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Our village schools will commence, for the next term, on Monday, 6th inst. The Committee have great pleasure in being able to say they feel the most perfect confidence that all the present Teachers are eminently qualified for the important trust committed to them, and that if the Schools are not what they should be, under their instruction, it will not be their fault.


Great News. We are glad to be able to announce that the Atlantic cable has proved a success, and that we can now have daily intercourse with the people beyond the Great Ocean.


A severe hail storm passed over the eastern part of Dummerston on Saturday, July 28th, doing much injury to fruit, grain and crops generally. The lightning killed a cow belonging to Joel Miller. The roads were also much injured.


The trustees of Vermont University have decided to establish an experimental station in this town, upon lands tendered for the purpose by Mr. Richards Bradley, the experiments to be under the direction of the professor of chemistry in the university, and to be published for the benefit of farmers of the state.


The Methodist Sunday school picnic, last Thursday, at Fort Dummer, was attended by about 175 persons, who spent the day pleasantly in sailing on the river, swinging, playing croquet, etc. Tables were spread under the trees, and the refreshments disappeared with a relish.


The band’s concert next Wednesday evening will be from the Brooks House balcony.


The rear of the season’s log drive passed Brattleboro on Sunday and the men in charge went down the river with their rafts, horses and camp equipments.


The second party of fresh air waifs arrived Wednesday.


The air has been thick with rumors of attempts at burglary this week, but usually the stories had little foundations in fact.


A jolly load of overall company girls, on their way home from Lake Spofford last Saturday evening, had a diversion not down on the program when the livery company’s tally-ho drew off a bank and tipped over on its side. Nobody was hurt. A mistake in hitching up the wheel horses did the mischief.


The bailiffs held their regular meeting last evening. The subject of substituting electric lights for the gas and gasoline lamps was under discussion.


NRC levies $50,000 fine due to VY's failure to shut down during safety system malfunction in October 1992.

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Twilight on the Tavern Lawn Presents Simba on Sunday, August 9

Twilight Music continues its 13th annual Twilight On The Tavern Lawn series of folk, world beat, rock, jazz, zydeco, Celtic, swing, blues and bluegrass summer concerts on Sunday, August 9 with funk and world beat band Simba. The seven concert series continues every other Sunday through August 23.


Chocolate Fudge Frosting

As many people know, I like baking. The one aspect of it that makes me nervous, more than anything, is working with chocolate. It’s a finicky ingredient. It melts when you touch it, is very sensitive to temperature, and water will make it freeze up.

When I find easy ways of using chocolate to get great results, I’m thrilled. Just recently I took a break from summer pie-making to make a yellow cake with a chocolate frosting, and tried something new that I’d like to share.

I’m about to teach you a very simple but dangerously effective recipe for a fudge-like chocolate frosting.


At the Brattleboro Common ~ Now

Experience the hope .... see something beautiful ... at the Brattleboro Commons ... now 'til 4pm


Vermont Jazz Center's 40th Annual Summer Workshop and Concerts

Vermont Jazz Center’s 40th Summer Jazz Workshop to take place at the Putney School week of August 9 – 15

1. Educational Program: August 9th to August 15th
Putney School, Putney, VT

2. Faculty Concert: Thursday, August 13th at 8:00 PM
Michaels S. Currier Center, Putney School

3. Student Concert: Friday, August 14th
Michaels S. Currier Center, Putney School


BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 8/3/15

BCTV Ch.8 schedule for the week of 8/3/15

Monday, August 3, 2015

12:00 am Green Mtn Bonsai Society - 33rd Annual Members Show

2:30 am VT Historical Society - The Battle of Hubbardton

3:30 am September 11 - The New Pearl Harbor? Pt 2

4:28 am Cuban Bridge Ep 40 - Natalie Cressman

6:00 am VT Cannabis Collaborative: Presentation & Forum in Brattleboro 7/27/15


Left Progressives Collaborated As Investors in Genocide Owned CNN CIA US Gov & NATO Destroyed Libya

Left Progressives Collaborated As Investors in Genocide Owned CNN CIA US Gov & NATO Destroyed Libya

Gaddafi overthrew a British installed King, brought Libya from Africa's poorest nation to be its wealthiest with a UN Quality of Life Index higher than 9 European countries. A million Libyans out of a total population 6, desperately demonstrated for their Green Book Democracy and beloved Gaddafi outside Tripoli as Britain  & France bombed. Left Progressives either collaborated with or were silent re lies used to destroy Libya


Weekend Comedy Series: David Cross

This is David Cross in his HBO special, The Pride is Back. Perhaps you know him from Mr. Show, or Arrested Development. Or Waiting for Guffman, or Space Ghost. He gets around.

He was a first investor in Kickstarter. Went to Emerson College in Boston, too.


Mark Meadows & 3 Co-Sponsors Move to "Fire" Speaker John Boehner of The United States Congress!

Mark Meadows & 3 Co-Sponsors Move to "Fire" Speaker John Boehner of The United States Congress!!!!!

This New Resolution by Mark Meadows and 3 co-sponsors, if passed, will act to oust Republican Speaker of the U.S. House John Boehner;  and any member of the U.S. Congress can be voted in to replace him - even a Democrat!!!  It does not matter if there are more  Republicans  than Democrats  in the U.S. House - this is all about how members  of the U.S. Congress are being bullied by the current Speaker of the House, John Boehner.  John Boehner is behaving like a totalitarian tyrant! 


Thanks To The ESL Class from NMH from WVEW

Thanks to the English as a Second Language Summer Class at Northfield Mount Hermon for coming to the WVEW studio, playing their soundscape of the Farmer's Market, sharing their podcasts, and being generally incredible.


Group Exhibit: Malcolm Wright, Shaun Wright, Petria Mitchell

On Thursday, August 20 from 5 - 7pm the public is invited to attend an opening reception for a new featured exhibit at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts at 183 Main Street, Brattleboro. Father and Son, Malcolm and Shaun Wright (ceramic and bronze sculpture and photography respectively) are teaming up for an exhibit showcasing their work along with the oil canvases of Petria Mitchell.

The name Malcolm Wright will be familiar to many in Southern Vermont and beyond as a ceramic artist and sculptor. His work is widely collected  privately and publicly. Collections include the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Denver Art Museum, The Currier Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, and the Bennington Museum.


Brattleboro Senior Meals Breakfast Menu - August Menu

Brattleboro Senior Meals Breakfast Menu

Served Tuesdays & Fridays

7:45 am to 8:15 am

August Breakfast Menu

August 4th Bavarian Waffles w/Strawberries & Whipped Cream, Ham, Yogurt Parfait & Juice
August 7th Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Home Fries, Muffin, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice


Brattleboro Senior Meals Weekly Menu August 3 to August 7

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu August 3 to August 7

August 3 Shepherd’s Pie

Seasoned Beets

Mixed Greens

Mandarin Oranges


Brattleboro Regional Economic Hub Study Group

The Brattleboro Regional Economic Hub Study Group will meet on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 6:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

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


Brattleboro Energy Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, August 3, 2015 at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

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


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - August 4, 2015

The NEA Our Town Grant Screening Committee has chosen finalists, and their list of screened proposals will be reviewed and approved by the by Brattleboro Selectboard at their next regular meeting, enabling the project to move to the next phase.

Brooks Memorial Library hours will be restored on Thursday mornings and Saturday afternoons, the board will accept a grant, and allow the Assessors to fine more local businesses. You can bring up other items that aren’t on the agenda during Public Participation.


SeVWA's 2015 E. coli Monitoring of Local River Sites Continued July 29th

The Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance (SeVWA) had its fourth monitoring day for the summer of 2015 on Wednesday, July 29th. Our sites on the Saxtons River and Sacketts Brook received significant rainfall in the day before sampling and 5 of our 27 sites tested above the recommended “suitability to swim” bacteria level set by Vermont and the EPA. It is generally recommended to wait 24-48 hours after a significant rainfall to resume swimming in lakes and streams, so keep that in mind when making weekend plans on the water. As the summer progresses you can use the charts we publish to make informed decisions about where it is safer to swim or boat based on which sites have high bacteria counts after rainfall or tend to always have high bacteria counts.


I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of August 2

Blasting operations on the north side of the new bridge will begin on August 6th or 7th. Roughly 15 separate 10-minute blasts will be needed to complete the work. The blasting will be conducted on weekdays for approximately 3 weeks; the target time for the blasts is between 1:30-2:00 pm. The contractor will need 5 minutes to verify clear lanes of travel. To ensure travelers’ safety, rolling roadblocks will be implemented on I91 in each direction. Sound impacts associated with the blasting will be minimal. More details to follow.


See above re blasting scheduled to start on August 6th or 7th.


On 50th Anniversary of Medicare, Sanders Proposes Medicare-for-All

WASHINGTON, July 30 – Addressing a rally outside the Capitol to mark the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today announced that he will introduce legislation to provide Medicare-for-all health insurance.

“We need to expand Medicare to cover every man, woman and child as a single-payer national health care program,” Sanders told a rally held by National Nurses United in a park near the Capitol.


A Presidential Candidate - Jim Gilmore

Jim Gilmore has decided that you need to update your list of who is running for president, and add his name:

"This race is running differently than previous presidential races, that’s one reason why I’m encouraged to get in."


Special Program on WVEW

If you were at the Farmer's Market last Saturday, you may have noticed a group of teens wandering around recording various sounds. Intrigued, WVEW asked what they were doing. The resulting conversation led to a special live-in studio program to be presented Friday morning (July 31st), from about 8am to 10am.

The students, from Northfield Mount Herman's summer session, will present and discuss their 'soundscape' project.


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