Message from Brookline Selectboard Chair



Dear Fellow Brookliners:


Yes, I think winter is over and with this Memorial Day weekend, family and friends will be able to visit and catch up with each other in person.  Vermont leads the country in keeping the covid-19 virus infection rate low.  Vaccination sites are increasing and the State is opening up again.  


I wanted to take this opportunity to brief everyone on a few things that you might find important to be aware of.  Starting this first week of June, our road supervisor, E. Mark Bills will be doing over-the-rail roadside mowing for 5 days.  We hope to hit the invasive plants early before they go to seed and spread.  With this in mind, please refrain from placing yard sale and "for Free" items out where they would interfere with the mower.  We kindly request that any "for Free" items that are not picked up in a week be removed from  the curbside as it becomes unsightly to the neighborhood.


With the warmer weather we are opening up our windows and doors to better enjoy the fresh air and peace and quiet Brookline residents cherish. While we do not have a noise ordinance, please be courteous when deciding how early to operate loud machinery and vehicles.  Unfortunately, the tire marks are still appearing here and there on our paved roads. I wish there was some way to stop this type of vandalism.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  The STOP signs do not stand for Spin Tires On Pavement as my friend Howard Osgood reminded me.


One last thing... as your Animal Control Officer, I must remind everyone of their legal responsibility to keep their dogs up to date with a current rabies vaccination and registering for a town dog license.  Because of the pandemic, late fees are currently being waived, but once the Governor lifts the emergency declaration, a $50 late fee and possible municipal ticketing will begin. Call town hall and Mr. Tanza will tell you if you need to update the rabies certificate on file.  We can mail you a new tag if you drop off a check at the town mailslot. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.  


365-7072  Home

365-4648  Town Hall


Stay well,

Dot Maggio

Chair Brookline Selectboard  



Composing Information Workshop & Demo


It’s Time for Composting!

Join us for the spring open house of the Windham Solid Waste Management District’s
Backyard Composting Demonstration Site
Saturday, May 15, 1:30-3:30
WSWMD Transfer Station

Featuring a variety of compost tumblers, bins, and tools, WSWMD’s Composting Demonstration Site will be open for self-guided learning. The Demo Site can also be used by garden clubs, schools, community groups, and others who want to offer compost workshops and hands-on learning opportunities. The Demo Site Open House will feature mini-compost workshops, “Ask a Compost Expert,” kitchen caddies and compostable bags giveaways, compost bin sales, and a free raffle for an Earth Machine Compost Bin. Learn more about how to safely compost food scraps, what to do if your compost isn’t heating up, how to keep wildlife away, the pros and cons of different compost bins, how to tell when your compost is “done,” and more! Check the District’s website ( for more information about the open house or pick up a flier at the Transfer Station Scale House (327 Old Ferry Rd.). Our event is kid friendly and Covid safe!