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Re: “Contested Surgery Center Wins Approval of State Regulators

A great day for Vermont.

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Posted by ArtBell on 07/10/2017 at 11:24 PM

Re: “Walters: Did the Governor Just Wave the White Flag?

Isn't this just about math? Vermont has years now of steadily declining enrollment - but edu budgets have not followed the same downward curve. From a far distance it 'appears' the Gov., Johnson and Ashe all get this. Consolidation is 'starting' to happen, and the gov had what seems like a sane idea - he was just 3 months late in making the push for it. As Ashe said ' why have the legislative process if we don't consider this as we consider all the issues.' ( i might have paraphrased )Anyways...Lots of freshmen in big chairs....this will all sugar out...there will be no shutdown...everyone will make it to their fav swimming hole in time for the heat.

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Posted by ArtBell on 05/23/2017 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Montpeculiar: Prepping for the Singularity

In light of the Tump administration taking possible aim to obliterate a chunk of the states budget, this seems so topical, on point and a great use of precious time and resources.

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Posted by ArtBell on 03/02/2017 at 9:38 AM

Re: “Immune-Boosting Fire Cider Packs Heat

Actually been available for a while..

Posted by ArtBell on 02/23/2017 at 4:40 PM

Re: “Party Time: Vermont Republicans Take D.C. for Inauguration

Welch is happy to 'start fighting', tomorrow, right after the gets to the free buffet today.

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Posted by ArtBell on 01/20/2017 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Lawmakers Leery of Scott’s Proposed Labor, Commerce Merger

Hey...anyway to get the budget under control by shrinking the bureaucracy - go for it. ...but the names he is attempting to use ' DEPT OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY? That sounds like something Quebec does. ( til they change it 18 months later)

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Posted by ArtBell on 01/18/2017 at 11:00 AM

Re: “‘Unity Campaign’ of Burlington Councilors Backs Ballot Items

Fixing the mall...a given...That was the plan and we need it bad.

But when did 'fixing the mall' fall off the rails so bad? A scale that dwarfs all livability that we AND tourists love so much about Burlington?

Peter - please do not confuse the fixing problem with this proposed 'solution'. Worse yet, diverting all our TIF money just to open the floodgates for generic skyscrapers...interesting, but shortsighted.

At the end of the day we only have one economic engine driving this state and by its nature Church St. Tourism (including the universities). Shopping in the shadows of high rise, out of state, second home, luxury condos as we waft in the smell of generic chains like FIVE GUY's burgers at street level does not seem to be great fuel for that engine.

The 'livability of Burlington' battle has already been pretty much lost, (for the moment at least) we have to throw out the baby with the bathwater?

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Posted by ArtBell on 10/12/2016 at 11:48 AM

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