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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...

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

Re: “Color Consultant Betsey Dempsey Finds the Perfect Paint

Unless you have worked with a color consultant before, you may read this article and think, "why would I pay someone to bring me a few swatches from the paint store?" I've been there and a good consultant is totally worth the money. If you are hiring a professional to paint your interiors, you may even save money because you won't be paying them to come back to redo the job two or three times when you realize you can't stand the colors you picked out yourself. We used a consultant for three rooms in our house and 10 years later we still love the way they look. It was a good investment.

Posted by Christopher W. on 11/09/2018 at 12:32 PM

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

Seems like this space would be perfect for a permanent farmers' market.

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Posted by Oleander on 11/08/2018 at 10:19 PM

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

Time to pull the plug on this ridiculous white elephant and support a locally owned and run project of more appropriate scale! Devonwood and Brookfield couldn't care less about Vermont.

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Posted by Ralph Firesweep on 11/08/2018 at 2:21 PM

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

These types of collaborations are fabulous. Thanks to all those involved.

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Posted by Doug Hoffer on 11/07/2018 at 5:09 PM

Re: “Five Years After Closing, Pine Ridge School Still Quiet

I John ten Thije was there in the early years. Got a for filling education there I would not have that back in the days in any other school. USA or Canada. Was so fortunate to be able to leave the school weekend at a family in hinceburg. Mother. Merry. Zuber. Son Erik Zuber Iam still in contact with Erik weekly. I dated the heads cooks daughter. Tammy dusabond. Loved her. Her dad hated me. Dated Vicky jo Green. From Canada. Thanks Pine Ridge Thanks teachers. Thanks all friends. Sam Lugod. Amy hutchision. Jody goldfind. Fred shaver. Spider. Donald

Posted by John ten thije on 07/30/2018 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Wannabe Home Buyers in Burlington Have to Get Creative

People dont seem to be looking hard enough.... I have an amazing house that I need to sell ASAP in Shelburne, priced BELOW Burlington housing prices, in a family-friendly neighborhood, on Zillow, FSBO. Hit me up! Juniper Ridge in shelburne, asking $395k. Do your homework folks. Use the Internet. Been on the market 4 weeks, no offers. Come on!

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Posted by Jennifer B Martin Brown on 06/17/2018 at 1:37 PM

Re: “On the Brink: Burlington Development Pushes Boundaries on Lakeview Terrace

Lake is dead. Protection of view is a thing of the lesser past. All the locals with the privilege to wreck the place.

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Posted by Antiquarian on 06/08/2018 at 10:28 PM

Re: “On the Brink: Burlington Development Pushes Boundaries on Lakeview Terrace

Bye bye lake! Lets stuff another 3000 defecating homo sapiens and their trash and asphalt onto the once pristine lands abutting the lake. Then as the lake continues to become a polluted sewer we can all wring our hands collectively and wonder how do we clean up the lake? Be sure to blame agriculture and farming, the eternal scapegoat.

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Posted by wahrheit on 06/07/2018 at 6:05 AM

Re: “On the Brink: Burlington Development Pushes Boundaries on Lakeview Terrace

//Farrell said he had too much on his plate at the time to take on another residential project. So, two months later, he sold the land for $155,000 to "the boys at Redstone."//

And this, my friends, is eveything you need to know about development in Burlington.

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Posted by Oleander on 06/06/2018 at 12:50 PM

Re: “An Architect's Stowe Home Combines Energy Efficiency and Personal Flair

I want to live there!

Posted by GeishaGirl on 06/01/2018 at 2:09 PM

Re: “Burlington Homeowner Turns Old Outbuildings Into a Sweet Airbnb Pad

I wonder if the NYT ever has stories about their employees side gigs...

Posted by The Oracle on 05/05/2018 at 4:45 PM

Re: “New Champlain College Dorm to Ease the Student Housing Crunch

Gloria makes some very good points. Burlington's big issue is over 30+% of its grand list is non profit properties so the remaining 70% of property owner's taxes subsidize UVM Medical Center, UVM, Champlain College to pay for city budget and education. My issue with this new project is the taxes will be mostly frozen at the acquired property value and not go up over time because it is owned by Champlain College unlike a typical for profit entity owning the building. Champlain College and UVM aren't building these properties out of the goodness of their hearts to help Burlington's housing crunch, they're building them so they can increase enrollments. As long as the City continues to allow them to classify their properties as non-exempt the tax burden will continue to fall disproportionately on the citizens of Burlington.

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Posted by RB on 04/20/2018 at 3:09 PM

Re: “New Champlain College Dorm to Ease the Student Housing Crunch

@Gloria Flinn
I agree let's make college even more unaffordable. Keep it up and you won't have to worry where college kids live. They will be living in another college town.
Time to think about how much money they and their families bring to Burlington.
Tell again where Burlington would be without the colleges.

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Posted by BradD on 04/19/2018 at 4:22 PM

Re: “New Champlain College Dorm to Ease the Student Housing Crunch

"Students will be given free pizza and red bulls"... ah, so what the mayor and his dem cohorts did to win votes??

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Posted by Drew Baker on 04/19/2018 at 12:46 PM

Re: “New Champlain College Dorm to Ease the Student Housing Crunch

My comment was cut-off, so here is the remainder -

All property, particularly commercial rental property, which is what student housing is, should be taxed the same regardless of who the owner is. Now thats something the teachers union and the Support Our Teachers groups should get behind.

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Posted by Gloria Flinn on 04/19/2018 at 11:43 AM

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