NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETING
The BUHS #6 Planning and Policy Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 21 in
the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.
NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING
The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 21, 2018 in the
WRCC Cusick Conference Room.
Brattleboro’s Town Plan revision was adopted by the Brattleboro Selectboard at Tuesday’s meeting. It was one of many items in a packed agenda that included financing of the new fire truck, preliminary design work on a possible police carport, and likely train station improvements.
The usually dull Parking Fund overview was spiced up by a request for a comprehensive look at the parking system, with public discussions, prior to approving any capital improvements. The FY19 Solid Waste Budget was introduced, finances were discussed, goals were adopted, and we learned that Brattleboro has a new Indian restaurant.
Finally, Brattleboro’s two confidential employees received a 2% raise, along with other non-union positions.
The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library are hosting their 16th Annual Book Sale fundraiser. Stop by and you will find plenty of good books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, and puzzles!
The book sale will be:
Thursday & Friday from 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 1 pm
Selectboard Chair Kate O’Connor recently announced during a Selectboard meeting that she didn’t read emails sent to her official email account.
I decided to send a few questions to Town Manager Peter Elwell about this April 26. When did O’Connor stop reading her emails? How many emails piled up as unread? How many of them were from citizens and how many were spam? Which other Selectboard members don’t read their official email accounts? And how should citizens contact board members so that they know their comments will be read?
Guilford, Vt. — Friends of Music at Guilford’s 10th annual Spring Organ Recital is set for 3:00 in the afternoon on Sunday, May 27, in the barn at Tree Frog Farm, off Packer Corners Rd. in idyllic rural Guilford. The c. 1897 Tracker Organ was moved from Maine by FOMAG founder A. Graham Down (1929-2014), who invested in its restoration and improvements over the years, and performed the first concerts on it beginning in 1966.
By tradition, each FOMAG season opens with a concert in the barn on Labor Day Weekend, and for the past decade this May event has offered a second annual opportunity to celebrate the organization’s roots. This year’s featured performer is David Neiweem, college organist and carillonneur at the University of Vermont in Burlington, where he has served as professor and head of the music department. He is director of the choirs, and teaches in the vocal studies and conducting/music education areas. He is also music director of the Pitten (Austria) International Music Festival and the First Congregational Church of Burlington.
Recently, C and I shuffled off to Buffalo for a short visit with family. Leaving Brattleboro is always an adventure, partly because we hardly ever do it and never know what we’ll find out there. This time, it seemed as though everywhere you looked, the future was being installed, and folks, it wasn’t pretty. In fact, it was almost scary.
Our first jolt of the new normal came in the outer Albany area where we’ve been stopping at McDonald’s for years for a quick bite before we hit the Thruway. This time, there was only one young woman at the counter with maybe 5 or 6 customers in the lobby.
BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 5/14/18
Monday, May 14, 2018
12:20 am Osher Lifelong Learning Institute – Puzzling, Promising, Peculiar… Pluto
1:30 am Apollo Engineer Talk 4/11/18
3:30 am Dry Stone Art in Nature
4:30 am The FEED – 5/2/18
5:00 am Green Mtn Mornings Tonight – GMMT: Friday News Show
5:26 am Promos – 2nd SoVT Economic Development Summit on May 30
5:30 am Blanche Moyse Chorale Concerts – Reflections on the Passage of Time
BRATTLEBORO, Vt.: The Vermont Craft Council’s Spring Open Studio (Memorial Day) Weekend May 26-27 will include 12 artists in 10 studios and one gallery in Brattleboro, West Brattleboro and Marlboro. Of those artists, eight are members of Brattleboro-West Arts.
Participating studios will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with many sites offering demonstrations as well as the opportunity to purchase art and talk to the professional artists who made it.
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu May 14 thru May 18
May 14 Baked Stuffed Shells
The Brattleboro VFW Post #1034 will be having a $10 All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet Sunday May 20th from 8 am – 10:30 am.
Bacon, ham, homemade sausage gravy w/ biscuits, fried potatoes, homemade pancakes w/ real maple syrup, scrambled eggs, fried onions n’ peppers, and blueberry muffins. Coffee, tea and juice included in price.
The Brattleboro VFW located at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Mon-Fri from 11:30 – 1:30. Specials listed below are only $6 a plate. Hand made burger, fries, sweet potato fries, wings, onion rings, soups and sandwiches are also available. Take outs available by calling 257-0438
Mon – fried chicken breast sandwich w/ mashed potato & veg
Tues – shepherd’s pie w/ salad
You’re gonna just LO-O-O-O-OVE Consolidated!
My bill just jumped 54% in a month without any rational explanation (I only made 19 calls for a total of 58 minutes for a month – all local.
A small part of the explanation was Federal fees and taxes which went up about a dollar.