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critikboy 
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Re: “After Buying Airport-Area Homes to Raze, Burlington Wants to Save Some

Some of the house were in disrepair?? Perhaps because the owners didnt know what was going to happen to them so deferred some maintenance. This also sounds like a smear against poorer folks who could only afford to live near the airport.
And then so the FAA and the City of Burlington bully people out of the nicer newer more marketable houses and get a deal...
Now they have people keeping them maintained and will eventually sell them at a profit...

This is pretty darn sleazy...

8 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 10/19/2018 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Arkansas Man Gets Probation for Scamming Developer Don Sinex

So some poor sap from Arkansas gets catfished and unknowingly gets sucked into a plot he has no idea about really... and the rich guy from NY wants to throw him in jail and throw away the key for 2K??... real compassionate fella... and then he turns around and uses the loss as an excuse to not pay his employees a holiday bonus??? And the mayor and the city are in business with a guy who showcases this lack of character????

38 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 10/19/2018 at 7:11 PM

Re: “State Senate Hopeful Joked About Sex Assault in 2015 Comedy Set

Shayne Spence taking a page out of Paco DeFrancos dirty Trumpy political playbook just like he tried to do to Deb Ingram... Hey state GOP... I love the hypocrisy... You decry anything PC but will weaponize it when it suits you... lame... I wish Tanner had just said it was a comedy bit that wasnt that funny and left it that...

25 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 09/27/2018 at 7:34 PM

Re: “To Restart Construction, Burlington Amends CityPlace Agreement

I think Lando Calrissian said it at his ironic best when he opined This deal keeps getting better all the time... Sinex is a con man... and he found some rubes... a mayor and a council save for a few that were soooo eager for tax revenue they just waltzed into his snare... and now they are pot committed... Sinex will continue to change the goal posts... hes done it every step of the process... this is what happens when you deal with untrustworthy actors... it is unfortunate...

39 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 08/28/2018 at 7:53 PM

Re: “Making a Stink: Man Protests Burlington's Wastewater Dumps

Not to worry... you know Russ Scully... the guy who just spent a bunch of dough on the Blodgett oven property?... currently has some sort of exclusive private, pay for access beach club going on there now?... will probably build residential units up around it eventually?... he's a big $$ donor to the mayor... there will be movement on this (excuse the pun)... poop water no bueno for high end lake enthusiasts... so the residents of Burlington will be swayed to pony up for all the development Miro is handing out to his buddies... increased pressure on the system creates the necessity to build up the system to allow for more development... he wants a "vibrant" little city?... you get to pay for it...

13 likes, 15 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 07/27/2018 at 8:13 PM

Re: “Provocateur, Candidate: James Ehlers’ History of Rhetorical Excess

Another hit piece by Walters... yawn!

14 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 07/11/2018 at 10:23 PM

Re: “New Champlain College Dorm to Ease the Student Housing Crunch

One question that wasn't asked in this rosy scenario piece... Now that space has been made available due to the new construction all over... When do the colleges increase their enrollment?... the cycle of increasing rents will continue... this naive 18th century belief in the invisible hand of the market is a bit outdated and illusory... basically the mayor and his developer buds have made more space for wealth to move into... that's it... same old same old from Mayor Builder Boy... and even if I were a supporter of all things gentrification and revenue, I'd be a little puzzled as to why he gave such a sweetheart deal to Champlain College who don't really pay their fair share of taxes and have them plunk a dorm and a bunch of students right in the center of downtown rather than build some nice high end condos and get more tax revenue? The coffee shops and restaurants on the bottom floor would still make the rooms and meals taxes and you wouldn't have to deal with the problems of a dorm in the middle of downtown... you could have gotten some income taxes and property taxes as well. Not a great deal and doesn't really solve any problems. I'm sure the owners of those pricey Stratos condos are thrilled to have new neighbors...

11 likes, 25 dislikes
Posted by critikboy on 04/18/2018 at 8:37 PM

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