Mary M 
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Re: “Judge Orders Public Service Board to Allow Public at Pipeline Hearing

Get there early if you want to get in. There is not enough room for 1/3 of us that want to attend. It is a maneuver to keep the public out. They should have moved to a larger venue, not a smaller one. Intentional? You bet. What are they afraid of -Transparency?

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Posted by Mary M on 08/03/2016 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Lemon Fair Sculpture Park Rises in Shoreham

I am fortunate, I drive slowly past this property every day and every day I smile. These sculptures are such a gift to us all. Thank you to the Ittlemans for the beauty of this vista. I am excited to meander along the sculpture trail.

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Posted by Mary M on 06/01/2016 at 9:19 PM

Re: “In West Virginia, Sanders Picks Up 19th Win

"Sanders' winning streak could continue next Tuesday, when Kentucky and Oregon both go to the polls."
and then his winning streak will continue all the way to the White House. Have faith and feel the Bern!

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Posted by Mary M on 05/11/2016 at 8:06 PM

Re: “A Man's Fatal Overdose Prompts His Family to Go Public

I am scared every day. I am thankful every day. Every day that passes and my son is still alive I have hope. You lost hope when your son/brother/uncle died from a heinous addiction to heroin. I am very sorry he didn't make it through. He was loved and you supported him the best that you could. Rest easy, his struggle and shame is over.

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Posted by Mary M on 04/21/2016 at 7:42 AM

Re: “At Senate Hearing, Recchia Denies Stifling Self-Criticism in Report

So as I understand it, Wayne Jortner wrote the report and submitted it in a timely fashion to Chris Recchia. Geoff Common, the director of public advocacy, told the staff that Recchia was going to take it over. Recchia tells the committee he needs another week to issue the report.

Players and timeline established.

Now Recchia takes the report and removes all pertinent information and suggestions, including any reference to the fracked gas pipeline. When this report comes into question, Recchia blames his staff. Pointing his finger at Jortner.

Jortner asked to include the comments from the public and Attorney Jim Dumont. Recchia did not. Recchia now says that was a mistake.

Well that is not the only mistake made. In Recchia's own words: " I believe it is high time for the legislature to re-examine whether ratepayer advocacy should be directed by a person who is appointed by the Governor, serves at the pleasure of the Governor, and, in my experience over the past 26 years, in some major cases has been ordered or strongly urged to make decisions based on the wishes of the Governor without regard to the expertise and opinions of the professional staff and lawyers within the Department."

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Posted by Mary M on 03/25/2016 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Hinesburg Residents Scramble to Keep Gas Pipeline Out of Park

Concerned VTer, you should check out the cost of fracked gas. I'm not talking about the devastating cost to our planet; I'm referring to your out of pocket expenses. VT Gas website has a calculator where you can enter how much fuel oil you burn and the price you pay. It would actually cost people to burn gas and that's without the conversion costs.

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Posted by Mary M on 03/09/2016 at 4:45 PM

Re: “Hinesburg Residents Scramble to Keep Gas Pipeline Out of Park

The Hinesburg Select Board might have fallen for one of VT Gas' old tricks. They tell you, don't tell anybody about the deal your getting, let's just keep this between us and you'll do better than others. The sunshine law was put in place for a reason. You cannot finalize secret deals away from the public's eye.

I am sure the sisters who donated this land would be horrified at this turn of events. Hinesburg residents should demand a complete inventory of the affected area. Aside from the golden wing warbler, what rare or endangered plants are in the way of this pipeline? You cannot mitigate that loss.

Although I am not a resident of Hinesburg, I have donated to the Bissonette Recreation Area. Why? Because we all need to help each other for the future of Vermonts children. I now question if my money was well spent or will the Bissonette land go the way of Geprags Park. I do not believe our State's future should be sold to the highest bidder.

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Posted by Mary M on 03/09/2016 at 2:25 PM

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