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1838:

Lyceum. Next Tuesday evening, at half past 6 o’clock. After the lecture the following resolution will be introduced. Resolved, That there are no just grounds for the present rebellion in Canada, and that the party calling themselves Patriots are not worthy of sympathy from the citizens of the States.

1844:

Shingles and Granite. Wanted, 40M. shaved Spruce Shingles, all heart stuff; 300 feet Granite, by Williston & Tyler.

1844:

Cords and Tassels, Fringes and Gimps, this day received by Dickinson, Day & Co.

1849:

Vt. and Mass. and Conn. River Railroads. The cars on both these roads now run regularly to the Junction in Vernon, 10 miles from this village. All the grading and mason work is completed, and the sleepers laid. The rails are also laid for some distance this side of Vernon. By the middle of February, at least, we may expect to hear the whistle of the steamhorse in this neighborhood.

1849:

Another case of small pox has occurred in this town, in the family of Mr. Newman Allen, about a mile north of the village, on the Newfane road. No intercourse is allowed between the family of Mr. Allen and other citizens.

1856:

The last session of our Legislature passed an act providing for the appointment of surveyors of wood and bark.

1872:

We are glad to announce the success of the $30,000 joint stock association which is to engage in the manufacture of furniture at Centreville. It is proposed to build a shop 40 by 100 feet.

1872:

Diaries, almanacs and registers for the current year are still to be had at Cheney & Clapp’s.

1877:

This idea of “protection to animals” is all well enough, and the horse is a noble animal; but when one of them plants himself directly across a street crossing, and hasn’t the politeness to budge an inch when you wish to cross, your admiration of the animal somehow oozes out, and you long for the organization of a Society for the Promotion of Good Manners among Horses and Common Sense among Horse Owners.

1883:

Telephonic communication was had Wednesday between the Brattleboro exchange and Springfield, Mass, via Jacksonville, Shelburne Falls and Greenfield.

1894:

It is understood that Columbus and Queen Isabelle have arrived in town, and will remain until after the fair of the Universalist ladies next Thursday evening.

1894:

Walter F. Goddard, the bookbinder, has sold his house on Canal street to Assistant Treasurer John C. DeWitte of the Brattleboro savings bank.

1894:

J.B. Randoll is putting the machinery in place in the knitting needle factory in Harmony block. He expects to begin operations next week.

1923:

Fred H. Harris was named president of the newly formed Eastern United States Ski Association.

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Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda - November 22, 2016

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at 5:30pm in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center. Note the revised time of the meeting. ASL interpreters will NOT be available at this meeting.

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

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Vermont Cheeses Honored as Finalists for the 2017 Good Food Awards

Vermont Cheese Council members chosen for commitment to Good Food Foundation standards

Randolph, VT: Five Vermont Cheesemakers were honored in San Francisco on Monday when the Good Food Awards announced its 2017 nominees for the Good Food Awards. Along with the Vermont Cheese Council members, six long time artisan food exhibitors who participate in the annual Vermont Cheesemakers Festival were honored as well.

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To My Fantastic Bicycle Commuting Friends

Thank you for your commitment to keeping your fossil fuel intake to a minumum. You are all awesome. We appreciate you and many of us envy you! I've enjoyed seeing more and more of my friends peddling around town doing errands and commuting to work. This is a great example of people working together for our collective future.

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Brattleboro Union High School Finance Committee Meeting

Brattleboro Union High School
Finance Committee Meeting – Monday November 21, 2016
8:00 am James E Kane Conference Room

Robert Woodworth, Ruth Barton, Shaun Murphy, Michael Collier, Frank Rucker, Steve Perrin

Agenda

1. FY18 Budget Development: District Wide programs / Senior High Budget

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Long Distance Local Scam Calls?

Recently, our caller ID has shown us calls that identify as though they come from the Bratt Chamber and Famolare, Inc, and the phone numbers listed appear as the correct 802 numbers. When answered they were long distance, foreign-sounding folks making the calls.

Anyone else getting odd long-distance calls from what appear to be local numbers and ID's?

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of November 21st

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.

To reduce congestion on I-91, both Exit 3 on ramps will be closed on Sunday, November 27th (Sunday after Thanksgiving) from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (I-91 will remain open). Traffic conditions on both I-91 and through the town will be monitored closely throughout the day. Should traffic congestion become an issue, the ramps may be re-opened until traffic conditions improve. This will be managed actively throughout the day until peak traffic volumes have passed.

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Brattleboro Winter Parking Ban

The Brattleboro Parking Department would like to advise everyone that the winter parking ban will go into effect, starting Friday, November 18, 2016. Overnight parking is forbidden on all streets in the town of Brattleboro. Vehicles parked for longer than one (1) hour between 11:00pm and 07:00am may be ticketed and towed at the owners expense.

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Selectboard Meeting Notes: Um, But We Said To Vote Against It

David Schoales' recent vote as Brattleboro’s representative to the Windham Solid Waste District was called into question by fellow board members who were shocked to learn that he had voted in favor of something the Brattleboro Selectboard had recently resolved to be against.  His vote has now been scheduled as a discussion topic for a December meeting, and he may be facing removal from his position as representative.

FY18 budget revenues, projects and expenses were the kick-off topics in the annual budget setting process. The board is learning what town staff propose, and are beginning to question and push back on items. Do we really need to replace the fire truck that failed inspection? Budget meetings will continue into January.

The skatepark and dog park projects were approved by the state, with permits granted for work to get underway. Brattleboro may have some permanent micro housing for the homeless, and the new West Brattleboro fire station walls will have better moisture control thanks in part to someone noticing and asking questions.

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Postpubescent Tumescence - The Sexual Twilight Zone

When researching the age of consent within the context of the history of human sexuality in western civilization, the most notable consequence of archaic patriarchal sex laws is the dehumanizing effect on sexual norms. In the United States, the very phrase, “sexual norms” in fact, advances the denial and deprivation of individual positive biological sexual functions and qualities. Those functions are grounded in the physiology and age of individuals from postpubescence throughout adulthood. They should not be based on arbitrary or moral legal-age limits and norms.

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BUHS Finance Committee Meeting

Brattleboro Union High School
Finance Committee Meeting – Thursday November 17, 2016
8:00 am James E Kane Conference Room

Robert Woodworth, Ruth Barton, Shaun Murphy, Michael Collier, Frank Rucker, Keith Lyman, Steve Perrin

Agenda

1. Approval of Warrants:

2. Approval of Payrolls:

3. FY18 Budget Development: BAMS and WRCC review

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MAX Bus?

Has anyone tried the MAX bus to Boston yet? Any advice for others?

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Patriots/Seahawks Field Size Flag Smaller Than Mile Long Green Flag of Million Libyans for Gaddafi

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The explosive difference between a flag honoring in a pre-game show of proud and comfortable patriotism with young Americans smartly saluting, and the flag in a flash back to 2011 and a small African nation’s brave and desperate show of patriotism in the face of its destruction was described at the Nuremberg Trials. Seek truth!

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BCTV Schedules For Week of 11/14/16

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 11/14/16

Monday, November 14, 2016

12:30 am Express Fluency: French with Sabrina Janczak Part 1 of 4

2:50 am Lit Fest 2016: Gandhi, Hegedus, Turk

4:00 am Springfield Steampunk Festival: Building Fictional Worlds

5:00 am GMMT: Friday News Show

5:25 am Open Studio: 2016 Project Feed the Thousands

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Tyrelle Appleton joins the Vermont African American Heritage Trail Initiative

Brattleboro. Tyrelle Appleton has joined Vermont Partnership as Interim Director of Marketing for its Vermont African American Heritage Trail Initiative. “Appleton brings crucial expertise in the field of social media to promote the heritage trail to the multicultural marketplace,” notes Curtiss Reed, Jr., executive director of Vermont Partnership for Fairness & Diversity.

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The Morning After

Although I voted for Jill Stein this year and for Obama in his first term, I am so glad Trump won. 

 I admit that I am late to the game. It started at the age 58 in 2008. That is when  I became an activist. 15,000 hours of research later, 3 remixed films, dozens of videos, 3 websites, a magazine prototype, blah blah, blah and here I am. My take away from all of this is that government routinely omits, deceives and lies to the public in an attempt to engineer our perceptions and control our beliefs and opinions.  MSM (mainstream media) is the principle agent of this deception. 

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Eagle Eye View of Brattleboro

Here is a photo of Brattleboro from high in sky taken by my brother from his small plane. Enjoy! I had two more photos that I wanted to share here but they are too big to be shown here.

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Post Election Blues

I was very wrong about this election.  I started saying "It's going to be Hillary" back in June and I said it so many times, I started to believe it myself. Clinton had it in the bag, a done deal.  I couldn't imagine a scenario in which Trump could win, given all the negative stories about him and the number of people who seemed to hate him.  And then Trump got out to an early lead and stayed there. I was confused at first, and almost as incredulous as the PBS News Hour staff at midnight on  Election Day -- where were those big piles of Hillary votes that were going to drop in at the last minute to save the day?  They just weren't there.  All the same, I bravely went to bed shortly after 1 AM thinking, when I wake up, maybe it'll be different -- or at least, I'll be better able to deal with it. But, when I woke up very early the next morning, my partner in crime, who had stayed up to see the final results, muttered sleepily, "President Trump," and I knew the unimaginable had happened.  Donald Trump, President of the United States.  Even now, it feels weird to type it.

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VFW Lunch Specials Nov. 14th - Nov. 18th

The Brattleboro VFW at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Mon - Fri from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Specials are only $5.50 a plate. Burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken wings, soups and sandwiches are also available.

Mon - BLT w/ soup
Tues - Swedish meatballs over noodles w/ veg.
Wed - Chicken a la king w/ a roll
Thur - teriyaki pork w/ fried rice
Fri - shrimp jambalaya

If you have more than 4 people in your group, please call ahead of time at 257-0438. Take out orders are available, and some specials sell out fast.

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Vets Day Postmortem: Trump No To Regime Change Death/Destruction Ali/King Called Vietnam Genocide

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Current US President elect denounced the “death and destruction” brought down on the the Middle East under the outgoing Democratic administration Obama and Sec. of State Hillary. If the wholesale and genocidal destruction of 3 wealthy Arab oil nations is now a discredited activity by US President-elect Donald Trump how the hell can Americans who are veterans of bringing about this “death and destruction” be hailed as heroes?

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Anomalies in the Presidential Election

The attached jpg file documents inexplicable anomalies between the presidential election results and exit polls, based on screen shots of news broadcasts taken election night by Jonathan Simon of Code Red.

According to the exit polls, which were conducted by Edison Research for the National Election Pool, a consortium of ABC News, The Associated Press, CBSNews, CNN, Fox News and NBC News, Clinton won four key battleground states (NC, PA, WI, and FL) in the 2016 Presidential Election that she went on to lose in the computerized vote counts.  With these states Clinton would have won the Electoral College with a count of 302 versus 205 for Trump.  Clinton also won the national exit poll by 3.2%, according to the exit polls, but only received a narrow lead in the reported vote count.

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