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1840:

Hygean Pills. Genuine Hygean Pills, for sale by Dutton & Clark & Co.

1840:

Dr. Judkins’ Specific Ointment (Price 50 Cents.) This invaluable medicine is celebrated for curing the following diseases: White swellings of every description; Sore legs and ulcers of long standing; Rheumatic pains of the joints; Sprains and bruises of every description; Chilblains, or parts affected by frost (sure cure). This medicine is highly recommended for the above diseases, which can be showed by numerous certificates. For sale by Dutton, Clark, & Co.

1845:

The Orthodox Meeting House in West Brattleboro was burnt to the ground on Sunday morning last. A pretty brisk fire had been kept up during the morning which was excessively cold. At 9 o’clock the first bell was rung, and the sexton left the house. In less than half an hour the smoke and fire was seen bursting from every window, and within an hour it was entirely in ruins. The house was quite old, being, we believe, the first meeting house ever built in town, and was somewhat out of repair.

1857:

We are informed by F.H. Fessenden, Clerk of School District No. 2, that the population of this district, which composes the Village of Brattleboro, was, on the first day of January, 2765. The number of scholars, 581.

1861:

The center building and the six wings of the Vermont Asylum are to be enlarged by the addition of another story during the coming season. The roofs will be raised and the additional story be constructed top of the others. The central building will be ornamented by the addition of a dome. The enlargement will be under the supervision of Thomas Siloway, the architect of the State House. This addition will give relief for a while at least, to the present plethoric condition of the Institution.

1873:

A young man of this place, a spirit medium, name not given, is engaged in the completion of Charles Dickens’s unfinished story entitled “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” The medium, it is said, works three evenings a week, accomplishing eight to ten pages at a sitting.

1873:

Asylum matters: Preparations are now in progress for the erection of a new building parallel with and running east from the main structure, which will be devoted to the exclusive occupancy of patients of the worst class.

1873:

The old brick church on School street was sold at auction on Saturday to Ira Pierce for $2400. It is to be fitted up for tenements.

1879:

A request is made that village bylaws be enforced regarding coasting.

1879:

The third child of Mr. and Mrs. John Roess, whom we referred to last week as being dangerously ill from scarlet fever, died on Thursday afternoon. A fourth child is ill with the fever, but is in a fair way to recover.

1890:

A kindergarten for children between three and six will be opened by Miss Fitts at her home on the corner of Oak and Chapin streets next Monday. The sessions will be from 9 till 12 o’clock each morning.

1890:

The seats for the Howe concert sold rapidly, practically all being taken by Saturday night. A full house is thus assured.

1896:

The Barnum & Bailey circus will exhibit in Brattleboro July 10th next. A contract was made a few days ago by the Central Vermont railroad company to bring the circus from Millers Falls and back.

1896:

The senior town auditor unwittingly locked an Oak street matron into the vault in the town clerk’s office in the town house while the visitors were inspecting the building on Saturday. Being informed of the fact he gallantly determined to set matters right and not being able to find the combination of the vault door he got a ladder and released his prisoner by way of Col. Haskin’s fire proof window.

1896:

The selectmen are enlarging the dressing rooms under the stage in the auditorium. They are also putting in set wash bowls in each room and are sheathing the sides of the rooms near the wall. The doors from the outer corridor into the new part of the house are being changed so as to swing outward.

1922:

Brattleboro Trust Company buys the Crosby Block on Main Street in downtown Brattleboro.

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Weekend Creativity Series: Editing as Punctuation in Film

Here’s a short video essay on film editing by Max Tohline.

One of its premises is that anything can be made to mean anything through editing. It’s true, and something we should all keep in mind as we go about existing in a world filled with media.

Tohline says that editing acts as punctuation in films, and helps with expressing relationships and new modes of thinking.

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Looking for 3 Yards of Manure Delivered

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American Legion Post 5 Honors Soldiers Killed in Action in Vietnam: SP4 Darwin James "Tim" Delano

On Saturday, November 21, Brattleboro’s American Legion Post 5 will honor local soldiers killed in action during the Vietnam War.

A ceremony, at the post home on Linden Street, will include students from Brattleboro Union High School reading the names and a brief biography of each of the 11 men, followed by a brief address by Dr.
Robert Tortolani, a combat battalion surgeon during the Vietnam War.

The soldier biographies, along with family photos, will be posted on the Brattleboro Historical Society website, in succession, in the days leading up to the November 21 event.

Today we remember Darwin James “Tim” Delano.

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Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, November 23, 2015 at 5:30pm at the Brooks Memorial Library in the community room.

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

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Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting - FY17 Budget with Police, DPW, Rec & Parks

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center. It is anticipated that the Board will enter into executive session at 5:15pm to discuss contracts, and will reconvene the business meeting at 6:15pm.

ALS 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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Sanders Announces Annual State of the Union Essay Contest

WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has launched his sixth annual State of the Union essay contest, calling upon Vermont’s high school students to address what they view as the major issues facing the United States.

The U.S. Constitution calls for the president to “give to the Congress information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver his State of the Union speech to a joint session of Congress in January, Sanders is again asking Vermont’s high school students to consider writing an essay of 250 to 500 words detailing their own view of the state of the union.

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Brattleboro Kiln Dried Noise Increase

I've been living on Elliot Street, south side, above the BKD complex for about 5 years. There has always been factory fan noise, but up until now, the decibel level has been not too bad.

Recently, however, I noticed a marked increase in the fan noise-say in the last month or so. The level is difficult to tolerate-I run a white noise generator whenever I'm home. And it barely contains the hum. If there are others who have noticed this intrusion, I'd like to hear from you. BKD ought not to be allowed to just turn up the fans and wreck the neigborhood, just to generate a bit more $$.

Paul Miksis

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Rt 30 Closure

This is a reminder that Rt 30 under I91 will be closed tomorrow, Friday 11/ 20, from approximately 5AM to 8PM to ensure public safety.

Cindy Cook
Principal, Adamant Accord, Inc.
Past Vice President, Association for Conflict Resolution

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American Legion Post 5 Honors Soldiers Killed in Action in Vietnam: PO3 John Charles Blake

On Saturday, November 21, Brattleboro’s American Legion Post 5 will honor local soldiers killed in action during the Vietnam War.

A ceremony, at the post home on Linden Street, will include students from Brattleboro Union High School reading the names and a brief biography of each of the 11 men, followed by a brief address by Dr. Robert Tortolani, a combat battalion surgeon during the Vietnam War.

The soldier biographies, along with family photos, will be posted on the Brattleboro Historical Society website, in succession, in the days leading up to the November 21 event.

Today we remember PO3 John Charles Blake.

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New England Re-Arranged, Vermont Now On Atlantic

Presidential Candidate Ben Carson sent out a graphic to supporters yesterday that included a map of the United States. Sort of. It's not THE United States so much as a slightly re-imagined United States.

Look at this detail from the map and you will see a new layout for New England. Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts have been moved north, Connecticut and Rhode Island have been relocated to our east, and Vermont remains where it has stood for at least the last decade.

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Local Businesses Step Up To Support the BMH Comprehensive Breast Care Program

As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, two local businesses organized fundraising activities for the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Oncology Department and Comprehensive Breast Care Program.

Robin White and her staff at Curves of Brattleboro held a Zumba dance party on October 30th, with the help of local Zumba instructors, Maribeth Fonda and Rachel Shaw. More than 30 women danced for over 2 hours to raise awareness and support for women battling breast disease. Three of the participating women, who raised over $500 each, received a free one-year membership to Curves. The event raised $3,719 and will be used to support BMH breast cancer patients by providing wigs, bras, breast prostheses, books and materials, groceries and gas cards to help women through treatment and recovery. “I wanted all the money to go to local women facing this disease head on,” said White.

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American Legion Post 5 Honors Soldiers Killed in Action in Vietnam: PO3 Ernest Eugene Sanville

On Saturday, November 21, Brattleboro’s American Legion Post 5 will honor local soldiers killed in action during the Vietnam War.

A ceremony, at the post home on Linden Street, will include students from Brattleboro Union High School reading the names and a brief biography of each of the 11 men, followed by a brief address by Dr. Robert Tortolani, a combat battalion surgeon during the Vietnam War.

The soldier biographies, along with family photos, will be posted on the Brattleboro Historical Society website, in succession, in the days leading up to the November 21 event.

Today we remember PO3 Ernest Eugene Sanville

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BUHS Meetings Scheduled

The BUHS District #6 Budget Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 19 in the WRCC 1st Floor Conference Room. - BAMS & WRCC

The BUHS District #6 Budget Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, November 23 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room. - District-Wide / Capital / Sr. High

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Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting at Green Street School

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

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Comet Holmes

1892:

It will interest many of the possessors of small telescopes that the comet recently discovered can be observed by them, and perhaps may be seen with the naked eye. Its position is near the Great Nebula in Andromeda, and 2 1/2 degrees south.

http://hubblesite.org/hubble_discoveries/comet_ison/blogs/great-moments-...

http://cometography.com/pcomets/017p.html

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Selectboard Meeting Notes: New Era Of Land Use Begins, Option Agreement Signed For Reformer Property

The Brattleboro Selectboard approved new land use and zoning regulations for the town after making some minor amendments to the much-discussed document. Not much has changed from last week, unless you had plans for an easy kennel empire in a rural district.

Brattleboro is entering into an option agreement to have a chance to purchase the property on Black Mountain Road currently in use by the Reformer. The agreement buys some time to fully consider a proposal to move the police to the north end of town.

Farms, finances, and energy consumption rounded out the evening. Read on for details.

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American Legion Post 5 Honors Soldiers Killed in Action in Vietnam: SP4 Paul Richard Dartt

On Saturday, November 21, Brattleboro’s American Legion Post 5 will honor local soldiers killed in action during the Vietnam War.

A ceremony, at the post home on Linden Street, will include students from Brattleboro Union High School reading the names and a brief biography of each of the 11 men, followed by a brief address by Dr. Robert Tortolani, a combat battalion surgeon during the Vietnam War.

The soldier biographies, along with family photos, will be posted on the Brattleboro Historical Society website, in succession, in the days leading up to the November 21 event.

Today we remember SP4 Paul Richard Dartt.

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of November 15

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 pig sty:

OFFERS (i.e. things people could do for you):

Learn Reiki – Level II on December 11
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