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Re: “Backstory: Story That Got the Quickest Results

Good job, congrats. Journalism works.

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Posted by Nate Awrich on 12/27/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “'Rebels' Supporters Win Round in Fight for Vote on Name Change

Hey GreenMtnBoy - protip: the school board is elected.

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Posted by Nate Awrich on 12/15/2017 at 10:41 PM

Re: “'Rebels' Supporters Win Round in Fight for Vote on Name Change

Dempsey - what makes you say the name came from the 1800s, when the name was apparently chosen in the 60s and there is photo evidence of people dressing up as Confed soldiers and waiving the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia? In a Free Press article on the topic, they wrote "In 1961, student Cathryn Towne told the Burlington Free Press that the Rebel was picked over Titans, Rams, Blue Lancers and Blue Panthers because the town was south of Burlington, the school colors were blue and gray and the school opened during the Civil War centennial year."

That makes clear that the association was always with the 'rebels' of the US Civil War, who fought to preserve slavery.

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Posted by Nate Awrich on 12/15/2017 at 7:28 PM

Re: “'Rebels' Supporters Win Round in Fight for Vote on Name Change

Where did Frank Bryan write about the Rebels name? As a Starksboro resident, the Rebels name probably isn't that relevant to him, but it seems a little out of character for him otherwise.

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Posted by Nate Awrich on 12/15/2017 at 7:19 PM

Re: “UVM Student Announces Burlington City Council Run

Nick Wahlers - there are lots of ways to gain relevant experience (in management, in financial administration, in politics, in government, and so on) prior to running for elected office. There are even other elected positions - in zoning, planning, and various other commissions and committees - that are a step or two removed from the city council of the state's largest locality. I appreciate that you and your fellow students want to learn and get involved, but make sure the learning doesn't come at the expense of residents with less privilege than you.

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Posted by Nate Awrich on 11/19/2017 at 10:58 PM

Re: “Toronto-Based Company Gets Personal in Bid to Buy Burlington Telecom

Scott Pavek - Tucows does not host Stormfront and never has. If you had watched the hearing, you would have heard Noss explain that Tucows is a domain registrar, and all it does is register the URL. It doesn't have the right to deny registration.

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Posted by Nate Awrich on 11/02/2017 at 9:31 AM

Re: “Mayor Urges City Council to Reject Co-op Bid for Burlington Telecom

cwinklem - there are only several days before one of the three bids needs to be eliminated, so no, it isn't a coincidence that he timed his advice to the council this way. A public process doesn't mean that a bid that has the support of local activists must win, especially when it is particularly weak and would put the city in legal jeopardy. The mayor has to be a responsible steward of city finances, even when that includes not taking the seemingly popular decision of selling something to a local owner for less than half what it is worth.

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Posted by Nate Awrich on 10/10/2017 at 9:01 PM

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