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Re: “Walters: Did the Governor Just Wave the White Flag?

I think we are missing the big point in Vermont and that is we are being represented by a band of progressive out of Staters who could care less about the people that have spent their lives here making this state the wonderful place it was earning little money while doing that.

the good hard-working people of Vermont that invested their lives here are being priced out of their own State and it is obvious by the number leaving the state

We are a test tube for these progressives and that is all we are.

Things will never change until the people in Vermont wake up and start to vote the out-of-state representation we have in Montpelier out of office and get rid of these progressives that are doing nothing but tearing the state apart

Posted by Richard Ley on 05/23/2017 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Sinex to Proceed With BTC Mall Redevelopment After Stay Denied

It is ironic that perhaps the most important aspect of the Sinex/Weinberger/City Council design--the valet parking and loss of 500+ parking spaces for the Marketplace-- gets tossed aside at this point in court as it would if ever completed damage the very essence of what Burlington has stood up for decades: insuring the economic viability and strengthening small businesses along the Marketplace. Tony Redinbgton Burlington

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Posted by Tony Redington on 05/23/2017 at 5:51 AM

Re: “Fanboys Hit the Shows: Taylor Swift, Def Leppard, 'Weird Al' Yankovic

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Posted by Iqbal H Pauquin on 05/23/2017 at 1:08 AM

Re: “Walters: Did the Governor Just Wave the White Flag?

Sometimes You Must Choose Between Popularity and Respect !

Why would the governor pick a fight he was unwilling to see through to the end ? It's one thing to want everyone to like you - it's quite another thing to have everyone respect you for the decisions you make !

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Posted by Brooke Paige on 05/23/2017 at 12:36 AM

Re: “Sinex to Proceed With BTC Mall Redevelopment After Stay Denied

The rendering of the photo by PKSB Architects is patently false. If you stand on that corner and view the L.L. Bean store and church sculpture at that perspective, the 14-story mall project would appear twice as tall than is currently rendered. It it complete sleight-of-hand and false representation...like a photo taken through a fish-eye lens.

Plus that's the north side of the building. The shadows are completely wrong. Shame on them.

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Posted by VTPolicyAnalyst on 05/23/2017 at 12:29 AM

Re: “Vermont's 'Biggest' Pill Dealer Gets Nine-Year Prison Sentence

9 years for creating an epidemic that has destroyed countless families and killed hundreds, Judge Sessions has been played by a criminal with a psychology degree. I guess a law degree is not worth as much as you would think and you don't have to be very smart to get one. Forests will be out and running his criminal enterprise suppling Vermont kids with more pills in no time. Thanks for your help fighting the drug problem in VT Judge Sessions. I hope you are dis-barred soon.

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Posted by citizen on 05/22/2017 at 8:52 PM

Re: “Joke of the Week: Surprise!

Timely.

Posted by The Oracle on 05/22/2017 at 6:17 PM

Re: “Walters: Did the Governor Just Wave the White Flag?

The damn liberals legislature wins again.. Scott you should let the Government shut down..maybe losing a few paychecks might wake the fools up..they think they are smarter then we are but they are nothing but a bunch of fools who don't know crap.. I for one am sick and tired of these out of staters moving to Vt and telling us how to live..That we have to do what they tell us..Vermont got a long way before they even stepped foot on our Vermont soil..

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Posted by Donna Boutin on 05/22/2017 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Walters: Did the Governor Just Wave the White Flag?

@planetacer09, you are right teachers are not the enemy, the VT NEA is. I say that because they buy votes and there is nothing more dangerous in our state than someone that successfully buys votes.

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Posted by Bob Frazier on 05/22/2017 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Walters: Did the Governor Just Wave the White Flag?

The VT NEA behemoth once again runs roughshod over taxpayers and struggling local school boards. If we don't acquiesce to the union's wishes and demands, we are terrible people who do not support teachers. I condemn this line of reasoning as being unreasonable. For too many years the VT NEA has out-negotiated local citizens.

The VT NEA has teams of expensive lobbyists with a large staff of experienced and highly paid negotiators. On the other side of the table? Unpaid volunteer school board members. Collective bargaining on the state level would level the playing field and benefit everyone, including taxpaying teachers. Please call your legislator and support Governor Scott's brave stand against the VT NEA and for local school boards and Vermont taxpayers.

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Posted by Penelope on 05/22/2017 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Walters: Did the Governor Just Wave the White Flag?

I hope Gov. Scott isn't waiving the white flag and this becomes a blame game between the Democrats and the Governor with the taxpayers on the losing end....again. Stay strong Gov. Scott!

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Posted by RB on 05/22/2017 at 2:43 PM

Re: “Walters: Did the Governor Just Wave the White Flag?

Reading the comments, you'd think teachers and their representation were the worst thing to happen to VT since the Emerald Ash Borer.

Teachers are not the enemy of taxpayers, nor is the NEA. The enemy is a lack of uniform school funding mechanisms, declining populations, and forced consolidation by the threat of losing ones' town schools. Well-funded schools mean better-educated graduates, who can go on to improve and grow the local economy.

Phil tried his hand at being political in a half-assed way, a day (or 2.5 months) late and a dollar short. He won't get his way on this negotiation.

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Posted by planetacer09 on 05/22/2017 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Exploring Vermont's New State Park: Taconic Mountains Ramble

The zen gardens were always a favorite spot to go during my time at Castleton. Even got to watch it snowing on mother's day from Zion Major one year. It's a gorgeous spot, I'm so glad it's be preserved as a state park!

Posted by Scg12050 on 05/22/2017 at 9:46 AM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Plotting Return to Sea, Technology Park Whales Invest Heavily in Fossil Fuels

A comment that offshore wind impacts whales? The infrasound from waves at sea are a million times stronger than what comes from a wind farm. But that does no harm to whales, who communicate with powerful infrasound, like elephants do. Do you know what can do terrible harm to whales? The sound blasts used all over the world to explore for deep sea oil and gas reserves. These blasts, set off by huge explosions, can permanently destroy the hearing of whales and dolphins. And that renders them "blind" since they see by sound.

Posted by Bill_C on 05/22/2017 at 8:33 AM

Re: “A Huntington Couple Plan to Turn Their Land into a Cohousing Community

How to get more info about parcels?

Posted by BK on 05/22/2017 at 1:18 AM

Re: “Walters: Did the Governor Just Wave the White Flag?

As John as said here, this was a political move more than anything. This had nothing to do with education. Both sides knew that they could not change union negotiations in the middle of them by waving a wand. This was a grandstanding affair by the governor, showing how tough he could be for his base and election next year. He was clever to use the ruse of property tax relief, for reasons we all know, when he was really trying to destroy collective bargaining and the unions and take that $26 million and put it somewhere else and the property tax payer might have got $10 or $20 bucks back. He was also clever in doing it at the last minute. Yet, I wonder if this was not something else too. Since when does a governor order a legislature to do something as though he or she is boss of it?

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Posted by stubborncuss on 05/22/2017 at 12:46 AM

Re: “South Burlington School Board Won't Put 'Rebels' Question on Ballot

Betcha people forget about the Rebel mascot name change 5 years from now. Not so fast now. Maybe this one is a little different. Seems like a bunch of nice people are just a little bit tired of having to roll over for the wishes of a few. And to have to pay for the rollover as well. Not getting your way sometimes, isn't the worst thing that can happen to you. Believe they taught that in my 8th grade civics class.

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Posted by Al Longe on 05/21/2017 at 8:48 PM

Re: “In Vermont, a Somali Bantu Youth Finds His Voice

Aden, we are so proud of you! You are an amazing guy.

Posted by Lauren Berrizbeitia on 05/21/2017 at 12:27 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Plotting Return to Sea, Technology Park Whales Invest Heavily in Fossil Fuels

This kind of article is the reason I only pick up Seven Days for use in starting the woodstove.

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Posted by K Zee on 05/21/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Plotting Return to Sea, Technology Park Whales Invest Heavily in Fossil Fuels

This is kind of sad, and not funny. Whales communicate by infrasound. The PSB's proposed rule dismisses infrasound and low frequency noise as issues with big wind turbines, and they couldn't be more wrong. Offshore wind will impact whales. Onshore wind turbines make people sick with infrasound. While the PSB's rules are a step in the right direction, they are not adequate to protect people from the full frequencies of the rules. Making fun of this issue is not helpful. I find most of your posts humorous, but in this case it raises a lot of issues that are not funny.

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Posted by A. Smith on 05/21/2017 at 10:47 AM

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