The Brattleboro Selectboard will meet on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 6:15pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center. ASL interpreters will be available for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community members.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11:15am at Marlboro College Graduate Center in the VCIL conference room.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
Vermont Candidates On Community Health: Gubernatorial Forum
Southern Vermont economy gets eye of gubernatorial hopefuls
VT Governor's Candidate Forum - Brattleboro American Legion 6/28/16
On line: VPR Meet the Candidates page
On July 11th Brattleboro curbside trash-recycling-compost pick up with transition.
While recycling and compost will continue to be picked up every week, trash will be picked up every-other-week!
Trash will be picked up on an "A" - "B" alternating weekly schedule. To find out whether your street is and "A" or "B" street consult the town-wide mailing you received about a month ago or go to the town website (www.brattleboro.org) and click on "Bi-weekly trash pickup information" under "NEWS" on the right hand side of the Home Page. Then click on "List of A/B Streets." Or you can call the town at 251-8103.
BRATTLEBORO — The “By the People: Brattleboro Goes Fourth” citizens committee invites the public to the town’s 43rd annual Independence Day celebration, set for Monday, July 4, with a morning parade downtown and afternoon and evening program of family activities and fireworks at Living Memorial Park.
Some 50 marching units — including the Brattleboro American Legion and Brattleboro Union High School bands, veterans, civic and youth groups — will kick off the festivities at 10 a.m. with a parade along Canal and Main streets to the town Common.
In observance of the July 4th holiday, all Town offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016, with the exception of emergency services.
Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4. All other violations will be enforced.
Brooks Memorial Library will be closed on Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4.
Trash, recycling and composting schedules will be delayed by one day. This is also a reminder that curbside trash pickup will be every-other-week starting on July 11.
Any questions regarding the BeeLine Bus should be directed to Southeast Vermont Transit at 802-460-7433 or 888-869-6287.
FOURTH OF JULY PARADE AND FIREWORKS
Every year, safety is our first priority as families begin to plan their Fourth of July festivities. Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. While fireworks are the most iconic and festive way to celebrate our country’s independence, there can be dangers if fireworks are used improperly.
Fireworks are dangerous and unpredictable, especially in the hands of amateurs. Statistics show that approximately 20,000 fires, 10,500 injuries and four deaths occur annually from fireworks. On average 230 people go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday, with more than half of the fireworks related injuries being burns.
JULY BREAKFAST MENUS
July 1st – Whole Wheat Pancakes, Syrup, Sausage, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee.
July 5th – Green Eggs & Ham, Home Fries, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee
July 7th – Cheese Omelets w/Tomato, Onions & Peppers, Home Fries, Fruit, Juice, Yogurt Parfait , Coffee
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu July 1 to July 8
July 1 - Baked Whitefish
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 Wednesday, July 6, 2016 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.
We think we’re very clever. Always have. Even when we know we’re being dumb as lemmings we’re awash in self-admiration. It’s irksome, but we don’t speak of it, the risk is too large. Lately I had a moment like getting hit on the head, when all goes foggy, but then focus comes back extra clear. It was a low epiphany, not a thing to boast about. Almost reluctant to bring it up. Just wondering if I’m alone with this.
The Town of Brattleboro is interested in knowing the needs of our citizens with disabilities so that during an emergency local public safety personnel can perform their jobs more efficiently and provide special assistance, as needed.
If you or someone in your household needs extra assistance during an emergency please let us know in advance. Do you use a wheelchair or need wheelchair accessible transportation? Do you have trouble hearing or are you visually impaired? Are you on oxygen or do you have any other condition that hinders you from helping yourself in an emergency?
In 2000, BHS trustee and former head ball coach of the BUHS football team, Bill Holiday, interviewed venerated Brattleboro sports legend Andy Natowich.
The BHS Podcast is proud to present that interview, in its entirety, for the first time.
Anyone out there a valued Fairpoint DSL custumer, like us? Our eternally-poor service got even poorer on Friday night when we lost internet -- turns out a system failure that is apparently affecting other users around the state. It was still off this a.m. Wondering if anyone else has any news about it? Unlike Green Mtn Power, which is quite good at sharing outage info, Fairpoint has no place on its website for this, & their tech people are very careful not to reveal anything.
This is an ad from the Phoenix here in Brattleboro in June of 1879. I include it here for all of you with dirty minds.
BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 6/27/16
Monday, June 27, 2016
12:00 am Your Investment Matters: Personal Divestment Workshop
2:10 am Tinmouth Old Firehouse Concert: Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers
3:30 am Zero Energy Now - Press Conference 6/7/16
4:00 am Hunger Mtn Coop: Pregnancy
5:10 am Chemical Nation: How Americans Became Guinea Pigs
(Brookline, Vermont) --- Southern Vermont's oldest horse show will be held Saturday, July 2 at West River Stables At Meadowbrook Farm, 102 Hill Road. The first class starts at 9 a.m., rain or shine. Admission is free to this family-friendly event and spectators are encouraged to root for their favorites from ringside. Refreshments will be served by the New Brook Fire Department Auxiliary and all show profits will benefit the New Brook volunteer fire department which serves Newfane and Brookline.
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu June 27 to June 30
June 27 - Quiche
Green Beans w/Tomatoes
Let’s say Trump is elected and his first meeting with Kim Jong-un goes terribly wrong. The belligerence on both sides reach unprecedented levels. The kid, feeling threatened, decides to lob an ICBM over the polar icecap towards Manhattan, but misses. Instead, it accidentally explodes over downtown Brattleboro during the school year just after lunch recess. In March 2013, the boastful “Supreme Leader” threatened the United States with a preemptive nuclear attack. He is known to have tested a 10 kiloton nuclear weapon to “reliably defend the sovereignty and the dignity of the nation.”
If you’re a student anywhere within the full five-mile radius of a 10 kiloton air burst, you probably won’t be needing your school books anymore.
It’s not too late to register children in the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community Hebrew School. Congregation Shir Heharim (Song of the Mountains), the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community, offers a once-a-week religious school for youngsters from the age six up to thirteen or older. The school offers a vibrant child-centered program that teaches Hebrew language studies as well as songs, stories, prayers, holiday observances, customs and traditions, history, current events, and all things Jewish. Students can begin school at the age of six. Anyone who is planning to become a bar- or bat-mitzvah must be enrolled for a minimum of two years.