Welcome to 2022 and the January dashboard summary. We continue daily and limited-weekend COVID-19 dashboard numbers from the Vermont Department of Health, and MA and NH counties that surround Brattleboro. Scroll down the new comments for the latest.
BCTV Channel 1075 schedule for the week of 1/17/22
Monday, January 17, 2022
5:30 am Addiction Recovery Channel – Preventing Overdose Fatalities – 12/17/21
6:30 am Open Exchange Vermont – EP 15 – Kevin Nathaniel – NYC Musician and Freedom Activist
7:00 am Brattleboro Literary Festival – Mateo Askaripour and Lauren Oyler – Real…and Unreal
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
9:00 am Brattleboro Literary Festival – Sabina Murray and Dariel Suarez – Families and Dictators
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MENU
Jan. 17 CLOSED MLK HOLIDAY
Jan. 18 Hamburger w/LT&O
German Potato Salad w/Bacon
The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect.
Snow and ice will be removed from the parking lots in the downtown area this evening.
Parked vehicles in the downtown parking lots must be removed by 1:00am or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.
People are flocking to testing sites to find out if they have COVID. That is a good thing and it means that a good number of people are taking responsibility for their safety and the safety of others. But when it comes to testing, there are options and it can be difficult to decide when to get tested and which test is best under certain circumstances.
The state of Vermont made over 300,000 rapid diagnostic testing (RDT’s) kits available a few days ago and they were grabbed up within a short period of time. Before people use them it would be a good idea to do some research and find out how to use the kits and when to use them. I will be getting some and I hope the instructions in the kits are useful.
Vermont students representing the Vermont Youth Lobby and the Vermont Student Anti-Racism Network united on Zoom at noon on Friday and declared their priorities for the 2022 legislative session. In this address they looked back to their calls to action for the state seen in the Climate Congress Declaration and the work of the Vermont Student Anti-Racism Network, and they Youth highlighted the actions they have called for that have been left untouched, while they declared their priorities for the 2022 Legislative Session.
“Vermont legislators need to implement the Climate Action Plan, pass the environment justice bill, pass antiracism standards in education, pass the Bottle Bill and so much more,” said Jenna Hirschman, a student from Essex High School in Chittenden County, representing the Vermont Youth Lobby.
The Brattleboro Treasurer’s Office will be closed on Thursday, January 20th, 2022 from 1:00pm to
3:00pm so that staff can attend training. All other officers in the Municipal Center will be open
during normal business hours.
Please post the attached Representative Town Meeting Steering Committee agenda in warning for a meeting.
Speak now or forever hold your peace – on the FY23 budget. The Brattboro selectboard will be doing a final look at the FY23 budget they plan to send to Representative Town Meeting for consideration. Also for RTM, they will also review the annual Human Services funding request, consider an article to allow tax stabilization for alternative energy projects, appoint officers, and review draft warnings for upcoming elections and meetings.
The board will also have a public hearing for some safety improvements and hire a company to do some sidewalk repair. You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.
The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 8:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center (230 Main Street) and over Zoom.
If, during the three day Martin Luther King birthday holiday, a world attention getting source, for example, a Chinese government spokesperson, would point out that the government of the United States of America was condemned as the most violent in the world by America’s own idol, this writer believes it would be a sensation, and a most difficult moment for the U.S. government and America’s wars supporting mainstream media.
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all Brattleboro Town Offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022, with the exception of emergency services.
Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Monday, January 17. All other violations will be enforced.
We always get a new perspective when talking to local youth!
Thank you, AVA WHITNEY for sharing your stories, insights and experiences of growing up here in Brattleboro.