Just heard this story on the radio. Many Hospitals are “running in the red” due to Medicare reimbursements. I’m concerned about the future of healthcare once Obamacare really kicks in. Could this be another example of unintended consequences?
RedRover, the Sacramento, CA based animal welfare and rights advocacy organization with an international scope, is ramping up their My Dog is Cool Campaign before the summer months arrive and dog safety in cars becomes more urgent. As part of their information resources development, they have compiled a media reports data base, as actual incidents of dogs suffering, dying or requiring euthanasia after being left in hot cars are believed to go often unreported, making accurate data collection problematic.
Here is the link to their new media reports data base:
The Windham Regional Career Center at Brattleboro Union High School is pleased to announce their Community Education and Training Programs for this spring. Betsy Gentile, Workforce Development Manager and Adult Education Coordinator is presenting 17 community education and training programs to meet the needs of area employers and their employees as well as providing personal and professional enrichment opportunities for all community members.
“We’re extremely excited about two new technical training opportunities, Certified Fiber Optic Technician training and Intermittent Electrical & Drivability Diagnostic Strategies training.”
Putney, VT – Next Stage Arts Project is pleased to present Author David Blistein, Friday, March 22, 2013, at 7:30pm at Next Stage in Putney. The author will read from and discuss his book, David’s Inferno (published by Hatherleigh Press, distributed by Random House), followed by refreshments and a book signing. Part of Next Stage’s Community Artists Performance Series, there is a suggested donation of $10, with proceeds to benefit Next Stage.
Did anyone notice, or, rather not notice, the local media coverage of the Feb. 12 BUHS District #6 Annual Meeting? By the way this is a meeting of all the voters in the 5 towns making up the district, something like 16,000 voters or so, typically attended by 1% of them or fewer.
WTSA mentioned it next day, but they have an inside track: The Moderator of the meeting is Tim Johnson of WTSA, using the personna of his real name as a Vernon resident. I don’t know if The Commons covered it? Their deadline wouldn’t have worked for the issue that came out on Weds. 13th, & I haven’t yet seen this week’s issue. Even iBrattleboro missed it.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (Feb. 20, 2013) – In Brattleboro tomorrow, Rep. Peter Welch will announce legislation to curb the practice of employers requiring prospective or current employees, as a condition of employment, to provide access to password-protected social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter.
Welch will make the announcement at the Vermont Department of Labor Brattleboro Resource Center at 10 a.m. The Resource Center provides job seekers with access to personal computers, the Internet, educational resources, and information on employers.
Welch’s full public schedule for Thursday is copied below.
Thursday, February 21st:
5:45 Live recaps the Harris Hill and Bratt Figure Skating Club Ice Show highlights, on an edition that includes all the latest Selectboard drama, the Northern Roots performance at McNeill’s, and a webcast interview with Rep. Dick Marek about the House’s new drug laws.
The excitement is building! If you applied to be a book giver for World Book Night and were chosen you should be recieving your confirmation email in the next 2 or 3 days. Congratulations to everyone that was accepted – it’s a wonderful event. You’ll receive a second email next week telling you which book you’ll be giving out and asking you to choose a location to pick up your books. Please choose Brooks Memorial Library as your pick up site.
The Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market is now accepting applications for new members to vend their products at the Saturday and/or Wednesday Markets. The Farmers’ Market is the region’s largest and oldest open-air Market and supports local agriculture, prepared foods and crafts. The Market features over 50 diverse vendors from the local area and attracts thousands of visitors annually.
The Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market is a not-for-profit, membership organization and welcomes applications from those who grow and/or create their own high-quality products, especially those working with local ingredients/materials to bring variety to the Market’s offerings.
Dan and Gay Foster of Hollyhock Farm in Putney will offer a workshop, “Reclaiming Your Overgrown Orchard: Pruning Long-Neglected Apple Trees” on Sunday, February 24th (postponed from February 17th), 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Dan and Gay will hold the workshop at their farm at 10 Old Stage Road in Putney. The workshop is part of the Transition Putney reskilling series. Participants can be as involved as they want to be in the actual labor (very involved to not involved at all). The workshop fee is $25 with no one turned away for inability to pay, and barters are also possible.
I see in the new “Today in Local History” box (left hand column on the front page) that it was on this day in 2003 that iBrattleboro made its debut! 10 years? A decade has gone by? Do we now have a generation who don’t remember when there wasn’t an iBrattleboro? At any rate, Happy Birthday iBratt, with Best Wishes for many, many more!
Citizens were in attendance at this week’s Selectboard meeting to request once again that the town consider the concerns of the neighbors and do a proper site selection process for the new park. Dick DeGray said that the skatepark selection process consisted of himself and Jesse Corum proposing Crowell Lot as a good location, and that he was proud of their decison.
The Selectboard also approved Brattleboro’s Town Plan, continued thinking about expanding the Downtown Improvement District, began a discussion on implementing a local gasoline tax, and was accused of collecting parking income on national holidays.
All this and more, below…