Referendum Petition for Rescheduling the Windham South East School District 2021 Ballot

Registered Voters can deliver Petition signatures in an envelope addressed to the Municipal Clerk’s Office into the black box at that says, “For Tax Payments” at the parking lot entrance of the Municipal building. 483 signatures, which is 5% of the current voter checklist of 9,651, are required.

Whereas the Municipal Secretary Jan Anderson and Clerk Hilary Francis were contacted on June 30th, 2020 to resolve the concern on proper responsibility of the WSESD 2021 Ballot Public Warning Notice listed on the official Municipal Calendar


BCTV Schedules – Week of June 29, 2020

BCTV Channel 8 / 1075 schedule for the week of 6/29/20

Monday, June 29, 2020

4:00 am Heartline Ministries – Jesus Came to Bring Peace
5:00 am Rotary Cares – Ep 27 – Passing the Gavel
5:20 am The Quarantine Sessions from Next Stage Arts – Scottish Harpist Rachel Clemente
5:25 am The Quarantine Sessions from Next Stage Arts – Akwaaba Ensemble – Traditional African Drum and Dance
5:30 am Brattleboro Rotary Club Speaker Series – Episode 6 – Josh Davis


Sherlock Holmes Comes to the Latchis Theatre

BRATTLEBORO, VT – The Baker Street Readers are bringing their Sherlock Holmes podcast series to a new home, the Latchis Theatre. The Readers formed in 2018 and began reading one of Arthur Conan Doyles’s original Sherlock Holmes stories every month at the Hooker-Dunham Theatre in Brattleboro, VT. Each story featured James Gelter as Sherlock Holmes, Tony Grobe as Dr Watson, and a rotating cast of guest performers. Once COVID-19 forced theaters to close, the Readers began their own Patreon podcast, allowing their followers to listen to their stories at home

“We’ve been recording in the same space as we performed our live shows,” said Gelter, the founder of the Readers, “but this was proving to be very difficult. The space was so small that, in order to maintain a proper social distance, we could only have one performer in the space at a time. This meant that everyone had to be recorded separately and then I would edit all the parts together later. This was proving to be very time consuming and the final product lacked the energy that comes when actors are able to respond to and play off of each other.”


Next Stage Drive In Theater Concert – The Vermont Jazz Center Sextet on Friday, July 3

Next Stage Arts Project presents two Drive In theater concerts by the Vermont Jazz Center Sextet on Friday, July 3 at 5:30 and 7:30 pm in the Basketville parking lot in downtown Putney, VT. Cars will be socially distanced, leaving a vacant space between cars for lawn chair seating (bring your own chairs). Rain date for the concerts is Sunday, July 5.

The Vermont Jazz Center Sextet is the VJC’s community outreach ensemble. The group has developed programs which are performed in schools, assisted-living homes and libraries, bringing live jazz into settings outside of concert halls. Through these performances and clinics, people who might not attend concerts at the VJC are given the opportunity to hear and learn about the music of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Art Blakey and others, with original music and arrangements often written by members of the ensemble.


Masks for Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Putney & Vernon Schools

Masks are needed for schools in Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Putney & Vernon

Cloth masks will be needed for students, teachers, school staff and bus drivers for the reopening of school in late August. 
Hundreds of masks are needed in all sizes, from kindergarten through adult. 
Can you sew masks for this need?
Can you donate tightly woven 100% cotton quilting fabric or ⅛-¼ in. woven elastic?
Can you make a monetary donation to help purchase needed materials?


BCTV Schedules – Week of 6/22/20

BCTV Channel 8 / 1075 schedule for the week of 6/22/20

Monday, June 22, 2020

4:05 am Brattleboro Literary Festival – Literary Cocktail Hour with Chard deNiord and Novelist, Vincent Panella
5:00 am Protest for the Life of George Floyd – Battery Park, Burlington 5/30/20
7:00 am Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance E-Meeting – Welch, Leahy, Sanders
8:00 am Democracy Now! – Democracy Now! Daily Broadcast
9:00 am Heartline Ministries – Jesus Came to Bring Peace


Celebrate Men’s Day

Celebrate Life: Viva La Vida by Namaya Art Rat Peace

To all the loving men in my life, who have inspired and nurtured me. Thank you all. Happy Men’s Day. #MensDay. from my book “Celebrate Life: Viva La Vida”

“Naches: The Pride One has in their Children”


NCUHS 1970 50th Class Reunion

(I graduated from North Country Union High School Newport, Vermont 50 years ago this June. The following is a letter to my old classmates. In March I called my old school to see if a 50th reunion was planned and the school secretary told me that due to lack of interest the reunion committee had been discontinued some time ago. “People don’t seem to care about their 40th and 50th reunions so much these days”.)

Growing Up in Vermont

Growing up in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s was an exhilarating experience! Being born only six years post World War II, I found that life in America was a special privilege. We had been ushered into the greatest generation imaginable! In reality rural Vermont of the North East Kingdom was my home but America of the 50’s was booming and moving. Moving fast away from old traditional values.


1912 Story Mentions Brattleboro’s “Only Living Ex-Slave” – Mr. Jake Cartlidge

I was looking though old Brattleboro newspapers for mentions of slavery. Most of the articles are op-eds on slavery in the South, but I came across this mention of Brattleboro’s “only living ex-slave” – Mr. Jake Cartlidge. He was a Brattleboro resident for over 40 years, and this story is about trying to help him get some extra pension funds. (A warning that the newspaper used the n-word discussing his time as a slave, while quoting a slave buyer.)

From the Vermont Phoenix, Dec 6, 1912

“Town’s Ex-Slave In Need Of Funds

Efforts to Secure More Pension for “Jake” Cartlidge

Born in Slavery, Sold on the Block, Beaten by Cruel Taskmaskers – Served Pennsylvania Regiment


Vermont Jazz Center Live Streams: Eugene Uman’s Convergence Quartet

The Convergence Quartet to Perform at the Vermont Jazz Center, Saturday, June 20th at 8:00 PM

The Vermont Jazz Center presents a live stream event with Eugene Uman’s Convergence Trio with special guest Wanda Houston on Saturday, June 20th at 8:00 PM. The group includes Uman on piano, Houston on vocals, David Picchi on electric piano and Jon Fisher on drums.


BCTV Schedules – Week of 6/15/2020

BCTV Channel 8 / 1075 schedule for the week of 6/15/20

Monday, June 15, 2020

5:00 am Vermont Dairy Producers Alliance E-Meeting – Welch, Leahy, Sanders
6:00 am Bread and Puppet Theatre presents – Honey, Let’s Go Home Opera
7:30 am Rotary Cares – Ep 26 – Jim Rumrill, Sofia, and Paul
7:45 am The Quarantine Sessions from Next Stage Arts – John Citrone -Composer, drummer, guitarist – Part 2
7:55 am The Quarantine Sessions from Next Stage Arts – Josué Cruz