Join in a community workshop October 18th in Bennington to help build the first state-wide Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.
What will Vermont’s economy look like in 2015 or 2025? How do we increase the economic well-being of all Vermonters?
The Brattleboro Town Manager Citizen Search Committee will meet on Friday, October 18, 2013 at 4:00pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center. It is anticipated that the Committee will enter into executive session at 4:00pm to discuss a personnel matter.
Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office
MONTPELIER, Vt.—October 11, 2013–The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) will remove the temporary lane closures on Interstate 91 in Brattleboro over Columbus Day weekend to accommodate holiday traffic. The temporary closures are associated with construction to replace the interstate bridges between exits 2 and 3.
The northbound passing lane that is currently closed will be opened for the weekend starting at approximately 1:00 PM Friday, and the southbound passing lane will be opened at approximately 5:00 PM Friday. The northbound lane closures will go back in effect on Monday morning and the southbound lane closures will be re-established Tuesday morning.
The Brattleboro Department of Public Works has now re-opened the Elm Street Bridge to regular traffic effective immediately. Motorists may now use this street without restrictions.
Dept of Public Works
Town of Brattleboro
This weekend, West Brattleboro, In front of Congregational Church. Tasty BBQ Chicken. Add baked beans and slaw for a delicious dinner.
This is a listing of agency-by-agency contingency plans. This outlines exactly what each agency is allowed to do, and all the things which… during the shutdown… they are NOT allowed to do.
Agency Contingency Plans http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/contingency-plans
“Below are the links to contingency plans for agencies across the Federal Government. The page will be updated as more plans are posted.”
By Dave Bonta, President of USA Solar Store
Carol Levin and Richard Gottlieb ran Sunnyside Solar for 30 years out of their home in Guilford selling their first PV panel in 1983! They have helped over 600 folks get solar; either as students, installers or customers.
Their remarkable story started in the Chelsea House Folklore Center, a Red Barn on the edge of West Brattleboro where Richard met Carol during one of her famous country dances. Back in 1979 folks used to come from all over to “promenade” the night away at the Chelsea house. Today the Chelsea Royal diner still sports the name, which Carol used, inspired by the Joni Mitchell song of the 1960’s. Carol & Richard married at the Chelsea House in 1979.
Slaughter Mountain, Va.
Oct. 10th, 1863
Mr. Charles Blake,
Your favor of Sept. 26th was duly received, and in accordance with your directions I forwarded $5.15 to your wife – the amount of my own and Charles Smith’s indebtedness to you as soon as we were paid off, directing her to write to my brother acknowledging its receipt, as I did not know where I should be at that time. I had some hesitation about sending it by mail, but the sum was so small that I did no think it was worth while to send it by express.
September 4, 2013
To The Brattleboro Town School Board:
I write today to express my dismay at what I have witnessed in the Brattleboro Town Schools lately, particularly in the last three years.
Our town, and the district as a whole, has chosen a path that I believe is stifling the desires of both teachers and students to analyze, reflect, create and explore. Adopting commercial programs (at no small expense) in an attempt to make learning “systematic” not only narrows the curriculum for students but also discourages thinking amongst teachers. The over-emphasis on “data points” from the recently-adopted ongoing assessment system has trumped existing classroom assessment systems that actually give deeper and more comprehensive information about individual students.
In observance of Columbus Day, all Town offices will be closed on Monday, October 14, 2013, with the exception of emergency services.
Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday and Monday, October 13 and 14, 2013. All other violations, including extended parking, will be enforced.
Brooks Memorial Library will be closed on Sunday and Monday, October 13 and 14, 2013.
Here is a slide show that Meg Donahue created about the interactive public art show she produced here in Brattleboro during the month of September called “Watching Angels.”
With a very small crew, she installed and maintained two big chalkboards (one on Flat Street and one in Harmony Parking Lot) that asked “What Are You Grateful For?…” And there were over 100 artist created angels scattered around the downtown with uplifting messages on placards next to them.
Brattleboro, Vt. Oct. 10th, 1863
Dear wife –
I have delayed writing until the present moment, that I might tell you where I was to remain. I suppose that my place is Company B, Capt Brannon. I have been trotting from Company A to Company B and from Company B to Company A without a musket or clothing. This morning I have come to Company B and expect to remain.