There will be a gathering in memory of Lawrence Auclair at Mocha Joe's on Saturday May 9th at noon. Please come join us.
ON EXHIBIT for the Month of May at Brooks Library
MAIN FLOOR: RAYE ARNAULT Close-up photographs presenting a unique perspective on things in the natural world.
2ND FLOOR CHILDREN: AMY HUNTINGTON Children's book llustrator of "Grandma Drove the Garbage Truck".
Join us for First Wednesday on 6 May 2015, 7 pm - 9 pm for The Duel: Aaron Burr vs. Alexander Hamilton. Was it murder or suicide when the vice president of the United States killed the first secretary of the treasury in a duel? Willard Sterne Randall, award-winning biographer of Hamilton and five other Founding Fathers, tells this fascinating story.
Location Library Main Room. For more information contact Brooks Library by phone at 802-254-5290 ext 0, by email at email@example.com, or on the web at brookslibraryvt.org. Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301. The event is free and open to the public.
Brattleboro’s new, proposed district boundaries were presented and discussed at the regular meeting of the Selectboard. The presentation was an introduction to new land use regulations the town hopes to adopt later this year. It is a big, important change for the town, and the board was sad that no one was there to report on it, or even attend. No one!
Also at the meeting, Selectboard goals were approved, distillers will be featured at a Heifer’s event in June, police officers were sworn in to new positions, the ADA Committee is restructured, and more.
Read on for more. And don’t tell the Selectboard! They don’t seem to know we do this.
Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864 – January 27, 1922) was the pen name of American journalist Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman. She was also a writer, industrialist, inventor, and a charity worker who was widely known for her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days, in emulation of Jules Verne's fictional character Phileas Fogg, and an exposé in which she faked insanity to study a mental institution from within. She was a pioneer in her field, and launched a new kind of investigative journalism.
Mike Huckabee has announced his intention to become president.
"I am a candidate for president of the USA," and, "I never thought of using a firearm to murder someone."
Date of Incident: May 4, 2015
Location of Incident: Near 493 Melchen Rd
Nature of Call: Brush Fire
Time Reported: 12:54 pm
Time Under Control: 5:29 pm
Number of Alarms and Times Upgraded:
1st alarm @ 1:06 pm;
2nd alarm @ 1:10pm;
3rd alarm @ 1:18 pm
Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an evening of cutting edge fiddle and cello explorations of Scottish, Celtic and global music by Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas at Next Stage on Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 pm. With a shared passion for improvising on the melody and the groove of traditional tunes, Alasdair and Natalie feature dazzling teamwork, swapping melodic and harmonic lines and trading driving rhythmic riffs.
The news out of Baltimore on last Monday afternoon hit me with an eerie feeling of familiarity. My family had moved to Baltimore in January of 1968. Just four months later, in April (coincidentally) of that year, the city erupted in riots following the assassination of Martin Luther King. I was only seven and barely understood what was going on, but I’ve never forgotten that time. We were home from school for a week while the National Guard rode down our street in big convoy trucks with guns facing out. My uncle took us up on the roof one night to see the fires that dotted the skyline to our south. Everyone was very freaked out.
Hearing then that a “mob” of “thugs” was making its way through the city toward downtown, touching many of the places that were hit so hard in ‘68, brought those years back again. It wasn’t a settling feeling. In the late ‘60s in places like Baltimore, there were adults who truly feared revolution. They thought that maybe the center wouldn’t hold. They were inordinately fearful of what they perceived as chaos, and certainly the events of that year were chaotic. I remember hearing my father saying to someone, “if they get to 25th Street, we’re going to have to leave.” Monday afternoon brought back that scary feeling of chaos to a lot of people old enough to remember.
Today the weather service issued warnings about brush fires. It's dry, windy, and and generally ideal circumstances for a brush fire. And that's what happened.
Nearby, a brush fire at 493 Melchin Road has grown into a 4 alarm affair, with 50 acres going, according to the mutual aid folks and observers at a fire tower in Massachusetts. Brush trucks and tankers from all over the region have been called in.
The size of the fire has grown considerably. 50 acres at 3:30 p.m; 10-15 acres going closer to 2:30.
A Safety Improvement Project at the intersection of Western Avenue, Union Hill, and Cedar Street will begin on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 with a projected completion in June, approximately six weeks. The Department of Public Works will be working on the project from 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. daily.
During this construction period, Union Hill and Cedar Street will be closed at the intersection and pedestrian traffic will be allowed via a temporary crosswalk.
Rising early one recent morning in May, I stepped out onto the front grassy lawn to catch a little air. Standing still, leaning on my cane facing the wooded lot across the road, I looked about and noticed five feet from my right a red breasted robin standing still on the grass staring in the same direction. We stood there for a minute or so, her glancing at me, me glancing at her, neither alarmed by sudden moves. It was a warm, blue sky day. The air was still, peaceful and quiet.
With a sudden move the robin started pecking at the grass. At first, her beak came up empty, but suddenly she picked up a long, squirming worm I hadn't seen and dropped it.
The Windham Region- The Six College Collaborative formerly known as The Windham Higher Education Cooperative recently launched their very own website www.sixcolleges.com featuring local paid internship opportunities for college students, information about cross registration amongst the six participating colleges as well as community offerings at the various college campuses. The collaborative includes Community College of Vermont, SIT Graduate Institute, Vermont Technical College, Landmark College, Marlboro College and Union Institute and University.
Ben Carson announced his intention of running for president.
“I’m willing to be part of the equation and, therefore, I’m announcing my candidacy for president of the United States of America.”
Carly Fiorina announced her intention to become president.
“I am running for president.”
BCTV Ch.8 schedule for the week of 5/4/15
Monday, May 4, 2015
12:00 am Vermont War Memorials, Statuary, and Cemeteries
1:15 am TED Talks: Pia Mancini: How to Upgrade Democracy for the Internet Era
1:30 am BTT: Spring Forward Extravaganza 3/6/15
3:00 am Ethan Allen Homestead: Robert Mello on Moses Robinson, A Founder of VT
4:00 am Vietnam Anniversary Screening and Panel - BUHS 4/2/15
The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library will present Montpelier musician-educator Mark Greenberg’s illustrated talk “Kitchen Tunks & Parlor Songs” on Thursday, May 14, at 7:30 PM at the Brooks Memorial Library on Main
Since the 1980s, Greenberg has been interviewing and recording musicians throughout Vermont, tracing the development of the state’s vernacular music from its roots in Anglo-Celtic traditions through the influences of French-Canadian emigrants and the arrival of radio and other electronic technologies.
I just had to pass this on.
Let Wesley Clark explain.
Former Washington insider and four-star General Wesley Clark spilled the beans several years ago on how Paul Wolfowitz and his neoconservative co-conspirators implemented their sweeping plan to destabilize key Middle Eastern countries once it became clear that post-Soviet Russia “won’t stop us.”
As I recently reviewed a YouTube eight-minute clip of General Clark’s October 2007 speech, what leaped out at me was that the neocons had been enabled by their assessment that – after the collapse of the Soviet Union – Russia had become neutralized and posed no deterrent to U.S. military action in the Middle East.