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1730:

Mohawk uprising in region reported.

1835:

James M. Tyler born in Wilmington.

1838:

Confectionary Manufactory. Wholesale and Retail. The subscriber would respectfully inform the inhabitants of Brattleboro and the neighboring towns, that he has opened a Shop for the Manufacture of all kinds of Confectionary, &c. Also, Carbonated Sarsaparilla Syrup, for making Mead and Lemon Syrup, for Sale. Masa Willis.

1838:

Pork, Lard, & Bacon, In Large or small quantities — for sale by Hall & Townsely.

1849:

Parker’s Horse Rake. This simple, but great labor saving Machine, for sale by Joseph Steen.

1849:

The next term of our village schools will commence on Monday, 30th inst. The Committee feel that without the cheerful and efficient co-operation of parents, no exertions of theirs or the teachers can make our schools as they should be; but with such co-operation, they believe our schools for the coming year will be equal to any we have heretofore had.

1877:

After a vigorous “battle of the books,” or of the book agents, more properly speaking, the committee have decided to adopt the Franklin series of readers for use in the public schools.

1877:

Connections have been made with Estey & Co.’s gas for the supply of the town hall, in accordance with the vote of the town.

1888:

The boys have rented the island for a base ball park. Naturally the ground is in good condition, but a considerable sum will be expended in putting it in first-class shape and erecting a small grand stand.

1888:

A letter box was placed yesterday on the lamp post at the junction of Church and Green streets, and one will be put today on the post on North Main street, near S. W. Kimball’s.

1888:

Estimated Town expenses for the coming year, $9100, and a tax of 30 cents on the dollar is recommended.

1888:

Mr. Thurber will begin the delivery of baked beans and brown bread next Sunday morning

1894:

Esteyville is now the storm centre for the epidemic of measles, and the primary school there is passing through an experience similar to that of Chase and Canal street schools during the winter. 18 pupils being absent.

1894:

The New England Telephone company have authorized their managers to lease to subscribers duplicate sets of telephones, to be located in the same building and on the same person’s premises as the first set, for $20 per year for the ordinary Blake transmitter set and $30 per year for the long distance set.

1894:

Chapin & Co.’s soda fountain has been put in place this week and choice fruit flavors are now being served.

1894:

Don’t let the trout fishing make you forget the annual village meeting next Tuesday.

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Free Elder Financial Abuse Seminar - BS&L Community Room

Please join us in the BS&L Community Room Tuesday April 28th (tomorrow) at 6pm for a free seminar on Elder Financial Abuse.  This is a very important topic and it happens more than you might imagine, to those you love. Call 802.254.5333 to reserve your seat!

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Vermonters Are Held In Prison Even After Their Release Date If They Don't Find A "Qualified" Home

The family of Oscar Mark Delgado, Sr.  from Johnson, Vermont are looking for someone to provide a home for their adult son, Oscar Delgado, Jr. In the State of Vermont, people are held in prison after their sentences are completed if they can not find a qualified home that the probation officer approves. This results in a high rate of prison over-population in Vermont and it results in sending people to out-of-state prisons because too many people who have already completed their sentences are forced to stay in Vermont prisons because their probation officer will not "qualify" the new residence of the person to be released.  

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BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 4/27/15

BCTV Ch. 8 schedule for the week of 4/27/15 

Monday, April 27, 2015

12:00 am Community Meeting on Decommissioning VT Yankee 3/18/15

4:30 am UVM Power from the North Conf: The Past - How We Got Here

6:20 am Poets and Their Craft - Lecture 1: Sydney Lea at the Norwich Book Store

7:10 am BTT: Gwendolyn Hallsmith - 2015 Annual Mtg Guest Speaker

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of April 26

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 a jet lagged brain:

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

Home Energy Assessment
Buddy Assistance with Members
Free Antique Piano~Upright, Needs Tuning & Missing 1Pedal, but Works!
Gabriel Organics Seaweed Bath & Shower Gel
Goat Care Guidance

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Hebrew School Registration

Time for forsythia and tulips and time to register children for Hebrew school 5776!  At this time we are planning to follow our traditional structure, with an Aleph class for 6-7 year olds, Bet for 8-9 year olds, Gimmel for 9-10 year olds and Dalet for 11-12 year olds, and Hey for children who are 12 and older, have been in our Hebrew school for at least one year, and are planning to become bar- or bat-mitzvah next year.

Classes will meet from 3:45 to 5:45; the b’nai mitzvah class will probably meet from 5:30 to 7:30.  We hope to keep our excellent, experienced, dedicated teaching staff, but we need to know how many students we will have (and their ages and grade in public school) so we can plan staff and space to accommodate all who wish to attend.  We particularly need to know about any new students who might wish to attend.

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Looking for 2 People and a Truck in Brattleboro

Sometime in the next 2 weeks I am getting a couch from a house in Brattleboro. I need to have my old couch moved out of my apartment and disposed of- taken to the dump, I guess. Then I need the new couch moved to my house. Looking for recommendations for someone who does short distance moving for a reasonable price and could do it with just a couple of days notice.

I have tried Brattleboro Time Trade but no luck yet.

Two strong bodies needed -both couches are heavy.

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We're Looking for a Few Heroes!

CALLING ALL SUPER HEROES!

Have you ever wanted to be a super hero - even for a day? Now is your chance!

During the Month of May the Children's Room at Brooks Memorial Library will be holding a very special event:

"LIBRARY SUPER HEROES". This fun event, sponsored by Friends of the Library will feature a mural of a friendly town ( much like Brattleboro!) inhabited by many colorful super heroes; flying, sitting and just standing around being..well...super. Emblazoned on their costumes will be the name of a specific craft supply that the children's room uses for their wonderful, family friendly projects.

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Ask-a-Baha'i

In the spirit of “Ask-a-Cop” and “Ask-a Realtor”, our local Baha’i community has decided to launch its own series, called “Ask-a-Baha’i”.

Although many have heard of the Baha’i Faith, few know much about the Faith's history and teachings.

Through “Ask-a-Baha’i”, we want to create a space for people to ask questions from the privacy and convenience of their homes or mobile devices.

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Weekend Comedy Series: Sarah Silverman

This week we find ourselves studying the comedy stylings of our New Hampshire neighbor, Sarah Silverman.

In 2005 she released a film of her one-woman show, Jesus is Magic. In it, Sarah boasts to her friends that she, like them, has something cool going on in her life. A big show. It’s a lie, so she has to go put on a major production just to hide the fib, And then her stand-up begins.

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Weekly Menu

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu

April 27     Turkey & Cheese Wraps

                Curried Apple & Cauliflower Soup

                Spinach Salad  

                Mango

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Rep. Welch Outlines Energy Efficiency Agenda for New Congress

Vermont Energy Efficiency Leaders Gather to Discuss Latest Initiatives to Save Money, Create Jobs, and Protect the Environment

MONTPELIER, VT. At Blodgett Supply in Montpelier today, Rep. Peter Welch met with a broad cross-section of Vermont energy efficiency leaders to outline his efficiency priorities for the new Congress and learn about the latest energy efficiency innovations in Vermont. The roundtable discussion comes on the heels of House approval this week of Welch-authored energy efficiency legislation which President Obama will soon sign into law.

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of April 26

I-91

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

Night work adjacent to Route 30 will continue this week, but will not affect traffic.

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 will be reduced to a single lane intermittently both day and night, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.

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Ethnocide in the Green Mountain State

While this is an event, it's such short notice I'm posting it as more of a PSA. A presentation by Prof. Fred Wiseman in Bradford, VT tomorrow (Sat., 04/24/2015) at 1 pm... this is a story which has not been told as openly as it merits.

Not just history, this is the ongoing situation of the Western Abenaki, the indigenous people who lived - and live - right here. Vermont, the poster child for tolerance and progressive politics, can do better. Link here.

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - April, 28, 2015

Brattleboro will adopt the PACE program, if all goes as planned, at the next (ir)regular Selectboard meeting on Tuesday at the Municipal Center. Issues between the Town and Vermont Energy Investment Corporation have been worked out and documents have been revised.

The rest of the agenda is a mix of liquor license approvals, grant applications, and items postponed from their previous meeting. Falling somewhat by the wayside for the moment are the previously scheduled presentations about comprehensive reviews of town operations and presentations about the changes to Brattleboro's land use regulations. 

You can attend in person, or watch on BCTV. Feel free to bring up other items not on the agenda during Public participation.

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Noticed Around Brattleboro - Spring 2015

Time for another installment of “what have you noticed in Brattleboro recently?”

Here are a few to get us started:

- Brattleboro Savings & Loan is building a new branch office at Black Mountain Square, near their ATM and next to the Radio Shack.

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Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 5:30pm in the Brooks Memorial Library community room.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8100

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Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 8:30am in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8100

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Take The "U" Out Of JUKRISLIMS!

The misappropriation of 'Unitarian' into the collective initialism of JUKRISLIMS remains one of the worst things to happen to human spirituality since the days of Leviticus.

Lumping Unitarians in with Christians is the same to me as lumping Unitarians in with the Jews, and lumping us in with Mohammedans and Krishna worshippers is even worse. Doing so has effectively denied Unitarian people a rightful place of their own, and has jeopardized our future. It would be equally offensive to me if Republicans had misappropriated our Unitarian lifestyle.

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Camp Waubanong Makes Big Changes

Camp Waubanong is undergoing significant changes, and as a result it will not be operating this summer. Camp Waubanong is currently working with the Vermont Wilderness School (VWS) to craft a newer and better administrative structure, ensuring that the camp will thrive for many years into the future. The plan is to transfer stewardship of the camp and its facilities to VWS by the end of 2016.

The Vermont Wilderness School (VWS), based in West Brattleboro, has been providing nature-based mentoring programs for children and adults for fifteen years.

VWS's approach is a natural fit with Camp Waubanong's mission, and they share a dedication to keeping the camp's tuition affordable.

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Hear Ye - May Day at the Statehouse

     May Day at the Statehouse!   For a number of years now there has been an ever-growing public event celebrating May Day on the Statehouse lawn.  I went last year and was among 600 or so people having a very stimulating day. This year more than a thousand are expected.   Everyone is invited and urged to join in.  There is a big parade through the streets of Montpelier, speakers, a childrens tent, free lunch for all and a long line of organizations that are actively working and fighting for a just and sustainable future for Vermont.  It's the largest annual gathering of activists in the state.  And its a lot of fun.  Activities run from noon to 4 PM.  Its a great place to meet people who are doing things.

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