I’ve been wondering where the rain is, and did a bit of research.
According to the United States Drought Monitor, Brattleboro and Windham County are officially considered to be in Moderate Drought, with about 85% of Vermont being categorized as Abnormally Dry.
The trend started in late June and has remained steady through July. The last time we were this dry in Vermont was June of 2015.
The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
The Town of Brattleboro invites citizens and interested persons to attend a ground-breaking ceremony celebrating the rebuilding of the West Brattleboro Fire Station on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 4:00pm at the West Brattleboro Fire Station.
TOWN OF BRATTLEBORO
Town Manager's Office
230 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
FAX (802) 257-2322
Brattleboro’s first Comprehensive Review of Town Operations will be presented for approval at the next not-so-regularly scheduled meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard.
Property tax rates will be set for FY17, grants will be discussed, appointments to committees will be made, and more. Watch on BCTV or attend in person and participate. You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.
There is also a special meeting scheduled to hold a deliberative session the next day.
THE JESSY SHOW
August 1st – Judi Dench, Maggie Smith – 10 am
AUGUST BREAKFAST MENUS
August 2nd – Bavarian Waffles w/Strawberries & Whipped Cream, Ham, Yogurt Parfait, Juice, Coffee.
August 5th – Eggs Benedict w/Ham on an English Muffin, Home Fries, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee
August 9th – Stuffed Egg w/Sausage Gravy, Scone, Potato Pancake, Fruit, Juice, Yogurt Parfait , Coffee
SAVINGS BANK OF WALPOLE WILL BE ONE OF THE FIRST AREA BANKS TO RETROFIT THEIR BRANCH ATMS WITH NEW SECURITY DEVICE
Keene, NH—In an effort to combat ATM fraud and “skimming,” Savings Bank of Walpole is pleased to announce that it will be one of the first area banks to utilize the ActivEdge Skim Guard system at all of their branch ATMs. The machines will be retrofitted with the ActivEdge system as of Thursday, August 4th.
Skimming means that a person (who is referred to as a skimmer) has installed a counterfeit card reader on the exterior of an ATM in an attempt to steal another person’s card information during ATM transactions or at point-of-sale machines like the ones used at gas stations or convenience stores.
The Professional Firefighters of Vermont (PFFV) have endorsed Matt Dunne for Governor. Matt is a lifelong resident of Hartland, Vermont. He is an experienced leader with a deep commitment to making Vermont's economy work for all Vermonters. In addition to PFFV, he has earned the endorsement of the AFL-CIO, Teamsters, Rights & Democracy, and the Vermont State Employees Association (VSEA).
Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound.
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.
Upper Dummerston Road
Upper Dummerston may be reduced to a single lane intermittently, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.
Anyone know why Brattleboro is being buzzed by a helicopter this morning?
On Thursday, July 28th, from 7:00 a.m. until approximately 3:00 p.m., Greenleaf Street will be closed for tree removal between Western Avenue and Mather Road. Traffic detour signs will be set up allowing traffic to use Mather Road across to Bonnyvale Road for access to Western Avenue. Crews will ensure access to residences within the closure area.
If you have any questions, please contact Stephen Barrett, Director of Public Works, at the Brattleboro Department of Public Works at (802)254-4255.
After many months of fighting the good fight, and losing, we’ve come to the end of the line for Bernie Sanders. He was our last best hope, but for whatever reason, people opted for the “safe,” status quo candidate Hillary Clinton. This may have been engineered, to a large degree, by a party apparatus that opposed his candidacy — the DNC email leak last week made it clear that they were out to get him, and it’s likely the party’s animosity toward Sanders trickled down to local party people across the country. No wonder people thought there was voter suppression and shenanigans — the Democratic party was at war with its own progressive wing. But so be it.
The Brattleboro ADA Committee will hold a special meeting on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at 1:00pm at The River Garden located at 157 Main Street.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
How to Safely Pass A Bicyclist - Some friendly advice for our motorist friends.
Written by: Hilary Angus for Momentum Mag
Edited by: Alice Charkes
1. Slow Down.
When you’re approaching a bicyclist, slow down. Passing a cyclist is going to require you to make a few more moves than just continuing on your course, so reduce your speed in order to prepare yourself.
Is creating more opportunities for walking and biking in Brattleboro important to you? If so, Local Motion, Vermont's coalition for walking and biking, wants to hear from you. As part of their statewide expansion, Local Motion is looking for folks who are interested in bringing all of the benefits of a more walk- and bike-friendly environment into their own backyards. If this is you, sign up on Local Motion's website today!
My daughter's car was literally broken into yesterday (back window smashed completely) and everything valuable and important was stolen. This happened in the parking area for the West River Recreation area at the junction of Rte. 30 and the Williamsville Road around 3 to 4 pm. 2 trucks were seen peeling out of the parking lot heading toward Newfane. If ANYONE can contribute anything to the finding of these people please call or text Beverly Miller at 802-251-5598 now. More than $1200 worth of theft and damage was incurred by my daughter Sarah Mattingley
Singer/songwriter and music instructor Lisa McCormick is offering a new session of the Women’s Easy Acoustic Music Ensemble Class, beginning August 2, in Brattleboro,VT.
The class invites women to experience playing acoustic Folk and Boomer classic songs together, in a fun easygoing group environment.
A world-renowned guitar instructor, McCormick specializes in teaching adult beginners through intermediate level students.
Women with basic functional skills on an acoustic instrument are encouraged to join. Instruments may include guitar, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, bass, keyboards, and others. Singing is optional, and encouraged.
Too late for an "rsvp," but just learned that Matt Dunne will be at the Gibson Aiken Senior Center tomorrow, July 26 at noon.
Channel 8 Schedule for the week of 7/25/16
Monday, July 25, 2016
12:00 am Hunger Mtn Coop - Access to Healthy Food
1:05 am Annette Spaulding: Petroglyph find at VT History Museum
2:00 am GGE: Ep 3 - KUSIKUY's Hand Knit Treasures
3:00 am Interview with Chris Bollyn 6/22/16
The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 7:30am in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center. It is anticipated that the Board will immediately enter into executive session to discuss pending or probable civil litigation to which the Town is or may be a party and mediation or arbitration. If time allows following the executive session, it is anticipated that the Board will enter into deliberative session to discuss site visits and public hearings held on June 28, 2016, re: (1) Minshall Street, (2) Bittersweet Lane, and (3) Wickopee Hill Road / Gulf Road.