With the town of Brattleboro days from completing an overhaul of their IT network's cyber protections, hackers managed to infiltrate the Brattleboro Fire Dept system and encrypt a collection of files, demanding over $4,000 in bitcoin as ransom to decode the files. Join Bratt Town Manager Peter Elwell as he details the hack and reports on the town's decision not to pay the ransom, but rather to recreate the lost files while also finishing the security upgrades needed to better protect town data.
Super Extra Fresh from the Field and Forest: Solving the “Small-Scale Farming” Equation
Is the key to supporting local agriculture simple arithmetic? A group of local technologists and agriculturalists think so. Join the Brattleboro Area Technologists [BAT] and local permaculturists on Thurs., Sept. 15 from 6-7:30 to find out.
On one side of the equation is high-end food service providers who take pride in, and get a marketing edge for, using unique, fresh ingredients. The discerning customer is willing to pay a premium for the experience of something that is rare, has a particular nutritive value, superlative taste, or comes from a place with a particular character (such as Vermont). Such products can sell for hundreds of dollars per pound if delivered fresh.
Does anyone know of any place in town that does ear piercing? The new-ish store on Main Street - Void- was planning on offering piercing options but apparently ran into some resistance from the town and state. 'Welcome to Brattleboro- where smal business dreams come to die.' Anyway, if anybody knows of a place I'd appreciate the information. Thanks!
Brattleboro Fire Department computers were unintentionally encrypted and virtually “held hostage” by nefarious no-gooders, somewhere, demanding a ransom to unlock the impacted systems. The town did not give in to their demands, and the locked files are instead being re-created by staff.
Plans for the new police station were presented and approved, the Black Mountain sewer settlement began to be settled, public hearings lacked public participation, and more.
Shinto is a pantheistic belief, its underlying principle being 'All life is animated'. And as a consequence of this idea, “Nature can never be evil.”
Phenomenology is the concept that of an infinite number of channels, we choose which ones we focus on, to the exclusion of all others.
Roger Ailes and Lee Atwater were Ronald Reagan’s hatchet men back in the day. I don’t know the ins and outs of their cabal which included North, McFarlane, Haig, Bush et. al., but of the first two...one went on to found the ‘news division’ of Fox, creating a media megaphone for an unprecedented manifestation of Orwellian doublespeak, exemplified by the motto, 'Fair and Balanced'. The other is long deceased, but his protege was Karl Rove, aka Bush’s Brain.
Are you a Brattleboro resident interested in the natural environment? Do you have special natural resource knowledge that you are interested in sharing? Are you concerned that invasive species are threatening the health of our environment? If so, the Brattleboro Conservation Commission needs you!
The Conservation Commission responsibilities include raising public awareness about the Town’s natural resources, guiding development in sensitive areas, and encouraging community participation and stewardship regarding town conservation issues.
ACT 46 STUDY COMMITTEE
Representing the Brattleboro Town School District, Dummerston Town School District,
Guilford Town School District, Putney Town School District and the Vernon Town School District
NOTICE OF MEETING
The Act 46 Study Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2016 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room
I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m. – Alice Laughlin, Committee Chair
II. REVIEW, PRIORITIZE AND ESTABLISH DESIRED OUTCOMES FOR MEETING BY CHAIRPERSON.
BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 9/5/16
Monday, September 5, 2016
12:00 am The Dual Deception: 9/11 and the War on Terror
3:25 am Opera North: A Musical Celebration of National Parks
5:00 am GMMT: Friday News Show
5:30 am Authors at the Aldrich: John and Jennifer Sherman
This year is a big one for Brooks Memorial Library. We hired a new Library Director, Starr LaTronica; we are using some of the recent generous Ronald Read bequest for internal upgrades and renovations. In addition, this is the year we have the opportunity to revise and rewrite our five year Strategic Plan.
Brooks Memorial Library is well-loved and well used by its customers and continues to be. But the world of libraries is changing. Libraries are expanding beyond their collections of books and media by providing new kinds of programs, services and opportunities. Some libraries offer classes, some loan out tools and gear, some connect patrons with community resources and some provide space for business incubators, conversation salons or makerspaces. At BML, we can do many of these things, and in fact, already do some of them. Now, we need to know what our patrons and cardholders want and need?
The first installment of the 2016 Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes will be due on September 15th, 2016. Payments made after September 15th, 2016 will have an additional 1% interest added to the unpaid balance.
Payments can be mailed to the Town of Brattleboro, 230 Main Street, Suite 111, Brattleboro VT 05301. An official postmark of September 15th, 2016 will be considered as an on time payment. Please include the quarterly payment stub to ensure your payment is applied properly. Electronic Bank Checks must be received in the office by the due date. Electronic Bank Checks dated for the due date, but received after the due date will not be considered an on time payment.
Learn to play the ukulele in this new round of Ukulele-for-Beginners classes, starting mid-September, taught by Lisa McCormick. Location: New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro, with off-street parking and wheelchair accessibility. Daytime and evening options are available. Classes run for 6 weeks. For more info, visit bit.ly/UkeClass
As many folks may know, or not know due to the ridiculous media blackout, there are hundreds of Indigenous tribes gathering in North Dakota to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Hau we are the Inyan wakankagapi otip-Sacred Stone Camp from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. We have partnership with the Oectc Sakowin- Seven Council Fires, Indians and Cowboys and anyone who is willing to stand with us against the Dakota Access Pipeline. This pipeline will cross the Missouri River and Cannon Ball River which is the life line to many tribes and non native, when this pipeline leaks it will destroy the water and land. Water is life ! So this pipeline is along the Missouri River and the KL pipeline was along the Ogall aquifer; both are important to save.
Sept.12th - 10 am
German: Story of two nomadic shephard boys to reconcile a camel with her rejected newborn calf.
Sept. 19th – 9:30 am
British: Story of a young girl who steals books to teach herself to read as a refuge from Nazi Germany.
Sept. 26th – 10:00 am
SEPTEMBER BREAKFAST MENUS
September 2nd– Breakfast Sandwich w/Egg, Cheese & Sausage, Home Fries, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee.
September 6th – Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Home Fries, Muffin, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee
September 9th – No Breakfast
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu September 5 to September 9
September 5 - CLOSED LABOR DAY
September 6 - Breakfast for Lunch
Eggs, Bacon, Sausage
Tossed Salad, Fruit Salad
Recently in Brattleboro some "Townie" came up with the idea that trash pick ups will be done bi-weekly rather than weekly (this program, mind you began in the hottest month, July) But that's another story...
I think it's a good idea but why stop there? Why not cease all trash pick ups? Forever! Yes I am serious.
We have major problems with trash - it pollutes and gathers in gyres in the oceans, now as big as Texas and getting bigger. It breaks down into small pieces and gets ingested by fish which then gets ingested by humans (ha ha - karma) The population is growing yet we have done barely a thing to address the accumulating build up of trash. Indeed, we have only gotten more wanton.
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Fi oyu tawn ti, ti si royus, tub leapse tup ni a lamsl eretarus ni het mesa pots, os oyu nodt emoceb eth yonl eno hwo tegs ot dinf eabtyu heter.
Enoemos esle tup ni esome shifdlog ni eth rewol tarp fo het nofanitu.
Menu for Sept. 5th - Sept. 9th
Mon - hot dog, chili, corn on the cob, and potato salad
Tues - tuna melt w/ a salad
Wed - chicken and broccoli alfredo w/ garlic bread
Thur - beef vegetable stir fry w/ rice
Fri - clam strip roll w/ French fries & coleslaw
The next monthly meeting of the West Brattleboro Association (WBA) will be held on Thursday, September
15th at 6:00 PM in the Community Room at Hayes Court on Garfield Drive.
After a review of the treasury report there will be an update on several agenda items and information on the upcoming BizUp event to be held on September 27th at the ‘new’ New England Country Deli Market out on Marlboro Road.
A final decision will be made on whether to hold a Chicken BBQ over the Columbus Day weekend. The event is usually held on a Saturday morning – going through till the chicken and fixin’s are gone (usually in the early afternoon). It is held in front of the First Congregational Church on Western Avenue.
I’ve shown lots of examples of other people being creative - building, drawing, dancing, and so on. The hope is that it has given you some ideas about how to become more creative yourself.
Maybe we should take a step back, though, and talk again about creativity in a more general sense. Can we learn to be creative, or more creative?
This is a short overview video that talks about the sources of creativity, stages of creativity, and some of the more recent views of cognitive scientists on the matter.