Once a year we have a day to remind us of those who have given their lives for this country as well as those we have lost over the years. When you reach a certain point in your life you experience more and more memorial days throughout the year.
Youth and growth is all about gain. We grow physically and our hopes expand into new realities as we create a career path and start to define our lives by relationships. We meet new people and we see the possibilities for making ourselves and the world a better place.
The Brattleboro Selectboard approved a plan to let Brattleboro Police switch from an understaffed three shift system to a two shift system that will reduce hours and stress. Brattleboro will go without patrol staff for certain hours of the week.
The water treatment plant is going ahead with approval of a firm to build the new plant, despite a bad reference and previous bad town experiences with the company. The local mask mandate will be lifted on Friday. And State Senator Becca Balint described the huge piles of money coming to Vermont in the near future.
T’is June 2021, and we continue daily COVID-19 dashboard numbers from the Vermont Department of Health, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, and MA and NH counties that surround Brattleboro. Scroll down the new comments for the latest.
Blog88.org is my last dance, for which death must stop and wait.
On May 29, 2021, at about the same time that my mother gave birth to me 76 years ago, my wish to give birth to my new baby, Blog88.org, was fulfilled. As promised, 4 new stories appeared, not previously included in the earlier “Sneak Preview” version:
1. Remembering Wally White and Faith Ministries, originally published in the Religion Section of the December 19-20 Weekend Brattleboro Reformer is our lead story.
Monday, May 31, 2021
4:00 am Ideas for the Future of Vermont – Renew Civic Engagement & Strengthen Trust (Ep. 10)
5:00 am Ideas for the Future of Vermont – Protecting The Working Landscape (Ep 9)
6:00 am Indigenous Peoples Day – Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration Part 2 – 2020
7:50 am Southern Vermont Live Music – Single 8 by MOD from Gallery Walk May 7, 2021
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
9:00 am Groundworks Collaborative – Camp For a Cause
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MENU
May 31 CLOSED FOR MEMORIAL DAY
June 1 Ravioli w/Meat Sauce
Spinach & Tomato
Chocolate Pudding w/Mangoes
Humankind is in an ugly period of suffering in the bloody hands of imbecilic investors in war, who own the American government and media and who cannot stop themselves from planning war, even terminal nuclear war, since they know that wars make money. Their funded elected politicians and media praise war on Memorial Day.
The Brattleboro Selectboard will take up matters relating to COVID at their next regular meeting. State Senator Becca Balint will give an update on ARPA and other funding sources, the board will discuss what to do about the mask order in town, they’ll talk about in-person meeting possibilities. and whether to continue deferring Small Business Loans.
Hiring a firm to help find Brattleboro a new Town Manager is up for discussion, as will approving a nearly $12 million big to build a new water treatment plant. You can bring up other items not on the agenda, and/or ask for your $12 million, during public participation.
Guidelines for Memorial Trees
Goals for 2021
Selling hand made burgers, chicken wings, fries and more Saturday the 29th from noon to 6 pm. Also selling those items Saturdays in June.
Breakfast every Wednesday and Saturday from 6am-10am. Public welcome, as are to-go’s.
Don’t forget there will be an extra breakfast offered Monday the 31st from 6am-10am. Three egg meat lover’s omelette with toast for $7.50 will be the special that day. Masks still required inside per town mandate.
Call to Order
Review and Approve Minutes of previous meeting.
On the record review of Cases/Public Hearings to be reviewed under the Brattleboro Land Use Regulations. Pursuant to 24 VSA §§ 4464(a)(1)(C) and 4471(a), participation in this local proceeding is a prerequisite to the right to take any subsequent appeal.
2021-50 Groundworks Collaborative Foundation, Inc; Mixed Use Neighborhood District; request for Site Plan Approval to demolish existing structure, retain existing masonry fireplace; construct new 2-story, wood-framed, saltbox-style building for social services use at 60 South Main Street; Tax Map Parcel #325266.000
In observance of Memorial Day, all Brattleboro Town offices will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2021, with the exception of emergency services.
Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday, May 30 and Monday, May 31, 2021. All other violations will be enforced.
Brooks Memorial Library will be closed on Sunday, May 30 and Monday, May 31, 2021.
Trash, recycling and curbside compost will NOT be picked up on Monday, May 31.