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Re: “Ancient Artifacts Discovered on Chittenden Solid Waste Property

Are you kidding me!!! This is why Vermont has NO development, a declining population and growing taxes....We are getting in our own way!!!!

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by VermontJohn on 09/13/2018 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Brewing Trouble: Burlington Beer Makers Add to City's Wastewater Woes

Burlington for the last 30 years- " Hey let's really concentrate on feel good political issues and identity politics"

...Meanwhile infrastructure crumbles and necessities ignored....

People begin to get upset over, sinkholes swallowing cars, druggies shooting up in broad daylight, shit flowing into the Lake.

Burlington - "Hey let's blame breweries for the shit in the lake part, lot of money there, we can shake them down and not have to change our political behavior at all!"

16 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Charles Root Jr on 08/31/2018 at 11:25 AM

Re: “Brewing Trouble: Burlington Beer Makers Add to City's Wastewater Woes

Donna Boutin,
Wow. how many times have the lake been closed??
Never!!

4 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by BradD on 08/31/2018 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Brewing Trouble: Burlington Beer Makers Add to City's Wastewater Woes

James Berry, God forbid that they will want to hurt the breweries feeling.. after all they donate to politicians. As of March 2013, there were 29 breweries operating in Vermont that could be described as craft breweries.. Legislators and politicians aren't going to do anything or they would have done something before now. .Just watch the Vermont legislature, foster an air of camaraderie and mutual cooperation among brewers.[ Vermont promotes drinking "homebrew" and now it won't belong where we will have 100's of "WEED" cannabis growers farms. Vermont is already known as a joke state, why not be known as the Beer-cannabis state. So what if the breweries pollute the lake as water resources director Megan Moir, said, "it was important but not urgent.". Wow. how many times have the lake been closed??

5 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by Donna Boutin on 08/30/2018 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Brewing Trouble: Burlington Beer Makers Add to City's Wastewater Woes

Sooo.fix it, or, oh well, lets raise $70m to upgrade a funtioning school , and maybe get the sewage system fixed in 20 years. In the meantime, lets continue to dump raw sewage human filth into Lake Champlain, because, when push comes to shove, having school upgrades is more important than the environment and clean water...why should anyone care about that silly Latest environmental darling of the Progrssinve Liberals (350.org.?) if school upgrades are deemed more vital than stopping pollution? Facts and evidence get in the way of feel-good gatherings - darn it.

20 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by James Berry on 08/29/2018 at 10:32 PM

Re: “Former Wall Street Maverick Sandy Lewis Is an Adirondack Agitator

518.963.4206 no message machine. 973.379.4446 iPhone WhatsApp or SIGNAL or direct. We have proof of misuse, state wide.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by SBLewis on 08/18/2018 at 8:36 AM

Re: “Former Wall Street Maverick Sandy Lewis Is an Adirondack Agitator

Seven D readers are parochial naive insular Vermont. Perhaps they believe Bill McKibben forgot meeting in Middlebury Pres Ron Liebowitzs office with Helena Baillie. My call to Pres. Patton was midday. She was in China. Need to me. She does her best. Inherited a mess. Ron is weak. Was in love with CEO Dick Fuld at Lehman Bros. Dick pledged $50mm. Flaked. The issue Bandler knows well is antibiotic misuse. HARVARD MS now agrees with me. Re livestock and us. Not 100%. 98% & asking for help. The liars in livestock wont sue me. They hide. Theyre DVMs are complicit. Vermont DVMs. Names on request. Cowards wall to wall. Its worse than tobacco. Far worse.

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by SBLewis on 08/18/2018 at 8:33 AM

Re: “Should Vermont’s Only Landfill Get Bigger?

"Yes!! YEs!! Make the landfill BIGGER!! Big landfills are a sign of "prosperity"!!! We are America, GOD's chosen people who have been given the Divine Right to despoil the entire planet for "our way of life"!
Open up, America, and cram another Big Mac in there while you drive around in your over-sized SUV with your obese kiddies in the back seat!!! Winning!!! So much winning!!!."

Hey, I'm just wondering, how does it feel to be so much holier than everyone else?

8 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 08/13/2018 at 6:48 PM

Re: “Should Vermont’s Only Landfill Get Bigger?

Yes!! YEs!! Make the landfill BIGGER!! Big landfills are a sign of "prosperity"!!! We are America, GOD's chosen people who have been given the Divine Right to despoil the entire planet for "our way of life"!

Open up, America, and cram another Big Mac in there while you drive around in your over-sized SUV with your obese kiddies in the back seat!!! Winning!!! So much winning!!!

4 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by NorthOldEnder on 08/13/2018 at 10:46 AM

Re: “Should Vermont’s Only Landfill Get Bigger?

I agree! Winooski would make a great - 1 square mile Landfill and solve a lot of problems at the same time!

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by kawksw on 08/12/2018 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Should Vermont’s Only Landfill Get Bigger?

Vermont needs to open a landfill in Chittenden County, to eliminate the massive amount of fossil fuels being burning trucking their garbage all the way up to Coventry.

8 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Thomas Sperry on 08/09/2018 at 6:16 PM

Re: “Should Vermont’s Only Landfill Get Bigger?

Vermont needs to get with it and go back to trash to electric concept . New tech now makes this almost perfect and guess what ? You don't gobble up more Vermont landscape . The tech is here to make this happen and add to the effort to provide cheaper , electricity . This is not the same as the old trash burning barrels we all used to have at our homes or the burn piles at the farms .Get with it people ,get your heads out o the sand , trying to close everything and send it out of state is not being responsible , deal with it people . Something has to be done with the stuff , I say do a trash to energy plant , otherwise we are going to be buried in our waste . Either expand the current landfill or use the waste for something good for us all

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by starpaver on 08/09/2018 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Should Vermont’s Only Landfill Get Bigger?

The trash has to go somewhere. The Coventry/Newport area is where much of Vermont's trash goes. Not only solid waste for the landfill but criminal and multi-generational welfare. We're good enough for that. Jobs? Send them to Chittenden County. Opiate junkies? Send them to Newport. The landfill will become the next Vermont ski area, it's nearly high enough now.

4 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Mike Burnham on 08/09/2018 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Should Vermont’s Only Landfill Get Bigger?

And what EXACTLY is the alternative ? One of the smarter things Vermont has actually done for its environment was pushing "hundreds of small, oozing, unlined town dumps" to close , not that act 250 boondoggle . Let there be a single well contained, well maintained monster dump .

16 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Rich ard on 08/08/2018 at 6:05 PM

Re: “Former Wall Street Maverick Sandy Lewis Is an Adirondack Agitator

To Steve Merrill, North Troy. Share your concern. Livers tested? Want the results? Lets talk. Call. 518.963.4206. Michigan State labs... we are focused.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by SBLewis on 08/04/2018 at 1:29 AM

Re: “Former Wall Street Maverick Sandy Lewis Is an Adirondack Agitator

Readers must learn what all large animal DVMs know and ours in VT said and do: grassfed / grain finished with tetracycline is the standard. It means antibiotic fed orally. That sickens cattle and humans. Anaplasmosis in cattle is endemic in the nation. No farm tests each & treats by needle only the sick. One sick, treat all. Thompson of Cornell advised us to do it right. Cornell advises no other farm to do this. Not one. The orally treated gain weight with antibiotic impregnated fat. Bovatec & Rumensin & ionophor are antibiotic. All cattle fed these. Slaughtered at 11 months. Not ours. We carry till 27 months. James Bandler knows this. Printing this damns all other cattle. We are unique. Cornell knows this. Feeding tetracycline only suppresses anaplasmosis. By needle cures. Squeeze chute needed. Suppression assures that ticks will spread anaplasmosis. Once a field is loaded with ticks carrying anaplasmosis, the cattle must be given anaplasmosis at birth to develop immunity. Then they are treated with antibiotics in the water and feed to suppress anaplasmosis in those that are not immune. Treatment obliterates the immunity. Treatment accelerates unhealthy weight gain. This assures the vicious cycle. The farmers are trapped and the DVM is complicit. There are few exceptions. Most all beef farmers are lying. Belinda Thompson DVM knows this. Cornell only advised us to treat ny needle only those testing positive. We are unique at Cornell. James Bandler did not print this. He may not have understood this. It is fact. Eat impregnated beef, you will affect the immune system.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by SBLewis on 08/01/2018 at 12:07 AM

Re: “Former Wall Street Maverick Sandy Lewis Is an Adirondack Agitator

Sandy is the one guy I know who truly "kisses down and kicks up" He is fearless and intimidating when confronting people of power. He is also fearless in giving his heart to those in need. His style can be annoying and abrasive, and tragically counterproductive, and it can be difficult to make progress on the things he wants changed when he's around. But he's smart. He sees the big picture first, and fills in (or makes up!) details later. I disagree with James Berry's comment on "Affluenza" as I've never known a person of such means who lives so simply and uses his money to fight the fights that those of us without such means really cannot fight. He's a complex personality, and a hero for our complex times.

2 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by MacITArk on 07/30/2018 at 8:32 AM

Re: “Former Wall Street Maverick Sandy Lewis Is an Adirondack Agitator

We erected parts of a building and donated 4 freezers and 4 carcasses to Bard College to get them started, weve supported Bard, see Michael Cooper of The New York Times, Helena Baillie, Leon Botstein for a unique form fo charity involving classical instruments. Our beef was consumed at Bard... and Compass then interjected... obliging us to sell through them, not donate... and we quit. Charles Cerulli of Bard is a Compass employee that I cannot respect. But Compass is a $15 billion British company that is typical. Ive studied Compass, Flik, Sodexo, Aramark and others. School kitchens are trapped, boards of trustees are maddeningly oblivious. When I speak of emoluments to the food service director, I speak of what two Aramark reps did as they explained in an overnight here at the farm. Today they work for Williams College... two good men, trapped.

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by SBLewis on 07/29/2018 at 7:04 AM

Re: “Former Wall Street Maverick Sandy Lewis Is an Adirondack Agitator

Once again, we are available by phone or for visitors. Middlebury College President Patton and Deerfield Academy Head of School Margarita OB. Curtis asked us to host students, teach, and come to the campus speak. Those requests and those invitations are observed in the breach. I, or our representative, will speak anywhere. We will teach students, faculty, other farmers, journalists, anyone. Molly Anderson of Middlebury came with Tim Spears, and she has resisted exposure. We have offered scores of publications on point from a Vermont publisher of renown, and these have been rejected. The ostrich approach to this one is deadly.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by SBLewis on 07/29/2018 at 6:58 AM

Re: “Former Wall Street Maverick Sandy Lewis Is an Adirondack Agitator

Before she and her professsor husband came to breakfast on a Sunday, Middlebury President Laurie L. Patton sent Tim Spears, Norm Cushman, Dan Detora... we asked John Emerson IV of Ryan plumbing Vergennes, and Mark Forrest Gunther Kimball of Essex Farm to join... firmly suggesting Essex farm for good food we eat that is clean of drugs and toxins. Mark is ignored by Middlebury College. We have since identified food sourced in Ferrisburg as ripe for examination, with a decent honest man farming there, trapped by the VA in Gainesville and White River Junction, needle flowing antibiotic in his right arm, his farm admittedly awash in all manner of chemicals. The former vet asks us to host his grandson who wants to learn how we do it. Many, many good farmers are trapped by the world of toxins. Many vets are trapped by the VA. Call for detail... the VT farmer is as honest at it gets, and trapped.

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by SBLewis on 07/29/2018 at 6:51 AM

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