Two Activists Charged With 15 Felonies For Privacy Violations VS. Google & Facebook Charged With None!By CrisEricson2016 | Wed, March 29 2017
In the news: 2 activists who filmed undercover videos of Planned Parenthood are charged with 15 felonies. Also in the news: no more internet privacy for me and you, your emails and internet messages can be sold without your knowledge!So, what difference does it make TO YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS if a conversation is in writing, such as in an email, and you thought that only the person or persons you were sending the email to would be reading it - or if your communication is in spoken words with someone?
When you are on Facebook or Google or any other internet entity, aren't they sitting in on your conversations and seeing and recording everything?
WKVT Radio will present a live broadcast of a public forum on the topic of Civics and Civics education from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Thursday, March 30 in the Meeting Room at the Brooks Memorial Library.
Panelists will include Vermont Secretary of State, Jim Condos; former Chair of the Vermont State Board of Education, Stephan Morse; Brattleboro Area Middle School Social Studies teacher, Anne Koplinka-Loehr; and Matt Wright from Brattleboro Indvisible.
(This is not my list)
- You know there's no meaningful difference between major political parties
- You understand that the Federal Reserve, or international central banking more broadly, is the engine of our economic problems
- You know that preemptive war is never necessary
- You know that you're being systematically poisoned, how, by whom, and why
- You understand that government can never legislate morality, nor should they
Vermont House of Representatives will VOTE on legalization of marijuana, maybe today! Call 1-802-828-2228 and leave a message for your Representative. The Clerk should give your Representative a note card with your message!
"Speaker Mitzi Johnson has scheduled debate on the marijuana bill to come first, on Tuesday and Wednesday. H. 170 would allow adult possession of up to one ounce of pot. The bill would also permit adults to cultivate marijuana at home -- limited to two mature marijuana plants and four immature plants. No sale or taxation is permitted."
The Joy of Biofuels
There is a loose collective of people in the region who run our cars on biofuels. We generally find vintage diesel VW's and Mercedes Benzes, convert them to accept an unfamiliar fuel and drive around town in an almost climate-neutral manner smelling of french fries or onion rings. Old cars are much more forgiving than newer models, and better lend themselves to owner maintenance. One of the big downsides is parts. Finding a power window motor for a 1980 Benz 300D can take a week on Google. Finding trim parts for a 1980 Scirocco can be impossible.
Stop by for Drop-in Scrabble, weekly on Wednesdays at 6 pm. No need to bring anything; we've got the boards and tiles. Newcomers welcome. See you there. Every Wenesday, except for the first Wednesday of each month, when you might want to drop in for the First Wednesdays lecture series!
Join us for a Vermont Humanities Council First Wednesdays lecture at Brooks Memorial Library. On April 5 at 7 pm, Middlebury College professor Erin Sassin examines how American reformers and homeowners have, in pursuit of “the simple life,” attempted to reinvent the form and idea of the single-family home, from farmhouses and communal experiments to the current tiny house phenomenon.
The Windham Regional Career Center at Brattleboro Union High School is pleased to announce their Community Education and Training Programs for this spring. Betsy Gentile, Workforce Development Manager and Adult Education Coordinator has coordinated 16 community education and training programs to meet the needs of area employers and their employees as well as providing personal and professional enrichment opportunities for all community members.
The Brattleboro Selectboard swore-in two new members (and one returning) Monday evening. New Town Clerk Hilary Francis administered the oath of office to Brandie Starr, Tim Wessel, and David Schoales at a special meeting.
Officers were also appointed: Kate O’Connor is the new Chair., Vice Chair is Brandie Starr and Tim Wessel is the Clerk.
(This may be the first time women have served as Chair and Vice Chair together in Brattleboro. Can anyone think of another time?)
The Brattleboro Shop is now open.
As most people know, I’m a big fan of both Brattleboro and local history. I’ve combined those two passions into a project that others can enjoy - The Brattleboro Shop. It’s an online gift store with exclusive, unique Brattleboro-centric gifts and goodies.
My fun comes from re-making old logos and designing retro-looking artwork. It’s good practice for me to study old lettering and to try to imitate old poster styles, and it is joyful to give some of these old designs new use.
You get to benefit by having access to some really neat, new, unique Brattleboro gifts.
April 3, 2017 5:30-7:00 pm at The Brooks Memorial Library (Main Level)
Join The Commons and the COR (Community Opioid Response) Committee for a discussion on what is being done and what resources are available to tackle the opioid problem in our community.
The evening includes a panel discussion with members of the Turning Point of Windham County, the Brattleboro Police Department, the Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition, Habit Opco, and The AIDS Project of Southern Vermont's Syringe Support Program.
Grammy-winning Jazz Guitarist John Jorgenson works with Windham County students and teachers spotlighting creativity in learning and living
MONTPELIER, Vt. – Thirty-nine teachers from 15 schools in nine communities around Vermont are involved in an ambitious and creative enterprise involving world-renowned jazz guitarist John Jorgenson. The year-long, multi-disciplinary, cross-curricular project will culminate in April when Jorgenson – who has played with such diverse musicians as Elton John, Luciano Pavarotti and Bonnie Raitt – performs at four community concerts in April in Brattleboro, Stowe, Barre, and Randolph.
BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 3/27/17
Monday, March 27, 2017
12:00 am 1st Wed: Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
1:30 am Artistree Presents: Julian Gerstine
3:05 am North Branch Nature Center: Native Bee Conservation
4:30 am Brattleboro Food Co-op Store Tour
"Article 4: Shall general obligation bonds or notes of the Brattleboro Town School District in an amount not to exceed Three Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($350,000), subject to reduction from future state and federal grants-in-aid and the application of future reserves, payable over a term not to exceed ten (10) years, be issued for the purpose of making heating system improvements to the Green Street School, the estimated cost of such improvements being Nine Hundred Forty-Six Thousand Dollars ($946,000)? This article shall be voted upon by Australian ballot."
Yes = 114
No = 6
Make new friends while having fun with your child! Brattleboro Area Jewish Community is excited to
offer a Jewish-based drop-in playgroup for parents/caregivers and their infants and toddlers (0-5 years).
Bagels and Blocks is a facilitated parenting group as well as an activity group for infants and toddlers. These fun and friendly gatherings feature songs, stories, crafts, snacks, and free play. Playgroups are on the 1st Sunday of each month and are free and open to all.
Dear Library Community,
Thank you so much for your patience during the remodeling project downstairs! We know that being closed for a week was tough, and a big adjustment, and we appreciate that. On Monday morning we will be open for business as usual at 10 am. Come and see our new, spacious layout!
We look forward to showing you around :)
~Your Library Staff
Since yesterday (Friday the 24th), I have received no fewer than 9 phone calls from the Past POTUS.
(I'm not kidding)
He has yet to hang around long enough for me to find out what he wants.
Does anybody know?
Good morning and welcome to the 2017 Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting coverage.
You can watch the proceedings live on BCTV and follow along here throughout the day.
As always, I apologize in advance for misspellings. Feel free to chime in with your own thoughts and commentary at any time.
The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special organizational meeting on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 5:30pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center. An ASL interpreter will be available for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community members.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 5:30pm in the Brooks Memorial Library Meeting Room.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office