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Re: “A Burlington Landscape Architect Creates Functional, Sustainable Outdoor Spaces

Cynthia was an hour late to our first meeting (apparently having forgot about it) and continued with disinterest and sparse communication (she mentioned family issues), although sent us a bill for $500, until we (a small Burlington condo association) were pawned off onto another landscaping company who took over the project. Extremely disappointed if not disgusted with this business.

Posted by David McGee on 03/16/2018 at 11:19 PM

Re: “Walters: In 2018 Governor's Campaign, Scott Sets the Fundraising Pace

Donna.. I couldn't agree more with everything you said..
We were lied to by flip-flop Phil Scott...

My father always taught us that a man is only as good as his word... guess we know where that leaves flip flops Phil Scott

If he violates the the people that fought so hard to get him elected he will violate anyone who backs him

You can never trust a liar..

We will make Keith Stern our new governor and we will have an honest man under the golden dome in Montpelier

0 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Richard Ley on 03/16/2018 at 9:06 PM

Re: “WTF: What Can Vermonters Do About Nuisance Drones?

Ken Picard, your corrections help to give more accuracy, but, as you are aware, problems still remain. But unfortunately too the sentiment of anti-drone remains clear in the article. So let me offer this counterpoint. Model aircraft are the safest form of aircraft in the skies bar none. The last fatality from a model aircraft was in 2013 (the operator was killed by his own craft in a freak accident) and there have been a total of 6, yes six, WORLDWIDE since 1936. Conversely powered parachute and ultralights that have zero FAA regulations (look it up) amount to over 60 fatalities per year in the U.S. alone. Numbers go up even further when looking at helicopters and airplanes. There are more registered drone operators in the United States than there are licensed pilots. There are incredibly few incidents with drones almost every incident makes national news because the incident occurrence is unique and rare. The fact is that even the FAA understands that their regulations on drones have gone too far. They are actively seeking to ease restrictions. Their latest rulemaking committee was tasked with looking to pull back on restrictions of flying beyond line of sight and flight over persons due to the findings of the ASSURE reports. Those changes will be coming and the easement is absolutely warranted. Why? Because drones continue to be the safest aircraft in the skies bar none and that's a fact.

Posted by Ryan J. Latourette on 03/16/2018 at 6:59 PM

Re: “Sanders Lowballs Vermont Gun Deaths by an Order of Magnitude

Citizen, you may be the funniest comedian in America. By the likes you get Bernie's time is limited, huh? A whopping three of four Vermonters vote for Bernie, and those "likes" are the only ones that count. The screed is your creed, and your arguments are the pathetic rantings of one whose own fellow citizens reject as silly. I get as many likes as you for photos of my newly washed car. You're simply a sore loser. (PS -get ready to lose again as Vermonter will overwhelmingly choose to re-elect Bernie this coming November. You like apples? Well how do like those apples, bub?)

2 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by John Gallagher on 03/16/2018 at 5:16 PM

Re: “Sanders Lowballs Vermont Gun Deaths by an Order of Magnitude

Well if you like a socialist draft dodger to represent our state, who only cares about himself and his books, who was bought off to leave the presidential race guess he will be a senator. Tho he is getting feeble minded..and seems to spend most of his time in other states promoting his laughable book, when he is supposed to be representing Vermont... but hey he's a millionaire now, he cares less about Vermonters.. He needs to go back to Brooklyn NY...

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Donna Boutin on 03/16/2018 at 5:02 PM

Re: “Walters: In 2018 Governor's Campaign, Scott Sets the Fundraising Pace

Go Keith Stern, a lot of Vermonters are disappointed with flip-flop Scott, says one thing does the opposite. Thought we had finally voted in a good Governor, seeing we haven't had one in yrs. Scott you proved us wrong.We won't be played fools any longer. This anti-gun crap you have crossed the line. Vermont has always been the safest place with guns. Gun owners are responsible owners., always has been.. Keith Stern has some great ideas to help Vermont. He's for the 2nd amendment "THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS" Think some of these liberals in Montpelier should read the 2nd amendment and the Vermont Constitution Right to Bear Arms. Think about it Vermont the safest state in the Nation for gun rights, We are not NYC, MD, Chicago and let's not forget California .. Amazing some of the donors for Scott are from out of state and democrats.. In my opinion, out of state companies and out of staters should NOT be involved in Vermont politics.. Keith Stern has my vote and a lot of my family and friends vote..

4 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Donna Boutin on 03/16/2018 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Sanders Lowballs Vermont Gun Deaths by an Order of Magnitude

Judging by the number of likes most of my post about Bernie get I would say his time is limited.

Add up all of the likes you have ever received in your entire life from posting on Seven Days and you only have a fraction of a percent of what you need to vote Bernie out. LIke it or not, Bernie will be the senator of Vermont for as long as he wants.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by Mt.Philo on 03/16/2018 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Vermont Senate Unanimously Passes 'Extreme Risk' Gun Bill

no gun controll

Posted by Ryan Arnold on 03/16/2018 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Burlington Students Walk Out, Speak Out Against Gun Violence

It's funny, my son told us his school was staging a walkout the following day and he planned to participate. I asked him what the principal of the walk was and he thought is was about solidarity with the students in Florida. When I asked him if it had anything to do with gun control, he didn't know & I encouraged him to find out and make his decision based on all the facts. He did the next morning and he along with 2/3 of the rest of the school, opted not to participate in the gun prohibition rally.

It's amazing how Seven Days keeps holding up the students for doing this, for doing that, while leaving out the fact that it is a very small percentage of the students.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by FreedomToThink on 03/16/2018 at 11:39 AM

Re: “WTF: What Can Vermonters Do About Nuisance Drones?

Thanks for the clarification, Ryan. As for the drone name, that was a typo and will be corrected ASAP. As for flying drones over airports, The FAA website states: "Recreational operators are required to give notice for flights within five miles of an airport to both the airport operator and air traffic control tower, if the airport has a tower. However, recreational operations are not permitted in Class B airspace around most major airports without specific air traffic permission and coordination." Finally, as for the risks of injury or death from a falling drone should it experience a malfunction, that was the opinion expressed by Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne, an experienced drone pilot who runs the University of Vermont's UAS program.

Posted by Ken Picard on 03/16/2018 at 11:17 AM

Re: “Walters: Queer Youth Meet the Governor

I am so sad to see the 7 Days message board become the usual dumping ground for right-wing trolls to share their venom and hatred with the world. It was a valuable exchange of ideas at one time where Vermonters could disagree but with respect. Many reliable journalistic endeavors are dropping their message boards as they serve no purpose but to divide and alienate us from each other. Perhaps 7 Days should join them.

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by snowmanvt on 03/16/2018 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Changes to Mall Redevelopment Plan Create Fresh Controversy

Just the first of many changes. I don't trust Don Sinex and initially thought he would say anything to get this project approved when I attended the NPA meetings. And Sinex told the Driscoll campaign he "didn't want any trouble from the City when he submits plans for his next project (Macy's Building)", whatever that is going to be. It wouldn't surprise me either to see him converting them into condos for sale in the near future which takes these 288 apartments out of the city housing stock. Why else build a pool, a restaurant, workout room on the 7th & 12 the floors? I thought the intent of this project was to increase vitality of downtown Burlington and not isolate residents in a high rise. The Mayor, City Council and DRB are in over their heads with him. Thank you John Franco and CLC for being a watchdog on this project.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by RB on 03/16/2018 at 9:50 AM

Re: “Burlington Students Walk Out, Speak Out Against Gun Violence

Idiocracy came out in 2006, and you are hilariously and entirely misreading it if you think it is anti these kids and pro gun advocates. But thanks for the laugh.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 03/16/2018 at 9:11 AM

Re: “A Real Democrat? Hallquist’s Authenticity Issue

Not politically correct (good!) but I love the title .

Posted by Rich ard on 03/16/2018 at 8:17 AM

Re: “Sanders Lowballs Vermont Gun Deaths by an Order of Magnitude

Judging by the number of likes most of my post about Bernie get I would say his time is limited.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by citizen on 03/16/2018 at 8:11 AM

Re: “WTF: What Can Vermonters Do About Nuisance Drones?

A note of clarification concerning the UAS flights on the Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge. Recreational use of UAS/Drones is prohibited on Missisquoi NWR. In fact, launching and landing UAS/Drones is prohibited on all National Wildlife Refuges. The UVM work was conducted under a research Special Use Permit issued by the refuge.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Missisquoi NWR on 03/16/2018 at 8:06 AM

Re: “Scott Met With Private Prison Lobbyists Prior to Pitching Plan

For profit prisons are a disaster to communities. Trading souls on the stock market is a sin.

Posted by Shane Patrick on 03/16/2018 at 8:03 AM

Re: “Burlington Students Walk Out, Speak Out Against Gun Violence

Okay let me see if I can get this straight. Are they kids or adults? You cannot have it both ways. Why should you listen to them when they do not even have the right to buy a lighter. Very contradicting to me, you take away their voice until it is needed. Wrong wrong wrong. Liberal viewpoint is really just messed up policy. How about personal responsibility.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Homer C on 03/16/2018 at 6:22 AM

Re: “Sanders Lowballs Vermont Gun Deaths by an Order of Magnitude

People such as "citizen" and his ilk are simply angry at their continually being outvoted by their fellow Vermonters. Bernie has won eleven, count them, eleven consecutive Federal elections, and not one of them even close. Mass repudiation such as this drives these disappearing conservatives crazy, knowing their fellow Vermonters roundly reject their positions. Hence they get all puffy and angry,and spew their bile in Commet Sections everywhere. Sad.

3 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by John Gallagher on 03/16/2018 at 5:46 AM

Re: “Unfunny Money? Anonymous Satirical Outfit Skewers Vermont Pols

I don't know what's more disturbing -- the criminal unfunniness, or the idea they seem to sincerely believe they can influence Vermonters by pretending so cluelessly to be Vermonters. Surely there are 1,000's of talented comedic actors looking for work, yet these 2 were hired?

0 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Catowner on 03/15/2018 at 10:46 PM

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