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Re: “What's Up With That Wild Yard on Shelburne Road?

More and more people are using their yards for gardens and orchards. Times have changed, yards have changed, and the gardens and orchards are practical and functional.

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Posted by leaterhune on 08/10/2017 at 6:46 AM

Re: “What's Up With That Wild Yard on Shelburne Road?

Mowed lawns are a big part of the pollution problem in Lake Champlain. This place looks fine and there are MANY beautiful options to maintain a front yard without mowing it that are aesthetically pleasing and beneficial to wildlife, people, and water. More people should do this. It looks more interesting than a boring piece of turf.

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Posted by Eddie Haynes on 08/04/2017 at 5:43 PM

Re: “What's Up With That Wild Yard on Shelburne Road?

stay strong, owens!

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Posted by Figaro on 08/03/2017 at 1:10 PM

Re: “Why Are There Suddenly So Many Rabbits?

We just spent a week in Boston. The busy hospital and college district had several rabbits. Go figure!

Posted by Katherine Verman on 07/08/2017 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Why Are There Suddenly So Many Rabbits?

Ever thinks that people are moving into all the creatures habitat pushing them out.. I have 9 1/2 acres of land that will never be touched as long as I live..I have deer, bear, turkeys, foxes, raccoons, rabbits ..They seems to know that they are safe here..They don't bother me, I have bird feeders up year round, and bears never bother with them nor with my trash bins..Hell I even talk with them, .I even had a buck eat a apple out of my hand..only thing I haven't seen is a moose..seen their tracks ..

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 07/06/2017 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Why Are There Suddenly So Many Rabbits?

time to buy a beagle for Waabit season

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Posted by Pixelvt on 07/06/2017 at 3:19 PM

Re: “Why Are There Suddenly So Many Rabbits?

Shelburne is over run

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Posted by Matt Sweet on 07/06/2017 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Why Are There Suddenly So Many Rabbits?

"Waaatsa upa doca ?" thank you Bugs Bunney who showed up in Italy once

Posted by Pixelvt on 07/06/2017 at 2:21 PM
Posted by John Brabant on 06/23/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “What Is That White Dome on a Hill Overlooking St. Albans?

A good friend of mine was an airman at this radar site in 1961-1962. Trained as an electronic technician at Keesler Air Force Base in Mississippi, he often regaled us with stories of his duty at the Dome.

For 8-hour shifts, he sat at a large CRT screen watching for blips (Soviet aircraft) coming south through the Arctic Circle. He took the job seriously for about a month before realizing it was a fool's mission. That's when the fun began. He and his buddies soon discovered a way to patch into AT&T telephone lines from the USAF secure communications network. He estimated he spent 2-3 hours a day talking to girl friends and fellow airmen at other Domes. He and a computer savvy buddy at a Dome site in New York used their monitors and telephones to daily play an early version of online chess.

To this day whenever I see the white dome on the horizon, I am reminded not just of the Cold War, but also of the ingenuity of young men and women who used their native intelligence and wits to pass the time away.

Posted by Jack Scully on 05/30/2017 at 8:56 PM

Re: “What's With Burlington's Solar-Powered Trash Cans?

This bin also prevents people from rummaging for discarded food or other useful items.
Let's face it- Nothing makes rich people more uncomfortable than seeing a hungry person searching for sustainence. Now you can't even have what we have thrown away!
I do hope these reduce litter & garbage spillage; my hope with this post is this: if u can't finish the food you bought- next time consider buying one for someone much less fortunate. It will be more appreciated & you will feel better too!

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by James Wing on 05/29/2017 at 10:50 PM

Re: “Why Does Seven Days Allow Anonymous Commenting?

I applaud Seven Days for allowing anonymous comments. In an era where angry protesters think it is their right to picket someone's home if they hear something they don't like, it allows people to voice their opinion without fear of reprisal. Can anonymous posting be misused or abused? Of course. But Seven Days can delete anything that's not civil. We already have enough censorship from media outlets like Vermont Digger.

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Posted by Will R on 05/18/2017 at 2:09 PM

Re: “What Is That White Dome on a Hill Overlooking St. Albans?

It's mind control, our mind and body's emit Alfa type frequencys , using microwave technology , they can lock on to us because the energy everyone emits is different , they are just now breaking the coad that ables them to read our minds or thoughts. But they have been able to send signals out for a very long time. There's a reason they are set up in a trifecta . This is a technology that they basically stole from Tesla. And they have been experimenting with it for as long as most of us have been alive.

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Posted by Brad Lowell on 05/17/2017 at 8:29 AM

Re: “What Is That White Dome on a Hill Overlooking St. Albans?

I like how they say to go check it out but fail to mention the road and lands leading to it are private property with. I trespassing signs on it. The FAA has an easement to go to the dome but they are the only ones. Stay out!

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Posted by football fan on 05/17/2017 at 7:55 AM

Re: “What Is That White Dome on a Hill Overlooking St. Albans?

I hope the fix the road. It's almost impassable! Seems as though there has been no maintenance since it was decommissioned.

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Posted by Kelly Bailey on 05/17/2017 at 4:39 AM

Re: “What Is That White Dome on a Hill Overlooking St. Albans?

The house on 104 was never part of the base, as it never came down that far. All the land was above where I89 is now. The NWRDC land butted up to it, and our trails ran along the chain link perimeter fence on the south end of the base. Mom and Dad rented apts to many stationed there thru Dad's death in 1975, and I managed the apts starting in 1969. Went to school with kids from the base from 1962-1974.One of those stationed there became like family renting from us, and is still a dear friend today.

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Posted by Taina Cameron on 05/16/2017 at 11:25 PM

Re: “What Is That White Dome on a Hill Overlooking St. Albans?

My father worked there for the Air Force when I was a kid.

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Posted by Jeannine on 05/16/2017 at 8:34 PM

Re: “What Is That White Dome on a Hill Overlooking St. Albans?

Along RT104 there is a an abanone house in the field. It is totally feneed in and overgrown with rather large power poles. Is this related to the air base in some way?
It seems to be directly under the dome on the hill.

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Posted by Charles Keeler on 05/16/2017 at 5:19 PM

Re: “What Is That White Dome on a Hill Overlooking St. Albans?

Vermont and upstate New York actually have an interesting Cold War history. In addition to the St Albans radar installation, there was a significant radar base in the mountains near East Haven, part of the distant early warning radar network. And Plattsburgh Air Force Base was a major B-47, B-52, and F-111 bomber base, contributing to Operation Chrome Dome (which kept bombers perpetually circling in the Arctic, ready to bomb the Soviet Union in the event of a nuclear exchange). It was one of Plattsburgh's B-52s that was lost in the infamous "broken arrow" incident near Thule Air Base in Greenland during a Chrome Dome mission. Perhaps most interestingly, Vermont and upstate New York have the only nuclear missile silos built east of the Mississippi, 12 of them in a ring around Plattsburgh AFB.

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Posted by markbvt on 05/10/2017 at 7:33 PM

Re: “Why Does a Sign in Richmond Say 'Understand Slavery'?

Thanks for introducing us to Mr, Livak, Ken.

Posted by Kathy on 05/06/2017 at 7:35 AM

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