SUGAR SUPPER IN GUILFORD MARCH 1
Broad Brook Grange’s annual Sugar on Snow Supper will be held Saturday, March 1, at the Grange hall in Guilford Center. Always the first sugar supper of the season in Windham County, the meal features ham, baked beans, deviled eggs, cole slaw, potato salad, rolls, pickles, homemade donuts, and Guilford maple sugar on snow.
This is always the first such supper of the sugaring season here in Windham County, with about one per weekend at other venues after this.
There will be three seatings: at 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00 pm. At each seating, a half-gallon of Guilford maple syrup will be raffled. Phone in your reservation soon!
The Brattleboro Police-Fire Facilities Building Committee will meet on Thursday, February 27, at 4:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
It is anticipated that the Committee will recess at approximately 5:30pm to attend the public viewing of the design plans for three buildings in the Selectboard meeting room, and then reconvene at approximately 6:00pm to take public comment on the plans.
Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast
February 21, 2014. Gibson-Aiken Center - Brattleboro VT
Selectboard Candidates’ Forum
One candidate for (1) three year seat
David reiterated three objectives he talked about last year:
to move toward a more collaborative climate; move to a more problem solving approach
to ensure that any new jobs created through public investment go to Brattleboro residents
The issue that needs to be examined is the 'claw back' provision of Medicaid. Unfortunately, even many legislators are unaware of this problem. This provision in the law is punitive and prejudicial. It will be imposed only on the very poor - those who qualify for Medicaid. This is a death tax that will be imposed only on the very poor. Will poor unmarried citizens be 'penalized' for their low income and also for not having a spouse? Those who are dirt poor will now even have their dirt taxed away from any heirs. Of course, those with accountants, lawyers, financial planners can avoid this unfair tax - but poor people do not have that kind of support system.
An open letter to Governor Shumlin and to our federal and state delegations:
This winter Route 9/Western Avenue off of Interstate 91 Exit 2 in Brattleboro has been in abominable shape. Despite the best efforts of the Brattleboro Department of Public Works to keep ahead of new pot holes through patching, both new-timers and old-timers in town say this is the worst shape they have ever seen the road.
Traffic has slowed to a crawl as everyone tries to avoid flat tires or damage to their undercarriages.
Drivers bob and weave like prize fighters, hopefully not into the fists of oncoming traffic. (Of just the
drivers the DPW has heard from, department head Steve Barrett reports well over 20 blown tires.) This focus on the decrepit road condition distracts drivers from watching for bicyclists and pedestrians.
BCTV Ch.8 Schedule for the week of 2-24-14
Monday February 24
12:00 am UVM Comm Med School: Patient Choices at the End of Life
1:30 am Nuclear Free Future: Talking with Maggie Gunderson
2:00 am FSTV Overnight
4:00 am Halloween Party at the Stone Church 10/31/13
6:30 am The Folklorist - Episode 5
6:50 am We're All in This Together: Reefer Madness
Join DJ Pockets for another experience that you won't soon forget..its "buttahmilk" this Tuesday Feb.25th from 6pm-8pm on Brattleboro Community Radio. 107.7fm and streaming on www.wvew,org
Sheriff Richard Mack spent eleven years with the police department of Provo, Utah, and then moved back to Arizona to run for Graham County Sheriff in 1988. While serving as sheriff, he attended the FBI National Academy and graduated in 1992. In 1994, he was named Elected Official of the Year by the Arizona-New Mexico Coalition of Counties. He was also named the National Rifle Association Law Enforcement Officer of the Year for 1994, and was inducted into the NRA Hall of Fame.
Interviewer [RLElkins]: “Where did you derive your historical knowledge about the origin of the sales tax in Vermont?”
Interviewee [Unidentified]: “As a college intern majoring in political science with unrestricted access to the inner workings of the Vermont Statehouse from 1968 through 1970. Unbeknownst to my legislative benefactors, a detail journal of the briefings, hearings, and confidential discussions in Montpelier, some that the press did not have access too, were dictated into a tape recorder every night and later transcribed onto Eaton Typing Paper for my college thesis.”
“What was the title of your college thesis?”
“Vermont Sales Tax – The Dazzling New Legislative Toothpaste for Budget Decay.”
“What grade did you receive?”
This week's listings, arranged in geomorphic layers:
Food Prep for weight Loss
Help Install Interior 2-Way Cat Flap Door
Drip, Drip, Drip! - help dealing with a leaky ceiling and falling plaster
Baked Goods Needed For Fundraising Table at CSA/Gardening Event
Homemade Salad Dressing
Help Shopping for Health Insurance
The Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market is now accepting applications for new members to vend their products at the Saturday and/or Wednesday Markets. The Farmers’ Market is the region's largest and oldest open-air Market and supports local agriculture, prepared foods and crafts. The Market features over 50 diverse vendors from the local area and attracts thousands of visitors annually.
The Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market is a not-for-profit, membership organization and welcomes applications from those who grow and/or create their own high-quality products, especially those working with local ingredients/materials to bring variety to the Market's offerings.
Joni Mitchell released a double live album in 1980, “Shadows and Light”. This is video from live performances, with a rather stellar line-up of accompanying musicians. They were recorded at the Santa Barbara County Bowl in September 1979.
The music speaks for itself this week.
The Brattleboro Town Clerk’s office will be open Saturday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to noon for early voting in the Annual Town and Town School District elections. The Town Clerk’s office will be closed Tuesday, March 4. Staff will be conducting elections in the B.U.H.S. gym on Fairground Road. Polling hours are 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Annette L. Cappy
Brattleboro Town Clerk
230 Main Street, Suite 108
Brattleboro. VT 05301
Humans are not like penguins. We are not designed to walk on the ice. My father, who is in his 70's, was walking in his hometown. The sidwalk was not cleared, and he slipped and fell on his side with a sickening cracking and terrible pain.This simple fall resulted in 6 broken ribs. He is in much pain, can hardly move, and even breathing is hard for him.
On my street, here in Brattleboro, I have noticed that again and again and again, some people clear their sidewalks, and some do not. South Main should be passable all the way from one end to the other.
Right now, there is slush, and tonight, the slush may well freeze, bumpy and slippery.
For those who've acquired the taste and skill, there's a uniquely rewarding pleasure in a book's well executed ending. In great works, themes are introduced, developed or hidden, and in the end, a masterful author pulls it together in a way we didn't see coming. But in retrospect the unfolding was altogether obvious and inevitable. This may come in the form of a plot twist, a revelation, a reversal of fortune...Whatever the mechanism...if the ending is compelling, and launches the reader into a new realm of contemplation or appreciation, it's a thing of beauty.
The project team will be repairing potholes in both the northbound and southbound lanes of I-91 in the workzone (between Exits 2 and 3) on Saturday morning, February 22, during low traffic periods. Minor traffic delays are possible while the potholes are being repaired.