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Julie Green 
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Re: “City Reveals Burlington Telecom Bids, But Questions Remain

I was able to provide confirmed feedback using the BTFeedback email address, it's great that the city administration is taking the time to let the public weigh in. My major concern as a taxpayer is that I paid for Burlington Telecom but am unable to use it. I think it was a smart investment for Burlington, and I wish whoever buys it will extend access to everyone in Burlington.

Comcast is awful and has way too much of my money, they need a reality check and I'd love for more communities like Burlington to give it to them.

23 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by Julie Green on 09/20/2017 at 7:13 PM

Re: “Burlington Fined $44,000 for Public Works Safety Violations

On Austin Drive they've had huge pits taking up entire lanes sitting vacant for weeks. One lane is completely blocked right before a blind curve, which means every day when I come home I take my life into my hands praying that a car won't be coming around the blind curve from the opposite direction for a head-on collision. What is wrong with the people at DPW?

They should not block off a lane without putting signs and some type of system where people don't have to depend on luck to survive the drive home.

9 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Julie Green on 09/20/2017 at 1:03 PM

Re: “Burlington Teachers on Strike After Negotiations Fail

Can someone please explain why we can't fire these ungrateful greedy teachers and hire replacements? Every time the School Board buckles because the teachers are fine striking, they know they'll get paid after the strike and they make so much money that they can afford to strike. I'd be happy to volunteer to teach the kids for free until replacements are found.

Since the two percent raise isn't enough for them, please just fire them or negotiate a contract where a teacher can be fired. What a concept!

51 likes, 19 dislikes
Posted by Julie Green on 09/14/2017 at 10:43 AM

Re: “Burlington Teachers Vote to Strike If Contract Battle Is Not Resolved

Burlington teachers must work 7 hours each day, even if it is for only six months per year let's give them a break. I bet if we raise their average pay ten percent they'd be very happy. I bet they wouldn't ask for more next year. Oh sorry, the union tells me they always ask for more. It doesn't matter how much they make they will always ask for more. Never mind.

49 likes, 31 dislikes
Posted by Julie Green on 09/08/2017 at 7:22 AM

Re: “At Odds With Gov. Scott, Vermont Legislature Delays Adjournment

Mitzi Johnson is a disgrace and a hack for the NEA and she is harming Governor Scott's efforts to fight for Vermont taxpayers. The teacher's union wants to keep negotiations local because they can easily steamroll over individual school boards, but they cannot as easily steamroll the entire state.

Vermont has the dubious distinction of paying more per student than any other state in the country. The NEA is very proud of this and legislators like Mitzi Johnson are enabling their monetary war against Vermont taxpayers. Thank you Governor Scott for taking up this issue, most politicians are much too cowardly and protective of their own seat to take on the VT NEA.

21 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Julie Green on 05/06/2017 at 8:51 AM

Re: “Lisman Buys Ads Promoting Scott's Health Insurance Proposal

It's been a pleasant break having Bruce Lisman lay low after his humiliating and expensive election loss. Wouldn't it be a wonderful world instead of more articles about spending his money to buy political office or influence public opinion, we saw an article about how he's giving some of his millions of dollars to the taxpayers whose lives were devastated by the collapse of his too-big-to-fail bank, Bear Sterns? It is sickening that these profiteers aren't in prison!

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Posted by Julie Green on 05/04/2017 at 11:01 AM

Re: “Lisman Buys Ads Promoting Scott's Health Insurance Proposal

It's been a pleasant break with Bruce Lisman laying low after his humiliating and expensive election loss. Wouldn't it be a wonderful world instead of articles about his spending money trying to buy elections or public opinion, we saw an article about him giving back some of his millions of dollars to the taxpayers whose lives were devastated by the collapse of his former bank, Bear Stearns?

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Julie Green on 05/04/2017 at 10:52 AM

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