I and many others in Brattleboro support the Vermont League of Cities and Towns in their proposal to try a pilot program of limited self-government for towns in Vermont. One of the issue articles on my website is about this issue. But the number one question I’ve gotten during my candidacy is summed up by this eloquent iBrattleboro comment by Steven-K Brooks:
“Oscar, you have done well explaining the problem. But about the solution, you have only said that Brattleboro needs more freedom to find other sources of revenue. A real solution must be more than an abstract principle: There must be a practical idea that we can develop. I think that the missing piece of the puzzle in your discussion is that you have not mentioned even one alternative way that Brattleboro could raise revenue. I think it is important for you to offer sound and practical ways that — if unimpeded by restrictions on home rule — Brattleboro could raise needed revenue.”
Windham County Heat Fund Fundraiser – Heating it up with the Ladies of the Rainbow
“Heating it up with the Ladies of the Rainbow” on Saturday, March 2 at 8:00 p.m. at the VFW on Black Mountain Road in Brattleboro will be this year’s major fundraiser for the Windham County Heat Fund.
In 2005 Daryl Pillsbury and Richard Davis decided to find a way to help people struggling to pay for home heating fuel who were not eligible for existing programs. They simply decided to raise money and then figure out who was in need and help those people.
Having lived in Brattleboro a long time and outside of Brattleboro a short time, I continue to wonder about Brattleboro’s concern about being a “hub town” to surrounding communities.
It comes up in discussion, and the argument is generally that Brattleboro is providing free services to freeloading neighboring towns – they use our services and we aren’t compensated.
It sounds reasonable, but how exactly is Brattleboro going uncompensated? For what?
In observance of Presidents’ Day, all Brattleboro Town offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019, with the exception of emergency services.
Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday and Monday, February 17 and February 18. All other violations will be enforced.
Brooks Memorial Library will be closed on Sunday and Monday, February 17 and February 18, 2019.
Please note that tonight’s Landmark College Academic Speaker Series event with Rusty DeWees has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Rescheduling of the event TBD.
Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present folk/rock quartet The Sweet Remains, featuring singer/songwriters Rich Price, Greg Naughton and Brian Chartrand, at Next Stage on Sunday, February 24 at 7:30 pm. Based in Burlington, VT, NYC and Phoenix, AZ, the trio has formed a unique musical kinship around three-part harmonies and shared songwriting that transcends geography and three solo careers.
Celebrating 10 years together and over 30 million Spotify plays in 2018, Rich, Greg and Brian each bring strong lyrical and melodic writing and lush harmonies to The Sweet Remains. Rich and Greg first started collaborating for Rich’s 2004 Geffen Records debut – a CD that spawned his single “I’m On My Way,” featured on the multi-platinum “Shrek 2” soundtrack.
BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 2/11/19
Monday, February 11, 2019
5:30 am Southern Vermont Live Music – The Gaslight Tinkers 2018-08-10 @ The Stone Church
6:05 am Gematria Today – Episode 1
6:30 am Keep Talking with the Brattleboro Retreat – Stepfamilies: Meeting the Challenges
7:00 am Magic with Jonas Cain – The Hero’s Journey to Happiness 12/7/18
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
Dear Brattleboro Voters,
My name is Emily Murphy Kaur and I’m writing to ask your support in my campaign for a one-year term on the Brattleboro School Board. With the merger remaining unconfirmed, we sit at the crossroads of an uncertain future of which my background in teaching, district level policymaking, and grant writing can be uniquely utilized to advocate in support of our community.
Having started my career as a public school teacher of students with significant disabilities, I’ve had a lot of experience working with teachers, school directors, and superintendents, and in building communities that are inclusive and safe places for all students to grow and learn. My work at the school level fostered a strong interest in working at the district level to ensure that teachers and the community have a voice in the broader decision-making process.
Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu February 11 to February 15
Feb. 11 Greek Bean Bake
The Brattleboro Energy Committee will hold a special meeting on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.
The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, February 14, 2019, at 5:30pm in the Cusick Conference Room (2ndfloor) at the Windham Regional Career Center (80 Atwood Street).
My name is Oscar Heller, and I’m running for a 1-year seat on the Brattleboro Selectboard.
I’m a small business owner and the chair of the Brattleboro Energy Committee. I’ve been coming to Brattleboro for 17 years, and I’ve lived here since 2014. I’m thirty years old, and I hope to bring a fresh perspective to the Selectboard as a young business owner. My two primary areas of focus are bringing a modern, green economy to Brattleboro, and working to address homelessness and drug addiction in our community.
I blew a tail light bulb and sought to replace it. I’ve bought them before. They’re not expensive.
I went into Advance Auto Parts up on Putney Road, because it was convenient – I was already in that part of town. The clerk asked me about the car it came from, make, model, year, and then looked it up on a computer. Then he went in back and came out with two bulbs, neatly packaged in plastic.