Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound.
To reduce congestion on I-91, both Exit 3 on ramps will be closed on Sunday, March 12th from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (I-91 will remain open). Traffic conditions on both I-91 and through the town will be monitored closely throughout the day. Should traffic congestion become an issue, the ramps may be re-opened until traffic conditions improve. This will be managed actively throughout the day until peak traffic volumes have passed. Additional ramp closures are not scheduled in March or April.
Cai’s Dim Sum Teahouse presents the experience of a Tasting Menu with a Chef Demonstration, Friday March 10th, seatings 5:00-7:00 pm. presented by Chef Cai and her team. For reservations and inquiries, 802.257.7898. $35 per person.
March 16 - April 30: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is proud to feature a retrospective of watercolor paintings by Vermont painter David Rohn in David Rohn Watercolors: 1974-2016 . For the first time, MGFA will devote the entire gallery to a single artist with this exhibition of over thirty-five paintings. An opening reception is set to take place Thursday, March 16 at 5, with an Artist Talk scheduled for Saturday, March 25 from 5-7pm.
Rohn’s ability to speak through watercolor suggests an element of magic in his choice and command of materials and technique. Never intentionally arranged, the objects in Rohn’s compositions create a relationship of inherent balance and established order, bringing harmony and satisfaction to the eye. Remarks Rohn, “Sometimes a hidden composition seems so resolutely preconceived it is like finding an unknown Bach Partita crumpled in the trash.” His extraordinary gift of playful observation allows an unexpected appreciation and analysis of the common object.
Just found myself driving behind a Vermont state trooper vehicle. It was an unmarked van, but the plate said that it was a state trooper plate, #530.
It also had an expired sticker, indicating the vehicle needed to be renewed a few months ago, by 10/16.
I was tempted to pull them over and issue a warning, but my car has yet to be fit up for such purposes.
All are Invited to a Special Presentation of Photos, Stories, and Exhibit of a Kroka Expedition on Saturday, March 11th at 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM at the The Dummerston Community Center.
Natasha Diamondstone-Kohout will be sharing photos, stories, and an exhibit of her work from her 4 month Kroka Expedition - biking and backpacking through Southeastern Vermont, Southwestern NH, and Ecuador, helping on organic farms, supporting and celebrating indigenous communities, venturing down rivers, and climbing glaciers on some of the highest mountains in the western hemisphere! Snow Date is March 18th.
Brattleboro Town Selectboard will hold a pre-town meeting information forum on Wednesday, March 15 at Academy School beginning at 7:00 PM. At 6:30 p.m., town meeting members of each district will be available to meet with constituents to offer residents an opportunity to share their views and discuss articles to be voted on at the annual meeting. Also, at that time, all three districts will be accepting nominations to fill town meeting member vacancies for 1 year.
District 1 has seven seats to appoint, District 2 has two seats to appoint, and District 3 has three seats to appoint.
Please see attached for the official results from last night’s Annual Town Meeting.
Brattleboro Town Clerk
230 Main Street, Suite 108
Brattleboro. VT 05301
As elections wrapped up in the Municipal Center, the Brattleboro Selectboard (minus John Allen) met at Brooks Memorial Library. They carried on regular business at a long table, with Selectboard at one end and Town staff at the other.
The board had much to say about the recent walk across the I-91 bridge. They also granted three liquor licenses, learned about a new financial report to aid them through facility construction, and set in motion a plan to change the speed limit along a portion of Rt. 142.
From: Don McLean
Town of Guilford
Board of Civil Authority
Town & School District Meeting March 7, 2017 9:00 pm
Unofficial Results of Australian Balloting
The quick results:
Brandie Starr and Tim Wessel will fill the available one year seats on the Brattleboro Selectboard. David Schoales, running unopposed will return in a 3 year seat.
Bag Ban non-binding resolution passes.
Compassionate City non-binding resolution passes.
Full unofficial results attached. Explore and analyze!
It's Town Meeting Day in Vermont.
If you haven't already done so, take some time today to go to the Municipal Center on Main Street to cast your vote for town officers and issues. Polls are open until 7 pm, and we'll have the unofficial results here for you when they tabulated and shared.
BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 3/6/17
Monday, March 6, 2017
12:00 am Confronting Racism Pt2
3:20 am At Landmark: Tom Wessels, Self-organization 2/20/17
5:00 am GMMT: Friday News Show
5:30 am Brattleboro Mass Rally at TD Bank 2/22/17
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu March 6 to March 10
March 6 - Greek Bean Bake
Bill Gates, with $75 billion owns at least twice as much wealth as the poorest 1/10th of humanity - 750 million fellow human beings suffering hunger throughout the year and watching millions of their children die of starvation. If Bill gave the UN the $30 billion it needs to end hunger everywhere for one year, he would drop to fourth richest person in the world. Trump could have the 540 US billionaires raise that $30 billion.
The Brattleboro VFW at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served from 11:30 - 1:30. Specials are only $6 a plate. Burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken wings, soups and sandwiches are also available.
Take outs available by calling 257-0438.
Mon - grilled ham & cheese w/ tomato soup
Tues - mushroom swiss burger w/ fries or onion rings
Wed - chicken parmesan w/ spaghetti
Thur - meatloaf, mashed potato, gravy & veg
Fri - homemade seafood chowder w/ a salad
Are there enough people from Vermont and Western Massachusetts to merit engaging an extra passenger car or two on the train? Read on and respond soon! (by Monday)
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous grassroots leaders call on our allies across the United States and around the world to peacefully march on Washington DC on Friday March 10. Standing Rock and Native Nations will lead a march in prayer and action in Washington D.C. from the Mall to the White House beginning at 10am. After the march, we will gather for a rally at the Ellipse. It is here we will make our demands to the new administration.
A beautiful, clear, cold day in Brattleboro for a town field trip to the new I-91 bridge, for a rare chance to walk across the bridge before it is opened to traffic. Many people took advantage of the offer of free bus rides to the site, departing from the BUHS parking lot at regular intervals.
Funding Information Network Provides Resources for Local Grantseekers
Brattleboro, Vermont, February 27, 2017 – Nonprofit organizations and other grant seekers in the Brattleboro area now have access to a valuable collection of resources at the Brooks Memorial Library, which has become a Funding Information Network partner with Foundation Center.
The next monthly meeting of the West Brattleboro Association (WBA) will be held on Thursday, March 9th at 6:00 PM in the Hayes Court Community Room on Garfield Drive (just west of the W Bratt PO). After a review of the treasury report and the 2017 budget, the Neighborhoods Fund, and BizUp activities, the WBA will discuss various potential uses of the balance in the Sign Fund.
A feature of this month’s meeting is the WBA hosting of District 1 Town Meeting representatives at 7:00 that evening. This is a chance for area residents to engage in an informal Q&A regarding the warrant for the upcoming March 25th Annual Representative Town Meeting. This part of the meeting will be facilitated by Paula Melton and Chris Chapman, District 1 caucus co-chairs.
The Brattleboro Selectboard will discuss the possibility of a change in speed limit for Rt 142 at their regular meeting, to be held in the library on Town Meeting Day.
The board will also review progress with the police and fire facilities, renew an agreement with the Brattleboro Community Justice Center, apply for some money for a battery-powered “jaws of life” tool, tend to committee matters, and approve liquor licenses. They will also tour a newly-renovated Brooks Memorial Library.
You can bring up other issues not on the agenda during public participation.