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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: “Last Stand: Vermont School Districts Vow to Fight Forced Mergers

If a school opposes consolidation, fine. As long as it withdraws from state funding. Governor Scott is a hero for taking on this issue and taking on the notorious NEA. It makes no fiscal sense to keep paying for so many half-empty buildings to educate fewer and fewer students each year.

You can fight consolidation, but there are a far greater number of taxpayers who are sick and tired of paying and who will fight you right back. Fiscal responsibility matters.

6 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 11/08/2018 at 4:13 PM

Re: “Drain the Swamp? Scott Wades Into State Wetland Dispute

It is so clear this home builder figured he could get away with this. The rest of us have to follow the law and permit regulations, ignorance is no excuse. The flashing neon sign was his spending a huge amount of money to truck thousands of yards of dirt to fill in the wetland so he could site his house in a premium spot. Living on the lake, we have a lot of neighbors who buy property and then want to violate laws that protect the lake so they can have better views or nearer access.

Fines are not enough to punish this guy for his flagrant abuse of the fragile environment of our lakes. I was planning on voting for Governor Scott because I believe he's a person of integrity. But if he lets this greedy builder get away with dumping his home's sewage into the lake's ecosystem, he will forever lose my respect. And my vote.

32 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 10/17/2018 at 6:07 PM

Re: “Developer Has Not Sought Foundation Permit for Massive Burlington Project

Jane Knodell seems to be the problem to every solution. Her agenda of harming the public good for no good reason is mystifying. Is it possible to impeach a city councilor? If not, Id like to add creating that law to the agenda. The corruption or gross incompetence of her entrenched confederacy of dunces has severely harmed all residents. Jane Knodell is a blight that needs to be excised from our beautiful city.

34 likes, 26 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 10/10/2018 at 5:55 AM

Re: “Commission Discusses a Taxed-and-Regulated Cannabis Market for Vermont

It would be tragic if Vermont continues to bow down to those in law enforcement who happily guzzle liquor, swill down caffeine and sugar, and inhale tobacco, all the while sermonizing about the doom and gloom caused by marijuana. Weed is being legalized across the world because it's healthier and safer than these and many other legalized drugs.

I always thought Vermont was a progressive leader, this is getting more embarrassing as more and more jurisdictions legalize weed. I'm buying legal weed in Canada, Massachusetts, and Maine. They're enjoying the tax dollars I'd rather pay to Vermont. Informed adults know that weed legalization won't unleash all the demons of hell. Sadly when many of Vermont's older legislators were kids they were frightened by the idiotic misinformation spread by republican weed propaganda films. While watching movies where people smoked and drank with impunity.

Please vote willful idiots out of office, our state and country are depending on us. Vote Tuesday, November 6th.

12 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 09/11/2018 at 5:15 PM

Re: “Burlington Considers Upgrading Its High School — for $70 Million

I don't understand why parents of elementary school kids have the last word. It's too burdensome for taxpayers to have ten small elementary school buildings. It will slightly inconvenience some parents while removing a huge burden from taxpayers to reduce that number. And then it becomes affordable to build a new high school with the savings. That is fair and sensible, balancing economics and impactful education.

So I guess that means it'll never happen.

18 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 08/02/2018 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Vermont AG: It's Illegal for Businesses to 'Gift' Marijuana

Please legislators, Vermont is better than this ridiculous situation in which you have us stuck. Legalize weed and with any luck you'll reduce accidents and deaths caused by people using dangerous tobacco and alcohol products!

29 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 07/23/2018 at 1:53 PM

Re: “The Cannabis Catch-Up: What’s the Deal With Gifting?

When legislators are too stupid to make common sense decisions, it's nice to see businesses ride to the rescue. Taxpayers lose, but apparently stupidity rules over legislation in Vermont. Keep smoking those cancer sticks and guzzling grain alcohol, while our legislators figure out how to legalize comparatively harmless weed 50 years too late.

13 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 07/21/2018 at 10:02 AM

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