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Re: “Emails Detail Conflict in Choosing Burlington School Principals

The BTV "new" school board since taking control of a total mess of a district last year March great strides forward include: (1) revising the superintendent/board roles (perhaps the most important and least visible change); (2) dealing with the Obeng/Macias fiasco with Macias losing his guidance license and his job; and (3) completing a first time in years agreement with teachers relieving a continuous conflict between the Obeng administration and professional staffs.). Clearly Obeng himself--particularly in view of the continued disharmony of recent weeks over critical school principalships, a continuous revolving door since his arrival--adds more to the expectation he is a short timer in BTV. The board valiantly struggles to deal with the principals assignments recruited outside the normal timelines and given the fact BTV is scorned by every other educational leader in Vermont as the last place to seek employment, the board must continue to deal with the change process to reverse the recent years course that has seen a slow but steady decline in student performance. The proof is in the pudding. Tony Redington Burlington

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Posted by Tony Redington on 04/11/2019 at 9:12 AM

Re: “Burton Plans Entertainment Hub at Its Burlington Campus

Note the hurtful Champlain Parkway, a vestige of the 1960s car centric times, remains challenged with the Pine Street Coalition fighting for a new design process that will add not subtract from safety, reduce not increase climate change emissions, reduce not increase injuries, provide for the first time separate and safe walk and bike facilities (current design subtracts sidewalks on Pine Street), and saves acres of land for economic development, linear park space and protection of stressed Englesby Brook. Tony Redington, Pine Street Coalition

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Posted by Tony Redington on 01/09/2019 at 3:17 PM
Posted by Tony Redington on 01/09/2019 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Uprooted: Burlington Farmers Market Seeks a New Home

If we join together here in Burlington the proposed big metro design will be defeated at the polls in March in a ballot item, and the farmers' market allowed to continue (with some changes to reflect sensitivity to the Park ecology) while a more sensible "preservation" approach design (likely less expensive!) is developed. That plan needs to incorporate a workable long term farmers' market, perhaps with emphasis on farmers! Tony Redington Burlington

13 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Tony Redington on 11/04/2018 at 1:20 PM

Re: “Union Members Dispute Claim of 'Unanimous' Driscoll Endorsement

This really is a non-story. It is routine for union leadership and committees to look over the record of candidates, often with an interview, and make an endorsement. Unions follow representative governance and trustees or leadership undertake the serious business of political endorsements. I did so as a representative of about 1,000 Montpelier State employees Montpelier chapter. Union leadership does not determine how their members will vote but are tasked with selecting candidates best aligned with the union values and interest. Tony Redington, Vermont State Employees Association Retiree Chapter member

14 likes, 34 dislikes
Posted by Tony Redington on 02/17/2018 at 11:02 AM

Re: “Hood's Off: Burlington White Nationalist Attended Charlottesville Rally

Wonder what his view on ceding back American lands taken by force from Indian nations. All of us except for native Americans are immigrants and foreigners. Tony Redington Burlington

157 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Tony Redington on 08/15/2017 at 7:49 PM

Re: “Sinex to Proceed With BTC Mall Redevelopment After Stay Denied

One of the recent mis-statements by the Mayor and Sinex says the Planning Commission approved the Sinex project--it not only did not review the project but stated clearly in open session it was not judging one way or the other the zoning change, merely handing back to the Council the question. The important aspect here is that now many these issues will be argued as facts not as opinions. And all can eventually be appealed and decided by higher courts. Tony Redington Burlington

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Posted by Tony Redington on 05/28/2017 at 2:26 PM

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