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It’s not official yet, but the Brattleboro Selectboard promised that the town will take steps to recognize Martin Luther King Day as a town holiday, despite concerns of complexity voiced by the Interim Town Manager and the results of an informal poll of town staff.
Sidewalk plowing on Cedar Street was debated, but with the snow season coming to an end the board decided to contemplate the issue for a while longer before making any decisions.
Duo gets a loan, CRT gets a memo of understanding, and the Fire Department is staffed well. All this and more follows below.
We arrived fashionably late for the Future Collective show Friday night and missed Wooly Mar's opening. We regret that but we had the bill upside down.
Wooly Mar is Maria Pugnetti, an “intermedia artist” living in Northampton, MA, who has done various musical things through the years, usually described as some kind of folk music. Currently, she's doing her own thing with a fluctuating group of musical collaborators, of whom we heard one, a bass player named Kurt. Armed with a compact array of keyboard, drum machine, effects units, and other gear, she coupled sounds and effects with her own sinuous voice in a way that was frankly mesmerizing and slightly levitational. I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that this woman was luminous, or as one girl shouted out, “pure magic.”
In 2006, Great Falls Community Broadcasting Company submitted an application for a new radio license. WOOL-LP, the community radio station started by the organization had only been broadcasting a short while when the opportunity arose to increase their broadcast power. Today, after more than eight years of finagling, strategizing, fundraising, and borrowing, WOOL finalized the process and is now operating on a new frequency with a more powerful transmitter and is heard in many towns where its first station had been silent. The station has stopped broadcasting on 100.1FM. Its new frequency is 91.5FM.
The Snack Theatre's production of Cabin Fever, a benefit for Strolling of the Heifers, continues on Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. at the River Garden. The one-act play, dubbed a "comedy of menace" features (from left to right) Bill Hickok, Beth Kiendl and William Stearns discussing what cabin fever is really all about.
Admission is $15, more if you are so inclined, and includes yummy home-baked goodies. For reservations, phone the Stroll office at 802-246-0982.
Meeting called to order: at 5:20 PM
Members present: Joe Bushey, Marty Fitzgerald, Betsy Gentile, Elizabeth McLouglin, Jacob Roberts, Andrea Watkins. Others present: Jeff Clark, Francine Vallario, Howard Weiss-‐Tisman, Linda Whelihan, Patty Fitzgerald
Jeff Clark, the chair of BASIC informed the SSSC members that there might be vacancies coming up on their committee. He thought some members from SSSC might be interested in seeing the skate park project through to completion (possibly a new design, fund raising and building) and would be welcome to serve on BASIC as members or consultants. Chair, Betsy Gentile, replied that it would be a very good idea and a logical step for members to consider when their work on the site selection committee was completed.
PLEASE HELP FIND ISLAY!!! (eye-la) Our dog ran off in West Brattleboro, from the home of Michael Gigante, PhD, (31 frog hill) toward Hilltop Montessori. She had no collar on, and was running away from a chocolate lab.
Please help her to get home, which is 1469 Windmill Hill Rd South in Putney.
She left their home around 11 am yesterday, March 17th. She is very shy and probably won't come if called. If you see her, please call Heather Taylor at 802-451-6340 or John Todd at 802-380-3455.
The much-anticipated Spring Tag Sale happens this Saturday, March 22nd from 9:00 AM until noon at the Dummerston Community Center, in scenic West Dummerston village. Items for sale include books, toys, games, kitchenware, clothing, footwear, and miscellaneous treasures. The sale will benefit the Center's operating and maintenance costs. The Center is handicapped accessible. For information call 254-9212 or 254-2415.
Brattleboro, Mar. 16, 1864
I seat myself this pleasant morning to write. Shall I say that I am homesick? The weather has been of the
finest kind for several days. It is just the weather to make a man that has been accustomed to out door life feel a little gloomy. We are not shut up, but the barracks and camp generally look gloomy enough, you can imagine how much so as well as I can write.
Are you curious about Death Café’s but haven’t been able to attend? Your next opportunity has arrived—once again we’ll be hosting a Café, this time in Townshend! We’ll gather on Tuesday, April 1st, 6 – 7:30pm @ the Townshend Dam Diner, 5929 Route 30, W. Townshend, 2 miles north of Townshend Dam. Event and munchies are free and everyone is welcome, but RSVP’s are a must!
During the month of March, Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition (BAPC) is doing a community survey to determine if people are bothered by second-hand smoke in front of Price Chopper and/or Rite Aid on Canal Street.
BAPCwill be hosting a community Facebook chat in early April to discuss the results and determine the next step. Please complete the survey, pass it along, and join us for the Facebook chat on April 8th from 7-8 PM.
From the Vermont Department of Taxes, a list of some of the items that qualify for the 1% local option tax.
- Belt buckles sold separately
- Costume masks sold separately
- Patches and emblems sold separately
- Sewing equipment and supplies including knitting needles, patterns, pins, scissors, sewing machines, sewing needles, tape measures and thimbles.
- Sewing materials such as buttons, fabric, lace, thread, yarn, and zippers
BCTV CH.8 Schedule for the week of 3/17/14
Monday March 17
12:10 am The VT Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - O
1:00 am The Shires of Vermont Byway: VT Rt.7 and Historic Rt.7A
2:00 am FSTV Overnight
4:00 am For the Animals: Amy Emerson
4:30 am VIT Presents: Public Service Board Hearing on Telecommunication
Not being a mobile phone user, I haven’t felt particularly tied into the metadata flap, although I understand why that data is so useful to the powers that be. This morning, however, I had a particularly graphic moment with the concept that gave me pause. It all started when I received an invitation to “connect” with someone on LinkedIn.
I’m turning 50 this year, which means I have 15-20 years to retirement age -- if all goes well.
Let’s look at the news and see if things are going well. Lost airplane, Crimea, oh wait, what’s this? Nasa-funded study: industrial civilization headed for ‘irreversible collapse’? That might impact my retirement. You have my attention.
The article says collapses are a normal part of the cycle of civilization. Rome, for example. OK, we knew that. Nothing new there.