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Ted Cohen 
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Re: “City Market and Other Groceries Offer Compensation Pay

"Mehuron's Market in Waitsfield gave its employees a $250 bonus in the last pay period."

"Pay period" is totally meaningless without specifying the length of it.

What was the last "pay period?"

Was it a week? Two weeks? A month?

It is all relative.

If the last pay period was one week, then $250 is quite a raise.

If the last pay period was two weeks, that means $125 per week. And so on.

Any editors on duty?

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Posted by Ted Cohen on 03/31/2020 at 4:35 PM

Re: “State Commission Says the Howard Center Shares Blame for a 2016 Fatal Police Shooting

The question isn't whether the suspect's death was preventable.

Obviously, it was preventable.

The question is whether a lack of lethal force used to stop his alleged aggression would have endangered other people.

The report completely misses the point, continually using the word preventable.

Again, of course the suspect's death was preventable.

The question is, to what degree do peace officers delay the use of force that - if and when used - can save other people's lives when an aggressor is out of control.

11 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Ted Cohen on 03/25/2020 at 1:23 PM

Re: “A Vermont Real Estate Report Projects Continued Sellers' Market in 2020

Here's a gem for sale next to Five Sisters!

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Posted by Ted Cohen on 03/25/2020 at 11:53 AM

Re: “UVM Students Won’t Return to Campus; Commencement Changes Expected

UVM student leader: 'Room cashback a joke'

http://vtdigger.org/2020/03/23/uvm-sends-s…

VTDIGGER REPORTS:

"The announcement of housing and meals credits follows a student petition requesting the university partially reimburse students for their housing and tuition fees for the semester. That petition has received more than 7,000 signatures.

"But some students are not satisfied with the universitys plan to offer credit as a reimbursement.

"Finlay Buchanan-Jacobs, a UVM sophomore who launched the petition, said the universitys response was inadequate as most of this years sophomores who live on campus this year will be moving off campus next year.

'Since half of the students who live on campus are sophomores and wont be living on campus next year, Im not sure about the applicability of the housing credit,' he said.

"Plus, at only $1,000 in housing credit, Buchanan-Jacobs said the price tag did not line up with what a true reimbursement would be as the average student living on campus pays $6,677 a semester for rooms and meals, according to the university.

"Students only spent about half of this semester on campus, and Buchanan-Jacobs said students should be reimbursed more, and in cash, not credits.

'I dont think $1,000, especially in the terms of a housing credit, is really going to settle people down or provide that much of a benefit,' he said.

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Posted by Ted Cohen on 03/24/2020 at 10:06 AM

Re: “At Virtual Meeting, Burlington City Council Passes Emergency Coronavirus Measures

"'Whether we like it or not, we've become this dysfunctional family of 12,'" Roof said, holding back tears.

Puh-leez.

The defeated councilor tried to make his ouster all about everyone else on the council, blaming his loss on alleged widespread council "dysfunction."

'fraid not.

Truth is, a new wave of progressive thinking has washed ashore in Vermont's largest city.

The young idealists are motivated by their future.

Dysfunction is a cute sobriquet but has absolutely nothing to do with anything going on in City Hall.

13 likes, 38 dislikes
Posted by Ted Cohen on 03/24/2020 at 6:08 AM

Re: “Holcombe Leads Candidates in Race for Cash; Zuckerman Gaining Ground

"The disclosures offer an early look at fundraising."

Thanks.

The real question is whether early fundraising translates to electoral success.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Ted Cohen on 03/16/2020 at 9:04 AM

Re: “Burlington School Board Chooses New Superintendent

Bring back the Halloween parties at Edmunds!

Yay!!!

16 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Ted Cohen on 03/13/2020 at 8:28 AM

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