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Re: “Faith in Goddard: A collective memorial for "Little Moscow on the Hill"

I liked the article but honestly I feel like Goddard deserves a better analysis of the forces that drove it and, so suddenly deserted it! I graduated from the RUP program in 1979 and went through the seasons of desperation and I came away with a real admiration for the gutsy survivor that was hidden under all the hype. You missed that story and it remains mostly untold to this day!

Posted by Albert Humphries on 06/18/2018 at 11:25 PM

Re: “Riding the Rails With John McClaughry: Conservative Thought Leader, Politico, Hobo

Can't really stand his politics, but he's actually a pretty decent guy - interesting as hell. the old story of being stuck in a elevator with someone -- he's one on my list. for me his heyday was secession and shires in Vermont. All said - his thinking is damaging and "extreme" just my opinion. I'd pay money to be in a canoe on Lake Champlain with an incoming storm with Bernie & John.

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Posted by Roger Hill on 06/17/2018 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Things to Do in Plattsburgh When You're Drunk

Sanctimonious, "better than you". This kind on look down my nose at how the poor people live attitude makes me want to puke.
Hey guys, I live in a very cool (you three can read that as "I'm better than you because my town is richer") town in the mountains of Colorado. Therefore, (the way you see things) I'm automatically better than you cause my town is better.
Assholes. Ever one. Go back to Burlington and stay there.
Oh, by the way, don't bother coming out to the mountains of Colorado, your city isn't cool enough.
Using your eval criteria, Burlington is "Rumors" compared to my area. Folks from harder backgrounds are lesser people (your logic, not mine [you may not see it - but it comes through loud and clear from your commentary]).
BTW, puzzled about how folks could peg you as Burlington types? You are condescending jerks. You are an easy read.
Grow up and stop looking down on folks who have been dealt a harder hand in life.
Try growing up in way, way upstate NY. It ain't easy. Jerks like these guys from Burlington strike me as types who never went to bed hungry. Trust me, you grow up in P'burgh you know what the word "struggle" means.

Posted by Tim & Karen H on 06/16/2018 at 9:06 PM

Re: “Riding the Rails With John McClaughry: Conservative Thought Leader, Politico, Hobo

What a beautifully reported and written story.

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Posted by billmckibben on 06/15/2018 at 8:49 PM

Re: “Loving Day Vermont Celebrates Interracial Relationships

As an American of mixed African-American and Native American (Choctaw) descent -- and who is openly bisexual -- I can say without fear of contradiction that were it not for the landmark 1967 Loving v. Virginia decision on interracial marriages, the Supreme Court's equally landmark 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges ruling on same-sex marriages would never had been possible. While the justices were split 5-4 on Obergefell -- as opposed to the unanimous 9-0 decision in Loving -- there was simply no way that the court could have gone the other way in the latter without repudiating the former. For me personally, the fact the Loving Day coincides with LGBT Pride Month is even sweeter.

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Posted by SkeeterVT on 06/10/2018 at 9:34 PM

Re: “Loving Day Vermont Celebrates Interracial Relationships

<3 Thank you Rachel for writing about Loving Day! #lovingdayVT

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Posted by Ferene Paris Meyer on 06/06/2018 at 10:30 PM

Re: “How to Spend Three to Six Hours in St. Albans

something else to do while in the area (and it's free): it's a short drive east to the recreation of the President Chester Arthur birthplace/homestead. It's opened seasonally but don't let that discourage you. The drive is drop dead gorgeous - particularly on the return trip when the panoramic view of countryside leading down to Lake Champlain is enough to make you say "I want to build a house RIGHT HERE". Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy it at picnic table at the small museum. If it's open, the guide will tell you more about Chester Arthur than you ever wanted to know! Ask if his Baptist father's church is also open - a short drive away - and another gorgeous location.

Posted by Susan Edelman on 06/04/2018 at 2:54 PM

Re: “How to Spend Three to Six Hours in St. Albans

First off Snalbans.inject middle finger here ...second the cost of those few hours to those stops would be outrageous ...has she even come to St.A?

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Posted by iamfromsta on 05/27/2018 at 4:04 PM

Re: “How to Spend Three to Six Hours in St. Albans

Can not believe this article left out Warner's Snack Bar.!!! Since 1966, 52 yrs at 495 Swanton Rd., St. Albans, they have been serving America's favorite food. Same owners. Milkshakes are awesome. thick, medium or thin made your way, same with the juicy burgers not frozen.

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 05/25/2018 at 7:07 PM

Re: “An Epic Bucket List to Help You Plan Your Summer

There's no blue-green algae on the Waterbury Reservoir. Responding to, "Swim in any or all of the following lakes that aren't Champlain: Willoughby, Dunmore, Caspian, Memphremagog, Silver, Elmore, Carmi, Bomoseen, Seymour or the Waterbury Reservoir. Watch out for blue-green alga"

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Posted by laurie05661 on 05/24/2018 at 2:39 PM

Re: “An Epic Bucket List to Help You Plan Your Summer

Climb the fire tower on Burke Mountain.

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Posted by GreenMtnboy2 on 05/23/2018 at 10:26 AM

Re: “Hey, Cannabis Fans: Take the 2018 Weeders Survey!

Took the survey and it was pretty easy

Posted by Gi Grape on 05/10/2018 at 11:29 AM

Re: “An Attorney Makes a Case for Finding Friends

@Doggos4life - So, the #Metoo issue entitles women to make any sort of accusation they wish about men and everyone should take their word as gospel? We should all stand by as some women impugn the reputation of men and trust that they are telling the truth? Well, heres some news for you - some women lie; some women overreact; some women are vindictive and manipulative; some women use the whole #METOO movement as a means to retaliate against men who they have dated, who they work with, or otherwise come into contact with for little real reason except that they are angry about some perceived slight or that they just dont like men or certain men. This new movement is more about a group of angry women and a society willing to indulge them simply because they are women than it is about actually righting a wrong.

Posted by Roy on 04/01/2018 at 4:25 PM

Re: “An Attorney Makes a Case for Finding Friends

It seems that some readers have unreasonable expectations of what journalists are capable of knowing or discovering when reporting a story. As the author of this piece, I'm unsure how I would have been expected to know anything about Mr. Kriger's dating habits, who he's dated or their experiences on those dates. Moreover, this story was NOT about dating at all but about how to make friends as adults. If there are formal allegations pending against him, such as workplace-related complaints, lawsuits or criminal charges, that's a different story. But to impugn my journalistic integrity because I didn't "dig deeper" into his "reputation" (reputation among whom?) is unrealistic or unfair.

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Posted by Ken Picard on 04/01/2018 at 10:17 AM

Re: “An Attorney Makes a Case for Finding Friends

Thanks for your reply Andrea. However, women need Seven Days and other news sources to pay more than just lip service to the #MeToo movement with pieces like this one:

And instead actually do the independent research to hold men accountable for their actions. Especially when Seven Days goes the extra mile to bolster the credit of those same men in the community.

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Posted by doggos4life on 03/31/2018 at 10:33 AM

Re: “An Attorney Makes a Case for Finding Friends

We reserve the right to pull comments that are off-topic or unverified. Please drop me a line if you have questions about our comment moderation policies --

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Posted by Andrea Suozzo on 03/30/2018 at 9:49 AM

Re: “An Attorney Makes a Case for Finding Friends

So, let's be clear here: Seven Days writes a puff piece on Ryan Kriger. Commenter states that Seven Days should have had journalistic integrity and dug a little deeper as Ryan has a reputation for being over aggressive in his dating tactics (a subject germaine to this article). Seven Days deletes all comments.

Nope, nothing to see here, folks.

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Posted by captain on 03/29/2018 at 7:07 PM

Re: “An Attorney Makes a Case for Finding Friends

Did Seven Days remove all the previous comments on this article? Is so, can they please give readers an explanation?

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Posted by lorn on 03/28/2018 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Proposed for Enosburg Falls: A Museum of Substance Abuse

The images of the 1890 Kendall Manufactory and of my Kendall Spavin Cure wagon were provided to Ken Picard for his story on local historical societies including the one in Enosburg Falls, it saddens me to have my images attached to an article that dramatically deviates from the truth and the historic record ! If course in this age of fake news I guess I shouldnt be surprised.

For the record, I believe developing a museum dedicated to drug abuse is a reprehensible idea, especially when it is using Dr. Kendalls a hook to promote the misadventure.

H. Brooke Paige
Washington, Vermont

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Posted by Brooke Paige on 02/18/2018 at 8:50 PM

Re: “Proposed for Enosburg Falls: A Museum of Substance Abuse

The truth is that Dr. Kendall had a substantial disagreement with his then partners (Marsh, Perley and Merrill) over their aggressive marketing of his cures including, Dr. Kendalls Blackberry Balsam, Pectoral Elixir, Kendalls Blister, Prof. Flints Renovating Powders and Dr. Kendalls Persian Pills in addition to his most famous Spavin Cure. He sold his business to his partners in a complicated agreement that purported to pay the doctor over $100,000 over a number of years from the profits of the company. In the end the agreement was engineered to avoid paying Dr. Kendall anything. In 1880, Dr. Kendall and his family moved to Omaha, Nebraska where he continued to practice Homoeopathic medicine and became a successful land agent for the Federal Government. In 1898, Dr. Kendall and his family moved to Saratoga Springs NY where he established his medical practice and a new drug company Dr. B. J. Kay Medicine Co. selling medicines based on his homeopathic medical philosophy. In 1905, the Kendall family moved to Geneva, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) where he and his son Seth established yet another medicine business, Kendall and Kendall. In addition to his medical practice and his medicine businesses, Dr. Kendall was authored numerous medical books and publications including his monthly Kendalls Medical Advisor. Dr. B. J. Kendall died in January of 1922 ending a full and vibrant life following his deep interest in medicine, religion and a philosophy of philanthropy.

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Posted by Brooke Paige on 02/18/2018 at 8:50 PM

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