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Tom Bisson 
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Re: “The Parmelee Post: Work Begins to Reconstruct the Vermont Bubble

Very clever, enjoyed it. At first I thought it was going to be about the Winooski Bubble that was proposed by futurist Buckminister Fuller. Back in 1979 the town was almost covered in a giant dome to reduce oil consumption and save on heating costs. Maybe today's "bubble" is preventing too much hot air from seeping in.

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Posted by Tom Bisson on 01/23/2017 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Afford-Ability: Can Gov. Phil Scott Deliver a Bigger Slice of the Pie?

Really good article. It does a good job of going beyond talking points and buzz words. It provides good data and asks hard questions. This is the kind of journalism I appreciate the most. Thanks.

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Posted by Tom Bisson on 01/13/2017 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Media Note: After 31 Years, Dave Gram Leaves the Associated Press

Very strong reporter and a better person. Best of luck in your future wherever it may lead.

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Posted by Tom Bisson on 01/04/2017 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Vermont Reps Question Education Official’s Ethical Conduct

Bill Mathis is a highly informed, respected and experienced educator and he has a point of view that comes from his education and experience. Just because his point of view is not what some others want it to be, does not make for a conflict of interest. In fact, are the three legislators complaining about Mr. Mathis have their own conflicts of interest in this matter? Should legislators abuse their elective offices to bully and threaten appointed officials with whom they disagree? That sounds like an abuse of political power to me.

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Posted by Tom Bisson on 01/03/2017 at 1:53 PM

Re: “Walters: State Treasurer Refutes Scott’s Pension Idea

Thank you Beth Pearce for showing us the money and warning against this plan.

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Posted by Tom Bisson on 12/19/2016 at 2:18 PM

Re: “Scott’s Push for Wind Moratorium Faces Tough Odds

Thanks for the link to an article about wind turbines at ski areas. It tells me that maintaining a safe distance from them is needed. But it also talks about a resort that does have turbines and skiers are limited to 800 feet from them which seems reasonable and something our ski area could do. I'd like to see more consideration of ski areas as sites for wind ower.

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Posted by Tom Bisson on 12/16/2016 at 6:00 AM

Re: “Scott’s Push for Wind Moratorium Faces Tough Odds

I'd like to see wind projects located on the summits of ski areas. There would be several advantages to this. 1. There would be little if any additional environmental impacts since these mountains are already developed and have infrastructure in place. 2. Ski areas are incredibly energy-intensive operations with a heavy carbon footprint. Wind-power makes sense as a way to reduce this footprint. 3. There is always lots of wind at the summits of ski areas. This idea makes such commonsense that I assume there are good reasons why it hasn't already been done, but I can't think of them.

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Posted by Tom Bisson on 12/15/2016 at 1:32 PM

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