Congressman Peter Welch, United States House of Representatives
Official Appearance Schedule, Monday, June 21st, 2013
7:30 a.m. Delivering remarks at the Brattleboro Chamber of Commerce Breakfast, Brattleboro Retreat, Education Conference Center, 75 Linden St., Brattleboro
9:15 a.m. Tour of Brooks House – The Brooks House in downtown Brattleboro was heavily damaged by fire in mid-April of 2011 and Congressman Welch toured the site soon afterwards. Rep. Welch will be receiving an update on planned renovations and the role the federal New Market Tax Credit is playing in redevelopment of this historic building. Corner of High St. and Main, Brattleboro
The following newsletter is being distributed by StopSmeters.org, a Vermont organization with a mission “to educate the general public about the adverse health effects of microwave radiation and the health and privacy impacts of wireless smart meters.”
StopSmeters: Nightmare in Maine, Electrosmog, WiFi
To follow up on the outrageous news from Maine; Central Maine Power’s (CMP) “Smart” Meter project calculations were a tad off. Instead of $25 million in projected savings, through “efficiencies” etc… there’s a deficit of approximately $80 million (that’s the low estimate…) Maine’s PUC is initiating an audit to get to the bottom of this debacle. CMP would like to pass the buck to customers with an 8% + hike in rates each year for the next five years.
Summer officially began today at 1:04 AM EDT.
This photo of the sun was taken in Italy by someone else.
The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 5:30pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center. It is possible that the Selectboard will enter into executive session following the business meeting.
Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office
Donna Macomber was unanimously selected to fill the vacancy on the Brattleboro Selectboard at a special meeting Thursday evening.
She and Michael Bosworth were nominated after being interviewed; Ian Kiehle and Steve Cormier were not nominated. Kate O’Connor thanked all who applied. “We were really lucky to have four really good people interested.”
During her interview Macomber said she hoped to bring energy and excitement to the board, as well as humility, emotional intelligence, a “beginner’s mind,” and an ability to make decisions.
BCTV had live coverage of the interviews to fill the vacancy on the Brattleboro Selectboard.
Update: It’s over now. They reconvene at 6:30 pm to make their decision.
Good answers from candidates Michael Bosworth, Steve Cormier, Ian Kiehle, and Donna Macomber.
On Exhibit Main Room: Paintings by Dale DiMauro
The artist’s statement:
As long as Dale DiMauro can remember, he has always loved to draw and create things. DiMauro developed his appreciation for the local landscape when he was a boy exploring Putney with his two brothers. Later he earned his degree in landscape architecture at the University of Oregon.
4 Movies- 4 Nights This Summer, Library Meeting Room
Bring a Comfy Camp Chair
Get to the Library for free movies this summer, brought to you by the newly formed Teen Advisory Board.
Hold the dates and times below in your calendar:
Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 PM, 2011 romantic comedy starring Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell.
Short notice but I am looking for a place locally to have a romantic evening/afternoon tomorrow with my husband as we have a sitter! Some daydreams included a bottle of wine/champagne and a room with a Jacuzzi. Are there any places that people know of where we might escape to tomorrow?
Clearwater Festival with the B 4 Peace Team/ Namaya Art Rats was a wonderful success. Thousands came out for the Peace Arts Projects at this amazing festival of music, and activism by the beautiful Hudson River.
We had so many volunteers and helpers with the B 4 Peace Faires. The art projects included: Inevitability of Peace – a 9 foot tall pyramid of steel with a peace wreath encased in 300 pound block of ice that melted with a single “candle” over several days:
Is secondhand smoke a concern to businesses in downtown Brattleboro?
Don’t miss your chance to share your opinion about secondhand smoke in the downtown Brattleboro business area by participating in a focus group on Wednesday, June 26th. This focus group is intended to gather feedback to determine if secondhand smoke is impacting the downtown business community.
Vermonters are building a resistance to extreme energy projects, and exploring how local struggles against extreme energy can support each other. On Tuesday June 25th, 7pm in the Parlor of the Centre Congregational Church, (193 Main Street, Brattleboro) Sara Mehalik of Rising Tide will make a brief presentation about pipeline projects and the Stop the Vermont Gas Pipeline campaign.
Vermont Gas Systems plans to expand a fracked gas pipeline through VT and under Lake Champlain. Landholders and community members are organizing to stop this dirty and dangerous fossil fuel infrastructure, to protect the water, the climate and to build community power and resilience.