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Re: “Inside Vermont's First Target Store

Finally ! Well done Target, happy to see you here, the store is very nice and has a hip vibe to it. Now start working on a second location in Rutland perhaps a larger store at the Diamond Run Mall and co develop with Costco. WE need both and so does super south Vermont.
Dig the big glass window with giant logo and of course Starbuck's, rock on !

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Posted by Dennis Keimel on 10/27/2018 at 6:41 PM

Re: “Inside Vermont's First Target Store

Finally! A big box store selling cheaply made crap. Can't wait for the theft cases to start appearing in the local news.

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Posted by The Oracle on 10/17/2018 at 7:52 PM

Re: “Inside Vermont's First Target Store

It's a terrific addition and well needed- especially since the demise so long ago of K Mart.....a cleaner brand spanking new choice for shoppers- loved them in California and will love them here- and the best TV commercials- A HUGE WELCOME...AND IT MAY NOT BE THE SECOND COMING Barbara Alsop....BUT IT'S ABOUT TIME- NONE THE LESS.

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Posted by Sean Moran 1 on 10/17/2018 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Inside Vermont's First Target Store

My daughter is working there and loves it. They can get as much overtime as they want until Christmas

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Posted by Gi Grape on 10/17/2018 at 5:48 PM

Re: “Inside Vermont's First Target Store

I would point out that going to Plattsburgh cost $20 or so to get across the lake or extra hours driving to get to a bridge. Not a cost effective way to shop for thrifty Vermonters.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 10/17/2018 at 3:42 PM

Re: “Inside Vermont's First Target Store

By all the hype you'd think this was the second coming of Christ. Cool your jets... it's a Target.

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Posted by Cheryl Pariseau on 10/17/2018 at 12:23 PM

Re: “Inside Vermont's First Target Store

Wow, craptacular!

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Posted by David Diaz on 10/16/2018 at 9:50 PM

Re: “'SNL' Skewers Vermont, Where 'the Leaves Change Colors But the People Never Do'

Obviously the writers of this skit have never been to Burlington, Vermont or it's sister communities. We (Vermont) may be one of the whitest States in the country, but we do have a large immigrant population, I have come to see many people of varying nationalites. Sudanese, Congolese, Vietnamese, Cote d'Ivore, (Ivory Coast) , so many African nations, and so many others that I can't count on the fingers of both my hands or the toes of my feet. Most of these immigrants settle in the hubs of the Burlington area, where there are bus-lines, as there is not mass-transit in the rest of the state. So perhaps Vermont is very white, why is that? It's cold and snowy here 7-9 months of the year. It's so rural and heavily taxed that if you aren't rich and weren't born here - people don't want to move here, and people are leaving in droves. We aren't anti-black, ant-brown, We would love for people to come and live here, but it's not our fault that they don't want to. Shall we start kidnapping people of color to live here so our numbers of black vs white go up? Give me a break.

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Posted by Stacy Coon Charbonneau on 10/03/2018 at 7:27 PM

Re: “'SNL' Skewers Vermont, Where 'the Leaves Change Colors But the People Never Do'

There is no historical reason for there to be a large proportion of colored people in Northern New England. Is this surprising? There was no plantation system, the colonists were from Northern European countries (England and France), and there are low levels of sunlight for 6 months per year (evolutionary biology). There's no logical reason to be ashamed of this or to try to fix it. Trying to fix it would be worse, because dividing people into skin color groups is ... RACIST (what a revelation, eh?). There's nothing to fix except the racist view that diversity means nothing more than skin color.

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Posted by ZeroSumGame on 10/02/2018 at 7:00 PM

Re: “'SNL' Skewers Vermont, Where 'the Leaves Change Colors But the People Never Do'

After reading thru these comments, I felt I had to weigh in. It was an SNL SKIT!!! I thought it was hilarious and in no way detrimental to VT. We do have diversity, we do have immigrants, we do have farmers' markets. No we do not have a large diverse population. Hell we don't HAVE a large population. People live where they can afford to live, and that is one of the biggest problems in our little state. It is twice as hard to afford heat, homes, food etc., in our isolated northern clime. That's geography-not racism. Get a sense of humor people.

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Posted by Norma A. Thomas on 10/02/2018 at 10:42 AM

Re: “'SNL' Skewers Vermont, Where 'the Leaves Change Colors But the People Never Do'

A number of my Vermont friends asked if I currently wrote for SNL. I do not, but I found the skit to be -well, like a lot of humor- laced with locally grown truth... The Southern -based backdrop has led a number of commenters to launch into the "racism is just in the bad old South " riff I heard more than once in the 802. No one can tell me that there arent people in Vt ( and elsewhere, sure) who moved there to get away from melanin matters . Nor can one deny that the racism which exists is deeply rooted.... It is the most formidable bigotry I have ever seen. In part because it is coupled with a fervent denial .

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Posted by reubendc on 10/02/2018 at 9:54 AM

Re: “'SNL' Skewers Vermont, Where 'the Leaves Change Colors But the People Never Do'

Not surprised about the several defensive comments.

There are *some* people of color in Burlington and surrounding counties, most of whom came here not by choice and to escape refugee camps. Very few are elected to public office or hired for prominent positions in the community/city departments. And if you go to Church Street or the Winooski Circ, outside of a handful of restaurants youd have no idea that Vermont was anything but 99% white. We are inclusive in the sense that most of us wont be your neighbor but will brag about letting you live in our communities; skin-deep diversity.

Wake up yall. Vermont is a paradise if youre white and wealthy and kind of mediocre for everyone else. But Im sure our high POC prison population and high levels of over-policing POC is entirely a coincidence.

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Posted by btv4all on 10/01/2018 at 8:40 PM

Re: “'SNL' Skewers Vermont, Where 'the Leaves Change Colors But the People Never Do'

I didn't think that the skit reflected badly on Vermont so much as it did on the Southern white rights group's mentality. I think that was their goal in doing it.

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Posted by ronznap on 10/01/2018 at 8:13 PM

Re: “'SNL' Skewers Vermont, Where 'the Leaves Change Colors But the People Never Do'

I guess SNL is too out of touch to be aware of the diversity in Burlington. Silly skit. Lame.

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Posted by Susan Hoyt on 10/01/2018 at 6:02 PM

Re: “'SNL' Skewers Vermont, Where 'the Leaves Change Colors But the People Never Do'

The cast better do some better research

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Posted by Gi Grape on 10/01/2018 at 4:16 PM

Re: “'SNL' Skewers Vermont, Where 'the Leaves Change Colors But the People Never Do'

If they think there are no immigrants or minorities in Vermont, they've obviously never been to Winooski. They're a dime a dozen.

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Posted by Leonard Bast on 10/01/2018 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Vermont's Capital City Gets a New Flag, Because Why Not?

Because it's a great design. Also, its predecessor was pretty meh:

Just scroll down.

Posted by Cliff Anderson on 09/07/2018 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Burlington Celebrates the Fifth Annual A_Dog Day

Gonna be an EPIC event!!!!

Just to clarify - Loaf Muzik will be performing before SMIF-N-WESSUN at Metronome later in the evening - their skatepark appearance is to participate in a cypher. I had someone text asking why it was moved up so I just wanted to clarify - nothing was moved, the article is just slightly misleading.

Also, YES Smif-N-Wessun is still performing even though they weren't mentioned :)

Can't wait to see everyone and vibe out in honor A_DOG!!!!!!

Posted by Es-K on 08/22/2018 at 5:19 PM

Re: “Burlington Celebrates the Fifth Annual A_Dog Day

It's always a big deal, but: the size & scope of the event this year is insane.

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Posted by Justin Boland on 08/22/2018 at 11:19 AM

Re: “James Kochalka Writes a Letter to Himself ... in the Past

Like most self-absorbed narcissists, his conception of his own greatness far exceeds reality.

Posted by G Chesterton on 08/16/2018 at 9:18 PM

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