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Brattleboro Academy Trustees give notice that they have engaged the services of Mr. Joseph Russell Gaut, A.B., a graduate of Amherst College, as principal of this Institution. Such assistance will be employed as the patronage may demand. Terms of Tuition: Common English Branches, $3.00 per term. Higher English $3.50 per term. Ancient Languages, $4.00 per term. French, Drawing, Painting, addition for each $1.00 per term.


Surveyor Stockwell is building a concrete walk the whole length of Elliot Street.


The present week shows such a rush of railroading through and from Brattleboro as probably was never seen before. All southern bound trains are crowded and afternoon trains are from 30 minutes to two hours late. Yesterday the afternoon down train had nine cars, including five drawing rooms. In some cases it has been impossible for the baggage cars to take all the baggage.


S.M. Waite was brought to Brattleboro by the 10 o’clock train on Wednesday morning, by Deputy Marshal Sprague, to testify in the several cases now pending before the commissioners against his estate in insolvency. He walks the streets in company with the deputy-marshal with all his old-time air of enjoyment and careless indifference. Whatever else may be the matter with him Waite evidently is not a prey to remorse and compunction for his sins and crimes.


The foundation of the Asylum tower was laid in July and its massive walls are now rising slowly but surely. It is circular in shape with a diameter of 18 feet. The material is of stone and cement with an inner lining of brick. The stone is quarried near by on the high land among the trees in the park. The present season the walls will be carried to a height of ten feet, and five years will probably be occupied in completing the structure.


White & Gavin’s stove store is to be furnished with incandescent lights.


Superintendent Jones of the electric road has secured Main’s circus to exhibit on Clark’s meadow Sept. 17.


A new delivery tank has been received by the local agents of the Standard Oil company. The tank will be used in delivering oil from the main tank on Vernon street to merchants.


There seems to be no doubt but that the electric railroad will be able to accomodate the public during the two days of the Valley Fair although the new iron bridge will not be completed by that time.


D.E. Tasker, secretary of the Valley Fair, is at this time receiving many letters from fakirs and others asking for privileges and room to exhibit their “midway” attractions. This year, as always in the past, the fair management absolutely refuse to have any shows of this kind on the grounds, holding that a straight, clean agricultural and cattle show, with good racing, is what the people want.

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Public Invited to 'Trail Talk' to be held for I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Project

The PCL+FIGG Team will conduct the next on-site “trail talk” for the Public on Saturday, August 9, 2014.

These trail talks will discuss the status of the I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Project and allow the public to ask questions. The talks will originate at the West River Trail near the marina. The trail talk will be led by Caleb Linn, Project Manager for PCL (lead contractor), and Garrett Hoffman, Design Manager for FIGG (bridge designer).

Interested participants should meet the PCL+FIGG Team at the West River Trail trailhead on Saturday, August 9, 2014, at 8 a.m. and the talk will begin at 8:15 a.m. Participants will walk the trail to the I-91 bridge site, so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.


BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 8/4/14

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 8/4/14

                   Monday August 4


12:00 am      BCTV Archives: Lisa McCormick in Concert 11/17/07

1:08 am       Howard Coffin: Vermonters at the Battle of Cedar Creek

2:00 am       FSTV Overnight

4:00 am       UVM Comm Med School: Treatments and Risks of Sleep Apnea

5:30 am       Across Our Table - Ep.3


Testosteronic Freaks

As a lifelong opponent of all things patriarchal I remain steadfast against the father-centered family, father-centered society, and father-centered government. For thousands of years the Jews, Christians, Muslims and their derivative cults are the movers behind too much of what is wrongheaded with humans. They claim life is in their beliefs but in its stead they have provided for generation after generation an unrelenting “death-culture” of willfully gross proportions.

Because of their self-sameness I mainly refer to them only as “Jukrislim,” all one of a single group of people. Therefore, the infighting the Jukrislims do is nothing less than cannibalistic in my view and they are destroying themselves and the rest of us inside out.


Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of August 3

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 the height of summer:


Reiki and Flower Essence Therapy
Sota Brand Bio-Turner
Light and Sound Meditation Mind Machines Available
Dr. Hudla Clark Frenquency Generator Available
InterPlay for Fun and [sometimes] for Performance
I’ll Be Your Walking Buddy
Shopping & Errands
Borrow My Post Hole Digger



I have always considered myself to be a zionist. It seemed fair to me that the Jews of the world ought to have a homeland and that a logical place for it would be the place described in the bible as the home of their predecessors: the Hebrews.

 I knew many Palestinians when I lived in Saudi Arabia. They were all professional people holding responsible jobs in the Kingdom and they rarely ever spoke of Palestine. Actually, most of them had earlier moved to other countries like Jordan and got their educations in Europe or the USA.  It never occurred to me that they might have been forced out. One friend, an engineer/contractor, was from Jerusalem. He revealed that his grandfather was the Grand Mufti. I had no idea what a Mufti was, but I later found out that he had the right last name. He, too, never mentioned life in Palestine.


150 Years Ago (1864 8/2)

1 ½ miles from Frederick City, on the Harper's Ferry road,

August 2, 1864.

Dearest Wife,

I think that the last letter was written on the Hills west of Harper's Ferry. In a few minutes after it was finished we all started for Maryland, again marched all night or rather we were marching all night. It took a long time to cross the river. We had no cattle and came along as we were a mind, bathed in the Potomac and stopped where we pleased, calculating to keep near or division. That part of the 8th corps with us led the
column across the river, the 19th corps next, our Corps next, the first division of it leading the 2d ours next, the 3d bringing up the rear, the 2nd Brigade of the 2d, -the one Zopher is in were in rear of train as train guard. I believe the world knows nothing of the number of troops here, or what they are. No newspapers ever mention us.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes -August 5, 2014

Will there be free parking on Martin Luther King Jr. Day? The Brattleboro Selectboard will receive holiday observance options from the Interim Town manager at their first Tuesday meeting of August. They will also hear a preliminary report of the financials of 2014, discuss Entergy funds, hold public hearings for zoning changes, accept grants, and more.

Attend in person or watch on BCTV, and feel free to bring up items not otherwise on the agenda.


Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will hold a special meeting on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 10:00am in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

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


Brattleboro Energy Committee Meeting and Agenda

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will hold a meeting on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

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


Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast Notes - July 25 - Climate Change: Fear or Hope?

Brattleboro Citizens’ Breakfast                                            

July 25, 2014, Gibson-Aiken Center

Climate Change: Should we be Fearful? Or Hopeful?
George Harvey, General Factotum for the Green Energy Times blogging at  geoharvey one of George Harvey’s Blogs

George Harvey was introduced and asked to react to a news article recently quoted in his blog that “No state has done more than California to fight global warming. But a deepening drought could make that battle more difficult and more expensive.” He stated that his pessimism around climate change is based on its effects on nature. Species are going out of existence at the rate of 200 per year and with the increase in global warming that increase in extinction rate is moving from one species every 40 hours to one every ten minutes to one every 50 seconds.


SeVWA's July 30, 2014 River Sampling Day

This past Wednesday, July 30th, marked the fourth sampling day of the season for river monitoring by Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance (SeVWA). Earlier in the week heavy rains and thunderstorms brought severe flooding to some towns in our sampling region which includes the West, Williams, and Saxtons rivers as well as North Branch Brook, Rock River, and the Whetstone Brook.

August is vacation month and as everyone prepares to head to new or traditional vacation places, please think about how you can help to maintain healthy waterways. Some of these ways are complying with boating laws and regulations, carrying out all trash, and making sure harsh chemicals are disposed of properly. Also, checking boating equipment for aquatic invasive species helps to prevent the spread of non-native plants and animals into waterways. Think about the steps of CLEAN, DRAIN and DRY as you recreate on waterbodies or move your activities from one waterbody to another. Taking these steps will help prevent the transport of invasive aquatic species from one waterbody to another.


Weekend Concert Series: Be'la Dona

Be’la Dona is an all-woman DC go go band.

I think I would have liked to have been at this show.


Harvest Health Coupons for EBT Customers at the Farmers Market!

The Brattleboro Farmers Market, open Saturdays 9-2 on Rte 9 in West Brattleboro, and on Wednesdays by the Brattleboro Coop from 10-2, welcomes EBT to participate in the Harvest Health Coupon matching program. Come to market and spend EBT dollars and get *free* matching coupons-- double your money up to $10 per market visit!


I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of August 1


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. This reduction will remain in effect through the Spring of 2016.

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.

Night work on the new bridge will continue at the columns on Route 30. Night work will occur Sunday night, August 3 through Friday night, August 8.


Brattleboro Arts Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 4:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014 - 4:00 PM

1) CoreArts Q&A
2) Harmony Lot mural update
3) Art in Municipal Building / High Grove Lot
4) Other


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