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An adjourned meeting in relation to sinking Reservoirs in Main street, will be held at the Hotel of Maj. Smith on this (Thursday) evening. A punctual attendance is requested.


We understand that most of the Irishmen on the Connecticut River Line, as well as on Vermont and Massachusetts, have gone to work again at the old price.


The Burlington Free Press announces that it is soon to be issued daily. If it has success equal to its merits, it will not want for patronage or support.


Another of those private theatrical representations that contribute so much to the pleasure of our villagers, was given at the Wesselhoeft Water Cure, on Thursday evening.


It is about twenty years since a concerted movement was made in this village for the improvement of the district schools. It was efficient, resulting in the establishment of our High school in addition to four primary schools. The system of special superintendence is working its way in Massachusetts slowly but steadily. I wish our people at least seriously to consider it.


Some graceless young scamps thought they were doing a smart thing in stealing the maple sap of a “poor, lone widow” on Elliot street, last week; but their triumph was of short duration. Their depredations had been discovered by the widow, and the epidemic-like prevalence of concurrent emesis and catharsis on that street, all the next day, told how faithfully the tartar emetic did its work.


Counterfeit $3 bills on the Bank of Brattleboro, have been circulating in Albany.


The sugar season has got along so much earlier than usual this year, that many farmers were unprepared, and lost the first flow of sap; and as the frost is already nearly out of the ground, the amount of sugar cannot be made large. Ten thousand eight hundred pounds were received at the express office in this village on Wednesday last, making with that received during the three days previous a total of 15 1/2 tons forwarded to the city markets.


A petition is now in circulation, and is receiving numerous signatures, which asks that Kellogg hill on High street be reduced to a grade of 4 degrees and Charlier hill to a grade of 3 1/2 degrees. The petition also proposes to straighten Green street and bring it to a grade of 3 1/2 or 4 degrees between Jacob Marsh’s house and Elliot street.


Heaviest snow of season - record for month 38 inches.


The spiritualists of Brattleboro and vicinity are to hold a convention in the town hall on Saturday and Sunday, April 1st and 2d, celebrating the 31st anniversary of modern spiritualism. There will be three sessions each day, with good speakers and mediums in attendance.


St Patrick’s day will be celebrated this evening by an entertainment at the town hall in which the children will take a leading part.


The contract for carrying the mails between the East and West villages for a term of four years, has again been awarded to Warren F. Walker.


Crosby & Co. have received their elevator for the use of the Brattleboro Overall company, and a man from Worcester is here to put it in.


Gov. Fuller, who returned from his western trip last week, reports that the preparations for the World’s Fair are well advanced, the buildings being in excellent shape for the exhibits.


The Brattleboro Jelly company has this week decided to continue its business in Brattleboro instead of accepting any of the inducements offered by out-of-town parties.


C.E. Allen’s greenhouse No. 1 collapsed yesterday morning on account of the weight of snow which fell upon it the previous night. The sides of the greenhouse spread and let the top fall into the middle. Not much damage was done.

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Chicken Salad Sandwich

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Old Sneakers

Anybody got a pair or two of old sneakers they’re not using?

I want to tie the laces together and toss them over the telephone wires.

It pisses off the neighbors who insist that it identifies places to buy drugs.

I got news  4 U

If you sell drugs, you don’t need a billboard.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - March 20, 2018

At the next regular meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard, five local establishments will discuss recent liquor violations and corrective actions taken since. If the board is satisfied with their responses, they’ll be granted their annual liquor license renewals.

Other items on the agenda include a new contract with the Brattleboro Firefighters Association, a monthly finance report, a report from and appointment to the Windham Regional Commission, and some grant matters. 

For Representative Town Meeting fans, there is also the annual assignment of motions on articles, when board members traditionally squirm as the longest-to-read article is assigned.


Pottery Seconds Sale at the Winter Farmers' Market Saturday

Pottery Seconds Sale at the farmers market this week!

Susan Dunning and Mathew Meunier will be lightening their load. Great savings on those one of a kind pieces of pottery!

Watch beautiful Windsor style chairs being crafted by hand by Bigan Fard of One World.

And of course where better to stock up on local basics like produce, apples, meat, bread & eggs, as well as those special treats, preserves, handcrafted teas, salves and more. Meet up with a friend over a delicious lunch and enjoy the sounds of Ireland by Inisheer from 11-1 in the cafe.

Credit, Debit & EBT accepted. Crop Cash Coupons let 3SquaresVT/SNAP EBT customers turn $10 in $20 and take home more fresh fruits and veggies every week!


Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Informational Forum and District Caucuses


Brattleboro Town Schoolboard will hold a pre-town meeting information forum on Wednesday, March 21 at Oak Grove School beginning at 7:00 PM in the Gym. At 6:30 p.m., town meeting members of each district will be available to meet with constituents to offer residents an opportunity to share their views and discuss articles to be voted on at the annual meeting. Also, at that time, Districts 1 and 3 will be accepting nominations to fill town meeting member vacancies for 1 year.

District 1 has ten seats to appoint and District 3 has six seats to appoint.


No Uprising Gaddafi Loved by Libyans Confessed Italian PM Berlusconi As Italian NATO Planes Bombed

Peoples History Briefings

"If you don't know history, it's like you were born yesterday; anyone up there in a position of power can tell you anything and you have no way of checking up on it." Howard Zinn (author of A People's History of the United States)
Now Documented! An Enormous Amount of Past Criminally Faked News Promoting Invasions and Bombings by Commercial Media - Some Even Admitted!

Readers can challenge US NATO UN justifications for ongoing deadly invasions and bombings by pointing to the now obvious self-indicting past lies and fake news which promoted past ‘humanitarian interventions’ that are now proven to have been indisputably fully prosecutable crimes of genocide.


Shanta Lee Gander Presents: Lucy Speaks: Rights, Witness and Voice

Lucy Terry Prince is considered the nation's first African American poet, who raised her family and fought to keep her land in Guilford Vermont. 

Join us at Brooks Memorial Library on Wednesday, April 25th, at 7 pm as storyteller and writer Shanta Lee Gander engages us in a conversation about rights, witness and voice through the lens of Lucy Terry Prince's life. This interactive presentation will include a live performance of Lucy's only surviving poem, "Bars Fight."


Childcare Will Be Provided At This Year's Representative Town Meeting

Town Meeting representatives, WSESU officials, and Town officials have collaborated to offer free childcare services at this year’s Representative Town Meeting on March 24. This is intended to remove a barrier for parents of children between the ages of 4 and 13 who had previously declined to participate in Representative Town Meeting due to childcare concerns. Plans are still being finalized and this year’s service is considered a “trial run” for potentially providing this service for future meetings. Here are the details:

Location: A room at BAMS near the Multi-Purpose Room where Representative Town Meeting is held
Hours: 8am until the end of the meeting (except during the lunch break)
Ages: 4 – 13 (no diapers)


Artist Opening at MGFA: Matt Brown, "Conversations with Color Woodblock Prints"

March 22 - May 6: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is pleased to exhibit new and select woodblock prints by Matt Brown in Conversations with Color Woodblock Prints. An Artist Opening Reception will take place Thursday, March 22 from 5-7pm. The gallery will host an Artist Talk Saturday, April 21 at 5pm, which will feature a live demonstration in printmaking by Brown. 

Following the Japanese hanga method, the printmaking technique used by Hokusai and Hiroshige, each of Brown’s prints is  created entirely by hand using water and pigments applied to multiple carved wooden blocks. Each woodblock corresponds to one color within a print and each is transferred to paper by a small hand-held baren. 


Brattleboro Union High School Board Agenda

All newly elected school directors must take their Oath of Office prior to participation in the meeting.

53 Green Street Brattleboro, VT 05301


The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 19, 2018 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.


Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers, Everybody Loves Pirates!

Sandglass Theater’s Winter Sunshine Series continues on Saturday, March 17th with two performances of Everybody Loves Pirates! by Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers  at Sandglass Theater in Putney at 11 AM and 2 PM. Eight-year-old Lucy and her pal Little Chucky are searching for buried treasure, but a gang of bumbling pirates keeps getting in the way!  Reserve your tickets by calling (802)387-4051 or email info@sandglasstheater.org.


Eastes, Spencer, Keelan in Concert at Main Street Arts

AXTONS RIVER, Vt. – Main Street Arts concludes this year’s Hands-on music series with a concert Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m.

Three Quirky Composers; Beethoven, Hayden and Dvorak features Zon Eastes on cello, Peggy Spencer on violin and Hugh Keelan at the piano.

Keelan has conducted orchestras throughout the world and is currently the conductor of the Windham Orchestra. He has collaborated with the great artists of our times, including Solti, Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Shura Cherkassky, Maurice Sendak and Tom Stoppard.


Vermont Jazz Center Presents: Donny McCaslin Quartet f. Jason Lindner in A Tribute to David Bowie

The Vermont Jazz Center Presents the Donny McCaslin Quartet 

Performance date - Saturday, March 24th, 2018 at 8:00 PM

The Vermont Jazz Center welcomes innovative composer/saxophonist Donny McCaslin to the stage on March 24th at 8:00 PM. He will perform with his touring quartet that includes Jason Lindner on keyboards, Jonathan Maron of Groove Collective on bass and Nate Wood of Kneebody on drums. McCaslin and Lindner performed on David Bowie’s final album, Blackstar, which earned 5 Grammy Awards; it was released two days after Bowie’s death from liver cancer. McCaslin accepted the Grammy for Best Rock Performance on Bowie’s behalf in 2016. In his acceptance speech at the award ceremony, McCaslin stated “the course of my life as an artist and person changed when I met David in the summer of 2014. Working with him introduced me to an artistic genius, a kind man and a funny-as-hell guy. In one email during the early stages of recording Blackstar, he sent me the following message: ‘Donny, the structure of the song is sound, but now we need to throw a penlight beam on the rest like a P.I. scouting a motel room. I’m so excited I just vomited up a 1967 Mercedes.’ That’s how it was with him: collaborative, funny and always ready to try new things.”


Chief Earl Cavangh - The Kindest Salty Dog

Our shipmate, friend, Earl Cavanagh, passed on. Much love to Nancy Cavanagh, and family. Zoe Kopp and Namaya Art Rat Peace.

“Chief Earl Cavanagh the Kindest Salty Dog”

The ships bells rang out on the ship last night
Midnight watch Chief Earl took the wheel.
“Raise the damn sails high! To the morning light”
While storms raged, he stood there like steel

Main mast bending and near cracking with each howl
Deadly storms raged starboard to port
And the wind blew with each ferocious yowl.


Trump’s First Commandment

Thou shalt not criticize the POTUS, especially if that POTUS is me!


Ukulele-in-a-Day Quickstart Workshop for Total Beginners! Sun. April 8.

UKULELE-in-a-DAY is baaaaaack!

Sunday, April 8. Brattleboro Music Center
No musical background needed! Ukuleles available.
10:00 am-3:00 pm. $125.
Family discounts available. Accessible venue.
Big Giant Fun Guaranteed!
Taught by Lisa McCormick.


Spring Art Classes at The Drawing Studio

Hello Everyone,

The Drawing Studio is enrolling for Spring classes beginning in April. We offer traditional and experimental classes in Drawing, Color Mixing and Painting, along with critique groups for artists and private lessons. There are also weekly drop in figure drawing sessions for those who like to work independently.

The studio is located on Williams Street in Brattleboro along the beautiful Whetstone Brook and is a perfect place for creative work. We also have a wonderful art research library. Check out the website and see what we offer!


Modern Policing

The British invented modern policing in the early 19th century, establishing the ‘Peelian Principles’ of policing by consent. (After Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel)   http://www.lacp.org/2009-Articles-Main/062609-Peels9Principals-SandyNazemi.htm

One of those principles is “to use only the minimum degree of physical force which is necessary on any particular
occasion for achieving a police objective“.


BCTV Schedules Week of 3/12/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 3/12/18

Monday, March 12, 2018

2:15 am UVM Extension - Master Gardener on Beekeeping

4:21 am International Festival: Japanese Dance & Taiko Drumming

5:00 am Green Mtn Mornings Tonight - GMMT: Friday News Show 3/2/18

5:25 am Northern Roots Traditional Music Festival - Northern Roots 2018

7:30 am The World Fusion Show - Ep 18 - Eshagh Shaoul


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 Mon-Fri from 11:30 - 1:30. Specials listed below are only $6 a plate. Hand made burger, fries, sweet potato fries, wings, onion rings, soups and sandwiches are also available. Take outs available by calling 257-0438.

Mar. 12th - Mar. 16th
Mon - liver & onions w/ mashed potatoes and brown sugar carrots
Tues - hot dogs, chili, homemade baked beans
Wed - goulash w/ salad
Thur - corned beef dinner
Fri - seafood salad roll w/ coleslaw & chips


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