Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu March 20 to March 24
March 20 - Chicken Breast
Carrots & Turnips
Despite Dick DeGray’s call to freeze rates at current levels, utility rates will remain unchanged while the Town conducts some engineering studies to see how many millions, exactly, will be required to upgrade Brattleboro’s water treatment and water mains. Very preliminary estimates put combined upgrades at over $10 million, and the engineering studies will deterimine actual requirements and costs.
Compost will continue to go to the Windham Solid Waste Management District (only recycling will go to Rutland after July 1), West Brattleboro fire station is in operation and sucking well, Peter Havens will be expanding with new space for special events and Jasmine’s Bakery, energy proposals were deemed non-conflicting, and the board shared some thoughts regarding the final regular Brattleboro Selectboard meeting for Dick DeGray and David Gartenstein.
Back by popular demand, Ukulele-in-a-Day, a 1-Day Quick-Start Workshop for anyone wanting to get started on the ukulele, comes to Next Stage Arts in Putney, VT, on Sunday, April 9.
Taught by Certified Gateless Master Teacher, Lisa McCormick, students will learn: How to tune, How to strum, proper positioning, easy powerful chords that work magic together, how to make smooth chord transitions, and all the skills they'll need to be able to play lots of fun and easy songs.
No musical background is required. A take-home handbook is included, with all info from the class, plus many songs to play. Ukuleles will be available to use for the day, or purchase.
ACT 46 STUDY COMMITTEE
Representing the Brattleboro Town School District, Dummerston Town School District, Guilford Town School District, Putney Town School District and the Vernon Town School District http://www.wssu.k12.vt.us
NOTICE OF MEETING
The Act 46 Study Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at the Putney Central School
I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m. – Alice Laughlin, Committee Chair
II. REVIEW, PRIORITIZE AND ESTABLISH DESIRED OUTCOMES FOR MEETING BY CHAIRPERSON.
At Brattleboro's Representative Town Meeting, it is expected that Representative Andy Davis will introduce a non-binding resolution on the topic of Act 46 and school mergers for members to discuss, debate, and vote upon during "Other Business" at the end of the meeting.
I asked him about the resolution and here's what he said:
"The basic meaning of this is straightforward. We have been unable to form a "preferred" merger under the rules of Act 46. There are provisions in Act 46 for school boards - not the study group - to find an alternative path towards the goals of Act 46. This resolution simply directs the Brattleboro Town School Board to pursue this alternative path under Sec. 9 of Act 46.
First let me say sorry for the dramatic title, but seriously, DO IT NOW! If you are unfamiliar with what two factor authentication is, it is a way for you to add another security layer for your important logins besides just a password. Many websites and services that contain potentially valuable data will have the ability to use two factor authentication, but it is usually disabled by default.
Why is two factor authentication important? Well, lets just say a hacker is able to obtain your password somehow. Once he tries to log into your account, he will be prompted to enter another code which is typically sent to your cell phone via text or an authentication app. There are some variations in how it works, but you get the idea.
Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is excited to offer a very special Artist Talk with David Rohn this Saturday, March 25 from 5-7pm. Rohn is the feature of the gallery-wide exhibit David Rohn Watercolors 1974-2016, running from March 16-April 30.
Celebrate Spring with Erroll Garner:
(Nice day for it)
BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 3/20/17
Monday, March 20, 2017
12:00 am Hunger Mtn Coop: Winter Blues? Need a Lift?
1:45 am Sustainability Academy: International Fair 2/9/17
3:00 am WWAC: Rodney Bent - US International Developement 3/1/17
4:22 am ArtStory: Season 2 - Ep 1
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 - Salisbury steak w/ mashed potato & veg
Tues - 1000 island burger w/ French fries
Wed - stuffed peppers w/ salad
Thur - turkey dinner w/ all the fixings
Fri - coconut shrimp
Join BAJC for a Community-wide Shabbat Dinner in West Brattleboro.
All are welcome!
At 6 pm we’ll gather to light candles, share blessings, hear a story, and sit down to eat a wonderful meal together. Following the dinner we’ll enjoy dessert and will wrap up with Birkat HaMazon (blessing after the meal) and some lively z’mirot (Shabbat evening songs).
It's the final regular Brattleboro Selectboard meeting before Representative Town Meeting, and before the newly-elected members are sworn-in. The current board is still keeping busy, though, with an agenda that includes financial reports, facilities updates, a compost agreement, utility rates, renewable energy proposals, grants, loans, and assignment of duties.
You can, as always, bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.
The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 4:00pm, in the Brattleboro Savings & Loan meeting room. NOTE: the change in location for this meeting only.
The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at 7:00pm, in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
‘Tis said, that everybody’s Irish for a day on St. Paddy’s.
So, a Happy St. Paddy’s day to all you Irishpersons on this lovely March day!
NEA JAZZ MASTER SHEILA JORDAN TO SING AT VJC WITH ALL STAR TRIO
On Saturday, March 18th at 8:00 PM, the Vermont Jazz Center will present NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan in a performance with pianist Alan Broadbent and bassist Harvie S. All three are musicians of the highest caliber who have spent years together using the great American Song book as their canvas. Sheila paints with her voice and Alan and Harvie use their instruments to individually create a rich palette of colors and textures. They give us collective art.
Collaboratively the trio comes together to merge their vision: They focus meticulously over predetermined song forms infusing them with what appears to be an uncanny sense of freedom. Their playful interactions are deeply grounded, they are dependent upon an adherence to form, a deep respect for the jazz lineage and a working knowledge of its language. Their spontaneity and unfettered flow of creativity are supported by their open minds, athleticism of ideas and wisdom earned over decades of experience.
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.
Bridge Opening Update (Northbound Lanes)
Pending weather conditions, the northbound traffic shift to the new bridge is scheduled for Tuesday, March 21st. Traffic will be shifted using a rolling road block/slow roll with assistance from (2) deputies from the Sherriff’s office.
BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETING
The BUHS #6 Finance Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2017 in the WSESU James E. Kane Conference Room, 53 Green Street.
NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING
The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2017 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.
The fear mongering around climate change needs to stop.
Here are 10 reasons I have always been skeptical of climate change theory:
1) Humans like to believe we know it all and have the answers. The weather is massively complicated involving a multitude of factors and variables. We as a human species are more primitive than we like to believe we are. We often do reprehensible things and can barely take care of each other. Look at the Syrian Civil War, our last Presidential election, the fact that there is still so much racism that we have to say Black Lives Matter in 2017, homophobia, and wage inequality as just some examples that we humans aren't as enlightened and intelligent as we like to think we are. Therefore, I struggle to believe even our best scientists really grasp something as massively complex as the weather.
To pay for an increase in defense spending, a down payment on the border wall and school voucher programs, among other things, funding was cut from the discretionary budgets of other executive departments and agencies. The Environmental Protection Agency, the State Department and the Agriculture Department took the hardest hits. The proposal also eliminates funding for 19 agencies.
Brattleboro Town Schoolboard will hold a pre-town meeting information forum on Wednesday, March 22 at Academy School beginning at 6:30 PM in the Music Room. At 6:00 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, Districts 1 and 2 will be accepting nominations to fill town meeting member vacancies for 1 year.
District 1 has three seats to appoint and District 2 has one seats to appoint. District 1 will be meeting in classroom 131 and District 2 will be meeting in classroom 132.