Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced it has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Vermont Program for Quality in Health Care, Inc. (VPQ) in recognition of efforts to develop a program that would reduce unnecessary hospital readmission. In addition, VPQ has cited BMH’s comprehensive program and will highlight the hospital’s work in the VPQ annual report this summer.
BURLINGTON, Vt., March 11 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, held a news conference today to discuss the impact of federal budget cuts on Vermont.
Sanders was joined by Steve Geller, executive director of Southeastern Vermont Community Action, and Marianne Miller, Head Start director at Central Vermont Community Action Council. They spoke about the impact of across-the-board spending cuts that kicked in on March 1 and will total more than $1 trillion over the next decade, including $85 billion by this Sept. 30.
BCTV Channel 8 Schedule for the week of 3/11/13
Monday March 1
12:00 am Community Medical School: Organ Transplants Pt.2
12:45 am Vermont Right to Know GMO’s
2:00 am FSTV Overnight
4:00 am United Way of Windham County Grant Seeker Forum
5:30 am Holistically Speaking: Episode #44
I had no idea until yesterday that there is a FULLY gluten-free cafe in Brattleboro! Those of us who have to avoid gluten have been waiting for this for a long time. As I understand it, the kitchen is a dedicated gluten-free facility, making it a safe choice for celiacs.
The cafe is Equilibrium on the corner of Elm and Elliot, right next to TJ Buckley’s. When Turning Point moved out, I saw the building get painted, saw glimpses of merchandise through the window, and saw the sandwich board go out in front of the door announcing vegan offerings, bodywork, dance events, and yoga classes.
I admit, it looked like a place that wouldn’t meet my needs.
I was wrong.
The Brattleboro Tyrannosaurus Spenditall Rex is descended from the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates. Often times they are referred to by taxpayers as Ovis Aries. For many years they have had a deep and entrenched place in Brattleboro history as they live their lives leisurely gazing on the hillsides they can not afford to own counting other people’s money. As a species on the verge of fiscal extinction, Tyrannosaurus Spenditalls have minimal hearing and are very sensitive to noise when they are told to herd together and be quiet. They tend to be very docile but become excited when appropriating money they do not have. Their life expectancy varies, however, some Tyrannosaurus Spenditalls want older Tyrannosaurus Spenditalls to voluntarily check out early to free up more single payer health care funds for all of the precious young Tyrannosaurus Spenditalls in Vermont who are unemployable and beyond useless.
It’s time for Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (Democrat) and Rand Paul (Republican) to start facing off for the 2016 Presidential Race!
Both Rand Paul and Peter Shumlin have each spoken to some extent about marijuana legalization.
The problem is that the First Drone Strikes in the United States could be from the United Nations attacking marijuana fields.
United Nations thinks it can stop Marijuana Legalization in the USA by the same means they use to control Afghanistan.
Even with a chill in the air and snow on the ground, members of the Brattleboro River Rats baseball team have been working out in preparation for the start of the Connecticut River Valley Baseball League Season next month. Brattleboro’s only adult baseball team is also looking for a few players to fill some open spots on the squad
Please note that the following message and was sent to Representative Town Meeting Members today. If you are a Town Meeting Representative, please accept my apologies for seeing this message twice. If you concur that amending Article 21 to require continued operation of the River Garden while ownership issues are resolved with oversight from Town Meeting, please reach out to Town Meeting Members in your District.
At Guilford Town Meeting someone referred to Mr. DeGray having commented on the Guilford Middle School issue “on the radio.” Since I wanted to speak on the school issue I decided not to rise and ask the person for more info, because that would have counted as my “turn” to speak. But I was wondering if anyone can tell me about that radio program (WTSA or WKVT I presume?)
Do the stations have an archive of programs? I’d like to review whatever comments Brattleboro’s Selectboard Chair made on that occasion. I would guess it was an elaboration on his amenndment to the BUHS budget that passed at the district annual meeing on Feb. 12.
Several Brattleboro committees are looking for volunteers to serve. Following are committees with vacancies:
- Agricultural Advisory Board
- Arts Committee
- BASIC (Brattleboro Area Skatepark is Coming)
- CPCC (Citizen Police Communications Committee)
- Conservation Commission