Unauthorized proposal would hurt rural communities, cost jobs
WASHINGTON – Twenty-four senators, led by Tom Udall of New Mexico, are challenging the postmaster general’s authority to discontinue Saturday mail delivery later this year without congressional approval.
In a letter to Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe, the senators acknowledge the financial challenges the Postal Service is facing and urge him to work with Congress to address these problems through bipartisan reform, such as the Senate legislation passed last year.
They also point out that a shift to five-day service could lead to further declines in mail volume and revenues, worsening the U.S. Postal Service’s overall condition.
If you’re free, please please come! (I really want to pack the house…) -Ken
“TULIBALUGANDA” A BENEFIT TRAVELOGUE PERFORMANCE FOR NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL AIDS CHARITIES, AT THE NEW ENGLAND YOUTH THEATRE ON FEBRUARY 20, 2013 at 7:00pm.
Does anyone have a comprehensive file on how much public monies were invested in the Robert Gibson River Garden? At a recent Selectboard meeting, a member of the Town Finance Committee asked the question. After some thought, the Town Manager said the Town probably could not answer that specific question. It could only account for Town funds that went into the property, not all public funds.
Flushing your prescription medications is not safe for the environment. Medications thrown in the trash or left in your home could end up in the wrong hands. Three Prescription (Rx) Drug Drop Boxes are now available in Windham County. Safely dispose of your prescription medications (pills and patches only) at the following locations:
Brattleboro Police Department: 230 Main St., Brattleboro (24/7)
Bellows Falls Police Department: 170 Rockingham St., Bellows Falls (24/7)
Windham County Sheriff’s Department: 11 Jail St., Newfane (7am-10pm daily)
At BAPC, we’re often asked by parents, caregivers and educators, in our community, to share tips and strateges for preventing youth from experimenting with drugs, alcohol and other substances. Many parents are aware that teens often have a prevelant misconception about the safety of experimenting with substances including marijuana and prescription drugs.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, Brattleboro’s new Town Plan will be approved by the Selectboard at their next regular Tuesday night meeting at the Municipal Center.
If you attend in person or watch on TV, you will also hear discussions of a new gravity fed sewer line for Black Mountain, an update on progress with Brattleboro’s new skatepark design, talk of taxing your gasoline, thoughts on changing the boundaries for the Downtown Improvement District, and the parking garage committee will be dissolved.
All this and more on Tuesday night, and you can read about it in detail here the morning after.
The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 3:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.
Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office
In the many years I have worried about what disaster could befall Vermont Yankee, I never imagined this one:
“…the area where the meteor exploded was 100 kilometers (60 miles) from
the Mayak nuclear storage and disposal facility, which holds dozens of
tons of weapons-grade plutonium. He said the Russian government has
underestimated potential risks of the region.
A chemical weapons disposal facility at Shchuchye in the Chelyabinsk region
contains some 6,000 tons (5,460 metric tons) of nerve agent including
sarin and VX, accounting for about 14 percent of the chemical weapons
that Russia is committed to destroy.”
This year, two candidates are hoping to get your vote to become Moderator of Representative Town Meeting. As with Selectboard candidates, we’ve sent emails and invitations to use the site to communicate with voters to each.
Douglas Cox is one of those candidates, and his interview follows.
Tell us a little about yourself…
Southern Vermont Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine will
present a free talk about shoulder injuries by Dr. William Vranos on Thursday,
February 28 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s Brew Barry
In Which Doodle Takes Advantage of Some Bright February Sunshine to Fight the Cabin Fever, and I Try to Figure out the New iBrattleboro Image Posting System
WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 – Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) today introduced comprehensive legislation on climate change.
Boxer is chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. Sanders sits on the environment committee and also is a member of the Senate energy committee.
Under the legislation, a fee on carbon pollution emissions would fund historic investments in energy efficiency and sustainable energy technologies such as wind, solar, geothermal and biomass. The proposal also would provide rebates to consumers to offset any efforts by oil, coal or gas companies to raise prices.