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1740:

Captain Josiah Willard informs the governor that they will build stockade fence and sentry boxes. He and others loan the government money to get it done.

1847:

A meeting of individuals, representing several of the districts in town, was recently held for the purpose of making arrangement for a Common School Celebration, if thought expedient. It is expected that several addresses will be made and hoped that the occasion will be one of much interest both to parents and children. A procession of the children and teachers will be formed at the Centre School House, thence be marched to a grove.

1864:

We understand that accommodations for over 1,000 patients are nearly ready at the U.S. Hospital in this village. If the fighting should long continue to be as severe as it has been thus far in the campaign, all the hospital will be full.

1881:

About 50 volumes of valuable new books, including biography, travel, and fiction, have been added to the public library.

1881:

Geo. E. Crowell is making some desirable improvements upon his “Salisbury place,” at the head of High street, including the blasting away of the ledge next to the street. Besides improving the place, this will enable the street and sidewalk to be widened, as they should be.

1881:

For an absolute unique specimen of an unintelligible botch, combined with an exhibition of dense and hopeless ignorance, commend us to recommend the Defamer’s account of the High school graduating exercises last week.

1892:

Work on the new Canal street schoolhouse is progressing rapidly. The first floor is on and the walls will be ready for the second floor next week.

1898:

The Brattleboro Gaslight Company now has more than 80 customers who are using gas for cooking during the summer months. The expense of fuel begins only when the cooking begins, and it stops instantly when the work is done.

1898:

J. H. Chamberlain will sell at the Brooks House stables, 28 horses brought to him in an express car from Indiana. This is the last load of the season. The shipment includes matched pairs, single drivers, grocery, farm, and draft horses.

1904:

Dummerston’s reputation for political irregularities has been extended this week by stories of ballot box stuffing at the caucus Saturday night.

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We Need Your Help: Become A Vermont Invasive Patroller!

Saturday, June 10, 10:30 - 2:00 PM

Marlboro Graduate Center, Room 2E, 28 Vernon Street, Brattleboro

Join Vermont DEC Lakes and Ponds Program staff for a workshop offered through the Vermont Invasive Patrollers (VIP) program. Learn the difference between native, exotic, nuisance and invasive species; how invasive species are introduced and established; how to differentiate native aquatic plants and animals from their invasive lookalikes (plants will be emphasized); and how to conduct surveys for aquatic invasive species in waterbodies.

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Ever Get A Call Like This?

Hello, my name’s Mike and I’m calling you from “Vindows” Technical department.  (Misspelling deliberate).

He goes on something like: Your Vindows has notified us that hackers have broken into your computer and are attempting to remove funds from your bank account. Ve are here to help you.

The bad news is, HE is the hacker and if you do what he tells you, he’ll clean out your bank account(s).

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BCTV Schedules Week of 5/29/17

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 5/29/17

Monday, May 29, 2017

12:00 am Common Good VT: The Data Driven Nonprofit

1:50 am TED Talks: Laura Galante: How to Exploit Democracy

2:00 am What Is Justice? - VT Buddhist Peace Fellowship

3:48 am Osher Lecture Series: Japanese Anime Master Hiyao Miyazaki

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Derek From Gematrinator.com on WVEW Tuesday Night 6-8pm

Join DJ Pockets, this tuesday May 30th, for another experience you won't soon forget.

Derek is the webmaster for Gematrinator.com. Gematria is an ancient mystical practice. It is the language of the elite powers that shouldn't be that run the world. They code numbers into words and use the same numbers. Through Gematria, one gains a deep understanding of how scripted and staged our reality really is.

tune in to "buttahmilk" 6pm-8pm Tuesday on Brattleboro Community Radio/WVEW-LPfm
107.7fm in town or www.wvew.org streaming.

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Downtown Farmers' Market Opens Tuesday, May 30

The Downtown Farmers' Market will commence its season on Tuesday, May 30 from 4 to 7pm on Flat Street. We have a terrific roster of vendors this year, including Rigani Wood-Fired Pizza, Bread from the Earth, Circle Mountain Farm, Deer Ridge Farm, Full Plate Farm, Basin Farm, and more! Debit/credit and EBT accepted, and we offer a coupon match up to $10 for EBT food stamp customers.

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That Time the World Champion Celtics Played in Brattleboro

In 1957 the Celtic legends Bill Russell, Bob Cousy and Sam Jones played in the Brattleboro High School gym. Art Freeman remembers them well, but also remembers unsung hero, power forward Jim Loscutoff. Here's the story...

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Twilight on the Tavern Lawn presents Sunny Lowdown and The Ice Cream Men on Sunday, May 28

Twilight Music begins its 15th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk rock, world beat, rock, pop, Celtic, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, May 28 with blues quartet Sunny Lowdown and the Ice Cream Men. The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 20. All concerts begin at 6:00 pm in downtown Putney on the Putney Tavern lawn (bring a lawn chair or blanket) or at Next Stage at 15 Kimball Hill in case of rain. The series is sponsored by the Town of Putney, Soundview Paper Company, The Putney Food Co-op, The Stockwell Brothers and many other Putney businesses and organizations. The concerts are free to the public (donations are accepted) and food will be available. For more information, call 802-387-5772 or visit www.twilightmusic.org.

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Weather Anomaly

According to Weather Underground, at 9:30 AM, Brattleboro is the only place in the entire Northeast in which it’s raining.

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Part 3 Federal Marijuana Laws, "20 Years and Not More Than Life Imprisonment", Etc!

PART 3 FEDERAL MARIJUANA LAWS: In part 3 we look at some of Title 21, and then take another break, because reading marijuana laws is really boring; or too shocking and upsetting to read the draconian prison terms. No wonder the U.S. Congress got away with making so many laws, they just figure the public goes to sleep trying to read them.

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Lay of the Land: Paintings by Julia Jensen at Next Stage

From May 25 to August 22 May 26, Next Stage Arts Gallery is showing works by Artist Julia Jensen in a show titled "Lay of the Land."

Artist Statement: Julia Jensen

I have been painting landscapes for years drawing on my experiences living in Vermont and Nantucket. Landscape gives me a foothold on the path to an interior experience of art. At root all painting is about expression of direct experience. Paintings exist at the meeting ground between the external world and one’s internal, emotional, and spiritual responses to it. For me, landscape is the perfect point of access for this exploration.

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu May 30 thru June 2

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu May 30 thru June 2

May 29 CLOSED FOR THE MEMORIAL HOLIDAY

May 30 - Artisan
Pizza

California Mixed Vegetables

Sweet Potato

Mango

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VFW Lunch Specials May 29th - June 2nd

The Brattleboro VFW at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Mon - Fri from 11:30 - 1:30. Specials are only $6 a plate. Burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken wings, soups and sandwiches are also available.
Take outs available by calling 257-0438

Mon - open, no lunch served
Tues - mushroom swiss burger w/ French fries
Wed - hot dogs w/ mac & cheese
Thur - roast pork, mashed potato, gravy, veg.
Fri - homemade crab cakes w/ onion rings

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June 21 Demonstration In Montpelier, VT: Bring Signs Asking Legislators To Over-ride Gov. Scott's Veto Of Recreational Marijuana

June 21 Demonstration In Montpelier, VT: Bring Signs Asking Legislators To Over-ride Gov. Scott's Veto Of Recreational Marijuana to vote to over-ride Vermont Governor Phil Scott's veto of recreational marijuana S. 22 Bill in this June 21, 2017 Veto Session, a joint session of all Vermont State Representatives and Vermont State Senators voting yes or no to over-ride Vermont Governor Phil Scott's veto of recreational marijuana!

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Brattleboro Community Justice Center Executive Director Retires

Brattleboro Community Justice Center, will be retiring in August. Kehnemuyi stepped into the position in August 2015 during a period of significant organizational changes, including new by-laws, a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Town of Brattleboro, and a new Board of Directors. During these organizational changes, Kehnemuyi has overseen the day-to-day operations of the BCJC, providing Restorative Justice programs for the Department of Corrections and the Brattleboro Area community. The BCJC is stronger for his service.

The Board of Directors has begun a search for a new Executive Director to continue and expand the work of the BCJC, which is dedicated to the peaceful resolution of conflict.

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Field Trip

The scene is the Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tennessee. For those unaware, in addition to its nickname as the birthplace of rock and roll, and being the largest city on the Mississippi River, Memphis is named after another Delta city, the ancient capital of lower Egypt, a mighty dynasty long since vanished into oblivion. Most notably, Memphis is where Martin Luther King was shot. That exact spot being the setting for this encounter. 

King was killed on the balcony of Room 306 in the Lorraine Motel, and as you can see from pictures, something is frozen in time there.  Strikingly, the Civil Rights Museum is built into the Lorraine Motel. Its galleries mushroomed from the original motel, now one of the more intense curatorial excursions you can take in this country concerning the plight of African Americans.  

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of May 29th

I-91

All traffic (northbound and southbound) has been shifted onto the new bridge structure! Southbound traffic will be limited to one 12’ wide lane as construction activities continue for the southbound roadway.

Single lane and shoulder closures for northbound traffic throughout the project limits will be installed as needed for construction activities. Please follow advanced warning signs.

The Exit 3 On-Ramps will be closed on Monday, 5/29/17, from 11am to 6pm due to expected holiday traffic. Please use the RT5 (Putney Road) detour accordingly.

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Author Reading: Horse-Drawn Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm

We hope you will join us as Peter Gould presents his new book, Horse-Drawn Yogurt: Stories from Total Loss Farm, here at Brooks Memorial Library, on Wednesday, June 14, at 7:00, downstairs in the Main Reading Room.

Gould was a founding member of the 1970's "Back-to-the-Land" commune movement in Vermont, a story he has told in various ways in his two nationally-known novels, "Burnt Toast" and "Write Naked," which won the 2009 National Green Earth Book Award.

Horse-Drawn Yogurt, from Green Writers Press, is his first published non-fiction book. It's a collection of true-life stories of a young man’s life on a Vermont farm commune at the height of the movement.

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Gov Vetoes Marijuana Bill

There is a lot of conversation going around about the Governor's veto. It is indeed on the veto session for June 21. But there is no way the General Assembly will override it. While we do have the votes in the Senate to do so (2/3 is needed, that means 20 in the Senate) but the House does not have the votes. It only passed with about 80+votes and they would need 100 to override. So the bill is dead until next January when we will see if there is any compromise he can live with.

His two concerns seem to be driver safety: we do not have a road side test but we know that people were arrested for drunk driving before there were breathalyzers and we know that the best road side test in Drug Recognition Experts (which we have and the bill would have allowed more to be trained).

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They’re Coming To Take You Away, Ha, Ha.

Warning! Reader Discretion. Graphic Fascist thoughts and feelings may be realized. All of you internet denizens of free speech and antiestablishment, if you don't want "to be scooped up," beware! Pay particular attention to the italics in the last paragraph

Words like fascist and authoritarian get thrown around too promiscuously. But there is no other way to describe David Clarke, who today announced that he was named assistant secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.The Department has not confirmed Clarke’s appointment.) Clarke occupies the extremist, anti-democratic fringe of far-right officials, even by the standards of the Trump administration.

Clarke, a Milwaukee sheriff, rocketed into national prominence as a conservative provocateur by virtue of his rabid opposition to Black Lives Matter.

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Special Vermont Legislature Session June 21, 2017 To Vote Yes Or No To Over-Ride Veto Of Recreational Marijuana Law

Other news wrongly reported that the bill is dead. It is not dead. It is waiting upon the Vermont State Legislature to decide whether or not to over-ride Governor Phil Scott's veto of the recreational marijuana bill. 

I called the Vermont State Legislature 1-802-828-2228 and my question was directed to the Senate Secretary who stated that the June 21 sesson is a session where the legislators vote to over-ride a veto, and that s.22 recreational marijuana is on the list to vote on that day. Don't listen to fake news, no matter how important they tell you they are. Do your own research and make your own phone calls.

http://legislature.vermont.gov/the-state-house/civic-education/how-a-bil...

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