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Re: “New Silo Murals Link Jeffersonville's Past and Future

that is so beautiful. what a artist she is. i love the story. shes amazing. im sure the town gets plenty of tourist now. thanks for pictures and the story.

Posted by Dorothy Wells on 06/23/2019 at 3:54 PM

Re: “End of an Era: St. Johnsbury's Video King to Close Its Doors

Twenty years ago, I tried making a go of a used bookstore outside of Chittenden county. The most frustrating part were people coming in, browsing, saying, "Great. This town needs a bookstore" and then not buying anything. One woman told me, "Oh, I buy everything at Barnes & Noble."

If people don't want my wares, fine. There are reasons to shop online and big-box, and plenty of bad local businesses with bad service and bad business models. But, if you believe in local business as an idea you have to take a moment and support them when it makes sense.

Our brains are just wired, now, to us Walgreens and Amazon when local store is not really much more difficult to get to and much the same price. Once you switch over, you'll notice variety and appreciate shopping local is not just charity or a platitude.

Posted by Tom Triumph on 06/22/2019 at 2:51 PM

Re: “WTF: Can Vermont's Justices of the Peace Serve as Judges?

that said, I am *totally* ready for the zombie apocalypse

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Posted by Jay Furr on 06/19/2019 at 9:46 PM

Re: “New Silo Murals Link Jeffersonville's Past and Future

I just returned from Jafferson,VT. I am from CT but never expected such a great art piece in small community like this. Amazed to see this. These paintings will surely remind me about Jeffersonville long long time. Really appreciate the art work.

Posted by shantanu on 06/17/2019 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Hackie: Gordon and Jackson

I was hoping for a couple more pages :) Always like your stories.

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Posted by Alan Lathrop on 06/13/2019 at 6:30 AM

Re: “Lines Vermont Opens Studio for Adult Dancers

So proud of you, Megan. I can't wait to take a class!

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Posted by Erin Kranichfeld on 06/12/2019 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Seriously: F-35PR

Production value matches the quality of the satire. Thumbs down. The most impressive aspect of this is how hard he panders to the left, honesty amazing.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by justahuman on 06/11/2019 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Brian Wilson Cancels Burlington Discover Jazz Festival Performance

How about bringing Samantha Fish to Grand Point North.

Posted by Martin Ramunno on 06/10/2019 at 8:21 AM

Re: “Seriously: F-35PR

Although Democratic Party has never particularly been known as the party of economics, the F-35 "jobs" argument has always been incomplete because there has never been a real economic study of its impacts. As mocked, somewhat painfully here, there have been PR-funded "jobs" arguments but never a study of net economic impact done by a real economist. Net economic impact looks at both positive and negative impacts. Like net profit, not just gross. In spring of 2013, former Democratic Party State Representative George Cross of Winooski introduced legislation to conduct such a study. His Democratic colleagues denied him, apparently under direction of Shap Smith and Shumlin. Same thing happened in Boise, Idaho. Professional PHD economist, Dr. Kevin Cahill, was forced to call out Boise for its sole focus on positive impact with zero analysis of negative impact.…

OTOH, US Air Force did examine economic impact, both positive and negative, among other factors, such as public health and environment. After doing so, as was previously reported, Burlington was ranked dead last, behind guard base in Jacksonville, Florida; and McEntire Guard base in rural Richland County, South Carolina.

Democratic Party can make no claim to being party of economics; science; public health or environment. When it is actively ignoring US Air Force's own Environmental Impact Statement on all of above factors. Also seems to be a pivot toward Democrats using buzz words like "diversity." However, it has no claim here either since demographics most negatively impacted are Vermont's most diverse population. Democrats vulnerable because they embody environmental racism. Not clear what Dems stand for at all.

19 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Chris in S. Burlington on 06/08/2019 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Brian Wilson Cancels Burlington Discover Jazz Festival Performance

.....Bring back the "Blues Festival" ....blues musicians perform no matter what shape they're in. .....and hey, one more suggestion ......seeing that it rains EVERY YEAR the first week in june.....maybe bump it up to the third week?!?

9 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Walter Commonwood on 06/07/2019 at 9:10 AM

Re: “Stuck in Vermont: John Gordon's Granite Calliope


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Posted by Tate101010 on 06/07/2019 at 4:23 AM

Re: “Comedian Nicole Byer on 'Nailed It!' and Why No One Will Date Her

very interesting

Posted by Lewis Collier on 06/06/2019 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Brian Wilson Cancels Burlington Discover Jazz Festival Performance

Maybe a sign that the Jazz Fest organizers should be looking to book headliners that are on the rise and currently putting out music...?

17 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by stellaquarta on 06/06/2019 at 1:18 PM

Re: “Local Hip-Hop Promoter Kyle Hoyt Dead at 31

Kyle you were and are my shining star, my rock, my confident. my healer, my soul.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Donna Molinario on 06/05/2019 at 12:17 PM

Re: “Theater Review: 'Harvey,' the Valley Players

While you are certainly entitled to your opinion I find your criticism harsh and unfounded. Saying that we shouldn't expect to be dazzled is a bit over the top. I've seen movies that have worse acting and those have a much higher budget.

For those of you reading the review of the play - please note this isn't like reading the NY times but a small local paper.

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Posted by Stacie Gabert on 06/05/2019 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Vermont Playwrights Circle Seeks 'Fantasy' 10-Minute Plays for Festival

Thank you so much for highlighting this year's TenFest so prominently and for putting together such a comprehensive overview of the festival itself, as well as some of the locals working on original theater! We also hold a monthly workshop, which takes place in June on 6/18 at 6:30 pm at the Montpelier Sr. Center (58 Barre Street). People thinking of submitting have a chance to hear their rough drafts read aloud here and get feedback.

Posted by KimWardVermont on 06/05/2019 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Local Hip-Hop Promoter Kyle Hoyt Dead at 31

Kyle you were and are a beautiful soul. Your smile will never be forgotten. No matter what life threw at you, you found a way to tackle it and make the best out of anything. Your heart was larger than life itself and the love you shared with so many will always hold deep and true in our hearts. Tina you put it perfectly by saying "you were just that magical of a being!". There was another plan for you, a much larger purpose and unfortunately it wasnt to be continued with us on earth. You did so much for so many that will never be forgotten. We love you Kyle and will miss you everyday until we meet again. I send my love to you tina and your mom. I will see you when we have a celebration of Kyle's life. Until we meet again Kyle I know you will continue to watch over all of us

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Posted by Amy Atwood on 06/05/2019 at 1:01 AM

Re: “Local Hip-Hop Promoter Kyle Hoyt Dead at 31

Kyle as much as it hurts that youve been taken away from me and mom i know you had a much higher calling you were just that magical of a being ..... As they say legends never die that is more then true in your case...til we meet again brother .... I love you so much

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Posted by Tina Hoyt on 06/04/2019 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Local Hip-Hop Promoter Kyle Hoyt Dead at 31

The world needs more men like Kyle. Honest, genuine and such a huge heart. You will be greatly missed by so many people. Remember to stay hydrated!

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Posted by Tila Lissor on 06/04/2019 at 7:34 PM

Re: “Local Hip-Hop Promoter Kyle Hoyt Dead at 31

Forever in our hearts you will be. One day we will all see that contagious smile again. Rest In Peace Kyle

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Posted by BeckyH on 06/04/2019 at 7:24 PM

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