Dusting off an old tactic

Dusting off an old tactic

There are 12 comments on the Bennington Banner story from Oct 21, 2010, titled Dusting off an old tactic. In it, Bennington Banner reports that:

I don't completely agree with everything that is proposed in Bob Matteson'srecently released assessment of Bennington concerning the possible solutions to the problems that confront the town.

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mama

Bennington, VT

#1 Oct 22, 2010
Please banner, I beg of you. Can you take away this weekly rant? I might even buy the banner. Every time I open it to this blather, I just close it up again.
Can't you find a less vindictive individual, who can write about topics without descending into snarky remarks???
sam i am

United States

#2 Oct 22, 2010
Oh come on. Just stating what happened at that meeting. The economy has changed since 2008 industry 0. Commercial TBA. Zone it commercial and build there
Liberty

Rutland, VT

#3 Oct 22, 2010
mama wrote:
Please banner, I beg of you. Can you take away this weekly rant? I might even buy the banner. Every time I open it to this blather, I just close it up again.
Can't you find a less vindictive individual, who can write about topics without descending into snarky remarks???
I read your comment before I read the commentary and immediately said to myself, this must have been another Alden Graves column. Sure enough. They keep him probably just because he is provocative. Typically I try not to get drawn in by him and avoid posting on his columns just so it will fade quickly into the nearest dark corner. Ignore him and he will go away. Oh and I never did read the column, I just opened it to see if my suspicions were correct on who the author was.

Since: Aug 09

Barnet, VT

#4 Oct 22, 2010
IDK...sounds like a prime spot to put new town offices, lol. Shouldn't the owner be forced to re-test? Seems to me if any effort to decontaminate were made, it would would be a positive thing to have the test done. Could always build a prison there...obvioiusly it's unwanted land, I'm surprised the state hasn't decided to take it over and do so. I know many ppl are opposed to prisions in their community but think of the revenue, jobs etc, and the state would be able to keep some of their criminals in-state instead of paying other states to house our undesirables.
Warner Brothers Star

Brattleboro, VT

#5 Oct 22, 2010
Come on people.

Why do we want to change things. If we hadn't rezoned the race track (there's a reason they call it the flats) and hayfield to industrial, there never would have had Marky's place of employment there. Bennington might have been blessed with never having his flatlander sss move there.

Could we rezone it for NASCAR? After all that would be closer to the ORIGINAL use, for all those people who expect new industry to come to Bennington, along with unicorns, the Easter bunny, magic leprechauns and bigfoot.

“Congrats to Green Bay”

Since: Jun 08

Pittsburgh, Pa

#6 Oct 22, 2010
Warner Brothers Star wrote:
Come on people.
Why do we want to change things. If we hadn't rezoned the race track (there's a reason they call it the flats) and hayfield to industrial, there never would have had Marky's place of employment there. Bennington might have been blessed with never having his flatlander sss move there.
Could we rezone it for NASCAR? After all that would be closer to the ORIGINAL use, for all those people who expect new industry to come to Bennington, along with unicorns, the Easter bunny, magic leprechauns and bigfoot.
NASCAR???? What the hell Elmer, NASCAR doesn't race on dirt tracks
and even if they did pave the track, those folk who flock to Lebanon Valley regularly would no longer bath because they wouldn't be coming home looking like they just exited a coal mine... Good ole Lebanon Valley, shine up your ride and head to the Valley and spend all day Sunday trying to remove the grit without ruining the paint and chrome.... And then there is my favorite, Budweiser topped off with dirt, "YUMMY"!!!!! Great for the kidneys.......
Warner Brothers Star

Brattleboro, VT

#7 Oct 22, 2010
X-Vermonter wrote:
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NASCAR???? What the hell Elmer, NASCAR doesn't race on dirt tracks
and even if they did pave the track, those folk who flock to Lebanon Valley regularly would no longer bath because they wouldn't be coming home looking like they just exited a coal mine... Good ole Lebanon Valley, shine up your ride and head to the Valley and spend all day Sunday trying to remove the grit without ruining the paint and chrome.... And then there is my favorite, Budweiser topped off with dirt, "YUMMY"!!!!! Great for the kidneys.......
That (Lebanon valley) is the future of B. town on the upside.
Warner Brothers Star

Brattleboro, VT

#8 Oct 22, 2010
X-Vermonter wrote:
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NASCAR???? What the hell Elmer, NASCAR doesn't race on dirt tracks
and even if they did pave the track, those folk who flock to Lebanon Valley regularly would no longer bath because they wouldn't be coming home looking like they just exited a coal mine... Good ole Lebanon Valley, shine up your ride and head to the Valley and spend all day Sunday trying to remove the grit without ruining the paint and chrome.... And then there is my favorite, Budweiser topped off with dirt, "YUMMY"!!!!! Great for the kidneys.......
As an alternate, how about a buggy whip factory?
LSU

Bayonne, NJ

#9 Oct 22, 2010
Warner Brothers Star wrote:
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As an alternate, how about a buggy whip factory?
I like the way you think Elmer, how about just a whip factory and lots of other leather items!!!!
Warner Brothers Star

Montpelier, VT

#10 Oct 22, 2010
LSU wrote:
<quoted text>I like the way you think Elmer, how about just a whip factory and lots of other leather items!!!!
Stevie, heading to Key West for the Bacchanalia on Halloween? You seem to thinking a lot about leather and whips!
Warner Brothers Star

Montpelier, VT

#11 Oct 22, 2010
X-Vermonter wrote:
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NASCAR???? What the hell Elmer, NASCAR doesn't race on dirt tracks
and even if they did pave the track, those folk who flock to Lebanon Valley regularly would no longer bath because they wouldn't be coming home looking like they just exited a coal mine... Good ole Lebanon Valley, shine up your ride and head to the Valley and spend all day Sunday trying to remove the grit without ruining the paint and chrome.... And then there is my favorite, Budweiser topped off with dirt, "YUMMY"!!!!! Great for the kidneys.......
When did you relocate to Helsinki?

Ever been to Italy? Mrs. Fudd wants to go next spring. Looking for places that would be out of Marky's price range (that means a number above zero).
Sick of it

Harwich, MA

#12 Oct 26, 2010
Columns are like TV. If you don't like what you're watching simply change the channel.

All of you who show up here to trash Graves' column are actually guaranteeing that he has a column. The editor can see the comments and knows that morons like you are reading his stuff; and then wining about it.

Brilliant.

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