NEWS SHORTS: At 3:39 this morning, Vermont State Police received a call that a resident of a home on Lamkin St in Highgate had been awakened by two males allegedly impersonating Vermont Fish & Game Officers. Small amount of Pfizer vaccine to reach Vermont December 10. Barre flag-flying schedule listed.
Barre to fly BLM, Thin Blue Line flags / Helping VT media understand their bias / Portland Oregon dystopia future of VT? / Archer Mayor in car crash / Fernandez on socialism
A pro-BLM flag supporter on the Council condemned the “hatred” of the pro-police flag, and said there are people in Barre who “cannot see past their hatred.”
Vermont conservatives – and Trump supporters in particular – are media shy. At numerous Trump rallies this reporter has asked flag-waving, sign-carrying, “USA” chanting Vermonters to tell me why they support the president. Those willing to answer usually refuse to give their names. Social and family repercussions are feared. Worse, they tell me they’re worried about losing their jobs.
Despite the obvious gentrification of the Portland, Oregon neighborhoods where I grew up, ten years ago there were no tent cities scattered along the city-scapes. Now there are too many to count. Trash and garbage were rarely an eye sore along the shoulders of the inner-city freeways. Today it appears as though little to no money is in the budget for keeping the roads clean.