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Re: “Muslim Vermonters Maintain Halal Diet in New Environment

Good, interesting story! It would also be interesting to know whether any Vermont farms or slaughterhouses are able or considering whether to meet this need (the assumption being that the meat available to buy in VT is coming from somewhere else).

Posted by btvFredP on 10/11/2018 at 12:14 PM

Re: “Dining on a Dime: Philo Ridge Farm

It might be possible that the only people going to this place might have the means and knowledge to drive to some farm in the middle of nowhere (or some otherwise bedroom community outside of one of the more precious places in the U.S.) to eat a meal. It's just as possible that the "farm to table" movement leaves most ordinary folk out of the picture. And, it's even possible that rick folk are kinda frugal.

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Posted by btvFredP on 10/05/2018 at 8:24 PM

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.

20 likes, 6 dislikes
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.

14 likes, 9 dislikes
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?

5 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by btvFredP on 01/29/2018 at 7:53 PM

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