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Re: “Walters: Scott Appears to Snub Addison Republican Senate Candidate

I am a voter in Addison County and I will vote for Peter Briggs. With six candidates in the race, he has the best chance to win given the support he received two years ago. Briggs is not a spoiler in any manner and I am looking forward to voting for him.

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Posted by Douglas Tolles on 09/20/2018 at 8:22 PM

Re: “Vermont Lawmakers Question Untreated Inmates and Unspent Money

Dick Sears is surprised that there is 2 million missing. I am not. Incompetent contract and program management. Front line workers are held accountable for small mistakes. Central office corrections is exempt from accountability.

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Posted by Dave Bellini on 09/20/2018 at 6:52 PM

Re: “A Simple Favor

Disagree with the lukewarm review. Enjoyed the characters, humor and surprising plot twists. ***1/2

Posted by Jimshifty on 09/20/2018 at 2:40 PM

Re: “Few Vermont Inmates Receive Hepatitis C Treatment

Who is running the Vermont DOC? Dr. Mengele?

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by NorthOldEnder on 09/20/2018 at 1:37 PM

Re: “UVM Medical Center, Nurses Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

CEO Eileen Whalen's intent was to break the Nurses' union. She failed this time. The knot heads on the board of the hospital will give her another chance in the near future. Whalen should give back 15% of her salary as a sign of good will . . . oops . . . that would never happen.

Why does this hospital have a history of hiring dunderheads to run things?

10 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by NorthOldEnder on 09/20/2018 at 1:34 PM

Re: “Vermont Inmates Moving to CoreCivic Prison in Mississippi

Hope some of you guys never get to check out a for profit prison for yourselves. But all things come to those who wait, particularly those who cast stones.

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Posted by Cyndy Hutchins on 09/20/2018 at 1:29 PM

Re: “Vermont's Most Diverse City Rejects Noncitizen Voting for Now

Farrell: Twist it anyway you want to - I agree with you that "only residents of a city or town vote in that town.

Thanks for making my point. Nice job.

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Posted by BDE on 09/20/2018 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Few Vermont Inmates Receive Hepatitis C Treatment

The private prison company (CoreCivic, formerly Corrections Corporation of America) that runs the prison in Mississippi where Vermont inmates will soon be sent, has an even worse history of providing Hep C treatment - they don't want the cost of treatment to eat into the huge profits they make off the prisoners they hold.

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by terjeanderson on 09/20/2018 at 12:39 PM

Re: “UVM Medical Center, Nurses Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

It's fine to fight for better wages and conditions, but the whole "Patients before Profits" is a bit disingenuous. Much the same way the striking teachers said they needed more money and benefits "for the students".

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Posted by The Oracle on 09/20/2018 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Obituary: Brian Costello, 1983-2018

A kind and beautiful soul - I was made better by knowing Brian and am saddened by this news. My prayers go out to his family and all who were touched by him.

Posted by Tracey Moran on 09/20/2018 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Counselor Julia Rogers Helps Students Navigate Their Gap Year

Thank you 7 Days for the piece on Julia. Very timely for families considering post-high school life.

We went to her event in South Burlington HS a few years ago and found it very interesting about providing another path after high school. We used her services but eventually decided not to do the Gap Year program and concluded it was money well-spent. Considering how expensive college is these days and the debt burden these kids come out with, it's a viable alternative to having to spend another year in college after switching majors. If a Gap Year can help kids explore their interests before going to college, that's great! And not all of her programs are super expensive, some work exchanges provide housing and meals for no cost.

And please stop with the snowflake derogatory comments as these kids don't deserve it. Most of the kids I've been around are bright, talented and diverse. They are our future and they do know how the world works.

Rock on Julia!

4 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by RB on 09/20/2018 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Vermont's Most Diverse City Rejects Noncitizen Voting for Now

@ BDE

"Bob Farrell: Anyone is who going to be held financially responsible for the vote ought to have voice."

By that (non) logic, wealthy people should be able to vote in every state in which they own a house or land. And they should be able to vote in the elections of Carribean islands, Costa Rica, Europe, etc., too. And I should get to vote in China because decisions they make there affect my cost of goods here in Vermont.

No. Only citizens of the US vote in US elections, only actual residents of a state vote in that state, and only residents of a city or town vote in that town.

Period.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 09/20/2018 at 11:13 AM

Re: “Vermont Man Who Disfigured His Estranged Wife Dies in Prison

I can't think of a more appropriate end for the monster.

Posted by JT Dodge on 09/20/2018 at 11:02 AM

Re: “State Withholds Report on Inmate’s Final, Agonizing Cancer Fight

The government covering up for a corporation: nothing unusual there. Just another example of the corporate capture of government at all levels, national, state, and local.

Posted by NorthOldEnder on 09/20/2018 at 10:55 AM

Re: “Vermont Inmates Moving to CoreCivic Prison in Mississippi

If a society is so eager to jail people it should shoulder the burden of the expenses to properly confine and rehabilitate them, not farm it off to some vulture company like GEO Group. This is just more cheapskate "patriotism" by the GOP.

Republicans want Endless War and "law and order" as long as they don't have to fully pay for it. Deranged Righties' loins grow moist by the thought of poor people being abused and corporations profiting from it. They are as bad as the Taliban and ISIS about these things.

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Posted by NorthOldEnder on 09/20/2018 at 10:50 AM

Re: “WTF, BTV? Answers to Your Questions About Local Oddities

The sad truth, I think, Vermont has been mis sold as an open minded well educated state. Yet, the baby circ rate is monster big at 70 percent. Vermont still claims a budget issue but never fails to pay for the strapping down of boys and sexually assaulting them. You all should watch the new documentary, American Circumcision, but sadly it won't change a thing will it? So much for liberal breast feeding Vermont. BTW Oregon has a baby mutilation rate of 15 percent ! And Vermont has junkies at an all time record. I don't correlate the two issues, but infant circumcision does alter pain responses for life.

Posted by Johanthan Edwards on 09/20/2018 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Vermont Inmates Moving to CoreCivic Prison in Mississippi

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/19/648748114/investigative-journalist-aims-to-expose-ills-of-privately-run-prisons

Great piece about a journalist who worked at a prison owned by this private corporation for months.

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Posted by JuliaG on 09/20/2018 at 10:43 AM

Re: “State Withholds Report on Inmate’s Final, Agonizing Cancer Fight

So the medical care in Vermont is supposedly better than in Pennsylvania? The supposed medical care in Vermont is a joke! The supposed doctor that sees you is only in twice a week if that. You have to fill out sick forms continuously in order to just see a nurse. Then if you are lucky, you will get in to see her in a week. Centurian health is a joke and should not be allowed to practice in the jails at least in Vermont. But Lisa Menard doesn't care as long as it's the cheapest way out!!

Posted by Gi Grape on 09/20/2018 at 10:30 AM

Re: “Counselor Julia Rogers Helps Students Navigate Their Gap Year

I agree with the previous post- while travel is nice, perhaps trying a few paying jobs might be a good use of the time to help with the decision what one wants to do.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by ConcernedVter on 09/20/2018 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Vermont Inmates Moving to CoreCivic Prison in Mississippi

Genesis, I guess they should not have done the crime if they do not like the results.
Sorry but I feel they gave up niceties when they committed their crimes.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by ConcernedVter on 09/20/2018 at 9:57 AM

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