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Brattleboro Police-Fire Facilities Building Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Police-Fire Facilities Building Committee will meet on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 4:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8100


Women in Prison Topic of AAUW Meeting

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. - Women in prison in Vermont is the topic of the meeting of the Brattleboro branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Tuesday, Oct. 21.

The public is invited to the discussion at 7 p.m. in room 2C of the Marlboro Graduate Center on Vernon Road.

Rep. Molly Burke (P) and AAUW member Louise Luring will share information presented at a recent summit on Women in Corrections in Vermont hosted by Vermont Law School and co-sponsored by the Vermont Commission on Women, Vermonters for Criminal Justice Reform, the Vermont Bar Association, the Vermont Women’s Legislative Caucus, Vermont Law School (VLS) and VLS’s Black Law Students’ Association, Women’s Law Group, and National Lawyers’ Guild.


Dosa Kitchen: South Indian Soul Food Open All Weekend

What is a dosa?

Dosa is a fermented lentil and rice crepe that millions of Indians eat every day. Now you can enjoy them without leaving the state of Vermont.

Dosa Kitchen serves from-scratch dosas with a a rotating menu of curries. Our meat is free-range, and we always have a vegan option. All our food is gluten free and we support our local farms.


Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee Accepting Applications

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee is accepting applications for FY16 Human Services Funding. The Application, as well as Instructions and Guidelines, will be posted on the Brattleboro website – www.brattleboro.org. The Human Services Review Committee Informational Meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 6:30pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center. The deadline to submit applications to the Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office is Monday, November 3, 2014 at 4:00pm.


Brattleboro Water Service Mailing Warning

Many residents in the Brattleboro area are currently receiving mailings from HomeServe USA Repair Management Corp in regard to water service line responsibility. HomeServe is an independent company that offers residential repair coverage plans and is not affiliated with the local utility that supplies water to residents. This mailing is a solicitation to purchase insurance from HomeServe and is not associated with any utilities furnished by the Town of Brattleboro Water Department.


Electric Vehicle Fair Showcases Benefits of EVs

Are you thinking about buying or leasing an electric car or bicycle, or interested in learning about the benefits of EV ownership? Come to the Electric Vehicle Demonstration & Forum on Saturday, October 25th from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm at the Marlboro College Graduate School, 28 Vernon Street in downtown Brattleboro. A wide range of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, along with electric-assisted bikes, cargo bikes and electric scooters will be on display and available for test rides in the parking lot from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. Electric vehicle owners and local dealers will be on hand to answer questions.


Brattleboro Film Fest Offers Cash Grants/Showcase to Young Filmmakers (under 25)

The Brattleboro Film Festival's call for submissions to our first annual Young Filmmakers’ Showcase will close October 15. Filmmakers under the age of 25 should submit their original work to be celebrated alongside the front runners of our 2014 program which will run 10 days from October 31 to November 9, all at the Latchis Theatre. The Youth Showcase will be presented and awards announced at Headroom Stages at 17 Elliot Street from 7 to 9 pm November 7, 2014 (Gallery Walk)where refreshments will be served all for free!


How to Spot a Phishing Spam

This is a real email I received.  Loaded with red flags that it's not legit, if you are paying attention!

1) Grammatical error in subject line

2) When you expand the From email address (if you can), it's obviously not an Apple email, in fact it's from Italy!

3) If your email program is capable of displaying the additional information, the time zone and coordinates are definitely not California.


I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Closure and Holiday Weekend

I-91 Northbound Closure for Pothole Repair

I-91 Northbound between exits 2 and 3 will be closed to all traffic to complete pothole repair in advance of the winter season. This work is scheduled for Monday October 20th between 8 pm and 6 am. The actual closure date will be communicated to stakeholders at least 72 hours in advance after the team is able to confirm forecasted weather conditions are acceptable for work to proceed. Traffic will be routed onto Route 5, and law enforcement officials will be on hand.

Columbus Day Weekend Traffic Alert

Please be aware that there are likely to be traffic delays on I-91 between Exits 1 and 4 both northbound and southbound over the course of the three-day holiday weekend. These delays are due to high traffic volumes. Route 5 is an alternate route.


Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Scheduled

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 3:45pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center. It is anticipated that the Board will enter into executive session at 3:45pm to discuss the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee. No further business will be conducted.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8100


Brattleboro Columbus Day Closures

In observance of Columbus Day, all Town offices will be closed on Monday, October 13, 2014, with the exception of emergency services.

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday and Monday, October 12 and 13, 2014. All other violations, including extended parking, will be enforced.


Screwball Comedy Films Continue at Brooks Library

Next show, Wednesday, October 8th at 2p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. "Ellen Arden arrives 7 years after being given up for dead in a shipwreck, to find her husband Nick just remarried to Bianca..." With Irene Dunne and Cary Grant. Post-film discussion hosted by Tim Metcalfe and Tom Bedell.

Continuing through November 12th, (on select Wednesdays) the Brattleboro Film Festival and Brooks Memorial Library will present free afternoon screenings of nine Hollywood classic screwball comedies from Tinseltown’s Golden Era. On October 8th at 2 pm, please join us for a hilarious retread of the old "Enoch Arden" legend stars Irene Dunne as Ellen, who returns home to her husband Nick (Cary Grant) and children Tim (Ann Shoemaker) and Chinch (Mary Lou Harrington) after being marooned on a desert island for seven years. 


The Hidden Art Treasures of Brooks Memorial Library

Get a rare sneak peek at the Library's Collection of Hidden Treasures on Friday, October 10, 5:30 PM. Through gifts and bequests over the past 150 years, Brooks Memorial Library has assembled a rich and varied collection of art and artifacts that rivals even some museums.

The collection includes sculpture, ceramics, paintings, rare books, maps, photographs and other ephemera and archaeological objects. Many if not most of these pieces have not been displayed for years - some, in fact, never.


Selectboard Meeting Notes: Fire, Then Police, Maybe, We Hope

The Police and Fire facilities project was divided and conquered, perhaps, by the Brattleboro Selectboard at Tuesday’s meeting. They heard of Plan F, which divides the project into phases with the fire facilities being completed first, and the police facilities being put on hold for a relocation and redesign. Whether this conquers the issue will be left up to Representative Town Meeting and voters.

The board agreed that Human Services funding requests should be limited to $120,000 this year, waded into the waters of asking non-profits for payment for town services, and accepted and ratified grants. Read on for all the details.


Brattleboro Area Techies To Hold First Meeting October 16

Brattleboro Area Techies, a new Windham Country group, will hold its first meeting on Thursday, October 16 at Fireworks Restaurant in Brattleboro. The new group is designed to facilitate networking among the area’s many high tech workers who are all too often locked in an office behind a computer.

The group is intended to include designers, makers, educators, programmers, freelancers, videographers, artists, consultants and business people who work in these fields. The first meeting will be informal and give everyone who attends the opportunity to introduce themselves and their work. This will be followed by time for relaxed networking.


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