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A Christmas Message from Ben and Jerry

Ben & Jerry's co-founders send a Christmas message to Donald Trump:

“Jerry and I finally found something that we have in common with Donald Trump -- we all love Oreo cookies!"

In the spirit of Christmas, this is their video message to the Donald.

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsvukN8LpWc

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Selectboard Meeting Notes - Number of Things, The Annual Hurting Of Feelings, and Climate Action

The Brattleboro Selectboard had numbers on the agenda for their final meeting of 2017. Budget numbers, audit numbers, financial reports, grants, and even dates on the calendar. They talked about numbers, reviewed numbers, noted errors and omissions, and made calculations.

They also had the annual visit from the designated downtown organization to hear about workplans and budgets. If you were expecting this to go smoothly, think again. Traditions must be kept...

In other matters, Brattleboro is taking action regarding climate action by joining the Vermont Climate Action Coalition.

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Brattleboro Holiday Closures

In observance of the Christmas holiday:

Brattleboro Town offices will close at 12:00 noon on Friday, December 22, and will be closed through Monday, December 25, 2017, with the exception of emergency services.

Brooks Memorial Library will be open for regular hours on Friday, December 22. It will close at 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 23, and will remain closed through Monday, December 25, 2017.

All Recreation & Parks programs scheduled after 1:30pm on Friday, December 22 will be held as scheduled. The Nelson Withington Skating Facility will be closed on Sunday and Monday, December 24 and 25.

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Monday Night Snow Removal on Western Avenue

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 streets in the downtown area this evening.

Parked vehicles in the Western Ave area and side streets must be removed by 11:00pm or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

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Brattleboro Town Manager FY19 Budget Memo

The Brattleboro Selectboard will meet tomorrow (12/19 at 6:15pm) as previously warned. Town Manager Peter Elwell was asked to provide the Selectboard with a summary of Unfinished Business in connection with the FY19 Budget discussions. Attached is a copy of his memorandum (which has also been posted to the Town’s website under Selectboard Supporting Documents, New Business Part 2).

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

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - December 19, 2017

The Brattleboro Selectboard will have their regular meeting on Tuesday, and will take up quite a few financial matters. They'll review their FY17 budget additions, review errors and omissions to the Grand List, consider financial reports, close out a grant, review Downtown Alliance workplans and budget, join a climate action effort, and more. You can bring up other matters not on the agenda during public participation.

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Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 8:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

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

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Selectboard Special Meeting Notes: The 12 Items of Budget-mas

The Brattleboro Selectboard had a special Thursday meeting to discuss other items not currently in the FY19 budget. This list included possible new employees, equipment, training, funding, and even some consideration of a donation to the skatepark project.

You can sing along at home. See below.

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Savings Bank of Walpole To Join New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB)

Savings Bank of Walpole to join New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB)

New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Savings Bank of Walpole (SBW) to join its organization. New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp, a mutual holding company, was formed in 2013 when two New Hampshire-based community banks, Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack) and Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) formally affiliated – the first relationship of its kind in New Hampshire. In 2015, MillRiver Wealth Management became the third subsidiary when it was created from the investment services arms of
MVSB and the Merrimack.

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Brattleboro Parking Lot Snow Removal Tuesday Night

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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