As part of the services offered through the Act 46 Implementation Project, representatives from the VT School Boards Association, VT Superintendents Association, and the VT Agency of Education will be available to meet individually with Act 46 Study Committees in Brattleboro on April 25th.
The purpose of the meetings are to assist in answering questions about the law and to provide information and feedback in response to scenarios that are being explored in communities. Members of the WSESU Act 46 Study Committee are scheduled to meet with this group from 9:30-11:00 (4/25/16). This meeting will take place at the Marlboro Grad Center - Ledges Conference Room. www.wsesu.org
The Police and Fire facility projects will be guided by the same team as before. The project manager, architects, and construction management company were all approved for contract signing.
Brattleboro received grants ranging from $240 to $1 million, the All State Music Festival has been cleared for a parade next year, and our financial questionnaires and checklists are in good order.
From the early days of one room school houses to the present, town residents and tax payers have been directly involved in their students’ education. Act 46 takes this role away from us.
The Dummerston community has built and paid for its school building and grounds. All decisions pertaining to our school are made annually by Dummerston residents by discussion and Australian ballot.
Implementation of act 46 completely removes the people from direct decision making about their children’s education. Furthermore, our schools will lose their identity as community centers.
Act 46 is being enacted without any information provided to the public, nor does the public have the opportunity to give input or feedback.
Brattleboro Time Trade: www.brattleborotimetrade.org Exchanging services, creating connections, strengthening communities, one hour at a time. See below for more exciting Upcoming Events and learn what Time Trade can do for you!
How Time Trade Works: You do something for someone and earn time credits for your "bank," which you can then put towards someone else doing something for you! It's that simple - and amazing!
This week's fabulous listings, brought to you from the Big Easy:
Now anyone can see a listing of all our Offers and Requests: https://brattleboro.timebanks.org/ads?type=1
OFFERS (i.e. things people could do for you):
Use of Community Space
Fresh Exotic Sprouts, Grown Just For You (updated!)
Help with Spring and Summer Chore's – Many T.T. Ref,s.
Egyptian Walking Onion Plants
A REMINDER: THIS WEEK: BizUp! West B. Connect, Collaborate, Innovate!
On Tuesday, April 19, at 6:30pm, the Community Development Action Team of the West Brattleboro Association will be throwing our springtime BizUp! event. This will be hosted by the CX Silver Gallery and Teahouse at 814 Western Ave in West Brattleboro.
BizUp! events spark connections, collaborations and innovations between West Brattleboro businesses and
organizations. Join us for local bites and drinks and meet fellow business owners in West B.
BCTV channel 8 for the week of 4/18/16
Monday, April 18, 2016
12:00 am At Landmark: The Yes Men, 'Making Meaningful Mischief' 3/28/16
1:30 am Co-op: Food Justice Forum 3/20/16
3:30 am Spotlight on Vermont Issues: Human Trafficking
5:30 am Indigenous People's History and the Roots of America's Endless Wars
I received a request from Paul Cillo asking if I would help disseminate this report from Public Assets Institute. I am pleased to oblige. I've followed Public Assets for quite a while and it is, as far as I can see, the most thorough and clear-eyed analysis of Vermont economics. I find the data very accurate and the commentary and analysis quite sharp and insightful. The particular report to which this note refers provides a wonderfully comprehensive snapshot of what is going on in the state. Here it is:
One of the most disgusting postulates that unifies the otherwise deadly divided “Jukrislim” religions is the accusation that humans are born with and live in sin. The original finger-pointing, found in the shared book of Genesis, lays the blame of sin squarely on the backs of women. Women have never been the same since then, especially after the Jewish sects calling themselves Christianity and Islam took root.
It would seem Sanders fighting for Americans to have free health care and free education would have tempered his words about a Gaddafi who saw to his people receiving for many years what Bernie wants for Americas. Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton and the pro status quo Republican candidates opposing her are perhaps already an anachronism, i.e., persons with practices that belongs to an earlier time.
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu April 18 to April 22
April 18 - Chicken Breast
Carrots & Turnip
Preachers and Poets, the third collaborative poetry reading by Tom Ragle and Don McLean, will be presented on Thursday, April 21 at Guilford Community Church at 7:00 pm. Admission is by a donation in any amount, to benefit the work of the Church.
This program, the third in the series, takes its title from the fact that four of the poets were also ordained ministers in three different denominations: Anglicans George Herbert and Robert Herrick, and, on very opposite poles, both strict in their particular ways, American Puritan Edward Taylor and English Jesuit, Gerard Manley Hopkins. Another connection between the poets is that a majority of them did not see their poetry published in their lifetimes, and several were unknown to the public, including Emily Dickinson, who joins the lineup. Completing the cast of three English and three American poets is Walt Whitman. Numerous and interesting connections, in terms of both subject matter and technique amongst these poets, will be revealed during the evening.
This year, as I was doing my taxes, I got to wondering what is up with the healthcare “Personal Responsibility Tax” for the uninsured, and whether or not low income people really have to pay it. This mostly affects the self-employed and people without coverage through their employers, but that's a few people, so it seemed worth investigating. As it turned out, finding out how to claim an exemption was most of the battle, and a battle it was with many spreadsheets and worksheets and interactive tax tools to be filled out. The answer I arrived at was “no” -- unless you make more than $53,737 (as a single person), you're not required to pay the uninsured person's tax. This is because you are not required by law to expend more than 8.05% of your income to buy h
Everyone has their own favorite tools, and for artists this means art supplies. We have a room dedicated, filled with all sorts of goodies.
I’m rather simple in my essentials. I exclusively use whatever is available. If I get a choice in the matter, I’m drawn to soft pencils and black sharpies, and small sheets of paper. For animation I get out my Color-erase blue pencil and work with punched paper.
But that’s just for drawing. I also like to have easy access to rulers, flexible curves, colored paper, scissors, exacto knives, tape, a range of glues, wood, metal, glass, clay, fabrics, cameras, instruments, and reference books and videos.
What is the idea behind having a voting age? Why can't anyone who can read or write, vote in elections? Shouldn't the young also have a say on who is to make the rules they are to live by and their families are to live by? The rules that will affect their lives later on. Some people will think it ridiculous that a six year old should be able to vote, but why? Because they are too young? By who's designation? Shouldn't we be teaching children how to become independent adults? Being young and part of the system allows them to practice. And why should they not have a say in the political system anyway?
The Brattleboro Historical Society Presents: This Week in Brattleboro History Podcast - Daughters of the American RevolutionBy reginaldwam3 | Fri, April 15 2016
It was 103 years ago this week that the Vermont Phoenix reported that the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution was locating and marking the graves of Revolutionary War soldiers in Brattleboro and nearby towns. You may not be aware that Brattleboro is virtually surrounded by the history of the American Revolution.
Architects, advisors, and construction services for the police and fire facilities projects will be contracted by the Brattleboro Selectboard at their next regular meeting at the Municipal Center.
An All-State Music Festival will ask for a parade permit, various grants will be applied for or accepted, and more. You can bring up items not otherwise on the agenda during public participation.
The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 8:00am in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
Utilities Division crews will start Spring Flushing of the Town water mains on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. and continue through Saturday, May 7, 2016.
NOTE!! Some daytime flushing will continue throughout the weeks of May 9 and 16.
Please note that water main flushing will occur at night and also during the day.
Customers are asked to check the flushing schedule closely as flushing causes water discoloration, low water pressure, and in some areas, intervals of no water.
Night flushing will occur from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.. Day flushing will occur from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Another advertisement from old Brattleboro. This time we'll see what Chase & Tripp are offering at their place downtown, in April of 1857.
It looks like silver spoons are the newest rage. We'll have to get a few.
"This is truly an assault upon all life on earth."
"They're trying to obscure the severity of what's unfolding from the public as long as possible."
"What our government and other governments are doing and their agencies are doing are trying desperately to hide the magnitude of what's unfolding till the last possible moment, at which time total collapse ensues."