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Donna Canney Walters 
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Re: “Breakwater Café Closes, Will Be Second Location for the Spot

Yay! Breakfast with a view! If they have live music, I hope they put in a real dance floor so no one sprains an ankle. Dancing on the waterfront on a midsummer evening with the breeze off the lake is so delightful. It was a shame when the Splash boathouse replaced the floor on the upper deck with waterproof flooring unsuitable for dancing...it wrecked it for the weekly salsa dance social.

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Posted by Donna Canney Walters on 02/18/2017 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Burlington Activist to Challenge Council President Knodell

Excuse me...the "reactionary fringe"? Hello, It's WE THE PEOPLE, participating in the democratic process.

Thank you for inviting our participation in the public input part of city-wide planning projects. We have showed up in droves, attended meetings and filled out questionnaires. But quite frankly, WE THE PEOPLE are weary of participating in these sessions, only to have our interests passed over in favor of developers with big pockets. Your pace for development is too frenzied. Where the rubber meets the road, in the finalization stage of plans, we want our input to be incorporated.

Many of us were outraged when 60+ WE THE PEOPLE's show up for the public input part of a city council meeting to weigh in before the council vote to approve the Burlington College property development plan. When 75% of those WE THE PEOPLE's comments were not in favor of the plans as presented, it seems prudent that you would slow down the pace to consider and incorporate changes to address those concerns. We want councilors and a mayor who will not only listen, but advocate for what we tell them is important to us. You asked. We spoke. You listened. But you DID NOT ADVOCATE for WE THE PEOPLE. My vote goes for s(he) who advocates for me.

WE THE PEOPLE are not opposed to the downtown suburban mall nor upgrades to City Hall Park. We want our interests included in shaping the finalized version of development plans.

WE THE PEOPLE are reading the fine print and details. We are informed and actively engaged, and we will put forth a slate of candidates who not only listen, but advocate for us.

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Posted by Donna Canney Walters on 01/14/2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “The Indomitable Rise of Kat Wright

Can you sing us a lullaby, dear Kat, on this sad day after the election? We the people, need some comforting and healing balm.

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Posted by Donna Canney Walters on 11/09/2016 at 5:02 PM

Re: “BCA Funds First 16 Community Art Projects

What a great idea to support our local artists!

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Posted by Donna Canney Walters on 07/20/2016 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Bove's Announces a Sauce Production Facility in Milton

It's commendable that the family is "bringing it home." Surely it will provide a boost to the local economy, especially since so many from Keurig and Global Foundaries have lost their jobs. I don't know the owners, but clearly they have made choices to take care of their employees. Kudos to them!

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Posted by Donna Canney Walters on 12/07/2015 at 1:35 PM

Re: “City Market Buys Land for Second Store

The South End is thrilled to have City Market coming to our neighborhood!

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Posted by Donna Canney Walters on 07/02/2015 at 5:58 PM

Re: “Dream to Save a Tree Dies

Thank you Ann for trying to save this tree.

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Posted by Donna Canney Walters on 11/15/2014 at 2:13 AM

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