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January 7 in Vermont History 📅
Landmark child labor law enacted, 1913; limits work week of children and women to 58 hours
- Vermont breweries carve out new distribution channels as pandemic wears on via VTDigger
Some have tapped into new markets, upping the quantity of beer they send out-of-state. Others have found new ways to deliver beer to Vermonters themselves.
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 05:45 PM
- Your MAX Advantage Forecast via WCAX3
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - That stubborn storm system is still offshore, flinging some clouds and a few flurries and snow showers around and across our region. We will see the system finally move far enough east, that flurries and snow showers will end and ...
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 08:11 PM
- Officials urge extra caution in light of new Covid strain via VTDigger
Stephen Leffler, president at the University of Vermont Medical Center ... miss a story with our daily headlines in your inbox. Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger doubled down on the safety measures ...
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 11:19 PM
- Legal expert looks at the case for President Trump’s impeachment via WCAX3
We asked a constitutional law expert if the president can be kicked out of office, just weeks before he’s set to leave.
Thursday, January 07, 2021 11:24 AM
- Off Message Montpeculiar: Luckily, This Was Not an Actual Legislative Session via Seven Days
The new, mostly remote session of the Vermont legislature goes live Wednesday with the typical annual ceremonial and procedural oaths, speeches and votes by
Thursday, January 07, 2021 12:25 PM
- Obituary: Jeff Boomhower, 1958‑2020 via Seven Days
Please consider giving a donation to the University of Vermont Cancer Center (UVM Medical Center Development Office, Courtyard at Given North 3rd Floor, Burlington, VT 05401) or to Vermont Home Health and Hospice (UVM Health Network - Home Health & Hospice ...
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 05:46 PM
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Dave's Corner 💭
It's terrible what happened yesterday in the capitol. What I found myself thinking about, and reflecting on, as the publisher of this newsletter, is what role Internet media had in this? Obviously there were other factors, and we all know what those were and they're easy to identify. But I think the slightly more subtle cause is that social media and online publications have distorted a significant portion of this country's grip on reality. Could those people really think they were going to overturn the election by storming the capitol building? Do they really think that's how the USA works? The education system and social media have failed these people if they have so little understanding of our system and the importance of the peaceful transition of power. And they don't have a proper sense of reality.
I have unfortunately communicated with some of these people. They have been so brainwashed by the false information that they have read on social media that they don't believe anything they hear to the contrary. Believe it or not, some of them even read this newsletter.
How do we fix this? I don't have the answers, but I do think a part of it is how we use social media. They're not going to delete Facebook and they're not going to delete Twitter (the main conduits of false information in my opinion). And the central problem is the demagogues, conspiracy theorists, and outright evil people who spread the false information that riles people up. But I think each of us that use social media have a part to play. We must be careful about what we share and re-share. We must think twice before we click that retweet button. Are we almost 100% sure the story is true? Have we identified its source as a reliable one? And have we checked our assumptions about that by the way? Just because our friend or a verified account shared it, it doesn't mean it's true. Is it worth the likes to possibly be wrong and be part of the problem?
This problem is only going to grow. It's incredibly easy to fake a tweet, and it's getting much easier to fake audio and video due to new so-called "deep fake" AI technology. So, not only am I suggesting that we should be scrupulous in believing what we see on social media. I am also suggesting that we have a responsibility to be extra scrupulous about what we share.
Latest Issues from SeeClickFix 👁
- Street Lights Out
Lamp post #15023 is out.
Ledgewood Cir Burlington, VT, 05401, USA
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 03:16 PM
Graffiti on City Signs
University Pl Burlington, VT, 05401, USA
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 02:54 PM
Uncovered hole in front of 6 Pine Street
6 Pine St Burlington, VT, 05401, USA
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 02:12 PM
- Shopping carts left near sidewalk
There are several shopping carts that have been left on grass near sidewalk on the south side of the ANew Place. Please remove these.
165 Shelburne Rd Burlington, VT, 05401, USA
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 01:03 PM
Its been two years now and every winter when the sidewalk plow comes up and down it degrades the sidewalk more and now most of it is dirt and stones and someone will trip on it more than once
51 Clymer St Burlington, VT, 05401, USA
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 12:35 PM
- Graffiti on private property
Tag on City Hall Park side of building.
173 College St Burlington VT 05401, United States
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 12:11 PM
Graffiti on signs along University Place
University Pl Burlington, VT, 05401, USA
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 11:49 AM
- Trash or Illegal Dumping
Illegal fireworks left on bench in public scenic outlook off of bike path. It is the new scenic outlook and between fitness station number four and North Beach.
05408 Burlington, VT, USA
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 11:39 AM
Graffiti on road surface. There is also one up on Deforest Heights Rd.
Iranistan Rd Burlington, VT, 05401, USA
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 11:38 AM
Graffiti on transformer box
39 Iranistan Rd Burlington, VT, 05401, USA
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 11:37 AM
- Xmas tree pickup missed
The Christmas tree pick-up missed Perrotta Place on Monday. Everyone's tree is still on the curbside.
4 Perrotta Pl Burlington, VT, 05401, USA
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 11:26 AM
Overstuffed Loveseat on porch.
9 Weston St Burlington VT 05401, United States
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 09:46 AM
- Trash or Illegal Dumping
Mattress in front yard leaning on front porch.
51 Hickok Pl Burlington VT 05401, United States
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 09:44 AM
Bad pothole in front of peace and justice store
37–107 Lake St Burlington VT 05401, United States
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 09:35 AM
- Recycling - Missed Pickup
Recycling has not been picked up on recycling yet this week.
Charlotte St Burlington, VT, 05401, USA
Wednesday, January 06, 2021 09:32 AM
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It may be objected that a man cannot subsist in the sun; but does it follow from thence, that God cannot or has not constituted a nature peculiar to that fiery region, and caused it to be as natural and necessary for it to suck in and breathe out flames of fire, as it is for us to do the like in air.
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