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Thank you, AVA WHITNEY for sharing your stories, insights and experiences of growing up here in Brattleboro.
While I was reading Candide, the controversial 18th century fable by master satirist and troublemaker Voltaire, I mentioned to some fellow readers that I thought it was very funny. I was met with a chorus of boos and hisses: “Awful book. Miserable book. Thoroughly depressing.” This made me wonder if we were talking about the same book, until I realized that they had both read it while still in their teens, when the bitterness of Voltaire’s satire must have proved overwhelming to their youthful optimism.
It should be noted that the full title of the book is Candide, or Optimism, although admittedly there is very little in the story of our hero Candide and his teacher Dr. Pangloss to inspire one to an optimistic view of the human race. Technically, it’s a satire on the views of the German thinker Liebniz, whose philosophy on the existence of evil is summed up in the famous saying that we live in “the best of all possible worlds.” Voltaire disagrees. But you don’t need to know the works of Liebniz to get Voltaire’s indictment of society which in Candide is corrupt from top to bottom.
NOTICE is hereby given that the Brattleboro Town Auditors’ Report for fiscal year ending June 30, 2021, is available upon request and may be picked up at the Brattleboro Town Clerk’s Office, 230 Main Street, Brattleboro, Vermont.
The Auditors’ Report will also be available as part of the Town Annual Report which will be available at the Town Clerk’s Office no later than February 19, 2022.
The Brattleboro Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at 5:30pm in the Brattleboro Co-op Community Meeting Room.
Jessica Sticklor (she/her)
Town of Brattleboro
BCTV Channel 1075 schedule for the week of 1/10/22
Monday, January 10, 2022
5:00 am Vote for Vermont – Being Latino in Vermont 10/14/21
6:00 am Vote for Vermont – 12/2/21
7:00 am Brattleboro Literary Festival – Peter Filkins and Jennifer Militello – New England Poets
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
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Jan. 10 BBQ Chicken
“Our lives are now shaped by the pursuits, products and priorities of the world’s wealthiest people.” … “Like it or not, we are now in Musk’s world.”
TIME Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief
TIME Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief in his explanation of why Elon Musk was chosen as TIME’s 2021 Person of the Year mentions quite insightfully that to Musk
“steering capital allocation away from the government to those who will be good stewards of it, is progress.
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• Call to order
• Agenda review
• Approve last meeting minutes
• Robert’s Rules training pilot with Andy, followed by feedback and discussion
(approximately 60-90 minutes)
Add the little things you’ve noticed around town in the comments below. No experience necessary!
• It’s January 6 and there are still no ice huts on the Retreat meadows.
7:20 Breakfast to be served
7:30 Call to order
1. Approve the Agenda
2. Approve the meeting minutes from October 5, 2021
3. Budget – Overview of Changes
1. Approval of Minutes
2. FY23 Budget Planning & Development
● Revenue Assumptions
3. Year to Date Financial Statements Review