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Brattleboro Taxes & Utilities Due

The third installment of the 2017 Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes will be due on February 15th, 2018. Payments made after February 15th, 2018 will have an additional 1% interest added to the unpaid balance.

The utility billing is also due on February 15th, 2018. Payments made after February 15th, 2018 will have an additional 1% interest, as well as an 8% penalty added to the unpaid balance.


Selectboard Meeting Notes - 2013 Grant Pays Off, Brattleboro Awarded Over $2.36 Million

The Brattleboro Selectboard held a mostly happy meeting Tuesday night. Most seemed happy that their budget meetings were behind them, John Allen was happy he only had a few meetings left on the board, and all were very happy by somewhat surprising news of a very large grant to help pay for the waste water treatment plant.

The board heard a substantially complete report of the police and fire facilities, with final details expected soon-ish. The Main Street bridge will be repaired, highway mileage has been counted, a liquor license issued, committee member appointed, and meetings set. Heated lunches may be soon available at the Gibson-Aiken Center, too.


Fire at 100 Clark Street, Brattleboro

Press Release

Date: 02/02/18
Nature of call: Electrical Fire

Address: 100 Clark St
Time of Call: 11:55am

Type of Building: 2 story – 2 family residential dwelling
Number of Residents: 6


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - February 6, 2018

The Brattleboro Selectboard will talk about bridges at their first regular meeting in February. A state inspection shows some work needs to be done on the bridge near the Co-op.

The board will get a final report on the Police and Fire facilities projects as well as a look at the total costs for all three building projects. They'll also make a committee appointment, approve a liquor license, schedules some meetings, and more. And you can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 10:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.


6 More Weeks!

Punxatawney Phil saw his shadow and he’s yawning!

Actually, 6 weeks takes us into mid-March.

That’s OK with me!


Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Notes - FY19 Budget Approved, Town Meeting Warnings Set

The Brattleboro Selectboard held a five minute meeting on Tuesday evening, sans David Schoales, to take final steps to approve their budget and meeting warnings.

Chair Kate O’Connor said that this is the same budget that they had been discussing “over and over and over,” and that they needed to approve it and send it along to Representative Town Meeting.

“So moved,” said John Allen.


Unofficial 2018 Brattleboro Candidate List

The unofficial names for the officers on the ballot have been announced. Pending a review of their signatures, here are the candidates for 2018:

MODERATOR - 1 yr. (elect 1)

Lawrin Crispe

LISTER - 3 yrs. (elect 1)

Katherine Dowd

SELECTBOARD - 3 yrs. (elect 1) - starts 3/26

Brandie Starr

SELECTBOARD - 1 yr. (elect 2) - starts 3/26

Tim Wessel

Shanta Lee Gander

William Forchion


Spinout Startup from Bankrupt Business

Brattleboro Hearing Center was spun out of a bankrupt business. Many schools for the deaf have closed their doors—partly due to the development of cochlear implant surgery and partly due to mainstreaming of students with special needs in public schools resulting from the IDEA Act of 1975 (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). One of them, the 100 year-old Austine School in Brattleboro, Vermont, went bust and closed it doors in 2014. However, the audiology department was still vibrant and had many adult clients in the community.


Governor Phil Scott's FY2019 Budget Address

On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, Governor Phil Scott presented his budget proposal to Vermont's General Assembly. Read the full text of his address below.


Madam Speaker, Mr. President, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the General Assembly and fellow Vermonters.

Three weeks ago, I shared with you my agenda for the session ahead, and my vision for the future of our state. A future filled with endless potential, a growing workforce, a stronger economy, and where no Vermonter must look elsewhere for prosperity.

I’m confident, together, we can make this future a reality.

But that success is dependent upon restoring our fiscal foundation, having the courage to confront the challenges we face and spending only what Vermonters can afford.


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