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1778:

Allies of New York protest against "pretended State of Vermont."

1847:

Mr. J.B. Miner, of this village, has a cow 5 years old last spring, (one half Durham) which has averaged for the last three months, 13 quarts milch measure, or 17 quarts wine measure per day; which would amount (at 4 cents per quart) to $43.20. She is a noble looking animal and gives a good quality of milk. The actual expense of keeping this cow is about $1.00 per week.

1847:

Wood and some Money would be taken in payment for The Phoenix, if delivered soon.

1860:

A party of nineteen couples from Greenfield visited our village on Wednesday, and took supper at the Brattleboro House. Well, we like to see people enjoying themselves in sleigh-riding if we can’t.

1876:

Quarterly meeting at the M.E. church next Sunday. Love-feast in the morning at 9:30, preaching at 10:30, and in the evening at 7 o’clock.

1876:

Seventy-five couples have already signified their intention to be present at the Centennial party to be given at the Brooks House on the evening of Washington’s birthday. The Brattleboro orchestra will furnish the music.

1876:

Mumps! Mumps! Mumps! Almost any of the children can tell you all about it.

1881:

The business of the Brattleboro & Whitehall road holds steadily up to the average heretofore reported. Fifteen car loads of freight have been brought down thus far this week, and were it not for the slow state of water in the streams the freight traffic would be largely increased.

1881:

We notice that Mr. Crowell of the Household renews his offer of a year’s subscription to his excellent paper free to every newly married couple, whose address and 10 cents to pay for postage, is sent to him within one year of the date of their marriage.

1887:

Derricks and other appliances have already arrived in readiness for the erection of the new narrow-gauge bridge, and work on the trestle approach on the west end will begin soon. Masons have been at work for some time repairing the further abutment which was injured in the disaster.

1887:

The children’s temperance celebration at the town hall Sunday at 3 P.M. promises to be a very interesting occasion. The program includes exercises by the children on the topics, “Intemperance the enemy of the children” and “The children the conquerors of intemperance.”

1887:

Brooks Library dedication exercises were held Tuesday evening at Town Hall and included a message from the hand of Mr. Brooks, who, “Being dead, yet Speaketh.”

1898:

E. Wales will hold a dance, or “pop and hop,” at Grange hall next Tuesday night from 8 to 12 o’clock.

1898:

A team owned by an Ashuelot man dashed out Elliot street Tuesday afternoon and started rapidly down the Main street hill. Raymond Elmer, who was near the top of the hill, managed to jump into the sleigh and then by hanging over one side like a trick circus rider he reached the reins which were dragging on the ground. He soon had control of the horse.

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Brattleboro Planning Commission Agenda for February 2, 2015

The Brattleboro Planning Commission will meet at 6:00 PM on Monday, February 2, 2015 in the Selectboard Meeting Room at the Municipal Center. The agenda is as follows:

A. Meeting called to Order

B. Approve Minutes of January 14, 2015

C. Announcements

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of February 1

Night work on the new bridge will resume at Route 30. Night work will be conducted Monday night, February 2nd thru Friday night, February 6th.

I-91

Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound.

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West Brattleboro Economic Development Forum February 9th

On Monday, February 9th at 5:00 PM all West Brattleboro businesses are invited to discuss business and economic development ideas with Brattleboro and Windham County development organizations.  Representatives will be present from Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce, Windham Regional Commission and the Town of Brattleboro.

The meeting will take place in the central conference room at the 55 Marlboro Road building and is being organized by the West Brattleboro Association.  (55 Marlboro Rd. is the long building with Central Appliance at its right corner.  Use the central front door and head to the back.)

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Brattleboro Pay-As-You-Throw Advisory Committee/Working Group Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Pay-As-You-Throw Advisory Committee/Working Group will meet on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 6:00pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8100

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Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting - FY16 Budget & Town Meeting Warning

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:15pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8100

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Climate Change Cafe' Cancelled

The Climate Change Cafe sponsored by Post Oil Solutions scheduled for 6 pm tonight at the Brooks Memorial Library has been cancelled. Next Climate Change Cafe will be on the 4th Tuesday in February.

For more information contact Tim at info@postoilsolutions.org.

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Winter Storm Tips

As we get our first large snow storm of the year here are some winter safety tips from the Brattleboro Fire Department;

Make sure you always have two separate exits out of your house and that are clear from snow or ice.

Be careful when shoveling snow. Over-exertion can bring on a heart attack – a major cause of death in the winter.

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Homelessness

Knowing that readers of iBrattleboro readily offer their opinions, I am putting the following link out there and look forward to comments. The video takes about 1 hour to view in its entirety, so with the oncoming snow, plan accordingly. What implications stem from the video for public policy? Town policy?

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Spaghetti Supper on Jan. 28: Fundraiser for Music Enrichment

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The program's lead teacher, percussionist Todd Roach, will be joined this season by stringed-instrument specialist Mac Ritchey, for a 3-day workshop residency with grades 4-6 during the first week in February. The residency comes to a close with a concert of traditional and original music presented for the entire school community, assisted in part by their workshop participants.

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BS&L Will Be Open Tuesday, Come and Make Us A Snow Person/Animal!

We plan to be open tomorrow and processing transactions as we normally would. We will be closely monitoring the storm and will update our website and our Facebook and Twitter pages with any changes to those plans.

Please be safe and remember if you can't get to us, you can always use your online banking, mobile banking, and telephone banking. If you are on foot in downtown and conditions permit, please come to our front yard and make us your best snow person or snow animal!

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Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) Cancelled Due To Storm

The Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) meeting previously scheduled for today has been cancelled due to the anticipated storm.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8100

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A Winter Storm - The Blizzard of 2015

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Feel free to share weather-related tidbits here. I know we just about all have either friends and/or family somewhere in the path of this storm, and we may end up getting quite a bit here by the end of it all. Check the weather section for all the latest forecasts, warnings, and links to many weather sites.

That's all the storm hype you will get from me. Enjoy the snow, and stay smart and safe!

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Brattleboro Water Department Notice About HomeServe USA Repair Management Corp

Many residents in the Brattleboro area are currently receiving mailings from HomeServe USA Repair Management Corp in regard to water service line responsibility. HomeServe is an independent company that offers residential repair coverage plans and is not affiliated with the local utility that supplies water to residents. This mailing is a solicitation to purchase insurance from HomeServe and is not associated with any utilities furnished by the Town of Brattleboro Water Department.

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BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 1/26/15

BCTV Ch.8 schedule for the week of 1/26/15 

Monday, January 26, 2015

12:00 am Building Bright Futures: ELD Committee Mtg 1/8/15

2:00 am Nuclear Free Future: Vermont Yankee Post Mortem

2:45 am Putney Cares: Jonathan Secrest 11/10/14

4:30 am Conversations VT: Homelessness

5:25 am Positively Vermont: Purple Hearts Reunited

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