Welcome to September. Here is the continuation of daily COVID-19 dashboard numbers from the Vermont Department of Health, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, and MA and NH counties that surround Brattleboro.
You can find the August numbers here, July numbers here, the June numbers here, the May dashboard reporting here, and the April numbers here.
The Town of Brattleboro has some excellent resources being compiled. Here are the links to the Town’s pages:
Resources for Businesses
Resources for Individuals and Families
The Brattleboro VFW located at 40 Black Mountain Road will be having a chicken BBQ on Sunday, October 11th. For $12, you get 1/2 a BBQ chicken, homemade baked beans, coleslaw and corn bread. Drive thru to-go’s, or dine in. Starting at 11 am until gone. Please call 802-257-0438 to reserve yours today. Social distancing and mask wearing while inside.
The Brattleboro Selectboard held a special meeting to accept the recommendation of Representative Town Meeting and increase the Human Services budget, giving every applying organization extra money.
They spent the bulk of the meeting interviewing prospective candidates for the Community Safety Review Committee, then voting on them. The Committee is now formed.
The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Funding Committee will meet on Friday, September 25, 2020, at 1:00pm by GoToMeeting (with no physical location due to the ongoing social distancing requirements of COVID-19). The attached agenda contains information about how to access the meeting remotely.
NOTICE OF MEETING
The Windham Southeast School District Programmatic and Performance Equity Committee will meet remotely at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 via Zoom:
Do we need to vote for a new Treasurer for the State of Vermont? Is the current State Treasurer actually admitting she’s having a hard time? Is ten years of her control over our taxpayer dollars enough?
If you always vote with your political party line, if they have you like a fish, hook-line-and sinker, then don’t cry when the sinker
takes you down.
Here are the candidates running for the office of State Treasurer on the statewide ballot for the Nov. 3, 2020 election. Voting has begun.
The Town of Brattleboro just sent out this announcement:
“Brattleboro Town Manager Peter Elwell has announced that Finance Director Andre Jaeger did not successfully complete his probationary period and is no longer employed by the Town of Brattleboro. Elwell said the Town will contract with the accounting/auditing firm of Melanson Heath to provide interim finance director services, just as during January-May of 2020 after the retirement of former Finance Director John O’Connor.”
I can’t recall another hire not successfully completing their probationary period…
BCTV Channel 8 / 1075 schedule for the week of 9/21/20
Monday, September 21, 2020
4:30 am Slow Living Summit – Finance Farming 6/9/20
6:00 am The Mural – A Film by Matt Kelly – The Mural – A Film by Matt Kelly
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
9:00 am Here We Are – with guest Mike Fitzgerald
9:30 am Community Forum – The Politics of Debt and the Green New Deal 8/31/20
9/21/20, Burlington, Vermont – For the last six weeks, the Vermont AFL-CIO and the Vermont Building & Construction Trades Council of the AFL-CIO have been in active discussions with CityPlace developer, Devonwood to formalize a partnership for phase 1 of the Burlington project. Partnership talks have included the Washington DC based National AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT). HIT acts as a financer for major affordable housing projects across the United States. HIT expressed an interest in the project pending approval from HUD. Devonwood is now working with a HIT recommended Mortgage Banker who will assist Devonwood in navigating the HUD process. Once HUD backing is secured, and pending the National AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust commitment to financing the project, the final development agreement would guarantee that all construction jobs on the CityPlace project be union jobs. The CityPlace project, in its present form, is projected to create 89 affordable housing units (20% of the total), 300-400 construction jobs, with 500,000 labor hours. CityPlace shall also be constructed with strong energy efficiency standards (LEED Gold standard). Phase 1 of the project is estimated to cost $175 million to complete.
Let’s pick apart a few huge differences between Lieutenant Governor candidates!
Cris Ericson, Molly Gray, Scott Milne and two other candidates are on the ballot for Lieutenant Governor. Mr Billado and Mr. Corbo do not have websites, but you can call or email them.
It is actually important to know something about the people we are voting for or against.
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu September 21 to September 25
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MENU
Sept. 21 Meatloaf
Sadly, one of the sectors of the economy taking a major hit during the pandemic is the restaurant industry. Many places have gone out of business and those that remain are struggling to figuring out a way to create a new kind of business model that promotes financial viability.
When restaurants ramp down and close there are all kinds of ripple effects in the economy. People lose jobs and supporting industries, which include farmers, also feel the pinch. If one looked at the pandemic solely from an economic viewpoint that would mean that opening all public businesses would be the highest priority.
In the State of Vermont, ten year incumbent Auditor of Accounts, Doug Hoffer (D/R) is on the Nov. 3, 2020 election ballot for BOTH the Democrats and the Republicans.
He has only one opposing candidate on the ballot running against him, Progressive Party candidate, Cris Ericson (P).
Doug Hoffer, as the current Vermont State Auditor, sits on the Audit Committee of the University of Vermont which is SELF-AUDITING. How on earth can that be, when UVM, University of Vermont, receives about 44 million dollars of Vermont taxpayers’ money every year?