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Law Notice: The subscribers have formed a Copartnership as Attorneys At Law. Asa Keyes, Royall Tyler, Brattleboro, October 1839.

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Rest in Peace: A Concert Collaboration by Hospice and Friends of Music

All Souls Day falls on Sunday, November 2, and marks a collaboration between Brattleboro Area Hospice and Friends of Music at Guilford. FOMAG’s “Rest in Peace” concert, co-directed by Tom Baehr and Amy Cann, begins at 3:00 p.m. that afternoon in the sanctuary of Guilford Community Church. Two song series and a few instrumental interludes are featured in this first of four arts programs—including music, art, film, and theater—scheduled during the “Love Lives On” series honoring Hospice’s 35th Anniversary in November.

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Peacock Alley Plumage Flies in 1859 Fight

While collecting historical notes from old papers, I occasionally come across stories that are a bit too long to condense for the This Day In History feature, but are fun nonetheless. This morning provides a fine axample with a story of a fight between two well-to-do women in town, in 1859.

It jumped out at me for a few reasons. One was the colorful reporting and choice of words to describe the fight in great detail. Another was that it was really quite a brawl if this description is correct. Imagine two of our most notable women going at it like this today. Charges would be pressed!

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Cheshire-Grinning Wide-Mouthed Gift

If Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and, indeed, the rest of this Congress had put more effort into single-payer health care as they did in the Affordable Care Act, our growing segment of the increasingly older population, and the future of health and medical science and services for us all would have been better served.In its stead, we watched helplessly as they plowed $12.5 billion dollars into "Obamacare" which is nothing less than a Cheshire-grinning wide mouthed gift of massive proportions to the insurance industries. And now, he wants to push through another $30 billion into expanding it yet more.

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Making Peace with Oddity: Drawings and Paintings by Marilyn Allen and Nan Heminway at the Crowell Gallery in Newfane

Making Peace with Oddity, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by MARILYN ALLEN and NAN HEMINWAY will be exhibited at the Crowell Gallery in the Moore Free Library in Newfane, VT, November 1-December 10, 2014. The opening reception is on Saturday November 1, 3-5 PM.

The work in this exhibition is informed by ALLEN and HEMINWAY’s decade-long practice of visiting each other’s studios. ALLEN, who has been an outreach painting teacher at the River Gallery School for ten years, lives in Halifax. Her paintings began with landscapes dominated by trees in the wild environment where she lives. The focus of her current body of work has moved into a closer perspective that dissolves shapes into more abstracted forms inspired by both natural and man-made shapes.

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Selectboard Meeting Notes: How About $12.9 Million, Taxpayers?

The Police Fire Facilities Project will move forward with tentative plans to complete the three building projects for the new total of approximately $12.9 million, requiring a return to Representative Town Meeting to request the additional $7.9 million. First, though, there will be a short detour while the committee searches for a new property the police can call home.

The Brattleboro Selectboard approved changes to the Citizen Police Communications Committee mission, heard about upcoming changes as Connecticut River Transit and Deerfield Valley Transit Authority unite to become Southeast Vermont Transit, and voted to continue individual staffing level reviews rather than look at the entire staff structure as a whole. Also of note, a new Town Manager may be proclaimed within days.

How many police officers can be sworn in by a town clerk at once? Almost all of them. Read on for all the details.

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Wednesday Market Open This Wednesday

For your local eating pleasure we have extended dates for the Wednesday Farmers' Market: OPEN TOMORROW! 10- 2 downtown by the Coop.

Please come visit and support the delicious hard work of Lost Barn Farm, Deer Ridge Farm, and Anon's Thai. There's both yummy storage crops and fresh greens for your cozy fall meals.

Saturday Market: LAST MARKET October 25th. Outside on Rte 9, West Brattleboro, 9-2, Rain or Shine!

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Beloved Holton Home Cat Missing Since October 15th!

Pumpkin has been a long term resident of Holton Home on Western Avenue, where he has been a great source of joy to all those who live there.

Sadly he went missing on October 15th.

Pumpkin is an adult male short- haired orange tabby. He is extremely friendly and frequently travels through the surrounding neighborhoods. If you have found him or seen in your neighborhood please call 254 4155 or email Cindy@HoltonHome.org

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Sandglass Theater Presents Egg Noir by Spybird Theater

PUTNEY- On October 24th and 25th at 7:30pm, Spybird Theater brings Egg Noir to Sandglass Theater in Putney as part of the New Visions puppetry series. Drawing on object theater and puppetry traditions, Egg Noir is a highly visual and distinctly surreal exploration of genetic engineering.

A scientist who breeds egg heads, a machine who processes them into eye balls, and a poet in the desert who records the eye’s vision, are locked into a routine that produces a healthy eyeball. One day a villain infiltrates this world and modifies one of the freshly hatched eggs in the beginning of the production chain. What used to be a flawless sequence of events now gets messy and the world of Egg Noir unravels, threatening to dissolve its inhabitants and their globe. “This is what you get when you mix puppetry and alchemy,” states Carl Wieting, Puppet Slam Curator at the Puppet Showplace in Boston.

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VA to Offer GI Bill Scholarships for Surviving Spouses

Sanders’ Veterans Bill Expanded Education Program

BURLINGTON, Vt., Oct. 21 – U.S. Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced today that the Department of Veterans Affairs will begin accepting applications for college scholarships for surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty. Sanders worked hard to get the provision in the recently-passed veterans bill. He urged all eligible spouses to take advantage of it.

Until the law was changed this summer, the Post 9/11 GI Bill had offered scholarships to children of those who died in the line of duty but not their widows or widowers. Now, eligible spouses may be entitled to full tuition for up to 36 months plus a stipend to cover the cost of housing, books and supplies.

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Of Money, Politics, Unions and You!

 20141020_103736.jpgMeet “Porkorate Paul”, the enormous big pink pig seen squatting in the bed of a sign and slogan covered pick-up truck, puffing a cigar. He came to Brattleboro this Monday morning, October 20th, on one of his many stops throughout New England.  His purpose: to parade his pompous presumptions of wealthy entitlement over the lower echelon (that’s us).

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Congratulations to Pete Diamondstone, Liberty Union Party, Polling at 17%

Congratulations to Pete Diamondstone, Liberty Union Party, Polling at 17%.  That's great, Pete!  Keep going at it!

Link here

Monday October 20, 2014 02:03 PM
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The Associated Press

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Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Monday, October 20, 2014 at 5:30pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center. It is anticipated that the Board will enter into executive session at 5:30pm to discuss the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee. No further business will be conducted.

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

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BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 10/20/14

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 10/20/14

Monday, October 20, 2014

12:00 am Kali Quinn: Overture to a Thursday Morning and Vamping

1:39 am Brooks House Grand Opening: 10/3/14

2:00 am Salaam/Shalom: The Architecture of Violenc

3:00 am The Road to Recovery: 2014 Showcase of Events

3:30 am Energy Week Extra: Bensonwood 10/2/14

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Brattleboro Time Trade - Week of October 19

Brattleboro Time Trade:

Exchanging services, creating connections, strengthening communities, one hour at a time.

See below for exciting Upcoming Events and learn what Time Trade is all about!

This week's fabulous listings, brought to you from the chilliness:

OFFERS:

Writing, Editing, Copy Editing, Proofreading Services
Storm Windows Available
Dog Walking
Citizen's Awareness Breakfast at the Senior Center
Tutoring for English Reading and Writing
Learn About Meat Rabbits at Home
Help with Minor Household Repair/Upkeep

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Sam Amidon + Band at New England Youth Theatre on Wednesday, October 22

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present singer, guitarist, fiddler and banjo player Sam Amidon and his band at New England Youth Theatre on Wednesday, October 22 at 7:30 pm.

Sam Amidon grew up immersed in folk as part of a musical family based in Brattleboro, VT. His parents, Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, perform and teach traditional forms of song, dance and storytelling, and his brother Stefan plays drums with the Sweetback Sisters. Sam started on fiddle at the age of three and by eleven had formed a band called Popcorn Behavior, with childhood friend Thomas Bartlett and younger brother Stefan, to play New England fiddle tunes. They toured internationally, gathering attention from NPR, CNN and The Boston Globe, and released five albums. Sam’s first solo album, released in 2001, was a collection of traditional Irish fiddle tunes, simply titled "Solo Fiddle."

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