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Re: “Dragon House

I'm happy with it
I live in Hinesburg and have ordered take out from this restaurant probably a dozen times. We love the "Fried bean curd family style" as well as some of the "Combination specials" which are a a great deal for very generous servings. I like the General Tzao's chicken, and the vegetarian spring rolls. My only complaint is that they don't seem to want to substitute. Some chicken dishes (General Tzao's) don't come with veggies, and I've asked to have less chicken and add some veggies and they won't do it. Or at least, the girl taking orders didn't think they would. Food: 4 Ambiance: 3 Service: 4

Posted by Cathy on 03/24/2009 at 4:53 PM

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Re: “Bike Share Launches in Burlington, Winooski and South Burlington

I wish the article had mentioned that all UVM faculty, staff, and students get a year's membership (actually 14 months right now) for half off - $25. Somehow $25 seems so much less than $50, and is more in the range of "I don't know if I'll use it, but I'd like to support the program, and who knows" kind of thing.

10 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Cathy on 04/11/2018 at 11:39 AM

Re: “Milk Money Matches Local Investors and Vermont Businesses

The whole point of investing for retirement is that you invest, and then at some later point in time, you hopefully get back more than what you paid in. This whole article, and the website from what I can see, talks about the first part - giving money. But I see nothing about how you get your investment back. Maybe you have to register on the site to get this info, but I even looked at several business' info pages and they only talked about how they were going to use your money - not how you might ever get any of it back.

Posted by Cathy on 04/13/2017 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Road Wars: Will New Rules Help Cyclists and Motorists Coexist?

I've heard people say, "If Vermont treated skiers the way we treat cyclists, the ski industry would collapse." In addition to many other reasons cyclists are on the road (exercise, commuting, training for competitions such as the Olympics), many cyclists in Vermont are tourists who came here to enjoy our beautiful state. Keep in mind that they are bringing tourist dollars to the state, to hotels, restaurants, local shops, etc.

And if anyone wants to actually read some facts rather than spew myths about who pays for the roads:…

I doubt many people will actually read it, so let me summarize. Car drivers may pay more (cyclists, even if they don't own a car, DO pay, because much of road maintenance is paid via property taxes), but car drivers cause wear and tear on roads at a much higher rate than bike riders. So actually, bike riders pay for a larger percentage of the wear and tear they cause - they pay for MORE of their fair share of the road costs.

26 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Cathy on 04/06/2016 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Court Finds Abuse Claims Baseless — but a Mom Still Can't See Her Son

It's interesting how a reporting slant influences readers' opinions. After reading this article, readers are upset the mother can't see her son. After reading VT Digger's version of this case (…), readers are upset that the mother and boyfriend aren't facing child abuse charges, since the child has repeatedly, away from the father, described events such as having to taste the "hairy hot dog". I have no idea which slant is the truth, but I wish reporters would admit that they have an opinion of what is true and are selectively presenting info to support their belief.

5 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Cathy on 03/04/2016 at 3:03 PM

Re: “Trump Issues Nearly 20,000 Tickets to Flynn Event

Interesting - the article pretty much spells out the only way to have a successful empty-seats protest - show up super early, hope to get a seat, if you do, stay seated until they close the doors and won't let anyone else in, then get up and leave. But my guess is that they will bus in true supporters from out of state, or in some way identify, invite, and let in through the back door, true supporters, and non-supporters have almost no hope of getting in.

13 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Cathy on 01/06/2016 at 4:32 PM

Re: “Transit Groups Unveil Secure Bike Lockers in Winooski, Burlington

The limited slots, and the issue Greg mentions (you don't know if there will be a spot available for you when you get there) reminds me of another capacity issue - CCTA buses. If you want to take your bike somewhere, you have no idea if there will be a spot in that buses' rack. On routes that run frequently, you could wait another 15 or 20 minutes and take the next bus (hoping there's a spot available). But for less frequent routes, it's a big problem.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Cathy on 04/03/2015 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Twenty-Nine Arrested After Protest Disrupts Shumlin Inauguration

Jen, I do think it's relevant to mention the smoking. These protesters are fighting for health care. They are fighting for HEALTH. Yet they smoke, which is one of the most detrimental, preventable, causes of poor health and death. It's a bit bizarre.

21 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Cathy on 01/09/2015 at 10:52 AM

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