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Re: “Housing Advocates Say State Back-Rent Payments Could Halve Eviction Rate

"but if a program like this can really make a difference, perhaps we shouldn't let isolated anecdotes scare us away from making an investment."

Who is us, comrade? You could always start some sort of non profit that would pay people's rents so they can travel for family vacations. I don't think that would be that successful, but the free market does do wonders.
It's not an anecdote, it's a logical outcome of something like this. Every action made has predictable outcomes. Some are great. Others are bad. Everything is a choice of options.

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Posted by doom on 01/17/2019 at 12:47 PM

Re: “Vermont Cedar Chair Company Is Sitting Pretty

Joan, Unfortunately the company had to close down to insufficient investment funds that we were needed to turn it into profitability. These funds were not delivered at the last moment making the company having to close the doors rather suddenly. We are working to set up an account to repay anyone who had purchased chairs and were not able to receive them.

Please email a copy of your resume to atman33@yahoo.com. We apologize about any inconvenience and will be in touch shortly.

Posted by vcccrepay on 01/17/2019 at 10:14 AM

Re: “Housing Advocates Say State Back-Rent Payments Could Halve Eviction Rate

YOU SIGNED A CONTRACT.

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Posted by doom on 01/16/2019 at 7:24 PM

Re: “Housing Advocates Say State Back-Rent Payments Could Halve Eviction Rate

I'm sorry you had a bad experience with a delusional person, but the research discussed in the article indicates the reality of the situation, which is one that involves a single unlucky break forcing a family away from "barely holding on" and to "really struggling to get back on their feet." Individuals can always do ridiculous things, but if a program like this can really make a difference, perhaps we shouldn't let isolated anecdotes scare us away from making an investment.

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Posted by some of us are sometimes right on 01/16/2019 at 3:36 PM

Re: “Housing Advocates Say State Back-Rent Payments Could Halve Eviction Rate

I once had tenant who had a good job- single mom, 2 kids, family in the community. One month she didnt pay the rent and did not reach out. When I caught up with her, she said that she had decided to take her young children to Disney World instead of paying the rent. She said it was more important to provide for her children in that way then for me to have her rent with which to pay the mortgage on her apartment house. She would not agree to a plan to pay the back rent and told me I could do without. I hired a lawyer and had her evicted and soon found a much more responsible tenant.

If the State were to use my tax dollars to bail out a family that chose to visit Disney instead of paying their rent, I wouldnt feel any obligation to voluntarily pay my taxes.

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Posted by Good Landlord on 01/16/2019 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Political Maneuvering Sidetracks a Plan for Permit Reform in Burlington

Just blows my mind that people really believe that they need the municipal corporation's permission to do work on their own private property. Let's see the city prove jurisdiction to subject the people of that town/city/territory, to their municipal codes. Bunch of dam sheep just willingly get in line for their own slaughter.

Posted by FreedomToThink on 01/15/2019 at 7:03 PM

Re: “Tapped In: To Grow, Hinesburg Village Center Needs Water

Route 116 going through Hinesburg has horrific traffic issues during the school-time rush, and work commute times. Maybe come up with a solution for that before trying to get a bunch of new housing developments in Hinesburg? More people adding to that traffic will be a nightmare. Not against the growth, but the town needs to figure out the high traffic issue first.

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Posted by KiraJade88 on 01/15/2019 at 5:32 PM

Re: “Tapped In: To Grow, Hinesburg Village Center Needs Water

As a person who works in Hinesburg on occasion and passes through there on my way to other jobs, I would have to be against adding more homes to that town. On any given weekday morning the congestion at the light at CVU road is terrible. I often sit through 5-6 changes of the light to go north toward
2 A or if I come from Ballard's I might wait for 5 minutes just to get in line, then several light changes to either go straight or turn north. Adding more commuters would cause a log jam and to add people trying to pull out of the road from a new development just south of there..it would be accidents waiting to happen. If any new development is going to happen someone needs to take a good look at the traffic situation.

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Posted by Jackie Aube on 01/12/2019 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Landscape Architects Wagner Hodgson Sculpt the View

Nice job normalizing this foolish project. Keep tickling the mayor's taint, Seven Days. Your elitist hipster rag continues to show its true colors with each issue.

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Posted by Paul Bonelli on 12/31/2018 at 7:55 AM

Re: “Political Maneuvering Sidetracks a Plan for Permit Reform in Burlington

The city of Burlington is over-regulated? Shocking. And we wonder why the idea of living in town holds so little appeal to anyone over 30.

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Posted by Scuba on 12/28/2018 at 8:27 AM

Re: “How Does Broadband Access Affect Real Estate Property Values?

What was the off grid home's solution? Satellite internet?

Posted by Pirko11 on 12/13/2018 at 8:26 PM

Re: “Political Maneuvering Sidetracks a Plan for Permit Reform in Burlington

For once Miro has a good idea! It's crazy to have to maneuver through so many hurdles just for a permit. This process should have been changed a long time ago!

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Posted by Gi Grape on 12/13/2018 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Can Four Upper Valley Towns Plan a Future Together?

Goodbye good schools. Goodbye good jobs. Goodbye a future a for the youngsters in those towns. But, hey!, we're Vermonters!

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Posted by mikegre on 12/06/2018 at 7:12 AM

Re: “Can Four Upper Valley Towns Plan a Future Together?

My take-away from reading this article and hearing the voices from these towns is that small-mindedness must be a comforting thing.

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Posted by Tom Bisson on 12/05/2018 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Hole in the Mall: It's a 'Precarious Moment' for Burlington's CityPlace Project

@ GI Grape

What a vulgar, profane, negative comment. But par for the course. And you were saying something just the other day about people being *so negative.* Gee.

And exactly what contract are you referring to that the city should sue him over?

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 11/21/2018 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Hole in the Mall: It's a 'Precarious Moment' for Burlington's CityPlace Project

Ms. Grape - At this stage of the game, the CityPlace rectal muscles appear played out and are prolapsed for all to witness. Neither a determined 4-5 finger phalangeal insertion by the developer, nor a temporary cranial obstruction from the most fat-headed municipal grandee, let alone a forked mayoral tongue, will be sufficient to plug the gaping hole downtown.

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Posted by flipflopfly on 11/14/2018 at 10:14 PM

Re: “In Suburban South Burlington, a Holdout Farmer Plans to Expand

Great article, great outcome. So exciting to see these groups working together and putting all the pieces together!

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Posted by debbouton on 11/13/2018 at 6:27 PM

Re: “Hole in the Mall: It's a 'Precarious Moment' for Burlington's CityPlace Project

Why can't Burlington take him to court and sue him for breach of contract or are they waiting for him to take his finger out of his ass?

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Posted by Gi Grape on 11/12/2018 at 2:22 PM

Re: “In Suburban South Burlington, a Holdout Farmer Plans to Expand

The Chittenden and Auclair families are lucky to have inheirieted what has become massively valuable land over the last 30 years. makes for a sweet retirement and fun $, like a lottery win - nice! Reminds me of the Hills family in Bristol being left most of Taft Corners in Williston - what a nice gift from grandparents!

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Posted by James Berry on 11/12/2018 at 5:48 AM

Re: “In Suburban South Burlington, a Holdout Farmer Plans to Expand

The Auclairs and Chittenden families are lucky to have inherited such valuable land...makes for a sweet retirement and fun $. Good for them...

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Posted by James Berry on 11/12/2018 at 5:45 AM

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