Town and Village

AAUW offers scholarships to local students

BRATTLEBORO-The Brattleboro Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is continuing 72 years of academic financial assistance for women and girls by again offering scholarships of up to $1,000 each to qualified candidates who live in Windham County.

Both graduating high school seniors from area high schools, preparatory schools, or home schools and women who are considered college ready by federal financial aid guidelines are eligible to apply. Applications will be judged on academic performance, community involvement, and financial need.

The applicant must be accepted or enrolled as an undergraduate student in a one-year certificate or two- or four-year accredited college degree program for 2024–25. Applicants must have been legal residents of Windham County for a minimum of two years.

Guidance counselors in area high schools have posters and application forms. Information can also be obtained from area college financial aid offices or by contacting the AAUW scholarship committee at [email protected].

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BAJC hosts community Passover Seder

WEST BRATTLEBORO-The Brattleboro Area Jewish Community invites everyone to join them on Tuesday, April 23, from 6 to 9 p.m. at West Village Meeting House, 29 South St., for their community Passover Seder. Rabbi Amita Jarmon will co-lead this seder with community members. As always, there will be questions...

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ECO AmeriCorps seeks applicants

MONTPELIER-The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is seeking applicants for the Environmental Careers and Opportunities (ECO) AmeriCorps program. The program provides ECO AmeriCorps members with opportunities to explore conservation careers and gain technical skills to protect Vermont's environment. "Since 2015, 243 ECO AmeriCorps members have helped partners with...

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Town requires Excavation and Trench Permit before digging BRATTLEBORO - Beginning this construction season, anyone performing excavation work in the town of Brattleboro right-of-way or on systems involving town infrastructure must have an Excavation and Trench Permit. The permit will allow the Public Works Department to have greater communication with homeowners and contractors about town infrastructure and important steps for a safe workplace prior to beginning excavation. It will also ensure that at the end of the project that the...

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Windham County Retired Educators plan spring meetings

BRATTLEBORO-Windham County Retired Educators will begin its series of spring meetings at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at Holton Hall on the Winston Prouty Center campus. Following a brief business meeting, those in attendance will hear from a representative of the Vermont State Teachers' Retirement System regarding the work of the state on behalf of retirees in the system. Attendees are free to bring a lunch or reserve one. Beverages and dessert will be provided. Membership in the association...

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MOOver to expand service

BRATTLEBORO-Southeast Vermont Transit (SEVT, aka the MOOver) and the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) announce the start of a new microtransit service in Brattleboro on April 15. According to SEVT CEO Randy Schoonmaker, microtransit "is a system like Uber with a van." This new service is nicknamed the MicroMOO2; the original MicroMOO service is operated in Windsor. It will run from 5 to 11:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, and is free of charge and open to everyone. Trips...

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Project Feed the Thousands awarded $5,000 for food shelves

BRATTLEBORO-Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance have awarded The Richards Group a 2024 Make More Happen Award for its volunteerism with Project Feed the Thousands, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing food and personal care items for thousands of people in and around seven communities across southeastern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire. The award includes an initial donation of $5,000 for Project Feed the Thousands, which can be doubled to $10,000 just by having community supporters vote online. As of Monday,

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->Rasa String Quartet presents 'Impressions: East Meets West' at BMC BRATTLEBORO - In a performance at the Brattleboro Music Center, the Rasa String Quartet will present "Impressions: East Meets West." The concert, set for Friday, April 5, at 7 p.m., will include a joyful celebration of the Lunar New Year in Chen Yi's "Shuo" and Jungyoon Wie's "A Popular Tune." Also featured will be a fusion of East Asian folk music and the Western classical tradition, showcasing composers who embrace...

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