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Re: “First Baptist Church of Burlington

There is no excitement anywhere like a First Baptist Church chicken pie supper. Come prepared for thrills and laughs.

Posted by Jay Furr on 10/22/2016 at 12:11 AM

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Re: “Media Note: Gannett, GateHouse Will Merge to Form Print Giant

What's the BFP's daily circulation lately, anyway? 15,000?

If you take out the Gannett national feature articles and the ads, you're left with two, maybe three pages of "news". I can't for the life of me see why anyone subscribes.

5 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jay Furr on 08/06/2019 at 2:50 PM

Re: “WTF: Can Vermont's Justices of the Peace Serve as Judges?

that said, I am *totally* ready for the zombie apocalypse

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jay Furr on 06/19/2019 at 9:46 PM

Re: “Donovan's Dilemma: Free Speech vs. Hate Speech in Bennington

Out of curiosity, how many issues of Seven Days are distributed each week? (In other words, what's your readership?)

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Jay Furr on 02/21/2019 at 10:07 PM

Re: “WTF: Why Are Some People Called for Jury Duty While Others Never Are?

I'm 51 and have never served as a juror.

I registered to vote when I turned 18. I was off at college in Georgia and received a jury summons for service back in my home county in Virginia. I wrote and said "off at college, kthxbye" and that was that.

And I've never received a peep since.

It'd be kind of a headache if I *did* get called because my work involves very frequent travel scheduled far in advance, but at the same time, it'd be an interesting experience.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Jay Furr on 02/15/2019 at 9:20 AM

Re: “Splitting Chittenden: The County’s Senate District Is on the Chopping Block

As a resident of rural eastern Chittenden county, I'd love to have a state senator representing me. But the Chittenden senate district has three residents of Burlington, one resident of South Burlington, and two residents of Williston representing the whole county. There's more to Chittenden County than the built-up area. If it wasn't all one big district, perhaps the rural voters would get some representation.

6 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jay Furr on 02/15/2019 at 9:13 AM

Re: “Soundbites: Thoughts on Magic Hat's New Mardi Gras

For what it's worth, I worked as a Mardi Gras parade volunteer for several years -- keeping crowds back and out from underfoot, picking up beads that fell in the street out of reach and flinging them on into the crowds, and so on... and the "and so on" included picking up Main Street after each parade. It was *not* a nasty, onerous job. Many hands made light work and generally we were done picking the unclaimed beads, candy, and other detritus up in about fifteen minutes.

The biggest post-parade task was collecting the bike racks that served as crowd barriers along the route, and pros were paid to do that.

Posted by Jay Furr on 02/11/2019 at 4:51 PM

Re: “Food Shortage, Money Woes Lead to Takeover of Three Senior Housing Facilities

Reviews of ELCM from former employees on Glassdoor.com paint a bleak portrait of a badly run firm with no sense of responsibility to the residents of its properties. Apparently it's basically a personal fiefdom of a not-terribly-bright owner with aspirations to be like Donald Trump.

How the hell they were approved to own these properties is beyond me.

15 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Jay Furr on 11/09/2018 at 3:52 PM

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