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1842:

There will be a Lyceum Meeting at Wheeler’s Hall, Thursday at 7 c’clock, P.M. The following Question will be discussed: “Is Mesmerism true?”

1881:

With their usual obstinacy and contrariness, the authorities, instead of laying those Main street curb-stones crosswise of the street as we suggested, have actually placed them edgewise in the ground as it was originally intended they should go. The concrete pavement will not be laid until another season.

1881:

Mr. Larkin G. Mead is one of the competitors for the monument to be erected to King Victor Emanuel of Italy, 2000 designs which have been submitted.

1881:

At the annual fall race of the Brattleboro bicycle club on Tuesday afternoon, O.A. Marshall took the Hooker medal and W.S. Underwood the Club medal.

1881:

The railroad people hope to be able to occupy the new depot in course of another week. Better call it Dec 1st.

1887:

Crosby & Co. will begin the sale of feed and meal at their new storehouse, Dec 1.

1887:

Brattleboro reaches a new dignity this week in the establishment of a stock broker’s office. The firm of Miller Brothers, by whom the office is established, and a connection is had by special Western Union wire to Northampton, Keene, Springfield, Hartford, New Haven, and New York.

1887:

The prices for Thanksgiving poultry are considerably below those of last year, chickens retailing at 15 to 17 cents and turkeys at 20 cents per pound.

1887:

There are now 25 members of the Loisettian school of physiological memory.

1892:

To prevent confusion with the new state asylum at Waterbury, the name of the Vermont Asylum is to be changed to the Brattleboro Retreat, a bill permitting this to be done having been passed by the legislature.

1892:

The Hedgerow Debating society of the North street school held its first meeting of the season in Wells hall Friday evening. The question was “Resolved, That the Windham county buildings should remain where they are." The decision was in favor of the negative side. After piano playing an advertisement party was enjoyed.

1892:

It will interest many of the possessors of small telescopes that the comet recently discovered can be observed by them, and perhaps may be seen with the naked eye. Its position is near the Great Nebula in Andromeda, and 2 1/2 degrees south.

1898:

The iron work on the new Main street bridge was completed Wednesday and the street was fenced off and the temporary wood flooring on the west side was toen up preparatory to putting on the concrete and vitrified brick flooring.

1898:

“The Second Mrs. Brattleboro’s First Thanksgiving” is the title of a story written by Richard Minturn Peck, which appears in the current number of Collier’s Weekly.

1898:

The children of the Centreville school have sent a large number of vegetables to Mrs. Frank Wells to be distributed among the poor families of the town for use in their Thanksgiving supper.

2009:

Brattleboro School Board provides suggested skate park process for Crowell Park site.

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Q'ero Shamans of Peru - Exclusive Programs in Brattleboro June 8-16.

We invite you to join in this incredible opportunity to work with world renowned masters of the living energy, Q'ero pampamesayok shamans from the High Andes of Peru, Don Francisco & Doña Juanita.  

We live in a time when many of us are experiencing a time of awakening, life examination and new choices.  The programs being offered locally, as well as the two-day initiation workshop on Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, contain authentic rituals and ceremonies that are sure to help you unlock the special gifts you carry in ways that bring you joy and fulfillment.  

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Guatemala's Ríos Montt Genocide Conviction Omen for US Presidents and Their Hired Assassins

DESCRIPTION:
 Presiding Judge, "he knew about everything that was going on and he did not stop it, despite having the power to stop it from being carried out." US President Ronald Reagan also had the power, greater power, to stop the massacres being perpetrated by dictator General and President Ríos Montt.  Instead visited him in Guatemala City and praised Rios Montt as “a man of great personal integrity and commitment. Who was more guilty?

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Vermont Doctor Assisted Suicide Becomes Law Monday- I Don't Think It's Right - Do You?

Comment to "End-of-Life Bill Becomes Law Monday" Burlington Free Press in Vermont

Shumlin's List

If the " Nazi's"  over at the Vermont Board of Medical Practice and the "Nazi's"  "we" elected to the Vermont State Legislature would stop telling doctors how much prescription pain killers they can (and can NOT) prescribe, and stop hounding and stalking patients and trying to falsely accuse them of "selling" the scant few prescription painkillers they are allowed, while simultaneously the Police are scanning the Vermont  Prescription Drug Monitoring plan  patient history so they can harrass the patients; if all this wasn't going on, do you seriously think people would want a Lethal Injection if they had enough prescription painkillers to be comfortable?

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Weekend Concert Series - Kid Creole and the Coconuts 1985 Paris

This weekend we head to Paris in 1985 for the latin, big band funk of Kid Creole and the Coconuts.

The Kid is August Darnell, leader of this rogue group of musical pirates. With Cab Calloway styling, he leads the castaways through the evening’s performance, frequently resulting in interplay with the Coconuts.

The Coconuts are his background singers and dancers. They tease him and mock him because they know him. They know he’s broke, a scammer, and has a women in every port.

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Brattleboro Police-Fire Facility Building Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Police-Fire Facility Building Committee will meet on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 4:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8100

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Sanders to Host Danish Ambassador at Town Meetings in Burlington, Brattleboro and Montpelier

BURLINGTON, Vt., May 17– U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will welcome Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen of Denmark to Vermont for a series of town meetings this weekend.

Lessons the United States can learn from Denmark will be explored at town meetings in Burlington, Brattleboro and Montpelier.

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Sanders Welcomes Pope Francis Statement on Poverty

WASHINGTON, May 16 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today applauded Pope Francis for condemning a “cult of money” in the world that he said was oppressing the poor.

In a major speech at the Vatican on Thursday, Francis said the global financial system has worsened poverty while benefiting the wealthy few. “While the income of the minority is increasing exponentially, that of the majority of the majority is crumbling,” Francis said.

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Ask-a-Cop: Following Too Closely

"I often drive to and from Brattleboro on Rt 30, and often see extreme examples of tailgating. I usually set my cruise control close to the speed limit. This often results in a backup of cars behind me, and sometimes the car behind me doesn't honor safe stopping distances.

Do they still teach about stopping distances in Driver Ed? Is there a specific law against driving too close?

What's your advice in a tailgating situation? On a road like Rt 30, it's not practical or safe to pull over and let all the other drivers speed by."

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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 COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The BUHS #6 Planning and Policy Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, May 20, 2013 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

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Cabinet at Barnaby's Music Hall - Brattleboro, VT - 5/18/13

When it comes to the music of Cabinet, the essential bywords are soul, simplicity, and serious musicianship. In concert, the combination of these qualities invariably yields an experience that is so celebratory and moving that the very word Cabinet takes on a new, vivid meaning for anyone in the audience.

An inclusive and engaging energy is the uniting through-line as Cabinet weaves bluegrass, country and folk influences to powerful effect. Tight dynamics punctuate gorgeous, soaring harmonies as down-to-earth rhythm and lyrics give way to dreamy jams that are the musical equivalent of the back road scenic route.

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Tree Committee Looks at Skatepark

Referring to front page article in today's Reformer 5/15/13 "Clements also said that the plans are only on paper at this time and machinery or changes in drainage could have a further impact on the trees. These two trees will be trashed. I don't see any other way around it, " said Clements. The Reformer article neglected to mention one of the trees to be removed as a consequence and unlikely to survive the construction of the proposed skatepark project is the majestic Norway Spruce many have come to identify with Crowell Lot as one of the original estate trees that has up to now survived at least two major hurricanes, Irene most recently, and has often been the center of this contoversy and a primary example of what's at stake for those wanting to defend the right to preserve the park as a green area and natural tree lined setting void of excess concrete. 

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Fishtank Ensemble at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery Saturday, May 18

Twilight Music presents California-based, world music quartet Fishtank Ensemble at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery on Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 pm. The dynamic, virtuosic and fiery band plays a high-energy mix of Romanian, Gypsy jazz, flamenco, Balkan, Turkish, Greek and tango influenced music.

Fishtank Ensemble includes two explosive violins, the world's best slap bass player, musical saw, flamenco and gypsy jazz guitar, trombone, opera, jazz and gypsy vocals, accordion and one little banjolele. Formed in 2005 and playing everywhere from the hippest LA clubs to festivals, cultural centers, museums, parades and even on the street, the band tackles everything from French hot jazz to wild Serbian and Transylvanian gypsy anthems, flamenco and oddball originals.

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Sanders: As Deficit Declines Don’t Forget Working Families

WASHINGTON, May 15 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, today issued the following statement on a Congressional Budget Office report that the federal deficit is expected to total $642 billion in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30:

“It is very good news for our country that we are making progress on deficit reduction. President Obama inherited a $1.4 trillion deficit when President Bush left office more than four years ago. This year, the deficit is on track to be cut by more than half from what it was in January of 2009.”

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Celebrate Prevention Week Today @ The River Garden 12-1pm

Everyone can play a role in prevention and you can make a difference!

Stop by the River Garden today between 12-1pm and join Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition, Center for Health & Learning and Turning Point of Windham County to play games, win prizes and have fun while learning how you can improve the health and safety of our community!

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A Community Celebration at West River Park

On Saturday May 18th from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM the Brattleboro Recreation and Parks Board and the West River Park Committee will be hosting the Grand Opening Celebration for West River Park on Route 30 West, 1.3 miles past the entrance to The Brattleboro Retreat.

Please join the community for food and fun during this exciting opening day. Raffle tickets for a chance to win eight tickets to the Red Sox are currently being sold with the drawing at the park on the 18th. Any donations to the park will be gratefully accepted!

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Green Mountain Camp – Remembering & Reconnecting Reunion

On Saturday May 18th from 5 to 9 PM, Green Mountain Camp will be celebrating 96 years of memories at their reunion for friends and alumnae! Whether you are 9 or 90, there will be pictures, songs and stories to remind you of your magical time at Green Mountain Camp.

Come see what has changed at the camp and what has stayed the same. It’s a time to reconnect with old friends and make new ones as you enjoy a delicious spaghetti dinner, s’mores, and singing around the campfire. During the evening there will be guest appearances by past GMC directors. Tickets are $10 for the evening to benefit the scholarship fund.

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Setting Up a New Computer

I have to write my question here because I can't figure out how else to do it.

Do just files transfer, or do programs transfer as well? Do programs need to be re-downlaoded? Thanks, Dfk-b

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Brattleboro Board and Committee Vacancies

Terms of many Brattleboro committees and boards expire on June 30 of each year. The Town is looking for volunteers to serve on the following committees and boards:

Agricultural Advisory Board – 6 vacancies, 3-year term
Arts Committee – 4 vacancies, 3-year term
BASIC (Brattleboro Area Skatepark is Coming) – 2 vacancies
Brattleboro Housing Authority Representative – 1 vacancy, 5-year term
CPCC (Citizen Police Communications Committee) – 3 vacancies, 2-year term
Conservation Commission - 1 vacancy, 4-year term
Development Review Board – 2 vacancies, 3-year term
Development Review Board Alternate – 3 vacancies, 1-year term
Energy Committee – 2 vacancies for 3-year terms; 2 vacancies for 2-year terms
Energy Coordinator – 1 vacancy, 1-year term

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Vermont Humanities Council Seeks Nominations for Eleventh Annual Victor R. Swenson Humanities Educator Award

Seeking Excellent Teacher for Annual Award with $1,000 Prize

Montpelier, Vt. — Do you know a Vermont teacher who has inspired you and who deserves statewide recognition? Since 2003, the Vermont Humanities Council has honored such teachers with the Victor R. Swenson Humanities Educator Award, which recognizes a Vermont educator in grades 6 through 12 who exemplifies excellence in the teaching of the humanities. VHC seeks nominations for the 2013 award. Nominating letters are due July 1.
 

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