Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee Accepting Applications

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee is accepting applications for FY25 Human Services Funding. The Application, as well as Instructions and Guidelines, are posted on the Brattleboro Town website – The deadline to submit applications to the Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office via e-mail is Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 5:00pm. All All applications should be sent to Jessica Sticklor at

WSESD Board Meeting Revised Agenda – March 29, 2022

I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m. – Kelly Young, Board Chair
II. Public Comment (10 minutes)
III. EXECUTIVE SESSION – 1 V.S.A. §313(a)(3) the appointment or employment of public officer or employee, provided that the public body shall make a final decision to hire or appoint a public officer or employee in an open meeting and shall explain the reasons for its final decision during open meeting.

Guilford Town Meeting Ballot Results

Here are unofficial Guilford Town Meeting ballot result highlights. In contested races for Selectboard: Michael Becker (421) was re-elected over Jason Herron (242) and Tara Cheney received 45 write-in votes; Zon Eastes re-elected with 422 over Lynn Latulippe King at 281. All other races uncontested. All Articles passed; the Library Addition article was the only close vote at 348 yes to 333 no. 719 people voted.

Brattleboro Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes + Utilities Due

The second installment of the 2021 Brattleboro Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes will be due on November 15, 2021.  Payments made after November 15, 2021 will have an additional 1% interest added to the unpaid balance.

The Town of Brattleboro utility bills are also due on November 15, 2021. Payments made after November 15, 2021 will have an additional 1% interest, as well as an 8% penalty added to the unpaid balance.

Austrian Terrorists

A few years back, I was attending ski instructor training at Jay Peak and there was no snow, so we had to drive north 20 miles to Mt. Sutton (Quebec) where there was. There was no border patrol either way.

One day, as we re-entered Vermont, a Border Guy WAS sitting in his car checking crossings,

He stopped us and asked the usual questions: What’s your name and where are you from?

The woman in the front seat said she was Canadian. No problem.

Brattleboro Town Manager Friday COVID-19 Update – What’s New


• Governor Scott’s updated executive order earlier today includes the following: 

“All businesses, not-for-profit entities, and municipal entities in the State shall reinstitute, to the maximum extent possible, … telecommuting or work from home procedures… [A]ll meetings should be held by telephone or electronically to avoid in person meetings whenever possible.” 

In furtherance of this directive, Town of Brattleboro administrative offices will transition next week back to the almost entirely remote operations that we put in place during the Stay Home Stay Safe period last March and April. Starting Monday, November 16, some Town offices will be unoccupied. By Friday, November 20, most Town offices will be unoccupied most of the time. As was true last spring, some employees will come to the offices on some days just to perform tasks that cannot be performed from remote locations. We found last spring that we could adequately meet the public’s needs while performing the vast majority of our work online, via email, and by phone. 

Town of Brattleboro COVID-19 Update October 30, 2020

Here’s what’s new in this week’s COVID-19 update from Brattleboro’s Town Manager:


• The Presidential/General election is coming up on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Due to the pandemic, there is no in-person early voting in Brattleboro. All active registered voters were automatically mailed a ballot. Please make sure to follow the instructions included with your ballot, including signing the certificate envelope and making sure your ballot is inside that envelope, as well as using a black pen or pencil (not a marker). If you have not yet received your ballot, or if you have any questions about your ballot, please call the Town Clerk’s Office at 251-8157. 

Noticed Around Brattleboro – Fall 2020

Time once again to notice little things around town. It’s the easy add-a-comment diary designed so you can just jot a sentence or two rather than write entire paragraphs or stories. Simple!

To get you started:

Renaissance Antiques has a sign saying it is closing.

Amy’s Bakery has a sign saying it is for sale.

The West River water level is very very low.

The Fish & Chips parklet seems larger than the actual restaurant. And what a huge sign!

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?

Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 8:00am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Board of Listers will meet on Thursday, March 19, 2020, at 10:30am in the Assessors’ Office (Suite 109) at the Municipal Center.

Guilford Town Meeting includes Childcare & More!

The Town of Guilford will hold its annual Town Meeting on Tuesday, March 3 at the Guilford Central School gym. The Meeting will be convened at 10:00 am, at which time polls will open for Australian balloting.

This year, balloting will take place both for local offices and for the U.S. Presidential Primary. Polls will close at 7:00 p.m.

Free childcare will be provided starting at 9:30 am, and continuing until 1:30 p.m. So that the providers will know about how many children to expect, it is requested that parents contact Laura Lawson Tucker ahead of time to give an idea of how many will be using the service.