The classical remark which gets parents to explain right and wrong to their child.
But how often do adults make this remark in board rooms and business meetings? Have you ever been in a situation where “everyone does it” was the justification for questionable conduct, and if so how did you respond?
At Tuesday’s long meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard the new solar farm was explained in detail and public support for the project appears to be substantial. The board also approved a “quick fix” approach to ice rink repairs in order to be able to open the season on schedule. It also gives them more time to consider long-term options for the facility.
The Fire Department presented an overview of their operations, a store on Guilford Road was again denied a liquor permit, tax rates were set, Patrick Moreland was named the interim Town Manager when Barb Sondag officially resigns, and much more was packed into the over three hour meeting.
A Call for CEDS Projects
The following is a call for the submission of project proposals to be included in the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for this Windham region. While no monetary awards will directly result from these proposals, their inclusion in this document (the “CEDS”) will likely shape the areas where available federal funds may be targeted in the future. To quote from the :
BRATTLEBORO PICKS UP FIRST WIN OF YEAR OVER NEWPORT
By Kevin McElhinney, CRVBL
The Brattleboro River Rats moved into the win column for the first time this season with a 7-2 victory over the Newport Polar Bears in recent Connecticut River Valley Baseball League action.
River Rats pitcher Todd Bell threw a complete game for the win, allowing just one earned run on six hits while striking out eight. At the plate, Bell drove in two runs. Other stars on offense included shortstop Michael Chevalier and third baseman Brian Benjamin, who each had three hits. Left fielder Caleb Record went two for four with an RBI, first baseman John Waitekus and right fielder Thomas Mauger each drove in a run while catcher Sunny Lucas scored two runs and second baseman Abe Klein scored twice and stole a base.
There are a couple of spots open in Escuelita Spanish School’s Spanish camp this summer.
July 29th-August 2nd
At Spanish Camp, children acquire Spanish through songs, movement, games, and stories. Part of the day is structured Spanish time where children are able to hear 100% comprehensible Spanish in a way that maximizes acquisition. At other times, we play games, make art, cook, and explore the stream, forest, and gardens around us incorporating Spanish into all activities.
Ledgewood Heights FREE summer meals program is looking for someone to serve meals twice a day, 5 days a week. This is a great opportunity for community service & includes the following duties: tracking meals in &
out, serving meals (all meals are delivered ready to go with minimal volunteer preparation needed), and clean up. Yes, that’s IT! Breakfast is served from 9-9:30am and lunch is from 12-1pm.
The Brattleboro VFW is not just for veterans! Did you know you can have your wedding, birthday party, employee appreciation luncheon and other function there? Large or small, the VFW can work with you to make your day special. Email Lisa for more details. Your Brattleboro VFW is located at 40 Black Mountain Road, and is also open Mon-Friday for lunch. Lunch specials are less than $6 and are open to the public! Email Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
Please note that the Brooks Library will be closed on July 4th. See you on the 5th. Happy Independence Day!
Know Your Library: Tours and Tips for Newcomers and Experienced Library Users
Friday, July 05, 2013,
12:00pm – 12:30pm
Join Reference Librarian Jeanne Walsh the first Friday of the month for a tour of first floor & mezzanine, a catalog search demo, and answers to your questions about how to find your way in the Library. Meet at the reference desk; no reservations required. Tours and research consultations are also available on demand.
For more information, contact the Reference Desk or call us at (802) 254-5290 x109.Location Brooks Memorial Library Main Room – Reference DeskContact Jeanne Walsh email@example.com (802) 254-5290 x109
I’m posting on behalf of James, a 13-year-old I tutor part time. He really loves playing Magic the Gathering and is really good at it. He’s looking for more kids to play Magic with, roughly ages 11 to 15, and/or a local Magic group to join. (That is, in Brattleboro – we know about the Greenfield one).
Please message me, or tell me how to get in touch with you, if you know of any Magic groups or 11-15 year old Magic enthuiasts who would be interesting in meeting me and James downtown somewhere (gazebo on the common? Tea Lounge?) to play Magic. (I don’t play, btw. :))
And spread the word!
TRANSITION PUTNEY – Tick Talk – Take 2: Lyme Disease and the Resilience of a Species, Dan Foster, Wednesday, July 3, 7 – 8:30 p.m, Putney Library
Dan Foster first tested positive for Lyme disease 22 years ago. This talk (a repeat of his June 18th talk, due to popular demand!) is about Dan’s odyssey with a super bacteria that he believes he will soon be rid of.
Though he was treated promptly after his tick bite bull’s eye rash, he has had a variety of symptoms over the last 20+ years, but was able to manage them all pretty well until last year.