Am initiating this Homelessness Marathon news, ground reports, observations and comments open thread in the hope that there will be those who either had been present or viewed the video coverage or otherwise listened into the audio during the broadcast and will share their observations and opinions with the rest of us.
For my part, due to various reasons (including technical difficulties and the like experienced on my end), I only managed to be able to listen in to certain portions of the broadcast and it appears news coverage might be sparse or otherwise somewhat late in coming; not to mention about how personal accounts can sometimes be more enlightening and interesting as well.
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Please help spread the word. The film showing of "High Power" tonight is cancelled as the film maker is stranded up north. It was scheduled for 7pm at the Brattleboro Food Coop Community Room.
We are disappointed, but there is another opportunity to hear Pradeep Indulkar and see the film, High Power. Consider going to see him and the film this Friday, Feb. 7th at
7:00pm, Frances Crowe Community Room, Media Education Foundation, 60 Masonic Street in Northampton, Mass. Please read event details here.
in case you missed it (icymi), the video of the event held in late October at the Brattleboro Retreat concerning homelessness and related matters is worth viewing, fyi:
Dreams of a Home - A Community Dialogue on Homelessness
(via YouTube; posted by Brattleboro Retreat):
This could be citizens' final opportunity to speak to the Public Service Board about Vermont Yankee relicensing. On the table is whether or not a Certificate of Public Good (CPG) should be granted to Entergy Vermont Yankee through December 31, 2014 and touches on issues of spent fuel management and site restoration. The hearings will be held statewide via interactive TV at 7:00pm including in Room 125, Brattleboro Union High School, Fairgrounds Road.
More information can be found on the PSB website and on ibrattleboro's event calendar for today.
Strolling of the Heifers has announced three more brown bag lunch events at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden in downtown Brattleboro, to take place during the week of December 16.
Each event is from noon to 1 p.m. and is free, open to the public, and indoors. People are encouraged to bring a lunch from home or a local takeout restaurant, and to enjoy it at one of the River Garden’s café tables.
On Monday, Dec. 16, Scott Hurley performs classical piano. Scott is a student at the Brattleboro Music Center studying with Bruce Griffin. He has produced a CD which he is selling to support his further education as a yoga teacher.
The state of Vermont and Entergy are engaging in confidential negotiations about the future of the Vermont Yankee nuclear reactor (and the future of our region). As citizens we are told very little. State officials are quoted as saying they are "not dealing much with the past" and "everything is on the table."
Because negotiations are happening behind closed doors, should we just sit back and trust Entergy and the state to make a deal? What we can do is educate ourselves best as we can, and let our state officials and Entergy know what, for instance, we do not want "on the table." The Safe and Green Campaign is hosting "Cleaning Up Vermont Yankee," a free educational panel, on Tuesday, December 3, to give people information about the process and the options. Three panelists will present information followed by Q&A and discussion.
MT. SNOW EXPRESS BUS SERVICE OFFERED THROUGH BRATTLEBORO SCHOOL ENDOWMENT
Looking for a ride up to Mt. Snow to ski or snowboard on Sundays in December?
The Brattleboro School Endowment is organizing a bus, driven by First Student personnel. The "Mt. Snow Express" will leave from Academy School's parking lot at 9 AM on Sundays in December (December 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29). It will make a return trip back to Academy School's parking lot, leaving at 4.15 PM, arriving back at 5 PM.
The Mt. Snow Express will cost $5 roundtrip, or $2.50 each way, per person.
According to the Homelessness Marathon Website, the 16th annual national consciousness-raising radio broadcast will be airing on the evening of Wednesday, February 19, 2014, for six hours, from 7:00 P.M. through 1:00 A.M. (EST), originating from Brattleboro, Vermont.
Announcement posted earlier on the Homelessness Marathon Website (excerpted):
Brattleboro Citizens Breakfast October 18, 2013
Topic: Gunsense Vermont
Speaker: Ann Braden
Just when the weather is getting pretty cold, a recent apartment house fire rendered 17 people homeless here in Brattleboro. The Elliot Street Fire Fund has been established at TD Bank to help these folks.
While emergency relief agencies have seen to their immediate survival needs, there are also needs that won't be filled because of limits to those agencies work programs and resources. Click the story title, above, for details.
New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution will host its 42nd Annual Meeting on Saturday, September 28th at 4:00 P.M. at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, High & Main St, Brattleboro, VT. Please join us and our distinguished speakers: Dr. Marvin Resnikoff on Decommissioning Vermont Yankee and Brice Simon, Esq. on Actions & Analysis. We are also hosting a potluck supper, music, networking & awards.
NEC is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent of the law. Please donate online, send a check to NEC, PO Box 545, Brattleboro, VT 05302 or call us at (802) 257-0336. http://www.NewEnglandCoalition.org Thanks for your support!
No calls for vengeance or justice for Chileans murdered on the 9/11 arranged, funded, and facilitated in 1973 by the Nixon-Kissinger, administration to benefit and protect vast US corporate investments in that country. No attempts through courts for compensation for wrongful death, injury and suffering. More than 2 million innocent Muslims lives taken and hailed as payback for 9/11/2001. Prosecutable crime against humanity!
Radio Interview for the New Journal of the Plague. Tonight's the night! In just a few short hours, I'm being interviewed on RN.FM Radio: Nursing Unleashed!", the newest internet radio station for nurses. Keith Carlson RN is a terrific nurse leader and the host of the show. Live interview is tonight at 9pm EST / 6pm PST. Here's the link to listen in: blogtalkradio.com/rnfmradio
Majority Mankind Watched July 4 Fireworks Recalled Spectacular US Cruel Night Bombing Baghdad
by jay janson
Baghdad, ancient exotic marvel in the cradle of human civilization, Mesopotamia, 'the land between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers,' where the first cities on Earth were created. Did Independence Day bring uneasy feelings about America eventually being brought to justice for so much firing on the poor overseas and denying other nations independence from subservience to America's Wall Street? Majority Mankind will seek justice
A Call for CEDS Projects
The following is a call for the submission of project proposals to be included in the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for this Windham region. While no monetary awards will directly result from these proposals, their inclusion in this document (the “CEDS”) will likely shape the areas where available federal funds may be targeted in the future. To quote from the SeVEDS’ website:
Does anyone know what has happened in Brattleboro today? We've lost electricity twice today. Once around 5:45 am and again at 4:45pm. I saw some telephone'and power trucks'over by Linden Street and it looked like a line was down. It is odd to lose power a total of now three times this passing week.
June 21st Brattleboro Citizens Breakfast: GMO-Right To Know & What We Can Do
Speaker: State Representative Tristan Toleno
Topic: Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Bill-H.112
UPDATE-- The Brattleboro Farmers' Market will be open today, June 8th. The water level is safe and some vendors will be ready for business. The public is welcome, 9am to 2pm.
The Brattlboro Farmers Market is cancelled this Saturday, June 8th. We are taking precautions for our vendors' and customers' safety. Please spread the word, and thank you for your understanding.