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Re: “Apartment Complexes Sprout in Suburban South Burlington

Enjoy the sound of the F-35's!

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Posted by GeishaGirl on 10/09/2017 at 2:57 PM

Re: “Apartment Complexes Sprout in Suburban South Burlington

Makes sense for us to encourage LOTS of density in the greater Burlington area. We will have LOTS of climate refugees this century and we should ensure that we don't accommodate the influx by sprawling into habitat and working lands.

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by AdamGoch on 10/05/2017 at 4:35 PM

Re: “On the Rise: Liberty House Opens in Burlington

The building is named after a ship that was confiscated from the British by Benedict Arnold. That seems apt, given that this building was first confiscated (essentially) from the Catholic Church for the molestation of generations of children by church clergy, and then essentially confiscated again, from the board of directors of Burlington College, for allowing the college to be run into the ground.

But those points aside, it is nice to see that this building has been restored, as it never would have been restored to this level even if the college had figured out a way to somehow stay afloat financially. However, I agree with Cheryl's points on gentrification, which sadly is rampant in Burlington now.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ernie Hotchkiss on 10/02/2017 at 9:04 PM

Re: “On the Rise: Liberty House Opens in Burlington

$1,350 to $1,900/month for a 1 bedroom unit! This will do nothing for affordable housing in Burlington or Chittenden County. This is simply gentrification. Maybe the poor can get the crap apartments that are left over.

7 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Cheryl Pariseau on 10/02/2017 at 10:22 AM

Re: “For the Love of Light: The Lamp Shop Is Turned On

I love love love the LAMP SHOP. They recently designed with Ali White, a new light for my bathroom that is awesome.

cb

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Posted by Carolyn Bates on 09/18/2017 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Cambrian Rising: A Massive Project Advances Quietly in the Queen City

$925 for 280 square feet. Nine hundred. And twenty-five dollars.

Gotta love how the mayor and his developer buddies are "solving" the affordable housing crisis, one massive project at a time. My money's on Farrell or Sinex landing the Moran Plant next ...

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Posted by Oleander on 09/09/2017 at 11:45 AM

Re: “DIY: Backyard Stone Fire Pit

How is this a DIY? I mean the people in the article paid professionals to do it? How about highlighting a real family doing this on a budget?

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Posted by Tamira Martel on 07/28/2017 at 1:00 PM

Re: “Cambrian Rising: A Massive Project Advances Quietly in the Queen City

Perhaps John Franco, the shyster who got paid off by the Burlington Town center to go away., should jump into the battle against this development . His last " fight" ended with him getting a bag of loot even thought nothing was gained . Maybe he can block this development too for a while . He should definitely be in touch with Mr. Rossman .

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Posted by Rich ard on 07/25/2017 at 10:31 PM

Re: “A Never-Ending Home Construction Project Vexes a Queen City Hood

Interesting read. However, the city cannot "foreclose" on the house like you say in the article. The city may place a lien and file a complaint but they cannot foreclose upon the home as the mortgagee would be superior to their lien. As long as they have been paying their mortgage on the property the most the city could do is file a lien or possibly take the home to tax sale if the Albertsons have not been paying their taxes.

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Posted by Lexi on 07/21/2017 at 7:15 AM

Re: “Cambrian Rising: A Massive Project Advances Quietly in the Queen City

"Resigned" is the right word. Weinberger has figured out that people can't be protesting all the time.

The more big, out of scale projects his developer friends propose over the course of his mayorship, the less time residents concerned with keeping Burlington at a livable scale and not a soon-to-be Rich Person Playground can spend protesting each and every poorly conceived massive development project.

23 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by planetacer09 on 07/19/2017 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Repel Mosquitoes with Tiki Torch Candles

Hi:) Am wondering about this. I read that it is best to place Bug repellent Candles or Tiki Torch low because these biting critters eat on our ankles and legs VS setting on Table above our unprotected parts!:)?

Posted by MiKa on 07/15/2017 at 7:34 AM
Posted by The Oracle on 07/14/2017 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Real Estate Experts Offer Tips to Prepare Your Home for the Spring Market

My wife and I are getting ready to sell our home and want to make sure we do everything we can to make it go smoothly. I like that you mention getting paperwork in order in advance to save time and hassle down the road. Also adding permits from exterior decks and other projects is something I hadn't considered before. I'll have to refer to these tips again when we get closer to a selling date. Thanks for the help! http://www.kim2day.com/

Posted by Derek Dewitt on 07/11/2017 at 12:08 PM

Re: “A Never-Ending Home Construction Project Vexes a Queen City Hood

It would be great if everyone who was so much of a nosy busybody that they try to dictate what their neighbors are doing, and complain about what they are doing to police and at town meetings, would instead use that much effort to help their neighbors out. It's apparent that they don't accept or understand what it should mean to live in this "free" country, they should move to a gated community and stop trying to make every neighborhood into one.

2 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Adam R on 07/10/2017 at 4:21 PM

Re: “Real Estate Experts Offer Tips to Prepare Your Home for the Spring Market

I like how you emphasized the importance of making sure all maintenance systems are checked out before presenting the house. My wife and I have seen many houses with electrical problems that were not checked prior to the open house. Great house tips, thank you! http://www.vafreedomteam.com/

Posted by Jack Tichener on 07/06/2017 at 12:51 PM

Re: “A Never-Ending Home Construction Project Vexes a Queen City Hood

Wrap in Tyvek and call it a day.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Christopher W. on 07/01/2017 at 11:33 PM

Re: “A Never-Ending Home Construction Project Vexes a Queen City Hood

Apparently, Mike Hennessey didn't do his homework before buying his house on Dunder road. Much like the people who buy near the airport and complain about the noise after the fact. Bill Gephardt, you pretty much hit the nail on the head. I don't think the Albertsons would fit into the current neighborhood even IF the house were finished. leaterhune, your ideas sound good. Ideas like yours lead to solutions and come from thinking not griping, complaining, or fines. Don and Carroll, I say sell it. You will no longer have to deal with the "neighbors" or the city. You will have a freedom to create a new dream. Take some money from the sale, put an awesome bench in a park somewhere. Somewhere beautiful where one could sit and reflect while talking to your son. I would visit every chance possible.

13 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Raymond Boisvert on 06/18/2017 at 9:10 PM

Re: “A Never-Ending Home Construction Project Vexes a Queen City Hood

Not sure how accepting of a derelict property YOU might be if it was located next to your home .There is also the issue of its owners allowing squatters to occupy it . It should have been leveled long ago .

10 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Rich ard on 06/18/2017 at 5:41 PM

Re: “Yep, It's Still Hard to Buy a Home Near Burlington

"development moves slowly in Vermont, the result of a detailed and extensive permitting process" Frankly this is an understatement . There is a strong and pervasive anti-development and a NIMBY attitude in Vermont towards new projects , housing or otherwise . This may be part of the charm of the state but it has led to a shortage of affordable housing .

6 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Rich ard on 06/18/2017 at 4:56 PM

Re: “A Never-Ending Home Construction Project Vexes a Queen City Hood

Maybe Hanitat for Humanity could negotiate a settlement, or one of the educational programs that teach building skills, like http://www.vtworksforwomen.org/about/emplo…

There's also a group of people in the construction trades that volunteer for community projects. With housing at such a premium in Burlington, this is a win-win opportunity.

19 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by leaterhune on 06/16/2017 at 7:19 AM

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