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1845:

Fourth of July plans announced and include gun salute, bell ringing, a procession through town to Goodhue’s Grove at rear of Unitarian Church, an oration, choir, and a dinner at Wantastiquet Hall.

1857:

The Common School in this village will celebrate the coming 4th of July, in a manner deemed appropriate to the occasion. The Procession will be formed at 10 o’clock, at the High School. After marching through all the principal streets, it will proceed to the Town Hall, where the company will be addressed by all clergymen of the place and other distinguished friends of Education. The exercises in the Hall will be interspersed by songs from the pupils and Glee Club, and music by the Brattleboro Cornet Band.

1857:

During the month of June thus far, the weather has been wet and cold to an unusual degree. Last week the sun did not shine an hour from Monday until Saturday; and during the same period rain fell almost constantly.

1861:

In our village there is no movement for a general celebration of the Fourth of July, though we can but believe the day will receive the recognition usually given it, by an early morning rendered frightful through the activity of youthful patriots in explosions of India-Crackers, torpedoes and squibs.

1873:

The largest strawberries we have seen this season were raised by F. Horner of this village. Their quality we found proportionate to their size.

1873:

B.R. Jenne & Co., insurance and real estate agents, have sold the homestead of the late Rev. Addison Brown, corner of Chase and Forest streets, to Luke Ferriter of this village, for $3500.

1879:

We learn that the number of pupils to be advanced from the Grammar school to the High school at the beginning of next school year is 24. From the primaries 35 children will be advanced. Of these 11 are qualified to enter the Grammar school and the remainder will probably be placed in an intermediate school which the committee contemplate establishing as a preparatory grade for the Grammar school.

1879:

Several of our Brattleboro boys have got the bicycle fever, but the very high price charged for the machines prevents the attack from taking a well developed form.

1879:

The office of slayer of unlicensed dogs falls to S. N. Herrick this year.

1884:

The rear of the log drive passed Brattleboro on Wednesday morning. The horses, heavy, handsome, well-kept fellows, went down the night before and the rivermen followed in the morning. The drive has been unusually quick and successful, and for the first time in several years not a life has been lost.

1884:

F.M. Waite brought 15 bushels of strawberries to market on Monday.

1884:

O’Brien’s circus will exhibit here July 12.

1890:

Mr. Wm. H. Wells of New York was in town last week for a consultation in regard to the drinking fountain which he purposes to present to Brattleboro. In the center of the drinking bowl will be a lion’s head, from the mouth which the water will flow. The total height will be about 16 feet. It is hoped to have ready to erect by September.

1902:

The barber shops will be closed all day Friday, July 4. They will be open until 10 o’clock the night before.

1902:

Sawtelle’s circus is coming Thursday, July 10.

1919:

Because of the emergency which has arisen with regard to teachers’ salaries the voters of the incorporated school district will be called upon at the annual school district meeting to raise a substantial amount of money above the amount raised last year. The school board, which has realized the necessity of increasing the salaries in order to keep the teachers, has made a gradual increase from year to year, but has not paid such increases as have been paid in many other places.

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Teen Summer Reading Program At Brooks Memorial Library

A new teen reading program is happening this summer at the library. Teens, going into 7th grade and up to 18 years old, can participate in our NEW scratch-ticket summer reading program. Every time a teen checks-out a book this summer they earn a scratch ticket—one ticket per day. Also, teens can earn tickets by attending library programs.

Some scratch tickets will be winners and others will encourage teens to return to the library another day to try again. Prizes for winning tickets will include: books, water bottles, gift certificates to Brueggers and other local eateries and stores.

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Along with the rain was some rather percussive, precision thunder and lightning displays.

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BCTV Schedules Week of 6/19/17

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12:00 am Vernon Black Gum Swamp - Public Mtg 5/8/17

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VFW Lunch Specials June 19th - June 23rd

The Brattleboro VFW at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Mon - Fri from 11:30-1:30 pm. Specials listed below are only $6 a plate. Hand made burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken wings, soups and sandwiches are also available. Take out available by calling 257-0438.

Mon - liver & onions w/ mashed potato & veg.

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Lunch Menu June 19 thru June 23

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - June 20, 2017

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

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of June 19th

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I-91

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In order to apply permanent line striping, single lane and shoulder closures for northbound and southbound traffic throughout the project limits will be installed, as well as rolling road blocks (slow rolls). Right lane closures throughout the southbound roadway will be installed as needed for demolition and remaining shoulder work. Please follow advanced warning signs.

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Act 46 Meeting Agenda and Minutes

ACT 46 STUDY COMMITTEE
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NOTICE OF MEETING

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AGENDA

I. CALL TO ORDER – 6:00 p.m. – Alice Laughlin, Committee Chair

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Town of Brattleboro Job Opening E-Mail List

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Death of Bruce Hesselbach, Local Citizen and Writer

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