Burlington Board of Health
The Stop the F35 coalition’s community meeting at the Chamberlin School in So. Burlington the night before was well attended and that was wonderful. But regrettably not many folks attended the BOH meeting, so it may have seemed as though not many area residents were concerned. (Folks did not have to live in Burlington to voice their concerns.)
SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate John MacGovern doesn’t think the U.S. Air Force should base F-35 fighter planes at the Vermont Air National Guard base at the Burlington International Airport because the planes are out of character with the area.
MacGovern said Thursday he was strong on defense and supported the role of the National Guard in Vermont and the nation, but the upcoming decision that could result in the planes being based in Vermont would be bad for the community and the military because the planes are so noisy they could disrupt lives and drive down property values………