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Re: “Leahy Changes Tune, Backs Gorsuch Filibuster

Too bad he wasn't as diligent in stopping the F-35's coming to Vermont instead of welcoming them with open arms and NOT LISTENING to the thousand of neighborhood voices who are concerned with noise, environment and safety issues....

1 like, 8 dislikes
Posted by GeishaGirl on 04/04/2017 at 2:07 PM

Re: “Y Close Winooski? Gym Was a Drag on YMCA's $22 Million Fundraising Goal

It is the center for many educational programs, exercise, nutrition, fellowship and located in a melting pot neighborhood, it helps to keep the kids off the streets, while providing a good "walk to" gym AND instills the importance of moving your body at any age. It is sad that the closing of this worthwhile facility is paying the cost for a bigger and better Y situated in Burlington. Can't the city of Winooski step in and run it as the Winooski Rec Center and give residents something healthy and FOR THE PEOPLE that live and pay taxes in Winooski instead of only the F-16's and the F-35's?

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by GeishaGirl on 03/06/2017 at 4:57 PM

Re: “Bayberry Commons Hopes to Grow Burlington's Housing Market — and a Community

Wow, a huge, expensive housing project to be near the airport, the F-16's and the louder, low flying F-35's that are coming, which everyone associated with this development, forgets to remind people of. Instead, they cover the fact by adding high end fixtures, planting fruit trees, offering underground parking, and nature walks to Winooski ....It will be interesting to hear how the tenants like the noise levels when they are paying $1,500 - $2,000+ a month for an apartment rental? Just ask Winooski who has done the same thing with their "newer" complexes in the flight path...The façade only lasts for a while until reality sets in...

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Posted by GeishaGirl on 10/08/2016 at 9:18 AM

Re: “National Guard Pilot Crashed Plane, Left Local Police in the Dark

So much for the integrity of one of the VTANG F-16 pilots and a Lt. Colonel at that. I hope this incident is not covered up and he pays restitution for all the services and man hours that were needed to follow through on this accident AND let's hope he is are not one of the designated fliers of the F-35's....

9 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by GeishaGirl on 09/24/2016 at 6:30 AM

Re: “At Campaign Kickoff, Milne Calls Leahy Beholden to Special Interests

Leahy spokesman, Jay Tilton says "While Mr. Milne believes this race is about Sen. Leahy, Sen. Leahy believes this race is about the issues facing Vermonters....." Sen. Leahy is our representative, so yes, this race is about him and the job he is doing. Do you know what these issues are any more, Sen. Leahy? How about working to make Vermont affordable so our children can stay here and not move away as it is too tax driven and expensive? Why aren't you pushing for higher business incentives (like New York) to lure companies to our state for good paying, secure jobs that will benefit everyone and not just a few? Why did you support the F-35's basing in Burlington? Why did you not consider the thousands of families in Winooski, So. Burlington, Burlington, Richmond, etc. who will be impacted negatively with these high military planes flying over our residential neighborhoods, endangering our health and environment with noise, pollution and putting us "Vermonters" at a high safety risk BEFORE you cut that military/political deal? What about affordable healthcare for ALL Vermonters? What about the ever increasing drug problem so our beautiful state will not be labelled as an opiate haven? I think Sen. Leahy did a good job but after 42 years, he is too comfortable in Washington with his cronies, and only throwing us Vermonters a good deed now and then. It is time for him to retire and we need new blood, new ideas, etc. to move our wonderful state forward.....Milne has my vote!

7 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by GeishaGirl on 09/12/2016 at 3:18 PM

Re: “South Burlington School Bans Homework, Urges Kids to Play

My young grandson has school all day, comes home, has assignments, school projects that absolutely require an adult's help, and totals an extra 2 to 3 hours every evening. Is that necessary? Where does that leave time for family or just "down" time? Oh, and sports once a week. I agree with the no homework rule. I think the children get enough when they are at school with a good accountable teacher which puts the emphasis back on TEACHING...perhaps a reading project with a report or a research of a topic that sparks their interest should be in place every two weeks instead of 2+ hours of homework every night....Ridiculous!

23 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by GeishaGirl on 09/09/2016 at 3:09 AM

Re: “Judge Dismisses F-35 Lawsuit, Paving Way for Jets to Arrive

"The F-35's will fly out of the Burlington International Airport, nearly 5,500 times a year..." I think it is a sad, sad day for the people of Winooski, South Burlington, Burlington and Williston who will be affected by the F-35's loud, deafening noise, low dangerous flying maneuvers, environmental and health impacts and potential crashes. I am sure these neighborhoods will thank our representatives Leahy, Sanders, Welch, etc. who were instrumental in supporting and bringing these military planes to Burlington and now Judge Crawford WHO DO NOT LIVE IN THESE AREAS and therefore, will not experience these negative results. Again, a sad, sad day for the families and people whose voices and concerns were not heard or considered...

15 likes, 24 dislikes
Posted by GeishaGirl on 08/11/2016 at 8:06 PM

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