On Election Day in March, Brattleboro voters will have the opportunity to tell the Selectboard to consider replacing the five-member Selectboard with one mayor.
The complete wording of the article which will appear on the ballot: “Shall the voters of the Town of Brattleboro advise the Select Board to amend the Brattleboro Town Charter to replace the Select Board form of governance with that of a mayoral form of governance?”
I encourage voters to reject this proposal for a number of reasons.
Spoiler Alert: If you plan to read The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope, be aware that I’m going to spill the beans on fairly major plot elements.
I bought it for the title – and the introductory essay by David Brooks, whose description of the novel’s contemporary relevance immediately evoked Donald Trump. It being 2017, I was vulnerable to the book’s themes, and ventured to embark on this 900 page account of British society circa 1870 and the fabulously wealthy foreigner who briefly upends their world. The book is, of course, The Way We Live Now, by Anthony Trollope. The disruptive foreigner is a Frenchman by the name of Augustus Melmotte, Esq., whose reputation and aura as the richest man in all the land soon has London society fawning at his feet.
LOVE IS ALL AROUND
Feb 3rd Paul Scofield, Wendy Hiller –9:30 am
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 $6.50 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
Jan. 27th – Jan. 31st
Mon – sloppy joes w/ fries or onion rings
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu January 27 to January 31
Jan. 27 Pork Adobo
The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Monday, January 27, 2020, at 5:00pm in the Mezzanine Meeting Room at Brooks Memorial library.
The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, January 27, 2020, at 5:30pm in the Meeting Room at Brooks Memorial Library.
The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at 6:15pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center. An ASL interpreter will be available for deaf and hard-of-hearing community members.
Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office
Hi All, I wanted to just share some communication from our Brattleboro Police Department’s Chief Fitzgerald concerning the recent increase in auto larcenies. This comes at my request to let everyone know rapidly that the town is aware of the uptick, is pursuing leads, and some further information on current laws regarding these distressing activities. Also please be aware that I’ve requested that either the Chief or Capt Carignan be present at our next two Selectboard meeting to answer any questions from the public. (January 28th and February 4th at 6:15 pm, Municipal Center)
From the Chief:
These are my personal opinions, (Cris Ericson, Chester, VT) and I think I’m right on these issues. People have
been complaining about these political issues for many years now, so why not take a moment and consider my ideas for solutions to these problems, you have nothing to lose. Or, you can just go back to your whining and complaining if you aren’t willing to listen to new and different ideas. Go ahead and stagnate. Stagnation is what happens when the Democrats and Republicans are not inclusive and refuse to allow other candidates in debates.
There is simply no way an impoverished and utterly demilitarized Nazi Germany, with no air force, a tiny navy, no armored vehicles, no heavy weapons and a tiny army, could have on its own, built its armed forces up to the most powerful military in the world during the first six years of Hitler’s rule of Germany in depression without the colossal and crucial investments in, and joint venturing by, top US
The Windham Southeast School District Diversity and Equity Committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020 in Room 146 at Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Road, Brattleboro.
I. CALL TO ORDER – 4:30 p.m. – Anne Beekman
Can you please post a reminder that petitions for Brattleboro Town Officers, Windham Southeast School District (WSESD) Board Members, and Town Meeting Members are available at the Town Clerk’s office. Town elections will be Tuesday, March 3 at the American Legion, and the Annual Representative Town Meeting, Saturday, March 21 at the Brattleboro Area Middle School.