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Re: “Wasserman Schultz to Resign as Democrats Seek Convention Unity

Anyone without their head buried in the sand already knew this process was rigged. Clinton will reward Debbie Wasserman Schultz for rigging the primary by campaigning for her and giving her some of that sweet Clinton Foundation money.

Posted by Mark Lade on 07/25/2016 at 10:01 AM

Re: “With Focus on Guns, Minter Seeks to Separate Herself From the Pack

Another out of stater trying to push out of state values on Vermont. How much of that out of state anti-gun money did you take Sue?

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Kurt Eckert on 07/24/2016 at 9:02 PM

Re: “Authorities Make Mass Drug Arrests in Winooski Neighborhood

Pardon them. Drug war is rasist and counter productive. No one should be costing taxpayers a life sentence of housing costs for drug smuggling. Should be able to buy crack and heroin at the store. Making it illegal is making it dangerous.

0 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Michael Jay Brown on 07/24/2016 at 2:40 AM

Re: “Tenants Must Vacate Memorial Auditorium by Year’s End

Over the last two years, Burlington's Generator makerspace has shared the privilege of leasing 6,000sf of basement in Memorial Auditorium. I'd like to thank the City for their partnership "incubating" our modest home for makers. And most important, I'd like to thank the staff of Parks and Recreation for your excellent support in maintaining a safe, comfortable and operable work environment. While we're very much looking forward to our new home on Pine Street, Memorial Auditorium - that grande dame of WPA construction - will be missed.

Lars Hasselblad Torres
Generator, Inc.

5 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by PabloX on 07/22/2016 at 7:55 PM

Re: “With Focus on Guns, Minter Seeks to Separate Herself From the Pack

Three contenders for the Vermont governors seat arguing as to which one is more anti gun. Cute.

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Jason Michael on 07/22/2016 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Tenants Must Vacate Memorial Auditorium by Year’s End

Couldn't there be a possibility of a GRANT
for Historic preservation ???? I bet if they looked into it........

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Joline Boudreau Cosman on 07/22/2016 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Groups Sue Vermont State Agencies Over Assisted Suicide Law

Note much abuse has been documented in the Oregon assisted suicide system.
See the federal case of Thomas Middleton who was killed with the Oregon law for his assets according to the feds.
There are more details at http://dredf dot org/public-policy/assisted-suicide/some-oregon-assisted-suicide-abuses-and-complications/

Opposition to euthanasia comes from 95% of the entire spectrum of humanity from atheist to eastern philosophies, once they learn how these laws can easily be administered wrongly against the individual 95% say "I'm not for that". It is as simple as that.
Respectfully submitted,
Bradley Williams
MTaas dot org
The promoters have done the public a disservice. Their ordinary bait and switch campaign is demonstrated by their selling "must self-administer" then they do not provide in their legislation for an ordinary witness of the "self-administration". This omission eviscerates the flaunted safeguards putting the entire population at risk of exploitation.

3 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Bradley Williams on 07/22/2016 at 5:39 PM

Re: “Groups Sue Vermont State Agencies Over Assisted Suicide Law

They have a way out by sending the person to another Doctor who will inform the person of the right to die
or they could leave the state and work else where.

5 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Alan Hugh Chandler on 07/22/2016 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Tenants Must Vacate Memorial Auditorium by Year’s End

I would just like to note that Zed is not me. I am Zeb.

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by zebnorris on 07/22/2016 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Tenants Must Vacate Memorial Auditorium by Year’s End

Historic or not. The space may be usable as an art studio, but even if you repaired the building it still isn't a place where concerts or the like can be held. It requires better seating, better sound, better bathrooms, better bar area for concerts or events, better stairway access, the list goes on. Tear it down and build something modern in its place.

7 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Zed on 07/22/2016 at 12:06 PM

Re: “Mayor, New Moran Terminate Agreement to Redevelop Coal Plant

You can buy flowers at City Market. Dion's locksmith on North Street is the best in town.


3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by RudigerVT on 07/22/2016 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Mayor, New Moran Terminate Agreement to Redevelop Coal Plant

Is this part of a consistent pattern? More to tax instead of a better place to live?
Develop the downtown for tourists.
Drive folks to live in the burbs.
Kill livability downtown.

1. Develop condo's and hotels on the beautiful & unique Moran. (Plan from day 1)
2. Massive overdevelopment on Church st. - Height is height -
3. Develop tourist hotel on Memorial auditorium.
4. Kill off BT - can't tax what can't be seen or comprehended.

When we develop at all costs; you no longer can buy flowers downtown: no longer have a hardware store downtown: no longer have a butcher downtown: no longer can get a key cut downtown: no longer have a dry cleaners downtown. etc etc.,

We wanted a more livable city. Instead we getting a bigger tax base at the cost of a more livable city.
Can't we have both?

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by ArtBell on 07/22/2016 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Tenants Must Vacate Memorial Auditorium by Year’s End

Memorial Auditorium is a historic landmark. We should be maintaining such buildings and pieces of our community, not demolishing them so that the mayor and big businesses can benefit. UVM is going to swallow up the city, and much of the local character will vanish. This development mindset is ruining Burlington. Instead, you could still involve UVM by teaming up with the Historic Preservation program to create projects to restore our infrastructure and keep the Burlington culture intact.

17 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by poppyhill on 07/22/2016 at 10:00 AM

Re: “With Focus on Guns, Minter Seeks to Separate Herself From the Pack

GreenMan from your post you think controlling guns will control domestic violence? You need to figure out what causes it and how it happens. I grew up in the Kingdom and there was a high incidence of domestic violence and abuse there. Hardly any involved guns so if you want to pass laws that you think will control guns and reduce domestic violence and then think you have accomplished something, then go for it but it will do nothing to reduce the incidence of domestic abuse. You will feel better but domestic violence will not be reduced

14 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by ConcernedVter on 07/22/2016 at 8:58 AM

Re: “With Focus on Guns, Minter Seeks to Separate Herself From the Pack

Outside of a few pockets, Vermont is a very rural and very republican state. I doubt any measure of gun control is going to change that.

13 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Mark Lade on 07/22/2016 at 7:31 AM

Re: “With Focus on Guns, Minter Seeks to Separate Herself From the Pack

Vermont is the SAFEST state in the country. AGAIN.
Vermont has the LOWEST violent crime rate in the nation. AGAIN.
Vermont is NOT a major source of crime guns.

EIGHT of Ms. Minter's favorite anti-gun claims are debunked here:…


23 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by bobdepino on 07/22/2016 at 1:03 AM

Re: “With Focus on Guns, Minter Seeks to Separate Herself From the Pack

Yup another out of stater from Pennsylvania, with a master's degree in urban planning from Massachusetts , another democrat who does urban planning who thinks they know everything,who wants to do gun control for everyone..She served on President Barack Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, co-chaired the White House Task Force Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery and Resilience..that there should tell you something, she worked for obumass.. Vt is a hunting state has been from the very beginning..We are not, NYC, Ferguson,MO, Baltimore, Maryland or Chicago, Illinois who has the Strictest Gun Laws in the United States and has the highest gun crimes and killings.. We are Vermont..We need to elect a Republican, a true Vermonter who was born and raised here, who understands all about guns..Guns don't go around shooting people on it's own, it's the person behind the trigger..But liberals don't understand that..Let them do gun control, then it will be no one will have guns..

17 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Donna Boutin on 07/22/2016 at 12:47 AM

Re: “Scott Says He Won’t Vote for Trump, Lisman Not So Sure

I was for Phil Scott for Governor till I heard he was not going to vote or support Donald Trump for President.The United States Of America needs a leader to sav.e this Country. The Republicans need to win the White House and control the House and Senate. We can do this with Donald Trump. Any Republican who does not support the whole Republican Ticket is not a Republican. This August 9th I will not be voting for Phil Scott. He does not believe in a better Vermont or a Country that needs to be saved. 4 more years with the Democrats in control and we will no longer have a United States Of America. VOTE TRUMP and Wake Up Phil Scott. My Country is more Important than Phil Scott.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by davran on 07/21/2016 at 10:19 PM

Re: “With Focus on Guns, Minter Seeks to Separate Herself From the Pack

Vermont has a major problem with domestic violence and suicides, and gun control will help. Vermont also exports a lot of weapons that are used in crime elsewhere, and it's time for us to take responsibility for our "gun pollution", the same way we complain about coal plant pollution drifting in from the Midwest.

Otherwise, hunting is a dying tradition, and I say, let it go. Better for the animals, better for the environment, better for our young people not to learn that violence is acceptable. Go Sue Minter!

13 likes, 44 dislikes
Posted by GreenMan48 on 07/21/2016 at 5:53 PM

Re: “With Focus on Guns, Minter Seeks to Separate Herself From the Pack

The true figures that every voter can easily research for themselves, state that she lies to promote a political agenda to further herself. Is there any wonder why the American and Vermont Public can't stand what politicians have become. Same ole', Same ole' ,,, make it hard on honest, average, hard working citizens for a politician to move themselves ahead.
Please research the facts for yourself to open the eyes of Vermont to these lies. Vermont is almost always the safest Gun state in the Country and has the least gun control.
Ask Lady Minter why if her and Ann Braden's theory's on Gun control are correct, there were more gun deaths in Chicago than days in the month. Let's make Vermont... Chicago Miss Montp !

32 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by ezduzit on 07/21/2016 at 4:54 PM

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