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Selectboard Meeting Notes - Municipal Broadband, A Rebellious Abatement, Potholes, and More

The Brattleboro Selectboard held a meeting full of exciting twists and turns. From a sudden interest in municipal broadband to a re-examination of requiring write-in candidates to pre-register, the meeting was full of surprises.

There were the scheduled issues as well with liquor licenses renewed, an animal control officer appointed, grants accepted, and so on, but even these provided curious side paths.  Consider, for example, that the board decided to willingly challenge what they felt was an unfair ordinance, all in the name of compassion.  Or the matter of the fly in need of rescue...  In short, it was an eventful meeting.  

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Canadians Got To Start Growing Recreational Marijuana This Weekend - It Won't Be Legal Until Summer Under Their Law!

Last night on AM talk radio I heard that Canadians had built a huge marijuana grow operation the size of 23 football fields. Today, I checked the internet news. Well, God Bless our relatives and neighbors to the north, they have gone all out! This gave me another idea: why don't we, the Americans, apply ahead of time for Federal Farm Subsidies, because naturally marijuana will be legal soon under federal laws in the United States of America.

NEWS FOR WORLD'S LARGEST MARIJUANA GROW-OP Something exciting just happened in Canada, Canopy Growth got funding and licensing to start the world's largest marijuana greenhouse operation, even though marijuana will not be legal for recreational use until the end of this summer, 2018 under their new Canadian law.  

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Brattleboro Parking Lot Snow Removal

The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect.

Snow and ice will be removed from the parking lots in the downtown area this evening.

Parked vehicles in the downtown parking lots must be removed by 1:00am or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - February 20, 2018

Remember the news about the $2.3 million pollution control grant? At their next regular meeting, the Brattleboro Selectboard will accept and appropriate those funds for reducing the debt on the waste water treatment facility.

The board will grant annual liquor licenses, consider abating some taxes, hear from new friends of cemeteries, consider a PILOT agreement for the Windham Solid Waste Management District, and more. You can always bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.

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Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 5:30pm in the Brew Barry Conference Room #2 at the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
230 Main Street, Suite 208
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 251-8100

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Pocahontas

Donald Trump has a penchant for insulting people. A favorite target is Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.). He regularly calls her "Pocahontas" as a slur.

Today Warren went to the National Congress of American Indians to address the issue. And what she said was powerful.

Warren addressed head-on the controversy over her claims to Native American heritage and the president who
keeps calling her “Pocahontas” because of them.

Here’s an excerpt from Elizabeth Warren’s speech:

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I Found Your Ukulele

To Whomever lost their ukulele,

I found it on Tuesday morning February 13, 2018.

Please contact me via email at booksfromvermont at yahoo and describe the uke, and where you lost it, so I can get it back to you.

Rolf

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Brattleboro Closures on Presidents' Day

In observance of Presidents’ Day, all Brattleboro Town offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018, with the exception of emergency services.

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday and Monday, February 18 and February 19. All other violations will be enforced.

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Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Tree Committee will meet on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6:30pm in the conference room at the Gibson Aiken Center located at 207 Main Street.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 5:30pm in the Tyler Conference Room at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
230 Main Street, Suite 208
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 251-8100

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Downtown Brattleboro Parking Lot Snow Removal

The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect.

Snow and ice will be removed from the parking lots in the downtown area this evening.

Parked vehicles in the downtown parking lots must be removed by 1:00am or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

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