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Re: “Bourgoin Discharged From Hospital, Held in Prison

In light of other articles posted here and elsewhere about the possibility that this man has some potentially serious mental health issues, I hope he is not being held in a way that compromises his access for help for this possible condition. After all, if he is held in such a way as to increase his symptoms he may become incompetent to stand trial. Then DOC will be on hook for arranging his treatment, and we can't have that, can we?

Posted by Barbara Alsop on 10/22/2016 at 1:17 AM

Re: “Obeng Blasts Board Member for 'Sexist, Racist' Facebook Posts

Very appropriate for Superintendent leadership on this and am gratified to see Mr. Obeng acting ethically and morally on this issue.

That said, our students and staff (and law-abiding taxpayers) also deserve a Superintendent who does not lie during the interview process and who does not break the law. Instead, Mr. Obeng lied, saying he intended to live in Burlington, as required by City law at the time he was hired. Imagine the shock when instead he moved to South Burlington. The residency requirement was enacted with good reason, so the people at the top are not exempt from the real-world consequences of their decisions. Mr. Obeng openly flouts this & voted with his feet, saying Burlington is good enough to pay his salary but not good enough for his family to live in. "Do as I say; not as I do" is the read-between-the-lines lesson learned by the students he is supposed to lead.

In spite of the voters overwhelmingly rejecting attempts to eliminate the residency requirement for city leaders (defeated at the ballot box twice in the last 15 years), the Mayor and majority City Council then shamefully recently amended the law to pretend that living anywhere within the borders of Chittenden County is the same as living in Burlington city limits. This amendment completely undermines the law and the will of the voters. We've come a long way from the years when Bernie Sanders was mayor, and not always in the right direction.

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Posted by Chris in S. Burlington on 10/22/2016 at 12:31 AM

Re: “A Civilian Pilot Test-Drives the F-35

The F-35 is a horrendously overpriced and problematic flying piece of junk. The most expensive weapons system in U.S. history and this is what we get. People might want to read the link below, or any dozens of others telling the truth about this egregious jet.

Posted by Arc_Light on 10/22/2016 at 12:14 AM

Re: “First Baptist Church of Burlington

There is no excitement anywhere like a First Baptist Church chicken pie supper. Come prepared for thrills and laughs.

Posted by Jay Furr on 10/22/2016 at 12:11 AM

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