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Re: “Burlington Council to Question Mayor, Police Chief About Death Investigation

It is rare that this type of corruption (or attempted corruption) receives such a public airing, due to the emails and perhaps texts (which at this point someone should probably be requesting) that have been disclosed. This type of "soft" corruption is problematic, to say the least. And it might say volumes about how this Mayor operates in other areas, which haven't been exposed. Very troubling.

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Posted by btvFredP on 04/26/2019 at 9:37 PM

Re: “Recipes for Success From Seven Long-Lived Vermont Restaurants

Great story! Impressive that so many places in less populous locations have successfully persisted.

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Posted by btvFredP on 04/24/2019 at 5:30 PM

Re: “Burlington Officials Sought to Change 'Homicide' Finding in Police Case

I'd say it's beyond a reasonable doubt that Weinberger and Del Pozo were trying to influence the outcome of the medical findings.

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Posted by btvFredP on 04/17/2019 at 9:27 PM

Re: “Muslim Vermonters Maintain Halal Diet in New Environment

Good, interesting story! It would also be interesting to know whether any Vermont farms or slaughterhouses are able or considering whether to meet this need (the assumption being that the meat available to buy in VT is coming from somewhere else).

Posted by btvFredP on 10/11/2018 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Dining on a Dime: Philo Ridge Farm

It might be possible that the only people going to this place might have the means and knowledge to drive to some farm in the middle of nowhere (or some otherwise bedroom community outside of one of the more precious places in the U.S.) to eat a meal. It's just as possible that the "farm to table" movement leaves most ordinary folk out of the picture. And, it's even possible that rick folk are kinda frugal.

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Posted by btvFredP on 10/05/2018 at 8:24 PM

Re: “Censorship of Burlington School Newspaper May Have Violated Law

It's not the crime it's the coverup? What a fiasco this is turning into. Oddly enough, this is probably the reason that someone facing these conduct charges should be suspended (with pay, presumably) until the charges are resolved. That was the first big mistake, leading to this absurdity poor lesson for students, and potential legal violation.

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Posted by btvFredP on 09/13/2018 at 6:19 AM

Re: “Burlington School Board Blocks Construction of Preschools

I think it's unfair to confuse interest in an open and publicly-understood process with lack of support for pre-school education (which is among the most laudable goals we should have). I'm not sure why this is such a struggle for some on the school board - truncating the process never pays off in the long run, it eventually undermines the primary goal. We need to do better.

20 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by btvFredP on 06/13/2018 at 9:03 AM

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