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Re: “Lawsuit: Feds Used an Informant to Infiltrate Migrant Justice

I call out Congress... WTF.... Yeah you Mr. Welch. Why can't Congress work together to get some newly needed legislation. 1st Create a guest worker program that has a pathway to citizenship for reasonable responsible individuals. There is a huge need for unskilled labor in our work force. Ask any business owner about there needs for labor.

Until congress changes the law we can't complain about what law enforcement does enforce the law.

In addition for all individuals who are not residents or citizen of this country living here there needs to be a pathway to citizenship if they are responsible folks who are not a danger to any persons security.

Until we get term limits with these politicians there will no productive efforts on behalf of the people. They are more concerned about there party needs rather than what we Americans need accomplished.

It should be a privilege to serve our country. It should not be a life time position. I wish we all had a shot at the healthcare plan that the politicians receive in Washington. Such hypo's

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by ski pepsi on 11/19/2018 at 10:24 PM

Re: “Number of Women Headed to Vermont Statehouse Drops by One

I don't want to be that guy, but the unfortunate reality in a state that's 96% White is your legislative body will be "At parity" --as Ruth Hardy put it--when there's only six minority legislators in the lower chamber and a mere 1.2 in the Senate.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Paco DeFrancis on 11/19/2018 at 5:43 PM

Re: “After 20 Years, Hardware Store to Open in Downtown Burlington

Who benefits? When new retail outlets open consumers and vendors benefit, while nearby hardware stores in SB and the NNE and outlets that sell substitute goods (perhaps City Market and Curtis Lumber) will be disadvantaged. Downtown service-sector employees will also benefit, as this store will add slack to the labor market and create new opportunities--ultimately driving up wages.

I'd add that Curtis doesn't really count as a hardware store. Its a building supplies store that caters to contractors with contractors' hours (closing at 3pm or whatever and not open Sunday)--whence its a substitute for a consumer-focused store like Ace or True Value. Ace serves a different niche and will provide a badly-needed service for downtown residents. Perhaps they can sell tackle and fishing licenses as well to compliment waterfront tourism.

The Mayor and his administration deserve praise for eliminating the bureaucratic red tape and regulatory hurdles that have prevented new hardware stores from opening the past. Aside from the convenience aspect, more competition is always great.

I will add though that Lowes on Shelburne Road looks like its 2.5mi from City Hall Park, a tad closer.

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Paco DeFrancis on 11/19/2018 at 5:30 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: Numbers Game

The state allows us to grow two plants at any one time..that's slot of pot every 100 days.we really dont need an overpriced state run store.

Posted by Lifeinvt45 on 11/19/2018 at 5:14 PM

Re: “After 20 Years, Hardware Store to Open in Downtown Burlington

"Don't be blinded by the hardware store."

Good news. Oh, wait, this is bad news because it somehow involves Mayor Weinberger. I love all the folks who will always see a silver lining and find a gray cloud.

10 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 11/19/2018 at 2:56 PM

Re: “After 20 Years, Hardware Store to Open in Downtown Burlington

Curtis Lumber on Pine Street has a good amount of hardware-type stuff if I remember correctly, although it may not be an official "hardware store". I have not been there in a long time and have no affiliation with it whatsoever.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by The Oracle on 11/19/2018 at 2:31 PM

Re: “After 20 Years, Hardware Store to Open in Downtown Burlington

Doesn't Curtis Lumber on Pine count as a hardware store? It's closer than the 3 miles north in the NNE?

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Sam G on 11/19/2018 at 2:30 PM

Re: “After 20 Years, Hardware Store to Open in Downtown Burlington

Good! The nearest semi hardware store is Curtis lumber but there's a lot of things they don't have so this will be great except for the parking problem that was made by the defunct shopping mall problems made by Don the con and the ongoing street construction on ST. Paul St.

7 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Gi Grape on 11/19/2018 at 2:29 PM

Re: “After 20 Years, Hardware Store to Open in Downtown Burlington

Don't be blinded by the hardware store. This is just another classic example of Miro partnering with a business man to pad his own pockets and take away from the City. Why is this store in downtown? Who benefits from it? The Marketplace? Students? What about the real citizens of Burlington? I smell a rat.

3 likes, 37 dislikes
Posted by SputnikNuts on 11/19/2018 at 2:24 PM

Re: “After 20 Years, Hardware Store to Open in Downtown Burlington

Wonderful, wonderful news! A hardware store has been sorely missed since Hagar Hardware closed on Church Street!

20 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by MuBMi on 11/19/2018 at 2:08 PM

Re: “Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

Thank you for your honest summary of your sister's life and her struggle against the disease that eventually ended it.. An ancient book says there's a time coming to the earth when no one will say I am sick. Addiction, depression and anxiety are all included in the sicknesses that afflict us all, no matter our age, race or social status. Thanks for asking each of us, especially authority figures and healthcare personnel, to see the person and not the disease. Compassion is needed now. The situation is beyond critical, it is pandemic. Your loss is our loss too. We are all affected.

Posted by Concerned NY neighbor on 11/19/2018 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Supreme Court Orders New Trial for Former Senator Norm McAllister

They tried to railroad him. The woman who lied under oath should be charged and go to prison.

4 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Anti-psych on 11/19/2018 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Would you pay 26 percent tax for weed you could buy in a Vermont store?

I think that 26% tax is too high, however I also think that for convenience and for being able to buy the strain of weed you want a good number of people would still buy it

Posted by Ashley Wilkinson on 11/19/2018 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Obituary: Leslie Pray, 1964-2018

I had the pleasure of meeting Leslie at a volunteer writing workshop at the Chino Institute for Women. She came with a group of us from the Claremont Colleges.

She was so kind and gracious. It was wonderful talking to her. I am heartbroken by this news.

Reading this tribute to her makes me that much more sad I did not get the chance to know her better.

I am sorry to all of her family and friends for this devastating loss. She was a light in this world.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Patrick Jimenez on 11/18/2018 at 11:35 PM

Re: “New Slices in Burlington: Sampling Pizza 44 and Pizzeria Ida

nice write-up 7days, and after visiting each place 3 times, we agree! these 2 places couldn't be further apart.

pizza 44 brings a moderately thick americanized pizza pie with a nice, simple, sweet red sauce, and also this deeper dish pie that's like a cross between a Chicago and a Detroit style pie great place if you want that really rich comfort food pizza.

pizzeria idas is a creation onto itself, serving this paper thin, true napoletana italian pizza imagined using, like, this conscious blend of local vermont farmers and these unheard of authentic italian ingredients that can be traced-back to italian family farmers, just like other vermont restaurants do with local vermont farmers. steller italian food served here, and a contender for 2019 daysies best pizza and new restaurant.

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by lava on 11/18/2018 at 6:12 PM

Re: “'EatingWell' and 'Cooking Light' Magazines Are Merging

so does this mean that since I literally just subscribed and received two issues of CL that it will roll over to EATING WELL..anyone know..kinda pisses me off that two months ago I didn't know about hte discontinuation and paid for the full year not just for me but for my daughter as well..I cannot tell if my printed magazine will roll over.

Posted by Jennifer Seal-Hensley on 11/18/2018 at 3:54 PM

Re: “Cutting Out the Middle Man: Moderates Ousted From Vermont Statehouse

Harry Truman said it best when he said when it comes to voting for a Democrat or a Democrat the people will vote for the Democrat every time.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Keith Stern on 11/18/2018 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Lawsuit: Feds Used an Informant to Infiltrate Migrant Justice

"People with gmail accounts get those just about every week. That isn't evidence of anything."

You're absolutely right: it isn't evidence of anything. And yet, it's exactly the kind of non-evidence that our President uses to make all kinds of wacky and blatantly false allegations. Like that Obama "tapped" his hotel room (no evidence ever produced). That there was massive voter fraud in the 2016 election (DISproved by his own commission). That there was massive voter fraud in the recent mid-term elections (no evidence cited). That there are "middle east terrorists" in the caravan of Honduran asylum seekers coming to the U.S. border (no evidence ever produced). The list goes on and on and on.

4 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by knowyourassumptions on 11/18/2018 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Lawsuit: Feds Used an Informant to Infiltrate Migrant Justice

"Before her arrest, Palacios Rodriguez had received an electronic notification that an unauthorized individual had tried to access her email account."

People with gmail accounts get those just about every week. That isn't evidence of anything.

14 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Justin Boland on 11/18/2018 at 12:59 PM

Re: “Lawsuit: Feds Used an Informant to Infiltrate Migrant Justice

"In our Bennington DMV office, we have detected some changes where people are coming from outside of Vermont and trying to get a drivers privilege card. Our investigation has determined that theyre not residents of the state of Vermont, Glen Button, director of the Department of Motor Vehicles Enforcement Division, told Vermont Watchdog.

As originally reported in the Brattleboro Reformer, the Department of Motor Vehicles recently discovered 130 invalid applications in its Bennington branch, in the southwest corner of the state bordering New York and Massachusetts.

Were still working our way through that, but it appears that a number of those applications were fraudulent, and we will be taking action to suspend those privilege cards, Button said."

15 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Patrick Cashman on 11/18/2018 at 12:24 PM

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