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Ken Picard

Ken Picard has been a Seven Days staff writer since 2002. He has won numerous awards for his work, including the Vermont Press Association's 2005 Mavis Doyle award, a general excellence prize for reporters.


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Re: “Hoagie Hut

Lazy service and food to match it
OK, I've given these jerks the benefit of the doubt for some time now because they're local and convenient, but I'm done with this place. My wife ordered a "tuna" hoagie there not long ago, and the "cook" simply dumped a full can of tuna fish (no mayo) onto a roll, loaded it with iceberg lettuce and chunks of onion and packaged it up. When she opened the sandwich, you could still see the tuna-can shape! Talk about lazy! Then today, I went into the joint and waited at the counter for several minutes to place my order. One of the owners saw me standing there but said nothing. Not even a "I'll be right with you." Instead, he walked out behind the counter and began wiping down tables, never bothering to take my order. After a few minutes I just walked out. And this at lunch hour. Hey, I don't expect a red carpet or roses on my table. But a modicum of common courtesy from the owner of a business would be nice, especially from someone who charges over $8 for a sub. You lost my business for good! Food: 1 Ambiance: 1 Service: 1

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Posted by Truman Sparks on 06/19/2009 at 8:42 PM

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Re: “UVM Researcher Offers Insights on Vaccines and COVID-19

Hi, Harry. Thanks for catching my error. It's been a few decades since my last high school biology class. To be accurate, uracil replaces thymidine, not cytosine, according to Diehl. The above story has since been edited to reflect that change, and to clarify the precise number of letters in the coronavirus string.

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Posted by Ken Picard on 03/26/2020 at 11:55 AM

Re: “Seven Vermont Tech Businesses That Are Redefining Their Industries

Hi, Ralph. Thanks for you feedback. I should point out that the seven companies we profiled this week are not the only "tech wonders" in Vermont. There are many others, including other exhibitors at this week's Tech Jam at the Champlain Valley Expo Center. As for BioTek, Seven Days profiled the company in this 2013 story:…

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Posted by Ken Picard on 10/17/2019 at 12:59 PM

Re: “WTF: Who Mowed a Giant Peace Sign in a Field Next to Mount Philo?

Meg Hilly, the "WTF" in the headline refers to our biweekly (every other week) column, "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot," in which we answer questions from Seven Days readers about things they see or hear around Vermont that puzzle them. It's not, as some may assume, a judgment of David Diaz's work or message. In this case, quite the contrary!

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Posted by Ken Picard on 08/16/2019 at 8:29 PM

Re: “Vermont to Allow State Workers to Bring Their Infants to Work

Hey, gang. It's a humorous take on the governor's rather progressive public policy announcement that state employees, like my wife, can now take their babies to work. But clearly I must be a total baby hater because my wife and I had only two of them instead of a baker's dozen. But if you'd like further confirmation, I'm happy to post oodles of photos of my kids when they were still infants and doing things other than fussing, crying, throwing up (often on my shoulder) and messing their diapers which, I should note, I changed at all hours of the day and night for years until they were old enough to land it in the vicinity of the toilet.

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Posted by Ken Picard on 02/01/2019 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Subaru's Champion Team Races Under the Radar — in Vermont

Thanks, Charles! As Lance Smith explained to me, the dirt roads in Vermont may seem a natural setting for rally racing, the difficulty is finding any where there are no houses and can be closed for several hours at a time while the race is underway. This explains why much of rally racing occurs on old logging roads in unpopulated locations out west.

Posted by Ken Picard on 01/23/2019 at 12:03 PM

Re: “Exploring the Science, and the Snake Oil, Behind Regenerative Stem Cell Therapy

To clarify: Seven Days was NOT paid for the Stem Cell Centers ad that appeared in this story. It was reprinted simply to illustrate the type of advertising that's been done in Vermont in recent months.

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Posted by Ken Picard on 11/08/2018 at 10:00 AM

Re: “Lykos Makes Menswear for a Rugged Lifestyle

To answer your question, The Oracle: The clothes likely will not be made in the Dominican Republic. The Lykos founders used that clothing manufacturer to produce their prototypes but are currently in search of a U.S. textile mill to make their products.

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Posted by Ken Picard on 05/16/2018 at 2:14 PM

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