Monday news round-up

Here's a few quick news hits that caught my eye over the weekend.

A war between liberal and conservative bloggers has started in Vermont, with Green Mountain Daily striking the first blow against the Vermont Tiger. No one wins in these battles, folks.

Former Vermonter Frank Miller's first solo film that he wrote and directed – his take on Will Eisner's classic The Spirit comic strip – crashes and burns at the box office. It was probably not a good idea to launch the movie on Christmas Day considering the family-friendly competition. I haven't seen the film yet (in fact, I only watched "300" for the first time last week), since it is not playing here in Montpelier.

The New York Times profiled several Vermont restaurants over the weekend, including Waterbury's Hen of the Wood. 

Seems to be a quiet week at the Vermont Statehouse, although things will get busy there real soon. The only meeting on the agenda that I see this week is the Commission on Higher Education Funding Tuesday morning.

Health care activists hoping for big reforms under an Obama administration are holding hearings across Vermont to gather ideas. There's a meeting tonight in Guilford and another one scheduled for Montpelier this Saturday. Full details in tomorrow's Times Argus and Rutland Herald.

-Dan Barlow  

6 Responses to Monday news round-up

  1. Do not know why you thought it newsworthy to even bother mentioning or linking to the most recent Green Mountain Daily (GMD) blogwar post, this one regarding a particular post found on Vermont Tiger.
    It is not news by any stretch of the imagination and certainly is not worth mention of either.
    Although it is good to see the Vermont View blog being blogged once again, it would help if the posts posted to it stuck to what is actually newsworthy.
    That said, its the VPB/TA/RH’s blog to post whatever it chooses to it and my views about such are merely my opinion.

  2. Do not know why you thought it newsworthy to even bother mentioning or linking to the most recent Green Mountain Daily (GMD) blogwar post, this one regarding a particular post found on Vermont Tiger.
    It is not news by any stretch of the imagination and certainly is not worth mention of either.
    Although it is good to see the Vermont View blog being blogged once again, it would help if the posts posted to it stuck to what is actually newsworthy.
    That said, it is of course the VPB/TA/RH’s blog to post whatever it chooses to it and my views about such are merely my opinion.

  3. How come Green Mountain Daily isn’t on your blogroll? We’re a fairly large Vermont blog and have been around longer than some of the ones you’ve listed and, unlike some of what you have there, we’re actually based in Vermont.

  4. That was quick. Never mind my last comment :)

  5. “War?” What “war?” I saw something that pissed me off and blogged about it. What else is new? :)
    I agree with Morgan – not really a news piece, although I appreciate the link/traffic. Who knows? Maybe it’ll become a war. Hard to imagine caring enough to sustain one on this end, though. Life is too busy.