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Re: “Vermont's First Target Store Is Coming to South Burlington

Target may actually save the mall, which would be good given that South Burlington has moved its library there. Like many, I haven't found any reason to go to the mall for years. This I might check out.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 10/20/2017 at 10:19 PM

Re: “Vermont Panel Recommends No New Fees for Water Cleanup

Juxtapose this article with the one about the anger at the Lake Carmi meetings about the algae blooms there, and I think you can understand why people may be upset by this decision. Lake Carmi is a destination vacation spot, and it doesn't speak well of Vermont's care for its tourism business if it doesn't act now to stop the deterioration of Vermont waters. Yes, we need more mental health facilities and other issues raised by Tim Ashe and others. But tourism is Vermont's life's blood until the new Vermont slogan has people knocking at our door. And our waters are our summer attraction. We all know what bad snow years do to our economy. Will summers now be "bad" years too?

Posted by Barbara Alsop on 10/20/2017 at 10:16 PM

Re: “South Burlington Student Pleads Guilty in Death Threat Case

Typical racist, right-wing rant from Donna. Big deal that she knows kids who survived abuse without problems. If we all reacted the same to the same conditions, what a sorry state we'd be in. I presume the ones treating him for his psychiatric problems are better judges of his actual problem that this tired armchair whiner.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 10/20/2017 at 10:01 PM

Re: “Fifty Years, 13,450 Students and 5,000 Interviews: UVM's Garrison Nelson Calls It a Career

I, for one, will miss his spicy cracks. Even when I don't agree with him, I find a kernel of truth in his criticisms, and he's spot on, Peter Freyne notwithstanding, about Howard Dean and his ego.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 10/20/2017 at 9:57 PM

Re: “ACLU Sues to Protect Homeless Encampments in Burlington

Thank God the ACLU cares. Miro and Del Pozo clearly don't.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 10/20/2017 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Max Tracy, Burlington's Most Outspoken Prog, Pulls No Punches

Max Tracy is a wonderful human being who has found his place in the world. I applaud him and hope his rise continues. I'd love for him to run for mayor. He has a passion and a vigor that all young people should aspire to. It helps that I agree with him politically....

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 10/12/2017 at 12:08 AM

Re: “Mayor Urges City Council to Reject Co-op Bid for Burlington Telecom

Is anyone surprised about the mayor's decision? The man loves big business, and only embraces small, local when it builds out otherwise unused land, like City Market. This is no different than his full embrace of the new mall project at a time when there are empty retail spaces on Church St and marketing is turning to the internet rather than brick-and-mortar stores. The fact that all the proceeds from KBTL would be kept local didn't impress him at all. His concern is the business sector and not the private sector at all, unless it's election time.

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Posted by Barbara Alsop on 10/11/2017 at 2:11 PM

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