There’s a flood watch in effect for Windham County for most of the day, and a showing every day now through Independence Day next Thursday. A very wet week.
The Windham County Sheriff’s Department posted this photo of the Whetstone this morning:
BRATTLEBORO – Brattleboro’s Continuum of Care group is conducting a Tent and Sleeping Bag Drive in response to anticipated increases in people experiencing homelessness. July 1st marks another round of budget cuts by the Vermont Legislature, reducing services for General Assistance emergency temporary housing statewide. The last-resort program, which provides limited emergency motel vouchers for elderly and disabled homeless individuals and homeless families with young children, continues to experience cuts. This year, it means many families and individuals who currently qualify will be ineligible for services starting July 1st, and those who do qualify will see the length of their motel stay drastically reduced.
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I heard there was a terrible accident on Western Avenue on Thursday. Anybody know anything? Our paper didn’t cover the scene for today’s edition.
June 21st Brattleboro Citizens Breakfast: GMO-Right To Know & What We Can Do
Speaker: State Representative Tristan Toleno
Topic: Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Bill-H.112
The Agricultural Advisory Committee will be meeting at 7:00 PM on Monday, July 1, 2013 in the Hanna Cosman Room of the Muncipal Center.
The agenda is attached.
Planning Services Clerk
230 Main Street, Ste 202
Brattleboro, VT 05301
The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Monday, July 1, 2013 at 5:00pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center. It is anticipated that the Board will enter into executive session to discuss a contractual matter and personnel matter.
Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office
Attention EBT customers! The Brattleboro Farmers’ Market will be matching EBT dollars spent at market (up to $10 per person, per visit) with the Harvest Health Coupons, available starting in July.
The Brattleboro Farmers Market operates the Wednesday Market, downtown by the Co-op on the Whetstone Pathway, 10-2, and the Saturday Market, 9-2, on Rte 9 in West Brattleboro (past the covered bridge). Come to market, swipe your EBT card at the manager’s booth, and receive wooden tokens that can buy any EBT eligible foods, like fresh produce, fresh breads, eggs and meats, maple syrup, etc. While supplies last, double your EBT money and receive the matching Harvest Health coupons.
CLAREMONT BEATS BRATTLEBORO IN CRVBL ACTION
By Kevin McElhinney, CRVBL
The defending Connecticut River Valley Baseball League champion Claremont Cardinals held off a surprisingly strong effort by the winless Brattleboro River Rats and came out with a 6 to 3 victory in recent CRVBL action.
The game at Claremont’s Barnes Park featured strong pitching by Claremont’s Mike Wells and Brattleboro’s Todd Bell, both of whom pitched complete games. Cardinal third baseman Justin Pierce singled, doubled, scored a run and drove in two more, while John Waitekus of the River Rats went three for three with a pair of RBI.
Electric Fence returns to Pleasant Valley Brewing in Saxtons River, Friday night, June 28. Music starts at 8 p.m. Our good friend Alan Metcalfe will join us to blow some sweet harp. Electric Fence is Steve Carmichael, Howard Weiss-Tisman, Jonny Sheehan and Jeremy Holch. Music is free. Pleasant Valley is a great pub so come on up.
Starting tomorrow, Thursday, June 27th, Brattleboro Cheese rolls out its new and expanded lunch and light dinner menu. In addition to our great grilled cheese sammiches, we now offer more options, all developed by Chef Joseph Motika. Come see us before you head to the movies!
Our new menu is available Tuesday through Thursday from 11:30am-7pm; Friday and Saturday from 11:30am-8pm; and Sunday from 12:30 to 5pm. Don’t forget! Breakfast every day (but Monday, when we’re closed) from 7am-11am, Sundays til noon!
WASHINGTON, June 26 – Citing a major crisis in college costs, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today urged quick action by Congress to keep student loan interest rates from doubling on Monday.
“If we do not act immediately, the subsidized Stafford loan program will see a doubling of interest rates from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent,” Sanders said in a Senate floor speech. “That would be a disaster for millions of students and their families in our country. We must not allow that to happen.”
At the very least, Sanders said, the current Stafford loan program interest rate of 3.4 percent must be extended. In the long term, the Higher Education Act should guarantee that students will be able to attend college and not be burdened with crippling loans.