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Comment Archives: Stories: News + Opinion: Off Message

Re: “Burlington Solicits Feedback for Redesign of City Hall Park

I do hope the comments on the Great Streets website (including the Park design) will become public, so we can see each other's thoughts on the subject. Mr. Infinity is correct in that using the Park for the Market or for large musical events will be bad for the grass. Some think that fewer trees in general would be good for the grass, but I disagree - we just need trees that don't create what is called "killing shade" - one of the reasons Elm trees became so popular. We need more trees, but ones that let everything else grow. Here's hoping.

Posted by stickinthemud on 12/09/2016 at 12:29 PM

Re: “UVM Medical Center Buys Motel to House Patients, Homeless

Good, good. The hospital was dangerously small before this purchase.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by The Oracle on 12/09/2016 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Ashe Hires Liberal Health Care Lobbyist as Chief of Staff

I agree with Annette.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Paul Burns on 12/09/2016 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Burlington Solicits Feedback for Redesign of City Hall Park

we can pick

1) a park with grass
2) a weekly farmer's market in the park

cant have both sry

3 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Rick Infinity on 12/08/2016 at 11:54 PM

Re: “Ashe Hires Liberal Health Care Lobbyist as Chief of Staff

Good choice.

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by A. Smith on 12/08/2016 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Walters: Conservative Operative Wins Influential Post in Scott Administration

Oh, this is precious. The very first person pro-wind Walters quotes is his pro-wind pal Paul Burns. Walters notably wrote his almost-final column on his former blog as an advertisement for wind developer Blittersdorf. I guess his Seven Days column will now become the site for him to expound on behalf of his buddies and continue his attacks on people who he doesn't like, without ever having met or talked to them.

15 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by A. Smith on 12/08/2016 at 5:51 PM

Re: “Walters: Conservative Operative Wins Influential Post in Scott Administration

Following the tactics of Trump in Vermont is a sure sign of weakness and ignorance of the people of our state. We don't like partisan liars very much, Mr. Brooks, watch yourself.

14 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Christopher Hill on 12/08/2016 at 3:23 PM

Re: “Dakota Access Pipeline Opponents March on TD Bank in Montpelier

Can we clarify how TD Bank is "funding" the DAPL? The bank isn't an investor in the pipeline - it's a creditor. Are we really going to start protesting banks based on who they lend money to? Pick any bank - local or national - and I bet you can find a company that bank has lent money to whose values and actions you disagree with.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by stellaquarta on 12/08/2016 at 11:52 AM

Re: “Phil Scott Appoints Susanne Young, Al Gobeille to Top Admin Jobs

From a Minter-voting Democrat.........I don't know much about Ms. Young, but Gobeille is a solid pick. Can Phil give Trump some cabinet-picking advice please?

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by JD on 12/08/2016 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Sinex Picks Local Firm to Construct Burlington Town Center

Bravo, Don Sinex!!!

19 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by marianne1 on 12/07/2016 at 2:27 PM

Re: “New UVM Aid Program to Help Limited-Income Students

That is so important. Education is the greatest gift.

Posted by Robert Qua on 12/07/2016 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Shelburne Police Investigate Counterfeit Bill Passed at Local Shop

Unfortunately, our shop took the hit.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Tracy Stolese on 12/07/2016 at 5:38 AM

Re: “Shelburne Police Investigate Counterfeit Bill Passed at Local Shop

I'm guessing that money is covered by the FDIC which probably means the consumer indirectly pays for it, though I don't know much about the FDIC process.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mt.Philo on 12/06/2016 at 9:00 PM

Re: “Shelburne Police Investigate Counterfeit Bill Passed at Local Shop

Who is takes the hit in these instances? The retailer or the bank? Maybe the Feds?

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tiki Archambeau on 12/06/2016 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Dakota Access Pipeline Opponents March on TD Bank in Montpelier

I wouldn't call 1868 ancient and treaties are only "supposed" if you are the type of person who uses small pox blankets to handle situations such as these.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mt.Philo on 12/06/2016 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Dakota Access Pipeline Opponents March on TD Bank in Montpelier

According to some person (I won't stoop to calling him names), only OTHER people, in distant, convenient locations, should make sacrifices in recognition of supposed ancient Native American land rights, not himself.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 12/06/2016 at 9:58 AM

Re: “Dakota Access Pipeline Opponents March on TD Bank in Montpelier

In the 1960's in the Deep South, some newspapers stopped taking ads from businesses including banks that profited off racism. I won't hold my breath on this one concern concerning Seven Days since they still take money from a multinational tobacco company that uses indentured poor for making their "Native Spirits" organic cigarettes. Part of the Reynolds company impacting indigenous people. Our news media can make a major impact by not giving ad space to these companies. We are all in this struggle.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Mark Montalban on 12/06/2016 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Dakota Access Pipeline Opponents March on TD Bank in Montpelier

According to some idiot, nobody has the right to oppose the pipeline unless they first abandon their homes. I'm glad there are decent people standing up for what is right.

7 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Mt.Philo on 12/06/2016 at 8:14 AM

Re: “Dakota Access Pipeline Opponents March on TD Bank in Montpelier

Please, if you have not done so already, move any money you have from banks like these to your locally owned credit union. It is a co-op. You own it, they invest your money in your local community. Put your money where your values are.

6 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Annie Gaillard on 12/06/2016 at 6:52 AM

Re: “Howard Dean Drops Bid for DNC Chairmanship

Congressman Keith Ellison is a dream candidate IF you are a republican . He is however politically correct so I guess that's more important . Hello political oblivion .

0 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Rich ard on 12/05/2016 at 8:02 PM

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