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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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Selectboard Meeting Notes - Number of Things, The Annual Hurting Of Feelings, and Climate Action

The Brattleboro Selectboard had numbers on the agenda for their final meeting of 2017. Budget numbers, audit numbers, financial reports, grants, and even dates on the calendar. They talked about numbers, reviewed numbers, noted errors and omissions, and made calculations.

They also had the annual visit from the designated downtown organization to hear about workplans and budgets. If you were expecting this to go smoothly, think again. Traditions must be kept...

In other matters, Brattleboro is taking action regarding climate action by joining the Vermont Climate Action Coalition.

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Women's Marching Continues On...

 

As we approach December 22nd, the end of the Congressional session, our lives and freedom are on the line. We have days left to stop some of the gravest injustices this Administration has thrown at us. Please call (202) 224-3121 to reach your Senators and your Representatives today.

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Pellet Stove Replacement Program

Green Mountain Home Repair, a program of the Windham & Windsor Housing Trust, is pleased to announce a pellet stove replacement program for Windham County residents. Eligible homeowners will get a price reduction of $2,000 to $4,000 on the cost of purchasing and installing an approved pellet stove to replace an old wood stove, or kerosene or propane heater.

Funding for this two-year program comes from the State of Vermont’s Clean Energy Development Fund. Each new pellet stove replacement will decrease pollution, increase energy efficiency, and reduce homeowner’s fuel usage. Loans are available to pay the remainder of the installation cost and all homeowners will get a complimentary home check up to review maintenance, health and safety concerns.

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Brattleboro Holiday Closures

In observance of the Christmas holiday:

Brattleboro Town offices will close at 12:00 noon on Friday, December 22, and will be closed through Monday, December 25, 2017, with the exception of emergency services.

Brooks Memorial Library will be open for regular hours on Friday, December 22. It will close at 12:00 noon on Saturday, December 23, and will remain closed through Monday, December 25, 2017.

All Recreation & Parks programs scheduled after 1:30pm on Friday, December 22 will be held as scheduled. The Nelson Withington Skating Facility will be closed on Sunday and Monday, December 24 and 25.

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Monday Night Snow Removal on Western Avenue

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 Western Ave area and side streets must be removed by 11:00pm or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

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Brattleboro Town Manager FY19 Budget Memo

The Brattleboro Selectboard will meet tomorrow (12/19 at 6:15pm) as previously warned. Town Manager Peter Elwell was asked to provide the Selectboard with a summary of Unfinished Business in connection with the FY19 Budget discussions. Attached is a copy of his memorandum (which has also been posted to the Town’s website under Selectboard Supporting Documents, New Business Part 2).

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

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BCTV Schedules Week of 12/18/17

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 12/18/17

Monday, December 18, 2017

12:00 am Historical Society of Windham County - Annual Meeting 2017 - Days Gone By

1:15 am The Rhema Word - 11/30/17

2:00 am Vote For Vermont - Politics and Graveyards

3:00 am Bear Pond Books - Bill McKibben

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu December 18 thru December 22

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu December 18 thru December 22

 

Dec. 18- Chicken Pot Pie

Cauliflower

Butternut Squash

Cranberry Mousse

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Electromagnetic Radiation

Whenever someone says “Let’s”, someone else immediately forms an ad-hoc group to oppose it. Doesn’t matter what is said after “let’s”.

Back in Edison’s days, people opposed putting electricity in homes. Some even claimed that electricity would “leak” from wall outlets and harm peoples’ health.

In the early days of TV, people feared “cathode rays” emanating from the cathode ray tubes in every TV. I can remember my mother telling me not to sit directly in front of the TV. Turns out these things are harmless streams of electrons, not rays at all, and they are entirely contained within the tubes.

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - December 19, 2017

The Brattleboro Selectboard will have their regular meeting on Tuesday, and will take up quite a few financial matters. They'll review their FY17 budget additions, review errors and omissions to the Grand List, consider financial reports, close out a grant, review Downtown Alliance workplans and budget, join a climate action effort, and more. You can bring up other matters not on the agenda during public participation.

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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 am - 1:30 pm. 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.

Dec. 18th - Dec. 22nd
Mon - liver & onions w/ mashed potato & veg
Tues - chicken fried rice w/ homemade eggrolls
Wed - spaghetti & meatballs w/ garlic bread
Thur - unstuffed cabbage casserole w/ salad
Fri - fried cod w/ coleslaw & fries

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New Year's Eve at the VFW. Public Invited!

Dec 31 2017 - 5:00pm - Jan 1 2018 - 12:30am

Come on out to the VFW and ring in the New Year with The Visitors Band.

For $20 a person, you get your choice of Prime Rib or Garlic Roasted Pork, baked potato, veg. salad and roll. Snacks are provided during the night, with a champagne toast at midnight for those of age. Yes, we've got the noisemakers, beads, and hats too.

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Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 8:00am 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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Selectboard Special Meeting Notes: The 12 Items of Budget-mas

The Brattleboro Selectboard had a special Thursday meeting to discuss other items not currently in the FY19 budget. This list included possible new employees, equipment, training, funding, and even some consideration of a donation to the skatepark project.

You can sing along at home. See below.

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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

The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

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iBrattleboro Supports Net Neutrality

It should come as no surprise that iBrattleboro is a supporter of Net Neutrality. It's essential for a vibrant, free, all-access internet.

Getting rid of it opens up the possibility and likelihood of ISP's deciding what internet content gets seen, and what sites get traffic. Comcast content will slide right to you; iBrattleboro content, well maybe.

Internet access should be treated like a utility. It's a necessity, like water and electricity.

We don't pay extra for water to cook with and less for water to wash with -- it is on, or off.

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Savings Bank of Walpole To Join New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB)

Savings Bank of Walpole to join New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB)

New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Savings Bank of Walpole (SBW) to join its organization. New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp, a mutual holding company, was formed in 2013 when two New Hampshire-based community banks, Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack) and Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) formally affiliated – the first relationship of its kind in New Hampshire. In 2015, MillRiver Wealth Management became the third subsidiary when it was created from the investment services arms of
MVSB and the Merrimack.

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Discounts at the Library Like-New Book Sale - Ongoing Until They Are Gone!

The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library put in a lot of time and effort the other week to help the rush of book-loving holiday shoppers!

There are still books left, so please stop by to check out the remaining books, children's books, puzzles, DVDs and audio books. They have now been further discounted to help you save for the holidays. Books are now an extra dollar off, and Audiobooks are now 1/2 price!

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The Drawing Studio Winter Open House

Please join us this Thursday December 14th for an Open House at The Drawing Studio from 4 to 7 pm. Come and learn about our classes in traditional and experimental drawing practices, color mixing and composition, as well as our weekly drop in life drawing groups. We also have gift certificates available if you want to bring art into the life of someone you love this Winter.

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Brattleboro Parking Lot Snow Removal Tuesday Night

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 parking lots in the downtown area this evening.

Parked vehicles in the downtown parking lots must be removed by 1:00am or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

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