Nancy Detra

Pat Burke

‘They saw a problem and got busy doing something about it’

Pat Burke reflects on nearly three decades of serving on the Brattleboro Area Affordable Housing board

In 1996, when Pat Burke was invited to attend a meeting of the Brattleboro Area Affordable Housing (BAAH) board, she went. She was young, new to the area and to human resources work, and she was flattered that someone thought her input would be valuable.

She's been going to monthly BAAH meetings ever since. The September 2023 meeting was her last; she is leaving the volunteer board, but she won't stop working to assist people in need.

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Game changer

Brattleboro Area Affordable Housing’s Apartments-in-Homes program expands options for local renters and homeowners

In 2003, Brattleboro Area Affordable Housing (BAAH) looked at two growing housing problems: shortage of decent rental housing affordable to low-income people, and homeowners' difficulty keeping their homes in the face of rising costs. It struck us that there could be a way to address both problems together: help...

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A Green New Deal must include a just transition

We must make conscious and deliberate changes to our economic system — now. But climate-change legislation must also be carefully written to address the consequences for the people affected by the disruption to major industries.

Dear Bernie, We're writing to you to express our grave concerns about the lack of movement shown by our government thus far on climate change. We're excited to learn that you're working on ambitious and far-reaching climate legislation to be introduced in the near future. Given the report from...

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Supporting the clean-energy resolution at Guilford Town Meeting

I will vote for the clean-energy resolution at Guilford's Annual Town Meeting. I will support this effort to make our state and my town pay attention to how our warming environment affects us all. Guilford is a small town, but we can be leaders in reducing our carbon footprint. Our fire department installed solar panels on its station. These provide power to the firehouse itself, as well as to the town office. That's power the town gets without depending on...

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