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Report Hoped For on Tonight's Brattleboro School Board Vote

At tonight's Brattleboro Town School Board meeting there may be a vote taken on whether that board will support the Alternative Governance Structure proposal to the State Agency & Board of Education.  (See a letter to the editor in today's Reformer.)  For those of us living in other towns, it feels just a tad inappropriate -- tho it is perfecty permissible -- to attend other towns' meetings.  But it would be great if the result of this vote could be shared on ibrattleboro.  Thanks to whomever could attend the meeting and let us know.

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An Extra Special Selectboard Winter Holiday Thing

Time once again for An Extra Special Selectboard Winter Holiday Thing, featuring the sock puppet select board. (This is fictional. All resemblance to actual socks or Selectboard members is merely coincidental.)

This was produced a decade ago, yet remains a timeless tribute to decision-making, scheduling, local government and holiday cheer. And what other town has their own holiday special with puppets?

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BCTV Schedules Week of 12/18/17

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 12/18/17

Monday, December 18, 2017

12:00 am Historical Society of Windham County - Annual Meeting 2017 - Days Gone By

1:15 am The Rhema Word - 11/30/17

2:00 am Vote For Vermont - Politics and Graveyards

3:00 am Bear Pond Books - Bill McKibben

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Electromagnetic Radiation

Whenever someone says “Let’s”, someone else immediately forms an ad-hoc group to oppose it. Doesn’t matter what is said after “let’s”.

Back in Edison’s days, people opposed putting electricity in homes. Some even claimed that electricity would “leak” from wall outlets and harm peoples’ health.

In the early days of TV, people feared “cathode rays” emanating from the cathode ray tubes in every TV. I can remember my mother telling me not to sit directly in front of the TV. Turns out these things are harmless streams of electrons, not rays at all, and they are entirely contained within the tubes.

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New Year's Eve at the VFW. Public Invited!

Dec 31 2017 - 5:00pm - Jan 1 2018 - 12:30am

Come on out to the VFW and ring in the New Year with The Visitors Band.

For $20 a person, you get your choice of Prime Rib or Garlic Roasted Pork, baked potato, veg. salad and roll. Snacks are provided during the night, with a champagne toast at midnight for those of age. Yes, we've got the noisemakers, beads, and hats too.

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Brattleboro Union High School Board Meeting Agenda

BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING

The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, December 18, 2017 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

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iBrattleboro Supports Net Neutrality

It should come as no surprise that iBrattleboro is a supporter of Net Neutrality. It's essential for a vibrant, free, all-access internet.

Getting rid of it opens up the possibility and likelihood of ISP's deciding what internet content gets seen, and what sites get traffic. Comcast content will slide right to you; iBrattleboro content, well maybe.

Internet access should be treated like a utility. It's a necessity, like water and electricity.

We don't pay extra for water to cook with and less for water to wash with -- it is on, or off.

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Discounts at the Library Like-New Book Sale - Ongoing Until They Are Gone!

The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library put in a lot of time and effort the other week to help the rush of book-loving holiday shoppers!

There are still books left, so please stop by to check out the remaining books, children's books, puzzles, DVDs and audio books. They have now been further discounted to help you save for the holidays. Books are now an extra dollar off, and Audiobooks are now 1/2 price!

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The Drawing Studio Winter Open House

Please join us this Thursday December 14th for an Open House at The Drawing Studio from 4 to 7 pm. Come and learn about our classes in traditional and experimental drawing practices, color mixing and composition, as well as our weekly drop in life drawing groups. We also have gift certificates available if you want to bring art into the life of someone you love this Winter.

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Celebrate Life, The War that Never Was, at Everyone's Books and ArtRageous

Happy Holidays!

Beautiful children's music and CD track that you can listen to for FREE. Whether child or adult it is delightful! Enjoy!

https://namayajazzpoetstoryteller.bandcamp.com/album/on-the-island-of-bi...

For those who had enjoyed and purchased the Celebrate Life and CDS thank you. This is a convenient way to shop and send some holiday love. You can read samples on the links below along with reviews.

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iBrattleboro Poll

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