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Re: “Amuse at the Essex Culinary Resort & Spa

Underwhelming food
The food was fine but it wasn't worth the drive or the price. I was expecting something more unique, more like a Kitchen Table or Hen of the Wood dining experience. As it was, the whole place is a little too pretentious for me, and as Le Cirque in NY is one of my favorite restaurants, that is really saying something. Food: 2 Ambiance: 3 Service: 4

Posted by Penelope on 10/01/2013 at 5:06 PM

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Re: “Passhole or Persecuted? Snowboarder Decries Lifetime Ban From Stowe Mountain

I love how a guy in his fifties with a part-time job and long history of no employment manages to ski all the time, travel to Australia, and own a home. Maybe he can educate the rest of us on his magical moneyless lifestyle? That may be a clue into why he is so strongly despised by so many.

33 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 01/17/2019 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Walters: Scott Administration Explores Radical School System Reorg

Many Vermonters struggling to pay our property taxes support Governor Scott and his courage in addressing this issue. From reviewing this comprehensive plan it's obvious he has surrounded himself with bright people who have a strong grasp of a huge and growing problem.

It would be much easier for him to do nothing. The VT NEA has enough money and power to bully everyone so now our bloated education system is crushing taxpayers. In the name of 'local control', as if local is a magical panacea.

Thank you Governor Scott for taking on this powerful lobby and contentious issue on behalf of those of us too powerless and busy working to pay outrageously high property taxes, courtesy of the VT NEA.

30 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 01/11/2019 at 3:18 PM

Re: “Backstory: Most Annoying Editor

Paul Heintz is a treasure to journalism and to our community, thank you Taylor for this enlightening postscript.

10 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 12/31/2018 at 8:31 PM

Re: “Burlington City Councilor Accuses Other Members of Racism

Mr. Dieng, do you suppose it's possible many of us appreciate the talent and power of the millions of black people who make America a better place, and just think you really suck?

87 likes, 27 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 12/13/2018 at 1:04 PM

Re: “Scott Defends Vermont National Guard, Says No Investigation Needed

With all the thousands of abuses and sex crimes by military personnel, it defies imagination and all common sense that the VTANG is a pool of purity and chaste behavior. Oversight would be very welcome by this taxpaying citizen.

As long as the guard is protected by powerful officials, they will continue to behave however they want. The military protects its own, our elected officials must take responsible steps to curb abusive behavior. If nothing else, do it to protect your own hides, because it will come out once it gets bad enough.

26 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 12/07/2018 at 3:49 PM

Re: “Oil Baron Seeks Sanders Aide's Testimony in Price-Fixing Suit

I would enjoy reading the ballad of Skip Vallee, found sprawling naked in a gasoline-soaked leather chair, his cheeks bulging with a wad of hundred dollar bills. His sled Rosebud by his side.

What is it like to be so reviled, despised, and shunned within your own community? Is it worth hoarding all those extra millions that won't travel with you beyond the gates of hell?

23 likes, 18 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 12/06/2018 at 2:38 PM

Re: “Vermont Officials Stifle Release of Documents by Former Employee

It takes great courage to be a whistle blower and every single one needs to be encouraged, protected, and provided with remuneration for their actions to inform the public of wrongdoing. Winn lost his job for speaking out, he may be wrong but an investigation is warranted.

Brave whistle blowers lose their jobs and face powerful intimidation tactics. Rarely does someone do this without just cause, Tierney ought to be investigated. Trying to cover this up is an indication of guilt. Governor Scott ought to suspend Tierney pending an investigation into her activities, Winn needs to be protected and provided with counsel.

35 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 12/01/2018 at 2:39 PM

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