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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.


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.


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.


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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Apparently Governor Phil Scott has his mind set on bringing new people to Vermont while simultaneously frightening and threatening existing Vermonters and making them want to move!

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu March 12 thru March 16

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu March 12 thru March 16


Mar. 12 - Chicken Breast

Potato Casserole

Carrots & Turnip

Mandarin Oranges  


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 6:30pm in the conference room at the Gibson Aiken Center (207 Main Street).

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 8:15am in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center. Note the time change (for this meeting only).

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


Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 6:00pm in the gymnasium at the Academy School. It is anticipated that the Board will enter into executive session at 6:00pm to discuss labor relations agreements with employees. No further Selectboard business will be conducted.


President Donald Trump & Kim Jong Un's Big Success is Robert Mueller's Bone to Chew On!

Look at our future, and our past, simultaneously!

President Richard Nixon opened the doors to trade with China, and a peaceful relationship with them. Then he got Impeached!

Robert Mueller, who is trying everything he can possibly do to hound, stalk, harrass and Impeach President Donald Trump, will seize upon news stories implying that there is some connection between President Donald Trump and North Korea and Russia, and then Robert Mueller will try to extradite Kim Jong Un before a federal grand jury so Robert Mueller can drive tiny splinters into Kim Jong Un.


Nourishing the Inner Artist: Conversations about Art, Creativity, and Imagination Creativity Forums

Nourishing the Inner Artist: Conversations about Art, Creativity, and Imagination Creativity Forums
For latest updates, please visit: www.acwc.us/forums

1. Thursday, March 22: Enchantment and the Inner Child: Materials and Process
Conversation moderated by William Forchion
*Time range of this event includes networking time. Snacks will be available.


Brattleboro Downtown Street Snow Removal Friday

The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect.

Snow and ice will be removed from the streets in the downtown area this evening.

Parked vehicles in the downtown district must be removed by 11:00pm or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

If vehicles are going to remain in Town overnight they should park in the Brattleboro Transportation Center. If you use the Transportation Center, do not park in a Reserved Permit space without a permit. Pay and Display is in effect after 9:00 a.m.

Contact the Brattleboro Police Department at 257-7950 for any questions.


Putney General Store Launches New Website

The Putney General Store has launched a new website to highlight the range of products and events it offers area residents and visitors to the Putney area. The new site is at: www.putneygeneralstore.com.

The store offers most everything one would hope to find in a general store, from coffee and pastries for breakfast to sandwiches and prepared foods for lunch and dinner, from groceries, produce, and meats to crafts beers, wine and even an array of home hardware.


Rising of the Moon: Irish Songs of Wonder, Emigration & Resistance

West Brattleboro -- Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Charlie King, Annie Patterson, and Peter Blood at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 17. Brattleboro Solidarity has joined with other area organizations to present an evening of Irish Songs to honor the good Saint and to benefit the Community Asylum Seekers Project. CASP is a tax-deductible nonprofit whose mission is to provide basic needs and a supportive community for those in the process of seeking asylum in the U.S.

The concert will be preceded by an afternoon workshop on the power of song to build community and resistance. (See separate "Gonna Take Us All" workshop story for further information.)


Gonna Take Us All: Building Community & Resistance Through Song

West Brattleboro -- All Souls Church UU and the Song & Solidarity group present an afternoon workshop with Charlie King, Annie Patterson, and Peter Blood from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 17. Participants will have an opportunity to: Sing songs that transform awareness and build resilience for social struggles . . . . Learn new songs of empowerment and solidarity . . . . Explore the reasons why songs often connect with hearts on a deeper level than words alone . . . . Hear stories about the leaders' experiences with movement-building and their work with Pete Seeger.


ACWC Creativity Forum Series "Nourishing the Inner Artist" Taking Place in Brattleboro in March, April and October

ACWC Creativity Forum Series “Nourishing the Inner Artist” Taking Place in Brattleboro in March, April and October

Three public forums relating to the theme of “Nourishing the Inner Artist: Conversations on Art, Creativity and the Imagination” are being presented by the Arts Council of Windham County (ACWC). Each forum centers on a particular theme related to nurturing and sustaining creativity in one’s life and in the practice of art. The series will bring together a diverse group of artists who will show examples of their work and talk about how they nourish and deepen their own creative practice.


We Are Looking for Volunteers (A Free Ticket to Our Event Available in Exchange!)

VOLUNTEER = TICKET TO OUR EVENT: Would you like a free ticket to any of our "Nourishing the Inner Artist: Conversations about Conversations about Art, Creativity, and Imagination" creativity forums?

We are seeking a few good volunteers for our creativity forums (which can be viewed at www.acwc.us/forums). Would that be you? We need individuals who can:

• Help set-up and break down for our events;
• Help marketing and promoting;
• Front door management.

If you are interested, please email Shanta Lee Ganger at Shantavns@gmail.com OR send a text to (802) 275-8152 if you are interested.


Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Informational Forum and District Caucuses - Public Invited

Brattleboro Town Selectboard will hold a pre-town meeting information forum on Wednesday, March 14 at Academy School beginning at 7:00 PM. Representative Town Meeting articles will be discussed, including the budget, and the bond issue. 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, all three districts will be accepting nominations to fill town meeting member vacancies for 1 year.

District 1 has thirteen seats to appoint, District 2 has three seats to appoint, and District 3 has eight seats to appoint.


National Student Poet Juliet Lubwama: A Reading and Workshop at Brooks Memorial Library

Brooks Memorial Library is excited to host National Student Poet for the Northeast, Juliet Lubwama on Wednesday, April 11th, at 7 pm, in the Main Reading Room!

Juliet will introduce herself and read some of her poems, and then lead participants in an hour-long poetry workshop. The evening will conclude with participants sharing their work.

As the daughter of Ugandan immigrants, Juliet’s poetry often revolves around family, heritage, and finding one’s identity. She believes poems can build bridges between cultures, beliefs, and people, helping them empathize with each other.


Free Author Reading at Brooks Memorial Library, with Brian G. Phelps: Fanny and Me

Join us at Brooks Memorial Library on Wednesday, March 21 at 7 pm in the upstairs Meeting Room for a FREE reading by author Brian G. Phelps about his bicycle journey across the United States!

Below is a brief author bio:

"Have you ever asked yourself a question out of the blue and your fast answer shocked you to the core?

My answer caused me to do something I didn’t know how to do, to be somebody I wasn’t, and then deal with all my failed plans to accomplish it.


Brooks Memorial Library Closing Early Today

The Brooks Memorial Library will close at 5:00 today, Wednesday, March 7th due to the weather. The First Wednesday Lecture scheduled for this evening has been postponed until June 6th.


Brattleboro March 6, 2018 Official Town Meeting Results

Good afternoon,

Please see attached for the official results from last night’s Annual Town Meeting.

Thank you,

Hilary Francis
Brattleboro Town Clerk
230 Main Street, Suite 108
Brattleboro. VT 05301

ph 802-251-8129

fax 82-257-2312


Selectboard Meeting Notes - Winter Roads and Education Taxes

The board had a discussion of winter road conditions, causes of potholes, methods of repairing potholes, and specific reasons why Western Avenue has so many of them.

The board considered a letter to state education officials asking to support the results of the vote against a school district merger, as it would negatively impact Brattleboro taxes. The Brewer’s Fest permit was approved, Brattleboro Words are being explored and celebrated, and a pile of tires near the Marina is a problem for plants and animals in the vicinity.


Unofficial Results Guilford Australian Ballot

From: Don McLean

Town of Guilford

Board of Civil Authority


Town & School District Meeting March 6, 2018  9:00 pm

Unofficial Results of Australian Balloting


Unofficial Brattleboro Results - Gander Wins Selectboard Seat, Article 2 Passes By Wide Margin

The unofficial results, as sent along by the Town Clerk, of the May 6, 2018 election are attached... enjoy!

Gander, Wessel, and Starr elected to the Selectboard.


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