Tune in for live streaming video of Archer Mayor's presentation at Brooks Memorial on Wednesday, Jan. 29th at 7pm. Or enjoy the event in person in the library meeting room. It will be shared live with library sites in Montpelier and Newport.
Join NYTimes bestselling Vermont author Archer Mayor as he takes the plunge into cyberspace in an interactive video-conference at three Vermont libraries.
SPECIAL: During the video-conference, viewers will get a sneak peak at Mayor's twenty-fifth Joe Gunther mystery, still in manuscript form, titled Proof Positive, which has just been sent to his editors.
In anticipation of the BUHS District #6 Annual Meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 11 in the high school gymnasium, the BUHS District #6 Annual Reports are available at all WSESU schools, Superintendent's Office, Brooks Memorial Library, District Town Offices (Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Putney, Vernon), and www.wssu.k12.vt.us.
A Public Forum to discuss the proposed FY '15 budget will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, 2/3/14 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.
BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETING
The BUHS District #6 Finance Committee will meet at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5 in the WSESU Central Office Conference Room, 53 Green Street.
NOTICE OF MEETING
The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will hold a Public Information Meeting about the FY 2015 Proposed Budget at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 3 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room. The regular meeting will immediately follow.
Despite the few candidates on the ballot, there are two issues for voters this year when they get to the polls.
The first is non-binding consideration of adding a 1% sales tax to help property owners save money:
Should the Town of Brattleboro provide property tax relief and help defray the cost of Police- Fire facilities renovations by adopting a 1% local option sales tax?
WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement tonight after President Barack Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress:
“I welcome President Obama’s focus on reducing inequality and helping working families in America. The American economy is not sustainable when so few have so much and so many have so little. It’s a moral issue and it’s an economic issue.
“The American people, no matter what part of the country they are from or what political party they support, want us to put millions of people back to work. They want to deal with income and wealth inequality. They want us to raise the minimum wage.
Competition Slated for February 15 and 16 in Brattleboro, Vermont
BRATTLEBORO, VT. – The Harris Hill Ski Jumping Competition slated for February 15 and 16, 2014 in Brattleboro, Vermont will feature more than 40 of the world’s top jumpers from the US, Europe and Canada. One contender is Chris Lamb of the Andover Outing Club, who won the 2010 and 2013 Harris Hill competitions and holds the hill record for the longest jump, 335 feet. Lamb says he’s looking forward to competing at Harris Hill and retiring the Fred Harris Trophy. The Fred Harris Trophy has only been retired five times.
Lamb is only one of a number world-class jumpers who have competed at Harris Hill—some as recently as last year. Of the recently announced male members of the U.S. Olympic ski jumping team all have competed at Harris Hill. This includes Nick Alexander, Nick Fairall, Peter Frenette and Anders Johnson.
Are you feeling alone and stressed taking care of a loved one? Would it be helpful to have a safe and confidential place to discuss your concerns and feelings related to being a caregiver? Would support, encouragement and connection to community resources help you in your role as caregiver?
Whether you are caring for a loved one full-time or part-time, please join us at our next Caregiver Support Group. You will be able to connect with others who are currently caring for loved ones (including long-distance) or perhaps are beginning to prepare for the responsibilities of care.
Express Fluency language school launches this week with a free intro class in Brattleboro.
Express Fluency (formerly Escuelita Spanish School) teaches Spanish (other languages coming soon) in the way our brains are designed to acquire language. Their classes are lively and engaging, and 100% comprehensible-- allowing students to acquire Spanish naturally and effortlessly. Their methods resemble the way in which we call learned our first language. There will be a free intro class in Brattleboro this Thursday, January 30th at 5:30 pm at the Neighborhood Schoolhouse. A new beginner session begins the following Thursday, Feb 6th and runs for 7 weeks from 5:30-7:30.
At 5pm on September 11, 2001 World Trade Center Towers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 were damaged but still standing. Nevertheless, earlier that morning the lower Manhattan skyline had changed forever. The smoke, fumes and dust of Towers 1 and 2 had already firmly established in American minds the smoke and mirrors affect designed and desired by the brainchildren of the attackers.
The two main objectives of any building demolition in populated areas are, one, to break up and pulverize the building into small manageable pieces of dust and debris, and, two, to put the building debris into its footprint. That’s why demolition experts can pull down buildings that stand close to other buildings without damaging them.
Unless something unusual happens, the same Selectboard members you see serving the town today will be the same ones serving Brattleboro in the next year. No one is challenging them this year at the polls.
David Schoales will be running for the 3 year seat. John Allen and Donna Macomber are running for the two open 1 year seats on the board.
Lawrin Crispe is the only candidate for Representative Town Meeting Moderator.
PETE SEEGER: A FORCE OF NATURE: A Presence of Love.
My friend Pete Seeger
passed on to the other side,
but he did not die,
that is not possible.
The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 5:00pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center. It is anticipated that the Board will enter into executive session immediately following the meeting to discuss a potential litigation matter.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
The Center for Cardiovascular Health at BMH Hosts a Series of Events in February to Help Local Women Learn The Heart Truth®By BMH | Tue, January 28 2014
To raise awareness among local women that heart disease is their #1 health threat, the Center for Cardiovascular Health at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital today announces a series of events for February to promote the Heart Truth: a nationwide effort to spread information about women and heart disease, prevention and wellness.
The month long event will include:
- Radio series entitled Matters of the Heart (every Monday in February 9:15 AM on Live and Local)
- Red Dress breakfast with Phaedra McDonough, APRN (7:30 PM on February 26)
- Café Chats with Cardiac Nurses for Risk Factors of Cardiac Disease (February 11 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM)
- Love your Heart Blood Pressure Screenings (Mondays in February 12:00 – 1:00 PM)
- Rapid CPR Classes (February 19 & 26 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM)
- Walk this Way to Better Health fitness walks (Tuesdays at 4:30 PM and Thursdays at 3:15 PM)
- and more.
in case you missed it (icymi), fyi:
Three lawmakers refuse to release emails in response to public records request (via vtdigger; 1/27/2014):
I urgently need a tripod or tripod adaptor that will hold a Smartphone. I can't find one in any local stores and the one I ordered online got lost in the mail. (I'm having really bad luck with this!!) I need this for a project that is due THIS FRIDAY 1/31/2014! So I need this in my hands absolutely no later than Wednesday (but tomorrow, Tuesday, would be better!!!).
Please please please email me if you can help me out! You'd be helping out a poor artist with big dreams who's desperately trying to make a video for a contest with a cash prize she really needs!!! I can return it to you on Saturday if you want it back. I can meet you at the Cotton Mill.