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1846:

Windham Provident Institution for Savings chartered.

1857:

Ho for good soap, plenty of fun and liberal premiums - fun and premiums gratis - soap at the usual price. Ross 2nd will address the ladies and gentlemen of Brattleboro and vicinity, Friday evening at Town Hall. Subject: matters and things in general, and soap in particular.

1857:

The bridge over the Connecticut River is rapidly approaching a completion, and will be opened for travel in a few days. The new bridge is about four feet higher than the old one. The central pier has been relaid in the most thorough manner. We think both are safe from ice and floods.

1861:

A preliminary meeting of the “loyal women” of our village was held on Monday, with reference to acting in concert with the Sanitary Commission, recently established for the relief of our sick and wounded soldiers at the seat of war.

1873:

Leonard & Roess, cigar makers, have discharged about one-fourth of their help - 12 or 15 hands - on account of the hard times.

1879:

J.S. Brown and wife were pelted with eggs on Elliot street last Thursday evening by a party of young roughs, as they were returning from a temperance meeting. It is not supposed that any responsible person had a hand in the affair, but it was an outrageous occurrence, and one of a kind which is always sure to stir up a public sentiment against the parties engaging in it.

1879:

G.G. Green has not been appointed liquor agent, and states, moreover, that he will not, under any circumstances accept the office.

1884:

The bill changing the time of holding our annual village meeting from the first Monday in December to the first Tuesday in May has passed both houses of the legislature and was signed by the governor yesterday.

1884:

Barrett, the machinist, has some of his new patent roller-skates completed and on sale at B.A. Clark’s. They are handsomely finished and undoubtedly possess points of decided superiority over any other roller skate made. If their sale is properly pushed their manufacture ought to become an important item of business here.

1884:

Mr. Matthews’s steamboat, which was to navigate the Connecticut river in this vicinity, on a trial trip the other day proved unable to ascend Hastings rapids.

1890:

Some of the base ball enthusiasts are doing a good piece of work on the island in grading the base ball ground. When finished the infield will be entirely level and in fine shape for next season’s games.

1890:

Dr. Lawton, for nine years past the senior assistant physician at the asylum, has been granted leave of absence for a year to pursue a further course of study, and to go abroad.

1890:

The big and ugly light pole erected on Main street in front of the Herrick & Wyman building proved so objectionable for the property owners, and so unsatisfactory for the company’s purposes, that it was taken down on Tuesday morning.

1902:

Reverend George B. Lawson becomes minister at First Baptist Church in Brattleboro.

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'Active Shooter Alert' At Dartmouth-Hitchcock

"Active shooter alert" reported at Dartmouth Hitchcock at 2 pm. Reformer says

"The has issued a be-on-the-lookout for a blue Ford Focus with RI plates, 91S, subject involved in an active shooting at

The hospital was put on lock down.

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Terrace Street Closure

Terrace Street will be closed beginning Tuesday, September 12, 2017 and continuing intermittently for approximately three weeks, from 7:00am to 5:00pm to prepare for paving. The Department of Public Works is upgrading the drainage and also making sidewalk repairs in this area. Vehicular access to residences and businesses will be maintained throughout the project.

If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Tyler, Highway and Utilities Superintendent, at the Brattleboro Department of Public Works at (802) 254-4255 or htyler@brattleboro.org.

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Harmony Parking Lot 2nd Project Update

The public can expect the east side of the Harmony Parking Lot to remain closed to vehicular traffic and the west side to remain open to vehicular traffic through, Thursday, September 14, 2017.

The entire Harmony Parking Lot, both the east and the west sides, will be closed to all vehicular traffic on Friday, September 15, 2017. The Harmony Parking Lot is expected to be open for vehicular traffic during the weekend on Saturday, September 16, 2017 and September 17, 2017. The entire Harmony Parking Lot, both the east and the west sides, will again be closed to all vehicular traffic on Monday, September 18, 2017 and Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

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Join SeVWA in Cleaning Up Local Rivers

Join others to help clean up the rivers of Southeastern Vermont!

Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance is sponsoring a Source to Sea river cleanup event.

Saturday, September 23

9 AM till 12 NOON

Meet @ the Dummerston Covered Bridge, Route 30, Dummerston

  • Work gloves & trash bags are provided courtesy of the CT River Conservancy
  • Water, coffee and snacks will be on hand
  • Complimentary “thank you” tee shirt!
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Next West Brattleboro Association Meeting September 14th

The next monthly meeting of the West Brattleboro Association (WBA) will be held on Thursday, September 14th at 7:00 PM at the Hayes Court Community Room on Garfield Drive.

After a review of the treasury report and the 2017 budget, there will be updates on the Neighborhood Fund and a discussion of possible Trustee elections and by-law changes.

On the agenda also will be the question of whether to go ahead with the Chicken Barbecue planned for Columbus Day weekend on October 7th.

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Artist Opening at MGFA: Susan Osgood, "Mapping the Unknown"

Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts is proud to feature Mapping the Unknown, an exhibition of monotypes, oil paintings and collages by Susan Osgood.  The exhibit showcases work featured in the book A Ghost of Water: Poems by GennaRose Nethercott Inspired by the Art of Susan Osgood. An opening reception is set to take place Thursday, September 21 from 5 -7pm, with an Artist Talk scheduled for Saturday, October 28 at 5pm. A special reading of A Ghost of Water by GennaRose Nethercott will take place in the gallery during the Brattleboro Literary Festival on Sunday, October 15 at 5:30pm. The exhibit will run through November 5.

Susan Osgood’s work is known for its rich use of atmospheric color fields which, combined with calligraphic surface lines form a sense of intriguing depth. The atmospheric backgrounds that rest beneath fluid, map-like lines in Mapping the Unknown transport the viewer “to the place of not-knowing--where we are suspended for a moment in the timelessness of curiosity and fascination.” It is through this shared fascination with the allusions of color and the power of light and darkness that viewers are brought to a world free of objectivism, energized by its sense of mystery.

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Comcast Suing Vermont - Doesn't Want to Expand Broadband

Ahh, Comcast. They earn $21 billion each quarter. Keep that in mind.

Comcast is suing Vermont because the state has required Comcast to retain public access programming and expand access by "no less than 550 miles" of cable to underserved areas of the state. Vermont's Public Utility Division put the requirements into a new 11 year permit for the company.

The extension of broadband access was a known issue for Vermont when Comcast bought Adelphia in 2005. Vermont argues that Comcast has shown no evidence that the need for expanding broadband has diminished, so the conditions still apply.

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9/11 Official Story

Today is the 16th anniversary of the atrocity.

Facts: Nineteen men hijacked four fuel-loaded US commercial airplanes bound for west coast destinations.

A total of 2,977 people were killed in New York City, Washington, DC and outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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Brattleboro Police - New HQ Open House

Construction on the new Police Station is complete and the department will soon be operating out of the new building. The Town of Brattleboro and the Police Department personnel are proud of the new station and invite the public to tour the facilities, meet the Police Officers, and attend the Ribbon Cutting and “Button Pushing” ceremonies.

Police Station Open House
and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Friday, September 15, 2017
Open House from 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Brief Remarks, Ribbon Cutting, and Button Pushing at 3:00m
Light Refreshments Will Be Served

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BCTV Schedules Week of 9/11/17

BCTV Channel 8 Schedule for the week of 9/11/17

Monday, September 11, 2017

12:40 am The Brattleboro Retreat's Ride for Heroes - 8th Annual Ride for Heroes Keynote Speeches 8/19/17

1:00 am Abled And On Air - Americans With Disabilitis Act - VT Center for Independent Living Part 2

1:30 am Senior Moments - Tiny House

3:00 am The World Fusion Show - Season 1, Ep 4 - Derrik Jordan

4:00 am VT Film Essentials - The Graduate

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Lights, Camera, Auction Event to Benefit Main Street Arts

SAXTONS RIVER, Vt. - An array of the work of local artists is on the auction block for Main Street Arts’ Lights, Camera, Auction benefit event Saturday, Sept. 16.

The live and silent auctions get underway at 5 p.m., with appetizers catered by Harvest Moon and a cash bar provided by the Saxtons River Inn.

Artists who have contributed to the event include Charlie Hunter, Jeanette Staley, Collin Leech, Scott J. Morgan, Eric Aho, JoAnne Russo and Ailyn Hoey. Also donating art are Julia Zanes, Donald Saaf, Melanie Gregory, Shane Harris, Sloan Dawson and Natalie Blake.

Dinners, services, vacation opportunities, a pizza night, a custom watercolor of the winner’s home, an eggs Benedict breakfast and other items will also be auctioned off.

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Scott Farm and Eden Specialty Ciders Host an All-New Kingston Black Hard Cider Festival featuring 5 Cider Makers from 4 States - Sept 24, 2017

Scott Farm and Eden Specialty Ciders Host an All-New Kingston Black Hard Cider Festival featuring 5 Cider Makers from 4 States- Sept 24, 2017

 In honor of the Kingston Black, the “One Apple to Rule them All”, five cider makers from four states come together at Scott Farm Orchard on Sunday, September 24 from 12-4PM to showcase their hard ciders—made with this highly-prized heirloom apple, sparsely grown in the U.S.

 Hard cider enthusiasts have the opportunity to meet Scott Farm orchardist Ezekiel Goodband, cider makers from Eden Specialty Ciders of Newport, VT, Farnum Hill Ciders of Lebanon, NH, Slyboro Ciderhouse of Granville, NY, Stormalong Ciders of Sherborn, MA, and Whetstone Ciderworks of Marlboro, VT, as well as Chelsea Green Senior Editor Ben Watson, author of Cider Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions and Making Your Own, who will be available to sign books.

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VFW $6 Lunch Specials Sept. 11th - Sept. 15th. Open to the Public!

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

Sept. 11th - Sept. 15th

Mon - salisbury steak w/ mashed potato, mushroom gravy, & veg
*Tues - fried chicken, mashed potato, gravy & corn...
Wed - meatball grinder w/ salad
Thur - corned beef dinner
Fri - fried shrimp w/ french fries

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13 Year Old Child Running for Governor of Vermont?

Sept.9, 2017 OPEN LETTER FROM A VERMONTER TO U.S. SENATOR RICHARD BURR (NORTH CAROLINA) Dear United States Senator Richard Burr (North Carolina): I appreciated your note upon my arrival in North Carolina to visit relatives, clearly labelled, "visiting North Carolina", on the address part, and I think your mail delivery is excellent to find me there.

We enjoyed visiting the Bryson City area west of Asheville, NC, and the Total Solar Eclipse within the 70 mile zone, and tubing on the river.

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"Prayers for Peace in Print, Paper & Paint" Exhibit Opens Sun. at 2:00

West Brattleboro -- The gallery spaces in All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist in West Brattleboro are hosting Stu Copans’ annual exhibit of papercuts along with work with a Peace theme by three other artists through the end of October.

In many societies, spiritual values are carried not in the mind or in words but in physical objects such as beads, spirit houses, amulets, or icons. The role of the artist is to convert the spiritual into the physical, to rework and alter the physical object so it contains and is inhabited by the spirit. In this show, four artists embody their yearnings for peace in works of art.

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu September 11 thru September 15

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu September 11 thru September 15

 

Sept. 11 - Shepherd’s Pie

Broccoli

Pumpkin Muffin

Tropical Fruit

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Attorney General Alert: Major Data Breach Affecting Over 240,000 Vermonters

Issued By: Vermont - Attorney General's Office
Affected Jurisdictions: Vermont

Equifax, a credit reporting agency, has reported a massive data breach of sensitive consumer information. This breach includes Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and possibly even driver’s license and credit card information. Most Vermont adults are likely impacted by this breach.

Get the latest information and learn more steps you can take to protect yourself from possible identity theft at consumer.vermont.gov, or call us at 800-649-2424

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Harmony Parking Lot Project Update

The public can expect the east side of the Harmony Parking Lot to remain closed to vehicular traffic and the west side to remain open to vehicular traffic, on Monday, September 11, 2017 and Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

The entire Harmony Parking Lot, both the east and the west sides, will be closed to all vehicular traffic beginning on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 and continuing through Friday, September 15, 2017.

The contractor’s hours of operation are permitted as follows: Monday through Thursday 7:00am to 7:00pm; Friday 7:00am to 5:00pm; and, Saturday and Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm.

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Act 46 Study Committee Meeting Agenda and Minutes

ACT 46 STUDY COMMITTEE Representing the Brattleboro Town School District, Dummerston Town School District, Guilford Town School District, Putney Town School District and the Vernon Town School District
http://www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF MEETING

The Act 46 Study Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

AGENDA

I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m. – Alice Laughlin, Committee Chair

II. REVIEW, PRIORITIZE AND ESTABLISH DESIRED OUTCOMES FOR MEETING BY CHAIRPERSON.

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Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will hold a special meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 8:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 4:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

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