Let's save the River Garden! It was built with many hundreds of thousands of dollars in public money, and therefore it belongs to us, the people of Brattleboro! Why not use it for this purpose (see below), as authorized by the Vermont Legislature on May 1, 2012?
If you resonate with the idea of organizing the new Brattleboro Area Higher Education Collaborative, and want to be part of it, please get in touch with me by calling me (I'm in the phone book) sending me email, or responding to this article. Thanks!
Sec. 39a. BRATTLEBORO AREA HIGHER EDUCATION COLLABORATIVE
The chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges, in conjunction with the prekindergarten–16 council created in 16 V.S.A. § 2905 shall review and, if feasible, facilitate the development of a higher education collaborative or public–private partnerships in the Brattleboro area to develop a student curriculum and initiative to maximize resources for students and benefits to the region, including the development of a high-tech workforce, and to include the Community College of Vermont, Landmark College, Marlboro College, the Union Institute, the School of International Training, Vermont State Colleges, Vermont Technical College, and other interested institutions. In conducting its review, the council shall consider the five-college initiative in Northampton, Massachusetts.