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1724:

"the Indians belonging to the garrison found a fresh Indian trail, and, following it, discovered about forty warriors, whom, however, because of their superior force they did not attack. The enemy hovered about the region all summer at intervals..."

1766:

Earliest plan of Brattleboro according to the Crown grant.

1773:

Samuel Gale of Philadelphia marries Rebecca Wells of Brattleboro.

1840:

Cattle - At Auction. Will be sold at Auction at Chase’s on Saturday, 27th inst., a prime yoke of 5 year old Cattle. C. Swain.

1846:

Committee recommends books for use in district schools: The Sacred Scriptures; Colburn’s First Lessons; Adams’ Arithmetic; Wells’s Grammar. The committee wished to take further time to examine before recommending other text books, as not to make decisions in haste.

1859:

The people of West Brattleboro are repairing their church. To help out the funds they are preparing for a grand Pic-nic Celebration on the fourth, hoping to get a little of the money which “Patriotism” is bound to spend on that day. We trust they will be successful.

1859:

We are informed that a trial will be made with Willard & Ross’ “Vermont Mower,” and the “Buckeye” Mowing Machine, on the farm of David Goddell in this place, on Saturday, the 2d day of July, at 2 o’clock, P. M. All interested in mowing machines and all who wish to see the mowers operate will do well to be present.

1875:

For the benefit of strangers and young persons we are requested to state that the uncommon looking thing on the corner of Main and High streets was originally intended as a drinking fountain. Its use for that purpose having become obsolete, we presume it will, in due time, be recast into a monument to commemorate the discovery and former use of water as a beverage.

1875:

Frank Stockwell and Oscar Smith have been placed on duty as village night watch.

1875:

Last Saturday we noticed on our streets the somewhat novel spectacle of a band-organ man accompanied by a woman of mature years, carrying a tambourine and tin-pail. The man was minus the evil look which marks so many of his class, while the woman was bright, active and - shall we say it? - better looking than the women average.

1880:

The ties are already laid on the narrow gauge road to a point beyond Fayetteville, and by the end of next week they will be laid to and beyond Townshend.

1880:

There is very little which is is new to report this week in connection with S. M. Waite’s forgeries, and the ruin of First National Bank. There is a more favorable outlook for the stockholders, and the present probabilities are that no assessment on them will be necessary to pay the depositers, but that, on the contrary, there will be a dividend to come to them from the sale of Waite’s private property. Of Waite’s whereabouts nothing is known.

1886:

Col. L. K. Fuller is about to present to the village a beautiful park with all the modern improvements, including a stand for our Esteyville brass band. This park is a triangular piece of land lying just south of the schoolhouse, between Estey and Pleasant streets, and is the geographic center of Esteyville.

1886:

A call is out for a citizens’ meeting at the town hall this evening to arrange for a Fourth of July celebration.

1897:

A substantial iron railing has been placed along the wall at the little park at the east end of Walnut street.

1897:

The logmen arrived early in the week and built a second boom from the cove to the toll bridge. The logs of the big drive are now going down the river.

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Celebrate Life: Viva La Vida - New Book

Celebrate Life: Viva La Vida is finished. It is now available on Kindle and Amazon.com  At the end of this note, are several poems and photos from this book and because it is father's day i have included sample of poems that you can share with your favorite "dad/man" in your life. Happy Fathers/ Men Day

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Brattleboro Gets Rain

Just noting for the record the rather spectacular rainfall we just experienced in Brattleboro. This was some of the hardest rain I've seen in quite a while. "Buckets!" as they like to say.

I think I saw a squirrel go by in a small boat.

Along with the rain was some rather percussive, precision thunder and lightning displays.

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BCTV Schedules Week of 6/19/17

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 6/19/17

Monday, June 19, 2017

12:00 am Vernon Black Gum Swamp - Public Mtg 5/8/17

1:05 am Vote for Vermont - VT Workforce Future

2:00 am Bear Pond Books - Salted and Cured

3:05 am 2017 Slow Living #1: Conscious Capitalism, Raj Sisodia

4:43 am TED Talks: Marlon Preston - Am I Not Human

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US Jet Shoots Down Syrian Plane

ISiS doesn’t have planes.

This is NOT good.

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VFW Lunch Specials June 19th - June 23rd

The Brattleboro VFW at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Mon - Fri from 11:30-1:30 pm. Specials listed below are only $6 a plate. Hand made burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken wings, soups and sandwiches are also available. Take out available by calling 257-0438.

Mon - liver & onions w/ mashed potato & veg.

Tues - cheese tortellini alfredo w/ a salad

Wed - BBQ chicken w/ potato salad

Thur - marinated steak tips w/ mashed potato & veg

Fri - baked haddock w/ rice & veg.

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Lunch Menu June 19 thru June 23

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu June 19 thru June 23

 

June 19 - Pea Soup

Egg Salad Sandwich

Pineapple Cole Slaw

Mango

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - June 20, 2017

The Brattleboro Selectboard will continue working on diversity issues at their next regular meeting at the Municipal Center. They'll also start discussing the possibilities of plastic bag ban options for the town.

David Schoales has a suggestion to transfer funds to address energy and conservation projects. The board will lock in a price for heating oil, approve bids for parking lot paving, accept grants, and the dog park will be approved for fencing. (En garde, Snoopy!) All this and more.

You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation, and you are welcome to participate throughout the meeting.

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Make It Stop

Amazon is reported to be buying Whole Foods. This will be good for....?

Discuss and debate.

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Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 5:30pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
230 Main Street, Suite 208
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 251-8100

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of June 19th

Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of June 19th

I-91

All traffic (northbound and southbound) has been shifted onto the new bridge structure. All four lanes of traffic will be on the bridge by the end of the week!

In order to apply permanent line striping, single lane and shoulder closures for northbound and southbound traffic throughout the project limits will be installed, as well as rolling road blocks (slow rolls). Right lane closures throughout the southbound roadway will be installed as needed for demolition and remaining shoulder work. Please follow advanced warning signs.

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Act 46 Meeting Agenda and Minutes

ACT 46 STUDY COMMITTEE
Representing the Brattleboro Town School District, Dummerston Town School District, Guilford Town School District, Putney Town School District and the Vernon Town School District http://www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF MEETING

The Act 46 Study Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in the Oak Grove School Gymnasium.

AGENDA

I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m. – Alice Laughlin, Committee Chair

II. REVIEW, PRIORITIZE AND ESTABLISH DESIRED OUTCOMES FOR MEETING BY CHAIRPERSON.

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Skywatchers

There is much to talk about. How come we're not talking about this? The fact that nobody's talking about it, doesn't that make you go hmm?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--wogQ9-Cuc&t=14s

Frankenskies The Movie Coming Soon!:
http://www.aircrap.org/2017/…/13/fran...
https://www.facebook.com/FrankenSkyTh...

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Arthur Lemon-Butter

One of my sisters just crossed the 50 year mark. To celebrate, I made her a short animation.

She's always been a fan of artichokes, so I thought I would animate her favorite vegetable doing something. I wasn't quite sure what it should do, though. Dance around? Eh.

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Summer Programming at Brooks Memorial Library

For libraries, summer time means summer reading. This year’s theme is “Build A Better World,” and the Children’s Room will be busy providing new programs and continuing with previous popular summer programs.

This year we will offer a summer challenge for kids, ages 4-12. (Teen programs and programs for littler ones will also be available.) This program offers kids the chance to earn points for reading, being read to, or listening to audiobooks. Kids can also earn points by attending library programs. All these points are recorded a specific form that can be picked up in the Children’s Room. When a child earns 25 points, they can progress to the next level to earn more points and more prizes; the higher the level, the better the prizes. There will also be special tasks throughout the summer to earn bonus points. Prizes include free books, free snacks at local establishments, and free passes to other fun activities. Children can sign up starting Monday, June 19th, and then all the way through the summer. The completed forms have to be turned in by Saturday, August 12th to be able to win any prizes.

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Part 9 Federal Marijuana Laws - Where's The Roadside Drug Test?

PART 9 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS - We know perfectly well that Governor Phil Scott wants a roadside marijuana safe driver test, and federal law backs him up. The problem is, that despite the intentions of the United States Congress to fund highway safety research and development, nothing has been accomplished satisfactorily yet, and this law, which is on the books, seems to have made an initial requirement way back when, calling upon the U.S. Congress to have a report by December 31, 1979. Then herein, we see another date of Dec. 4, 2015; and then what? Nothing? Well, Governor Phil Scott, this one is your call, and you can just call up U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and U.S. Congress Representative Peter Welch and ask them WTF?

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Town of Brattleboro Job Opening E-Mail List

The Town of Brattleboro is asking for help from anyone and everyone who is interested in promoting increased diversity on the Town staff. In addition to proactively distributing all future job opening notices more widely than in the past, the Town will send those notices to any individual or group who wishes to receive them.

The goal of creating this “Job Openings Distribution List” is to help the Town achieve greater diversity in applicant pools. Participants are asked to forward Town job opening notices to their email lists or social media contacts, or to use other means by which to distribute those notices either broadly or to target audiences of their choosing. Each participating individual or group will decide for themselves when and to whom such job opening notices will be forwarded.

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Death of Bruce Hesselbach, Local Citizen and Writer

The following notice was posted on the St Michael's Episcopal Church's website.

"Dear Friends,

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you the news that our brother in Christ, Bruce Hesselbach, died of a heart attack yesterday evening. Bruce was 66 years old. Bruce and his wife Carol, faithful members of St. Michael's for many years, recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. Bruce's death is a shock to all of us.

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Part 8 Federal Marijuana Laws: Focus On The Money!

PART 8 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS: ( I'm not familiar with where you apply for grants for schools to keep the children off drugs, but you could try http://www.grants.gov Home | GRANTS.GOV https://www.grants.gov/ Apply for a Grant Online Now. Apply for grants by creating a workspace. Workspace enables you and your colleagues to edit online forms and apply together. (ps. and you might get more money if your school is not consolidated with some other schools; I can't be sure, check it out! ) Title 20 USC, Education & Marijuana

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Free Writing Contest for Southern Vermont and Nearby Counties in New Hampshire and Mass

WRITE ACTION is pleased to announce its 15th Annual Poetry and Prose Writing Contest for adults and teens. Entries will be judged anonymously. Each category will be judged by an esteemed writer from the tri-state area. Judge for both prose and poetry in the youth category is retired head of the BUHS English Department, Nancy Olson. Judge for poetry is James Kates; prose judge is Joe Mazur.

All entries, on-line or through the post, must be sent by June 30th, 2017. There is no theme this year.

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BCTV Schedules Week of 6/12/17

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 6/12/17

Monday, June 12, 2017

12:00 am Cuban Bridge Ep64: Red Clover Jazz Trio

1:00 am 2017 Slow Living #1: Conscious Capitalism, Raj Sisodia

2:38 am 1st Wed: Jane Austen in Her Time

4:00 am Feminist Media Review: Wargasm

4:30 am Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

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