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Re: “Blue Paddle Bistro

So worth the drive from Burlington
Phoebe is one of the most successfully innovative chefs we visit. The sea bass rested on a bed of black bean and corn salad that was so flavorfully seasoned. Topped with a spoonful of mango salsa to add a refreshing dash to the savory salad and bass. She knows how much is enough and not too much to add to a dish like this. Very complex but not overly so. The bass was grilled to perfection --- tender, juicy, but with such a very crispy skin... That's talent in a kitchen. My table-mates as well had wonderful dishes --- duck breast yummy, and memorably: tortellini with a creamy chorizo-flavored sauce, with the addition of grilled shrimp. Again, just enough and not too much to create a very interesting and flavorful combination. Wines are reasonably priced and a decent selection. I cannot emphasize what I think is great value at Blue Paddle. The food prep is outstanding, fresh ingredients, creative and successful. Great, friendly service, nice easy atmosphere. I live in Burlington and this is worth the drive. Food: 5 Ambiance: 5 Service: 5

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Posted by Anonymous291 on 08/03/2011 at 12:39 PM

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

What a great service! Now hope the city acts soon on the proposed bike route between downtown and UVM/hospital neighborhood. That would make using bikes so much safer. Flying down College St isn't for the faint of heart.

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Posted by Jeanne K on 04/11/2018 at 9:15 AM

Re: “After Florida Shooting, Vermont Governor Says No New Gun Laws

Dear Governor Scott: We are one of the safest places in the nation until we aren't. And then, it's too late.
Senator Sears: Does one of the female members of your family have to be murdered with a gun before you understand you are putting all women in Vermont at risk by stopped the vote on confiscation of weapons from those involved in domestic violence? If you wait until then, it will be too late.

And to all of you: instead of having security guards in the state house, why don't you just have more drills?

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Posted by Jeanne K on 02/16/2018 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Five Burlington City Councilors to Visit Ting Headquarters in Toronto

Before criticizing Ting HQ visit, please ask yourself these questions:

1. Would I criticize Councilors who support KBTL for visiting KBTL HQ (if KBTL had an HQ to visit)?

2. If Ting wins and no councilors had visited Ting HQ, would I object that Ting HQ was never visited prior to the award?

3. If I were responsible for awarding a contract to sell remaining city interests in BTC (*** see below), and concerns were raised about whether the entity was compatible with Burlington, would I visit their HQ to examine working conditions, workforce, to observe operations and culture, and talk directly with employees and customers?

4. If I already indicated support for an entity and was coming under attack for that support, would I want to visit their HQ to confirm why I was supporting it? To either change or explain my final decision?

*** Do KBTL supporters understand BTC no longer owns its equipment? To resolve BTCs earlier financial near-collapse, a locally-owned company, Blue Water, bought BTC's equipment, with proceeds partially paying Citibank debt. Blue Water leases BTC system and equipment back to BTC. BTC must pay Blue Water back with bid proceeds. These earlier agreements dictate how bid differences between Ting and KBTL will be received by Blue Water and Citibank, to whom money is still owed. Read it here:…

$27.5m vs $12m. Read the settlement and do the math: if you were Blue Water or Citi, how would you react to city taking in $15 million less?

Please don't attack my character or motivations. I am a proud BTC customer, a 35 year resident of Burlington, and I love local. Unfortunately, poor decisions made years ago left us handcuffed on BTC. We have only one more chance to salvage something; let's not blow it again.

28 likes, 10 dislikes
Posted by Jeanne K on 10/28/2017 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Notorious Transient Accused of Assaulting Burlington Business Owner

Is Mr. Reynolds an example of the type of person where he, the state/city, and public would be better served by hiring someone to be his full-time guardian, and rent an apartment for them to live in? This has worked in many other place around the US. Read Malcolm Gladwell's ground=breaking "Million Dollar Murray" to learn about the origins of this approach.
I know some will yell "Nanny State" back at me, but this solution is being used in plenty of Red stats, and costs less than incarceration, emergency room visits, police responses, and all the other costs our community is incurring with this fellow. The solution "lock him up and throw away the key" just costs more, period. With the flexibility in our Medicaid waiver, this should be explored, perhaps?

29 likes, 26 dislikes
Posted by Jeanne K on 08/24/2017 at 9:41 AM

Re: “Walters: Welch Pleased After Meeting With Trump

Kudos to Congressman Welch, taking a pragmatic approach to getting progressive legislation. We probably shouldn't hold our breath that this will be successful, but at least he never stops trying. It's a snake pit down in DC (as Penelope notes in her comment), and still, Cong Welch hasn't lost his compass. Thanks, Peter!

13 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Jeanne K on 03/09/2017 at 9:48 AM

Re: “At Public Meeting, Federal Officials Seek to Calm BTV Airport Uproar

Somebody who knows about these things told me a very important thing the community needs is a firm commitment from the Guard to NOT use afterburners during F-35 takeoff unless some emergency or other critical conditions require it. This would be a noise reduction at the source that we should be able to get. The afterburners are not necessary in "normal" conditions. Is anyone out there working on this with the Guard?

(PS: I live in Burlington, off East Avenue near the hospital, and the current fighters taking off register 85+ on my decibal meter when they take off. I simply do not believe the current EIS saying that my house and the hospital are not in an impact zone. The EIS claims that the F-35s will "improve" our situation. All I can say is "Ha! No way. Especially if the afterburners are on.")

15 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Jeanne K on 02/17/2017 at 10:37 AM

Re: “Official: Refugee Resettlement to Resume in Chittenden County

There was also a sizable rally in support of refugees and immigration in Winooski on 2/4. It would be nice to mention that in this article (not just Burlington), as Winooski is also home to many of our New Americans, and speakers at the rally included the mayor, a school board member, and the state representative for Winooski, as well as many of our New American neighbors.

12 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Jeanne K on 02/06/2017 at 11:52 AM

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