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Today In Local History

1842:

We understand that a Mr. French, (a Millerite,) will commence giving a course of Lectures on the Second coming of Christ, at the Methodist Chapel in this village, on Saturday evening next. The First lecture will be “On the Nature, Manner, and Object of Christ’s Second Appearing.”

1864:

The lecture of Mr. Abbott at the town hall in this village on Wednesday evening last, was well attended, and highly satisfactory to the audience. It was devoted principally to the part which Gen. Grant has had in fighting the battles, and commanding our forces in this gigantic war. The applause of the audience whenever Gen. Grant’s name or that of Lincoln was mentioned, show how strong are the sympathies of the people in this vicinity with those men, and how firm their confidence in their ability to do effectually their whole duty in putting down this rebellion, and through hard and earnest fighting to restore peace to our afflicted country.

1870:

Ground has been broken for the new engine house on Elliot street.

1870:

The furniture of the Wesselhoeft House will be sold at private sale, commencing on the 24th.

1870:

Estey & Co. are this week engaged in completing the work of removal to their new and commodious quarters on Birge street.

1881:

Miss M. J. Salter, the blind girl who has been canvassing the town for the sale of her book entitled “The Lost Receipt,” desires to express her appreciation of the kindness with which she has been received by our citizens

1881:

All of the church organs in town are being put in tune by Mr. Joseph Chase, the well-known tuner of Boston.

1887:

The Canal and Washington street sewer, now completed, is found to have cost $4350, and the assessments of the 80-odd abutters range from $25 to $175, though only two are assessed over $100. It is expected that the Birge and Organ street sewer will be completed next week.

1892:

The exterior of the town hall is to be handsomely decorated for Columbus day. The national and Spanish colors will be used mainly.

1892:

The Selectmen have done something which will be universally approved in deciding to make a hitching park on the lot on Frost meadow which is under lease to the town for the stone-crusher plant. There is ample room there to provide for the accommodation of 50 teams. A watering trough is to be put in which will supply water the year round, and a railing erected for hitching purposes. The need of such a public hitching place has long been felt.

1898:

Practically no work has been done this week on the Main street bridge owing to the failure of the bridge company to keep their men supplied with the necessary iron. The company will be held to the original contract which calls for a vitrified brick flooring.

1898:

“Uncle Sam’s land; its makers and destiny” will be the subject of a lecture which will be delivered by Rev. A.J. Hough in the Methodist church next Wednesday evening. The lecture will cover the ground of the past and future of America, with special emphasis on the divine guiding through its strange history, and it will be interspersed with original poems on its life and men.

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - October 17, 2017

Brattleboro will be renting a "substantial portion" of Municipal Center to the State of Vermont.

The Brattleboro Selectboard will also take up grants for the skatepark, a revised Long Term Financial Plan, a first reading of a ban of single-use plastic bags, energy matters including an update on the Energy Coordinator position, a temporary ladder truck, and more. You can bring up other matters not on the agenda if you want, during public participation.

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Desensitization

Desensitization occurs when someone is overexposed to scenes of violence, cruelty or suffering. Those scenes then become less likely to cause feelings of shock or distress.

There is another definition. Desensitization is also a process by which someone is freed from a fear or neurosis by gradually exposing that person to the thing they fear until it is no longer an issue.

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Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 8:00am in the Selectboard 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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Brattleboro ADA Meeting Cancelled

The October meeting of the Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee previously scheduled on Friday, October 13, has been cancelled.

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

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Free Poetry Reading at Brooks Memorial Library

Join us for a FREE Poetry reading at Brooks Memorial Library at 7 pm on Wednesday, October 25th 2017!
The following poets will share their works with us:

Verandah Porche - Recipient of the Ellen McColloch-Lovell Award and the Vermont Arts Council Award of Merit.

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Brattleboro Union High School Board Agenda

BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING

The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

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Progressive Party Biennial Reorganization

The Windham County Progressive Party Caucus Organizing Meeting Monday, Oct 23rd, 6:30 pm at the Root Center, 28 Williams St., Brattleboro. All welcome to join or listen.

The Progressive Party is, steadfastly, the progressive agenda. Vermont has the strongest Progressive Party organization in the country. In fact it is the most successful third party period. We have seven House and three Senate seats in the state legislature and two state offices, David Zuckerman, Lieutenant Governor, and Doug Hoffer, Auditor.

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Brattleboro Paving Project Delayed

The Town wide paving project scheduled to start today (October 10th) will be delayed until further notice. We will follow up when we have a new start date and appreciate the community’s patience.

If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Tyler, Highway and Utilities Superintendent at (802) 254 – 4255 or htyler@brattleboro.org.

Town of Brattleboro
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

211 Fairground Road, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
Tel: 802-254-4255 • Fax: 802-257-2316 • E-mail: htyler@brattleboro.org

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Town of Brattleboro Fall Leaf Collection Schedule 2017

The following dates have been scheduled for Brattleboro's curbside Fall Leaf Collection. All locations will be picked up each Friday:

Leaf Pick Up Date

ALL RESIDENTS Friday, October 20, 2017

ALL RESIDENTS Friday, November 3, 2017

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Vermont Jazz Center Presents: Tom Harrell Quartet

Trumpet Legend, Tom Harrell to perform with his quartet at the Vermont Jazz Center on October 14th

On Saturday, October 14th at 8:00 PM, the Vermont Jazz Center will welcome the legendary trumpeter, Tom Harrell to the stage.  He will be touring with pianist Danny Grissett, bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Joe Dyson in support of their new release, Moving Picture.

Although Harrell has recorded 30 discs as a leader, this current album is the first that features him as the sole horn in a quartet setting. Like Miles Davis before him, Harrell can most often be found in a quintet setting pairing
him with a tenor saxophonist (usually Wayne Escoffery), but, for this project, he has intentionally chosen to record and tour without another frontline instrument. This gives him room to work on unexplored textures and stretch out on his solos. In the liner notes of their current release he elaborates: “I wrote the arrangements with the instrumentation of the quartet and the specific players in mind. There’s a lot of ensemble writing on Moving Picture - concerted writing with piano and trumpet as well as unison writing with bass and trumpet. I think this brings interest, as it is different from my writing for previous records. Then too, when I write a melody I think of it as something for the globe. I try to make it accessible for everyone and capable of being played or sung by any combination of instrument(s) or voice(s).”

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Does the Chelsea Diner Have a Twin?

This is on Route 202 in Lebanon, Maine shortly after the NH/ME state line on the left (north) side fo the road, in the back corner of a diner parking lot (Dee's Diner, recently closed).  Seems to be used as a storage shed. 

Sorry for the poor picture quality, got them off Facebook because the quick photo I tried to take from my car was even worse.

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An Indigenous Ballad

In fourteen hundred ninety-two

Columbus sailed the ocean blue

It was a courageous thing to do

But someone was already here.

 

Chorus:

Inuit and Cherokee,

Aztec and Menominee,

The Onondaga and the Cree;

Someone was already here.

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Next West Brattleboro Association Meeting 7pm on Oct 12th at MamaSezz

The West Brattleboro Association will hold its next monthly meeting at 7pm on Thursday, October 12th, at MamaSezz, 127 Marlboro Road.  This will be a potluck, with MamaSezz providing chili and bread and other attendees bringing complementary items.

For the first time in its official non-profit history, the association's membership will be electing a slate of Trustees.  Anyone who attends can vote.

The association will also be discussing potential uses for the unspent money in the Sign Fund:  Historic site marker?  Banners on poles?  Holiday lights?  The meeting may also wrap up a decision on WBA t-shirts.

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BCTV Schedules Week of 10/9/17

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for week of 10/9/17

Monday, October 9, 2017

12:00 am Southern Vermont Dance Festival - Opening Gala - Latchis 7/13/17

1:30 am Here Today: Screening and Panel - Latchis 9/12/17

3:45 am Stuck in Vermont - Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

4:00 am Vote For Vermont - Anson Tebbetts

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Vermont Ukulele Harvest: A Day-Long Mini-Fest - This Coming Saturday!

The Vermont Ukulele Harvest takes place on Saturday, October 14, at Saxtons River Arts, Saxtons River, VT. This special debut event will include multiple ukulele workshops, vendors, jam sessions, a healthy delicious catered lunch, Open Mic performance opportunities, and an all-star evening concert featuring national and regional performers.

Featured workshop presenters and performers include Victoria Vox, Curt Sheller, Ben Carr, Lisa McCormick, Jane Davies, and Veronica Stevens. Workshops range from beginner to advanced.

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Gematria: The Elite's Obsession With Numbers

The world we live in today is controlled by an elite cabal. Very wealthy men and women own the land, control the religions,secret societies, the media, the banks, and the resources. They don't care about us. They treat us like cattle. To be branded, taxed and milked dry. They have been ruling since before the days of Babylon and probably much longer. They have installed puppet governments around the world that represent them not us. The sooner people realize this the better off we will be.

This elite cabal are obsessed with numbers and rituals. They study the caballah (where the word cabal comes from) and as part of their practice they are well versed in Gematria. This elite that controls the media, 5-6 corporations control the media, codes all their stories and sports with Gematria.

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NY Bridges

The iconic Tappan Zee Bridge, crossing the Hudson at its widest part about 25 miles north of midtown Manhattan, just closed after 60 years of service.

 A replacement bridge, the New Tappan Zee Bridge, ((costing about $4 billion) has been placed into service,
although it will not be completely finished until next June.

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu October 9 thru October 13

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu October 9 thru October 13

Oct. 9 CLOSED FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY

 

Oct. 10 - Chicken Marsala w/Egg Noodles

Spinach

Carrots

Cantaloupe

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Nobel Peace Prize goes to Anti-Nuclear War Group - So How Should Vermonters React?

Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Group Opposing Nuclear Weapons New York Times - 3 hours ago, 

 So, how should Vermonters react?  Who could NOT qualify for the Nobel Peace Prize?

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy and U.S. Congressman Peter Welch all were in favor of bringing the F-35 strike fighter jets to Vermont, which are designed to be dual capable to carry nuclear weapons.

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Brattleboro Paving Schedule Fall 2017

Starting Tuesday, October 10th, Mitchell Sand and Gravel (a contractor for the Town) will be starting the Town of Brattleboro’s annual Capital Paving Project. We will begin milling small joints at intersections and Project limits. Weather dependent, we anticipate paving on Washington Street, Frost Street, Willow Street, Williams Street, Terrace Street, Tyler Street, Bradley Avenue, and Black Mountain Road from Wednesday, October 11th through Friday, October 13th. Please anticipate traffic disruptions during these operations.

If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Tyler, Highway and Utilities Superintendent at (802) 254–4255 or htyler@brattleboro.org.

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