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Alex Chaffee 
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Re: “Dean Doubles Down on Trump Cocaine Comment

Donald Trump is famously a teetotaller; his older brother was an alcoholic and died young, and Trump's claims of never using drugs or alcohol seem to be one of the few true aspects of his self-myth. Which makes this low blow (jokingly accusing him of doing coke when he probably just had allergies) all the more asinine and petty.

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Posted by Alex Chaffee on 09/29/2016 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Fetching and Kvetching: A Dog Park Annoys Some of Its Neighbors

leaterhune, dog licenses are already required at the dog park, and I've seen volunteers ask people to leave whose dogs were unlicensed. Vaccinations are important and without a license we have no idea what a dog's health status is.

raincntry, amen to "We don't charge fees for basketball courts, tennis courts, trails, soccer or baseball fields, skate parks, or bike paths. Singling out dog parks is patently unfair." (But I think you meant park users are "conscientious" (thoughtful) and not "contentious" (argumentative) :-))

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Posted by Alex Chaffee on 08/04/2015 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Fetching and Kvetching: A Dog Park Annoys Some of Its Neighbors

Lee Brown is quoted saying, "People go over there, and they hang 'round in the middle of the park and chitchat while their dogs run rampant" -- as if that isn't the entire point of a dog park. Dogs need to socialize. So do their humans. The Starr Farm dog park has a great community of humans who keep an eye on their dogs and separate them when things get too barky or growly. Councilor Hartnett's suggestions are counterproductive: making the park smaller would make it harder for owners to defuse incidents, and therefore cause more noise. And I'm curious just how much city maintenance this volunteer-run park requires, and how making the park smaller would change that? As far as I know the only city maintenance is trash pickup.

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Posted by Alex Chaffee on 08/04/2015 at 11:49 AM

Re: “WTF: Why Is Burlington Often Abbreviated as BTV?

I always thought it stood for Burling Ton Vermont... which is dumb but at least it makes some sense.

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Posted by Alex Chaffee on 01/29/2015 at 1:55 PM

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