The Pay As You Throw Working Group is leaning toward high fees for Act 148 compliance, the Brattleboro Selectboard learned Tuesday evening. The “necessary fee” isn’t yet calculated, but is suggested to be calibrated to cover the costs of all tipping fees, program costs, and program materials, and no sliding scale for low income residents is planned.
The board also contemplated cuts to human service funding, and asked for citizen input on the question. The Police received a grant to improve their abilities to unlock and look at everything on your phone, tablet, or GPS device. (Your silly passwords are useless.)
Other grants were received and community members stepped up to serve on town committees and boards. All this and more, below.
The Windham County Human Society's 14th annual Walk for Animals is Saturday, September 27. The Walkers (and the animals) would love to have your support!
Dozens of Walkers have signed up and are collecting donations to support their Walk. They've raised more than one-third of our goal, but there's a ways to go!
And of course, it would be great to exceed the goal so we can do even more for animals in need.
What it supports: The money raised at the Walk goes to help the Humane Society meet these important needs:
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is hosting a special event entitled, "Mediterranean Dining: A Healthy Approach to Living," sponsored by the hospital's Nutrition Services Department and the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.
The event will feature a dinner of Mediterranean food and a presentation by Drs. Judy and Ed Flower, a clinical psychologist and a marriage and family therapist. They will address how chronic illness is not just an individual problem but involves the whole family system. They will speak from their professional orientation and their own personal experience.
Early & Absentee Voting Start September 19th But VT Candidate Information Guide Has Not Been Published!By CrisEricson2014 | Tue, September 16 2014
What does "one week prior to the general election" really mean? The Secretary of State Elections Division has announced on its website that Early and Absentee Voting Ballots will be at your Town Clerks Office on September, 19, 2014. That means you can start voting. But, the Elections Division has not distributed the NEW internet version of the Candidate Information Guide which Vermont Election law 17 V.S.A., Chapter 59, Section 2810, requires shall be published one week prior to the general election.
Brattleboro Time Trade:
Exchanging services, creating connections, strengthening communities, one hour at a time.
See below for exciting Upcoming Events and learn what Time Trade is all about!
This week's fabulous listings, brought to you from a view:
Citizen's Awareness Breakfast at the Senior Center
FREE Garden Bed Edging
Learn to Sell on E-Bay
Borrow My Chimney Brush
Guitar or Piano/Keyboard Lessons
Computer Assistance - Brattleboro/Townshend/Newfane
Tutoring in Biology, Chemistry, or English
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is offering a free health education workshop series entitled, "Freedom to Choose: Basic Concepts and Principles," beginning on September 23, 2014.
Co-sponsored by BMH, Grace Cottage, and the Brattleboro Retreat as part of Wellness in Windham, this new, interactive bimonthly health education series is designed to empower people to advocate for the medical treatments that they want by providing them with the knowledge and language necessary to understand what is available.
1860: The little fairy, Dollie Dutton, finished her series of entertainments to the inhabitants of Brattleboro in the Town Hall on Monday evening. While she herself os but nine years old, measuring 29 inches in height and weighing 15 pounds, she was assisted and sustained by two other persons, upon whose births the reverse ends of a powerful magnifying glass had seemed to smile in respective proportions.
BCTV Ch.8 schedule for the week of 9/15/14
Monday September 15
12:00 am All About Alzheimer's - Vermont Town Hall Meeting on Alzheimer's Disease
1:30 am Newport Baptist Church Special Music Team 8/8/14
2:00 am FSTV Overnight
4:00 am VT Historical Society 2nd Saturday: Yankee Schoolmarms
5:00 am Former Vermont Governor Douglas - New Way Book Launch
For your convenience a form is now available to renew or obtain your 2015 General Business License through the town of Brattleboro. This license will be valid until December 31, 2015! You can also choose to be listed in our FREE online Business Directory when you fill out the application!
Clifton Farm, Va.
Sept. 15th, 1864.
Went on picket Monday. Left a letter to be sent out that night, as there was a man going out, but came in and still find it here. It was not sent by some mistake, so now will let it go for what it is worth, and give you a new addition. We see no signs of moving, but we never know what the day may bring forth. We went on picket Monday, as I said before. On Tuesday our division were taken out on a scout towards Winchester. They went out about five miles and came back at some time in the night between 10 and 11.
- Tell Americans and the world that the corporate media that works to destroy the beautiful Chavista peaceful revolution for a government of all Venezuelans and not just mostly for the rich, is the same media Martin Luther King condemned for lying and promoting US "atrocity wars and covert violence on three continents, since 1945, meant to maintain unjust predatory investments"
- Dear President Maduro, slanderous Western media, promoting war and violence for capital gains of the mercilessly amoral automaton functioning speculative interest banking industry, has put you in their spotlight to better target you with defamation. This is then your opportunity to be heard a bit world-wide. In telling the truth about the USA, you will be protecting all of us, Venezuela included.
The Legacy Continues: T.S. Monk to kick off VJC Season on September 20th @ 8 pm
Who: T.S. Monk Sextet: T.S. Monk on drums and vocals, Josh Evans (trumpet), Willie Williams (tenor sax), Patience Higgins (alto sax), Brandon McCune (piano) and Belden Bullock (bass).
What: Hard-bop jazz influenced by the music of Thelonious Monk
Yet again..its time for another experience that you won't soon forget..this time join us this tuesday the 16th when Vidda Crochetta,co-founder of marijuana will be our guest. The topic? Marijuana.. medical, decriminalization, legalization, etc… and the witty musical stylings of the Stupor Bothers.
Tune in,get turned on and drop out of the rat race! Brattleboro Community Radio-107.7fm and www.wvew.org
“Vermont Yankee Decommissioning: Unanswered Questions”
The next "Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast" is planned for Friday, September 19, 2014 at the Gibson Aiken Center, downstairs, hosted by Senior Meals. Doors open at 7:30am.
Clay Turnbull from the New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution (based in Brattleboro) will be discussing some of the issues currently in play at Vermont Yankee. “We are actually a long way from decommissioning the plant. What should happen with VY's high-level nuclear waste presently stored in an elevated, water-filled pool? Entergy does not yet have approval to build a second dry cask storage facility. The site is going to be decommissioned, the question is -- to what standards?”
1978 was the year that the Blondie took the world by storm. Sure, they had been around for a while and had even released a couple of albums, but it was their third record, Parallel Lines that gave us Heart of Glass, One Way or Another, and Hanging on the Telephone.
A bit of disco, a bit of punk and new wave, a bit of rock and rap, and a lot of Debby Harry made them a unique and lasting staple of radio and dance floors ever since.