/2016 at 3:25 PM

Re: “Higher Purpose? Council Approves Zoning Change, Sends It to Voters

Did you see one of Sinex's lawyers thank Eileen Blackwood after the meeting? Was it really accompanied by a wink? ;-(

10 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by leaterhune on 09/30/2016 at 2:28 PM

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