BURLIGTON, Vt., May 31 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a Senate Budget Committee member and founder of the Defending Social Security Caucus, issued the following statement after Social Security trustees today released their annual report on the retirement system’s finances:
“The report from the Social Security trustees confirms what many of us have known, that Social Security is not ‘going broke,’ that it can pay every benefit owed to every eligible American for the next 20 years and that after 2033 there is enough in reserve to pay three-quarters of future benefits.
BCTV Ch.8 Schedule for the week of 6/3/13
Monday June 3
12:15 am From the BCTV Archives: Peter Gould 1979
12:30 am Words of Peace: You, Being Alive
1:00 am New England Cooks: Jesse LeClair
2:00 am FSTV Overnight
4:00 am Alternative Energy Forum- 4/13/13 at SIT
The music composed and performed by Eugene Uman, pianist and leader of the Convergence Project, achieves a difficult feat: it balances on an artistic tightrope between fresh, innovative and exploratory on one side, and accessible, understandable, exceedingly enjoyable and fun to listen to on the other. What keeps the project unified is the integrity of the compositions, the shared vision of the group’s members and the careful balance of jazz harmonies with Colombian rhythms.
5:45-Live wraps up the 2013 Session, preps for Stroll Weekend, Bernie's VA
Town Hall, the SoVT Dance Fest, 7 Town Summary and much more, on a
jam-packed weekend edition.
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Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, political critic and activist. He is an institute professor and professor emeritus in the department of linguistics and philosophy at MIT, where he has worked for over 50 years. History educator Daniel Falcone spoke with Chomsky in his Cambridge office on May 14.
He has some interesting, iconoclastic ideas on a lot of things. Here are a few excerpts from this interview.
On Wednesday, June 28, a caller identified himself as calling from "Vermont Opinion Services," asking me to answer some questions. It soon became apparent that this was what is known as a push poll - a poll paid for by one side of an issue. The questions in this poll all related to Vermont Yankee, energy in general, and nuclear power.
Some of the questions were as follows: (not exact quotes, but taken from my notes of the call)
-Do you support keeping Vermont Yankee operating knowing it helps make Vermont energy independent?
Let's pop over to Australia for the final night of Dire Strait's Brothers In Arms tour from April 1986.
As with many groups, the best known Dire Straits songs are not necessarily their best tracks. This show features a mixture of hits (at the time) and some lesser-known songs.
Mark Knopfler and Dire Straits always seemed to fly just a bit under the radar, and like Kid Creole, probably didn't get the full recognition they deserved. It was the 80's and they didn't have many dance moves to show off on MTV, though they did have some success with videos.
Okay, folks. I love horror movies and am hoping to see some recommendations that I don't know of already. Personally, the gore and torture films aren't what I consider scary horror. I'm talking about things that fill you with dread, are tense and leave indelible impressions. For instance... after seeing the Blair Witch Project I couldn't get the sight of the guy standing in the basement corner out of my mind. Creepy is much more insidious than slash.
So please, if you've a mind to, tell what movies left that mark on you.
Please Note! BROOKS LIBRARY CLOSED FOR DATA MIGRATION: SATURDAY JUNE 1
The Library will close on Saturday, June 1, for final data migration to our new ILS (integrated library system) using an open source software called Koha. We will be joining with four other public libraries in Vermont for phase 1 of the Catamount Library Network, the beginning of a state-wide resource sharing network. Beginning on Monday, June 3, you will see a new look to our online catalog. There will be changes in fines, limits, and circulation loan periods. More information will become available in May. Read The State Librarian's article here.
The Strolling of the Heifers Slow Living Summit has announced that the plenary sessions featuring its most prominent speakers — including Diet for a Small Planet author Frances Moore Lappé — will be open to the public, with an optional donation of $10 requested at the door. All of the sessions are at the Latchis Theatre. The schedule is as follows:
Shortly after the Brattleboro Selectboard’s May 21, 2013 meeting, Ken Schneck formally notified the Town Clerk of his resignation from the Selectboard effective June 19, 2013.
The process for selecting a new Selectboard member is governed by Brattleboro’s Town Charter and the Selectboard’s Rules For Conduct Of Meetings And Hearings. Applicable language is quoted below.
Article IV, Section 4 of the Charter provides:
“When a member of the selectboard resigns . . . the office shall become vacant.”
The Charter continues that:
“When a vacancy occurs on the board, the remaining selectboard shall fill the vacancy by appointment until the next regularly scheduled election.”
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NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The BUHS #6 Teacher Curriculum Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2013 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.
The BAMS Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2013 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.
A great event for an even greater cause!
Enjoy a fun day of golf , great food, and prizes while helping to improve the lives of children in need! One of the premier outings in New England, this event benefits the children of Kurn Hattin Homes in Westminster, VT., a charitable year-round home and school for at-risk children from around the Northeast.
The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 5:30pm in the Brooks Memorial Library community room.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office