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1837:

$50 Reward. Stolen from the pasture of the subscriber on Thursday night, a bay mare, with black mane and tail, shod all around, and marks of the traces on the right thigh, and was 11 years old. A blind bridle with brass nails upon the blinders, was also taken. Whoever will secure the Thief and Mare, shall receive the above reward, or $25 for either.

1843:

New Store and New Goods. The subscriber is now opening his new Brick Store, opposite the Stage House, a large and splendid assortment of seasonable Dry Goods, worthy of the attention of the public as it regards prices and styles. A.E. Dwinell.

1848:

That same miserable rascal made another attempt to burn the Catholic Church in this village on Monday evening last. A lot of shavings was stuck through a window and set fire to. The villain whoever he may be, who persists in his fiendish attempts to burn the church should recollect that there is a “fearful looking for of fiery indignation” awaiting him somewhere!

1848:

On Wednesday last, a stone weighing about 25 lbs. was thrown from a blast on the Depot grounds in this village, on to the roof of the store now occupied by Messrs F. & L. T. Woodcock. It broke a rafter, and then bounded off without doing further damage.

1860:

A slight shock of an earthquake was perceived in this village at about 6 o’clock, a.m. of the 17th inst. It extended throughout New England and was more violent in Canada than further south. In some places in northern Vermont, fastened doors were opened by the concussion, and church bells were rung.

1876:

The subject of Rev. Mr. Moors’ lecture this evening will be “Egypt and the Pyramids.”

1882:

The Selectmen and Mr. Crowell have been carefully looking over the ground on Elliot street this week with a view to the contemplated widening of the street between Dr. Gary’s and Crowell’s sewing machine shop. The improvement is a much needed one.

1882:

The old brick structure forming a wing of the Valley mill - one wall of which partially tumbled into the brook Wednesday night - is to be rebuilt.

1893:

It is understood that a pocket-peddling business in wet goods is being carried on by a man of malodorous reputation, who meets his customers on the New Hampshire side of the river.

1893:

One estimate has it that there is $700,000 worth of property in town not taxed, under the law exempting schoolhouses, churches, new manufacturing plants and a part of the Brattleboro Retreat.

1899:

A calculagraph or recording clock has been placed in the local office of the New England Telephone and Telegraph company by which the length of time occupied by a person using the telephone may be recorded.

1899:

The Electric Hosiery company is planning to increase its facilities. With this company the demand is greater than the supply, and a large New York concern is ready to take all the product the company can turn out.

1931:

A Brattleboro committee was elected to raise emergency fund to relieve local unemployment.

1937:

Paramount Theater opens in downtown Brattleboro.

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Free Poetry Reading at Brooks Memorial Library

Join us for a FREE Poetry reading at Brooks Memorial Library at 7 pm on Wednesday, October 25th 2017!
The following poets will share their works with us:

Verandah Porche - Recipient of the Ellen McColloch-Lovell Award and the Vermont Arts Council Award of Merit.

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Brattleboro Union High School Board Agenda

BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING

The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 16, 2017 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

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Progressive Party Biennial Reorganization

The Windham County Progressive Party Caucus Organizing Meeting Monday, Oct 23rd, 6:30 pm at the Root Center, 28 Williams St., Brattleboro. All welcome to join or listen.

The Progressive Party is, steadfastly, the progressive agenda. Vermont has the strongest Progressive Party organization in the country. In fact it is the most successful third party period. We have seven House and three Senate seats in the state legislature and two state offices, David Zuckerman, Lieutenant Governor, and Doug Hoffer, Auditor.

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Brattleboro Paving Project Delayed

The Town wide paving project scheduled to start today (October 10th) will be delayed until further notice. We will follow up when we have a new start date and appreciate the community’s patience.

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

Town of Brattleboro
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

211 Fairground Road, Brattleboro, Vermont 05301
Tel: 802-254-4255 • Fax: 802-257-2316 • E-mail: htyler@brattleboro.org

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Town of Brattleboro Fall Leaf Collection Schedule 2017

The following dates have been scheduled for Brattleboro's curbside Fall Leaf Collection. All locations will be picked up each Friday:

Leaf Pick Up Date

ALL RESIDENTS Friday, October 20, 2017

ALL RESIDENTS Friday, November 3, 2017

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Vermont Jazz Center Presents: Tom Harrell Quartet

Trumpet Legend, Tom Harrell to perform with his quartet at the Vermont Jazz Center on October 14th

On Saturday, October 14th at 8:00 PM, the Vermont Jazz Center will welcome the legendary trumpeter, Tom Harrell to the stage.  He will be touring with pianist Danny Grissett, bassist Ugonna Okegwo and drummer Joe Dyson in support of their new release, Moving Picture.

Although Harrell has recorded 30 discs as a leader, this current album is the first that features him as the sole horn in a quartet setting. Like Miles Davis before him, Harrell can most often be found in a quintet setting pairing
him with a tenor saxophonist (usually Wayne Escoffery), but, for this project, he has intentionally chosen to record and tour without another frontline instrument. This gives him room to work on unexplored textures and stretch out on his solos. In the liner notes of their current release he elaborates: “I wrote the arrangements with the instrumentation of the quartet and the specific players in mind. There’s a lot of ensemble writing on Moving Picture - concerted writing with piano and trumpet as well as unison writing with bass and trumpet. I think this brings interest, as it is different from my writing for previous records. Then too, when I write a melody I think of it as something for the globe. I try to make it accessible for everyone and capable of being played or sung by any combination of instrument(s) or voice(s).”

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Does the Chelsea Diner Have a Twin?

This is on Route 202 in Lebanon, Maine shortly after the NH/ME state line on the left (north) side fo the road, in the back corner of a diner parking lot (Dee's Diner, recently closed).  Seems to be used as a storage shed. 

Sorry for the poor picture quality, got them off Facebook because the quick photo I tried to take from my car was even worse.

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An Indigenous Ballad

In fourteen hundred ninety-two

Columbus sailed the ocean blue

It was a courageous thing to do

But someone was already here.

 

Chorus:

Inuit and Cherokee,

Aztec and Menominee,

The Onondaga and the Cree;

Someone was already here.

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Next West Brattleboro Association Meeting 7pm on Oct 12th at MamaSezz

The West Brattleboro Association will hold its next monthly meeting at 7pm on Thursday, October 12th, at MamaSezz, 127 Marlboro Road.  This will be a potluck, with MamaSezz providing chili and bread and other attendees bringing complementary items.

For the first time in its official non-profit history, the association's membership will be electing a slate of Trustees.  Anyone who attends can vote.

The association will also be discussing potential uses for the unspent money in the Sign Fund:  Historic site marker?  Banners on poles?  Holiday lights?  The meeting may also wrap up a decision on WBA t-shirts.

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BCTV Schedules Week of 10/9/17

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for week of 10/9/17

Monday, October 9, 2017

12:00 am Southern Vermont Dance Festival - Opening Gala - Latchis 7/13/17

1:30 am Here Today: Screening and Panel - Latchis 9/12/17

3:45 am Stuck in Vermont - Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

4:00 am Vote For Vermont - Anson Tebbetts

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Vermont Ukulele Harvest: A Day-Long Mini-Fest - This Coming Saturday!

The Vermont Ukulele Harvest takes place on Saturday, October 14, at Saxtons River Arts, Saxtons River, VT. This special debut event will include multiple ukulele workshops, vendors, jam sessions, a healthy delicious catered lunch, Open Mic performance opportunities, and an all-star evening concert featuring national and regional performers.

Featured workshop presenters and performers include Victoria Vox, Curt Sheller, Ben Carr, Lisa McCormick, Jane Davies, and Veronica Stevens. Workshops range from beginner to advanced.

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Gematria: The Elite's Obsession With Numbers

The world we live in today is controlled by an elite cabal. Very wealthy men and women own the land, control the religions,secret societies, the media, the banks, and the resources. They don't care about us. They treat us like cattle. To be branded, taxed and milked dry. They have been ruling since before the days of Babylon and probably much longer. They have installed puppet governments around the world that represent them not us. The sooner people realize this the better off we will be.

This elite cabal are obsessed with numbers and rituals. They study the caballah (where the word cabal comes from) and as part of their practice they are well versed in Gematria. This elite that controls the media, 5-6 corporations control the media, codes all their stories and sports with Gematria.

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NY Bridges

The iconic Tappan Zee Bridge, crossing the Hudson at its widest part about 25 miles north of midtown Manhattan, just closed after 60 years of service.

 A replacement bridge, the New Tappan Zee Bridge, ((costing about $4 billion) has been placed into service,
although it will not be completely finished until next June.

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu October 9 thru October 13

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu October 9 thru October 13

Oct. 9 CLOSED FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY

 

Oct. 10 - Chicken Marsala w/Egg Noodles

Spinach

Carrots

Cantaloupe

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Nobel Peace Prize goes to Anti-Nuclear War Group - So How Should Vermonters React?

Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Group Opposing Nuclear Weapons New York Times - 3 hours ago, 

 So, how should Vermonters react?  Who could NOT qualify for the Nobel Peace Prize?

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy and U.S. Congressman Peter Welch all were in favor of bringing the F-35 strike fighter jets to Vermont, which are designed to be dual capable to carry nuclear weapons.

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Brattleboro Paving Schedule Fall 2017

Starting Tuesday, October 10th, Mitchell Sand and Gravel (a contractor for the Town) will be starting the Town of Brattleboro’s annual Capital Paving Project. We will begin milling small joints at intersections and Project limits. Weather dependent, we anticipate paving on Washington Street, Frost Street, Willow Street, Williams Street, Terrace Street, Tyler Street, Bradley Avenue, and Black Mountain Road from Wednesday, October 11th through Friday, October 13th. Please anticipate traffic disruptions during these operations.

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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Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 5:15pm in the Brooks Memorial Library Local History Room. NOTE: the new time and location.

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 10:00am in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

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Republicans, Russians, Democrats, Qatar - Who Is Really Running Our Country?

I was listening to talk radio last night, Shawn Hannity Show, and they were going on and on about the alleged sins of Harvey Weinstein. I did my own research on him, here it is: Mr.Harvey Weinstein, co-founder of MIRAMAX, gave campagin donations to Democrats, including UNITED STATES SENATOR PATRICK LEAHY, and Miramax is funded by people who live in the foreign country of QATAR:

 Reference: The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law 2015, page 176, Miramax, owned by Filmyard Holdings LLC, whose investors include QATAR HOLDING LLC.

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VFW Lunch Specials Open to the Public Oct. 9th - Oct. 13th

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, sweet potato fries, chicken wings, soups and sandwiches are also available. Take outs are available by calling 257-0438.

Mon - country fried steak w/ mashed potato, gravy, & veg

Tues - fried chicken breast w/ mashed potato, gravy, & veg

Wed - beef stroganoff over noodles w/ veg

Thur - stuffed cabbage leaves w/ mashed potato

Fri - coconut shrimp w/ french fries or onion rings

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Uber in Brattleboro (Free 1st Ride)

If anyone needs a ride, I'm now approved by Uber for servicing the Brattleboro area. Will tailer hours to demand. I'm based in downtown Bratt, and will provide rides anywhere in the region. Request a pickup from the Uber app anytime you need to get to or from somewhere. More affordable, luxurious and convenient then a taxi.

Riders provided with quick chargers for phones, and offered a choice of music from Pandora, SiriusXM, or even from their phone connected via Bluetooth. Clean, safe, newer model upscale car. I'm customer service oriented, eager to please, and will accomodate any reasonable request to make your ride more enjoyable. Service animals welcome. 

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