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The real-life saga of storyteller Malcolm "Mac" Parker continues to prove itself a better script than the original movie that prompted his legal and financial troubles. The movie, "Birth of Innocence," is currently only a five-minute trailer online, though a... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2011 at Blurt: The Seven Days Staff Blog
Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) on Wednesday was named one of ten "chief deputy whips" by Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD). Welch said he is the only of his class — 2006 — to hold one of these key leadership posts,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at Blurt: The Seven Days Staff Blog
Vermont's Rep. Peter Welch, who counts Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as one of his closest friends in the House, said the congresswoman's "kindness and graciousness knows no bounds." Welch issued a brief statement In the wake of today's shooting in Arizona.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2011 at Blurt: The Seven Days Staff Blog
Vermont's young professionals will get a chance to question two of the candidates for governor at a forum next Tuesday night. As Andy Bromage explained in this week's excellent cover story ("Friending Politics"), a plethora of young professional groups have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2010 at Blurt: The Seven Days Staff Blog
Burlington's City Council Monday night will decide whether to add an advisory referendum to the November ballot asking voters if they want to legalize — and tax — marijuana and hemp. The non-binding question would ask voters if they back... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at Blurt: The Seven Days Staff Blog
Two-term U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) is leading his GOP rival by more than 30 points, according to a recent phone survey of likely voters. The survey, conducted for Rasmussen Reports, gives Welch with an even greater lead over rival... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2010 at Blurt: The Seven Days Staff Blog
Mitch, it does not surprise me that you are ranked high (in BTVSMD nominations or via TweetLevel). Among the folks I follow in Twitter, you are among the most valuable who engage in "mindcasting". I, personally, find a lot of value in it and appreciate that you make me pause and, well, think. Especially, since you do have a more global audience and reach. To me, the overall value of the BTV hashtag or local folks like you and Rich and Gahlord is incredible. The BTV social media universe offers such an diversity of voices, influences and target audiences. Makes for a rich conversation. A nice complement to the place we live. Thanks, Rich, for posting this. Great food for thought. As Mitch notes, it's about who and what we're influencing and I appreciate posts that make me mull those very key social media metrics.
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Two of the state's largest labor unions have joined forces to endorse a single candidate in the Democratic primary: State Senator, and former Lieutenant Governor, Doug Racine. The endorsements have been in the works for more than a month with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2010 at Blurt: The Seven Days Staff Blog
Good evening and welcome. I’d like to extend a special welcome to newly-elected City Councilors Bram Kranichfeld in Ward 2, Emma Mulvaney-Stanak in Ward 3, and Kurt Wright in Ward 4. Congratulations should also go to those City Councilors re-elected... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2010 at Blurt: The Seven Days Staff Blog
Vermont's five Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls faced off against a packed house Monday night in South Burlington. The topic? The future of the state's community-based system for folks in need of mental heath and substance abuse treatment, as well as people... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2010 at Blurt: The Seven Days Staff Blog
Auditor Tom Salmon Speaks On Government Transparency and Personal Responsibility As Dickens wrote: “It was the best of times ... it was the worst of times.” This press conference is dedicated to warrior within all of us. Thank you all... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2009 at Blurt: The Seven Days Staff Blog
Around 6:30 p.m., the five Democratic candidates for governor will take the stage in Burlington for an hourlong forum where each will answer four questions about Vermont's environment. This is the second time the candidates will meet to talk about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2009 at Blurt: The Seven Days Staff Blog
Progressive State Rep. David Zuckerman (P-Burlington) is reaching out to Democrats as he contemplates a run for lieutenant governor. One option Zuckerman is entertaining is running in the Democratic primary, in an attempt to garner the backing of both Democrats... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2009 at Blurt: The Seven Days Staff Blog