tapplinx | Seven Days | Vermont's Independent Voice

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Re: “Burlington School District Places Embattled Counselor on Leave

Q: is the leave paid or unpaid ?
please revise to report this - it's an important part of the story

if it's paid it's a slap in the face to the community
it says that you can screw up, do your job so badly the state files charges against you
you can falsify a student's transcript -
and get a paid leave
how charming - essentially an extended vacation
and likely a nice exit package and letter of recommendation if we do fire you

17 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by tapplinx on 09/14/2018 at 10:42 PM

Re: “Investigator: 'Unprofessional' Burlington High School Guidance Director Faked Transcript

Id be interested to know how long hes been in this job and where he came from. Were there problems before at other jobs? Also, interested to know how much he makes. Please explain what happens if he loses. Can he keep this job without a license? Is he entitled to it back after the suspension? It would seem to me that doctoring a transcript is a fireable offense (and also maybe a crime). Student 1 is walking around as a BHS graduate but hasnt really done enough to earn that?! That is a big deal. Why is this guy still employed? And, yes, please find out why this principal supports him. (btw, the principal should catch heat for censoring the student paper - that action shows really poor judgement )

20 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by tapplinx on 09/12/2018 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Burlington Fishing Pier to Close During Marina Construction

Another in a long line of neo-con mayor-developer give-aways to the rich at the expense of everyone who aint.
What do we have here? likely the nicest waterfront spot gone and it will never be the same when it reopens what with the massive out of scale privately owned marina next door

Who wins? once again a private developer who is making money on the Burlington waterfront
I remember when 7 days wrote about this marina a few years ago a lazy piece that didnt mention the terms of the deal.

7 days tell us who this developer is what are his political contributions, what are the terms of his deal? I bet youll never do this the 1% owners of 7 days aren't interested in pissing off MW .
How is it that he can just ask to have this pier closed? what about the people? what were the terms of the deal for public access during construction? do your job 7 days report this. where are the public hearings on the closure? -

File this one with the give-away of the largest parcel of undeveloped land in the city lake front condos for the rich, an out of scale, mall giveaway, a highway on the waterfront, the F35s, a publicly owned utility sold to an out of state private company when it didnt have to be

MWs neo-con reign has changed the city for the worse and this wont be undone during our lives

I remain interested to see if another long-shot spoiler helps split the vote and give him another term when he runs again -

11 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by tapplinx on 05/28/2018 at 4:56 PM

Re: “Woman on the Rise: Becca Balint's Ascent From Stay-at-Home Mom to Senate Majority Leader

Boring hagiography. Writer could not find one single person to say one single bad word about her? Please. Fail. Next time, do some leg work lazy reporting

reporter hit all her co-workers speaking on the record saying how wonderful she is.

Major miss here: I noticed she seems very focused on women to the exclusion of men if she were a man and behaved like this (all men all the time mindset) your reporter would have noticed this

1 like, 3 dislikes
Posted by tapplinx on 03/07/2018 at 7:02 PM

Re: “'The Last Minute to Play': Oil Mogul Skip Vallee Takes the Fight to Cancer

Paul clearly has a thing for shitbag republican men how much time did he spend with that republican consultant from Stowe and now this over long boring sob story.

Once again, you have to wonder where the editors were on this so much ink for so little.

Here is what would have made this much better:
Why didnt he find a mapleields employee or two suffering from cancer and find out how much the company pays for their healthcare or how they still have go to work after their round chemo where poor skip has a long walk in central park after a brief stopover at his park ave apartment.

Once again Paul with his man crush on republican men lobs softball questions and misses the big story.

You can only hope that the next time you read about skip v its his obituary which, since he still got the cancer after 8 months of treatment should thankfully not be too long now.

2 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by tapplinx on 03/07/2018 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Weinberger Secures Third Term As Burlington Mayor

again 7 days and its lazy reporting misses the real story:

Here it is:
MW would have been out if we still had instant runoff voting. - the dems hated instant runoff after kiss won - the same thing might have happened here - CD might very well have pulled it out in round two -

that is a real shame. Why? Because now burlington is saddled for three more years with this neo-con developer in chief who never saw a new building he didn't like. someday the history of burlinngton will be written and MW's initial razor thin freak win and this sad election where he undoubtedly benefited from a split vote will be part of the story.

in three more years his damaging legacy will be even more complete - how will a highway running along the waterfront suit you? this guy actually wants to resurrect the circ highway - what is this 1975? smart cities are not looking to build highways on their waterfront

this guy is out to line his pockets and the pockets of his millionaire developer buddies - more big buildings more missed opportunities - a real shame -
ps - of course the rich ladies who own 7 days probably love MW and it sure shows in this article and reporting

14 likes, 23 dislikes
Posted by tapplinx on 03/07/2018 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Bernie Sanders: Trump Should 'Think About Resigning'

Always interesting to see the comments on a Bernie story in 7days
Where do the Bernie haters come from on this site I doubt many are voters in VT.
At least two commenters so far bringing up Bernies nearly 50 year old essay on rape. Please. nice try but try for a more recent example - how about something in the last generation.
I am surprised some of you Bernie haters havent found a way to start moaning about his lakefront weekend place your favorite topic. As if a man who has made well over 100K a year for nearly 30 years should not be able to afford a 600K weekend house.
I am sure some hater can find a way to combine the 50 year old rape essay + jane's B College deal and the lake front house - please try - you can do it.
What you haters cant get over is that Bernie has more integrity in his left nut than trump and his thieving criminal family combined.

8 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by tapplinx on 12/10/2017 at 1:42 PM

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