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Today In Local History

1837:

Lyceum - Tuesday evening, January 24, Lecture by Dr. Hyde. Question for debate - “Ought females to be allowed the right of suffrage?”

1837:

The number of inhabitants in Brattleboro East Village, on the first day of Jan. 1837, was 1442: The number of children in District No. 2 (including said Village) between the ages of 4 and 18, was 381.

1843:

The dedication of the Centre Church, recently completed in this village for the Brattleboro East Society, took place on Wednesday the 11th inst. Although the travelling was very unpleasant, at an early hour people from the surrounding country began to pour in, and before the commencement of the services every seat was filled, and a large number were unable to find seats.

1871:

The number of depositors at the Windham Provident Institution for Savings has reached 10,000.

1871:

At the village meeting held on Monday evening last, it was voted to raise a tax of 25 cents on the dollar of the grand list to pay the expenses of the coming year. The members of the fire department are to be paid the same as heretofore.

1882:

Larkin G. Mead has been elected to a professorship in the Florentine Academy of Fine Arts.

1882:

Oscar Wilde ought to have a ride in N. H. White’s “1756” sleigh. It is as gay as a sunflower, and an “esthetic” imagination might easily see in it the limp lily for so dear to Oscar’s heart.

1882:

W.C. Dolloway got a bad cut in his hand, by the slip of a chisel, at Estey & Co.’s on Thursday. He will be disabled a fortnight or more.

1888:

Frank E. Housh & Co., printers, report that they now have a larger amount of business on hand than ever before. Nine tons of book paper are required this month, which will be printed into magazines, books, and catalogues.

1888:

A petition, largely signed, was presented to the selectmen last week, asking for a widening of the highway at a point on Western avenue between the junction of Union street and the residence of Mrs. Mary Pitkin.

1888:

Another presentation of the “Chimes of Normandy” by the Sherlock sisters and our local company is talked of.

1893:

The Canal street school building has been turned over to the village authorities by Pellet Brothers, the contractors.

1893:

The firm of Emerson & Son has been dissolved, but will be continued under the same name. S. B. Emerson retires and his son, H. L. Emerson, is now the sole proprietor. The firm holds an enviable position among the substantial business concerns of Brattleboro, and enjoys and deserves a large patronage.

1893:

The first coasting accident of the season occurred yesterday when Michael Devine was knocked down on the Elm street hill by a traverse filled with boys. Mr. Devine was unconscious for some time after the accident, and was carried to his home on Vernon street.

1920:

Centre Church sold Goodhue property to Dunham Bros.

2009:

BUHS Band performs at Inauguration of President Obama in D.C.

2015:

Peter Elwell becomes Town Manager for Brattleboro.

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BCTV Schedules Week of 1/8/18

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 1/8/18

Monday, January 8, 2018

1:15 am Female Founders - Building a Global Brand in Vermont

2:30 am Vote For Vermont - Politics and Graveyards

3:30 am Dummerston Conservation Commission - DCC: Birds at Our Feeders 12/5/17

4:40 am Yoga for You - 10-16-17

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu January 8 thru January 12

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu January 8 thru January 12

 

Jan. 8 - Sweet & Sour Chicken

Rice Pilaf

Asparagus

Mango

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Keeping Warm at the Library

In spirit with the services that public libraries provide equally to all
who come, we received an excellent write-up in the Brattleboro Reformer
this weekend! You can read it online with your library card:

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VFW $6 Lunch Specials open to the Public

The Brattleboro VFW located 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, sweet potato fries, wings, onion rings, soups and sandwiches are also available. Take out available by calling 257-0438

Jan. 8th - Jan. 12th
Mon - fried chicken breast, mashed potato, gravy & veg
Tues - BLT on homemade bread w/ soup
Wed - goulash w/ salad
Thur - strip steak, baked potato & veg
Fri - coconut shrimp w/ French fries or onion rings

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Brooks Memorial Library Board of Trustees Seeks Two New Members

The Board of Trustees for Brooks Memorial Library is looking for two new members to help guide this great community library!

Click here for a PDF version of the Trustee search, and you may also follow us on Facebook for event and news updates.

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Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market CANCELLED for Saturday, Jan. 6th

MARKET CANCELLED - Due to extreme cold weather, the Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market will not open tomorrow Saturday Jan 6th.

We urge folks to stay indoors, safe and warm, and take care of animals, infrastructure, and your homes! 

SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!

Contact - Sherry Maher 802-869-2141 or farmersmarket@postoilsolutions.org

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - January 9, 2018

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 6:15pm 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 Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 6:30pm in the conference room at the Gibson Aiken Center.

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10:00am 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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January 4, 2018 Vermont House Votes to Legalize Marijuana After Threat by US Attorney General Sessions!

Vermont House votes to legalize marijuana

By Brandon Carter - 01/04/18 06:44 PM EST  
 
"The Vermont House passed a bill Thursday night to legalize recreational possession of marijuana..."
"Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a Department of Justice policy on legal marijuana."...
..."allow adults over the age of 21 to grow and possess small amounts of legal marijuana beginning in July.";;;
..."State Senate still needs to approve the measure"... "Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) has signaled that he will sign the bill."...

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Vermont Governor Scott's State of the State 2018

"2018 State of the State Governor Phil Scott January 4, 2018

Madame Speaker, Mr. President, Mr. Chief Justice, members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests and fellow Vermonters:

Since 1778, Vermonters, elected by their neighbors and bound by a common oath, have gathered to open the legislative session. They left farms, families and businesses, traveled over rugged mountain gaps and winding valley roads, from every corner of our state to come together to solve problems and shape the future.

The work of those who came before us, carved out Vermont’s place in the world with a greater share and influence than our small size or population would prescribe.

Through our courage and conviction, Vermont has pushed forward with progress when progress seemed unachievable. We’ve been the example, set the tone and helped usher positive change into our nation, when the need for change was essential.

My friends, we’ve reached that time again.

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Brattleboro Union High School Board Meeting Agenda

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

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING

The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will hold a Public Information Meeting on the Proposed FY ’19 Budget at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 8, 2018 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room. The Board’s Regular meeting will immediately follow.

REVISED AGENDA

I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:30 p.m. – Ricky Davidson, Board Chair

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WVEW 107.7 FM Is Now Streaming, Officially

Here’s some Brattleboro trivia for you. What local radio station is the first to have a legal stream of all programming on their station?

If you guessed WVEW 107.7 on the FM dial, you are correct. You can get the new stream by going to wvew.org and looking for the streaming links.

Adding the streaming option meant raising extra money to pay for a new level of digital rights in addition to the regular broadcast fees paid each year. It also means that local Brattleboro radio shows can be heard far and wide, anywhere there is an internet connection.

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Join the 2018 Reading Challenge!

Will you join the 2018 Reading Challenge?

This is a fun way to join a community of readers in a group event, and is also a great way to while away the days of cold winter weather :) Once great place to find a good read to bring you up to the challenge speed, is Brooks Memorial Library!

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Selectboard Meeting Notes - FY19 Budget Decisions Continue, New Bank Account, NECCA Loan

The first meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard in 2018 was almost entirely about money. They continued their discussion of remaining FY19 budget issues, narrowing the list of undecided items by saying yes to some and maybe to others. It makes for a rather high potential tax increase, but many decisions remain that could bring the proposed rates down again. More budget meetings are planned.

The board approved of a planning grant for Tri Park and bulletproof vest purchases for police officers. And, just like many of you, Brattleboro will be depositing $5 million in a new money market account to earn a bit more interest.

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Free Talk at Brooks Memorial Library Making Sense of Your DNA Testing Results: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

DNA testing for ancestry has exploded in popularity due to marketing campaigns and lower prices. However, many people are unsure what to do with their results once they receive them.

Join us on Wednesday, January 27th at 3 pm for a FREE talk by Genealogist Jennifer Stone Randolph, the owner of New Hampshire-based Touchstone Genealogy, will discuss the types of information testing provides, and how best to use it for family research. Real-life examples and case studies will illustrate the kinds of questions testing can and cannot answer. She will offer some insights into matters of privacy, accuracy, the potential for unexpected results, and the importance of being an informed consumer.

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Brattleboro Kicks Off Season 2 Of Road Trip Masters

The Road Trip Masters that the episode filmed in Brattleboro will air on the Discovery Channel this Saturday - January 6 - at 5am. The episode outline is below. Look for friends and neighbors.

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1/6/18-Road Trip Masters/Brattleboro Episode will air on Discovery channel at 5am. We encourage DVRing the show. Brattleboro will be kickoff our Season 2.

1/7/18- Road Trip Masters/Brattleboro episode will air on The Pursuit Channel at 5am. This is a smaller nationwide network that is available to approximately 40 million households.

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What Is UP With This Local Ukulele Craze?

Perhaps you've noticed that Brattleboro has been swept up in a bona fide ukulele craze in recent months?

Why? Because it is super-fun, way easier than you think, and good for the heart and soul.

Ring in your New Year with a new adventure, with a ukulele class or workshop with Lisa McCormick.

No musical background needed, and ukuleles are available to rent or buy at class.

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Municipal Center Boiler Fails, Selectboard Meeting Relocated

Good Morning –

The Municipal Center has two boilers. Under normal conditions, one boiler is enough to heat the building. However when its gets really cold, both boilers are needed to maintain a proper temperature. One of the boilers has failed. We are obtaining the part that is needed for the repair, but that may not get completed today. Even if we get the second boiler back online this afternoon, we won’t be able to overcome the extreme cold to heat the building to a normal inside temperature before 5:30pm tonight.

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Cold Enough For You?

This has been quite the cold snap, eh? A stretch of single and negative digits for over a week. How are you holding up?

We get a short break Wednesday and Thursdays with balmy 20 degree+ temperatures before dropping again for the weekend. Saturday's HIGH is expected to be - 1. The LOW is expected to be -16.

Parts of Florida have a winter storm watch in effect.

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Petitions, Openings, and Schedule for March Elections in Brattleboro Now Available

Petitions for Brattleboro Town and Town School District Officers and Town Meeting Members are now available at the Town Clerk’s office. Town elections will be Tuesday, March 6, and the Annual Representatives Town Meeting, Saturday, March 24.

Petitions for Town Officers must contain at least 30 valid signatures of registered Brattleboro voters and be filed in the clerk’s office no later than 5:00 P.M. on Monday, January 29 in order to have their name placed on the ballot.

Candidates for Town Meeting Member must file a nomination petition with at least 10 valid signatures of voters from the district where the candidate lives. Petitions of new candidates must be filed no later than 5:00 P.M. on Monday, January 29 (same date as Town Officer petitions). Incumbents for Town Meeting Member must return their Notice of Intent form no later than 5:00 P.M. on Monday, January 29.

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