Brattleboro Food Co-op Announces Voter Registration Event on September 22

According to their recent press releasee, the Brattleboro Food Co-op will be participating in National Voter Registration Day on Sept 22. They’ll be in front of the Co-op from 10 am – 2 pm with both paper and touchless options for those who would like to register to vote. Staff are being trained by the Brattleboro Town Clerk.

Says the Co-op: “Did you know that 1 in 4 people are not registered to vote? Did you know that many young folks, people who have moved and those who recently changed their name have issues with registering?”

The Co-op plans to do its bit in this annual effort to help people register to vote.

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.

Youth Vote?

This Letter to Editor was written by Martha Healey-Nelson
Justice of the Peace and a member of the Board of Civil Authority and posted with permission

Many of you have marched in the streets; here is another way to change what matters to you. Have you ever been frustrated that your elders choose candidates? A barrier has been removed. Did you know that VT is one of 21 states allow underage voting in presidential primaries and 16 states allow it in congressional
primary voting?

Open Primaries in Vermont

The Scene: Presidential primary election, March 3 in Vermont.

Election official: “Which ballot do you want? Democratic or Republican?”

Vermont voter: “Why do I need to tell you which ballot I want?”

“Well, umm, it’s the law . . . .“

How to Watch Harris Hill on BCTV?

Big front page story in Ref this am about all the prep for & equipment & etc to “broadcast” today’s Harris Hill Ski Jump o BCTV.  Many of us, of course, aren’t on cable (not available here) so I thought I’d try the online live stream.  Clicked on the link given in the Reformer article & got an error message.

Been poking around on the BCTV site — found the 2019 jump!  But can’t find today’s — if it’s really there.

Brattleboro Snow and Ice Removal Tonight

The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect.

Snow and ice will be removed from the streets in the downtown area this evening. This will include Canal Street and parts of Western Ave.

Parked vehicles in the downtown district must be removed by 11:00pm or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Brattleboro’s Seasonal Overflow Shelter Opens Monday, November 18th

BRATTLEBORO, VT—Brattleboro’s Seasonal Overflow Shelter (SOS) will open Monday, November 18th.  After a successful first and second season located at the upper dormitory on the Winston Prouty campus (formerly the Austine School for the Deaf), Groundworks’ staff and Board are grateful for the opportunity to return to the space for a third year.

This year’s shelter will operate the same as prior years at this location: anyone seeking shelter will have to register for a bed through Groundworks Drop-In Center (at 60 South Main Street) between 9am and noon.  Access to the shelter will only be permitted through transportation provided by Groundworks.