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Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Vermont Sunset Swing

Posted By on Wed, May 9, 2007 at 9:24 PM

A little Frisbee football and a little new mom jogging with new arrival up past UVM's Redstone Campus this evening

Paying more attention to the kidlets lately. It's a "future" thing, as in imagining what their future will unfold as?

By the time this wee one is my age, it'll be 2064.

Will you still need me? Will you still feed me?

UVM tuition will cost $________?

Yep, tough to bitch about the weather lately, eh?

Boy, are bikes, the pedal variety, de rigeur now or what?  And people are pedaling them up and down the Marketplace [against the rules] and up and down many a sidewalk. It's too early for the summertime Church Street youngins without lethal weapons who politely say, "Please walk your bike. Thank you."

Only gonna be more of them, with the parking spaces getting fewer and farther between.

Anyone see Mayor Bob Kiss lately?  Just checking.

Just received the May 7 "From the Mayor's Desk."  There were 902 volunteers on Green-Up Day in The Peoples Republic of Burlington, double last year's turnout according to da' Mayor, and 300 were UVM students.

And Mayor Wet is putting out the word - "2009 is the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the French explorer Samuel de Champlain....It's likely Burlington will host a large signature event in July of 2009."

Should we care?

Hey, popped down to Shaw's on Shelburne Rd. and leaving, ran into Ch. 3 News Reporter Kate Duffy and the headless videographer. A TV journalist has no right to complain of having their picture taken, right?

She didn't. Great smile, eh?

It wasn't Kate's story, but they'll be joking at the Statehouse tomorrow about how WCAX-TV misidentified a Statehouse "fixture" for the last 20 years - Gerry Morris, aka "Morris the Cat."

Gerry the Lobbyist, represents Entergy Vermont Yankee, aka Le Nuke, among others. Major crunch time. Every million he saves 'em this week will be appreciated. He's a very rare sighting on the TV news, and rarely quoted in print. "Behind-the-scenes" is his thing.

Ch. 3 identified him as "Gerry Morrissey."

The late, great Gerry Morrissey was a state senator from Bennington County.

Funny guy, too.

What else?

More color.

Tulips in Burlington's South End - the Seven Sisters, er, sorry, Five Sisters neighborhood.

Hit the brakes.

Got to get 'em while you can.


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Peter Freyne

Peter Freyne

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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