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Re: “Burlington Fishing Pier to Close During Marina Construction

All it takes to be a City Planner is to master the old computer game Sim City. Or so it seems.

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Posted by NorthOldEnder on 05/27/2018 at 2:48 PM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Vermont State Budget, Tax Bills

Want to help the school budgets and teachers pension fund, make it illegal for teachers to strike.

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Posted by Ted Miles on 05/27/2018 at 2:10 PM

Re: “Despite Opponents' Efforts, F-35s Still Scheduled for Burlington

cwinklem- Guess YOU don't know what an ADVISORY vote is. Solid proof that the Federal Government doesn't need your permission to fly their planes.

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Posted by Ted Miles on 05/27/2018 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Despite Opponents' Efforts, F-35s Still Scheduled for Burlington

I laugh at all you people who live under the umbrella that the plane is going to crash. WAKE UP. There is no claim that any plane will never crash. If One of the 737's that fly out of Burlington it would destroy a whole neighborhood but I don't see any of you protesting the airport.

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Posted by Ted Miles on 05/27/2018 at 1:48 PM

Re: “New Chinese Environmental Policy Hits Vermont Recycling Programs

saysme- Plastic bags are not a problem. There is a big demand for the old plastic bags. Most people, yourself included, are not up on the facts. Plastic bags can't be recycled at the recycling center, it jams up their machines, but stores will take them as they have haulers that will take them and will pay for them. Take a tour of the recycling center in Williston and you all will learn a lot.

Posted by Ted Miles on 05/27/2018 at 1:42 PM

Re: “Despite Opponents' Efforts, F-35s Still Scheduled for Burlington

"All you Progressives who decry the industrial war complex, don't forget to vote your consciences and cast your vote against the never going to retire Senator Leahy who used his influence to make your horror show possible."

And don't forget to vote out your fake socialist god, Bernie, who also supported the F35 basing in Burlington.

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Posted by knowyourassumptions on 05/27/2018 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Scott Vetoes Vermont State Budget, Tax Bills

O.K. Everybody has now made their points and it is time to move forward.
The Governor challenged school boards to keep their increases under the rate of inflation and they did so. The legislature has tried to add new taxes and fees but these have been vetoed and will likely be sustained. He has gotten what he asked for and should be satisfied.
The legislature should now stop playing games and agree to only the 1.5% increase in the residential and non-residential tax rates approved by voters at school meetings. They should also move out of the Education Fund the still over 20 million dollars not part of the K-12 education controlled by school boards and back to the General Fund where these expenditures belong.
Then, use the surplus to first balance revenue with spending in the 2019 budget with the remainder to be used to fill reserve funds and pay off past obligations sooner and go home.

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Posted by John Freitag on 05/27/2018 at 7:39 AM

Re: “Despite Opponents' Efforts, F-35s Still Scheduled for Burlington

All you Progressives who decry the industrial war complex, don't forget to vote your consciences and cast your vote against the never going to retire Senator Leahy who used his influence to make your horror show possible.

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Posted by saysme on 05/26/2018 at 6:33 PM

Re: “United Way Cuts Some Funding, Frustrating Nonprofits

I wish the author had included institutions who had their funding increased from the United Way . Only including the cuts puts a negative shade on their granting function .

Posted by Rich ard on 05/26/2018 at 3:21 PM

Re: “Bernie Sanders to Seek Reelection to U.S. Senate

Jon Svitavsky posted on Facebook Friday that he will be officially announcing his candidacy on Monday.

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Posted by CynthiaFinnegan on 05/26/2018 at 11:54 AM

Re: “New Chinese Environmental Policy Hits Vermont Recycling Programs

if we upsorted out recycling could this be remedied?

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Posted by Freedumb Also on 05/26/2018 at 11:50 AM

Re: “New Chinese Environmental Policy Hits Vermont Recycling Programs

This story reeks of irony. We mandate recycling to protect the environment. We then ship our trash halfway around the world to inflict our waste on China (and how much fossil fuel is burned in that effort). Now that China can afford to develop an environmental and societal conscience we are looking for other countries where we can exploit their natural environment. All this, so we can feel good about ourselves when we dump our waste into the blue bin. How about we take care of our own recycling? I'm guessing we can't as it is probably untenable due to US environmental regulations imposed on US recycling companies. That may not be the case but there has to be a reason we use other countries as our trash can.

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Posted by Patti Casey Komline on 05/26/2018 at 9:00 AM

Re: “New Chinese Environmental Policy Hits Vermont Recycling Programs

Outlaw junk mail.

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Posted by deepinvt on 05/26/2018 at 7:49 AM

Re: “New Chinese Environmental Policy Hits Vermont Recycling Programs

Used paper towels are not recyclable, Molly. Neither are used tissues, napkins, or toilet paper.

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Posted by The Oracle on 05/26/2018 at 7:01 AM

Re: “Despite Opponents' Efforts, F-35s Still Scheduled for Burlington

Sad day when the voices of over 8,000 people with families and who are taxpayers, are not heard. Sad day when Mayor W. refused to listen to the voting ballot. Sad day when neighborhoods will be forced to cringe in fear when the billions of dollars F-35's scream and fly dangerously low over our neighborhood. Sad day when the F-35's crash because BTV is the training ground for this ultra military machine that is still plagued with technical difficulties AND it will happen. For me, this is not the sound of freedom, but bullying by a military that did not adhere to the environmental and safety requirements when Burlington was "chosen". This is not the sound of freedom when our "reps" Leahy, Welch, Sanders and Weinburger called in favors and "snuck" this plane into a small airport and residential area. Sad day that only the VTANG was considered AND not the thousands of people in the Winooski, Burlington, So. Burlington and Williston neighborhoods that will be deeply affected. It will be a sad day when they arrive, and the noise is so deafening, and our environment and neighborhoods are threatened and the base will host other military planes (as they do with the F-16's) and the late night trainings will increase, and all the promises the VTANG officials made for noise and safety control and limited hours of flight, are ignored and more neighborhoods will be torn down. Sad day when our beautiful state of Vermont is known as a military base....Sad day indeed....

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Posted by GeishaGirl on 05/26/2018 at 12:39 AM

Re: “Vermont Railway Extends Track Along the Burlington Bike Path

Lisa,

There's no money to be made letting perfectly burnable fuel sit around for years, in fact any time a loaded car is sitting idle it's hemorrhaging money. The cars aren't waiting for oil prices to climb higher, they're empty and waiting for when they'll be needed this winter to transport commodities like fuel oil or propane to transload facilities where they're loaded into trucks and delivered to people's homes. That's how we heat the state.

That's the story with the cars above the bikepath, in case anyone's wondering. They're empty fuel oil cars.

Man, writing all that almost put me to sleep. Did anyone make it to the end? I think I liked Lisa's rant better.

Posted by I give up on 05/26/2018 at 12:03 AM

Re: “Despite Opponents' Efforts, F-35s Still Scheduled for Burlington

Ahh, children screaming in pain while burning alive in the toxic wreckage of an F35. The sound of freedom.

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Posted by The Oracle on 05/25/2018 at 9:30 PM

Re: “Despite Opponents' Efforts, F-35s Still Scheduled for Burlington

I wish I could get the F-35's screaming outside my window here in Richmond Virginia. I am so proud of such a great plane and the great American men who fly them. I do not understand what is up with the rest of you?

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Posted by Peter Rousseau1 on 05/25/2018 at 5:50 PM

Re: “New Chinese Environmental Policy Hits Vermont Recycling Programs

Good on the increase. Perhaps now, some people will start to focus on and talk about REDUCING WASTE. That is the best solution. Let's start with banning plastic bags. To naysayers that will cry "But not everyone can afford reuseable bags" I will lead the campaign to collect what I'd estimate are thousands of UNUSED cloth or heavy plastic shopping bags stashed around the state in people's homes and garages that can be donated to those too poor to buy a bag.

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Posted by saysme on 05/25/2018 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Lunderville to Leave Burlington Electric, Serve as CEDO Director

The Crony Economic Dividends Office ( CEDO) should be boarded up. I also expect Miro to try to sell BED and privatize it.

The Neo-liberal jackals are running wild in Burlington and there is no end to their appetite .

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Posted by NorthOldEnder on 05/25/2018 at 5:25 PM

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