It’s October now. Here is the continuation of daily COVID-19 dashboard numbers from the Vermont Department of Health, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, and MA and NH counties that surround Brattleboro.
You can find the September numbers here, August numbers here, July numbers here, the June numbers here, the May dashboard reporting here, and the April numbers here.
The Town of Brattleboro has some excellent resources being compiled. Here are the links to the Town’s pages:
Resources for Businesses
Resources for Individuals and Families
10/25/2020, Montpelier, Vermont – The Executive Board of the VT AFL-CIO, representing 10,000 unionized public and private sector workers across Vermont, shall hold a General Strike Authorization Vote at its November 21, 2020, Convention should the U.S. Presidential election deliver a winner, but should the losing candidate refuse to commit to a peaceful transfer of power on Inauguration Day, January 20th, 2021. To our west, In New York, the Rochester and Troy Central Labor Councils of the AFL-CIO have already called for the National AFL-CIO to call for a General Strike in the event of a coup.
For months, Donald Trump has repeatedly refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power in the event that Democrat Joe Biden wins the election. Trump has also made the irresponsible claim that the only way Biden can win is if the election is “rigged.” Trump is presently losing in the polls to Biden in a majority of battleground states, and is behind in national polls by 8.1% (with a national approval rating of just 44.4%). Trump has also told violent neo-fascist organizations to “stand by” while previously saying that “good people” marched with the KKK and other extreme right groups in Charlottesville. It has further been reported by The Atlantic that Republican officials in a number of states, including Pennsylvania, are discussing having state legislators send pro-Trump delegates to the Electoral College even if voters in their state give Biden the win. Together, these actions give the appearance of what amounts to a potential Trump led coup attempt following a Biden win on November 3 (or when all the votes are counted thereafter).
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu October 26 to October 30
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MENU
Oct. 26 Beef Stew over Biscuits
Honey Dew Melon
JAZZ KU BOP by Namaya the Jazz Poet
The definitive CD of Jazz Ku Bop by Namaya the jazz poet.
“utterly agile and delightful—poetry filtered through a hep-cat cool.” Cyrus Cassells – poet.
Do you know the difference between Zombies and Vampires?
A Vampire is a person who is not permitted to properly die (usually because of an evil life).
A Vampire still has a soul.
The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) is meeting on Monday, October 26, 2020, at 5:30pm, using Zoom (with no physical location due to the ongoing social distancing requirements of COVID-19). The attached agenda contains information about how to access the meeting remotely.
The Brattleboro Community Safety Review Committee is meeting on Monday, October 26, 2020, at 6:00pm, using Zoom (with no physical location due to the ongoing social distancing requirements of COVID-19). The attached agenda contains information about how to access the meeting remotely.
VFW $7 Lunch Specials from Oct. 26th – Oct. 30th
Mon – Beef n’ biscuit w/ a salad
Tues – fried pork chop, sweet potato casserole & veg
Wed – breakfast 6am-9am
Wed – fried chicken breast, mashed potato, veg
Thur – double cheeseburger w/ fries
Fri – seafood platter w/ fries & coleslaw
Tired of long Brattleboro Selectboard meetings? You aren’t alone. At their next special meeting the board will consider using a “consent agenda” as a way to potentially speed things up on a trial basis for the next few months.
The board will also take up a few other matters that slipped through the cracks recently due to… long meetings. They’ll hear about a plan for sustainability, financial reports, the revised Long Term Financial Plan, and will et a schedule to hammer of the FY22 budget. You can bring up other itmes not on the agenda during public participation.
Call to Order and member introductions 5 min Review of Open Meeting Law 5 min
Review of Open Meeting Law 5 min
What’s the project about? 10 min
Update a plan to reduce hazard risk in future for persons, public and private property
Base plan actions on community values
When the pandemic started to take over our lives the spring season of growth and rebirth was providing us with some positive energy. As bad as things seemed, many were able to adapt to a life outdoors making the best of a bad situation.
If the federal government had made an effort to mount a unified response to the pandemic we would now be able to hunker down for the winter with the hope that the spread of the virus was controlled to some degree. Instead, the virus is out of control and the number of new cases continues to climb every day.
A. Call to Order
C. Approve September 22, 2020 Meeting Minutes
D. New Business
1. Kettle Pond – Grant Opportunity
Wow, the word “race” has two definitions!
When, Why, Where and How did the Democrats change from being pro-Slavery while the Republicans were anti-Slavery? This topic is going around the internet now that we are so close to the November 3rd pre-climax of the 2020 Presidential race, waiting in agony for all of the many law suits filed in different states about mail-in ballots to be resolved in the months to come before we have a certified winner.
I. CALL TO ORDER – 4:30 p.m. – Thomas Nolan
II. Approval of Minutes – August 24 and September 28, 2020
III. Discuss the next steps for implementing commitment, including Andy’s details on initiating union approval of offering diversity incentives to new hires.