Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound.
Interstate Deck Repairs, Preventative Maintenance:
-On Tuesday, October 25th, I-91 Northbound will be closed between Exits 1 & 3 from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
-On Wednesday, October 26th, I-91 Southbound will be closed between Exits 3 & 2 from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM.
Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has become the new King of Thailand, succeeding the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
In the late 1980's and early 1990's I was working at Capital Children's Museum in DC and one of the exhibits we built was in conjunction with the government of Thailand. We filled a room the size of about three or four classrooms with examples of Thai art, architecture, food, music, language, costume, etc. and the Thai government helped out with money, artifacts and crafts, and even helped construct small buildings.
Oct. 13th and I go outside and find one of my campaign signs has been stolen.
Yesterday, I painted a new one; but I do miss the confiscated one, it was entirely a different design.
The new sign says, "1776 - 1936 Marijuana was Legal."
Vermonters! Watch the U.S. Senate candidates live, sit in the audience Tuesday October 18th @ 5:25
Election Forum at Channel 17 Town Meeting TV in Burlington's Old North End, Tuesday October 18th @ 5:25
ACT 46 STUDY COMMITTEE
Representing the Brattleboro Town School District, Dummerston Town School District,
Guilford Town School District, Putney Town School District and the Vernon Town School District
NOTICE OF MEETING
The Act 46 Study Committee will hold a Community Forum at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at the Oak Grove School.
Grove Street - Temporary Road Closure
On Monday, October 17, and again on Tuesday October 18, a portion of Grove Street, between #45 Grove and #51 Grove will be closed to through traffic between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm. The Brattleboro Department of Public Works will be tapping a water main under Grove Street and installing a new 8” water line from Grove to the Brattleboro Municipal Center in preparation for the upcoming replacement/upgrade of the fire sprinkler system. At this time it is expected that the Grove Street Closure will last only on Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18. In addition, Grove Street will again be closed on Wednesday, October 26, and Thursday October 27, between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm to repave the affected portion of Grove Street.
BDCC/SeVEDS Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development CouncilBy Not Signed In | Wed, October 12 2016
WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 27, 2016) – Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation on behalf to the Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies accepted an award for Excellence in Economic Development for its 2016 project in the category of implementing a Multi-Year Economic Development Program from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).
The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 27, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which was held Sept. 25-28, in Cleveland, OH.
BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS
The BAMS Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 17 in the BAMS Conference Room.
The BUHS #6 Teacher Curriculum Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 17 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.
The BUHS #6 Finance Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 27 in the WSESU James E. Kane Conference Room, 53 Green Street, Brattleboro.
Fittingly enough, it was during this election cycle my mother received her dementia diagnosis. Thanks to her stroke, she’s moved fairly quickly through the levels, like a pro-gamer unlocking ever more complex realms of challenge. When she was unable to feed herself or attend to hygiene, memory care became inevitable. My periodic visits have become studies in both specific and general cognitive atrophe, in addition to whatever else it is when a son becomes the elder to his parent.
As a way of holding on to the rail when the seas get rough, I have begun to look at the memory care facility, and mental disability, in an anthropological light. I’m always on the look out, in my mother’s case, to see what parts of personality persist, and which patterns remain as a kind of behavioral bedrock. Observing which of her symptomatic responses were there all along in nascent form. Seeing her surrounded by her ‘peers’, each with their own expeditions underway, it forces me to wonder about the so-called sanity of us all.
I noticed this letter from Andy Davis in the Commons. He makes interesting points about a town appointment that may not be very transparent, which of course raises questions.
12:30p.m. immature Golden Eagle spotted making wide unflapping circles from Conn. River to over Elliot Street. New yard bird!
Town offices are closed on Monday, October 10, 2016.
The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 4:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.
The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.
The Brattleboro Police-Fire Facilities Building Committee will meet on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 4:00pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.
The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will hold a special meeting on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 9:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center. This meeting is in addition to the regular meeting being held on October 11.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 10/10/16
Monday, October 10, 2016
12:00 am Moby Dick Series - Pt2
1:00 am War on Terror Retrospective: Vice Admiral Costello
2:05 am Woodstock Digital Media Fest: E-Team
2:42 am Express Fluency: Latin with Justin Bailey Part 1 of 3
5:00 am GMMT: Friday News Show
5:15 am Senior Moments: Alzheimer's Disease Pt 2
It's not often that something happens that cries out to be corrected and then, in a matter of days, it is. I'm not talking about Vermont's GMO law either (which Congress mooted within the month) – no, I'm talking about Indigenous Peoples Day which has been proposed, here and elsewhere, as a less racist and more fair alternative to traditional Columbus Day. Unfortunately, honoring native American people was not something the Selectboard could get its collective mind around and Indigenous Peoples Day lost here in Brattleboro by a vote of 2-3. But just when you thought all was lost, along comes Governor Shumlin with a state-wide proclamation of Indigenous Peoples Day, signed, sealed, and delivered. What do you know, we get to celebrate Indigenous People's Day after
The next monthly meeting of the West Brattleboro Association (WBA) will be held on Thursday, October 13th at 6:00 PM at the Hayes Court Community Room on Garfield Drive.
After a review of the treasury report and recent chicken barbecue, members of the association will get and give updates on various topics including the status of the welcome letter initiative, the Neighborhoods Fund progress, and recent economic development which includes a report on BizUp and West B commercial spaces.
Notification of hearings to abutters, an ongoing issue, with be taken up at the Association’s meeting on November 10th.
Hillary Laughed "We Came He Died" While a Bombed Million Demonstrated for Their Beloved Hero GadaffiBy jay janson | Sat, October 08 2016
As Sec. of State Clinton oversaw US wars for regime change that continue in Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen, and now threatens Russia and China. Her opponent says enough. (US regime change wars from Greece, Korea, Iran, Vietnam, Laos, Guatemala, Congo, Cambodia, Dominican Republic, Lebanon, Cuba, Panama, Ethiopia Somalia, S. Sudan, Grenada, El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen.)
Once again, the NY Times has been unfair to The Donald, by reporting the facts.
“And when you’re a star they let you do it,” Mr. Trump says. “You can do anything.”
Mr. Trump then elaborated and added, “Grab them by the pussy.”
"I apologize if anyone was offended," Trump. (One of those "if anyone was offended" apologies: as though he does not actually admit that he did anything wrong, except that in the eye of the beholder it might have been interpreted as offensive.)
Hey, y'know what time of the year it is?
This means it gets dark out..
This means when your children* are dressed in dark colors I can't see them, especially when there's lots of traffic coming the other way with their headlights on, and your children are standing by the side of the road where there's no streetlight.
Now, obviously your children are not maimed or dead - EVEN THOUGH THEY DARTED INTO THE ROAD - because my headlights picked up their movement at the last possible second.
The Brattleboro VFW is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Mon. - Fri. from 11:30 am - 1:30 PM. Specials are only $5.50 a plate. Burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken wings, soups and sandwiches are also available.
Mon - open faced hot pork sandwich w/ gravy & veg.
Tues - ham steak w/ homemade mac & cheese
Wed - beef stroganoff w/ noodles & veg
Thur - stuffed chicken breast w/ mashed potato, gravy & veg
Fri - salmon pea wiggle
If you have more than 4 people in your group, please call ahead of time at 257-0438 for a reservation. Take out orders are available, and some specials sell out fast.
Storyboarding was developed to a high art form by Walt Disney and his team of artists. He found that by arranging little drawings that correspond to all key points in an animated script, he and his animators could pre-visualize a cartoon before making it.
This was important for two reasons. One - animation was time consuming and expensive, and the better it was planned in advance, costs could be kept under control. Having a frame by frame guide to what should be done helped keep everyone on track and within budget (more or less.)