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1835:

Vermont Asylum for the Insane, the 11th mental hospital in the United States, was founded at the first meeting of its board of trustees, with William H. Rockwell as the first superintendent.

1838:

Wanted, An intelligent, faithful laborer, to work on a farm — one who can and will manage and do as well in the absence of the owner as when at home — to commence now for a year. To a good man liberal wages will be given. Inquire at this office.

1838:

Wanted to hire, 4 Pews, well situated, in Rev. A. Brown’s Church. Apply to this office.

1877:

Old age and the dry weather begin at last to tell upon the forest leaves, and Wantastiquet is putting on its beautiful autumn colors, with dots and patches of flaming red, and yellow in various shades, set against the background of green which most of the foliage still wears.

1877:

The Jacksonville stage will adopt the winter arrangement next Monday, leaving here at 2 o’clock, P.M. instead of 6.

1883:

Crowell’s workmen at Highland park have been engaged this week in building the band-stand, which is a plain structure occupying the height north of the reservoir.

1883:

The number of patrons of the public library has now reached 1375.

1883:

The first lot of Higby sewing machines has just been completed.

1894:

Lovers of the succulent bivalve, who are largely dependent upon the Connecticut crop, will be interested to know that the indications are that the present oyster season will yield the greatest harvest in the history of Connecticut oyster growing. It is estimated the harvest will exceed that of 1889, when 1,000,000 bushels were gathered.

1894:

O.F. Beverage, who has been engaged as principal of the Brattleboro High school, was born in North Haven, Maine. He has been unusually successful as a teacher, and the prudential committee consider themselves fortunate in so early securing an able and experienced instructor.

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Sanders Defends Vermont's GMO Labeling Law

WASHINGTON, July 6 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday said legislation that could soon come to the floor of the U.S. Senate would undermine efforts in states around the country to help Americans stay informed about what goes into their food.

“The American people have a right to know what they’re eating,” Sanders said during a press conference on Capitol Hill. “That is why states like Vermont, Maine, Connecticut and Alaska have adopted laws to label goods containing GMOs and why many other states are interested and on the path to do that.”

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Chroma Technology to Expand in Southern Vermont

Bellows Falls, VT – The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation and the Town of Rockingham have announced a development project with Chroma Technology Corp. of Bellows Falls. A successful development process will see Chroma add a 40,000 sf expansion and upwards of 26 new jobs to their existing Imtec Drive location.

“This is a wonderful result after several years of collaboration and discussion with the Town of Rockingham, the Bellows Falls Area Development Corporation and Chroma about the possibilities of relocation or expansion,” said Rockingham Town Manager Willis “Chip” Stearns. “We are pleased Chroma has made this decision and the Selectboard supports this project.”

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Savings Bank of Walpole to Host Community Appreciation Cookouts

Keene, NH— The hot dog days of summer are here and Savings Bank of Walpole is ready to celebrate by hosting two separate Community Appreciation Cookouts as a way to say thank you to both its customers and the community. This is the 10th year the Bank has hosted the cookouts and this year’s events will be held on Friday, July 22nd from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Bank’s 84 Marlboro Street location as well as on Sunday, July 24th beginning at 5:00 p.m. on the Green in Walpole.

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Movie Monday

July Showings

THE POLITICAL GAMES

 Movies starring:

July 11th
– Carey Mulligan &  Helena Bonham-Carter – 10 am

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - week of July 5

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 the height of summer:

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):

Daylilies - Stella d Oro
Garden Advisor
Reduce your Monthly Phone Bill
Learn How to Put Pictures into your Offer or Request
Need Help with your Computer or Router?
Need Help with your Android Smartphone or Tablet?

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Brattleboro Area Hospice to offer "2nd Thursdays in the Memorial Garden" on July 14th

Brattleboro, VT. A brief community memorial service will take place on Thursday July 14th from 5:30-6:00 at the Hospice Memorial Garden located at Living Memorial Park in Brattleboro. The short program will consist of readings of inspirational poems and brief reflections on grief and loss, an opportunity to decorate a memorial stone to place in the garden or take home, and some quiet time to enjoy the beauty of the garden. Everyone is invited to this free event.

This new offering from Brattleboro Area Hospice is called “2nd Thursdays in the Memorial Garden”, and it will be repeated on August 11th and September 8th. The facilitator is Connie Baxter, BAH Bereavement Care Coordinator.

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Brattleboro Sprouting AirBnB Options

One of the things I learned over the weekend is that Brattleboro is home to quite a few AirBnB rentals. If you haven’t heard of it, it is an online service to connect people with spare rooms and houses with vacation rental seekers, and to facilitate payments.

The first one I learned of when my sister was booking a stay. “Is this near you?” as she showed me a photo of the house directly opposite ours. She made her reservation. (Other family members followed up with other rentals about town.)

Doing a quick search for a trip to Brattleboro this coming weekend shows at least 7 locations in town, with an average $95 a night fee for services provided.

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Not as Nature Intended - The Vogue of Smooth Pudenda

Warning! This article contains adult related content. Viewer discretion is advised.

It might have been lice and crabs that first prompted men and women to deforest their pubic hairs. It was much easier to remove the offending critters by “deforestation” than to try pick the nits off through a tangle of curly hair. If you look at paintings and sculptures of nude men and women over time, however, curiously, they often have no genital hair. Historically, I haven’t found an explanation for this. Nevertheless, our recorded history of pubic hair removal dates back to antiquity. Our forebears of civilizations in Egyptian, Greek and Roman societies employed pubic hair removal, but it was more likely on a courtesan level.

It was the wealthy, upperclasses and monarchal courts who would have the free time to cosset themselves in the vogue and erotica of smooth pudenda. It was the poor, incoherent, uneducated masses who missed out on the fun erotica of the times. Perhaps, they devised their own?

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Happy 4th of July

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Weekend Creativity Series - The Blank Page

Saturday, after 19 years together, Lise and I got married.

In honor of the occasion, this weekend's creativity column is simply a blank page. Who knows what it might bring?

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BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 7/4/2016

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 7/4/16

Monday, July 4, 2016

12:00 am Springfield Community Chorus: Hydn's Creation 6/6/16

2:00 am Chemical Nation: How Americans Became Guinea Pigs

3:15 am Nuclear Free Future: Children Suffer Nuclear Impact Worldwide

3:50 am Storycraft - Art Bell on Film Making

4:30 am Life of the Party: First Date Steak

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Celebrate 260 Years Profitable Genocide - African Slaves Native Americans Mexicans Filipinos etc.

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Independence Holiday in the USA becomes a time when citizens tend to reflect on the nations two hundred forty year history. It is a history typical of six European empires in the areas of genocide and plunder. US genocides perpetrated after 1945 will be prosecuted once economic power shifts to a China led plundered world. A plethora of lawsuits for restitution will make past illegal wars woefully unprofitable.

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Bernie On Stage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJAHm0JQtK0

(If There Were No Rich Men - Capitol Steps)

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VT Democratic Party Violates Their Own Platform By Excluding Candidates!

One look at Robert Oeser's list of gubernatorial candidate forums and you can find out that there is one candidate who has been excluded: Cris Ericson was excluded because she doesn't have a $400,000. campaign account, PROVING THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN VERMONT IS IN VIOLATION OF THEIR OWN PLATFORM!

Look at the ballot! Cris Ericson for U.S. Senator: Patrick Leahy refuses to participate in a forum or debate with her. Cris Ericson for Governor: Sue Minter, Matt Dunne, and Peter Galbraith have conspired to exclude her from debates and forums. Not one of them is a true Democrat! Not one of them embraces real Democracy!

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Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman was a physicist (won a Nobel). 

He also played the Bongo Drums.

And, he loved Orange Juice.

Enjoy this little interlude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ks8gsK22PA

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Tornado Watch

Tornado
Watch  Issued: 7:03 PM EDT Jul. 1, 2016 –
National Weather Service

Tornado
Watch 313 remains in effect until 1000 PM EDT for the following locations  VT

.    Vermont counties included are  Bennington 
&  Windham            

 

Areal
Flood Advisory  Issued: 6:16 PM EDT Jul.
1, 2016 – National Weather Service

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - July 5, 2016

The Brattleboro Selectboard will meet on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 6:15pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center. ASL interpreters will be available for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community members.

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

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Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee Agenda

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11:15am at Marlboro College Graduate Center in the VCIL conference room.

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

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Links to Help you Decide & Vote in the August Primary [Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast List]


​Vermont Candidates On Community Health: Gubernatorial Forum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb6l9CrZPrE

​Southern Vermont economy gets eye of gubernatorial hopefuls
https://vtdigger.org/2016/06/28/southern-vermont-economy-gets-eye-of-gub...

VT Governor's Candidate Forum - Brattleboro American Legion 6/28/16
​​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj6_5-l8Ego​

On line: VPR Meet the Candidates page
http://digital.vpr.net/post/meet-candidates-governor-vermont#stream/0

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Every-Other-Week Trash Pick Up Begins in Brattleboro on July 11th!

On July 11th Brattleboro curbside trash-recycling-compost pick up with transition. 

While recycling and compost will continue to be picked up every week, trash will be picked up every-other-week!

Trash will be picked up on an "A" - "B" alternating weekly schedule.  To find out whether your street is and "A" or "B" street consult the town-wide mailing you received about a month ago or go to the town website (www.brattleboro.org) and click on "Bi-weekly trash pickup information" under "NEWS" on the right hand side of the Home Page. Then click on "List of A/B Streets."  Or you can call the town at 251-8103.

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