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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 1/1/18

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

Monday, January 1, 2018

1:30 am All Things LGBTQ - Rights and Democracy

2:30 am Avant Garde Music Radio Show - Blood and Sunflower, Dub Perpetual, OSABA and more (Part I)

4:08 am Discussion on the Opioid Crisis in Vermont

5:00 am Green Mtn Mornings Tonight - GMMT: Friday News Show 12/22/17

5:30 am Shirley Squires: A Touch of Heaven - Pt. 1

6:25 am Shirley Squires: A Touch of Heaven - Pt. 2

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Private Spies

Erik Prince (Blackwater) and Oliver North have submitted a set of proposals to provide the CIA Director and
the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. intelligence agencies

https://theintercept.com/2017/12/04/trump-white-house-weighing-plans-for-private-spies-to-counter-deep-state-enemies/

The plans have been pitched to the White House as a means of countering “deep state” enemies in the
intelligence community seeking to undermine Donald Trump’s presidency.

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Winter Art Classes at The Drawing Studio

The Drawing Studio in Brattleboro is offering classes in traditional and experimental drawing practices, color theory and composition and drop in figure drawing sessions.  Our semester begins the week of January 8th 2018.  Please check out the website to see if this might be for you or someone you love.

www.vermontdrawingstudio.com  It is a beautiful place to be, draw and learn.  (some trade and scholarship options are available too)

Happy New Year!  

Jason Alden

802 380 4997

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Weekend Drawing Workshop January 6 and 7

The Drawing Studio in Brattleboro will host a Weekend Drawing Intensive on January 6th and 7th.  This workshop is for absolute beginners and experienced artists.  Our aim is to:

-increase our understanding of the basic visual elements of shape, line, tone, pattern and gesture

-offer a framework that allows us to draw from our experience with curiosity, directness and enjoyment.

This will be an eye opener and an inspiration for the New Year.  You have much more capacity for drawing than you know!  

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Monday Morning Movie

January Showings

HAPPY FUNNY NEW YEAR

Movies starring:

Jan 8th   The Marx Brothers –10 am

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu January 1 thru January 5

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu January 1 thru January 5

 

Jan. 1& CLOSED FOR NEW YEARS DAY

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Terror Incidents

Unless there's a further Terror Incident in the USA this year, the final tally is 29. 24 of those were by White Supremacists, White Power Groups and Trump Supporters. Bet you didn't read about most of them. (Courtesy: Far Right Watch)

The U.S. government would never even think about committing acts of terrorism on their own population...Right???

Wrong!!! In 1962 a plan entitled “Operation Northwoods” called for hijacking US planes and acts of terrorism and murder to be committed on innocent civilians which would be blamed on Cuba to justify an invasion of their country.

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Healthcare Storytelling and Letter-writing + Potluck

The January potluck of the Hive Mutual Support Network will feature a letter-writing and storytelling workshop, facilitated by the Healthcare Is A Human Right campaign of the Vermont Workers’ Center. As with all Hive activities, this event is open to the public.

The vision of the campaign is that our healthcare system should guarantee all of us access to care we need. Sharing our experiences with the healthcare system is an important way we can change the public narrative about healthcare to one that is human-centered, rather than being framed in terms of costs, profits, and policy that is divorced from our lives.

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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. Specials listed below are only $6 a plate. Hand made burgers, fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings, wings, soups and sandwiches are also available. Take outs available by calling 257-0438

Jan 1st - Jan. 5th
Mon - no lunch, open 1-7pm
Tues - hot roast beef sandwich w/gravy & French fries
Wed - penne chicken alfredo w/ salad
Thur - turkey dinner
Fri - baked haddock, rice, & veg

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Artist Opening at MGFA, "Winter Group"

Jan. 11 - Mar. 18: Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts presents “Winter Group”, an exhibit of new work by Donald Saaf, Torin Porter, Josh Bernbaum, and Jackie Abrams, and select work by our gallery artists.  We are pleased to welcome and introduce printmaker Erika Radich. Artists Reception Thursday, January 11, 5 - 7pm. Collaborative Artist Talk Saturday, February 10 at 5pm.

Painter and collage artist Donald Saaf creates work at the intersection of fine and folk art, exploring place as it is experienced in one’s memory.  His newest pieces reflect themes of inner growth and contentment. Torin Porter’s steel sculptures engage our imagination with his playful, stylized figures. His newest work is richly symbolic of conflict and transcendence. Josh Bernbaum’s hand blown glass  stands out with its vibrant colors, patterns, and surprising intricate textures. New work featured in this show is inspired by patterns of West African textiles and cacti in the Southwest. Fiber artist Jackie Abrams explores feminine form and experience through her woven vessels, with delicate and luminescent pieces featured in this show.

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Dog Training Classes Starting Soon!

Dog Training classes in Putney starting next week.  Do you have a new pooch that arrived for the holidays?  Or is one of your New Years resolutions to get fred some training?  Ultimate Companions Dog Training has everything from Puppy Kindergarten to classes for dogs that are reactive to other dogs or people.  For more information, contact Bill Grant at info@ultimatecompanion.com or visit www.ultimatecompanion.com.
Help your buddy start the new year off on the right paw!

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - January 2, 2018

The Brattleboro Selectboard will consider depositing $5 million into a new money market account as part of their first regular meeting of the new year.

The board will continue their discussion of the FY19 budget, consider a loan to New England School for Circus Arts, approve a tax stabilization agreement, spend some grant funds, and appoint new committee members. Also, for the first time in a long time, there is no need for an update on the police or fire facilities.

You can bring up other items not on the agenda during public participation.

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Winter Farmers' Market Saturday Dec 30

Happy Almost 2018~

Stop by the Winter Farmers' Market this Saturday and wish Happy New Year to your favorite farmers, bakers and pickle makers!

We have a great line up of vendors for you who have you covered from cabbage to chocolate, syrup to soap, potatoes to pottery and more in between.  

Bundle up, and come be part of the warm community gathering that happens every Saturday, November thru March 10-2 at the River Garden in the heart of downtown Brattleboro. 

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Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at 5:30pm in the Tyler Conference Room at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.

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

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Thought You Should Know There's Never Going To Be An End Now To The Fight About Corporations Being "Persons"!

JUDGE DENIES REQUEST TO GRANT ELEPHANTS 'PERSONHOOD'

https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Judge-Denies-Request-to-Grant-Elephants-Personhood-466961733.html

Thought you should know now that there's never going to be an end to the fight about Corporations being "persons" while the government maintains that Corporations are "persons" and gives them  much better  tax breaks than "real" people.  So, here the battle is brought out in an entirely creative way, but I'll bet this will go on and on and on, with different objects and animals being taken into Court  for view and asserted as "persons" just like Corporations are "persons" according the the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Hinsdale Bridge Notice of Public Hearing

The New Hampshire and Vermont Departments of Transportation will hold a public hearing on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7:00pm at the Hinsdale (New Hampshire) Town Hall regarding acquisition of property that is planned for construction of the new bridge connecting Brattleboro and Hinsdale. Attached is the Notice of Hearing which must be posted in at least 5 conspicuous places. Please post it in the usual places – Town Clerk, Library, Recreation & Parks, Fire Department, and Public Works, as well as the home page of the Town’s website under “News.” Thank you.

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Anyone Know About Pre-Paying Tax?

There's been a bunch of publicity about some states allowing property owners to pre-pay some or all of their 2018 property tax before the close of 2017 as a work-around of the new federal limit on "SALT" deductions.  Anyone know if Vermont allows this?  Guess one could phone the appropriate agency, but of course I thought of this after hours!  Can find nothing on the Vt tax dept website or anywhere else online about this.  Thanks, & HNY.

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Brattleboro Solidarity - MLK Day: Annual SpeakOUT

Speak Out for Justice, a celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior  is FREE, family friendly, and open to the public!

It will again be hosted by Brooks Memorial Library. It is sponsored by Brattleboro Solidarity and Indigo Radio.

The event will be at Brooks Memorial Library, January 13, from 3-5 pm

The program will include:

A Community Open Mic - let your voice be heard!

Collective Art

Music

Soup and Bread after the event

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Allyn Olney Retirement

It's with mixed emotions and sincere gratitude that the Brattleboro Fire Department is announcing the retirement of Firefighter Allyn Olney. Firefighter Olney joined the Call Force in June of 1986 was hired to the Career Staff in October of 1987, serving the citizens of Brattleboro for the past 30 years. Al has been a very special employee, a dedicated firefighter and a role model for all. Al received the “Firefighter of the Year Award” in 2004 and a “Meritorious Unit Citation” for his work as part of a group during a very difficult patient extrication at a fatal car accident in 2014. Known for his calm and laid-back demeanor, Firefighter Olney has embraced the role of “senior firefighter”, taking new employees under his wing, and sharing his knowledge, wisdom and history with all of us.

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Saturday: Ukulele-in-a-Day Quickstart Workshop for Total Beginners

Question: Why are SO many people in town learning to play the Ukulele these days?

Answer: Because it is surprisingly easy, and SUPER-FUN.

Back by popular demand, Lisa McCormick is offering 2 sessions of her UKULELE-in-a-DAY workshop, starting this coming Saturday.

* Sat., Dec. 30, Next Stage Arts, Putney, VT. 10am-3pm.

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