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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of April 26

I-91

Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound.

Route 30

Night work adjacent to Route 30 will continue this week, but will not affect traffic.

The speed limit on Route 30 near the work zone has been reduced to 40 mph. Project-related truck activity on Route 30 will continue. Route 30 will be reduced to a single lane intermittently both day and night, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.

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Ethnocide in the Green Mountain State

While this is an event, it's such short notice I'm posting it as more of a PSA. A presentation by Prof. Fred Wiseman in Bradford, VT tomorrow (Sat., 04/24/2015) at 1 pm... this is a story which has not been told as openly as it merits.

Not just history, this is the ongoing situation of the Western Abenaki, the indigenous people who lived - and live - right here. Vermont, the poster child for tolerance and progressive politics, can do better. Link here.

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - April, 28, 2015

Brattleboro will adopt the PACE program, if all goes as planned, at the next (ir)regular Selectboard meeting on Tuesday at the Municipal Center. Issues between the Town and Vermont Energy Investment Corporation have been worked out and documents have been revised.

The rest of the agenda is a mix of liquor license approvals, grant applications, and items postponed from their previous meeting. Falling somewhat by the wayside for the moment are the previously scheduled presentations about comprehensive reviews of town operations and presentations about the changes to Brattleboro's land use regulations. 

You can attend in person, or watch on BCTV. Feel free to bring up other items not on the agenda during Public participation.

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Noticed Around Brattleboro - Spring 2015

Time for another installment of “what have you noticed in Brattleboro recently?”

Here are a few to get us started:

- Brattleboro Savings & Loan is building a new branch office at Black Mountain Square, near their ATM and next to the Radio Shack.

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Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 5:30pm in the Brooks Memorial Library community room.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8100

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Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 8:30am in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8100

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Mr. G's "Final Markdown" Closed

Mr. G's "Final Markdown" store in West Brattleboro has closed.  A note on the door says that the West Brattleboro store ceased operating on April 12, but that other store locations are still open.  The Mr. G's in North Walpole, NH is probably the closest to Brattleboro.

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Strolling of the Heifers Sets Theme, Seeks Parade Units, Volunteers

Strolling of the Heifers has announced its 2015 theme: “Love Your Farmer.”

The annual Strolling of the Heifers Parade takes place on Saturday, June 6 at 10 a.m. It is the centerpiece of a weekend full of events including a Friday, June 5 evening street festival, the 11-acre Slow Living Expo on parade day, and on Sunday, June 7, the Tour de Heifer dirt-road cycling rides, a Farmers Breakfast at The Marina, and a Farm Tour. 

The mission of Strolling of the Heifers is "connecting people with healthy local food, encouraging and facilitating innovation and entrepreneurship in the farm/food sector, and supporting the development of stronger local food systems and healthy, sharing, connected and resilient communities."

Founder and executive director Orly Munzing said, “We’ve grown from a small-town parade and festival into an organization that has a year-round set of programs related to that mission. But if you take away everything else, it all comes down to just those three words, ‘Love Your Farmer.’”

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of April 19

Brattleboro Time Trade:  www.brattleborotimetrade.org

Exchanging services, creating connections, strengthening communities, one hour at a time.

See below for more exciting Upcoming Events and learn what Time Trade can do for you!

How Time Trade Works: You do something for someone and earn time credits for your "bank," which you can then put towards someone else doing something for you! It's that simple - and amazing!

This week's fabulous listings, brought to you from California:

OFFERS (i.e. things people could do for you):

Permaculture Consultation
Dual Survivor
Offer to Share my Organic Garden Space in Brattleboro (Near
Exit 2)

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Town of Brattleboro Spring Leaf Pickups

The following dates have been scheduled for Brattleboro's curbside Spring Leaf Collection. Whereas in the past leaf pickup was determined by scheduled day of rubbish pickup, all locations will be picked up each Friday:

Leaf Pick Up Date

ALL RESIDENTS Friday, April 24, 2015

ALL RESIDENTS Friday, May 8, 2015

All leaves and clippings must be in brown paper leaf bags and at the curb by 7:00 a.m. on scheduled leaf collection days. Acceptable waste...leaves, grass, clippings, garden waste, twigs, no branches larger than 1" in diameter and 2 feet long. No other household trash is to be included.

NO PLASTIC BAGS or other containers will be accepted as the materials collected will be used for compost.

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