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Re: “Police Dog Mojo Sniffs Out Hidden Electronic Devices — and Illegal Porn

I guess we will have to add to Potter Stewart's famous statement, "I know it when I see it," another one relating to porn: "I know it when I smell it!" Great story.

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Posted by Margo Howland on 08/16/2018 at 11:46 AM

Re: “Democratic Candidates for Governor Play Nice at Forum

And Keith Stern apparently doesn't know that the office of Lieutenant Governor is established by the Vermont Constitution (he included the lieutenant governor along with deputy secretaries and deputy commissions when asked what state jobs he would cut.) Surprised no one asked why he won't release his tax returns...

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Posted by Margo Howland on 08/01/2018 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Media Note: WCAX Lays Off Six Employees

Very sorry to hear about this! It's going to be hard to be "first" with late-breaking news if you have to worry about cameras as well! I remember when Catherine Hughes single-handedly represented WCAX's Rutland Bureau (I used to be a reporter for the Rutland Herald in a previous life) and being awed not only by her journalistic abilities but also by the fact that she set up her own camera and filmed all her own footage.

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Posted by Margo Howland on 04/28/2018 at 11:00 AM

Re: “Media Note: Pennsylvania Chain to Buy Rutland Herald, Times Argus

If the new owners don't reinvest in the newsroom, the papers will shrivel up and disappear.

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Posted by Margo Howland on 03/23/2018 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Lincolns, a Secretive Speakeasy, Opens in Burlington

What makes a bar a speakeasy?

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Posted by Margo Howland on 01/24/2018 at 12:54 PM

Re: “Walters: Scott Will Sign Cannabis Bill in Private

So he doesn't sign it in public! BIG, FAT, HAIRY DEAL! Not! At least he's going to sign it. I think he is being respectful of those who are worried by this legislation. As I recall, the governor who was in office when the Civil Unions bill was passed (following a Vermont Supreme Court decision that said it violated the Vermont Constitution to deny same-sex partners the rights and benefits awarded husbands and wives, and directed the legislature to pass suitable legislation addressing this issue) allowed the bill to become law without his signature. That's because he couldn't veto it, I guess. At least Gov. Scott is SIGNING it. Chill out, folks!

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Posted by Margo Howland on 01/19/2018 at 1:32 PM

Re: “Pot Commission Wants Education Programs, More Study of Road Safety

To have a way of measuring how recent the pot smoking might have been, they could try some experiments at the labs involving lighting a joint with a legal amount of marijuana in it, letting it smolder for measurable periods of time in an enclosed space like a car, and then removing it. Then they could check the empty car in 15 minutes, half an hour, an hour, 4 hours, and the next day to see if they could still smell it. They could chart the results, and have some idea of how recent pot might have been smoked. They could even take air samples. and be able to tell the difference between pot smoked in the car (illegal) and pot smoke on the clothes of somebody who had smoked pot at home before getting into the car (not illegal) ... I'm sure at some point they can come up with something that will pass muster.

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Posted by Margo Howland on 01/18/2018 at 2:19 PM

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