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Carolyn Bates 
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Re: “Obituary: Madelyn Linsenmeir, 1988-2018

May your freely sharing your daughters struggles with others, allow others to find peace of mind here. We all were so at a loss with Tara Smith for 14 years of cocaine addiction, which took her life a few years ago. She had two children. As we watched her in and out of the hospital for blood infections, and heart surgery. She lost all of her beautiful teeth, she lost her job, she lost her kids, she lost her husband, but some madness just kept sending her back into the world of cocaine. She would lie, steal, prostitute herself, anything to get more drugs.
She even turned in several big dealers to the police in her few moments of sobriety. I felt so hopeless. As I am sure you did too. Did you read Dreamland? Thank you for reaching out. Peace

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Posted by Carolyn Bates on 10/18/2018 at 11:29 PM

Re: “Exiting the Flynn Center, John Killacky Looks to the Future

to John Killacky
Thank you Thank you so many times over for making such an incredible different to my life and so many others. You are my hero! Carolyn

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Posted by Carolyn Bates on 06/28/2018 at 11:23 AM

Re: “At 80, Peace Activist Robin Lloyd Still Crosses the Line

Thank uuuuu Robin for all of the incredible ideas and making our lives better that you have done. Id love to see the Haitian movies you showed us with Doreen Kraft They were powerful.
May we all keep gluing more heads together for a better world.

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Posted by Carolyn Bates on 06/28/2018 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Burlington School Board Blocks Construction of Preschools

Thank you to all for taking the time to BREATHE
We voted money solely for improving the sad conditions of the schools. No where was there any mention or new schools, much less their design. Please please take care of deferred maintenance that you showed us in the slide show. And please make schools handicap accessible. I am sure the 30 kids who have to wait could be put in a temporary building, as I have seen you do in the past.
Miro has fast trackked a marina...who knows about hall park where 33% will be paved over and 2/3 of the trees removed, the majority of which are healthy, the 14 story mall has added and subtracted items who can follow this And NO ONE ever saw any drawing until this spring when Miro was saying GO GO GO ...

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Posted by Carolyn Bates on 06/13/2018 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Vermont Railway Extends Track Along the Burlington Bike Path

Hmmmm wonder if this will mean we can continue the new track to Essex Jct RR Station.

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Posted by Carolyn Bates on 05/18/2018 at 12:35 PM

Re: “AO Glass Expands on Pine Street

AO GLass how super super this have you stay in the area. I LOVE my AO Glass in the three pendant lights I have in my kitchen.

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Posted by Carolyn Bates on 05/18/2018 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Obituary: Frederick Grant Hill, 1935-2018, South Burlington

Oh No Fred.. I did not even know you were sick...
You and Sandy Milens were my photo heroes when I first came to town as a preschool teacher in 1971 and taught your son, Tristram, at the Children's school, here in Burlington. I was fascinated as you put 17 lights or more or less on one ski boot, from Rossignol. took polaroids and used a huge 4x5 camera for a product shot.
My favorite time with you was when you got that marvelous 270 degree camera, with a lens like the eye of a cow, and took a huge group photo of the citizens of Burlington on the south side of City hall like the photo taken 100 years before that. Sen Leahy, being tall, is right in the middle of the photo. My friends and I snuck in on the far left, after I tried to help you get all of the people into place, and in the view! I treasure that photo today, as it hangs on my wall. I am still using my cameras professionally...and somewhere in my collection is a family portrait of Tristram and his young family. Peace my good friend. Thank you for all the advice and friendship you gave to me. And if someone from your family is reading this...please tell me when the memorial service is.
my best Carolyn Bates

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Posted by Carolyn Bates on 04/24/2018 at 11:05 PM

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