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1849:

Glue. A Very superior article of Glue for sale low by Williston & Tyler.

1866:

The Fair held at the Town Hall on Wednesday evening last, by the ladies of the Episcopal Church, was well attended and was a very pleasant gathering. The hall was tastefully decorated, the articles for sale were prepared with great taste, the refreshments were tempting to the appetite, and the music was delightful.

1877:

The new White Mountain express train appears to have had the effect of cutting off Brattleboro’s supply of summer visitors, none having stopped here since that train commenced running.

1877:

Horse-trading gypsies are about.

1883:

New potatoes of home production are now quite abundant, and retail at 90 cents to $1 a bushel.

1883:

O. L. Miner has already handled some 40,000 to 50,000 pounds of wool purchased in this vicinity since the season’s clip.

1888:

The strawberry season has been long drawn out this year. Stickney Bros. had a bushel of good berries from Wilmington on Tuesday.

1888:

The largest pair of dray horses ever seen in Brattleboro were brought in from Ohio by C. P. Gibson on Tuesday. The horses weigh 1770 and 1750 pounds, respectively, and are as handsome as they are big. They are a cross between Norman Percheron and Clydesdales They were bought by E. E. Stockwell, who now has them in use.

1894:

The Swedish Lutheran church on West street will be dedicated Wednesday, Aug, 22.

1927:

Colonel Charles Lindbergh flies over Brattleboro and drops a letter for residents.

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The Root Forum: Decolonizing for Indigenous Sovereignty

“If you're not aware of your location in relation to the indigenous people's liberation struggles of whose lands you’re on, then any liberation that you're fighting for is still gonna be colonization." - Klee Benally, Navajo artist and activist of Big Mountain, Black Mesa, AZ

The Root is working to gain a deeper understanding of what this means so that we can be in solidarity with indigenous liberation. We live, work, and organize on colonized land. The history of the Native people in the Connecticut River Valley has been intentionally and violently replaced. What we have learned about the place where we live is from a colonizer perspective. To decolonize our minds and our spaces it is crucial to un-learn the history of this river valley, so that we can better understand the Indigenous narrative.

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Breakfast Menu - June

JUNE BREAKFAST MENUS

June 3rd – Scrambled Eggs w/Boursin Cheese & Spinach, Vegetable Hash w/Celeriac, Turnip & Carrots, Scone,  Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee.

June 7th - Corned Beef Hash, Scrambled Eggs, Muffin, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee

June 10th  –Breakfast Sandwich w/Egg, Cheese & Sausage, Home Fries,  Fruit, Juice, Yogurt Parfait , Coffee

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Weekly Menu

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu June 1 to June 3

June 1 - Salad Bar

Lettuce, tomato, Potato Salad,

Cheese, Boiled Eggs, Sliced Chicken,

Green Salad Fixings

Fruit Salad

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Democratic Party Turning Out to Be the Biggest Hypocrites in Vermont!

The Democratic Party in Vermont is turning out to be a bunch of flaming hypocrites!

I'm not listing all the forums I have not been included in as a Democratic Party candidate for Governor of Vermont, but this is the most recent one I found out about today that I have been excluded from; and now I can see the Democrats for their true colors.

I have not yet been invited to any Governor candidate forum or debate in Brattleboro.

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New Scam - U.S. Government Grant Dept

I’ve been called several times from the “U.S. Government Grant Dept.” in Washington DC, informing me that I have been selected to receive a $7000 grant that I “will never have to pay back”.  The callers speak strange English. Not Indian Maybe Philippine.

Be aware!

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Lost Beagle in Brattleboro

I was just at Avenue Grocery on Western Ave and learned that there is a missing beagle somewhere in Brattleboro.

The dog was in Harmony Lot with its owner, got spooked and ran away. I was told that it is a shelter dog, named Gypsy, and could be anywhere from downtown to I-91.

If you see a confused, scared beagle out there, get in touch with Avenue Grovery and they can put you in touch with the owner.

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Guilford Plays Premiere this Weekend

Guilford Center Stage begins its second season with the premiere of a pair of one-act plays by Guilford playwright, Michael Nethercott, who also directs the production.   “Nocturne Titanica” is a unique take on the sinking of the Titanic. “The Lace Jury” is based on the first American all-women jury of the 20th century.  Interestingly, the historic events on which the plays are based happened within 6 months of each other in 1911 and 1912.

There will be three performances: Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4 at 7:30 pm, and a matinee on Sunday, June 5 at 2 pm. at Broad Brook Grange.

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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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