Friday, July 12th, 2013
In his weekly roundup scoreboard of Winners and Losers in the State of Vermont, journalist Paul Heintz reports the Winner, “F-35 coverage — The South Burlington City Council said it now supports basing F-35s in town. The Winooski City Council said it now opposes the planes. A group of medical professionals said they’re “bad for our children’s health.” And the Vermont Air Guard said they’re “the right fit” for Vermont. Like ’em or not, America’s next fighter jets were the talk of the town in Chittenden County this week.”
A tie goes to “The kids — Shumlin had an adorable audience of little kiddies Wednesday when he announced a new public-private partnership to expand access to pre-school in Vermont (They even kept us reporters on our best behavior). Asked during the presser at Williston’s Heartworks School whether he worried about the potential health impacts of F-35s on children, the gov said he didn’t know enough to comment. But when WPTZ’s Stewart Ledbetter asked Heartworks founder Louise Piche how kids at the pre-school react when F-16s fly overhead, she said some are “fascinated,” but others “really feel anxiety” and “cover their ears.”
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