Month: December 2020

Anti-vaxxers don’t want to be guinea pigs, doctor says on “Generally Irritable”

Compulsory vaccination supporters “use the word ‘anti-vaxxer’ like it’s some kind of slur now,” Redic said. Where is that kind of malign response coming from? she asked.

Frustrated landowner says he will clear cut proposed Hardwick cell tower site

Days after public outcry prompted AT&T to petition the Public Utility Commission to dismiss its bid for a tower on Buffalo Mountain, landowner Gary Bellavance posted to a forum: “I’ve decided to clear cut Buffalo mountain.” The Bellavance property, he said, spans 40 acres of the Mountain. He wrote “What bothered me most was the fact that people can tell you what to do and how you need to manage your land. This is land I pay taxes on.”

Parrot smuggler gets two-year sentence

Rodriguez told law enforcement that he intended to give these birds to his mother and sister as Christmas gifts. The government questioned the credibility of that claim pointing out that these birds were collectively worth at least $10,000 and the defendant had a history of profit motivated crimes involving theft, fraud, and drug dealing.

Auditor: state-funded ‘job incentives’ go to Chittenden County businesses that would not have left VT

At least three-quarters of the businesses taking government ’employment incentive’ money to stay in Vermont would not have left the state regardless, a study by Vermont Auditor Doug Hoffer concludes. Furthermore, prosperous, well-employed Chittenden County derives more employment benefit from these programs than the rest of the state combined.