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Paving Update

August 21, 2014


Due to today’s rain paving on remaining streets, Birge, Chapin, Grove and Guilford Streets have been postponed until Monday, August 25. The work may go into Tuesday.

Milling and paving on Western Avenue is planned for Friday night with a rain date of Saturday night. Work begins after 6 pm with delays expected.

Brattleboro Public Works


Many Brattleboro Committees To Interview Police Chief Candidates

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 9:45am at the Brattleboro Union High School, Fairground Road entrance.    It is anticipated that the Board will enter into executive session at 9:50am to discuss an appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee.

The Brattleboro Police Chief Search Community Committee will meet on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 9:45am at the Brattleboro Union High School, Fairground Road entrance.    It is anticipated that the Committee will enter into executive session at 9:50am to discuss an appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee.


Selectboard Meeting Notes: Emergency Planning

The Brattleboro Selectboard, what remained of them, heard all about emergency plans at their Tuesday meetng. Plans for schools, plans for employees, and plans in general for disasters, mass casualties, and other situations everyone agrreed would be best if we never faced.

Read on for the details.


Brattleboro Entergy Settlement Funds Working Group Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Entergy Settlement Funds Working Group will meet on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 12:00 noon in the Planning Services Department at the Municipal Center.

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


Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of August 17

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 thoughts of Ork:


Visit BMAC
Typing, Editing and Some Computer Help
Rides Within 20 Miles
Help Setting Up Compost/Recycling
Handyman Services
Ride Offered to Women's Economic Opportunity Conference,
Sept. 20


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes -August 19, 2014

Emergency response capabilities for tragic events at schools will be the primary topic of discussion for the Brattleboro Selectboard at their next Tuesday meeting at the Municipal Center. The board will hear how Brattleboro’s response plan is “unlike any other in the state.”

In addition to the school response plan, the board will learn more about our general response plan for disasters and emergencies, will conduct staffing level reviews triggered by resignations of a dispatcher for the police department and an account clerk at the library, and will discuss forming a regional economic hub issue committee.

Attend in person or watch on BCTV.


Rand Paul: We Must Demilitarize the Police

Anyone who thinks race does not skew the application of criminal justice in this country is just not paying close enough attention, Sen. Rand Paul writes for TIME, amid violence in Ferguson, Mo. over the police shooting death of Michael Brown

The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown is an awful tragedy that continues to send shockwaves through the community of Ferguson, Missouri and across the nation.

If I had been told to get out of the street as a teenager, there would have been a distinct possibility that I might have smarted off. But, I wouldn’t have expected to be shot.

More here


Notice of Democratic Town Caucus to Elect Nominees to Serve as Justice of the Peace

Notice is hereby given that the Democratic Town Committee of Brattleboro will hold a caucus for the purpose of electing nominees to stand for election as justice of the peace on the 2014 general election ballot.

The meeting will be held at Brattleboro Savings & Loan (in the community room around behind the building) on August 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.  If no one is at the door, there is a doorbell which will alert someone to let you in.  (This is especially important if you're a couple of minutes late, or as we Democrats say, "on time.")


Road Work

August 15, 2014


Milling of three streets was completed on Thursday and clean up around structures and along curb lines is taking place as planned on Friday. Resurfacing has been pushed back to Wednesday and Thursday, August 20-21. The tentative schedule has Lane Construction starting on Cotton Mill Hill, followed by Fairground Road and Birge Street. The second day would be Chapin, Grove Street and finally on Guilford Street. This can change with rainy weather between now and then.


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