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Brattleboro 2017 Paving Rescheduled

Starting Thursday, November 2nd, Mitchell Sand and Gravel (a contractor for the Town) will be starting the Town of Brattleboro’s annual Capital Paving Project. The contractor will begin milling small joints at intersections and Project limits. Weather dependent, it is anticipated that paving on Washington Street and Frost Place will be on Friday, November 3rd. Subsequently following will be Willow Street, Williams Street, Terrace Street, Tyler Street, Bradley Avenue, and Black Mountain Road. The contractor may work Saturday if weather allows. On street parking will be impacted and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes.

If you have any questions, please contact Hannah Tyler, Highway and Utilities Superintendent at (802) 254–4255 or htyler@brattleboro.org.

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Noticed Around Brattleboro - Fall 2017

Another opportunity to list the little things that have caught your eye about town. Such as:

- New parking lot at the Post Office

- The collection of stores just over the West River has branded the building "On The Waterfront" - (which brings to mind relaxing thoughts of corruption and longshoremen: "You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody instead of a bum, which is what I am.")

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The Brattleboro Shop Has Unique Brattleboro Apparel

Some might recall that we started The Brattleboro Shop on zazzle.com to sell some classy, unique Brattleboro-themed souvenirs. It’s less than a year old, but the response has been great, and we’ve been adding new things on a regular basis.

For example, we have a lot of new T-shirts featuring some really neat logos. We find the old logos on old posters, documents, or maps, then lovingly re-make them to clean them up and give them a fresh presentation.

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Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 5:30pm at the Academy School in West Brattleboro.

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 10:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center. NOTE: This meeting replaces the meeting that would normally have been held on the 2nd Friday of the month (which is a holiday).

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
230 Main Street, Suite 208
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 251-8100

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Downtown Brattleboro Survey

We’d like to hear from you!

Tell us about your experience in downtown Brattleboro by taking this short 10 question survey. We promise it will only take a few minutes! The results will be compiled by the Downtown Brattleboro Alliance and the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce and shared with the Brattleboro community.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R6FWLHF

kate@brattleborochamber.org

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Two Similar Brattleboro Sexual Assault Cases Being Investigated

The Brattleboro Police Department put out this press release today:

"In the last three months, the Brattleboro Police Department has opened investigations into two sexual assault complaints which share some similar characteristics. Those characteristics include:

Occurring in residential areas of town (although not in the same neighborhood)

Early morning hours

Adult females who live alone

Assault took place in the victim’s residence

Assailant was unknown to the victim

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Upper Forest Street To Close For Repairs

The Town of Brattleboro, Department of Public Works has contracted Bellco Excavation to reconstruct a failed retaining wall near the intersection of Forest and Upper Forest Streets, directly behind #61 Upper Forest Street. Be advised: Upper Forest Street in this vicinity will be closed for approximately one workweek starting Tuesday, October 31st, 2017, between the hours of 6:30 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. daily.

Brattleboro Department of Public Works will provide appropriate signage in the vicinity of 61 Upper Forest Street to alert motorists of the closure. For any questions or concerns, please contact Joshua A. Carnes, Civil Engineering Tech, by phone at: 802-254-4255, or by email at: jcarnes@brattleboro.org.

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Metropolis Bar is Closing

Facebook has informed me that the Metropolis bar on Elliot Street is closing at the end of this week.

From Facebook:

"Metropolis​ ​Bar​ ​to​ close on FRIDAY

BRATTLEBORO,​ ​VT​ ​–​ ​After​ ​six​ ​years​ ​of​ ​providing​ ​Brattleboro​ ​with​ ​drinks​ ​and​ ​music​ ​galore, Metropolis​ ​will​ ​close​ ​its​ ​doors​ ​this​ ​coming​ ​Friday,​ ​October​ ​27t​ h​.​ ​​ ​Although​ ​initially​ ​hopeful​ ​to remain​ ​open​ ​through​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​year,​ ​it​ ​simply​ ​isn’t​ ​feasible​ ​at​ ​this​ ​time.​ ​​ ​Once​ ​a​ ​busy​ ​music venue​ ​and​ ​bar,​ ​Metropolis​ ​has​ ​struggled​ ​to​ ​remain​ ​busy​ ​over​ ​the​ ​years​ ​as​ ​the​ ​numbers​ ​of patrons​ ​have​ ​lessened,​ ​and​ ​this​ ​closure​ ​is​ ​a​ ​sad​ ​reflection​ ​of​ ​that.

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Uber Update

Just got story posted in Reformer

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Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Citizens Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, October 23, 2017, at 5:30pm in the Brooks Memorial Library Meeting Room.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 5:30pm in the Tyler Conference Room at the Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
230 Main Street, Suite 208
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 251-8100

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iBrattleboro Poll

Brattleboro is considering a second sidewalk snowplow. That snowplow

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