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Re: “Ho-Ho Pomerleau: Vermont Pols Kiss the Ring

"A bit surprising that the idea came from Jane and Bernie. Seems a bit ... palliative ... coming from lifelong advocates of systemic change. A nice meal is always welcome, of course, but you still wake up hungry the next day." This article appears to subtly disapprove of both Mr. Pomerleau's and Sen. Sanders' altruistic efforts. It is possible to work towards systemic change while doing immediate good along the way. Sounds a tad Grinchy to me, but I'm sure I'm wrong. We'll look forward to hearing about your activities in improving life for those who struggle.

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Posted by Patti Casey Komline on 12/13/2017 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Bruegger's Bagels Closes on Church Street

Honestly companies come and go. There are multiple coffee places on Church Street and downtown, and frankly, Bruegger bagels are not that good, in fact there are really no very good bagel places in town, including Pine Street. No tears here, innovate provide top quality, or go away.

Posted by Pixelvt on 12/13/2017 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Fake Leahy Comment to FCC Decries Net Neutrality

@Adam -


Posted by Scott Pavek on 12/13/2017 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Walters: Top Vermont GOP Official Backs Roy Moore

She needs to go! Vermonters deserve better!

Posted by Nate Ball on 12/13/2017 at 3:25 PM

Re: “Carina Driscoll Says She'll Run for Burlington Mayor 'Her' Way

Anyone but Bernies step daughter please. For the love of god and country save yourselves from this crook and vote in anyone else. Shes dirty just like her step daddy.

7 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by citizen on 12/13/2017 at 2:41 PM

Re: “Bitter on Twitter: Vermont Democratic Party Flames GOP

LOL - Conner Casey and his minions who just last year pretended to be so outraged when I called one of their committee members, a really big fellow, a "big hunk of meat" - I was only pointing out that they were certainly getting their monies worth. They threw me out of the party for this infraction but scumbag, crybaby bigot, racist, . . . - maybe it's time for Conner to clean house OR if the buck" truly stops with him, shouldn't he resign ?

What really make no sense here is that they are taking pot shots at Sunderland who has left the stage - WTF ! Why not at least keep their attack on the current target or are they so ill-informed that they don't know who the opposition is ! Have vicious and vacuous Snowflakes and Buttercups seized control of the VDP ?

Posted by Brooke Paige on 12/13/2017 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Walters: Top Vermont GOP Official Backs Roy Moore

Correction: I meant to say that I was quoting Sinclair Lewis in my comment below, not Upton Sinclair.

Posted by Ernie Hotchkiss on 12/13/2017 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Bruegger's Bagels Closes on Church Street

> Its ownership changed over the years, including Brueggers acquisition earlier this year by JAB Holding Company, a private company whose properties include Keurig Green Mountain, Panera and Caribou Coffee, according to the company website

Texas-based vulture capitalism takes yet another bite out of our local business after their earlier GMCR layoffs

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by planetacer09 on 12/13/2017 at 12:25 PM

Re: “Winner Takes All: Should Vermont's Family Courts Be Allowed to Order Shared Custody of Kids?

This is what a child sees:

Dad dones't spend time with me. I only see him on holidays, and a few weekends a month. I'm with mom all the time and Mom helps me with my homework, and we get to watch that TV show I like once a week, and play a game after dinner every night before bed.

I guess dad doesn't want to do those things with me. Why?

Dad's house is so small/old/far from my school. Why did dad chose to live there? why don't I get to have my own room? why is it so cold? Doesn't dad know its cold, and it be nicer if it was warmer in the house?

Mom really went all out and got us a big house, I have my own bedroom with my my sister and I have a bathroom just for us. Mom got me a dog, and a cat, and we have a pool.

Dad has been driving the same car with the rust for years, mom gets a new car every 3 years.

Why would i want to be with dad? he doesn't seem to care about us as much.

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Posted by captaintz on 12/13/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Winner Takes All: Should Vermont's Family Courts Be Allowed to Order Shared Custody of Kids?

I would never use Neal Rodar as a mediator! wow, your supposed to be unbiased I thought. guess I was wrong.

It should be a minimal of 40%, if they won't do 50/50, it needs at least a minimum standard amount of time with the "NCP". here's why!

Parents that have their children significantly more, should get some help from the other parent, but not at the expense of that parent having to live in poverty. As a parent with one income paying out 40% his net pay, I can't support my children when they are with me in nearly the same way the other parent can. Unless you make a very large salary, over 75K, or get remarried and live with someone and share expenses, you won't be able to survive and provide for your children the same way the primary parent can, or even closet, assuming a similar salary (in my case, its much more). Some of the largest expenses of having children is a home, and those related expenses. A single guy could live in an efficiency. But when you have a boy and a girl, you need at least a 2 bedroom if you sleep on the couch. Have you Seen the price of a 2 bedroom in Williston these days? its impossible for a single person, earning less than 50K a year. Housing in VT is very expensive right now. So, what I'm getting at, is that by giving one parent all the time, the majority of the money, the other parent is then cast into a far different economic status, and light in the eyes of his children-

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Posted by captaintz on 12/13/2017 at 10:58 AM

Re: “Fake Leahy Comment to FCC Decries Net Neutrality

Well said, @Adam.

Posted by Oleander on 12/13/2017 at 10:20 AM

Re: “Vegan Knead Bakery to Open in Burlington

Dont you dare let people convince you to use animals products. Go to the other 99% of restaurants in Burlington to get your fix.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Aly H. on 12/13/2017 at 10:10 AM

Re: “Burlington Teachers and School Board Still Finalizing Contract

Quid pro quo: Pay the teachers for the four days they were on strike and have the union reimburse any costs submitted by parents, subcontractors and other related parties incurred because of the strike.

The school board will have the final decision as to what costs qualify for reimbursement, including the costs incurred by the board for the administration of those reimbursements.

Of course, it's possible, the costs of such an unanticipated circumstance might well be in excess of the teacher's salaries for those four days. But hey, what's good for goose......

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Jay Eshelman on 12/13/2017 at 9:21 AM

Re: “Walters: Top Vermont GOP Official Backs Roy Moore

And it is high time we hold Predator-In-Chief Trump to the same standard...he need to go as well!
It's a shame Clinton didn't properly pay for his own misdeeds, he surely wouldn't get away with it today.

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Posted by Susan C. Anderson on 12/13/2017 at 9:14 AM

Re: “Walters: Top Vermont GOP Official Backs Roy Moore

Butterfield is an embarrassment to any decent VT Republican and NEEDS TO GO!!!!
VT "patriot" is just plain delusional!!

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Posted by Susan C. Anderson on 12/13/2017 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Walters: Top Vermont GOP Official Backs Roy Moore

As someone who was sexually assaulted when I was a child, it isnt that damned easy to say anything about it, ever, much less at the time. People who think that it is fake because it was not brought out 40 years ago in my opinion, are not hearing what the women are saying. I admit that I do not know word for word what they all said, but I do know what the first woman said and it has a deadly ring of truth to my ears. And one example of sexual misconduct with a 14 year old really should be enough to bring about questioning of a 32 year olds morals, motives and fitness for a position of authority. In America we like to-lets call it, look on the bright side, but a lot of bad stuff happens, and it doesnt go away because we dont look. America can only be as great as our behavior in our darkest moments.

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Posted by Cyndy Hutchins on 12/13/2017 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Bruegger's Bagels Closes on Church Street

"Makes one wonder how a tower full of retail space is actually going to do much for Church Street."

You do realize that this is not the only location that closed. They closed 30 locations. Sounds like a company wide problem and not a Church St. problem.

7 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by BradD on 12/13/2017 at 7:40 AM

Re: “Bruegger's Bagels Closes on Church Street

Makes one wonder how a tower full of retail space is actually going to do much for Church Street.

3 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Mt.Philo on 12/13/2017 at 7:34 AM

Re: “Bitter on Twitter: Vermont Democratic Party Flames GOP

At times I have been the focus of this twitter handle's ire...I was always just pleased to see they had a sense of humor.

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Posted by Job Tate on 12/13/2017 at 7:30 AM

Re: “Despite Activist Outcry, Panel Passes Updated Impartial Policing Policy

Vermont used to have a spine. This is a clear capitulation to the fear-mongering, paranoia and anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies emanating from the Swamp at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

0 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Christopher Hill on 12/13/2017 at 7:16 AM

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