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Burlington, VT

Shumlin tours VY, visits Putney

what? Visited of Dec 18?  (Jan 23, 2011 | post #21)

Brattleboro Reformer

Blood always on the poor streets of Springfield Ma

It is a income amd jobs crisis.  (Aug 31, 2010 | post #35)

Brattleboro Reformer

Blood always on the poor streets of Springfield Ma

“In Franklin County, the number of foreclosure deeds rose 180 percent from 35 in the first seven months of 2009 to 98 in the first seven months of this year. For July alone, the number of foreclosure deeds is up 275 percent from four in July 2009 to 15 in July 2010.” That is a corridor from about Deerfield to the boarder of VY...wow. It is a small number but the increase is tremendous. Remember the wealthy are bailing out of their houses faster than the poor...are these the guys escaping from the city, Is this a wave coming to VT and NH?  (Aug 31, 2010 | post #34)

Brattleboro Reformer

Blood always on the poor streets of Springfield Ma

http://www.massliv e.com/news/index.s sf/2010/08/pioneer _valley_foreclosur es_up.html Pioneer Valley foreclosures up despite Making Home Affordable program Published: Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 8:47 PM Updated: Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 8:56 PM SPRINGFIELD - More Pioneer Valley homeowners are losing their homes to mortgage foreclosure despite the federal Making Home Affordable program designed to keep them in their homes. “There was a lot of talk about loan modifications,” said Justin H. Dion, an assistant professor of law at Bay Path College who also practices law with Bacon Wilson in Springfield. “In my experience, it’s just been a failure. The banks are still not equipped to handle the onslaught of people seeking loan umber of foreclosure deeds filed, typically the last step in the process, was up 51.02 percent from 294 in January through July in 2009 to 444 in the same time period this year, according to statistics released Tuesday by The Warren Group, a Boston-based provider of real estate data and publisher of Banker & Tradesman. For July alone, the number of foreclosure deeds was up 35.56 percent from 45 in July 2009 to 61 in July 2009. For Hampden County as a whole, the number of foreclosure deeds rose 67.32 percent from 456 in the first seven months of 2009 to 763 in the first seven months of this year. For July alone, the number of foreclosure deeds is up 54.93 percent from 71 in July 2009 to 110 in July 2010, also according to The Warren Group. In Hampshire County, the number of foreclosure deeds was up 105.66 percent from 53 in January through July of 2009 to 109 in the same time period of this year. For July alone, the number of foreclosure deeds were doubled in Hampshire County from nine to 18. In Franklin County, the number of foreclosure deeds rose 180 percent from 35 in the first seven months of 2009 to 98 in the first seven months of this year. For July alone, the number of foreclosure deeds is up 275 percent from four in July 2009 to 15 in July 2010. Statewide, the number of foreclosure deeds rose 59.66 percent from 5,434 in the first seven months of 2009 to 8,676 in the same time period this year. For July alone, the number of petitions rose 79.62 percent from 692 to 1,243.  (Aug 31, 2010 | post #33)

Brattleboro Reformer

Take my job! Please!

If you you ain't getting in excess of $20 bucks per hour it is not a living wage.  (Aug 31, 2010 | post #44)

Brattleboro Reformer

Entergy’s “Christmas Special”

Entergy’s “Christmas Special” Their targets are 3 nuclear power plants and numerous hospitals. Honestly, can the luck of Entergy get any worst? The cover for “The Christmas Special” (http://www.the-ch ristmas-special.co m/) displays a very interesting Christmas scene in the background with the foreground featuring a decorative Christmas ornament that shows a reflection of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant spewing a radioactive cloud over the city of New York. Hearne’s novel is a riveting thriller about a horrific terrorist attack that occurs in America early on Christmas morning. The book weaves real current events into a fictional scenario that is hard to dismiss as fantasy. The Christmas Special is a thought provoking political thriller revolving around a series of Christmas morning terrorist attacks. Beside the death and destruction wrought by these attacks, the selected day of execution could darken the sacred celebration of Christ’s birth for years to come. The spellbinding novel weaves together current events with fiction creating a sobering reality of an event whose actual occurrence is certainly probable. Their targets are 3 nuclear power plants and numerous hospitals  (Aug 31, 2010 | post #1)

Brattleboro Reformer

Is Entergy trying to sell Yankee?

I'll bet you the sale would be a big tax write off and they must have financial protections with a VY shutdown.  (Aug 31, 2010 | post #113)

Brattleboro Reformer

VY request to withdrawal from NE ISO

That is the problem, the professional folks are the most untrustworthy and untruthful people on the planet. They just got too much self interest invested in the game. All our institutional catastrophes emerge from the professional class and especially our engineering professionals...th e Macondo well blow out. This wasn’t caused by gas station attendants...it emerged from highly experienced advanced degrees engineers and scientist...the isolated class of people. I will buy the NRC professionals and a state of transparancy we don't have yet  (Aug 31, 2010 | post #16)

Brattleboro Reformer

Blood always on the poor streets of Springfield Ma

That is better! http://www.about-a lcoholism-facts.co m/ • Although 40 percent of U.S. college freshmen say they binge drink -- five or more drinks on one occasion -- a new study has discovered that up to 20 percent of male students go substantially beyond the binge-drinking threshold, consuming more than 10 or 15 drinks per drinking session. • Up to 80 percent of alcoholics have a deficiency in thiamine and some of these individuals will go on to develop serious brain disorders such as Wernicke–Korsakoff syndrome. • Alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse cost the United States an estimated $220 billion in 2005. This dollar amount was more than the cost associated with cancer ($196 billion) and obesity ($133 billion). • Every year in the U.S. more than 150,000 college students develop health problem that are alcohol-related. • The 9.6% of adult alcoholics drink 25% of the alcohol that is consumed by all adult drinkers. • Every day in the United States more than 13,000 children and teens take their first drink. • According to recent research, 62% of U.S. high school seniors reported that they have been drunk recently. • According to a study undertaken in 2002, at least 762,000 children that are born each year have been exposed to alcohol during the mother's pregnancy. • Alcohol is the third leading cause of preventable deaths in the United States. • 3 million Americans over the age of 60 are alcoholics or have serious drinking problems. • 3.1 million Americans, roughly 1.4% of the population 12 and older, received treatment for alcoholism and alcohol-related problems in 1997  (Aug 31, 2010 | post #29)

Brattleboro Reformer

a Unusual Eventa declared

Se how lenient the NRC has become...why not on 10% call a UE?  (Aug 30, 2010 | post #45)

Brattleboro Reformer

Coalition files with NRC over wet cables at Vermont Yankee

The ground detection system is very primitive at VY. To find a ground you generally have to isolate the ground by isolating power to each component...it is like a crap shoot. Some cables can’t be isolated without shutting down the plant. You have to shift tons of equipment around and that is very risk full....sometimes you have to open and close ten, twenty and maybe a hundred breakers to manually isolate a ground. It can be very dangerous if you have two grounds spinning around at the same time...you can get one hell of a huge current surge maybe even vaporizing everything along the way.  (Aug 30, 2010 | post #54)

Brattleboro Reformer

VY request to withdrawal from NE ISO

Yea but, the 11 pm news is, that VY shot their employees in the back? Entergy is telegraphing they expect VY not to be running after 2012...further, the new owners won’t be running it too.  (Aug 30, 2010 | post #4)

Brattleboro Reformer

Take my job! Please!

The talk in Springfield is, the dominance of the convenience store employees coming from India and especially Pakistan. The is no more whites, blacks and Hispanics working in their neighbor convenience stores anymore. Think about that when we Predator bomb in Pakistan?  (Aug 30, 2010 | post #28)

Brattleboro Reformer

Blood always on the poor streets of Springfield Ma

Why can't I change my home town?  (Aug 30, 2010 | post #15)