Cabot, Vermont -In 2017 they told us, “we can’t do right by working Vermonters because we don’t have the votes to override the Governor’s veto.” Then we gave them enough votes to do just that… And on Friday the Vermont Speaker of the House sought to adjourn without achieving a livable wage. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of Vermonters continue to labor 40-60 hours a week at poverty wages (many thousands without healthcare). And throughout the five months during which the General Assembly was in session, they could not even be bothered to hold one single hearing on card check (S.36). But this should not come as a surprise…
A cookbook named America Cooks, published 1949, contains recipes from all over the states. In the rather short Vermont section I came across “Brattleboro Pudding”. There’s no background, origin or story, merely the recipe. So here goes, have at it.
1 cup molasses
1 teaspoon soda
1 cup milk
The Brattleboro VFW located at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Mon-Fri from 11:30 – 1:30. Specials listed below are only $6 a plate. Hand made burger, fries, sweet potato fries, wings, onion rings, soups and sandwiches are also available. Take outs available by calling 257-0438
The Putney Farmers’ Market will celebrate it’s 10th season on opening day, this Sunday, May 26th. Activities for the whole family include creating a collaborative community art project, traditional Celtic tunes by Gowan Brae, Birthday cake provided by the Putney Food Co-op and 25+ vendors.
The Putney Farmers’ Market features an array of local farmers and artisans offering a variety of fresh produce, mushrooms, pastured meats, grass-fed dairy (including ice cream!), preserves, prepared foods, herbal remedies and body care products as well as jewelry, cut flowers, pottery, handmade toys, clothing, shoes, and more!
May 27 CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY
May 28 Spaghetti & Meatballs
Imagining What Many GIs Who Lost Their Lives Might Be Saying On Memorial Day If They Could Speak From Their Graves: ‘While our family and friends mourn our absence, conglomerate owned media, after having used our patriotism to have us fight criminally unjust wars based on lies, now hypes our inglorious death as beautiful military service, blacking out our senseless massacres of millions over the last 60 years.’
SUMMER LOVE AND KISSES
Starring: Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin – 10:00 am
Starring: Diane Lane, Sandra Oh – 9:30 am
The Brattleboro Conservation Commission is kicking off a summer long effort to manage Japanese knotweed along the banks of the West River in the West River Park. Join us on Tuesday, May 28 at 4:30 PM to learn how to control this invasive as well as lend a hand in stewarding this important local resource.
Participants of all ages are welcome. Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather, and bring loppers or pruners to use for removing knotweed. You will also want to have good gardening or work gloves. Volunteers should meet at the entrance of the trail down to the West River. The Conservation Commission will have extra supplies available and is willing to show participants how to identify and cut the knotweed. Water and snacks will be provided.
A NASA clip from Apollo 17 mission (1972) shows astronaut Eugene Cernan examining rocks in the Taurus-Littrow lunar valley. The reflection in his visor appears to show the person taking the picture. Cernan is standing next to a large rock outcropping with a small instrument sitting on the dusty lunar surface in front of him.
Attached are some close-ups:
Windham Solid Waste Management District (WSWMD) is hosting two household hazardous waste events on Saturday, June 1, from 8 am until noon. One event is being held at the Vernon Town Office Building at 567 Governor Hunt Road in Vernon. The other event is at the Townshend Highway Garage, 1102 Grafton Road in Townshend.
Featuring a new menu including gluten-free chapati rolls, thali plates, and, of course, masala dosa. We will have Walpole ice cream again this year.
Come meet Kassie Harris, our new evening chef, who comes to us via Austin, Texas, and has cooked for Indian restaurants and food trucks there.
The Town of Brattleboro is looking for citizens to serve on the following committees and boards:
Agricultural Advisory Board
ADA Advisory Committee