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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The Last Leaf

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2006 at 10:06 PM

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Charlie down on Linden Terrace in Burlap's Southend pointed it out to me on Sunday - a tree with one and only one leaf left on it. The retired GE worker did not know the name of the tree. Anybody out there got it? Can't recall a similar sight - the very last leaf.

Speaking of last leaves, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Scudder Parker is finally going to hold a Statehouse presser to go after Gov. Jim Douglas on his record on housing. Not exactly a quick response to Commerce Sec. Kevin Dorn's letter in last week's Seven Days whacking Scudder for his "innacuracies" in criticizing Gov. Scissorhands housing record. That'll be at 10. a.m. in the Cedar Creek Room at the Statehouse. Too little, too late for Scudder?

At 11 a.m. Republican State Rep. Steve Adams of Hartland is having a "Revolt & Repeal" presser in Room 10. This is the throw out Act 60 and the statewide property tax group, right? Maybe they have a replacement tax?

Don't hold your breath.

At high noon, Democrat State Sen. Matt Dunne officially picks up the endorsement of the Vermont State Police union - the Vermont Troopers Foundation. Two years ago it went to Republican Brian Dubie. That race, by the way, is turning into an ice hockey brawl. Finally, Dunne's doing what he has to do and Doobie-Doo's doing his best to avoid him.

And at 1 p.m. in the Montpeculiar law offices of McKee, Giuliani & Cleveland the "Dairy Farmers of Vermont" will announce the launch of the "Vermont Milk Company." We're told it's Tony the Prog, er, Anthony Pollina's baby. Couldn't wait three weeks until after Election Day, eh?

Something called Spike Advertising of Burlington put out the email press release.

And somewhere in between we've got to pick up coffee beans at Capitol Grounds (Ethiopian Harrar) and make a pit stop at Hunger Mountain Coop.


Check back late Wednesday afternoon for an update. Here's a shot from the lakefront last weekend. It's one of the reasons Burlington, Vermont's been HOME for 27 years.

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Peter Freyne

Peter Freyne

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Peter Freyne, 1949-2009, wrote the weekly political column "Inside Track," which originated in the Vanguard Press in the mid 1980s; he brought it to Seven Days in 1995. He retired it shortly before his death in January, 2009. We all miss him.

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