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Brattleboro Spring Leaf Pick-up Schedule

TOWN OF BRATTLEBORO SPRING LEAF COLLECTION SCHEDULE

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 21, 2017

ALL RESIDENTS Friday, May 5, 2017

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.

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Church Street Closure

On Monday, April 10, 2017 and Tuesday, April 11, 2017, Church Street (between Green Street and Elliot Street) will be closed to all traffic from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm for operations related to the Central Fire Station upgrade.

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Barrett, Director of Public Works, at the Brattleboro Department of Public Works at (802) 254 – 4255.

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Linden Street Closure

On Tuesday, April 11, 2017 the Brattleboro Department of Public Works, Utility Divsion will be performing an emergency road closure for the southbound lane of Linden Street from Anna Marsh Lane to Chapin Street during the hours of 6:30 am until approximately 6:00 pm to repair a failed valve. Northbound traffic will still be able to travel on Linden Street.

There will be access to Chapin Street from Park Place. Heavy truck traffic travelling south bound on Linden Street/Route 30 will be assisted through the job site due to limited access in the detour. A detour will be clearly signed during the hours of the closure. DPW staff will also deploy electronic message boards on April 10th to notify the public.

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Applicants Sought For Forestry Scholarship

The Windham Regional Woodlands Association (WRWA) is currently seeking scholarship applications from Windham County high school seniors or college students interested in forestry or an allied field (e.g., wildlife management). WRWA will award one $3,000 scholarship for the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters ($1,500 per semester) to a Windham County resident attending or about to enroll in a two- or four-year college program in Forest Management or a related major. The deadline for applications is May 15, 2017.

For more information, email WRWA at windhamwoodlands@gmail.com or go to our website, www.windhamwoodlands.org, and click on Scholarships.

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Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 4:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at 7:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

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Next WBA Meeting, April 13th, with Cassandra Holloway of Prevention Coalition

The next monthly meeting of the West Brattleboro Association (WBA) will be held on Thursday, April 13th at 6:00 PM in the Hayes Court Community Room on Garfield Drive (just west of the West Brattleboro Post Office). The evening will include guest speaker Cassandra Holloway of the Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition, talking about efforts to address and prevent substance abuse.

The meeting will begin with a review of the treasury report, the 2017 budget, the Neighborhoods Fund, and BizUp/Commercial Spaces activities.

The nomination of Felicity Ratte as a new WBA board member will be voted on.

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of April 10th

I-91

Southbound I-91 traffic will remain on the old SB bridge (1 lane) through April. Northbound traffic has been shifted onto the new bridge structure (2 lanes). The new bridge structure is 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound.

A single lane closure for northbound traffic through the project limits will be installed as needed for construction activities throughout the week. Please follow advanced warning signs.

Route 30

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 may be reduced to a single lane intermittently, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.

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Town of Brattleboro Volunteer Energy Coordinator Position Available

The Brattleboro Selectboard recently announced that applications for the volunteer Town Energy Coordinator position are being accepted until 5:00pm on Monday, April 24, 2017. The position is defined in the Town Charter as follows: “Town Energy Coordinator: One 1-year term. The energy coordinator, created by the Vermont Legislature, reviews energy-related material received by the town and advises the town on energy conservation measures.”

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Selectboard Meeting Notes - New Board Members, New Plans and Perspectives

The newly-formed board had a range of regular issues as well as a few “getting started” issues to attend to at Tuesday’s meeting. Public participation also returned, giving the board some additional points of view to consider.

The board approved of grants, appointed committee members, bought a truck, and did other routine business. They also had some interesting discussions about issues of public participation, energy, town meeting advisories, as well as their own rules for conduct and the power of the Chair.

It was just one meeting, but there were some indications that this new board plans to approach things in slightly new ways.

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Things We Got Wrong

Some things we got wrong

 

The world was once considered flat.

Titanic was sinkable after all

Dewey never defeated Truman

Nixon was indeed a crook

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