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Re: “ABC Café & Pub

The blues jams, first Wednesday of each month, are really amazing. Who would have known there are so many talented blues musicians in Vermont!

Posted by Steve Carlson on 08/03/2016 at 5:32 PM

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Re: “For Vermont's Sheriffs, Policing Is a Lucrative Business

Interesting article. One question, given the overall theme that the office of sheriff has very little oversight or accountability. It is my understanding that the ONLY function of the high bailiff in each county is to arrest the sheriff if that becomes necessary. Has any sheriff actually ever been arrested by a high bailiff?

11 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Steve Carlson on 09/05/2018 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Debut Novel by Matthys Levy Shows How Buildings Rise and Fall

Thanks for your thorough, insightful review!

Posted by Steve Carlson on 08/15/2018 at 9:40 PM

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

I'm all for legalized marijuana, but have to agree that anybody using "gift" as a verb is committing a crime against the English language.

13 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by Steve Carlson on 07/23/2018 at 1:57 PM

Re: “Media Note: Top Burlington Free Press Editor Fired After Controversial Tweets

In 1970, when I was Free Press Capitol Bureau Chief, I was married to a staffer for Phil Hoff's Senate campaign. One day my editor, Gordon Mills, called me into the office to say he had received complaints that I was driving to events with a Hoff sticker on my car. But, I pointed out, it was my wife's car, so of course she had a Hoff sticker on it, and if I were paid more, I could buy my own car without a sticker. Not surprisingly, I lost the argument. The Freeps, regardless of any other strengths or weaknesses, has always had a strict policy separating personal and editorial opinions, and I for one am glad to see it is still enforced, at least in this case!

18 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Steve Carlson on 01/09/2018 at 4:51 PM

Re: “A Never-Ending Home Construction Project Vexes a Queen City Hood

I don't see how the neighbors are harmed by this. Their kids might get hurt if they trespass? I thought it was the job of parents to take care of their kids and teach them better values. And how does any of this harm the city? The owner has been paying massive property taxes and other fees for all of these years. It's hard to guess why the owner would be paying so much money for property not being used, but Burlington taxpayers should be grateful for his generosity!

48 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by Steve Carlson on 06/14/2017 at 4:30 PM

Re: “Since May, 10 ‘Black Lives Matter’ Signs Stolen From Rokeby Museum

Thank you, Jane Williamson, for keeping up the mission rather than just honoring history!

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Steve Carlson on 10/04/2016 at 4:37 PM

Re: “Protests at Philly Convention Stir Memories of 1968 Chicago

Thanks, Kevin, for the comparison, reminding us that we face many of the same issues now, even though the long arc of history has bent in a slightly positive direction. The horrible policies of the 1968 Democratic establishment, with a candidate complicit in a war based on lies that would ultimately kill over 3 million people, shut progressives out and almost wrecked the party. (FWIW, I voted for Dick Gregory.) Establishment Democrats screamed at us because the alternative would be Nixon. They were right about how terrible Nixon would be, but at some point one can't vote for evil even if it is the lesser of evils. I don't think it's nearly as bad this year. If Bernie and others can keep up the constant pressure, Hillary may even keep a few progressive promises. But I absolutely understand the anger of many of Bernie's supporters, and believe their reluctance to support Hillary will help to keep up the needed pressure on her and the party.

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Posted by Steve Carlson on 07/28/2016 at 4:10 PM

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