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leaterhune 
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Re: “A Never-Ending Home Construction Project Vexes a Queen City Hood

Maybe Hanitat for Humanity could negotiate a settlement, or one of the educational programs that teach building skills, like http://www.vtworksforwomen.org/about/emplo…

There's also a group of people in the construction trades that volunteer for community projects. With housing at such a premium in Burlington, this is a win-win opportunity.

12 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by leaterhune on 06/16/2017 at 7:19 AM

Re: “Race On: A New American Aims to Diversify the Burlington City Council

Diversity on City Council is a worthy goal, and Ali Dieng is a worthy candidate.

One person can't represent all residents -- councilor Hartnett doesn't represent everyone. It's good to have balanced representation. Dieng represents many residents as reflected by his landslide win in the Ward 7 primary caucus, and diversity on City Council is long overdue.

As noted, Dieng's commitment to families and the integrated community, inspired by his life experiences and fueled by high energy and eagerness to learn, makes Dieng the best candidate. The fact that he doesn't follow old style party politics is his strength. There's an authenticity about him that is refreshing.

3 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by leaterhune on 05/28/2017 at 4:15 AM

Re: “Majorwise and Packetized Energy Win 2017 LaunchVT

Very short on information. What exactly did the winner pitch? How is this going to make the world a better place?

Posted by leaterhune on 05/16/2017 at 10:57 AM

Re: “Secure Lockers for the Homeless Proposed in Burlington

There's a lot of empty space in the mall. Space for overnight too.

7 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by leaterhune on 04/24/2017 at 11:36 PM

Re: “The Parmelee Post: Pedestrians Warned That Repaved Burlington Bike Path Is Harder to Block

The intended purpose of the Island Line Trail is as follows:

Island Line Rail Trail Facts

States: Vermont
Counties: Chittenden, Grand Isle
Length: 14 miles
Trail end points: Austin Drive in Oakledge Park (Burlington) and Martin Road (South Hero)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Gravel
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6032327
Trail activites: Bike, Inline Skating, Fishing, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

9 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by leaterhune on 04/16/2017 at 9:44 PM

Re: “Watchdog Whistle: This Vermont News Website Tilts to the Right

Re: So yeah, conservative, Tea Party, far right, free-market, limited government (except when it comes to immigration?) ... And except when it comes to policing women's heath care. Bah!

3 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by leaterhune on 03/30/2017 at 1:38 PM

Re: “Edward Snowden Takes Center Stage at Middlebury College

If media and students were prohibited from photographing or recording any part of the conversation, then who took these photos?

4 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by leaterhune on 03/17/2017 at 9:12 PM

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