BCTV Schedules – Week of 11/11/19

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 11/11/19

Monday, November 11, 2019

5:00 am New England Cooks – Chef Paul Lucas
6:00 am Landmark College Presents – Dr. M Jackson – The Secret Lives of Glaciers
7:05 am Brattleboro Town Arts Fund Information Session 11/6/19 – Brattleboro Town Arts Fund Information Session 11/6/19
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast

New Exhibition: Gordon Jones Landscapes, Cai Xi Portraits

Sunday November 10th, 2-4pm, at C.X. Silver Gallery, 814 Western Avenue, Brattleboro, VT for the opening reception of Gordon Jones Landscapes and Cai Xi Portraits – Works on Paper.

“Many of my remembrances have, indeed, settings perhaps best forgotten—times of grim weather, of cloggy mud and wet feet, of ruined and rutted roads. … Many, even most, of my paintings are to some extent about water … and the reflections we find in the depths of its surface are really my subject: … the capacity of the settled or turbid surface of water to bring us to our own depths.” – Gordon Jones

The Suitcase Junket plus Kate Lorenz and The Constellations at Next Stage on Friday, November 15

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present The Suitcase Junket – Matt Lorenz’s internationally touring, throat-singing, slide guitar playing one-man band – plus rock/folk/country/blues band Kate Lorenz and The Constellations at Next Stage on Friday, November 15 at 7:30 pm.

With warmth, wildness, unkempt vitality and sharply imaginative musicality, The Suitcase Junket works the border of Americana and rock, with image-driven songwriting, idiosyncratic storytelling and effusive vocal presence.  Artist, tinkerer, swamp yankee, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Matt Lorenz draws from a fantastically patchwork sonic palette, shaping his songs with elements of jangly folk, fuzzed-out blues, oddly textured psych-rock and dance-hall festivity. 

Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, and Putney Citizens Invited to Information Sessions About the Proposed Amendments to the WSESD Articles of Agreement

The Windham Southeast School District (“WSESD”) school board will hold information sessions on November 13th and November 14th to answer questions about the ballot for the proposed amendments to the Articles of Agreement. Election Day is Tuesday, November 19th, 2019. Early voting has already begun.

The Wednesday, November 13th information session will be held at Dummerston School at 6 p.m. Dummerston School is located at 52 School House Road, just off Route 5, in East Dummerston.

Preparing for Widowhood Topic of Program

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. – With the average life expectancy of women longer than that of men, the Brattleboro branch of the American Association of University Women is offering a discussion session on Preparing for Widowhood Friday, Dec. 6 at noon.

The free session will be held in the community room at The Brattleboro Savings and Loan Association at 221 Main Street and includes lunch.

Participating and offering guidance are Jean Giddings, attorney at law; Toni Ciampaglione, financial advisor at Park Place Financial Planners; and Theresa Masiello, vice-president and senior retail officer at BS& L.

Marlboro College Merging With Emerson College

VT Digger is reporting that Marlboro College will be giving its campus and endowment to Emerson College of Boston.

“Under a tentative agreement, Marlboro leaders say the school’s roughly $30 million endowment and $10 million in land and buildings will endow Emerson’s Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies program, which will be renamed the Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies at Emerson College. “

Songs For Our Times: Concert this Sunday!

This coming Sunday, 3:00 pm, at 118 Elliot!

Directed by Lisa McCormick, the Southern Vermont Ukulele Ensemble (30+ members!) presents a concert of songs promoting Care of the Planet, Community-building, Welcome, Justice, and Peace.

Audience sing-alongs will be encouraged. All are welcome. Venue is accessible.

State Leadership for Clean Energy Development Has Become Increasingly Important Since 2015

Montpelier, VT (November 5, 2019) — Returning Champions: State Clean Energy Leadership Since 2015, a new report from the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA), highlights the essential role that states are playing to develop and implement effective policies and programs. The report describes the range of strategies and initiatives that states are using to grow clean energy markets, and it provides readers with a concise overview of clean energy trends at the state level.

The report’s four thematic chapters emphasize the most important issues that the states have been focusing on over the past few years:

BCTV Schedules Week of 11/4/19

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 11/4/19

Monday, November 4, 2019

5:00 am Poets Speak – Conversations with VT Poet Laureate Chard deNiord – GennaRose Nethercott
5:45 am Built to Last – Built to Last
6:00 am Bear Pond Books Events – “Bombers Moon” with Archer Mayor
7:12 am BCTV Highlights – Community Media Day 2019
7:15 am Juno Orchestra – Juno Orchestra 9/8/19

Isopodology: New Works In Cardboard Based On Amazing Animals From The Deep by Art Costa

Please come join sculptor, Art Costa,  at the River Gallery School “Gallery 34” November 1st Gallery Walk reception from 5:30pm-8pm. New Works in cardboard based on amazing animals being discovered in the deep seas. The show runs the entire month of November and is always visible at this wonderful store front gallery on Main St. Brattleboro.

School Board for Guilford, Dummerston, Putney and Brattleboro To Take Up Turf Field Resurfacing on November 6th

On Wednesday, November 6th the Windham Southeast School District (WSESD) School Board will meet at 6:00 p.m. in the Cusick Conference room on the second floor of the Windham Regional Career Center, 80 Atwood Street, Brattleboro. The board is scheduled to discuss the resurfacing of Brattleboro Union High School’s (BUHS) Natowich Field. The focus of the field portion of the meeting will be on BUHS’s proposal t0 resurface the field using artificial turf. Board sub-committees will present research on topics related to the three proposed resurfacing options, followed by discussion by the entire board and a possible vote. All are welcome to attend and comment.

Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, and Putney Citizens Invited to Vote on Proposed Amendments to WSESD Articles of Agreement

On Tuesday, November 19th, 2019, an election will be held by the Windham Southeast School District (“WSESD”) in the four towns of the district, Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, and Putney. Citizens of the towns of the WSESD will have the opportunity to vote, by Australian Ballot, to approve or reject proposed amendments to the Articles of Agreement, the bylaws governing the WSESD. Vermont allows voter registration up to and on the day of an election. Early voting begins October 30th, 2019.

Four questions will be presented to voters:

Rupert Wates + Josh Maiocco at Stage 33 Live

England-born, Oxford University-educated Rupert Wates has released nine acclaimed solo CDs. Since relocating to the USA, two tribute albums to his material have been made by musicians in Nashville and Los Angeles, and he’s won dozens of songwriting awards. He’s been a fulltime songwriter since the late ’90s, when he signed an exclusive publishing deal with London-based Eaton Music.

Wates prefers the up-close intimacy of small listening rooms over large venues and festivals to perform his eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk flavored with jazz, vaudeville, and cabaret. Stage 33 Live is honored to host the final East Coast date before his tour heads to southern states.

Brattleboro Early/Absentee Ballots Available For Special School Merger Election

Early/absentee ballots for the Special School Merger Election to be held November 19, are now available in the Brattleboro, Town Clerk’s office.  Anyone wishing to vote prior to November 19 may apply for an early/absentee ballot until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, November 18.

Early/absentee ballots may be voted in person in the Clerk’s office, mailed to the voter by the Clerk’s office, picked up by the voter, or if a voter is in need can be delivered to the voter’s residence by two Justices of the Peace.  All voted ballots must be received by the Clerk before the polls close on election day in order to be counted.  For more information or to request an early/absentee ballot call 251-8157.

Today in Late October 2019

A poem inspired by today’s world headlines.

spinning toward election
lawmakers reject proposal
fighters have left
forces captured
crisis turns violent
protesters pack square

WSESD Finance, Amendment & Policy Meeting Agendas


The Windham Southeast School District Amendment and Policy Committee will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5 at the WSESU Central Office, 53 Green Street, Brattleboro.


I. CALL TO ORDER – 9:30 a.m. – Kristina Naylor

II. Approval of October 15, 2019 Minutes