It is time for the July 2022 dashboard summary. We continue, despite almost no one paying attention or wearing masks despite new variants that vaccines don’t protect against, regular COVID-19 dashboard numbers from the Vermont Department of Health, and MA and NH counties that surround Brattleboro, as long as they continue providing them. Scroll down the new comments for the latest.
It was a really long Brattleboro Selectboard meeting with not much getting done! They heard about downtown safety issues, but took no action. They approved a mural design they couldn’t see. There will be more places to buy liquor. The preferred bridge design was selected. And then it was 10:30 pm with discussions of a woman right to choose and EMT issues, among other things, still awaiting ample discussion.
I. CALL TO ORDER – Anne Beekman
II. Approval of Previous Minutes – June 30, 2022
III. New Hires / Resignations
IV. One Percent Applications (if any)
V. Other Business
BCTV Channel 1075 schedule for the week of 7/4/22
Monday, July 4, 2022
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
9:00 am All Things LGBTQ – News 6/14/22
10:00 am Brattleboro Goes Fourth – 2022 July 4th Parade
12:00 pm WTSA News – 6/27/22
12:05 pm Around Town with Maria – Gallery Walk – Artful Streets 6/3/22
1:30 pm Around Town with Maria – Bill McKibben in Brattleboro 5/27/22
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MENU
July 4 CLOSED JULY 4
July 5 Hamburger Mac & Cheese
Maple Glazed Carrots
The Civil Rights For All banner in the 4th of July parade 2022
We will all wear black.
My daughter Margaret suggests that people who march with the banner wear black. It’s a great way to make a statement.
We’ll meet at the brook side of the Preston lot on Flat Street, opposite the transportation center, 9 am to 10 am. Look for the bamboo pole with the surveyors tape tied to it. That’s us.The parade committee recommends parking at the Coop.
March begins at 10: up Main Street to the Brattleboro Common.
A packed agenda of important items awaits the Brattleboro Selectboard for their first regular meeting of July. It’s going to be a long meeting.
There will be new liquor licenses, Commonwealtth Dairy wants to nearly double its water and sewer use, rental housing fines will be set, and the board will choose a bridge design for Melrose. There will be a discussion of downtown safety and a new mural for High Street. The board will discuss a woman’s right to choose. There are emergency repairs to authorize.
The firefighters get a “recently concluded additional collective bargaining agreement,” and the Fire Chief would like the board to approve additional funds to meet requirements of becoming a paramedic-level service.
But wait, there’s more! There will be a first reading of a new ordinance regarding wastewater allocation approvals, there will be a new contract for the Interim Town manager, a new street name will be approved, and the FY23 tax rate will be set.
Watch this show with local musician and illustrator ECHO MARS and then catch them and their band
“THUS LOVE” at Gallery Walk this Friday night, July 1st. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!
Despite Pres. Biden’s pledge to “end U.S. support for the disastrous Saudi-led war in Yemen” and treat the Saudi regime as a “pariah,” he plans to go to Saudi Arabia in July amid soaring U.S. gas prices. Through more than 7 years and 3 American presidents, the U.S. continues to enable this humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions, backing the Saudi and UAE regimes’ war on Yemeni civilians. Our Senator Bernie Sanders has been a key leader in multiple attempts by Congress to end our involvement in this catastrophe.
Bernie’s focus is needed in the current drive to get a new Yemen War Powers Resolution (WPR) introduced in the Senate and passed in Congress. If this foreign-imposed hell were happening here, 3.7 million Americans would have perished. Three-fourths of our residents would need food aid; two-thirds would have no access to health care or clean water. Due to Ukraine’s war, “acute hunger in Yemen is expected to increase five-fold,” said the United Nations. On relief and violence-ending efforts for Yemenis: “If we have one message for the world today, it is this: do not stop now.”
PUTNEY – Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present Vermont-based singer/songwriters Ali McGuirk and Michael Roberts with their bands, as part of the 2022 Next Stage “Bandwagon Summer Series,” on Friday, July 8 at the Retreat Farm in Brattleboro, VT.
With a total of seven Boston Music Award nominations, Ali McGuirk is recognized as one of New England’s most compelling artists. Blending classic soul power with a folk music lyricism, she captivates audiences with her powerful, sultry voice, heartfelt songwriting, and a style rooted in improvisation. In 2016, Ali was named by the Boston Globe as an “artist to hear,” along with Lake Street Dive and Haim, and, a year later, her debut album “Slow Burn” made rock critic Steve Morse’s “Top Ten albums of 2017.” In 2018, she won Boston Music Awards’ “Blues Artist of the Year” and “Live Residency of the Year” for her monthly First Fridays at Bull McCabe’s Pub, and was nominated for New England Music Award’s “R&B Act of the Year.” Ali’s latest album, penned from her home in Burlington, VT during the pandemic, is scheduled to be released on Signature Sounds Recordings this summer.
SHOPPING DAY (no donations accepted) at Swap Shop at WSWMD on Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro on Saturday, July 2, 8:30 am to noon. ALL ITEMS ARE FREE.
SCHEDULE & HOURS:
Shopping Days- 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month
Donation Days- 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month
If a month contains 5 weeks, the Swap Shop will be closed
Hours are 8:30am-12pm. (Large donation loads may not be accepted after 11:30am)
6:00 Call to Order
6:00 – 6:10 Introductions and Announcements
6:10-6:50 Organizational Meeting
• Elect Chair, Vice-Chair, and Clerk
• Review Bylaws & Rules of Procedure. Proposed amendments as necessary. Proposed amendments need be submitted to each member at least five days before the meeting.
• Overview of Open Meeting Law