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Re: “The Parmelee Post: Pedestrians Warned That Repaved Burlington Bike Path Is Harder to Block

Hard to tell if the author's satire is directed at inconsiderate pedestrians on the path, or whether he's actually trying to satirically sound like one of the aggressive, dangerous cyclists who think a bell and a yell of "on your left" gives them full license to bike as fast as possible through a crowd of people.

Regardless, the new section of path from the Skatepark to North Beach is gorgeous and a huge improvement and asset for the City of Bulrlington. With all the free parking now available at the Skatepark, this is going to be a really busy stretch of path, and I suspect that cyclists will be in the vast minority through here, so hopefully they will slow down and enjoy the pretty views, and not give all cyclists a bad name.

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Posted by Carol Denison on 04/17/2017 at 1:11 PM

Re: “South Burlington Man Arraigned in Rebels Stalking Case

Whatever the merits of the criminal charge, it seems that this 43 year old man needs to stop grieving for the glory days of his Rebel youth. This is not normal, healthy, rational adult behavior.

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Posted by Carol Denison on 04/13/2017 at 3:55 PM

Re: “New Location, Same Great Vibe at the Burlington Winter Farmers Market

I'm not sure what "Same Great Vibe" means, but the new location is a huge fail in my book. We went to the first Winter Farmer's Market a few weeks ago and doubt we will return. The ground floor of the Davis Center is not a big open space as needed for a market; instead, it's an irregular-shaped area with just a lot of clutter -- the normal stuff you'd expect to see in a student center that's not set up to host a farmer's market (duh!). And so the vendors have to squeeze themselves into whatever space they can, and on down a hallway that's not nearly wide enough for vendors and patrons, and everyone has to push by eachother this way and that, with the traffic flow not working at all.

Add to that, the parking was a challenge when we went, being unfamiliar with UVM parking rules. The Jeffords lot that we were directed to by signs was full, with a lot of cars just circling around, but we finally did find plenty of open parking just further away.

The University Mall would be a perfect place for an indoor farmer's market. Tons of parking, big wide open spaces for vendors to set up, and lots of stores that would love the extra foot traffic.

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Posted by Carol Denison on 12/16/2016 at 3:34 PM

Re: “Emergency Landing Practice Led to Lake Champlain Island Crash

The pilot reported that he misjudged the wind speed and did not realize he was completing the simulated training maneuver with a tailwind.

Something about this excuse sounds, I dunno, exceptionally lame? Made up?

I'm not a pilot but aren't things like wind speed and wind direction fairly basic (and essential) concepts when you are piloting an aircraft?

This whole story has not added up from day 1, and the above explanation -- from a military pilot who flies F-16s -- does nothing to add clarity to the situation. Especially when combined with the fact that the pilot and his buddy took off from the crash site without notifying anyone, which they had to have known was a clear violation of the law.

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Posted by Carol Denison on 11/17/2016 at 11:31 AM

Re: “Obeng Blasts Board Member for 'Sexist, Racist' Facebook Posts

I don't agree with Mr. Obeng putting pressure on the school board to try and squeeze one member out. While I *DO* strongly disagree with the messages underlying Mr. Kirk's social media postings, it is still not Mr. Obeng's position to judge the content of a board member's private communications and determine whether that member is fit for the board. In fact, Mr. Obeng was hired by and answers to the school board so it's really not his place at all to be "blasting" a member.

The school board members answer to the citizens of Burlington. If they are unhappy with him, it's up to them to force him out.

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Posted by Carol Denison on 10/23/2016 at 3:17 PM

Re: “A Civilian Pilot Test-Drives the F-35

Isn't Lt. Col. John Rahill the airman who last month crashed a civilian plane on Savage Island, then apparently broke the law by not reporting it, and caused a massive unnecessary and dangerous law enforcement response? Whatever happened to that story? Swept under the rug?…

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Posted by Carol Denison on 10/19/2016 at 2:52 PM

Re: “National Guard Pilot Crashed Plane, Left Local Police in the Dark

What article are you reading, Redtop? The airman did not notify anyone. Another plane noticed the crashed plane and called it in. As most everyone else had said, it would be very interesting to learn why this airman did not call in his crash as required by law to do so.

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Posted by Carol Denison on 09/25/2016 at 12:32 PM

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