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Re: “Letters to the Editor (12/5/18)

Weekly I am astonished how many people don't understand development and/or redevelopment of urban spaces.

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Posted by SputnikNuts on 12/06/2018 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (11/28/18)

I agree. Call the animal control officer. Capture then dump him.

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Posted by Walter Moses on 12/04/2018 at 3:47 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (11/28/18)

Somebody should dump Steven Farnham at a shelter.

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Posted by Paul Jones on 11/28/2018 at 12:41 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (11/14/18)

The redesign of the park has been in the works for a long time and there's been a gazillion commission meetings on it, leading to the current plan. How many of the "activists" suddenly protesting the plan attended those meetings? Changing the final plan now because some activists don't like it is an insult to the professionals and volunteers who devoted countless hours to the park redesign meetings.

City Hall Park is a sad, unwelcoming place. Do the redesign.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 11/16/2018 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (11/14/18)

Pardon, but "SputnikNuts" in his above letter talks about dying trees. Actually, only half of those being removed in the new Plan are sick at all, and they're not Dying. The other half are perfectly healthy, which is why people want to keep them. Open. Up. Your. Eyes.

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Posted by stickinthemud on 11/16/2018 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (11/14/18)

"Redstone's Erik Hoekstra is a large donor to the Weinberger campaign."

Lots of people donated to Weinberger's campaigns. And lots of people donated to Driscoll's campaign. Please define "large."

And are you suggesting that therefore Mr. Hoekstra's dissenting view on CityPlace should be taken seriously, or should not be? What is your point here?

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 11/15/2018 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (11/14/18)

Redstone's Erik Hoekstra is a large donor to the Weinberger campaign.

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Posted by Mt.Philo on 11/15/2018 at 1:22 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (11/14/18)

I've observed a number of small children and dogs in that fountain "reflecting". God forbid we actually change the use of the park to what people actually use it for and get rid of dying trees to replace them with healthy new trees. Burlington is changing. Get. Used. To. It.

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Posted by SputnikNuts on 11/15/2018 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (11/7/18)

Oh boy. An "All Lives Matter" comment and a "save the (dying) trees" comment all in the same week?! The comment gods look upon us favorably.

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Posted by SputnikNuts on 11/07/2018 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (10/31/18)

I support Bernie not running for President! I also support all of you mall redevelopment people continuing to share your butt-hurt feelings on the mall redevelopment. Move on! Memorial Auditorium needs you. I'm sure Miro is closed-door meeting with some oligarch.

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Posted by SputnikNuts on 10/31/2018 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (10/3/18)

Obeng says in his letter that a Burlington homeowner will be paying an extra $302 per year. He won't be paying that as he doesn't live in the city so it is easy for him to advocate for higher property taxes as he will not feel the pinch.

It is past time for Mr. Obeng to either be released from employment at the Burlington school district or he should put his money where his mouth is and move into town and pay for the same bonds as the rest of us.

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Posted by NorthOldEnder on 10/03/2018 at 4:29 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (10/3/18)

Al,

It might not say it in the US Constitution but it does in the Vermont Constitution, Article 42
" 42. [VOTER'S QUALIFICATIONS AND OATH]
Every person of the full age of eighteen years who is a citizen of the United States, having resided in this State for the period established by the General Assembly and who is of a quiet and peaceable behavior, and will take the following oath or affirmation, shall be entitled to all the privileges of a voter of this state"
https://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/c…

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Posted by BTV Reader on 10/03/2018 at 2:25 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (10/3/18)

Re Judith Hishikawa's letter that says
" ... the U.S. Constitution that forbids voting for noncitizens. "

I disagree. The Constitution in several places says that the right of Citizens to vote shall not be denied because of such things as race, age (over 18), and sex. It does not address the possibility of non-citizens being allowed to vote.
Federal law does prohibit non-citizens from voting in federal elections, and some towns in Maryland allow non-citizens to vote in local elections (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_of_for…)

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Posted by Al Buddington on 10/03/2018 at 1:23 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (9/19/18)

Harriet is correct. They should treat Kavanaugh the exact same way they treated Bork. Vote no.

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Posted by SputnikNuts on 09/20/2018 at 9:40 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (8/29/18)

Hi Richard, the vast majority of our letters to the editor are submitted using the feedback form on our website; whenever readers call or email criticism of our coverage, we encourage them to fill out that form. We also receive some feedback via email and believe it or not, other letters still come via the regular mail! If letter writers follow our guidelines, we will publish their views in a future issue of Seven Days. We do occasionally print comments that appear on our website, but first commenters are required to submit their real name, town of residence and a telephone number for confirmation purposes. Some commenters do not want to divulge this info, so their comments never make it into print. Please feel free to submit letters to the editor, or encourage others to do so, if you'd like to see a particular viewpoint reflected in the printed paper. Here's a link to the form: https://posting.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/Le…

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Posted by Cathy Resmer on 08/31/2018 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (8/29/18)

Is seems to me that the Letters to the Editor do not reflect the general views posted on Seven Days . I recognize not all of these letters reflect a political viewpoint but many do . I know from personal experience that these "letters" are often culled from the comments on your site . And yet there is usually a left slant to the Letter comments not seen in the overall comments . It seems dishonest .

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Posted by Rich ard on 08/30/2018 at 10:27 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (8/22/18)

@ Ms. Parrish,

I think your complaint against Seven Days for always referring to Hallquist as transgender is unfair. Ms. Hallquist is actively promoting her transgender identity. She is giving national interviews based on it. She is raising money based on it. https://www.sevendaysvt.com/vermont/such-a…

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 08/23/2018 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (8/22/18)

Obviously Michael Haas has been getting misinformation from that horrible group POW!

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Posted by Jason R Michaud on 08/23/2018 at 6:06 AM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (8/22/18)

Yea, Michael Haas. I bet you're rich. You just moved here. There is still time for you to move back.

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Posted by E. Sutor on 08/22/2018 at 2:42 PM

Re: “Letters to the Editor (8/22/18)

Judith - the simple solution is to STOP THROWING SHIT AWAY! You're the problem!

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Posted by E. Sutor on 08/22/2018 at 2:41 PM

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