BURLINGTON, Vt., March 11 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, held a news conference today to discuss the impact of federal budget cuts on Vermont.
Sanders was joined by Steve Geller, executive director of Southeastern Vermont Community Action, and Marianne Miller, Head Start director at Central Vermont Community Action Council. They spoke about the impact of across-the-board spending cuts that kicked in on March 1 and will total more than $1 trillion over the next decade, including $85 billion by this Sept. 30.
I had no idea until yesterday that there is a FULLY gluten-free cafe in Brattleboro! Those of us who have to avoid gluten have been waiting for this for a long time. As I understand it, the kitchen is a dedicated gluten-free facility, making it a safe choice for celiacs.
The cafe is Equilibrium on the corner of Elm and Elliot, right next to TJ Buckley’s. When Turning Point moved out, I saw the building get painted, saw glimpses of merchandise through the window, and saw the sandwich board go out in front of the door announcing vegan offerings, bodywork, dance events, and yoga classes.
I admit, it looked like a place that wouldn’t meet my needs.
The Brattleboro Tyrannosaurus Spenditall Rex is descended from the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates. Often times they are referred to by taxpayers as Ovis Aries. For many years they have had a deep and entrenched place in Brattleboro history as they live their lives leisurely gazing on the hillsides they can not afford to own counting other people’s money. As a species on the verge of fiscal extinction, Tyrannosaurus Spenditalls have minimal hearing and are very sensitive to noise when they are told to herd together and be quiet. They tend to be very docile but become excited when appropriating money they do not have. Their life expectancy varies, however, some Tyrannosaurus Spenditalls want older Tyrannosaurus Spenditalls to voluntarily check out early to free up more single payer health care funds for all of the precious young Tyrannosaurus Spenditalls in Vermont who are unemployable and beyond useless.
Even with a chill in the air and snow on the ground, members of the Brattleboro River Rats baseball team have been working out in preparation for the start of the Connecticut River Valley Baseball League Season next month. Brattleboro’s only adult baseball team is also looking for a few players to fill some open spots on the squad
Please note that the following message and was sent to Representative Town Meeting Members today. If you are a Town Meeting Representative, please accept my apologies for seeing this message twice. If you concur that amending Article 21 to require continued operation of the River Garden while ownership issues are resolved with oversight from Town Meeting, please reach out to Town Meeting Members in your District.
At Guilford Town Meeting someone referred to Mr. DeGray having commented on the Guilford Middle School issue “on the radio.” Since I wanted to speak on the school issue I decided not to rise and ask the person for more info, because that would have counted as my “turn” to speak. But I was wondering if anyone can tell me about that radio program (WTSA or WKVT I presume?)
Do the stations have an archive of programs? I’d like to review whatever comments Brattleboro’s Selectboard Chair made on that occasion. I would guess it was an elaboration on his amenndment to the BUHS budget that passed at the district annual meeing on Feb. 12.
Last weekend’s performance was the Who from 1970, when they were in the midst of a run of highly successful albums that included Tommy (’69), Who’s Next (’71) and Quadrophenia (’73).
By 1977, the year before this weekend’s concert takes place the Who’s formidable energies were tied up in legal wrangling over royalties.
Finally, one night in March of that year Pete Townsend, the group’s guitarist and principal song writer and in this instance, negotiator walked out of an 11 hour meeting with a seven figure check in his hand.
He headed to a bar called the Speakeasy where a couple of his protégés were playing (John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett). He got drunk on only two shots of whiskey.
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Today In History
Events for Sep 26
Mr. Editor; Cannot the progress of vandalism be stayed, before our beautiful village shall be shorn of half of its attractions? The woodsman has shown his determination not to spare the trees, either on hill or in dale. The strangers who sojourn among us, are already lamenting over the destruction of their favorite walks. Let our citizens see to it that these attractive walks, which are now in decay, be carefully restored and guaranteed to the public forever.
Lent’s Great National Circus which exhibits on the Island to-day is one of the oldest established as well as one of the most extensive exhibitions extant. Joe Pentland is the clown.
John Retting has nearly completed his improvements at the corner of High and Green streets. The old dwelling house, recently used for a bakery has been raised to three stories, and a new front and roof have been put on, entirely changing and vastly improving its appearance.
The Dickens medium is again in town. The manuscript of “Edwin Drood,” is completed, and his publishers promise the work by the 10th of October. Work has already been commenced upon the new story previously announced, entitled “The Life and Adventures of Buckley Winkleheep.”
The old soldiers’ camp-fire on the village common, Tuesday evening, was quite largely attended. Fires were kindled in the open air, and the large mess tent belonging to Fuller’s battery, kindly loaned for the occasion, afforded shelter and seats for the assembled veterans and their friends, among whom were many ladies. Guns were fired in the early part of the evening, and the band furnished music in abundance.
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