Welcome to the May 2022 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, as long as they continue providing them. Scroll down the new comments for the latest.
The May 24, 2022 Brattleboro Conservation Commission Meeting is cancelled.
Get your hands on some wood and fire up your creative side in one of these June classes at HatchSpace!
For beginners, June’s line-up includes:
Turn a French Rolling Pin (June 9), a great introduction to the lathe
Pursuant to title 32, Vermont Statutes Annotated, section 4111(g), “A person who feels aggrieved by the action of the Listers and desires to be heard by them, shall, on or before the day of the grievance meeting, file with them his or her objections in writing and may appear at such grievance meeting in person or by his or her agents or attorneys. Upon the hearing of such grievance the parties thereto may submit such documentary or sworn evidence as shall be pertinent thereto.”
Call to Order
Review and Approve Minutes of previous meeting.
Review of Cases/Public Hearings to be reviewed under the Brattleboro Land Use Regulations.
I. CALL TO ORDER—6:00 p.m. — Michelle Luetjen Green, Board Chair
II. Resignations / New Hires
III. EXECUTIVE SESSION – 1 V.S.A. §313(a)(1 (A) Contracts
Dear Ms. Hege,
After some initial staff level discussion on the issue of mutual aid between the Town of Brattleboro and Rescue Inc., Chief Hazelton made clear his preference for direct Board to Board communication. We are happy to honor his request. It is our view that a mutual aid agreement between our two organizations is in our shared best interest. I hope that you agree.
BCTV Channel 1075 schedule for the week of 5/23/22
Monday, May 23, 2022
4:55 am Around Town with Maria – Earth Day Celebration in Brattleboro VT 4/22/22
6:00 am The News Project – In Studio – Southern Vermont Economy Summit
6:30 am New England Center for Circus Arts – Circus Spectacular 3/5/22
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
It surprised many that Town Manager Yoshi Manale resigned after just a few months. But it isn’t that surprising.
Brattleboro is unusual. For a small town, there is a tremendous amount of media. Two newspapers, three radio stations, citizen journalists, and others pay close attention to what goes on in town government. Add in social media, discussions in offices, and conversations on the street and you end up with a rather active core population that follow the details of town government.
There are big cities with less coverage of their municipal governments and fewer news outlets. And big city news is often dominated by crimes, fires, and other distractions, making municipal news a smaller piece of the overall newscast or front page headlines.
On behalf of some of Windham County’s more vulnerable residents the Windham County Heat Fund would like to thank our generous community for support of our efforts this year. The Windham County Heat Fund was created in 2005 by Richard Davis and Daryl Pillsbury to help people in Windham County Vermont who were not able to buy enough heating fuel to make it through the winter. In 2010 the Heat Fund was incorporated as an IRS 501 C 3 non-profit entity. At the time, oil prices were escalating and we thought our efforts would only be needed for a year or two.
Over the years, we have come to learn that there is a constant need to supplement state and federal fuel assistance programs for those who fall through the cracks and for those who run out of fuel assistance allotments.
Gas Stations & Diesel Prices per gallon in Brattleboro, VT
Shell 429 Canal St $6.49
Mobil 469 Canal St $6.49
Irving 564 Canal St $6.54
Citgo 1102 Putney Rd $6.39
Mobil 1114 Putney Rd $6.19
Achille Agway Putney Rd $6.59
Brattleboro Town Manager Yoshi Manale has submitted his resignation effective Friday, June 3, 2022. Selectboard Chair Ian Goodnow accepts this resignation with regret, “I understand that Yoshi would prefer to return to work in larger municipalities and we wish him the best with his future endeavors.”
The Town of Brattleboro urges everyone to drink plenty of water, wear light clothing and stay out of the heat as much as possible during the current heat wave.
People who need some cool air can visit the Brooks Memorial Library (224 Main Street) and the Central Fire Station (103 Elliot Stree).