by Peter Freyne
That's how the Seattle-native behind the counter at Uncommon Grounds described it. Cloudy, rainy, damp. Never been to Seattle. Nice of Seattle to come here, eh?
Hey, bet you didn't know Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders took to ribbon-cutting with as much ease and comfort as Republican Gov. Jim Douglas, now did ya?
This shot was off WCAX's coverage of last week's official grand-opening of the new Missisquoi Bay Bridge.
They say that it's all in the wrist and the eyes and the smile.
That's Democratic Sen. State Sen. Dick "Red Corvette" Mazza to Ol' Bernardo's right and Gov. Scissorhands is two down to his left.
"Inside Track" day here at the keyboard. A few irons in the fire for Wednesday's edition of Seven Days.
Busy day for the Guv on the road today. Crisscrossing the state to hold two bill-signings and two proclamation-signings ["Correctional Employees Week" and "Make-A-Wish Day"]. Not bad for a guy who didn't have time to sign the historic gender-equity bill last week, eh?
Hey, didn't Leslie Wright's front-page piece in the Freeps this morning about the old days of the upscale men-only Ethan Allen Club on College Street bring back some memories?
Jeezum crow. I remember passing it every morning back in the early 1980s about 5:45 a.m., walking up the hill to do the morning drive time news at 1390 WDOT-AM with Big John spinning the records, yes, records!
Things change, in fact, they're always changing, aren't they?
Got the Ol "Track" done and sent in to Pamster, excuse me, co-editor Pamela Polston. And Thomas Naylor from Second Vermont Republic called to tell us he'll be a guest on Bill O'Reilly tonight.
A lot of interest sparked, said Naylor, by the Sunday Associated Press story moved by John Curran, the guy who replaced Chris Graff at the A.P.'s helm in Montpeculiar. Ran a lot of places, obviously, but not in The Burlington Free Press. It's also available on the organization's website.
Didn't have a picture of Naylor, but I did have this one of veteran Vermont journalist Steve Longchamp and his dog Barkley. Took it Sunday on Church Street. That's Steve on the left.
This August, Mr. Longchamp the Photojournalist will mark his 24th year of being the guy behind the camera, holding it in all kinds of situations for Ch. 3.
Like yours truly, he's been spending a little time this year on Hospital Hill. Steve's bouncing back from a triple-bypass.
Looking good, too, eh?
I mean Steve, not the dog.