The Brattleboro Tyrannosaurus Spenditall Rex is descended from the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates. Often times they are referred to by taxpayers as Ovis Aries. For many years they have had a deep and entrenched place in Brattleboro history as they live their lives leisurely gazing on the hillsides they can not afford to own counting other people’s money. As a species on the verge of fiscal extinction, Tyrannosaurus Spenditalls have minimal hearing and are very sensitive to noise when they are told to herd together and be quiet. They tend to be very docile but become excited when appropriating money they do not have. Their life expectancy varies, however, some Tyrannosaurus Spenditalls want older Tyrannosaurus Spenditalls to voluntarily check out early to free up more single payer health care funds for all of the precious young Tyrannosaurus Spenditalls in Vermont who are unemployable and beyond useless.
Even with a chill in the air and snow on the ground, members of the Brattleboro River Rats baseball team have been working out in preparation for the start of the Connecticut River Valley Baseball League Season next month. Brattleboro’s only adult baseball team is also looking for a few players to fill some open spots on the squad
Please note that the following message and was sent to Representative Town Meeting Members today. If you are a Town Meeting Representative, please accept my apologies for seeing this message twice. If you concur that amending Article 21 to require continued operation of the River Garden while ownership issues are resolved with oversight from Town Meeting, please reach out to Town Meeting Members in your District.
At Guilford Town Meeting someone referred to Mr. DeGray having commented on the Guilford Middle School issue “on the radio.” Since I wanted to speak on the school issue I decided not to rise and ask the person for more info, because that would have counted as my “turn” to speak. But I was wondering if anyone can tell me about that radio program (WTSA or WKVT I presume?)
Do the stations have an archive of programs? I’d like to review whatever comments Brattleboro’s Selectboard Chair made on that occasion. I would guess it was an elaboration on his amenndment to the BUHS budget that passed at the district annual meeing on Feb. 12.
Last weekend’s performance was the Who from 1970, when they were in the midst of a run of highly successful albums that included Tommy (’69), Who’s Next (’71) and Quadrophenia (’73).
By 1977, the year before this weekend’s concert takes place the Who’s formidable energies were tied up in legal wrangling over royalties.
Finally, one night in March of that year Pete Townsend, the group’s guitarist and principal song writer and in this instance, negotiator walked out of an 11 hour meeting with a seven figure check in his hand.
He headed to a bar called the Speakeasy where a couple of his protégés were playing (John Otway and Wild Willy Barrett). He got drunk on only two shots of whiskey.
The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 5:30pm at Academy School on Western Avenue in West Brattleboro in the gymnasium. It is anticipated that the Board will enter into executive session at 5:30pm and reconvene the public meeting thereafter.
Brattleboro Town Manager’s Office
I grew up on a small farm not far from the western shore of the Chesapeake. Summers meant daily hard work, up before dawn and out long after dusk, until the mosquitoes mercifully carried us off the fields. There was little respite for working kids who lived on an organic subsistence long before we ever knew what the word organic meant.
Some leisure time, though, was to be had for me: down at the swimming hole, scampering after the ice cream truck, badminton nets on the grassy lawn, softball with the flirty girls and showoff boys, cookouts under the apple trees; laying on the still-warm grass gazing up at the carpet of stars that blanketed the night sky and using my imagination when my mind was not otherwise occupied with work and play.
Today In History
Events for Sep 27
Wanted. In exchange for Goods, Seven and Eleven Straw Braid, by Blake & Lawrence.
Reverend Moses Field gave in his resignation to the Baptist Church, on account of ill health, which was accepted.
Leeches. 500 Healthy Swedish Leeches, for sale by Dutton & Clark.
This is the season when the farmers have their jubilee. State, County and town fairs are held in every direction. We trust that the spirited farmers of this county will make such a showing of their agricultural products as will be worthy of their standing.
Lyman Bliss, proprietor of the well known Bliss farm, in the north part of the town, has been putting up a new and handsome dwelling house this season, which is nearly completed.
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Panorama of Downtown Brattleboro, June 23, 2021 by Dan Axtell
Brattleboro Panorama June 23, 2021 by Dan Axtell
Mountain laurel in bloom near Wantastiquet summit
Taste of Sidewalk Spring
West Chesterfield, NH
Sheltered In Place
St George’s Field Protest
Fairy Princess During Pandemic by sk-b
Mop Stickball by sk-b
Waiting for Spring 2020
Fox Pays Visit 2020
Smith College Bulb Show 2017
dog and cat
Dude, where’s my car?
Frost Street Church Demolition
The other cats are making fun of him, but the mice love it!