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Re: “Sampling the Chef-Made Foods to Go at Gilfeather's

Great article to honor a true Ferrisburgh jewel ! Rick and Nan'store is dream come through. I will not add to the extensive food description as IT IS ALL TRUE ! As a Ferrisburgh resident I have seen the store evolve since its inception and becoming a delight for culinary senses . The store is a testimony to the love and knowledge of food of their owners and to the rich and varied palette of gastronomical delights Made in Vermont !

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Posted by monique thurston on 05/07/2019 at 8:32 PM

Re: “Family Peeve: A Few House Rebels Could Block the Supermajority

How good it is to see some diversity of opinions in the House as it regards to how much more taxation Vermonters must be submitted to . I for one believe that a degree in Economics is an excellent starting point to express an educated opinion on financial assessment and ensuing precautions coming from a newly proposal bill.. Rep, Cynthia Browning has such a degree and it is sad that her amendment was voted down. The rest of the Legislature should listen to her. Thank you Rep Browning for your carefulness and concern for the financial survival of Vermonters . You are giving hope to those of us who have mostly lost it. That some members of the House will pay heed to Rep.Browning's reservations would the Governor veto the bill is the hope we can live so the House may start appearing as a thinking body rather than a blank check .

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Posted by monique thurston on 04/17/2019 at 2:14 PM

Re: “House Takes Surprising Change of Direction in Renewable Siting Legislation

A 2004 study by Eja Pedersen called “ Perception and Annoyance Due to Wind Turbine Noise; a-dose-response relationship “ shows that noise exposures over 32 dBA start to be highly annoying to some residents, the curve then rises sharply and at exposure levels at or over 40dBA , 25% of the population experience “high annoyance”.
A 2007 study by Eja Pedersen published in the British Medical Journal, concluded that “Annoyance was associated with lower sleep and negative emotions... Annoyance is an adverse health effect… The high prevalence of noise annoyance could be due to the intrusive characteristics of the aerodynamics…swishing, whistling, pulsating/throbbing, and resounding”. The study clearly distinguished “a specific characteristic to wind turbine noise separate from other industrial noise”.

According to Robert Rand , a Maine acoustician who has independently studied turbine noise extensively, “wind turbine sound levels over 35 dBA in quiet rural areas are related to widespread complaints, escalating nuisance, and emergence of sleep disturbance and health effects for vulnerable people such as elderly, children, and people with pre-existing conditions.”

The nighttime noise levels for wind turbine are set at 45 dBA . Those levels put Vermont in the medieval times for protection of its citizens against the adverse health effects of turbines noise .
The House has heard those facts , it has voted unanimously to protect all Vermont residents .
Maine has done it , New Hampshire has done it. How could Vermont call itself a leader in the fight against global warming when it refuses to be just a fair player in protecting its own citizens from unwanted noise pollution ?
We strongly urge the Senate to join the House in doing what is their duty in assuring the health and welfare of their constituents. .

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Posted by monique thurston on 04/27/2016 at 11:26 PM

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