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Majority Mankind Watched July 4 Fireworks Recalled Spectacular US Cruel Night Bombing Baghdad

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Majority Mankind Watched July 4 Fireworks Recalled Spectacular US Cruel Night Bombing Baghdad
by jay janson

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Baghdad, ancient exotic marvel in the cradle of human civilization, Mesopotamia, 'the land between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers,' where the first cities on Earth were created. Did Independence Day bring uneasy feelings about America eventually being brought to justice for so much firing on the poor overseas and denying other nations independence from subservience to America's Wall Street? Majority Mankind will seek justice

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Selectboard Meeting Notes: Solar Farming, Quick Fix for Brattleboro Rink

At Tuesday’s long meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard the new solar farm was explained in detail and public support for the project appears to be substantial. The board also approved a “quick fix” approach to ice rink repairs in order to be able to open the season on schedule. It also gives them more time to consider long-term options for the facility. 

The Fire Department presented an overview of their operations, a store on Guilford Road was again denied a liquor permit, tax rates were set, Patrick Moreland was named the interim Town Manager when Barb Sondag officially resigns, and much more was packed into the over three hour meeting.

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A Call for Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy Projects

A Call for CEDS Projects

 The following is a call for the submission of project proposals to be included in the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for this Windham region. While no monetary awards will directly result from these proposals, their inclusion in this document (the “CEDS”) will likely shape the areas where available federal funds may be targeted in the future. To quote from the SeVEDS’ website: 

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Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee - Special Meeting: Downtown Sidewalk Project

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee may hold a special meeting on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at 2:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center. The Committee has been invited to a meeting with other parties to discuss the Main Street Sidewalk project.

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

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Brattleboro Independence Day Schedules and Closings

In observance of the July 4th holiday, all Town offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2013, with the exception of emergency services.

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on July 4. All other violations, including extended parking will be enforced.

Brooks Memorial Library will be closed on July 4, 2013.

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Saturday Power Outages in Brattleboro

Does anyone know what has happened in Brattleboro today?   We've lost electricity twice today. Once around 5:45 am and again at 4:45pm.   I saw some telephone'and power trucks'over by Linden Street and it looked like a line was down.  It is odd to lose power a total of now three times this passing week.

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - July 2, 2013

The Brattleboro Selectboard would like to know what you think about the proposed solar farm along I-91. They've carved out time during Tuesday's meeting to listen to your ideas.

If you go, you'll also be able to participate in discussions of the skating rink compressor, local hiring, the town website, the Town Manager search process, various grants and permits, and other issues. 

The proceedings are broadcast and streamed by BCTV, and you can read a wrap-up here the day after.

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Brattleboro Energy Committee Meeting Scheduled

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, July 1, 2013 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

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Pine Street Vandalism

Many cars (at least 5) in the Pine Street area are were spray painted on Wed. night this week between 9:30-11pm, they also vanalized the granite pillars leading to Morningside Cemetery.  More disturbing than that is the racial slur sprayed on a house on Pine St. the same night. I doubt it was directed at the home owner, as I think the house is vacant. What a shame to our neighborhood and community.

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Brattleboro Citizens Breakfast Video - GMO-Right To Know & What We Can Do

June 21st Brattleboro Citizens Breakfast: GMO-Right To Know & What We Can Do

Speaker: State Representative Tristan Toleno

Topic:  Genetically Engineered Food Labeling Bill-H.112

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