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Re: “Last Supper? The Man Behind the 'Meals'

I think the program is well run as is and the government is just finding reasons to stick there noses in. I think the food is excellent and should not end!

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Posted by Gi Grape on 11/27/2017 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Last Supper? The Man Behind the 'Meals'

I have subbed on occasion as a driver/runner and the lead guy I drive with has on occasion called Pete when we can't raise the client and there's no note. He gets on it immediately and fills us in the next time he sees us on what he found out. That level of care and compassion cannot be factored into a cost-based analysis by governmental bodies. That's a shame, because it is of incredible value to the community and to the people who get the meals to have such a guardian angel at work for them. I hope the powers that be find a way to keep this team in the game.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 11/24/2017 at 9:19 PM

Re: “Last Supper? The Man Behind the 'Meals'

Its a shame that a well run organization operated with close relationships with clients and employees on a local level is being eliminated by a largely disconnected conglomerate with bean counter consultants who think they are the only ones who know how to do it. Meals on Wheels has been doing this on a budget that this conglomerate will never be able to duplicate, for over 20 years. Pete Carmolli does this with with charm and a love for his clients no one will ever equal. Meals on Wheels of Burlington does not need to be closed down, they need more community support to keep an uncaring govt buracracy from screwing it all up.

EC from South Burlington

17 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by EC on 11/22/2017 at 8:44 PM

Re: “Border Hassles Keep Would-Be Tourists — and Loonies — in Canada

Q: I'd like to know: why doesn't the Highgate entry port into America have a 24/7 dedicated NEXUS line like the Canadian side is it the same location? That would surely assist in expediting entry into America for those authorized to do so.

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Posted by Matthew Hall on 04/17/2017 at 12:03 AM

Re: “Remaking Milton: Rural Town Undergoes a Serious Transformation

"There are more eateries and there's more stuff to do?" I'm not sure what Milton they are in. The restaurants leave much to be desired. I'd rather eat at home anyday. Milton had a great Thai place for a while but unfortunately that didn't stick. There is absolutely no ethnic food and virtually nothing for a vegetarian. The first thing I'd like to see in Milton is a good place to grab a bite or even a sandwich. A few things I will say are great about Milton is the library has fantastic programs, there's some really good hiking trails around, and the Hannaford is the best, offers plenty of organic options, and has very friendly staff. But good eateries, no way, not sure where they got that from??

Posted by Angele on 04/13/2017 at 6:53 AM

Re: “Remaking Milton: Rural Town Undergoes a Serious Transformation

Milton's proximity To Senator Sanders dacha will no doubt raise the towns profile.

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by DonTreply on 08/18/2016 at 9:45 PM

Re: “Remaking Milton: Rural Town Undergoes a Serious Transformation

Yay, Milton! Nay, gentrification! Hopefully housing costs here continue to remain more reasonable than the rest of Chittenden County.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Allison Jeanne on 08/10/2016 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Waterbury Works: Completing a Town's Post-Irene Comeback

I got trained as an Environmentalist for Vermont clean Team in that buildingWe would clean that building from bottom to Top and it is Sad to think of what happened to it and the people and place that was damaged by that hurricane Irene...Sorry for families affected by it.
Sincerely
Maureen Y Smith

Posted by Maureen Smith on 07/31/2016 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Warm Winter Brings Economic Ups and Downs

In the past 15 years I always skied over 100 days ,not this year only 41. Maybe we could really find a way to get pay pal to move to Vermont.

Posted by downhillracer on 04/11/2016 at 3:51 PM

Re: “Barring the Door

I am victim of I'd theft, verifiable at Windham's County States Attorney. The guy who took out fraudulent mortgage, not anyone but stateinveinvestigators

Posted by Em Stack on 11/22/2015 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Barring the Door

Why do you represent the lousiest mortgage company foreclosing then, like Nationstar?

Posted by Em Stack on 11/22/2015 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Barring the Door

Then how is it you represent Nationstar doing their foreclosures? Before I personally would keep trying to foreclose on myself, you need all the facts.

Posted by Em Stack on 11/22/2015 at 6:42 PM

Re: “Waterbury Works: Completing a Town's Post-Irene Comeback

• A tip of the hat to the original architect of the complex: Clinton Smith (1846-1905), prolific Victorian Era builder and architect. Born and buried on Foote Street, Middlebury, VT. The vast majority of his extant work has shaped the town of Middlebury, and centers in Addison County, Vermont.

Here is a photo gallery of much of his surviving work: https://www.flickr.com/photos/donshall/sets/72157601244023957

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Posted by Don Shall on 09/05/2015 at 12:38 PM

Re: “"Independent Contractor" or Employee? The Difference Could Mean $2.6 Million for the State's Unemployment Fund

This is going to crush small business, not the unemployment tax but the workman comp that will follow.

Posted by Shane Patrick on 09/03/2015 at 6:34 PM

Re: “Why It's Hard to Find Firewood This Year

I don't use fire wood if possible, I recycle my news paper and use them as my alternative fire wood and it's enough to keep me warm!

We have the best Plumbing Services in Adelaide

Posted by Neil.Corrigan12 on 08/28/2015 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Stenger's 'Renaissance' Raises Hope — and Skepticism — in Newport

"It wasn't always this way. Newport once thrived as a vital railroad crossroads into Québec" UMM NO ! Wrong ! Saint Johnsbury was the Crossroads for rail traffic between Canada and the US,northern NH, and NW Maine. I love how the only thing St J seems to be good for are do nothing development offices and a dumping ground for the rest of the states problems IF they remember that we are a part of VT at all.

Posted by Michael Olcott on 08/14/2015 at 4:31 AM

Re: “Stenger's 'Renaissance' Raises Hope — and Skepticism — in Newport

Best of luck to Newport, hope this gets done. The author is confused about the NEK. St. Johnsbury and Lyndonville are both larger than Newport.

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Posted by Scott 1 on 08/11/2015 at 4:32 PM

Re: “'Sunshine Stenger' Stays Optimistic Despite Mounting Troubles

Clearly there is a lot of smoke surrounding the EB-5 program here in Vermont. While smoke doesn't necessarily mean fire, it is always a good idea to check. Questions remain regarding specific projects, state oversight, and alleged financial misrepresentation. It would be entirely appropriate for the state to make public a comprehensive analysis of the state run EB-5 regional office and the programs the office has overseen since the inception of the program in 1997.

- How much money has the state spent running the EB-5 office? (Salaries, travel to Asia, etc..)
- How many projects and dollars have been authorized and funded since the inception of the office?
- What developers have led these projects and benefited from the investments?

If the state has spent millions to ensure the flow of hundreds of millions of dollars to one or two developers, we should reconsider the appropriateness of this program. If state oversight has resulted in many developers sharing the benefits of this program and launching a wide array of successful projects, we should keep this program in tact.

The state has the answers to these questions, and has a responsibility to share this information. Let's stop focusing in Mr. Stenger (and Mr. Quiros), and dig into the real issue. Is the state run EB-5 office serving the best interests of all Vermonters, or two Vermonters in particular?

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by tploucks on 08/08/2015 at 9:17 AM

Re: “'Sunshine Stenger' Stays Optimistic Despite Mounting Troubles

One thing Stenger never says is Good paying jobs! And although he has created jobs those that have them at JayPeak at least, work like dogs for minimum wage or just a little above.. I don't see how keeping the masses at crap wages is going to make the economy better! Great he is a NEK lover no doubt about that! Maybe its time to share more of the wealth with those that work the hardest!

4 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Jeanne Provencher Norris on 08/06/2015 at 11:49 AM

Re: “'Sunshine Stenger' Stays Optimistic Despite Mounting Troubles

Bill is a fine guy with a tremendous vision. He's done more for that area than anyone.

There is no questioning his integrity, or his love for the area, for Vermont... and for his fellow Vermonters.
The only thing he could ever be "guilty" of, is being way ahead of his time....

this story seems unfair to me too. scott erlandson, VermontAmerica.Com

19 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by scott e. on 08/05/2015 at 6:58 PM

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