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Re: “Trouble Bruin: Vermonters Are Reporting More Problems With Bears

The timing of this article comes at a time when the Fish and Wildlife will be considering a request to allow the hunting of Black Bears in the Spring of the year by placing bait and shooting them as they feed. Baits are typically stale baked goods, waste fats or other human food that is deemed unsaleable. It is unfathomable that the Department would even consider a proposal that is so counter productive to the message they have been sending the public for such a long time. As a long time hunter, baiting an animal in order to shoot it ranks right up there with poaching, road hunting and deer jacking. To keep wild bears wild we need to minimize access to human food not be dumping a pickup load of donuts in woods.

Posted by cathartes on 08/19/2017 at 10:40 PM

Re: “The 500th Stuck in Vermont

Loved watching this piece. It does a great job capturing the spirit of our wonderful State.

I am disappointed that from what I can tell, every single person shown in the video is white. Especially with everything going on in our country and the fantastic diversity here in Chittenden County, this was a missed opportunity and feeds the perception that Vermont, as welcoming as it may be, is not consistently perceived as welcoming to people of color here. Maybe next time Seven Days can be more aware of this.

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Posted by Victor Prussack on 08/19/2017 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Hood's Off: Burlington White Nationalist Attended Charlottesville Rally

I have known Ryan Roy for many years and used to order food from him and chat when he worked at the Kountry Kart Deli on Main Street. He was probably the most polite, friendly and service oriented employee there. I would have not attended nor marched in Charlottesville, but it is difficult to see him as hateful.

I do see evidence of anti-white hate coming out of the current political climate (and have seen it at BLM rallies in New York firsthand) and I don't like one bit more than hatred of any other group historically. The more intense this becomes, the more sides will line up, and I fear where this is going.

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Posted by Kevin Joseph Ryan on 08/19/2017 at 2:58 AM

Re: “Fake James Ehlers Campaign Website Disappears

I'm guessing it was this tweet, since the site came down within a few minutes, thereafter. Wix was their hosting service.

"@Wix, someone's hosting a defamatory site via your service. Violates 2.1.7 & 2.3.2 of Terms of Use: "

Their whois data may be un-masked as well, since they've been reported to the anonymization service they use, also for terms of use violations.

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Posted by Liane on 08/18/2017 at 10:19 PM

Re: “The 500th Stuck in Vermont

Way to go, Maria Von Mary Tyler Dorothy Sollberger. We think you'll climb every mountain because there's no place like home where you're gonna make it after all!

P.S. Congratulations Eva!

Posted by Mary L Collins on 08/18/2017 at 8:07 PM

Re: “The 500th Stuck in Vermont

You're the best Eva...The 500th episode of SIV was classic.
If you ever get to Canada.
Look me up...
I'm in Ottawa, the capital of the great white north.

Posted by Bill Shattuck on 08/18/2017 at 8:02 PM

Re: “The 500th Stuck in Vermont

so good!
Thank you Eva and supporting cast and crew!!

Posted by David Brizendine on 08/18/2017 at 4:51 PM

Re: “VPR Announces President and CEO Turnau Stepping Down

One clarification, Rich ard: That article references a windfall for Vermont PBS, not VPR.

Posted by Cathy Resmer on 08/18/2017 at 4:39 PM

Re: “The 500th Stuck in Vermont

Fantastic fantastical 500th episode!
We are so grateful for your being stuck here!

Posted by Kathy on 08/18/2017 at 4:36 PM

Re: “Vermont Climate Panel Has Three Months to Land Three Ideas

The Vermont Climate Council has seated a conventional farmer, who I presume will inform the public that conventional farming is the leading cause of global greenhouse gases, ahead of both electrical and heat generation and transportation.

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Posted by James H Maroney Jr on 08/18/2017 at 4:28 PM

Re: “VPR Announces President and CEO Turnau Stepping Down

7Days had a great article on the 56 million dollars VPR received from selling spare frequency .…
I sincerely hope it's current and future leadership do not fritter away this windfall on grandiose plans such as an extravagant headquarters .

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Posted by Rich ard on 08/18/2017 at 4:24 PM

Re: “Officials: Vermont Would Take $200 Million Hit Under New Health Plan

I am 65, disabled and receive social security disability. I just did mi Medicaid interview on the phone and was told I am over the income amount limit by 228.00! I get 1104 per month from ssdi for income and that is it! I also suffer from neuropathy and it is very hard to get around. They also do not count in how much it costs to get to and from appointments. Most of that goes for rent, food and other everyday expenses. Now I have to do what is called a spend down so I have to make a choice of either cutting out food or rent and go homeless or what do I do? Meanwhile in Montpelier the rich house and senate leaders are getting richer and fatter while us little people don't seem to count! The state needs to update it's century old rules and regulations, step back and take a real look at the problems us Vermonters are having!!

Posted by kenatwood52 on 08/18/2017 at 3:41 PM

Re: “The 500th Stuck in Vermont

An amazing culmination of 500 (count 'em) episodes of "Stuck in Vermont" It is so well crafted that there is no need to spend all that time to see any other episode. Thank you, Eva

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Posted by vermontchef on 08/18/2017 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Vermont Leaders Fill $12.5 Million Budget Gap Without Dissent

I would like to make a comment about Medicaid. I am 65, on medicare and on Medicaid. The problem is this: I just did my review over the phone and they said i am 228.00 over the limit. i am getting the same amount this year as last year so why the problem? They said I am on a spend down so i have to pay that amount in doctor bills before i will be re instated for Medicaid for 6 months! I don't have that kind of money and what do i have to do, go homeless by not being able to pay rent and pay the doctor bills? Sure medicaire pays for most doctors but some like therapists only accept Medicaid! I think this state needs to update it's guidelines so it is similar to medicaire that way the elderly/sick won't be prejudiced against being seen by a provider and this won't be hanging over their head worrying whether to go without food, pay bills or go homeless. As is, the rents in Burlington are so ridiculously high that it's not funny and the state could care less about peoples problems!

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Posted by kenatwood52 on 08/18/2017 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Howard Frank Mosher's Imagination of Vermont: A Tribute

A great American!

Posted by Dan Bloom on 08/18/2017 at 6:13 AM

Re: “Film Tour Remembers NEK Novelist Howard Frank Mosher


Posted by Dan Bloom on 08/18/2017 at 6:08 AM

Re: “In Memoriam: On the Death of Howard Frank Mosher


Posted by Dan Bloom on 08/18/2017 at 6:07 AM

Re: “Stowe Scores Major Tennis Tourney, Teaser for U.S. Open

So are they paid to show up or is there prize money ? or both. Also failed to mention the Volvo Tennis Tourny that was at Stratton which was the best one of all, and just prior to the US Open. . Also no mention or reference to a website for more info which I found… Upon reading the website I see that this is an exhibition, useless. Two weeks ago Rogers Cup was in Montreal. Oh well

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Posted by Pixelvt on 08/18/2017 at 4:19 AM

Re: “Bernie Sanders Talks Health Care, Cows During Franklin County Visit

Well socialist bernie seeing you're blaming Trump for the violence that happened in Charlottesville Va, let's put the blame on you for the violence that happened at Middlebury College..they were your supporters that you encourage to fight, resist and expect things for free..So let's IMPEACH your sorry A$$..

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 08/18/2017 at 12:33 AM

Re: “Hood's Off: Burlington White Nationalist Attended Charlottesville Rally

The employer has rights as well, and if a vocal Nazi/Antifa/Rastafarian on staff hurts business he shouldn't be compelled to keep him. He has responsibilities that extend outside one problem employee.

However, I do wonder how the commentators calling for this guy's job would feel if someone was fired for espousing a less controversial ideology. Moral outrage tends to ebb and flow, and hit targets you wouldn't necessarily expect. It was the commies who were blacklisted, now it's the Nazis, who's the next deserving group?

We should keep at the forefront of our minds that the people we disagree with, no matter how vile we think they are, are human as well. I know that'll probably strike most people as preachy, but we're seeing people get seriously hurt and killed because we've exchanged empathy for blind hate.

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Posted by I give up on 08/18/2017 at 12:28 AM

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