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1840:

For Sale, at Chas. C. Frosts’s Sign of the Golden Boot, north-end Hall’s building, India Rubber Shoes, of superior quality, Blacking, in liquid, paste and powder; Waterproof paste, which renders leather impervious to water; Boot and Shoe Kit, Pegs, &c.

1840:

Why can’t people put bells on their horses when snow is on the ground? One might as well attempt to dodge ‘chain lightning’ as avoid sleighs in full speed without bells. Where is now the benefit of a Village Corporation if we do not see to this?

1845:

20 Pieces Tickings of all qualities, common, medium, and super, for sale by C. Townsley & Son.

1857:

Since our last issue we have had a spell of weather and a snowstorm that has been much more productive of interest to the meteorologist than to travelers or families short of wood, coal, and provisions. Sunday and Monday, the 18th and 19th days of January, will long be remembered for the intense cold of one and the severe storm of the other.

1861:

James Fisk, Jr. of this village, and H.D. Smith of South Adams have formed a copartnership in the silk and shawl trade, and will run their splendid peddling wagons through New England states in time to come.

1861:

The snow storm of Wednesday of last week was of a severer character and more damaging to railway locomotion than any one experienced in this vicinity for several years. Less than a foot of snow fell but it was nearly as compact and heavy as hail, and without sufficient moisture to give it coherence.

1873:

Wood is scarce.

1873:

Messrs. J. Estey & Co,. our well known cottage organ manufacturers, report upwards of 8,000 instruments turned off during the year 1872.

1879:

Hawley is just home from New York with bargains in table linen, napkins, shawls, dress goods, handkerchiefs, skirts, white checked nainsooks and pique; Hamburg embroidery; also some new things for his 5 cent counter and some new white and medium ground prints.

1890:

Miss Mary Howe and her brother Mr. Lucien Howe, have fixed upon Tuesday evening, February 11, as the date of their concert to be given in response to the request of Brattleboro citizens. They are to be assisted by the Beethoven club, Mr. C.N. Allen leader, the same organization which assisted Miss Howe’s farewell concert in November, 1888.

1890:

Cassie Timson, aged four and a half years, picked some arbutus this week in the pine woods near her home in Esteyville. The blossoms were as fresh and fragrant as in May.

1890:

La grippe still counts a good many victims in town, although the disease prevails less generally than last week, when it probably reached its highest point. The attendance in the public schools is gradually returning to the normal point. The Chase street, High street, and Washington street primary schools have been closed on account of the illness of the teachers.

1890:

The friends and neighbors of Mrs. Grauhering gave her a pleasant surprise on Wednesday, her 50th birthday, presenting her with an easy chair and a sum of money as tokens of their friendship and goodwill.

1896:

The latest attraction in Pullen & Whitney’s show window is an electric motor which furnishes power for running the coffee grinder.

1896:

The town house will be thrown open to the inspection of the public next week Saturday afternoon, Feb 1, beginning at 2 o”clock. The dedicatory exercises will occur in the evening. As the hall and furnishings are new it is suggested that tobacco-users and peanut-eaters leave their favorite luxuries at home.

1896:

Hackley & Moran announce that they are about to put in a complete bicycle repair shop, including facilities for reenameling. It is their purpose to do everything in this line of work which it has been necessary to send to city shops heretofore.

1896:

Morse & Edgett, the real estate dealers, are having quite a large correspondence with out-of-town people desirous of buying farm and village property.

1896:

The trolley wire snapped in two near I.O.P. Smith’s on Canal street yesterday. It will be spliced as soon as supplies are received, but is now held together by clamps, and the trolley pole is raised when the break is reached.

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - December 19, 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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)

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

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The Drawing Studio Winter Open House

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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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Celebrate Life, The War that Never Was, at Everyone's Books and ArtRageous

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Beautiful children's music and CD track that you can listen to for FREE. Whether child or adult it is delightful! Enjoy!

https://namayajazzpoetstoryteller.bandcamp.com/album/on-the-island-of-bi...

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Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee Meeting Cancelled

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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 Board of Listers Special Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Board of Listers will hold a special meeting on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 9:00am in the Assessor’s Office (Suite 109) 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 Selectboard Special Meeting Agenda

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

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BCTV Schedules Week of 12/11/17

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 12/11/17

Monday, December 11, 2017

12:30 am Havana Fairfax Connection

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Dec. 11th - Dec. 15th
Mon - shepherd's pie w/ salad
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Library Raffle Fundraiser: Holiday Gift Baskets - Books and More!

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The Alt-Right / NeoNazi Threat

I’ve known about the existence if these people for a long time. I have always felt that they kept a low profile because they realized that their views were antithetical to mainstream ideas in America and they wished to avoid conflict. They could share their ideas with each other, and gloat over how ignorant the rest of us were.

In part because of limited exposure, I believed their numbers have been small, and their influence insignificant.

This may not be the case.

Recently, a friend whose judgement I respect sent me an essay that puts the lie to my beliefs. If it is in any respect true, we’re all in deep trouble.

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu December 11 thru December 15

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Dec. 11 - Swedish Meatballs

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