leaterhune | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

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Re: “Developer Has Not Sought Foundation Permit for Massive Burlington Project

Who does Sinex sound like when he blames local construction company for delaying project? "Theyre up to snuff now, and they're doing everything a guy like me expects," he said, calling himself a "tough hombre" to work for.

Tough hombre wasn't paying the contractor. That sounds familiar too.

18 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by leaterhune on 10/10/2018 at 7:07 PM

Re: “Walters: Scott Slams Vermont Ethics Panel

DARVO. GOP tactic recently brazenly demonstrated by Kavanaugh. Blame the Ethics Commission? Really, are the voters going to buy this crap? Resistance to Trump starts right here! Reject Scott, reject GOP.

11 likes, 21 dislikes
Posted by leaterhune on 10/08/2018 at 7:08 PM

Re: “Democratic Candidates for Governor Play Nice at Forum

Reporter shortchanged Brenda Siegel. Yes, she has created an economic driver in her city, but she also spends a lot of time in Montpelier testifying and monitoring bills in committee. She would bring a fresh perspective to the challenges that face Vermont today, with a focus on building our economy from the grassroots -- investing in our people and supporting families with excellent child care programs, a strong education system, single payer health care, and livable wage jobs. She showed us she understands what it will take to attract young families to Vermont, and the role of small businesses in building a sustainable community. She was outstanding in the WCAX forum.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by leaterhune on 08/01/2018 at 8:13 PM

Re: “UVM Medical Center Nurses to Return to Work Saturday

This article is so inadequate. Key issues are ignored or glossed over. For example, 24% over three years is catch up for a decade of stagnant wages (ranking 47th in nation), while exec salaries soared, hospital trustees signed a contract with Sinex to occupy high priced offices in the new towers downtown, and UVM Medical Center exceeded its net patient revenue budget (surplus) by $38.3 million. https://www.google.com/amp/s/vtdigger.org/…

25 likes, 8 dislikes
Posted by leaterhune on 07/15/2018 at 7:29 PM

Re: “Burlington City Council Votes to Re-Redesign City Hall Park

How was $700,000 spent? It could have created good jobs -- caretakers of City Hall Park, for example. It could have provided maintenance and repairs for the sidewalks and fountain, restored healthy soils for trees, lawn, and gardens, and added benches and game tables.

14 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by leaterhune on 04/17/2018 at 9:09 PM

Re: “Public Safety Commissioner Casts Doubt on Claim of Arrest in China

Either there was an arrest, or there wasn't. Why so hard to find evidence? China isn't a third world country.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by leaterhune on 03/28/2018 at 11:51 PM

Re: “UVM Students Block Traffic to Pile Pressure on University President

Thanks to BLM for challenging an issue that the mainstream accepts as normal. Racism isn't going to disappear without confronting the system that institutionalizes it. Civil disobedience and boycotts are effective tools when negotiation fails. Negotiation that drags on indefinity wears everyone down. Get it done UVM. It's win win!

25 likes, 79 dislikes
Posted by leaterhune on 02/23/2018 at 7:03 AM

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