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September 10, 2020

All the Ways to Watch Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting on BCTV! 
Saturday, September 12, 2020
8:30 AM - 5 PM???
On cable:
-Channel 1085 on Comcast
-Channel 10 on Southern Vermont Cable
Online:
- on YouTube Live: https://youtu.be/qJRvttr-UTA
- on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/brattleborotv
To participate: Members of the public (non-Town Meeting Members) that wish to participate in Brattleboro's Representative Town Meeting are asked to call in using one of the toll-free numbers below:
833-548-0282
877-853-5247
888-788-0099
833-548-0276
Meeting ID: 864 4868 0971
Passcode: 12261753

 Use *6 to mute/unmute and *9 to raise your hand.

Note: There is a 30-second delay between what you see online/on cable and what's happening in the Zoom Meeting. To speak to an Article, call in as soon as the article is introduced and raise your hand to get in line (virtually) to speak. 

September 3, 2020

BCTV's Annual Members Meeting & Vlasta Farewell Party

There's plenty to say about the past year at BCTV, including getting 20,000 views on our Harris Hill Ski Jump livestreams and how the station remained relevant during a public health crisis while staff worked from home. But the focus of the event will be honoring a person who helped make literally everything happen at BCTV for the past 18 years - Vlasta Popelka, our Operations Manager, whose final moments at BCTV will be at this meeting!

When: Wednesday, September 16 from 6 - 7 PM
Where: Virtually via Zoom and Facebook Live

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87311549938?pwd=KzNNTkVZcnkwNmNCdzFHeXVpV1lKZz09

Meeting ID: 873 1154 9938
Passcode: 3b8sTm

To call in by phone:
    +1 646 558 8656
    +1 301 715 8592

Meeting ID: 873 1154 9938
Passcode: 078901


Agenda:

Welcoming Remarks - Board Chair Chris Lenois

State of the Station Report - Executive Director Cor Trowbridge

Member Business

Member Comments

Salute to retiring board members: Pauline Dean, Jesse Kreitzer, Jim Verzino

Election of Board members: announcement (voting will take place by SurveyMonkey prior to the meeting)

Vlasta's Farewell Party - to participate:

  • join the meeting on Zoom and "raise your hand"
  • submit your video message at least 24 hours in advance here
  • email your remarks to be read publicly to: cor@brattleborotv.org
  • post a comment on the Facebook Live video of the event - comments will be monitored and read publicly in the Zoom meeting.

Board elections: There is one open at-large (elected) seat for a three-year term, as well as two open appointee seats. Find the current board here.

To be a board candidate: You must be at least 18 years old and be a current member of BCTV (as of August 18, 2020). To nominate yourself for the board election: send a brief Candidate Statement about your background and interest, along with a photo “head shot” to Cor Trowbridge at cor@brattleborotv.org by 5 PM on Monday, September 7.

To vote: Individuals who are current BCTV members (as of August 18, 2020) may vote in in the board election. (Organizational Memberships are non-voting.) Due to COVID, voting will be entirely by e-ballot during the week leading up to the meeting. Current members will receive a ballot via SurveyMonkey.

Board officers: The Annual Members Meeting will be followed by the Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors, where board officers will be elected.

Membership: Please join or renew your membership here:
https://www.brattleborotv.org/join

Donate: To support BCTV and the producers who bring you 1000 hours of new local programming every year, please make a donation at: https://www.brattleborotv.org/support-bctv

To support specific shows such as Energy Week, The World Fusion Show, or Here We Are: Brattleboro's Community Talk Show, please make a contribution by clicking on the 'Donate' button and indicating which show you want to support in the Memo. (Note: You will be paying through PayPal - it takes you to a different website, but that's the way it works.)

July 28, 2020
BCTV is Open!
 
Full-time staff returned to the office July 6 after operating online since March 16.
 
Here's what we can offer safely at this time:
 
  • Curbside Gear Check-Out: Available weekdays by appointment. Contact vlasta@brattleborotv.org or call 802-257-0888.
  • Studio: Limited to maximum occupancy of 3 people.
  • Editing: One volunteer station available daily from 10:30 AM - 2 PM and 3-6 PM. Tele-support for at-home editing on Adobe Premiere is also available.
  • Field Coverage: Coverage of in-person meetings if the event meets our health and safety protocols.
  • General Workplace Requirements for staff and members are in force. All staff and visitors to the office will complete a health screening form including a temperature reading, either before or at arrival.
 
Please read the full plan and contact cor@brattleborotv.org if you have any questions.
July 28, 2020

"Meet the Candidates" interviews are now being recorded. Below is the list of candidates who've agreed to be interviewed by Marty Cohn, a member of BCTV's board of directors. In addition, Cris Ericson submitted her own interviews.

Starting in mid-September, find the interviews online and on cable: https://www.brattleborotv.org/meet-candidates

OFFICE:DISTRICT:CANDIDATE:PARTY:
REP TO CONGRESS PETER WELCHDEM
REP TO CONGRESS CHRISTOPHER HELALICOMMUNIST
REP TO CONGRESS PETER R. BECKERIND
GOVERNOR DAVID ZUCKERMANPROG/DEM
GOVERNOR EMILY PEYTONTRUTH MATTERS
GOVERNOR ERYNN WHITNEYIND
GOVERNOR / LT GOV WAYNE BILLADO IIIIND
LT. GOVERNOR MOLLY GRAYDEM
LT. GOVERNOR RALPH CORBOBANISH THE F35S
SECRETARY OF STATE PAMALA SMITHIND
ATTORNEY GENERAL CRIS ERICSONPROG
AUDITOR OF ACCOUNTS DOUG HOFFERDEM/REP
STATE SENATORWDHBECCA BALINTDEM
STATE SENATORWDHJEANETTE WHITEDEM
STATE SENATORWDHMARCUS R. PARISHREP
STATE REPRESENTATIVEWDH-BENLAURA SIBILIAIND
STATE REPRESENTATIVEWDH-2-1EMILIE KORNHEISERDEM/PROG
STATE REPRESENTATIVEWDH-2-2MOLLIE S. BURKEPROG/DEM
STATE REPRESENTATIVEWDH-4MICHELLE BOS-LUNDEM
STATE REPRESENTATIVEWDH-4MIKE MROWICKIDEM

Go to your "My Voter Page" on the Secretary of State's website to request an absentee ballot or find your polling place and hours.

June 12, 2020

Brattleboro Union High School Graduation 2020

Friday, June 19 at 6:30 PM on on Comcast Channel 1085 and Southern VT Cable Channel 10

https://www.brattleborotv.org/buhs-graduation/2020-buhs-graduation

 

Brattleboro Area Middle School Move-Up 2020

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 6 PM on Channel 10/1085

https://youtu.be/rk_gx8slcKg

 

Leland and Gray Union High School

Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Channel 1085 - Comcast

Channel 10 - Southern Vermont Cable

Watch Live on Youtube: https://youtu.be/NQwxrhdIC-w

Watch Live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brattleborotv/posts/3457927917585672

BCTV Channel 10 Livestream: https://www.brattleborotv.org/channel-10-stream

April 28, 2020

Happening now! Brattleboro Community TV’s channels 8 and 10 have had a new location higher up on the cable lineup. The new numbers are:

  • 1075 for channel 8, BCTV’s public access channel
  • 1085 for channel 10, BCTV’s government and education channel. 

​​Until May 18, channels 8 and 10 will continue to be active as viewers get familiar with the new numbers. But after that, 8 and 10 will be reassigned.

The downside: We've had these channel numbers for decades, so it will be hard to change viewing habits.
The upside: The new channels are available on the Interactive Program Guide. So you can find out what program you're watching, it will be easy to find and record BCTV’s programming using your remote.

The reassignment of channels and the addition of local channels to the Interactive Program Guide adheres to the terms of Comcast’s Certificate of Public Good.

For questions about the new channel numbers, contact BCTV at 802-257-0888 or info@brattleborotv.org.

April 2, 2020

 

UPCOMING MEETINGS - this post is updated daily and listed by meeting date and time.

 


 

Vermont Nuclear Decommissioning Citizens Advisory Panel (VT NDCAP) 

Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:30pm

Skype Webcast / Teleconference

https://meet.lync.com/vermontgov-vermont/anthony.leshinskie/2W0G05Y8&sa=D&source=calendar&ust=1600876272438000&usg=AOvVaw3XoYfahB7tBK--wcVviZgX

Join by phone Toll number: +1 (802) 552-8456,,935865382# (Dial-in Number) English (United States)

Conference ID: 935865382

 

Newfane Selectboard Meeting

Monday, September 21, 2020 at 6:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83661393465?pwd=MUR6RkNqQ0hqWHhaRUEvaFdmNjRIdz09

Meeting ID: 836 6139 3465

Passcode: 968821

Dial by your location: +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

 

River Valleys Unified School District

Monday, September 21, 2020 at 6:00 P.M.

Join Zoom Meeting: 

https://zoom.us/j/96314790299?pwd=djFiSlZsS1Fwc3FoVnVSTkVFTE5DZz09

Meeting ID: 963 1479 0299

Passcode: 7Xff0E

 

West River Education District

Monday, August 24, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84209470349?pwd=bTRldmkvaSs2VXUzQk5WcGFvVTE3dz09

Meeting ID: 842 0947 0349

Passcode: 4KeEm9

 


NOTE: MEETINGS BELOW HAVE ALREADY TAKEN PLACE. 

The coordinates may be the same for upcoming meetings but we will update them when they are warned.


 

Windham Southeast School District

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Join meeting through Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/93767649684?pwd=c2tOOEMvT2RBMkJDRVdJMkt6WTJiZz09 

Meeting ID: 937 6764 9684

Passcode: h1z37L

One tap mobile +13017158592,,93767649684#,,,,,,0#,,050877# US (Germantown)

+13126266799,,93767649684#,,,,,,0#,,050877# US (Chicago)

+19292056099,,92545838294#,,,,,,0#,,588990# US (New York)

 

Vernon Selectboard Meeting

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 6:30 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8331506567

Meeting ID: 833 150 6567

 

Brattleboro Selectboard  Mtg.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 at 6:15PM

Join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone using this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86067892659 

Passcode: 12261753

You also can call in using your telephone by dialing any of these toll-free numbers in the United States:

833-548-0282

877-853-5247

888-788-0099

833-548-0276

or you can access a list of non-toll-free numbers

for locations around the world using this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k2Hdbk6mA

The “Meeting ID” for this meeting is:

860 6789 2659

 

Brattleboro Planning Commission Mtg.

Monday, September 14, 2020 at 6:00 P.M.

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88671309098

Passcode: 519727

The “Meeting ID” for this meeting is 886 7130 9098

You can also call in using your telephone by dialing any of these toll-free numbers in the United States: 

877 853 5247 US Toll-free 

888 788 0099 US Toll-free

833 548 0276 US Toll-free

833 548 0282 US Toll-free

Or you can access a list of non-toll-free number for locations around the world using this link:

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kddG61Z3eZ 

 

Brattleboro Selectboard Special Mtg.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING – 6:15PM

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet, or smartphone using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86067892659

Passcode: 12261753

You also can call in using your telephone by dialing any of these toll-free numbers in the United States: 

833-548-0282

877-853-5247

888-788-0099

833-548-0276

or you can access a list of non-toll-free numbers for locations around the world using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k2Hdbk6mA 

The “Meeting ID” for this meeting is: 860 6789 2659 

 

Guilford Selectboard Meeting

Monday, 14 September 2020, 6:30 pm

To join this meeting, please go to: https://meet.google.com/smy-vkdd-cdp or call: 617-675-4444

PIN: 981 032 321 0864#

 

Jamaica Selectboard Meeting

Monday, Sep 14, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

​Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/91245773956

Meeting ID:  912 4577 3956

One tap mobile

+16465588656,,91245773956# US (New York)

Dial by your location

+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aeww9cKG2p

 

Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting

Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 8:30AM

Watch live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brattleborotv/posts/3729093627135765

To participate:

Members of the public (non-Town Meeting Members) that wish to participate in Brattleboro's Representative Town Meeting are asked to call in using one of the toll-free numbers below:

833-548-0282

877-853-5247

888-788-0099

833-548-0276

Meeting ID: 864 4868 0971

Passcode: 12261753

Use *6 to mute/unmute and *9 to raise your hand.

 

Putney Selectboard Meeting

September 9, 2020, Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.

Join GoToMeeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:

https://www.gotomeet.me/PUTNEY/new-meeting

You can also dial in using your phone. 

United States: +1 (872) 240-3412 - One-touch: tel:+18722403412, 225873445#

Access Code: 225-873-445

 

Dummerston Selectboard Meeting

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Join by Zoom:

By computer, click this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83180502918?pwd=azRCYVdYVWlDYVFDY0ZEM3djRzN2dz09

By phone, call this number: +1 929 205 6099

The meeting ID is: 831 8050 2918 for both computer and phone

Passcode: 495191

 

Townshend Select Board Regular Meeting

Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 6:30 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/91632673269

Meeting ID: 916 3267 3269

One tap mobile

+13017158592,,91632673269# 

Dial by your location

+1 301 715 8592 US 

 

RTM District Caucuses

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

District 3, 5:30-6:00pm District 2, 6:15-6:45p District 1, 7:00-7:30pm

All 3 district meetings will use the same link.

Join by Zoom:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/880397904301

Meeting ID” for the meeting: 880 3979 04303.

Passcode” for this meeting: 12261753The public will only be allowed to join the meeting via telephone:

877 853 5247 US Toll-free

888 788 0099 US Toll-free

833 548 0276 US Toll-free

833 548 0282 US Toll-free 

Meeting ID: 880 3979 0430

 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcghlrQ76o

 

Windham Southeast School District Board Retreat

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/95556773108?pwd=NDJ4NG9tRnZoR3BLRi9OZlBLUHB5dz09

Meeting ID: 955 5677 3108

Passcode: EGZ46w

 

Newfane Development Review Board

Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 6:30pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86918833353?pwd=bGU2TmhueWhaOE1pNlNld0c2a0s5Zz09

Meeting ID: 869 1883 3353

Password: 1EqiE6

One tap mobile +16465588656,,86918833353#,,,,0#,,129103#

Dial by your location +1 646 558 8656 US

 

Brattleboro Development Review Board Meeting

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 7pm

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/297258469

You can also dial in using your phone (but this alternative is not recommended):

United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073 Access Code: 297-258-469

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when the meeting starts:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/471510045

 

Brattleboro Housing Partnerships Meeting

Monday, June 22, 2020 at 5:00 PM

​Join from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/523594437

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073

Access Code: 523-594-437

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:

https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/523594437  

March 17, 2020

As of March 17, BCTV made the difficult decision to close our facilities and restrict activities in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 

Though the office, edit suites, and studio are closed to members and the public, staff are working remotely and producers are producing videos online

Meeting coverage: due to the executive order by the Governor, as of 3/26/20 we will no longer send in-person camera operators to record meetings. However, this is what we CAN do for boards at no charge in these times when connecting residents with local decision-makers is more critical than ever.
  1. If you are holding meetings by any videoconference platform, BCTV can distribute your video on YouTube and on our cable channels. Send the recording to brian@brattleborotv.org.
  2. If you are holding "hybrid" meetings, in which some people attend in person and some by videoconferencing, we can coach you through how to get everyone represented on the video.
  3. If you are still holding meetings in person, and don't have plans to go online because you don't know how or aren't sure how it could work for your board, BCTV can help you figure it out and will provide whatever facilitation is needed.
  4. If you record in-person meetings using a cell phone or video camera, we will title and upload it to our website and channels. Here is a tutorial on how to send it to us.

You can find all of our videos at brattleborotv.org - please Follow us on our Facebook page for updates and local videos. For more information, or if you have a video or PSA to submit, please email info@brattleborotv.org

We will continue to be in touch by email and social media, and will re-open as soon as it's safe to do so.

Thank you for your patience and understanding in these trying times.

Sincerely,

Cor Trowbridge, Executive Director

 

February 24, 2020

BCTV provided gavel-to-gavel coverage of Town Meetings on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 for Dummerston, Guilford, Jamaica, Newfane, Putney and Townshend (March 2 for Vernon).  By the end of the week, meeting videos will be uploaded to brattleborotv.org for online viewing and broadcast on Southern VT Cable channel 10 and Comcast channel 1085Find air times here: https://www.brattleborotv.org/schedules

Find Town Meeting videos at these links:

 
Thanks to our Town Meeting Sponsors for making this coverage possible!
 
Big Picture Farm
Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce
Brattleboro Food Coop
The Brattleboro Savings & Loan Association
Crispe & Crispe Law Offices
D&K's Jamaica Grocery
Edward Jones
The Lodge at West River
Members First Credit Union
Phillips Dunn Shriver & Carroll
The Richards Group
Sandri Companies
Trust Company of Vermont
Windham & Windsor Housing Trust
 
 

School District Annual Meetings 2020

2020 is the first year that Town Meeting videos have not included the annual meetings of school boards in our region. In case you are looking for the "school portion" of the video, here's where to find the annual meetings of consolidated school districts taking place in February or March.

River Valleys Unified School District - Dover and Wardsboro, VT

Annual Board meeting 2/12/20

https://www.brattleborotv.org/river-valleys-unified-school-district/rvusd-annual-bd-mtg-21219

Annual Meeting 2/11/20

https://www.brattleborotv.org/river-valleys-unified-school-district/rvusd-annual-mtg-21120

Info Session 2/3/20

https://www.brattleborotv.org/river-valleys-unified-school-district/rvusd-budget-mtg-2320

 

West River Education District - Brookline, Jamaica, Newfane, Townshend, Windham, VT

Annual Informational Meeting held on March 24, 2020 at 7 PM at Leland & Gray UHS

https://www.brattleborotv.org/west-river-education-district

 

Windham Southeast School District - Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford, Putney, VT

Info Session - March 10, 2020 (see website for details)

Annual meeting - March 17, 2020

https://www.brattleborotv.org/windham-southeast-school-district

 

Vernon Town School Board - not regularly covered by BCTV

January 24, 2020

Cast your pod on BCTV!

We created a small studio on the 3rd floor of the Municipal Center with everything you need - microphones, sound panels, computer, and a giant mural of a bird ---? 

Maybe you're already podcasting somewhere less convenient, or maybe you want some help getting started. BCTV offers our podcasters some of the same creative services that we offer our video producers:

  • training
  • technical assistance
  • editing facilities
  • copyright free music software subscription

In terms of distribution, you can take your audio file and upload it to whatever host you choose, or BCTV will have a podcast channel you can join.

What makes our podcast booth different from others is that we'll also distribute a video version of your podcast on our cable channels and website. This aspect will be very simple (think GoPro), but it can be more complex if you want to make the move to video producer as well. 

Cost:

Join BCTV as a Member: $25 per year or $15 for students 26 and under

Use Fee: $5 per reservation (with bulk discounts for frequent users)

Contact Vlasta to schedule a tour or book your first reservation. 

 

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