Selectboard Special Meeting Notes: Land Use, Part III, Planned Unit Development Templates for BrattleboroBy cgrotke | Tue, May 26 2015
The Brattleboro Selectboard heard the third of four presentations by the Planning Services department regarding new and major changes to Brattleboro’s land use regulations and development process.
This Tuesday’s topic was the new, streamlined Planned Unit Development process, in which developers give up some freedom in exchange for quicker, more certain approval. No developers were at the meeting to offer any opinions, but the board predicted that they would make any objections known before the new rules and regs are adopted. That is, soon.
Notes of Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast - 5/15/12015 - The Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (NDCAP)By RobertOeser | Tue, May 26 2015
Brattleboro Citizens’ Breakfast, May 15, 2015, Gibson-Aiken Center
The Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (NDCAP)
Kate O’Connor, Chairperson email@example.com
Note: The Next NDCAP Meeting will be held May 28, 2015, 6pm - 9pm, Brattleboro Union High School (BUHS), multipurpose room.
The 19 member panel includes six citizen representatives, two Entergy reps, representation from the Vermont agency and department heads as well as reps from NH and MA. Since it’s organizational meeting last September 14th, it has met regularly, more often than the legislatively mandated quarterly meetings. Kate acknowledged Martin Langeveld, of Vernon, also a citizen member of the panel, and elected Vice-Chair.
Two great low or no-interest financing options are now available to help Vermonters make energy improvements in their homes: PACE financing and the Heat Saver Loan.
A public informational forum on these energy financing options will be held on Tuesday, June 16 at 5:30 pm at the Marlboro College Graduate School, 28 Vernon Street in downtown Brattleboro. Pizza and beverages will be provided. Space is limited – to register, contact Paul Cameron at 251-8135 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the proposal for the Fantastic Wantastiquet festival, I am advancing the premise that the Connecticut River ought not to be regarded as a border in the 'special case' area of the arts and culture. Why?
Well, did you ever wonder about why the river is regarded as a border? It's not a border south of here in Massachusetts or Connecticut.
We are stardust
Billion year old carbon
We are golden
Caught in the devil's bargain
And we've got to get ourselves
Back to the garden
Michelle Thaller: “How can you sum up human existence? It turns out it’s really pretty simple.
Free MONDAY MORNING MOVIES at Brattleboro Senior Center. Gibson Aiken Center
Dorothy McGuire, Joan Blondell, Anne Bancroft, Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, Abigail Breslin, Steve Carell, Mara Wilson, Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Cuba Gooding Jr. & Kimberly Elise
Please stay after the movie and have lunch at Brattleboro Senior Meals. All are welcome.
BRATTLEBORO, VT – Before a crowd of roughly 100 people gathered in the Brooks House atrium on Friday morning, Morningside Shelter and the Brattleboro Area Drop In Center publicly announced that they are merging to form a single organization under a new name: Groundworks Collaborative.
The Boards of Directors formally agreed to the merger at a joint board meeting on Tuesday, May 19. The organization will be fully functional under the new name as of the start of the new fiscal year on July 1, 2015; at that time Groundworks Collaborative will step into FY ’16 with a nearly $1 million budget. No staffing changes are planned at this time, as the organization is focused on maintaining all services currently provided by the two former organizations. However, growth is on the horizon for the new organization, which is currently finalizing its strategic plan for the next three years.
Learn the basics of solar at this free informational workshop, featuring a presentation by Kirk Shields of Green Mountain Power. Attendees will learn the advantages of solar electric systems, and about the different types of systems that are available, including community solar. Local installers will be on hand to answer questions about solar and its affordability.
The workshop is limited to 60 participants. Pre-registration is required – to sign up, contact Paul Cameron at (802) 251-8135 or at email@example.com.
Big Woods Voices is the union of four veteran area singers celebrating their common passion for a cappella harmony.
The Voices are, from soprano to bass: Liz Rogers, an internationally-touring singer-songwriter who started out with the Metropolitan Opera's child chorus; Becky Graber, leader of the Brattleboro Women's Chorus, music director at The Putney School and New England Youth Theater, and lifelong teacher; Will Danforth, an award-winning, multi-instrumental solo acoustic artist; and Alan Blood, longtime member of countless area groups such as the Blanche Moyse Chorale, the Brattleboro Concert Choir, and House Blend.
These two William Hays portraits of notable people in Brattleboro, Vermont, among a score or so of portraits he painted as part of his Local Portraits Of Brattleboro Series, are on exhibition in the front window of Angel Boy Arts (next to Shin La Restaurant) through the end of this month.
Looking through William's blog for April 2001, I was just reminded that the Dr. Wayne London portrait, the one on the right (of course) won the Dr. Robert L. Bartolli Memorial Award of the Academic Artists Association in 2001. As the winner, it was exhibited at the 51st National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism in Art, which was held in Springfield, MA.
BCTV Ch.8 schedule for the week of 5/25/15
Monday, May 25, 2015
12:30 am Vets: Observing Memorial Day
1:50 am The Bay of Pigs Invasion - Interviews with Members of the 2506th Brigade
2:29 am Green Mt. Vets for Peace: Kent State 43 Year Anniversary
3:30 am VT Cannabis Collaborative - Legalizing Marijuana inVT
Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark in his book The Fire This Time - US War Crimes in the Gulf wrote, and has since kept repeating, "the greatest crime since World War II has been US foreign policy." America's most famous defector from the war establishment would of course would be gratified to hear this spoken of by leaders of nations under US military or covert CIA-CNN attack. Crimes are meant to be prosecuted, and criminals made to pay for what they have done!
It’s ironic that a grant with the gentle, nostalgia-inspiring name “Our Town” could have triggered such dissension among its administrators, but after Tuesday night’s Selectboard meeting, there can be no doubt. Long simmering issues over the administration of the NEA grant came to the fore during that meeting when past and present members of the grant management team spoke out about the process by which the grant project had been carried out.
Andy Kaufman is one of those comedy legends that people either love or hate. I love him. Lise hates him.
Here is is, at Carnegie Hall, in 1979, messing with audiences and making them laugh, and wince, and be uncomfortable. Kaufman didn’t consider himself a comedian so much as a prankster and performance artist.
This show has it all. Tony Clifton, little kids, his grandmother on stage, wrestling women, and taking the entire audience out for milk and cookies after the show.
Senior Meals Menu May 25 – May 29
May 25 CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAY
May 26 American Chop Suey
Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) is hosting four regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS) Update meetings next week.
We will update members of the community about the progress we and our partners are making implementing the Windham Region’s federally recognized (CEDS). The first meeting will be in Londonderry on Tuesday, May 26th at 4pm in the Town Office Meeting Room 100 Old School Street in South Londonderry. The second meeting will be in Wilmington on Wednesday, May 27th at 8am in the Town Hall Meeting Room. On Thursday, May 28th, we will have a meeting in Brattleboro at 8am at the Brattleboro Retreat Education Conference Room and in Bellows Falls at the Town Hall Lower Theater at 4pm.
The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at 5:30pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
New exhibit in cardiology suite features 18 artists represented by local gallery Vermont Artisan Designs
BRATTLEBORO, VT — Patients and visitors to the cardiology suite at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH) will have an opportunity to view artwork by some of the region’s finest artists in a new exhibit entitled "Scenes from New England," which opens with a free public reception on Thursday, June 4 at 5:00 p.m. The exhibit is part of a program called Art for the Heart, a collaboration between BMH and the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC).
The artists featured in the exhibit are all represented by the Brattleboro gallery Vermont Artisan Designs. They include Anne Cady, Jerry Cajko, Caroline Christie, Barbara Coburn, Sabra Field, Carol Gobin, Charlie Hunter, Deedee Jones, Deb Lazar, Alistair McCallum, Will Moses, Deborah Randall, William E. Roberts, Jr., Janis Sanders, Marjorie Sayer, Jeanette Staley, Paul G. Stone, and Charles Townshend.
The Town of Brattleboro is looking for citizens to serve on the following committees and boards:
Agricultural Advisory Board
ADA Advisory Committee
Brattleboro Housing Authority
Citizens Police Communications Committee (CPCC)
Development Review Board
WASHINGTON, May 21 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after the Senate voted to advance a bill that would grant President Barack Obama accelerated power to complete a massive trade accord with 11 other Pacific Rim nations:
“The Senate just put the interests of powerful multi-national corporations, drug companies and Wall Street ahead of the needs of American workers. If this disastrous trade agreement is approved, it will throw Americans out of work while companies continue moving operations and good-paying jobs to low-wage countries overseas.