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Re: “Assigned Seats: Vermont Lawmakers Line Up for Leadership Roles


Thank you for your fair and balanced reporting. Enjoy your new venture in another land. You will be missed!


Posted by Jim Condos on 11/21/2018 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Court-Appointed Receiver to Manage a Fourth Senior Living Facility

He has done the same thing in Charlotte NC. at the Regency in Pineville. Not taking rent, not paying bills, not communicating and not caring for the residents. Regency is down to at most 20% occupancy and they are not allowed to bring in new clients. The state hs them on a provisional liceance and will make a decision about closing them soon. They are also looking into suspicious injuries and deaths of residents. Andrew seems to doing everything to get people to leave. I just recently evacuated my 99 year old mother from the bug invested mess.

Posted by Edward Runte on 11/20/2018 at 9:39 PM

Re: “Wilaiwan's Kitchen

Wilaiwans is amazing! Ive eaten here many times and have never had anything less than delicious. The food is very flavorful, beautifully spicy and impeccably fresh. Consistently and justifiably beloved by many Montpelierites. Dont miss it!

Posted by CorpseReviver2 on 11/20/2018 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Obituary: J. Brooks Buxton, 1934-2018

Dear Family of Brooks, today while I was reflecting things I am grateful for, today & yesterday, Brooks came to mind as he occasionally did as one of the nicest bosses Ive had during my secretarial life at Conoco in Stamford. Im 69 years now but back then was a newbie in the corporate world, & I can tell you he was very patient. I remember him vividly. As I was trying to find a phone number for him, I came across his obit. What a wonderful life he lived. It appears to be everyones loss. Please accept in his name my wish for a blessed Thanksgiving. Regards, Cindy Moon

Posted by Cindylouwhi on 11/20/2018 at 2:24 PM

Re: “After 20 Years, Hardware Store to Open in Downtown Burlington

Great butcher, florist, dry cleaners, key cutters (ace may have this hopefully) , sandwich shops under 12 know those 'livability' things.

10 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by ArtBell on 11/20/2018 at 9:44 AM

Re: “Seriously: The Seasonal Affective Episode

Edit: "written and performed by: Dinvity Shakrah" (typo in first name)

Posted by The Oracle on 11/20/2018 at 9:12 AM

Re: “After 20 Years, Hardware Store to Open in Downtown Burlington

Now there will be plenty of access to hardware materials downtown. I expect construction on the mall to start up again as a result.

13 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Mt.Philo on 11/20/2018 at 7:01 AM

Re: “Lawsuit: Feds Used an Informant to Infiltrate Migrant Justice

I call out Congress... WTF.... Yeah you Mr. Welch. Why can't Congress work together to get some newly needed legislation. 1st Create a guest worker program that has a pathway to citizenship for reasonable responsible individuals. There is a huge need for unskilled labor in our work force. Ask any business owner about there needs for labor.

Until congress changes the law we can't complain about what law enforcement does enforce the law.

In addition for all individuals who are not residents or citizen of this country living here there needs to be a pathway to citizenship if they are responsible folks who are not a danger to any persons security.

Until we get term limits with these politicians there will no productive efforts on behalf of the people. They are more concerned about there party needs rather than what we Americans need accomplished.

It should be a privilege to serve our country. It should not be a life time position. I wish we all had a shot at the healthcare plan that the politicians receive in Washington. Such hypo's

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by ski pepsi on 11/19/2018 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Number of Women Headed to Vermont Statehouse Drops by One

I don't want to be that guy, but the unfortunate reality in a state that's 96% White is your legislative body will be "At parity" --as Ruth Hardy put it--when there's only six minority legislators in the lower chamber and a mere 1.2 in the Senate.

5 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Paco DeFrancis on 11/19/2018 at 5:43 PM

Re: “After 20 Years, Hardware Store to Open in Downtown Burlington

Who benefits? When new retail outlets open consumers and vendors benefit, while nearby hardware stores in SB and the NNE and outlets that sell substitute goods (perhaps City Market and Curtis Lumber) will be disadvantaged. Downtown service-sector employees will also benefit, as this store will add slack to the labor market and create new opportunities--ultimately driving up wages.

I'd add that Curtis doesn't really count as a hardware store. Its a building supplies store that caters to contractors with contractors' hours (closing at 3pm or whatever and not open Sunday)--whence its a substitute for a consumer-focused store like Ace or True Value. Ace serves a different niche and will provide a badly-needed service for downtown residents. Perhaps they can sell tackle and fishing licenses as well to compliment waterfront tourism.

The Mayor and his administration deserve praise for eliminating the bureaucratic red tape and regulatory hurdles that have prevented new hardware stores from opening the past. Aside from the convenience aspect, more competition is always great.

I will add though that Lowes on Shelburne Road looks like its 2.5mi from City Hall Park, a tad closer.

22 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Paco DeFrancis on 11/19/2018 at 5:30 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Numbers Game

The state allows us to grow two plants at any one time..that's slot of pot every 100 days.we really dont need an overpriced state run store.

Posted by Lifeinvt45 on 11/19/2018 at 5:14 PM

Re: “After 20 Years, Hardware Store to Open in Downtown Burlington

"Don't be blinded by the hardware store."

Good news. Oh, wait, this is bad news because it somehow involves Mayor Weinberger. I love all the folks who will always see a silver lining and find a gray cloud.

33 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 11/19/2018 at 2:56 PM

Re: “After 20 Years, Hardware Store to Open in Downtown Burlington

Curtis Lumber on Pine Street has a good amount of hardware-type stuff if I remember correctly, although it may not be an official "hardware store". I have not been there in a long time and have no affiliation with it whatsoever.

9 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by The Oracle on 11/19/2018 at 2:31 PM

Re: “After 20 Years, Hardware Store to Open in Downtown Burlington

Doesn't Curtis Lumber on Pine count as a hardware store? It's closer than the 3 miles north in the NNE?

13 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Sam G on 11/19/2018 at 2:30 PM

Re: “After 20 Years, Hardware Store to Open in Downtown Burlington

Good! The nearest semi hardware store is Curtis lumber but there's a lot of things they don't have so this will be great except for the parking problem that was made by the defunct shopping mall problems made by Don the con and the ongoing street construction on ST. Paul St.

11 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Gi Grape on 11/19/2018 at 2:29 PM

Re: “After 20 Years, Hardware Store to Open in Downtown Burlington

Don't be blinded by the hardware store. This is just another classic example of Miro partnering with a business man to pad his own pockets and take away from the City. Why is this store in downtown? Who benefits from it? The Marketplace? Students? What about the real citizens of Burlington? I smell a rat.

4 likes, 75 dislikes
Posted by SputnikNuts on 11/19/2018 at 2:24 PM

Re: “After 20 Years, Hardware Store to Open in Downtown Burlington

Wonderful, wonderful news! A hardware store has been sorely missed since Hagar Hardware closed on Church Street!

36 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by MuBMi on 11/19/2018 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

Thank you for your honest summary of your sister's life and her struggle against the disease that eventually ended it.. An ancient book says there's a time coming to the earth when no one will say I am sick. Addiction, depression and anxiety are all included in the sicknesses that afflict us all, no matter our age, race or social status. Thanks for asking each of us, especially authority figures and healthcare personnel, to see the person and not the disease. Compassion is needed now. The situation is beyond critical, it is pandemic. Your loss is our loss too. We are all affected.

Posted by Concerned NY neighbor on 11/19/2018 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Supreme Court Orders New Trial for Former Senator Norm McAllister

They tried to railroad him. The woman who lied under oath should be charged and go to prison.

7 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Anti-psych on 11/19/2018 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Would you pay 26 percent tax for weed you could buy in a Vermont store?

I think that 26% tax is too high, however I also think that for convenience and for being able to buy the strain of weed you want a good number of people would still buy it

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Ashley Wilkinson on 11/19/2018 at 10:38 AM

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