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If you're looking for "I Spys," dating or LTRs, this is your scene.
If you're looking for full-on kink or group play, you'll get what you need here.
This is a disaster-in-the-making for Winooski. Traffic and parking are already major problems, with the intersection of Main Street, West Allen Street, and the traffic rotary being particularly problematic. Yet, this is precisely where "the Strand" is going to be located. Having one company (Redstone) control so much property in downtown Winooski might also bring problems of its own, and anyone who has ever dealt with Redstone can tell you why. (related thought: does the Winooski City government just bend over for every single developer that waves some money at it?). Finally, I understand now why Decarreau is resigning when she is and what she meant in her recent interview about dealing with developers. The handwriting was on the wall. The people who live in and around this soon-to-be disaster area need to rise up and demand absolute assurance that the quality of life of residents here will not be negatively impacted by the never-ending greed of our local politicos and their developer buddies.
It's one thing to pull up flowers, which could be done quickly, but how does some scumbag thief have the time to dig up whole shrubs and trees by the roots and not have anyone notice them while they're doing it?
The controversy certainly won't hurt sales. I hope Kate Messner is donating all profits from the book to organizations working to stop opiate addiction in Vermont.
There may have been administrative confusion, and even a degree of ineptitude, but that is a far cry from "book censorship," as this piece claims. This article is journalism at its worst and comes very close to being a pure hatchet job. Seven Days should hold itself to a higher standard.
We need a program like the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, which was designed to keep young men employed and supervised who would otherwise be unemployed and a possible danger as they drifted around. The CCC was the most popular New Deal program, and it basically reforested much of the US, built thousands of parks, etc. Young men were housed and fed and supervised, and they worked for a small wage. They gained valuable skills to help in being employable after their time in the CCC. There's plenty that needs doing in this country, and if they're going to live in a camp, it might as well be a work camp that keeps them out of trouble and teaches them something and does some good for the community. If you're able-bodied enough to kill a man with your bare hands, you're able-bodied enough to wield a shovel. Obviously, a modern version would include women as well as men, and, it goes without saying in our times (at least around here), it would have to include some component of rehab and drug counseling.
Instead of playing funeral, what they should be doing is hiring lawyers to try to get back some of the money they foolishly poured into this drain. Oh well, first you play school, then you play funeral. Probably easier than actually growing up and facing the hard knocks of life.
Traffic coming together from Main Street and West Allen Street into the rotary at the same exact point is one of the more scrweed-up problem areas that create the massive twice-a-day traffic jam in Winooski and make the rotary such a nightmare. Since this proposed building sits exactly at that point, what is the plan to address this?
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