It’s not everyday that a video about wealth inequality goes viral on the internet. Most people on iBrattleboro are probably familiar with the information here, but this video uses powerful infographics to make the case that not only is wealth distributed unevenly, but it is much, much worse than most of us have thought.
A couple of thoughts come to my mind while watching this video:
1) The authors could have gone one step further and shown how these inequalities have been changing over time.
In what some might term a win for the Old Guard, Kate O’Connor, John Allen, and David Schoales were elected to the Brattleboro Selectboard today. O’Connor easily defeated Spoon Agave for the 3 year seat by a vote of 985 to 664. Allen was the highest vote getter for the 1 year Selectboard seat with 710 votes. Schoales garnered 580 points, narrowly defeating Ian Kiehle who had 564.
Kate O’Connor is daughter of former Selectperson Martha O’Connor who left the Selectboard in 2011. John Allen served with Martha O’Connor during his time on the Selectboard but lost to Daryl Pillsbury and Jesse Corum in 2010.
Teams sought for BOWL FOR KIDS’ SAKE benefit April 6
Brattleboro, VT–Families, friends and teams from work are invited to celebrate the 32nd Annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake to benefit Youth Services’ Big Brothers Big Sisters program on Saturday, April 6. The fundraising event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with teams signing up for a one-hour time slot at Brattleboro Bowl on Putney Road.
The 4-5 p.m. time is reserved for teams of teens and will have a special “Cosmic Bowling” atmosphere. The financial goal of the event is to raise $50,000 in pledge money to help cover the cost of running the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.
I just ran into Frankie on Main Street and he assured me that, despite rumors to the contrary that have been floating around, he has not retired, but is actively looking for a new place in town to set up shop again. He had no firm date or location yet, but all is not lost ! Keep hope alive!
BCTV Ch.8 Schedule for the week of 3/4/13
Monday March 4
12:00 am From the BCTV Archives: The BCTV Jazz Cruise 1996
1:40 am Sufi Wisdom Series: The Chick Pea
2:00 am FSTV Overnight
4:00 am Resources for Hearing Loss – Subtitled Version
4:30 am Ethan Allen Homestead Enrichment Program: John Stark – Enigmatic Revolutionary
6:00 am For the Animals: Adam Steinberg Cooking Show
Clifford Carnicom is an expert on geo-engineering, also known as “chemtrails.”
He will be on WVEW-LP, Brattleboro Community Radio Tuesday, March 12 from 6:30pm-7:30pm on DJ Pockets’ “buttahmilk” show. Tune in locally at 107.7fm, or on your android phone app, or on www.wvew.org
I live off Cedar Street, between Crowell Lot and the Harris Hill Ski Jump. Brattleboro’s a special place, and it will require thoughtful representation by its Representative Town Meeting to help the town strike the right balances as we try to keep our economy healthy and vibrant; educate, retain and attract young people; and live up to our values.
Among my priorities for Brattleboro town governance:
After noting that there are only TEN candidates to fill 16 seats for District 1 three-year Town Meeting Members, I have decided to declare myself a write-in candidate.
If elected, I will represent West Brattleboro residents and interests to the best of my knowledge and ability.
My personal hopes and interests for West Brattleboro’s future include:
Brattleboro, Vt. – Friends of Music at Guilford is beginning rehearsals next week for its “A Cappella à la Carte” concert season finale on Saturday, June 8, which follows its brief annual membership meeting and a community potluck dinner at Guilford Community Church in the Algiers village of Guilford.
The Guilford Chamber Singers will be led again by Tom Baehr, who conducted a group of nearly twenty singers for the organization’s Christmas at Christ Church program in December. Entitled “Melodies Steal Into My Heart,” the proposed spring program begins with madrigals, travels through 19th Century English Part Songs, and also includes some 20th Century tunes, a couple of 21st Century works, and even some Hoagy Carmichael.
DATURA TRIO & SILK ROAD’S SHANAHAN PERFORM ON MARCH 8
Brattleboro, Vt. – On Friday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m., Friends of Music at Guilford (FOMAG) presents a concert by the Datura Trio with guest percussionist Shane Shanahan, a founding member of Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Proceeds from the concert and a pre-concert supper, both set at the Vermont Jazz Center on Cotton Mill Hill, will benefit FOMAG’s Music Enrichment Program at Guilford Central School, where the Datura Trio is in residence on March 6-8. Student participants in rhythm and vocal workshops may also make an appearance at the evening concert.
BCTV producer Maria Dominguez brings us this informative forum, as Sue Degraff – Director of Community Investments of Windham County – explains, step by step, how to apply for program funding for non-profit organizations
When I went to vote early on Friday, I was disturbed that, for the fifteen 3-year seats for District 3 there were only 10-11 printed candidates. I wrote myself in, and am now appealing to the community to write me in (don’t forget to fill in the oval to the right of the write-in slot).
I’ve lived on Elliot Street right above Harmony Lot since September 2007, and have experienced many disturbing scenarios (2008-2009 was especially bad; it’s better but there are continuing challenges). District 3 is the smallest in town, but it covers downtown and cannot afford to be underrepresented.