The Brattleboro Selectboard will receive an update on the skatepark financing and schedule from members of BASIC at their next regular meeting. They’ll also accept a $15,000 challenge grant for the project.
The board will order a new fire truck, discuss dumped tires and clean rivers, consider a letter regarding tax implications of an Act 46 merger, set goals, review rules of conduct, adopt an emergency operations plan, and more. You can bring up other items not on the agenda during Public Participation.
Stage 33 Live is bringing River HALO and The Break Maids together for a concert this Sunday evening, April 15, at 33 Bridge Street in Bellows Falls. Doors at 6. All ages. Admission by donation. Recording for broadcast. Seating is limited to 50, plus standing room.
If you haven’t heard of Stage 33 Live, that’s no surprise. We’re new. And sporadic. And unusual. And evolving. We’re like the local love child of Ted Talks, eTown, Science Friday, BackStory, and The Little Rascals (“hey kids, let’s put on a show”). It’s a celebration of local and regional original humanities and science presentations and performances, spoken word arts, and music presented as a broadcast and web variety program, recorded during live listening events on a simple stage in a former industrial building in Bellows Falls, Vermont; a nonprofit endeavor run entirely by volunteers. Scads of info at www.stage33live.com
The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 8:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office
230 Main Street, Suite 208
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Welcome to an extraordinary festival to benefit community building at 118 Elliot from 4 – 10:30 this Saturday, April 14th. There will be a fun combination of music, dance, photography and art to benefit the final stages of the construction of the Mahalo Gathering Hall Project: https://www.gofundme.com/MahaloGatheringHall .
Why is it SUBLIME? Think of the term Sublime as a catalyst that causes change to structures and forms. This reaches far beyond the scope of any present conceptions of beauty and harmony. The Sublime is simultaneously omnipresent and unattainable. It is all-encompassing, yet seems to evade us in our everyday lives, when we often shift our focus to many distractions.
The Brattleboro Parking Department would like to announce the lifting of the winter parking ban. Starting 04/15/18, at midnight, overnight parking will be allowed on all streets EXCEPT in the downtown area. The following streets are never available for overnight parking:
Elliot Street (from School St to Main St)
As Brattleboro begins down the path toward adding municipal broadband utility, the ACLU has weighed in with a new report “The Public Internet Option – How Local Governments Can Provide Network Neutrality, Privacy, and Access for All.”
The report compares the necessity of internet access to that of electricity and water, and says that the rollback of net neutrality laws and enforcement threatens equal access (as we have for say, roads and bridges).
11 APRIL 2018 – Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott today signed bills S.221, H.422 and S.55, relating to violence reduction and gun safety. Below is a transcript of his address.
Governor Scott: On February 16, I was in my office preparing for the day ahead, when everything changed. That morning, I was handed a document containing charges against an 18-year-old, outlining his detailed plan to carry out a school shooting here in Vermont.
Just two days earlier, we had all witnessed the atrocity in Parkland Florida leaving 17 innocent people – Fourteen children and 3 teachers – dead.
As I read the 13-page affidavit, I was alarmed to learn just how close we came to the same tragic fate the people of Parkland faced.
The new Photo Fun looks great, and a few have you have already found out how to put photos up. Excellent!
For the rest, you can login and submit a photo by using the Contribute menu in the upper blue bar. This takes you to a simple form for uploading your photo.
Add a title, short description if you want, add your photo, and add tags to describe what’s in the image.
It’s easy to do from a phone or tablet. Take your photo of something in your neighborhood or around town, then submit it here. Your phone should allow you to choose among your recent photos.
BRATTLEBORO, VT – Strolling of the Heifers presents “An Evening of Comedy with Robyn Schall” on Saturday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. Robyn’s blend of stand-up, sketch and improv will make this an event not to miss. BYOB and laugh ‘til the cows come home! This special night of comedy is a fundraiser for Strolling of the Heifers’ Farm-To-Table Apprenticeship Program. Tickets are priced from $20-$40 and are available at strollingoftheheifers.com/robyn-schall.
“She is just so funny, I had to bring her to Brattleboro,” said Orly Munzing, the Stroll’s Executive Director. “The River Garden will be transformed into a New York Comedy club for one night for this show. Everyone should come see her!”
Michael Bucossi, Fire Chief
Leonard Howard III, Assistant Chief
Date: April 10, 2018 Nature of call: Building fire
Address: 901 Western Ave Time of Call: 6:29pm
Type of Building: 2 ½ story wood frame multifamily Number of Residents: 5 units/7 tenants
Michael Bucossi, Fire Chief
Leonard Howard III, Assistant Chief
Date: April 10, 2018 Nature of call: Structure Fire
Address: 44 Fuller Drive Time of Call: 11:14am
Type of Building: 2 story wood frame/ single family Number of Residents: 3
Nature of Alarms and Times: 2nd alarm at 11:19am Under Control: 11:42am
Brattleboro, VT, March 10, 2018—The Honor Society and Community Service of the VTC ADN Nursing Program in Brattleboro, in partnership with Rutland Regional Medical Center and Be the Match Registry©, are hosting a Bone Marrow Drive in the Brooks House Atrium in Brattleboro on Saturday, April 21, 9AM-2PM. Donors need to be between the ages of 18 and 44 years old. Register with just paperwork and a cheek swab!
“Every four minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer like leukemia,” according to the Be the Match© website. The only hope for individuals with blood cancers, like leukemia or other blood disorders, such as sickle cell anemia, is a marrow transplant. By donating bone marrow one can help save people’s lives, such as five-year-old Kate, whose donor, Lance, was a college student and due to his participation in a campus-drive and follow-through with emails, blood work, and of course his donation, Kate will now lead a healthy life.