In 2020 it went up around Valentine’s day and stayed lit at night until well into autumn.
This year it went up again around Valentine’s Day and continues to be lit up now at the end of March.
Holiday decorations are fine, but a few weeks after the event the decorations become blight.
If you can stomach this, it is must reading to be informed about George Floyd’s killer’s murder trial.
What have you noticed this spring in and around Brattleboro?
Outlet Center renovations are coming along nicely. Looks like we get one of those official “outlet center cupolas” at the corner, too. Look out, Manchester.
Potholes are big enough for small families to inhabit.
Fiber optic cables being strung all over the place.
The following dates have been scheduled for Brattleboro’s curbside Spring Leaf Collection. All locations will be picked up each Friday:
Leaf Pick Up Date
ALL RESIDENTSFriday, April 16, 2021
ALL RESIDENTSFriday, April 30, 2021
BRATTLEBORO VT – At its Annual Meeting, held virtually on January 21, 2021 The Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce was pleased to welcome three new directors to the governing board. Connie Burton of Burton Touch Free Car Wash, Chris Stoner of Twombly Wealth Management Group, LLC, and Jon Potter of the Latchis Hotel & Theatre/Latchis Arts
were elected by the membership.
They joined continuing directors Nicole Braun (C & S Wholesale Grocers, Inc.), Michele Coursen (Brattleboro Savings & Loan), Bob Gammon (WTSA Radio), Shawn Garland (VABIR), Ross Gibson (The Richards Group), David Harlow (Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC), Carla Lineback (SIT/World Learning), Ryan Jennings (Community Bank NA), Tracey John (Vermont Country Deli), and Gina Pattison (Brattleboro Memorial Hospital).
BCTV Channel 1075 schedule for the week of 3/29/21
Monday, March 29, 2021
5:00 am Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce – Legislative Forum 3/15/21
6:05 am BUHS Varsity Hockey – Boys vs. Burlington, Vermont State Quarterfinal Game 3/17/21
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
9:00 am BUHS Basketball – BUHS JV Boys vs. Mt. Anthony 3/12/21
10:35 am BUHS Basketball – Varsity Girls vs. Rice 3/16/21
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu March 29 to April 2
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AT THE BOTTOM OF THE MENU
Mar. 29 Rosemary Chicken
Senator Bernie Sanders has introduced two bills in the Senate that would lower the cost of prescription drugs. Here’s a part of the press release his office issued on March 23. “Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Reps. Ro Khanna, (D-Calif.), Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), and Cori Bush (D-Mo.), along with more than two dozen colleagues, on Tuesday introduced sweeping legislation to drastically reduce the cost of prescription drugs in the United States. The package of bills includes: The Prescription Drug Price Relief Act to peg the price of prescription drugs in the United States to the median price in Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Japan; The Medicare Drug Price Negotiation Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs under Medicare Part D; and The Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act to allow patients, pharmacists and wholesalers to import safe, affordable medicine from Canada and other major countries.
At Representative Town Meeting this year, scheduled for March 20, 2021, the body voted through Australian Ballot on Article 11:
“To see if the Town will authorize the capital improvement as the Water Treatment Plant Reconstruction Project, at anestimated cost of twelve million, five hundred thousand dollars ($12,500,000) and authorize the issuance ofnotes and/or bonds in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed twelve million, five hundred thousand dollars ($12,500,000) at a rate of interest not to exceed five percent (5%) per annum and for a term not to exceed thirty (30) years to pay to that extent the cost of said public improvement. The vote on this article shall be by Australian ballot as required by law. The question to be voted upon is as follows:
Racism often refers to acts of overt, intentional prejudice and a social order that debases people of color while glorifying whiteness. But white supremacy is a systemic and structural phenomenon woven throughout our culture—rather than just the work of racist individuals who intentionally and maliciously discriminate. Our institutions and social practices themselves prop up white advantage and protect white communities, while making communities of color vulnerable to exploitation, domination, and violence.
What actions are needed to repair ourselves in order to identify and dismantle white supremacy culture? This discussion will incorporate the pre-session resources listed below. Click on the link or copy the URL into your search bar to have a look. General discussion will follow Mary’s presentation. Please take part.
We haven’t done one of these in a while. What’s up with our robot overlords?
It seems as if it is a given, now, that robots can walk, fly, swim, drive, crawl, and otherwise move freely about. It looks like robot research is now moving into more subtle forms of communication and action.
I received a flyer in the mail from Consolidated.com that says they will be offering fiber internet connections in Brattleboro soon. I found a couple stories on iBrattleboro that do not paint Consolidated in the best light and which suggest Consolidated has been offering internet services in Brattleboro already for some time: