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1828:

Birth of Richard Morris Hunt, the architect.

1857:

On Monday next the winter arrangement in the running time of the Railroads in this vicinity goes into effect. The working time of the employees on the Valley railroad has been diminished one fourth, and their pay made to correspond.

1861:

That any individual or corporation should be so obtuse as to suppose the commendable injunction, “Take Time by the forelock,” is to be answered by the mere setting forward of the clock, is hard to be understood. We call for a remedy - a convention of time-keepers, a compromise, anything.

1873:

The dwelling house of Mrs. Johanna Keane, on the lane west of Elliot street, has been sold to Patrick Leahey, for $1070.

1873:

Great exhibition at the town hall Saturday. Two panoramas, comprising 10,00 feet of canvas, with views of New York City and the Chicago fire, all to be seen for 25 cents.

1873:

Nast’s lecture on Monday evening was quite humorous and entertaining, fully equalling our expectations. His characteristic off-hand sketches illustrative of his subject were so numerous as to form in reality the bulk of the lecture.

1879:

Hawley has been in the New York market again this week and bought another big lot of cloaks.

1884:

Messrs. Batchelder & Flint, candy manufacturers, open their store in Market block tomorrow.

1884:

We have never known any speech or public utterance of any kind in Brattleboro to be more universally condemned than has been W.H. Alexander’s brutal and uncalled for attack on Edward Crosby at last Monday’s meeting. It has come to be a practically settled thing that whenever the town, village, or school district get together to transact business the time is monopolized by some buffoon while intelligent self-respecting men hold their peace.

1890:

The contemplated repairs and improvements on the Episcopal church have begun.

1890:

Mary Howe is to make her first appearance in New York on the 25th of November.

1890:

A very fine painting of Josephine, Imperatice de France, owned by Judge Shea, is now on exhibition in Clapp & Jones’s window.

1890:

The report that Mr. Geo. E. Crowell had sold the Household caused a general surprise in the business community. Advances were made to Mr. Crowell for its purchase some four or five years ago, but they were declined.

1902:

Shipments of apples from the local railroad station have kept up the average to about four cars a day since two weeks last Monday. Total shipments thus far amount to 12,000 to 14,000 barrels.

1902:

The Brattleboro Retreat’s fine herd of cattle got stranded on the island at the north end of the Retreat meadow Tuesday and were obliged to remain there overnight.

1902:

Snowflakes were floating in the air at intervals Tuesday.

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Weekend Concert Series: Art Ensemble of Chicago

Great jazz show from 1970 at the Festival de jazz de Chateauvallon featuring the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Prepare to go on a sonic journey.

Not sure why Europe reveres jazz from America seemingly more than Americans themselves, but I’m thankful for all of the Italian recordings, and here, French film of groups like this at that time.

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American Bus Association Names Stroll Weekend One of North America's 100 Best Events for 2015

The American Bus Association has named Brattleboro’s Strolling of the Heifers Weekend (June 5-7) as one of its Top 100 Events in North America for 2015.

Inclusion in the Top 100 list indicates that Stroll Weekend offers “excellent entertainment value to both tour groups and individual travelers from around the world,” according to ABA.

Held annually since 2002, Strolling of the Heifers Weekend is built around an agriculturally-themed parade on Brattleboro’s historic Main Street, which is headed by 100 or more well-groomed and well-dressed heifer calves from regional farms, led by farmers and 4-H club members.

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Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee Meeting

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee will meet on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 10:00am in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

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

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Brattleboro Police-Fire Facilities Building Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Police-Fire Facilities Building Committee will meet on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at 4:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

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

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Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting ad hoc Futures Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting ad hoc Futures Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 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

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

The Brattleboro Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) Advisory Committee/Working Group will meet on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 5:00pm 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 Energy Committee Meeting and Agenda

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, November 3, 2014 at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center. Attached is the second revised agenda.

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

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Brattleboro Fire Department Smoke Detector Reminder

The Brattleboro Fire Department would like to remind residents that when you turn back your clocks this Saturday night, Nov. 2, you should also change the batteries in all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

According to the department, 83% of all fire deaths occur in the home. The majority of those occur at night when people were asleep in homes without working smoke alarms.

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Check Out The Amazing New Craft Store

We were happy to see that a new craft store had opened up on Main Street in between Mocha Joe's and Sam's. The name of this new business is The Crafty Cauldron, which would make you think it's a Halloween store, but you'd be wrong. The store has a large assortment of different unique and homemade crafts plus natural skin care products. Some of the prices for the different crafts were affordable for those who have a minimal amount to spend.

The two owners are from Massachusetts and they have a long commute to get to Brattleboro. They are extremely nice and understanding.

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Winter Market Opens for 9th Season!

Hiphiphooray!  Look what's happening!

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Greetings Winter Farmers' Market Fans!<

Despite what the thermometer might say, Winter Market season is here!  Join us at the River Garden this Saturday from 10 to 2 as we kick off the 9th season of the market.  Follow many of your favorites from the summer market and find some new faces indoors in a warm and dry location every week through March.

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Governor Peter Shumlin & His Annointed Public Service Board vs. Champ the Lake Champlain Monster

CHAMP, the LAKE CAMPLAIN MONSTER a sad political tale by Cris Ericson

Lake Champlain waters flow north, so if a natural gas pipeline, carrying entirely un-natural fracked gas, is built
 underneath Lake Champlain near Ticonderoga, then while they are building it there will be a great deal of upheaval of the lake water and underlying soil, a huge muddy mess, and the mud and debris will flow north to Burlington.

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This Was Sent To Me Because I'm a Candidate; But You Need To Read It, Too. O.K.? You'll Read It? Please?

I have always been opposed to private-for-profit out-of-state prisons; and I received this in my e-mail box today; and you need to read it, too.  O.K.?  You'll read it?  Please?

Vermont prisoners have been locked up and shipped away for too long:

Bring them home! It's the Vermont way.
Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:44 AM
From: "Locked Up and #ShippedAway - VT Campaign"
vcjrcoordinator@gmail.com

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Remembering Galway Kinnell 30 October 2014:

I remember Galway as a man of action, conviction, and kindness. Some years ago I had spoken to him about our mutual poet friend Hayden Carruth, and Hayden never receiving the recognition that he deserved as one of the truly great Vermont poets. I had suggested that Hayden should be recognized as a state poet laureate, but the state wouldn’t offer that recognition. Galway quietly said, “Let’s see what we can do.”

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Beloved Boston Mayor Dies

Tom Menino, Boston's longest standing mayor has died from cancer. He was a wonderful, compassionate mayor and man who loved his city and the people who lived in it. He was a strong urban leader and felt that before a city could address the needs and wants of tourism the well being of it's citizens had to be addressed.

I lived in Boston for 38 years and he was a rare bird in City Hall. Not perfect by any means but ethical, level headed, smart. He didn't back down and he always belived that Boston didn't need to prove anything to anyone. There was seldom a community event that he wasn't at, mingling, playing with the kids, asking people what they needed; how their lives were.

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Brattleboro Retreat to Present 2014 Anna Marsh Award to Vermont State Representative Bill Lippert

BRATTLEBORO, VT (Oct. 28, 2014)—The Brattleboro Retreat will present the hospital’s 2014 Anna Marsh Award to Vermont State Representative Bill Lippert of Hinesburg at the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus event to be held on Saturday, November 1 at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro.

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