As elections wrapped up in the Municipal Center, the Brattleboro Selectboard (minus John Allen) met at Brooks Memorial Library. They carried on regular business at a long table, with Selectboard at one end and Town staff at the other.
The board had much to say about the recent walk across the I-91 bridge. They also granted three liquor licenses, learned about a new financial report to aid them through facility construction, and set in motion a plan to change the speed limit along a portion of Rt. 142.
From: Don McLean
Town of Guilford
Board of Civil Authority
Town & School District Meeting March 7, 2017 9:00 pm
Unofficial Results of Australian Balloting
The quick results:
Brandie Starr and Tim Wessel will fill the available one year seats on the Brattleboro Selectboard. David Schoales, running unopposed will return in a 3 year seat.
Bag Ban non-binding resolution passes.
Compassionate City non-binding resolution passes.
Full unofficial results attached. Explore and analyze!
It's Town Meeting Day in Vermont.
If you haven't already done so, take some time today to go to the Municipal Center on Main Street to cast your vote for town officers and issues. Polls are open until 7 pm, and we'll have the unofficial results here for you when they tabulated and shared.
BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 3/6/17
Monday, March 6, 2017
12:00 am Confronting Racism Pt2
3:20 am At Landmark: Tom Wessels, Self-organization 2/20/17
5:00 am GMMT: Friday News Show
5:30 am Brattleboro Mass Rally at TD Bank 2/22/17
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu March 6 to March 10
March 6 - Greek Bean Bake
Bill Gates, with $75 billion owns at least twice as much wealth as the poorest 1/10th of humanity - 750 million fellow human beings suffering hunger throughout the year and watching millions of their children die of starvation. If Bill gave the UN the $30 billion it needs to end hunger everywhere for one year, he would drop to fourth richest person in the world. Trump could have the 540 US billionaires raise that $30 billion.
The Brattleboro VFW at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served from 11:30 - 1:30. Specials are only $6 a plate. Burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken wings, soups and sandwiches are also available.
Take outs available by calling 257-0438.
Mon - grilled ham & cheese w/ tomato soup
Tues - mushroom swiss burger w/ fries or onion rings
Wed - chicken parmesan w/ spaghetti
Thur - meatloaf, mashed potato, gravy & veg
Fri - homemade seafood chowder w/ a salad
Are there enough people from Vermont and Western Massachusetts to merit engaging an extra passenger car or two on the train? Read on and respond soon! (by Monday)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders call on our allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully march on Washington DC on Friday March 10. Standing Rock and Native Nations will lead a march in prayer and action in Washington D.C. from the Mall to the White House beginning at 10am. After the march, we will gather for a rally at the Ellipse. It is here we will make our demands to the new administration.
A beautiful, clear, cold day in Brattleboro for a town field trip to the new I-91 bridge, for a rare chance to walk across the bridge before it is opened to traffic. Many people took advantage of the offer of free bus rides to the site, departing from the BUHS parking lot at regular intervals.
Funding Information Network Provides Resources for Local Grantseekers
Brattleboro, Vermont, February 27, 2017 – Nonprofit organizations and other grant seekers in the Brattleboro area now have access to a valuable collection of resources at the Brooks Memorial Library, which has become a Funding Information Network partner with Foundation Center.
The next monthly meeting of the West Brattleboro Association (WBA) will be held on Thursday, March 9th at 6:00 PM in the Hayes Court Community Room on Garfield Drive (just west of the W Bratt PO). After a review of the treasury report and the 2017 budget, the Neighborhoods Fund, and BizUp activities, the WBA will discuss various potential uses of the balance in the Sign Fund.
A feature of this month’s meeting is the WBA hosting of District 1 Town Meeting representatives at 7:00 that evening. This is a chance for area residents to engage in an informal Q&A regarding the warrant for the upcoming March 25th Annual Representative Town Meeting. This part of the meeting will be facilitated by Paula Melton and Chris Chapman, District 1 caucus co-chairs.
The Brattleboro Selectboard will discuss the possibility of a change in speed limit for Rt 142 at their regular meeting, to be held in the library on Town Meeting Day.
The board will also review progress with the police and fire facilities, renew an agreement with the Brattleboro Community Justice Center, apply for some money for a battery-powered “jaws of life” tool, tend to committee matters, and approve liquor licenses. They will also tour a newly-renovated Brooks Memorial Library.
You can bring up other issues not on the agenda during public participation.
The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, March 6, 2017 at 5:00pm in the Brooks Memorial Library Local History Room. NOTE the change in location.
The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 10:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – Abigail is the woman who comes to mind when we mention Mrs. Adams, but her daughter-in-law Louisa Catherine also holds a significant spot in history as both the wife of President John Quincy Adams and in her own right.
The Brattleboro Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will celebrate Women’s History Month and the life of the other Mrs. Adams Tuesday, March 14 at 1 p.m. at the Brooks Memorial Library with a talk by Mary Ackerman Hayes of Keene, N.H., based on the biography Louisa Catherine: The Other Mrs. Adams.
BRATTLEBORO – With an up-cycled twist on basket weaving, a three-part workshop – taught by local artists Jackie Abrams, Jen Wiechers, and Janette Smuts – will benefit the Groundworks Food Shelf. The workshop, which takes place on three Thursday evenings (March 30, April 6, and April 20) at the River Gallery School’s Main Street Studio in Brattleboro, will cover the art of making ‘yarn’ from used plastic bags to crochet strong, colorful, and multi-purpose tote bags.
“I have been offering this workshop in Brattleboro since 2011, always to benefit the Brattleboro Food Shelf. It is a great way to use those plastic bags, and to create an environmentally friendly bag,” reports Abrams. “Instead of a ‘quilting bee,’” she says, “it is a ‘plastic crocheting bee.’" Always fun!”
MARCH BREAKFAST MENUS
March 3rd – Bavarian Waffles w/Strawberries & Whipped Cream, Ham, Yogurt Parfait, Juice, Coffee.
March 7th – Scrambled Eggs w/Boursin & Spinach, Vegetable Hash w/Celeriac, Turnip & Carrots, Scone, Fruit, Juice & Coffee
March 10th – Corned Beef Hash, Scrambled Eggs, Muffin, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee
March 14th – Breakfast Sandwich w/Egg & Cheese, Sausage, Home Fries, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice & Coffee
Brattleboro-resident musician Joel 'Veena' Eisenkramer has released his new world music album on digital platforms worldwide and is now on a concert tour in India and the Netherlands. This tour will span from March to May 2017 and cover ten different cities in the respective countries. The album, 'Unexpected Blessings,' features Joel's 21-stringed Indian slide guitar in collaboration with local and international musicians including Gordon Korstange, Todd Roach and Jed Blume of Vermont, Suraj Nirwan of India and Kees van Boxtel from Holland.
When it looked like a Hillary coronation, I feared that the chances of a war with Russia would increase. After all, she and the media had been demonizing Putin for years. http://theduran.com/heres-your-putin-did-it-survival-guide/
With Trump, I can relax (…a little – but he’s still too unstable to be anywhere near the nuke button).
He’s not going to start a conflict with Russia.
PUBLISHING AND PRINTING IN BRATTLEBORO TODAY
Write Action has joined the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library and the Brattleboro Historical Society in researching and promoting Brattleboro’s past heritage and present status as a “book town.” This current collaboration is focused on both the history of, and identifying and presenting today’s publishing and printing businesses as an important and vibrant part of our community.
The Brattleboro publishing and printing collaborative launched its initiative in 2015 with a public meeting that generated ideas about ways to promote the town’s book history and reputation. Subsequent projects have included the preparation of annotated bibliography about relevant holdings at the Brooks Memorial Library, and a public presentation about the Stephen Daye Press.