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West Nile Virus Discovered in Windham County

Vermont Department of Health has announced that they have discovered mosquitoes in areas of Windham County including Brattleboro that have tested positive for West Nile Virus. Please direct anyone with questions about West Nile Virus to information on the Vermont Department of Health Web Site, www.healthvermont.gov.

The Town has been in contact with representatives from the Vermont Department of Health who continue to urge people to take normal precautions when outdoors, and to follow the recommendations listed on the attached Health Department flyer.

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SeVWA's August 27th River Sampling

August 27th was the last full river sampling day of Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance’s (SeVWA’s) 2014 river monitoring program. There will be one more monitoring day for a small number of sites on September 10th. In 2014 SeVWA’s monitoring program included 26 river and stream sites. Those sites were along the West River, North Branch Brook, Rock River, Williams River, Middle Branch Williams River, Saxtons River and Whetstone Brook.

Most children in the southeastern Vermont region headed back to school this week and, with the start of school and Labor Day Weekend upon us, many consider summer over. However, summer is still officially here and the weather will remain quite “summery” through the coming week. Recreational use of our region’s rivers will continue into the fall.

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Brattleboro Handyman?

I am located in Brattleboro and looking for someone who can do relatively simple handyman type work. Right now I need shades hung throughout my house-17 of them. Thanks!

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Rally To Support Skateboarding 4 PM September 5th Pliny Park

Come to support a skate park and skateboarders in Brattleboro at the official skate rally Friday, September 5th. 4-6:30 in Pliny Park during gallery walk. Bring signs and make your voice be heard that there is a need for a skate park in Brattleboro, and the (at least) 8 years of consistent effort is too long to have to wait.

Towns far smaller than Brattleboro have skate parks. Why don't we?

Come show your support for youth, recreation in Brattleboro, and the skateboard community. Bring signs making your opinion known that we want a location to be able to skateboard - and soon!

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Grief Support Group in Brattleboro for Adults

New Grief Support Group

A new Six-Week Grief Support Group for adults begins on Thursday September 11th and will meet each Thursday from 4:30-6:00 pm, ending October 16th. The group is free of charge and open to anyone in the community grieving the death loss of a loved one, no matter where you are on your journey of grief.

Grief Support Groups offer a safe, mutually supportive environment for sharing experiences, insight and encouragement, through discussion, handouts, and suggestions for moving through grief.

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Windham County Humane Society Plans Walk for Animals

The Windham County Humane Society’s 14th annual Walk for Animals will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, starting and ending at Crowell Park on Western Avenue in Brattleboro.

All of the money raised by the fundraising walk goes directly to support the humane society’s efforts to help lost, homeless and abused animals survive, thrive and find new homes. The goal is to raise $10,000 at this year’s Walk. 

Participants in the walk are invited to solicit donations from friends, family members and co-workers in support of their walk. This year the society has set up an online fundraising page at Crowdrise.com, but those who prefer to use a paper form to gather donations can still download one at the society’s website.

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Get Your Stone Wall Repaired and Do a Good Deed

Greetings Friends,

If you have a stone wall that needs repair, please be in touch. I'll explain how you can get it done, and do a good deed in the process - very much in the spirit of what our town stands for.

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Dosa Kitchen: South Indian Soul Food Open Saturday 12-8

Saturday and through the season weather permitting, Dosa Kitchen, 139 Main Street (down the alley) in Brattleboro will be open 12-8 (Tuesday through Friday we're open 12-3). Come enjoy localvore-style Indian food from our new bistro seating overlooking the river.

Saturday we'll be offering a free-range tandoori-style chicken and the classic masala (potato) dosa. If you'd like to get onto Dosa Kitchen's mailing list to learn about upcoming specials and our winter pickup/takeout menu, send an email to dosakitchen@gmail.com.

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Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast Notes - "Health and Aging: a Federal Policy Update" - Aug 15, 2014

Brattleboro Citizens’ Breakfast
August 15, 2014
Gibson-Aiken Center

“Health and Aging: a Federal Policy Update”

Presenter: Sophie Kasimow  Sophie_Kasimow@help.senate.gov
US Senate Health Education, Labor and Pensions Committee
Staff Director, Subcommittee on Primary Health & Aging
Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Phone: (202) 224-5480
www.sanders.senate.gov/help

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A Sweet Moment

Most of the time predatory capitalists are surrounded by security personnel and handlers. Journalists are never allowed access to these people unless it is assured that they will serve up softballs and continue the public deception -- that black is actually white.

Occasionally though the castle walls get breached and important figures are asked real questions and face real accusations.

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