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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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    • On the Campaign Trail

      Originally published August 14, 1996. No, you weren’t hearing things. That was the name of Bernie Sanders reverberating over the loudspeakers at the Republican National…
    • Bernie & Howard

      Originally published January 14, 1998. It never made any of the top-10 lists for 1997, but Ol’ Bernardo’s emergence on Capitol Hill as an effective…
    • Dean’s Bubble Bursts
    • Dean’s Bubble Bursts

      Originally published on January 21, 2004. “It was a sad night,” said former gubernatorial press secretary Sue Allen as she described her boss’ third-place…
    • Signing-off
    • Signing-off

      Time to bid farewell to "Freyne Land."It's been a great run. New writing challenges ahead.Heck, I've outlived Tim Russert by six months!In fact, thanks…
    • Miss me?
    • Miss me?

      Couple days in the Mary Fanny was I. Thought I knew more than my doctor and stopped taking one of my prescribed twice-daily pharmaceuticals.Not…
    • Bernie Tips France!
    • Bernie Tips France!

      Vermont's Independent U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has declined to endorse a presidential candidate...until now. Ol' Bernardo finally let his ol' cat out of the…
    • Brain Surgery
    • Brain Surgery

      Lunchtime on Monday, though I rarely eat lunch anymore. Sorry.But can someone please tell me why, in this high-tech TV Age, I cannot watch…
    • Sirota Visit
    • Sirota Visit

      Up-and-coming political author David Sirota blew through Burlap this week, kicking off his two-month national book tour. Got surprisingly little attention from the local media.…
    • Freyne's Last Track
    • Freyne's Last Track

      Inside Track
      Regular readers of the ol’ “Inside Track” — and nowadays, in the cyberspace age, the “Freyne Land” blog — have noticed that yours truly has…
    • The Last Track
    • The Last Track

      As you may have noticed, dear reader, the writing stopped in Freyne Land two weeks ago, both here in cyberspace and over there in…
    • Obama Wins Vermont!
    • Obama Wins Vermont!

      The only question is - how large Obama's Vermont win will be?"I understand the numbers are good here in Ward 5," Burlington, Vermont's Progressive…
    • A Bernie Monday
    • A Bernie Monday

      Sen. Bernie Sanders held a presser on health care at his Burlington office Monday morning before flying back to Washington and the budget battles…
    • Chelsea Morning
    • Chelsea Morning

      Remember the Joni Mitchell song?"Woke up it was a Chelsea morning and the first thing that I heard, was a song outside my window…
    • Who are these guys?
    • Who are these guys?

      Distinguished leaders of the Vermont State Senate, that's who. The Baby Boomer generation in power!With one distinguished flash from the Statehouse past in the…
    • And the point is?
    • And the point is?

      Democratic House Speaker Gaye Symington's Friday "brown-bagger" with the Statehouse press is now being dubbed her "weekly press discussion."I was the only one who…
    • Window Change
    • Window Change

      A new windshield in Freyne Land!Like having a new car. Took a little over an hour for Justin Smith, 20, of Georgia, to remove…

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