Your local check of the October numbers. We continue daily and limited-weekend COVID-19 dashboard numbers from the Vermont Department of Health, and MA and NH counties that surround Brattleboro. We’ve also added weekly variant updates. Scroll down the new comments for the latest.
I. CALL TO ORDER – Thomas Nolan, Task Force Chair
II. Approval of Minutes from August 31, 2021
III. Receive an update from Paul Smith about progress on the Environmental Awareness and Responsibility policy that was adopted in May.
IV. Discuss work remaining for the Task Force.
CLOSED! The Swap Shop at WSWMD on Old Ferry Road, Brattleboro will be closed on Saturday, October 30 as it is the 5th Saturday of the month.
Swap Shop will be open on Nov. 6 for shopping only, Nov. 13 for donating only and our last day before closing for the winter will be Nov. 20 for shopping only.
SCHEDULE & HOURS:
Shopping Days- 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month
Donation Days- 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month
Here’s a Video highlight of October’s Gallery Walk: “CONVERSATION STATION” where local youth talk with adults from the community about all kinds of things – Many insights, much laughing and some surprises……..Featuring Samirah Evans, Johnny Swing, Curtiss Reed, Jr., Steffen Gillom, “Woody” Woodworth and more.
Preparations for nuclear war have been in the news, even mainstream news, more than just occasionally:
NATO unveils master plan to defeat Russia in nuclear war, Voice of London, UK., October 23, 2021 
America’s failed weapons test shows Washington is currently hopelessly outgunned by Beijing in the race for hypersonic supremacy International Journal, Oct. 22, 2021 
China says new hypersonic missile a blow to US ‘strategic superiority,’ New York Post, Oct. 17, 2021 
This writer is puzzled by the absence of fear of nuclear war as a topic of concern.
6:00-6:10 Call to order
1. Agenda Amendments
6:10 -6:15 Approve Minutes of October 4, 2021
6:15 – 7:00 Solar Siting
I. Call to Order
II. Agenda Additions/Changes
III. Approval of Minutes – October 15, 2021
IV. Review Calendar and Upcoming Responsibilities
V. Recommended Protocol for Board/LC Communications – Action Plan
Brattleboro Community Television today announces the winners of its 2021 Annual Producer Awards. The Producer Awards recognize organizations and individuals that have created outstanding local programming in the last year. Six different organizations and/or individual winners will be honored this year.
The public is invited to the awards ceremony that will be held on Thursday, November 4 at 6:00 PM at the Latchis 4 Theatre in downtown Brattleboro.
Call to Order
Review and Approve Minutes of previous meeting.
Review of Cases/Public Hearings to be reviewed under the Brattleboro Land Use Regulations.
2021-165 Vermont Re Development LLC; Industrial District; request for site plan approval to construct a brewery at 239 Old Ferry Road; Tax Map Parcel 80019.000 continued from October 20, 2021
2021-181 FW Webb Company for Thompson & Vaillancourt; request for site plan & local Act 250 approval to construct a 15,000 sq. ft. addition, expand outdoor storage area and site improvements at 231 John Seitz Drive; Tax Map Parcel 110401.061
There seemed to finally be hope that the American health care non-system would finally be scrutinized in a new way. It became clear that as the pandemic unfolded our public health infrastructure was inadequate to meet even the most basic of needs. It also became clear that what we call health care in this country is really a reflection of the socioeconomic divide that is growing wider every day.
We learned that if you have money and live in a “good” neighborhood you have a better chance of staying healthy and avoiding the ravages of the pandemic. This comes as no surprise to anyone who has had their eyes open for the past few years.
Monday, October 25, 2021
4:00 am All Things LGBTQ – Interview Show 10/12/21
5:00 am Racism in America – What is Critical Race Theory 10/13/21
6:25 am Southern Vermont Live Music – The Amphion Baroque Trio “Gems of the High Baroque” Set 1
7:00 am Education and Enrichment for Everyone – The Need for Justice Reform 10/1/21
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MENU
Oct. 25 Breaded Baked Chicken
Pasta Salad w/Tomato & Feta
Breakfast at the VFW every Wednesday and Saturday from 6 am – 10 am. Public welcome as are to-go’s by calling 802-257-0438
Remember, breakfast will be served on our hall side from now on.
Our $7 lunch specials are listed below.