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1844:

Wanted Immediately, 2 First rate Tailoress girls, to work on Coats, to which good encouragement will be given, if application is made within one week. E. Hart.

1844:

Band Boxes. A large lot of a very nice quality, for sale by A. E. Dwinell.

1844:

Our citizens had a few evenings since an exhibition of a novel and interesting character. The woods upon the Chesterfield Mountain immediately opposite the village, caught fire, and we had a beautiful and imposing exhibition of “fire works,” “without money and without price,” except to the owners of the timber. There were many trees of dry pitch pine, and the finest sight we have beheld this many a day was the fire running and leaping to their tops — and bringing them blazing and crackling to the earth.

1856:

Astronomical and Regulator Clock. Messrs Chase & Tripp, Watchmakers and Jewelers in this village, have recently procured one of these celebrated clocks for the purpose of regulating the clocks and watches they put in motion. This clock is one of the best constructed and most perfect time-keepers in the world, it having a mercury pendulum which will adjust it to all kinds of weather.

1873:

The Protective Grange was organized by Eben Thompson in the brick schoolhouse in West Brattleboro known as District Number 7, with twenty-three charter members.

1878:

Selectboard issues warrant with "peremptorily orders to kill, or cause to be killed, all dogs not licensed," which The Phoenix estimates to be half the dogs in town.

1878:

Largest log drift, 40 million, ever driven on Connecticut River to pass Brattleboro. High water enabling four crews to work quickly. Logs fill river from White River to the Passumpsic.

1889:

The cylinder of the Brooks House elevator was sunk Wednesday morning, going down 35 feet, in the remarkably short time of twenty minutes. The excavation was made by the hydraulic force of the Crowell water works.

1889:

To rent: a small tenement; price $8. Inquire at 12 Cedar Street.

1889:

This year’s log drive is estimated at 100,000,000 feet, and a force of 600 men and 100 horses are employed.

1895:

It is suggested that if all bicycle riders would keep to their own side of the street in meeting other wheels or teams, the danger of serious injury from collisions would be greatly diminished.

1895:

It was voted to change the name of Asylum street to Linden street.

1901:

A plan is under way looking toward the erection of a band stand on the common. A meeting of those interested will be held tomorrow, when the matter will take definite shape.

1907:

A large band of gypsies are in camp at the foot of the mountain on the northen part of the Tudor farm.

1912:

The opening dance of the season on the Island park pavilion was held. Leitsinger’s orchestra furnished music for a large company of dancers.

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Harris Hill Death

From the Brattleboro Police:

"Lt. Carrier

On May 29, 2016 at 09:12 hours, members of the Brattleboro Police Department and Emergency Services responded to the Harris Hill Ski-Jump for a report of a possible deceased male.

Upon arrival it was determined the male was in fact deceased.

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I Will Not Celebrate Memorial Day

"I do not celebrate Memorial Day"

 I do not celebrate this one day

to commemorate the war dead.

I do not honor this one day

to remember their sacrifice.

No, I will not honor them

on this one day…

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Sanders Supporter Clara Daims (From Brattleboro) Files Emergency Injunction Before California Primary

Brattleboro should be proud.  

Link to story

 

 

 

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Mourn Deceived GIs! "US Foreign Policy Greatest Crime Since WWII" (Ex US Att. Gen. Ramsey Clark)

DESCRIPTION:

1994, Ramsey Clark wrote in his The Fire This Time - US War Crimes in the Gulf, "The greatest crime since WWII has been US foreign policy," in Crime in America, 1970, "Crimes are meant to be prosecuted," and in Challenge to Genocide, 1998 that 'investments in the illegal and genocidal use of the nation’s Armed Forces, CIA and mass media will be made unprofitable and brought to an end through prosecution under the law'

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Pet Peeve - Brattleboro Tax Tabs

May 30, 2016
John O’Connor
Town Treasurer/ Finance Director
Town of Brattleboro
230 Main Street
Suite 111
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Dear John,

I was  preparing bills and I just felt compelled to air a pet peeve that I have had for years.

Every year I get a Property Tax Statement that contains four tear off tabs that I am to mail in to the Town with a check for the quarterly payment of my property taxes. 

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From the Halls of Montezuma

From the Halls of Montezuma-To the shores of Tripoli (Marine’s Hymn)

In 1805, U.S. Marines and Berber mercenaries attacked the Tripolitan port city of Derna. The Marines and Berbers were on a mission to depose Yusuf Karamanli, the ruler of Tripoli. (Pirates from the Barbary States were seizing American merchant ships and holding the crews for ransom).

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BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 5/30/2016

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 5/30/16

Monday, May 30, 2016

12:00 am Hunger Free VT - Gubernatorial Candidate Forum on Hunger

1:54 am ArtStory Extra: "Art Extravaganza" Report 2016

2:00 am Valley Homegrown: Outer Stylie

3:00 am History Where It Happened: Bennington Museum Pt1

3:30 am Poem City - Reading with Poet Neil Shepard

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Progressive Party Meeting Notice

NOTICE of MEETING

      The Brattleboro Town Committee of the Progressive Party will meet on Thursday June 9, 2016 at 145 Green Street, 6:00 PM.  The agenda will include:   1) Acceptance of new members  2)  discuss and act on nomination of Mollie Burke as State Representative, District 2;  3) Other business     

  All interested persons welcome.

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Enemies

The PTB are constantly scrambling to find enemies that we can hate so they can continue their nefarious activities without scrutiny.

Here’s a few quotes on the subject:

"In order to rally people, governments need enemies. They want us to be afraid, to hate, so we will rally behind them. And if they do not have a real enemy, they will invent one in order to mobilize us.": Thich Nhat Hanh

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Disabled Parking in Brattleboro?

Hi folks -

I've looked on the parking enforcement website but cannot find any information concerning Disabled Parking. Is it free? Can a person park there all day?

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of May 27

Brattleboro Time Trade: www.brattleborotimetrade.org Exchanging services, creating connections, strengthening communities, one hour at a time. See below for more exciting Upcoming Events and learn what Time Trade can do for you!

How Time Trade Works: You do something for someone and earn time credits for your "bank," which you can then put towards someone else doing something for you! It's that simple - and amazing!

This week's fabulous listings, brought to you from an unexpected stay-cation:

Now anyone can see a listing of all our Offers and Requests: https://brattleboro.timebanks.org/ads?type=1

OFFERS (i.e. things people could do for you):

Give Away Videos
Canoe Available to Borrow
Large Garden Space to Share or Barter
ARTful Save of Permanently Stained Clothes
Do you Need Help with Your Computer?
Help Moving Items and/or Hauling Items to the WSWMD ENDS MAY
3O, 2016
Vermont Sugar Maples

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Cris Ericson Responds to VSEA's Questions to Vermont Candidates

VERMONT STATE EMPLOYEES' ASSOCIATION QUESTIONS TO CANDIDATES, including Cris Ericson for Governor,
on the Democratic Party primary election ballot Aug. 9, 2016.
https://www.sec.state.vt.us/media/757630/2016-statewide-primary-qualifie...

Cris Ericson's responses below to VSEA.org Questions.

On Fri, 5/27/16, Susan DeVoid wrote:
Subject: VSEA Endorsement Process
To: "crisericson@yahoo.com"
Date: Friday, May 27, 2016, 11:26 AM
Ms. Ericson:
As per your request, please find the below questionnaire for the VSEA Endorsement Process. You may respond to my email address.

1. Should the work of State government be performed by State employees?

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Weekend Creativity Series - Tree Houses

For a kid in the summer, nothing quite compares to having one’s own tree house to escape to to for privacy. It was the perfect place meet with friends. Parents knew where you were, but you were away from them and could see them coming. Just think of all the deep discussions that have been held by those admitted to treetop forts.

Tree houses aren’t just for kids to play in, of course. All around the world grown-ups build tree houses to work, play, and live in.

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Brattleboro's Lower Whetstone Brook Corridor: Planning a Design Response to Climate Change Charrette, June 6 - 8

With assistance from the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), the Town of Brattleboro will host a 3-day design charrette from June 6-8, 2016. This a multi-day opportunity for property owners, business owners and Brattleboro residents to collaborate with a team of planners, landscape architects, and hydrologists to create a new vision for the Lower Whetstone Brook.

“We were inspired by work of other communities redesigning urban river spaces with a focus on ecology, flood protection and amenity,” said Rod Francis, Brattleboro Planning Director. “Scientific research predicts more frequent and heavier downpours leading to increased flooding, this is the right time to visualize a resilient urban landscape for downtown Brattleboro.”

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New Evening Farmers' Market Starts Tuesday, May 31

The downtown Brattleboro farmers' market has a new time and place this year: Tuesdays, from 4 to 7PM on Flat Street, next to the Boys & Girls Club. You'll find Full Plate Farm, Circle Mountain Farm, and Lost Barn Farm, offering a variety of fresh, local produce and eggs, Mad Radish CSA with produce and a large selection of local meats, Walnut Ridge Farm with produce and plant starts for the garden, Jerry Smith's fresh cut flowers and maple syrup (and dahlia tubers, while they last), as well as prepared foods to grab on the go.

You can use your debit and EBT cards for market tokens, and don't forget about our EBT matching program! We'll match up to $10 in EBT tokens with Crop Cash coupons, good for fruits and veggies.

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Weekend of May 27th and Week of May 30th

I-91

To reduce congestion on I-91, both Exit 3 on ramps will be closed on Monday (Memorial Day), from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm. I-91 will remain open.

Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound.

Route 30

The speed limit on Route 30 near the work zone has been reduced to 40 mph. Project-related truck activity on Route 30 will continue. Route 30 may be reduced to a single lane intermittently, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone. There will be no lane closures scheduled during the holiday weekend.

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Closest Shaves

In the light of our electoral horror-show, one question screams out to me loudest, will we ‘dodge the bullet’? My concern comes mainly by way of the candidate who incites hate, separation, anti-intellectualism, a repudiation of altruism..in short… standing for everything anathema to humanist values.  His constituents seems to revel in exercising base expression of privilege, xenophobia and opportunism.  His ultimate opponent in the race, whomever that comes to be, while clearly more sympathetic to so-called liberal values, also chills me, but seems less potentially catastrophic due to perpetuating the familiar.

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Stroll Weekend Entertainment Features Fiddlers and Much More

Entertainment is front and center during all of Strolling of the Heifers Weekend, with the headline event being an all-start FiddleFest during Saturday’s Slow Living Expo.

“We’ve got a lineup of top-notch local fiddlers,” said Beth Kiendl, the Stroll’s entertainment chair. “This is a great chance to listen to lots of different fiddling styles, including English, Irish, New England and contemporary. “

The fiddlers will play from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Fiddlers Tent, which is on the Brattleboro Retreat
lawn.

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Dave Zuckerman: No Fortunate Son

Fellow Working Vermonters,

I am a former District Vice President and Member-At-Large of the Vermont AFL-CIO (UAW Local 1981). As such, I know there is only one candidate for Lieutenant Governor who has the backs of working class Vermonters; State Senator David Zuckerman. Dave has walked picket lines with me. He, like Bernie Sanders, has fought like hell (against the Democratic & Republican establishment) for livable wages, healthcare for all, and for the rights of union & non-union workers.

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Mitchell - Giddings Fine Arts Annex Opens at the Brooks House Atrium

 

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is a two-year-old gallery showcasing contemporary art in solo and group exhibitions. Along with its 183 Main Street Brattleboro location this southern Vermont destination gallery is planning a celebration for its new Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts Annex located in the Brooks House Atrium, 132 Main Street, with a public opening reception at the Atrium, Saturday, June 4, from 6 - 8pm.

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