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Re: “Censorship of Burlington School Newspaper May Have Violated Law

It's not the crime it's the coverup? What a fiasco this is turning into. Oddly enough, this is probably the reason that someone facing these conduct charges should be suspended (with pay, presumably) until the charges are resolved. That was the first big mistake, leading to this absurdity poor lesson for students, and potential legal violation.

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Posted by btvFredP on 09/13/2018 at 6:19 AM

Re: “Burlington School Board Blocks Construction of Preschools

I think it's unfair to confuse interest in an open and publicly-understood process with lack of support for pre-school education (which is among the most laudable goals we should have). I'm not sure why this is such a struggle for some on the school board - truncating the process never pays off in the long run, it eventually undermines the primary goal. We need to do better.

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Posted by btvFredP on 06/13/2018 at 9:03 AM

Re: “Burlington Schools Superintendent Weighs In on Race Controversy

This whole event was unnecessary and remarkably ham-handed. The Board SHOULD look into these sorts of issues but SHOULD NOT twist the process out of expediency (thereby becoming instead of solving the problem). The new Board would have had to and will deal with the issue, so what if the timing wasn't right for the outgoing Board, that's inherent to the electoral process - some things get started by one elected body and completed (or whatever) by another.

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Posted by btvFredP on 04/06/2018 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Sanders Lowballs Vermont Gun Deaths by an Order of Magnitude

I think waiting periods (esp) and universal background checks would matter for the incidence of suicide by firearms.

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Posted by btvFredP on 03/15/2018 at 4:58 PM

Re: “Top Leaders in Barre, Shelburne Won't Seek Reelection

You don't mention that Mary Kehoe is a former (mostly unremarkable and brief) Burlington City Councilor?

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Posted by btvFredP on 01/29/2018 at 7:53 PM

Re: “Burlington City Councilors Trade Barbs Over Telecom Talks

I won't speculate about the motives here of delaying the vote or the desire for any particular outcome (though it just seems like a difficult choice for the Council, understandably), but @BTVKG don't you have a close relationship to Joan Shannon? Your first post was initially under a name (which equates to the initials KG), but with the same picture/avatar. If that's the case, not a great practice to engage in, in order to advocate for her position - as if a member of the general public.

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Posted by btvFredP on 11/09/2017 at 11:11 AM

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