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Edward Crosby born in West Brattleboro.

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Community Second-Hand Smoke Survey- 4th of July Event at Living Memorial Park

Have you been bothered by second-hand smoke during the 4th of July events at Living Memorial Park? Please complete the survey below and share your experience and opinion. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/4thAtMemorialPark

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Laugh Out Loud! Screwball Comedy Film Series at the Brooks Library

Beginning Wednesday, July 9th and continuing through November 12th, the Brattleboro Film Festival and Brooks Memorial Library will present free afternoon screenings of nine Hollywood classic screwball comedies from Tinseltown’s Golden Era.

A film by renowned Director Preston Sturges whose comedies mix the sensibilities of “a lowbrow aristocrat” with a that of a “melancholy wiseguy” will kick-off the five month-long series on July 9th at 2 p.m. in the library’s Meeting Room on the 2nd Floor. Eight other comedies will screen on select Wednesdays through mid-November. 

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Spark a Reaction! 2014 Teen Summer Reading Program at Brooks Memorial Library

Want to read this summer? Want to win a prize? Start reading now until August 9, and track your reading online. Share what you are reading with your fellow teens at Engagedpatrons.org.

Check out books, magazine, or audiobooks from the Brooks Memorial Library’s Teen Collection on the Main Floor. We also have a display of graphic novels and audiobooks. Those count too!

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Selectboard Meeting Notes: Skatepark Location Remains TBD

The Brattleboro Selectboard officially heard the official recommendations of the official Skatepark Site Selection Committee at their Tuesday meeting, but questions from the board and the public remain, and second-guessing of the results began almost immediately. An official Selectboard decision should come by the end of August.

The Selectboard also set the FY15 tax rate, agreed to go forward with improvements at Union Hill and Western Ave, discussed upcoming funding options using money form VY, learned about the potential threat to our ash trees, bought fuel, and more in a long meeting for returning board member David Gartenstein.

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Shumlin's New Law: 15 Years In Prison For Lying To A Town Clerk. This Is So Punitive It Is Un-American!

ALERT! NEW VERMONT ELECTION LAW!

In the State of Vermont, Democrat Governor Peter Shumlin has created a new way to fill the private for profit prisons. His new law which he just signed 2014 will send people to prison for up to 15 years for allegedly falsely stating a fact or matter to a town clerk.

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Ramshackle Glory Play Brattleboro

I remember a friend telling me, a long time ago, that I should go hear this band called Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains who were playing in a parking lot on Elliot Street that afternoon. I had doubts about the venue and didn't go. My loss. Last night, Johnny Hobo was back, or at least, his inventor, Pat “the Bunny” Schneeweis, with a new band, Ramshackle Glory. As it turned out, their homecoming show at the Church Saturday night turned out to be the highlight of my weekend if not the whole month of June.

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Senator Sanders Statement on Court Ruling on Workers

BURLINGTON, Vt., June 30 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after the Supreme Court ruled that some home health care workers cannot be required to pay fees to cover the costs of collective bargaining:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision by Justice Alito and four other extreme right-wing Republicans is another attack on the rights of workers to collectively bargain for higher wages and decent benefits. Make no mistake: this decision will lead to an increase in income inequality, a further decline in the wages of middle-class workers and an increase in poverty.

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Brattleboro Independence Day Schedule

In observance of the July 4th holiday, all Town offices will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014, with the exception of emergency services.

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Friday, July 4. All other violations, including extended parking will be enforced.

Brooks Memorial Library will be closed on Friday, July 4, 2014. It will be open for normal business hours on Thursday, July 3, and Saturday, July 5, 2014.

Trash, recycling and composting schedules will not be affected by the holiday. All curbside pick ups will be on the regular schedule.

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Welch Reacts to Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Decision

Washington, DC (June 30th) – Congressman Peter Welch made the following statement after the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Hobby Lobby Stores v. Sebelius:

“The Supreme Court got it wrong today. A woman’s access to health care should not depend on the religious views and conscience of her employer,” said Welch. “Decisions about the use of contraceptives should be between a woman and her doctor. The Court’s misguided decision in this case is a good example of why Congress should have included a public option in the Affordable Care Act, which would have removed employers from the equation of health care coverage.”

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Record of Time to Successfully Make Payment On Phone for Vermont Health Connect

We have not been receiveing our Health Connect Bill in the mail.

Today I tried to make a payment via phone for Health Connect. Here is the log of what transpired.

  • On hold. 
  • After 27 minutes, talked to human being, whom I was able to tell that I wanted to make a payment. 
  • Transferred to next line. Now waiting to talk to payment specialist. 
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DJ Flashcube on WVEW!

Its time for another experience that you won't soon forget… join DJ Pockets, this tuesday the 1st of July, as he welcomes internationally known and unknown, musician, poet, songwriter, producer, etc.. DJ Flashcube.

tune in 6pm-8pm on Brattleboro Community Radio
107.7fm and www.wvew.org

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BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 6/30/14

BCTV Ch.8 Schedule for the week of 6-30-14

                   Monday June 30    

12:00 am      Energy Week Extra: Steve Reucroft, CERN - 6/12/14

1:00 am       2014 Burlington Discover Jazz Fest. - Meet the Artist: Linda Oh

1:45 am       Nicaragua Pueblo Project: Nicaragua Pueblo Project

2:00 am       FSTV Overnight

4:00 am       Marita's France Travelogue: D-Day Part 2

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150 Years Ago (1864 6/30)

On the Petersburgh & Weldon Railroad

10 miles from Petersburgh, June 30, 1864.

Dear wife,

I came in here last night. The whole 6th Corps is here. We have been at work all the morning
intrenching. Our regiment has just finished. I can tell you just how we lie. The Station is called Ream's or [indecipherable]. The 6th Regiment is about ten rods south of the station, see backside. I am well. Have seen Zopher this morning for the first time. He is now in the tent here. The tenth Vermont lies up on the right of the line. This paper is dirtier than some I have, but I must keep it for better occasion. I just write this to let you know where I am. I am well. Lie right in the dirt. Have washed up my face and hands this morning, but water is scarcer than dirt.

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Coop Union Vote

The vote to ratitify the contract is happening on Wednesday. I must admit that I do admire the committment and effort that the union organizers have shown. And I love their devotion to their vision of the best interests of the Coop community. I don't agree with their opinion that we need a union. But I am posting this because the vote is premature.

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of June 29

Brattleboro Time Trade:

Exchanging services, creating connections, strengthening communities, one hour at a time.

See below for exciting Upcoming Events and learn what Time Trade is all about!

This week's fabulous listings, brought to you from a crescent moon view:

OFFERS:

Tai Chi Practice
Chinese Lessons and Tutoring
Intensives for Business, Educational Exchange & Other Travel Opportunities.
Tutoring for Math, Reading, Writing, Other Academics
Origami Gift Boxes

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