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Re: “Sofia's Pizzeria

Good Food, Great Service
This small corner shop turns-out good sandwiches, calzones and pies, with a unique emphasis on infusing delectable european ingredients. Further, they are incredibly nice folks. Check out their jalapeño poppers! Food: 4 Ambiance: -1 Service: 5

Posted by lava on 01/25/2014 at 6:13 PM

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Re: “Down to the Wire: Accusations Fly in Burlington Telecom Negotiations

Let's move beyond the noise.

City Market has formally endorsed the Keep BT Local bid! Ask yourselves, why not have another fantastic community-enriching cooperative just like City Market?

Join with City Market and let's do this!…

16 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by lava on 09/27/2017 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Marijuana Legalization Bill Is Still Alive, But Lacks Strong Support

thank you for this article, terri, but please go deeper, list all public servants supporting and opposing this measure, or leave details and links for the public on where to source the information.

mitzi feels lukewarm about h.170, but an overwhelming majority of vermonters do not. please call or email mitzi johnson to show your support and help her feel confident in moving forward with this legislation. vermonters are completely behind you, mitzi.…

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Posted by lava on 03/19/2017 at 12:36 PM

Re: “Some Make the Case to Keep Burlington Telecom

Selling BT would be a huge, very short-sighted, mistake. Burlington residents overwhelmingly support BT. We built our own freaking high-speed future-proof fiber optic network that every private entity (opponents and proponents alike) are drooling over - keep BT public!!

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by lava on 08/01/2014 at 2:20 PM

Re: “A New Queen City Resident Weighs Her Internet Options

let's avoid falling into the stereotypical liberal guilt rabbit hole. i don't use burlington telecom services out of guilt, rather, they offer a superior product at a competitive price. yes ethics plays a part, but first and foremost, i want the best possible isp for my hard earned dollar. as many of us identify, especially prion, the fiber optic network installed in this fine city is far, far superior to anything the competition can even think about offering. so what's missing here is both an educated consumer and a decent marketing effort from burlington telecom to inform the public of their excellent service.

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Posted by lava on 03/22/2014 at 1:07 AM

Re: “A New Queen City Resident Weighs Her Internet Options

The sheer number of inaccuracies and glaring omissions throughout this article can only stipulate that, either: this article is intended as a hit-piece for Burlington Telecom, or the author is in fact astonishingly naive. For instance, why selectively delve into the admittedly dicey background of Burlington Telecom, but not Fairpoint or Comcast, which clearly carry even more baggage than Burlington Telecom could ever imagine: recall Fairpoint's bankruptcy and the scandals surrounding them, or the aggressive federal lobbying and the callous disregard for net-neutrality that Comcast is currently at war with? To distill the issues within this article: the author accurately states Burlington Telecom is fiberoptic, yet uses an imaginative modem fee as her primary justification for selecting another service provider. I'm surprised Seven Days published this. Perhaps, in reflection, by the end of this article, one can fault Burlington Telecom and their lack of marketing and outreach efforts to better educate and explain their services to the community at large.

Full disclosure: as a satisfied Burlington Telecom customer, since the early beta stage, I have no issue with the authors choice to go with Fairpoint, rather, it's the inept reporting and underdeveloped opinion that's hard to disregard for a Seven Days publication. I expect this degree of reporting and opinion from a Garnett publication, not Seven Days. Anyway, nice illustration John, and I still love you Seven Days. :)

8 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by lava on 03/21/2014 at 2:53 PM

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