Town of Brattleboro COVID-19 Response Status May 26, 2020


Free Wi-Fi at the Library: 

Brooks Memorial Library is providing limited outdoor tables and chairs for wi-fi access along the Main St. area of the library (weather permitting). Tables will be positioned in accordance with social distancing requirements for café seating. All users are requested to wear masks, use hand sanitizer, and notify staff upon leaving so that tables and chairs can be disinfected between users. 

• At its meeting tonight at 6:15pm on GoToMeeting, the Selectboard will hear additional public comment on the emergency order requiring face coverings to be worn in all indoor locations where the public is invited to transact business. At this meeting, the Selectboard also will give preliminary consideration to staff proposals on the Parking Fund budget, the Utilities Fund budget, and Utilities Fund rate increases. 

Here is how the public can watch and/or participate in the meeting: 

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone using this link: You also can dial in using your telephone (but this alternative is not recommended): United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679 Access Code: 804-762-765 

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: 

The meeting will be carried live on BCTV, whose telecast also can be accessed using the following links: 

To view the agenda and backup materials for this Selectboard meeting, please use these links: 

➢ Agenda: 

➢ Backup Materials: 

• Reminder: 

Tomorrow, May 27, the State of Vermont will be distributing a large amount of free food in the student parking lot at BUHS. Everyone is welcome. You will be asked only the community you are from (this is for Brattleboro and the region around us) and how many people are in your household. No names. No financial information. Just plenty of free food for anyone who needs it. To keep the distribution process orderly, everyone is requested to approach the distribution site from South Main Street, going west on Sunny Acres and north on Atwood Street. Here is a link for more information: 

“BRATTLEBORO GOES FOURTH” TO MOVE ONLINE FOR 2020: The Town of Brattleboro’s Independence Day celebration will happen online this July 4 due to COVID-19 public health concerns and State-mandated limits on the size of public gatherings. The volunteer “By the People: Brattleboro Goes Fourth” citizens committee and Town’s Recreation & Parks Department traditionally have held a parade downtown on the morning of July 4 and family activities and fireworks at Living Memorial Park in the afternoon and evening. These events usually involve thousands of people as participants and observers. For this year, the Town’s 47th annual Independence Day celebration, the festivities will shift to several digital offerings, including a two-week “Show Your True Colors” countdown starting June 22 that will spotlight local essential workers, graduating seniors, veterans, and small business owners on the Brattleboro Goes Fourth Facebook page and WTSA-FM “Morning Brew” program. On July 4, local personality Alfred Hughes Jr. will reveal his annual surprise outfit at 10 a.m. on the Brattleboro Goes Fourth Facebook page while Brattleboro Community TV and will offer special rebroadcasts of past parades. This year’s celebration also will salute longtime sponsors including the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, C&S Wholesale Grocers, G.S Precision, Holstein Association USA, and the Richards Group. 

More information will be publicized in June through local media outlets and on the “Brattleboro Goes Fourth” Facebook page. 



 From: Town Manager’s Office 

Comments | 1

  • Corporate social media is not "independent"

    Ick. Facebook. Terrible company. Privacy problems. Sells personal data. Must fend off bots making comments and posts… and so on. It’s the opposite of independence.

    Too bad there aren’t local options… one, specifically without those privacy problems. Just for Brattleboro. Hmmm…

    It’s like being forced to shop at Walmart when there are local shops on Main Street that could serve the need. People seem to understand that big box stores destroy communities, but they don’t see in their social media choices. Many who swear by shopping local give up their data to big box social media.

    Anyhow, I can’t think of anything less independent than using the Facebook corporation. I love the 4th, but count me out of this. I’ll watch fireflies and stars overhead.

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