This year, two candidates are hoping to get your vote to become Moderator of Representative Town Meeting.
Lawrin Crispe is one of those candidates, and his interview follows.
Tell us a little about yourself…
“10-86 this is Dispatch. Where are you?”
“We are working the once per year Code 18 in West Brattleboro across from Gilles Seafood Restaurant. We have two unmarked vehicles parked nose to nose in the center lane with a police cruiser behind each vehicle with lights flashing. When passing traffic slows down to rubber neck at the phony accident scene we look at their inspection sticker, license plate registration sticker, and seat belts. If we see an infraction we ticket them. We are also testing our new ALPR toys compliments of Homeland Security.”
“How is the automatic license plate reader working?”
David Sanger, New York Times chief Washington correspondent, offers a look inside the Obama Administration’s use of innovative weapons and new tools of American power to manage rapidly shifting global threats and challenges.
Sanger has been part of journalistic teams that has won the Pulitzer Prize twice. In 2011, his team was a finalist for the Pulitzer for International Reporting for coverage of Japanese nuclear disaster.
His background also includes reporting on economic and foreign policy and how these issues effect U.S. competitiveness and relationships with America’s major allies. Sanger has also bee bureau chief in Tokyo for six years. His most recent book is Confront and Conceal: Obama’s Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power, Crown, 2012.
It’s in the Calemdar already, but I got the feeling iBrattleboro wants Guilford news & this seems to be it for this week. (I do see your note in the guidelines saying events should go in the Calendar, maybe not here, so am not sure you want this here, but anyway!!!)
This Thursday at Broad Brook Grange at 7 pm is the annual pre-town meeting. First the Selectboard, then School board, will outline the items they’re going to be bringing to the voters on Mar 5. This is good venue to ask questions in an informal setting. Candidates for Town & School Board offices are also asked to attend to introduce themselves. Guilford doesn’t get as fancy as having a candidates’ forum, so this is it.
In case you were wondering, the economy really did slow down again last summer. A spike of business failures in July led to a cooling trend in August, and by September there was a discernible chill in the air. Nowhere was this so keenly felt as in small business.
Dun & Bradstreet’s Small Business Health Index Report documents this new wave of recession in typically bland terms, but the numbers say what thousands of small business owners cannot — the second half of 2012 (and continuing into the current quarter of 2013) stunk for small business.
I thought I’d give a little update on where we stand after a few days with the new site.
Overall, we’re really happy with the way things are going. You seem to be finding your way back, logging in, and using the site like before. Do fill out your user profile, and be sure to list your skills…
We’re very happy to receive your reports of problems, issues, and suggestions. We’ve solved many of them, and are continuing down the list. Next up is work on the image uploading system.
BCTV Channel 8 Schedule for the week of 2/18/13
Monday February 18
12:00 am Chiho Kaneko Eyewitness Report from Fukushima 1/22/13
1:45 am Putney Diner Redux
To the Brattleboro Community:
The PACE (Property-Assessed Clean Energy) subcommittee of the Brattleboro Energy Committee invites all Brattleboro citizens – especially Town Meeting Reps – to an evening workshop on Wednesday, February 27 to learn about the PACE decision on the agenda of our upcoming town meeting on 3/23, and get answers to any questions you may have about this very exciting and significant new avenue to energy efficiency and renewable energy in our town.
Efficiency Vermont consultant and PACE expert Carol Weston will join us either in person or via Skype to answer your questions and describe how communities all over Vermont are in the process of implementing PACE.
To make up for last week, and only a day late at that, I opted for a more straight-ahead rock show from now veteran Modest Mouse, performed in 2010. YouTube commenters seem to have decided that the venue was in Sioux Falls, SD. I’ve been a fan of Modest Mouse for most of the last decade, having originally fallen for Moon Over Antarctica. One of the best songs on that record, Third Planet, is included on the playlist along with a host of other tunes from throughout their career.
Warning: There are a few swears.
Dear Friends, Neighbors, and Readers of iBrattleboro.com:
You will recall that the Selectboard acted a handful of months ago to commit to a contract with a design firm, which has since been working on the design for the skating facilities at Crowell Park.
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.