VFW $7 Lunch Specials Oct. 12th – Oct. 16th
Mon – chicken parmesan over noodles w/ salad
Tues – beef stew w/ homemade bread
Wed – breakfast 6am-9am
Wed – wings and rings
Thur – Swedish meatballs over noodles w/ salad
Fri – fried fish sandwich w/ chips & coleslaw
The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee is accepting applications for FY22 Human Services Funding. The Application, as well as Instructions and Guidelines, are posted on the Brattleboro Town website – www.brattleboro.org. The deadline to submit applications to the Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office via e-mail is Monday, November 9, 2020, at 5:00pm.
Brattleboro Energy Committee
Monday, October 12, 2020
NOTE: This meeting will be held with no physical location using Zoom.
As a fan of third parties – I think this country desperately needs a third or fourth party – I was thrilled to see the number of candidates for president on the Vermont ballot this year. Twenty one possibilities await the registered Vermont voter.
But who are they?
In observance of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, all Town offices will be closed on Monday, October 12, 2020, with the exception of emergency services.
Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday and Monday, October 11 and 12, 2020. All other violations will be enforced.
Brooks Memorial Library will be closed on Sunday and Monday, October 11 and 12, 2020.
It’s the time of year again when the Windham County Heat Fund reminds all of the generous people in the county that our less fortunate friends and neighbors will need your help once again as we approach another heating season.
The Windham County Heat Fund was created in 2005 by Richard Davis and me to help people in Windham County Vermont who were not able to buy enough heating fuel to make it through the winter. In 2010 the Heat Fund was incorporated as an IRS 501 C 3 non-profit entity. At the time, oil prices were escalating and we thought our efforts would only be needed for a year or two.
The Brattleboro Selectboard spent the bulk of their primetime evening discussing a proposal from the Tenants Union of Brattleboro. They heard from tenants and landlords about a wide range of issues, realized the problem was bigger than what Brattleboro can solve by itself, but pressed on to work on an ordinance limiting what landlords collect and how that money is used. A new board will be created to hear rental housing security deposit disputes.
We have a long way to go before we can claim the transformative victories for Organized Labor and the working class that our dreams, desires, and needs demand. And we know that with the continuing pandemic and the economic crisis we will have many challenges before us. Even so, over the last 365 days we have made tremendous progress in making the Vermont AFL-CIO a more powerful labor organization and the most progressive State Labor Council in the North America. We have done this by diligently advancing the goals and principles articulated in our Ten Point Program For Union Power [https://vt.aflcio.org/news/vermont-afl-cio-ten-point-program]. Since your new leadership came to power in September 2019 [and again through a special election in 8/20] we have taken the following actions:
COVID-19: From the start of the pandemic we aggressively advocated for immediate actions at the State level to mitigate the worst potential consequences of the virus and the subsequent shutdown. As part of this effort we, working with allies, saw through expanded access to unemployment insurance, free childcare for essential workers, free food provided to working families, a moratorium on evictions, and crisis pay being provided to many Vermonters including the 8000 home healthcare workers organized into AFSCME Local 4802. We also stood with our healthcare workers from AFT and OPEIU when they demanded adequate PPE and safe working conditions.
Seven Days online newspaper informs us in a bold headline in the Daily 7 column of October 1st, item #7: (Vermont) Biologists: Shooting Ruffed Grouse Could Offer Clues As to Why They Keep Dying
It’s true that, given the limited extent of impact and damage in Vermont from the virus, Scott has done a proper job. However he only did what any of us would do. If you recall, one of his earliest public statements was that he was in completely uncharted territory with the pandemic. He didn’t know anything more about it than any of us in the state. So he called the state’s medical team together, got a bit of an education and followed their advice. I’d like to think that all of our governors would have done the same. He was very lucky in this particular crisis to have had the federal government step in fairly quickly with a huge cash infusion that gave us all time to understand and assess the situation and choose our actions under less stressed conditions.
BCTV Channel 8 / 1075 schedule for the week of 10/5/20
Monday, October 5, 2020
4:15 am The Rhema Word – A Spiritual Revival is Coming
5:00 am The News Project – In Studio – A Conversation with Scott Milne
5:29 am The News Project – Press Pass – Xander Landen and Kit Norton
6:00 am Brattleboro Rotary Club Speaker Series – Episode 18 – Sophia Howlett
6:40 am Meet the Candidates – Sen. Jeanette White, Candidate for State Senator WDH
7:00 am Meet the Candidates – Peter Welch, Candidate for Representative to Congress (D)
NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING
The Windham Southeast School District Board will meet remotely at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 via Zoom: