F Troop in the People’s Republic of Vermont
Yup, I was born in Vermont, but through no fault of my own, I wound up living in the People’s Republic of Vermont. As that poet said, “Brattleboro is a socialist experiment gone deeply awry.” I would add, it is a socialist experiment, greased with payola, and incompetency that makes the F Troop look like an efficient organization.
At last…Brattleboro Cheese and Cafe is opening today for business!! It’s been a long,sad wait for all the cheese lovers in town but at 11 AM today we can go to their gorgeous new shop at 39 Main Street and indulge ourselves. Welcome back, Brattleboro Cheese!!
You have been greatly missed!
“As I drive around town, I’ve noticed that there seems to be a growing number of vehicles that have very faded Vermont license plates. They are so faded that you can’t possibly read them. They seem to be more recent plates. The one I’ve had on my car for 15 years is still bright and readable. Are these plates made of some material that fades rather quickly in the sun maybe?
I just wondered if this is a problem for the police, who I would think would have considerable difficulty reading the plates. And would these drivers be able to get a newer copy of the same plate somehow?”
Regarding license plates, Vermont law section 511 of Chapter 7, Title 23 requires that, among other things, “The number plates shall be kept entirely unobscured, the numerals and the letters thereon shall be plainly legible at all times.”
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced it has received a grant from an anonymous foundation. This grant fully funds the training and implementation of the STAR Program into its Rehabilitation and Oncology Departments.
STAR (Survivorship Training and Rehab) is a national certification program developed by Massachusetts-based Oncology Rehab Partners, leading experts in the field of survivorship care. The program provides hospitals and health care providers with the tools and training needed to minimize the side effects of cancer treatment.
On May 11th, The Putney School students are available to help with yard and housework, such as raking, trimming, or painting. Money earned by Putney School students during the work day will support CHABHA, Children affected by HIV/AIDS organization in several ways including establishing a weaving workshop in Kigali. In July a group from Putney school will bring looms and yarns to Rwanda. They will teach young Rwandans to weave, giving them with a source of income to provide for their education and healthcare. Your support will make this possible.
For more information or to request students for a project go to this website: www.Tinyurl.com/bo8flrd
Watch this touching video of the Kurn Hattin Select Choir’s journey to the finals of WGBY’s Together in Song!
The Brattleboro Area Farmers’ Market opens for the season Saturday, May 4th! Join us in welcoming new and returning vendors, market friends and customers, and the many signs of spring– including the traditional Maypole Dancing, with Andy Davis and friends, from 11 to 1. Families are welcome!
The market is open outdoors on Rte 9 in West Brattleboro, rain or shine, every Saturday from 9am to 2pm. EBT and debit cards are welcome. Enjoy our picnic tables, children’s area and take advantage of our ample parking or Frequent Walker/Biker Program.
Child Care Provider Appreciation Day is Friday, May 10. In honor of this day of recognition, Windham Child Care Association is selling bags of Vermont Country Tea, custom designed for the organization.
For $5.00, a set of 18 teabags will be delivered along with a personalized note of thanks. The ‘Warm Moments: Tropical Comfort’ tea is a fruit tea combining black tea with mango, pineapple and coconut oils.
Orders can be made online at www.windhamchildcare.org, by calling 254-5332 with credit card information, or by sending a check to 130 Birge St. in Brattleboro. Deadline for orders is Monday, April 29th.
Guns for Tots: Time to arm the Children?
It is absurd to think that we need to have armed guards in schools. A more pragmatic approach is to arm the children. From kindergarten to college, everyone is armed, from the tiny little cute derringers in the guise of a cell phone, to the backpack portable semi-automatic rifles, or the gym bag size to hold a few Berettas.
When, we Americans think of our proud tradition of gun ownership we recall Daniel Boone as a child killing a bear with a flintlock or Davie Crocket as a lad killing a mountain lion. Tupac Shakur who wasn’t afraid to face life with a gun in his hand, “No longer living in fear, my pistol close in hand.” If our heroic ancestors can kill these ferocious beasts, why can’t any child worth his salt — lock and load?
Creative arts based Summer Camps in July for Ages 4.5-10
A great place for children who like to make things with their imagination and hands; who want to create fun friendships; who like to play games where everyone wins; who like healthy, yummy snacks; who want to play outside as well as inside; who want to learn “giraffe language”; who like magical creative things; who like to laugh and have fun!
Adventures with Su Eaton at Peaceable Village 4 Signal Pine Rd Putney Vermont. Su Eaton of Peaceable Village provides a nurturing environment in which individuals are given the freedom to express themselves while receiving the necessary tools for creative growth.
The Brattleboro Police Fire Facility Committee will meet on April 25th at 4pm in the Hanna Cosman room.
Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office