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Brattleboro NEA Our Town Grant Screening Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro NEA Our Town Grant Screening Committee will meet on Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8:30am in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

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

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Cannabis Legalization Talk Set for Monday

From the Brattleboro Reformer-

"BRATTLEBORO >> A citizens' group that is trying to develop a statewide strategic plan for the legalization of cannabis will hold its first public meeting in Brattleboro next week.

The Vermont Cannabis Collaborative, or VTCC, plans to hold a series of public forums around the state as it prepares to issue a report on cannabis legalization in time for the upcoming Legislative session.

The group will host a meeting Monday, July 27, at 5 p.m. at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden at 157 Main St.

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of July 26

Brattleboro Time Trade:  www.brattleborotimetrade.org Exchanging services, creating connections, strengthening communities, one hour at a time.  See below for more exciting Upcoming Events and learn what Time Trade can do for you!

How Time Trade Works: You do something for someone and earn
time credits for your "bank," which you can then put towards someone else doing something for you! It's that simple - and amazing!

This week's fabulous listings, brought to you from sunset on the porch:

OFFERS (i.e. things people could do for you):

Egyptian Walking Onion Plants
Vegan Raw Cookbook
Clean Sod and Garden Soil Available
Single Kayak(S) Loan

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of July 26

Blasting operations on the north side of the new bridge will begin the week of August 3rd. Roughly 15 separate 10-minute blasts will be needed to complete the work. The blasting will be conducted on weekdays for approximately 3 weeks; the target time for the blasts is between 1:30-2:00 pm. The contractor will need 5 minutes to verify clear lanes of travel. To ensure travelers’ safety, rolling roadblocks will be implemented on I91 in each direction. Sound impacts associated with the blasting will be minimal. More details to follow.

I-91

Please see above re blasting scheduled to start the week of August 3rd.

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Gang of Motorcycling Investors to Invade Brattleboro, Hear Business Funding Pitches

Six Windham County startup businesses will pitch their ideas to a "gang" of motorcycling investors, entrepreneurs and advisors who are stopping in Brattleboro on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 10 a.m.

The event, which will take place at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, is part of the second annual FreshTracks Road Pitch, a four-day motorcycle tour, in which the riders make stops in eight Vermont towns to listen to entrepreneurs pitching their business concepts.

The hosts of the Brattleboro stop are Strolling of the Heifers and Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, with sponsorship support from Marlboro College Graduate School. The pitch portion of the event, from 10 a.m. until about noon, is open to the public.

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Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 5:30pm at the Brooks Memorial Library in the community room.

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

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Curbside Compost Carts Available Saturday, August 1st at Ice Rink - 10am - 2pm!

New curbside compost carts will be here soon!

They can be purchased Saturday, August 1st at the Nelson Withington Ice Rink at Memorial Park from 10 am - 2 pm.

After August 1st they can be purchased at WSWMD (both 13-gal and 21-gal) or at the Municipal Center (only 13-gal.)

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Two Recent Hit & Runs in Brattleboro

From the Police Log: 

http://brattleboropolice.org/press-release/

HIT AND RUN

July 20, 2015

Officer J. Hamilton

On July 17th 2015 at approximately 1300 hours Officers of the Brattleboro Police Department investigated a hit and run on a pedestrian in the area of the intersection between Elliot St., Frost St., Bridge St., Williams St. and Union St. The operator of the vehicle was described as having should-length blond hair. The vehicle was described as a green Honda Civic with a Vermont plate on the back only. Anyone with information about the suspect operator or vehicle please contact the Brattleboro Police Department at (802)257-7950.

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of July 19

Brattleboro Time Trade:  www.brattleborotimetrade.org Exchanging services, creating connections, strengthening communities, one hour at a time.  See below for more exciting Upcoming Events and learn what Time Trade can do for you!

How Time Trade Works: You do something for someone and earn time credits for your "bank," which you can then put towards someone else doing something for you! It's that simple - and amazing!

This week's fabulous listings, brought to you from a thunderstormy eve:

OFFERS (i.e. things people could do for you):

Free Kodak Printer
Will Weed Your Garden
Remote Reiki
Need a Ride?
Set of Studded Snow Tires for 1998 Nissan Sentra

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - July 21, 2015

The Brattleboro Selectboard will discuss next steps for the Police-Fire facility project at their next regular Tuesday meeting at the Municipal Center.

They'll appoint a screening committee for the NEA Our Town project, accept a number of grants for projects and purchases, continue with retaining wall repairs, and more.

Note: I'm unable to cover this meeting. If anyone cares to step up and write up a few notes from this meeting for others, in any style or format, it would be greatly appreciated.

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