Purimpalooza Musical Costume Party with Wanda Houston and Eugene Uman at Vermont Jazz Center, tonight, March 19
The Brattleboro Area Jewish Community (BAJC) marks the holiday of Purim this year with “Purimpalooza,” a costume party open to everyone, starring jazz vocalist extraordinaire Wanda Houston and Brattleboro’s own jazz master pianist Eugene Uman, along with several other local performers, at 7:00-10:30 PM at the Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleboro, VT.
New York, NY -- Friday, March 18, 2016 -- (SAP: Satirical Amalgamated Press) -- Hillary Clinton has announced that she is planning to leave the Democratic Party and join the Republicans.
Faced with the ascendancy of the junior Senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, Clinton explained in an interview today that she feels her chances of being nominated her party's candidate for the presidency will be better among the Republicans.
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu March 21 to March 25
March 21- Chicken Breast
Carrots & Turnip
Join members of Brattleboro's Representative Town Meeting body for a day of deliberations over passage of the Town and School District budgets.
The meeting starts at 8:30 AM but we'll have the stream up at 8:00 AM so you can check it out ahead of time. At any point if your stream gets behind (this can happen if you pause the feed, or if it needs to buffer) just click the 'Live' button in the bottom left and it will skip you ahead.
Get all the details on Brattleboro's twice-recounted Selectboard Race, decision to move the Police Station to Black Mtn Rd, structural problems at the Parking Garage, construction on the Green St Ext, water poisoning in Bennington, the Retreat's new CEO, and more!
In honor of Representative Town Meeting, this weekend we’ll take a short look at Parliamentary Procedure and Robert’s Rules of Order.
This video shows how your 4-H club or other organization can be an effective governing body by using well-recognized procedures for meetings. They cover everything from committee reports to making and amending budgets, tabling items, and delaying actions on items.
I was greatly criticized by friends of Jane Sanders for commenting on Facebook that she should improve her wardrobe and leave the "hippy" dresses behind here in Vermont. What incentive would help her to decide to make her wardrobe more upscale? After all, she is the wife of a U.S. Senator; but does her appearance look like a "First Lady"?
What Does Jane "Win" If Her Husband, Bernie Sanders, Wins The Election For President?
For starters, Jane "wins" the First Lady's Office in the White House!
Time once again to check in with our eventual robot overlords and how they are evolving.
This is prompted by news that Google is hoping to sell off Boston Dynamics, the folks that are building some of the most advanced and scary robots on the planet. Seems that the latest generation have the potential for generating bad press, there are no sellable products in sight, and Google wants to walk away.
Here’s Atlas, one of the more recent human-sized Boston Dynamics creations, walking about, trying to do things, and being abused by technicians. As a commenter pointed out, there will come a time when AI-aware robots will find this video and think about it.
A Saudi panel of scientists recently concluded that women aren’t just household items as it was previously
thought, but are mammals and therefore should have same rights as camels and goats.
Previously, women had the same rights as a chair or a table and were seen more as individual property.
They now have an equivalent status to certain animal species, and thus must receive, at the very least, feeding, watering and be conferred a minimum of attention.
“Ain’t that precious?”
Get the story front to back in this two minute special that covers election night through the second recount, in the epic case of the one vote select board race that initially gave Avery Schwenk a one vote win over DeGray only to finally give DeGray the final victory, again by only a one vote margin.
Curly Haugland, a Republican National Committee member, says the nomination process is pretty straightforward: The party, not the voters, chooses the nominee.In an appearance on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Wednesday morning, Haugland, a North Dakotan and current member of the RNC's Rules Committee, said that any assumption otherwise is misguided.
"That's the problem: The media has created the perception that the voters will decide the nomination," he said. He went on: "Political parties choose their nominee, not the general public, contrary to popular belief."
Technically, this is true. The nomination is decided by delegates to this summer's convention, not directly by voters. But it's probably not a terribly helpful argument to make at a time when Republican establishment types are openly talking about wresting the GOP nomination from Donald Trump at the convention. Trump has said doing so could lead to "riots."
PUTNEY VT- On March 19th at 1 and 3pm Sandglass’s beloved Winter Sunshine series continues with a romp
around the world in an upturned umbrella that will surprise and delight audiences of all ages. A family trip to the beach goes awry when a young boy's favorite Red Ball is whisked away by the tides. Can he summon the courage to get it back? Join Jasper, a timid kid with a big imagination, as he sets out on an adventure across the ocean, under the waves, and up into the clouds. Along the way, he meets fantastical fortunetellers, thieving fishermen, and many mysterious creatures of the deep. Will he ever reclaim his favorite Red Ball from the clutches of the sea? Find out in this visually stunning production featuring multiple styles of puppetry, an original score, and lots of sea-faring fun!
Ongoing Programs and Services at Brooks Memorial Library - Reference, Technology, Fax Services and Wireless Printing.
Need help finding books, movies, and other media in traditional and electronic formats? Engaged in a research project for school, work, or personal interest? Want help using the online catalog and finding your way through the library? Reference librarians can help with all of these questions and more. The desk is staffed Monday-Friday, 10-2 and 3-6, and most Saturdays 10-5, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All reference is confidential.
Our neighborhood in Guilford is beyond the terminus for cable, so we use Fairpoint DSL, which is, let's say: better than dial-up. It looks as though a newish company called VTel is promoting itself as intending to cover all of Vermont with good broadband, via, as I understand it, a combination of fiber-optic and some wireless technology. They may be making progress on reaching our area. So I'm asking if anyone knows about them, or, possibly, uses their services? There have been some similar-sounding schemes lately that haven't turned out well (see the Great Auk story in today's Reformer.)
Meet Job Hunt Helper Ben Howe! During March & April, CCV student intern Ben Howe will help library patrons use computer technology for job and career-related tasks. Stop by for help exploring online career and education tools, finding resume prep tools, and completing online applications. Make an appointment with Ben at the Reference Desk: (802) 254-5290 x109, or by emailing him at email@example.com.
He'll also provide drop-in help on a first-come, first-served basis during his regular library hours: Tuesday evenings, 5:00-8:00 and Thursday afternoons, 1:00-4:00. Feel free to call ahead for info on his likely availability.
The Windham Regional Woodlands Association (WRWA) is currently seeking prospective or current students interested in Natural Resource Management to apply for scholarships for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters. Up to three $1500 scholarships will be awarded ($750 per semester) to Windham County Residents who attend two or four year college programs in Natural Resource, Forest Management or related majors. The deadline for applying is May 15th for the Fall 2016 semester.
In order to comply with the Open Meeting Law, this warning is being submitted in anticipation of the BCA’s decision today to proceed with a recount of the March 1 vote. If the recount request is denied or another date and time is chosen, this meeting will be cancelled and another scheduled.
BRATTLEBORO BOARD OF CIVIL AUTHORITY
Selectboard Meeting Room
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Mexican-Americans: Experience & Identity-A Reading-Discussion Series: The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. BoyleBy Brooks Memorial | Wed, March 16 2016
Brooks Memorial Library continues its Vermont Humanities Council reading/discussion series, Mexican Americans: Experience and Identity on Wednesday 16 March 2016, at 7 pm - 8:30 pm with The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle. This 4-Part series 'Mexican Americans: Experience and Identity,' deals with the experiences of Mexicans living in the United States, from the struggles of migrant farmworkers and day laborers in California to coming of age stories of Chicanos as U.S. citizens.
The third book in this series is The Tortilla Curtain by T.C. Boyle, which is story of illegal aliens in California, told through the eyes of two very different couples, one well-off Anglos, the other illegal Mexicans living in a canyon. The novel chronicles their relationship against the background of growing hostility between immigrants and natives.
Very early in his campaign, around the time he declared it back in mid-May, I wrote to Bernie and said "Avalanches don't only start with a thunderclap or a gunshot ... sometimes they start with a little tiny snowball that starts to form at the very top of the mountain."The Bernie Sanders avalanche is about halfway down the mountain now, and the few little snowballs, which became many, are just starting to morph into a tremendous cascade.
The post-March-15 primary season will see the American people either part of this avalanche, or else they will see it coming. It will sweep up all in its path. Bernie Sanders and his supporters are a force of nature, and nothing will deny us or defeat us!
Brattleboro is restructuring the way town employees are compensated for health care. A new program to fill the gaps of higher deductibles might end up saving taxpayers $30,000 a year while continuing to provide a solid level of coverage for employees.
The decision of the recent special Representative Town Meeting to move the police station to Black Mountain Road has been incorporated into the budget to be presented at the regular Representative Town Meeting, Bradley House might be renovated and expanded if a new package of grants is approved, the town will buy new police cars, and Donna Macomber had a final regular meeting with the board.