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Matchless Sanative, the newly invented medicine, which is said to be a certain cure for that dreadful disease, the Consumption, as well as many other disorders of the human system. stands unrivaled in popularity by any medicine in the world. It is unlike any other medicine known, being in its operation not in the least degree physical, but exercising a salutary influence over the whole system. Dutton & Clark.


Vocal music, we are firmly persuaded, should be made an indispensable branch of common school instruction. It should be taught to every child. Every teacher should be able to instruct in vocal music. It has a powerful charm. It calms troubled spirits. It creates harmony of feeling. It purifies the heart. It elevates the soul.


The Melodeon Manufacture in Brattleboro has grown from small beginnings to be an extensively established and permanent business.


There is no intellectual entertainment of a higher order than that which is furnished at our town Lyceums during the long winter evenings. It is somewhat remarkable that Brattleboro is deficient in this respect; though the deficiency is perhaps made up by lectures.


The Brattleboro Library Association have just placed a new case in their rooms and added about 150 books.


We are sorry that the school children of the town and county don’t wake up and show more interest in the metric system of weights and measures, which is sure to come into general use sooner or later.


Telephone connections between Brattleboro and Bellows Falls, via Putney and Westminster, was established at noon on Monday. One of the first uses of its line was for an exchange of congratulations between the Phoenix and the Times offices.


Fred Stanley was arrested at West Brattleboro Tuesday evening by Sheriff Gordon. Stanley said that he went to the first irrigating station on the island and had one drink of beer, then on to the other irrigating station, where he irrigated to the extent of several glasses and had a two-gallon jug filled with beer.


Ninety hogs were roasted in the fire which destroyed the piggery of Perry Brothers at West Brattleboro Tuesday evening.


The first snowstorm of the season came Saturday, but the snow melted quickly. Sunday morning, however, the ground was covered with snow, which did not disappear entirely for three or four days, the weather being unusually cold for this time of year.


Four Brattleboro men expect to travel over the roads hereabouts in their own automobiles early next season.


The Foresters have engaged Henry Walsh’s quincuplexal glass show to give entertainments in Festival hall, every evening during Thanksgiving week. The World’s Fair glass blowers, spinners and weavers will give an exhibition an hour or more long, after which there will be dancing.

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BCTV Schedules Week of 11/6/17

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 11/6/17

Monday, November 6, 2017

1:00 am Village Harmony Project

2:53 am Stuck in Vermont - The Orange Owl

3:00 am Refugee Outreach Club Fundraiser with a Performance by Sabouyouma

4:51 am Stuck in Vermont - Rhythm of the Rein


VFW $6 Lunch Specials Open to the Public

The Brattleboro VFW located at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Monday - Friday from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Specials listed below are only $6 a plate. Hand made burgers, fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings, soups, wings, and sandwiches are also available. Take outs available by calling 802-257-0438.

Mon - salisbury steak w/ mushroom gravy, mashed potato & veg.

Tues - garlic parmesan or buffalo wings w/ french fries or onion rings

Wed - BBQ pulled pork sandwich w/ potato salad

Thur - corned beef dinner

Fri - seafood salad roll w/ french fries


Wills for Veterans!

Costello, Valente & Gentry will be offering a Wills for Veterans at the Brattleboro, VFW Post #1034 Nov. 10th from 10 am - 2 pm. This a service offered to all veterans, and is by donation only. All donations will be sent to The Warrior Connection.


Call 802-257-5533, email cvg@cvglawoffice.com, or visit www.cvglawoffice.com for information.


Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu November 6 thru November 10

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu November 6 thru November 10


Nov. 6 - Egg Salad Sandwich w/Lettuce & Tomato

Split Pea Soup

Cole Slaw



US Congressman Matt Gaetz, (R) Florida Introduced a Resolution to "Recuse" Robert Mueller



U.S. Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL), member of the House Judiciary Committee, introduced a resolution today calling for the resignation of Robert Mueller, former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, from his position as Special Counsel.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - November 7, 2017

A short agenda with big topics is on hand for the Brattleboro Selectboard at their next regular meeting. They'll be at the library, not the Municipal Center, due to voting.

The plastic bag ban, FY19 Proposed Budget, and an update on diversity, equity and inclusion are featured. They’ll also appoint committee members, approve a grant, and discuss the downtown survey.

You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
230 Main Street, Suite 208
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 251-8100


Brattleboro Union High School Board Agenda

53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301


The BUHS #6 Finance Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 7 in the James E. Kane Conference Room, 53 Green Street.


Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market

The Winter Farmers’ Market returns to the River Garden for its 12th season on Saturday, November 4th. 
Fans of the famous outdoor summer farmer’s market in West Brattleboro, can simply follow many of their favorite vendors indoors to the only weekly farmers market in the region open every Saturday November through March.

Visitors to the Winter Farmers’ Market in downtown Brattleboro will find plenty of farms and local produce.  Each week the beautiful River Garden is transformed into a warm welcoming indoor marketplace.  Most weeks some 2 dozen vendors can be found there, including many favorites from past seasons and some new faces as well.


The Brattleboro Shop - Mug Season

Now that it is finally getting chilly out, it’s safe to say we are approaching Mug Season. The Brattleboro Shop, our online Brattleboro souvenir store, has many mugs for you. These mugs are great for tea, coffee, and cocoa, and make perfect gifts.

In addition to our unique collection of classic Brattleboro logos, mugs in The Brattleboro Shop also feature logos of historic Brattleboro enterprises.

How about a 1928 Brattleboro Trust Company logo mug, or one featuring the Brattleboro Ice Company?


Next West Brattleboro Association Meeting November 9th

The next monthly gathering of the West Brattleboro Association (WBA) will be a potluck/meeting and will be held on Thursday evening, November 9th.  It will take place at 330 Meadowbrook Road, the home of Michael Bosworth.  The potluck will begin at 6pm with the meeting following at 7.

Several potential uses of the Sign Fund will be discussed, including historic site markers, holiday lights, and utility pole banners in the village center.  The WBA T-shirts will also be a topic, as will sending in an annual update to the region's Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies.


Resistance Then and Now: Mary Dingee Fillmore

Meet author Mary Dingee Fillmore on November 15th at 7pm, at Brooks Memorial Library!

She asks us to consider the following questions: "What would I have done to stop the Holocaust? What should I resist in our world today?" To help us find answers, Mary will examine the dilemmas people faced in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam – how people resisted and what happened when they did. Together, we'll look at resistance in our own times, and connect our experience to Rachel Klein, the teenaged underground worker who is the heroine of Mary’s Dingee Fillmore's award-winning novel.


FREE Event: Wearing Our History - Abenaki Artists Panel Discussion

Vermont Humanities Council Grant Supports Vermont Abenaki Artists Panel Discussions in Area Libraries
Native American Heritage month offers special opportunities to connect with Abenaki
artists at area libraries in a series of panel discussions titled “Wearing Our Heritage,” organized by the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association in partnership with Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, funded in part by a grant from the Vermont Humanities Council.

A panel discussion at the Pierson Library in Shelburne, VT will be presented on Tuesday, November 7 at 6:30pm. Panelists include Chief Don Stevens of the Nulhegan Abenaki Tribe and Nulhegan citizens Aaron York and Carol McGranaghan. Melody Walker Brook will serve as moderator. Brook and McGranaghan currently serve on the Vermont Commission on Native American Affairs. McGranaghan is a jewelry maker and also has created a line of wild jellies using traditional herbs. Stevens is a diplomat and storyteller who also makes jewelry and regalia. York is an internationally acclaimed birch bark canoe maker whose beaded stethoscope is featured in the traveling exhibit “Alnobak: Wearing Our Heritage.”


Artist Opening At Mitchell - Giddings Fine Arts: Emily Mason, "Explorations"

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to present Emily Mason, "Explorations", a survey of Mason’s prints from 1985 - 2016. An Artist Opening Reception is scheduled for Saturday, November 11, 5-7pm, followed by an Artist Talk Sunday, November 12, 5pm. This gallery-wide exhibition continues through January 7.

One of America’s foremost non-representational painters, Mason began exploring printmaking at the Tamarind Institute in 1985, and continued working with the Garner Tullis Workshop, Hand Graphics, and master printers Janis Stemmermann and Lisa Mackie through 2016. Each printer offers their individual creative direction which enhances Mason’s distinctive style, and in turn she modifies or personalizes their techniques to further refine her color vocabulary.


Brattleboro Halloween Costumes 2017

The King of Candy and Psychic Secretary do hereby proclaim the official list of over 230 Halloween costumes seen on Cedar Street to be as good as we can make it, and therefore present it to the people, as follows:

Tiny Lion
Dance Ghost Girl
Hobo Ghost Girl
Skeleton Ghost Girl
Fairy God Parents


Book Lover's Calendar Sale at Brooks Memorial Library

These page-a-day calendars are a great deal at only $10 each! All proceeds are collected by the Friends of Brooks Memorial Library and will support our technology and programs.


Borter's Studio Announces Winter/Spring Jewelry Workshop Series

BRATTLEBORO: Borter’s Jewelry Studio on High Street announces its winter/spring schedule of beginner- and intermediate-level metalsmithing workshops and invites the public to preview the classes at an open house during November’s Gallery Walk.

From 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 3, Bob Borter, who has been making and selling his jewelry in Brattleboro for more than 30 years, will be joined by fellow silversmiths Susanna Haas (susannahaasjewelry.com) and Chris Lann (chrislanndesigns.com) to demonstrate key techniques that students will learn in the workshops, such as forging, stamping and pouring molten silver. Visitors to the studio at 22 High St., Suite 202, will have the chance to enjoy a snack, sign up for classes and even try their hand at working some metal.


Brattleboro 2017 Paving Rescheduled

Starting Thursday, November 2nd, Mitchell Sand and Gravel (a contractor for the Town) will be starting the Town of Brattleboro’s annual Capital Paving Project. The contractor will begin milling small joints at intersections and Project limits. Weather dependent, it is anticipated that paving on Washington Street and Frost Place will be on Friday, November 3rd. Subsequently following will be Willow Street, Williams Street, Terrace Street, Tyler Street, Bradley Avenue, and Black Mountain Road. The contractor may work Saturday if weather allows. On street parking will be impacted and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.

If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Tyler, Highway and Utilities Superintendent at (802) 254–4255 or htyler@brattleboro.org.


Firefighters Benefit Association Bingo! Nov. 19th

Bingo for the Firefighters Benefit Association!

Sunday, November 19th the Brattleboro VFW Post #1034 will be hosting a bingo to raise funds for the Brattleboro Firefighters Benefit Association. Doors open at 11 am, and games start at 1 pm. No outside food or drinks allowed, but food and drinks will be available for purchase. Pre-buy packets for $35, which includes regular games of 14 faces, one each of the specials, and one u-pick em. Jackpot game bought separately. Regular game payouts are $75 and $100 to a single winner.

Register for pre-buy by calling the VFW at 802-257-0438. Admission at the door is $40


Noticed Around Brattleboro - Fall 2017

Another opportunity to list the little things that have caught your eye about town. Such as:

- New parking lot at the Post Office

- The collection of stores just over the West River has branded the building "On The Waterfront" - (which brings to mind relaxing thoughts of corruption and longshoremen: "You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody instead of a bum, which is what I am.")


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