Phil Kramer is running for a 1 year seat on the Brattleboro Selectboard. Here are his responses to our questions.
Why do you want to be on the Selectboard this year?
I am running for selectboard at this time because I want to make a difference. These are trying times for our community, our country and our world. The decisions we make today will have a lasting impact on the future. I have a vision of what direction Brattleboro should be moving. Over the years I have gained a great deal of insight into the spirit of this town and the way things work.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 – Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) told the American Legion today that he is “deeply troubled” by unacceptable backlogs in processing veterans’ disability claims.
“I refuse to accept the status quo,” Sanders told the Legion’s annual conference at the Washington Hilton hotel.
While the Department of Veterans Affairs has processed more than 1 million claims a year for each of the past three years, the number of new claims has outpaced the department’s ability to process the paperwork.
One of the best investments you can make is improving your home’s energy efficiency. The average Vermonter can save 20-30% on their energy bills through a home efficiency project – an average of $1,000/year!
HALF THE SKY: A Discussion & Screening of the Film
Tuesday February 26, 2013
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Join a panel discussion of Vermont Public Television Community Cinema’s Half the Sky on Tuesday, February 26, at 7:00 PM.
The evening will commence with a 42 minute screening of one section of the film and will follow with a panel discussion. Film selections may include: maternal mortality; sex trafficking; gender-based violence; economic development, and education.
Growing a Community of Gardeners
Wednesday February 27, 2013
6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Brooks Memorial Library and Post Oil Food invite you to a discussion about Growing a Community of Gardeners, on Wednesday, February 27, at 6:30 PM, in the Library meeting room (snowdate is Monday, March 4, at 6:30 PM).
A serious food crisis has been growing throughout the world since 2008. For many in the world, this has meant hunger, famine, and food riots; for us in America, it has involved higher food prices and deprivation, a reality that has particularly impacted the increasing number of us who are income challenged.
Watch the full Selectboard Candidate forum, which was held Friday, February 22, 2013.
This forum was sponsored by The League of Women Voters, and moderated by Francine Vallario.
Because, I’m White
I will not be stopped
for driving while black.
I will not be shot dead
for wearing my dreads.
I will not be rejected
subjected or ejected
Bent over & inspected.
New Beginners Tai Chi Series with Thomas Garbarino March 14-June 13 Thursday 5:30-6:30
Tai Chi Chuan (Taiji Quan) is an ancient form of martial art that has been practiced for both health and self defense. It can be practiced for recreation and to increase strength, flexibility, and vitality well into old age. Tai Chi Chuan is not performed in the same manner as most western calisthenics or sports. It requires a tremendous amount of mental and physical concentration and control. Tai Chi Chuan is often described as a moving meditation. After practice, one feels invigorated, clear-minded, and peaceful.
3 Vermont State Senators – Senators Hartwell, Benning and Galbraith – Will Participate
GRAFTON, VT—With growing concern about the negative and destructive environmental impacts of a possible large-scale industrial wind development, Friends of Grafton’s Heritage has invited legislators and residents of towns with wind turbines to discuss the issues and personal after effects.
What can you learn in the Slow Lane that you can’t learn in the Fast Lane?
In conjunction with the third annual Slow Living Summit, Strolling of the Heifers and Marlboro College Graduate School are collaborating to offer a graduate level course entitled Slow Living Leadership for Sustainable Change, in Brattleboro, Vermont June 4-7.
BCTV Ch.8 Schedule for the week of 2/25/13
Monday February 25
12:00 am Dear Pina: A Tribute to the late German Choreographer Pina Bausch
1:00 am Think Local: The Case of Bradley Manning, U.S. Army Private
1:30 am Coma Club: Episode 2 – The Oblitorator
2:00 am FSTV Overnight
4:00 am 2012 Lenten Mission: Journey On Session 1 – God’s Journey to Us
Electric Fence plays Whetstone Restaurant and Brewery Wednesday night, Feb. 27 at 8:30 p.m.
Steve Carmichael, Howard Weiss-Tisman, Jonny Sheehan and Jeremy Holch play original songs and unique covers from the likes of Louis Jordan, Lucinda Williams, Tom Waits and Talking Heads.
Music is free. Beer is fresh.