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1845:

Thirty more Vermont girls passed through this place one day last week for the Cabotville factories.

1858:

A pair of oxen and cow belonging to Mr. Sargeant were killed in this town by being run over by the cars upon the Valley Railroad a few days since.

1874:

A petition to the Legislature for the creation of a State police to endorse the liquor law, is in circulation here, and has been signed by many of our best and most influential citizens.

1874:

Farmers in this vicinity are holding on to their tobacco with a firm grip. Twenty five cents on the poles has in some instances been offered and refused,

1874:

The latest thing in sidewalks is a concrete walk now being laid in front of Ray’s block. The selectmen have been petitioned to lay a walk from Webster’s saloon to Van Doorn’s residence, and will probably do it.

1885:

The bicycle club are to take a moonlight ride to Hinsdale this evening.

1885:

Edward Edwards has introduced a novel article of manufacture in Brattleboro, having made a large number of toboggans after the genuine Canadian pattern.

1885:

Street signs have now been put up on most all of Brattleboro's 200 streets due to the Rural Improvement Association and the board of bailiffs.

1891:

The bishop will make his annual visit to St. Michael’s Roman Catholic church next Sunday.

1891:

The old depot building on the railroad grounds has been leased to G.F. and E.C. Swift of Boston, the Eastern branch of the Swift refrigeration company of Chicago, and work is now in progress to fit it up for a beef house, or a local supply station for the sale of Western dressed meats of all kinds and smoked meats.

1891:

W.F. Richardson & Co. have recently bought over 300 lambs at Wilmington, and the flock was driven to Brattleboro this week.

1891:

A new hydrant for the fire department has been placed at the corner of Oak and Chapin streets.

1896:

A pure white squirrel has been seen this week near one of the Retreat summer cottages. It is like the ordinary red squirrel in every way except the color of its fur.

1896:

A new switch has been laid at the addition to the Pine street car barn of the street railroad company.

1896:

The Red Men will have a rehearsal adoption degree to-night, to be followed by a collation.

1896:

Moses Deyo, the well-known stone mason, had the sight of his right eye destroyed Wednesday morning by the explosion of a catsup bottle which he was attempting to open. The bottle had stood near a hot stove, causing fermentation of the contents.

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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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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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Debate Politics Most Precious - Laughingstock

Humor is the best and worst of political hay. From Cris Ericson’s sparkling sequined farm dress and Ma Parker’s picnic floppy hat, to Peter Diamondstone’s too patriarchal horn-rimmed glasses, longbeard and grade-school shorts, to Bernard Peter’s pitchfork take-charge Duck Dynasty philosophy, to Emily Peyton’s grinning political dibs through gritted teeth, to Scott Milne’s making each point with a full left head swivel to Governor Shumlin, this lineup is richly deserving of national late-night talk show humor.VTDigger and the Reformer made short work of the “In case you missed it” reportage:

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Missing CSA Delivery

If anyone is missing a CSA delivery it is sitting in my back porch at the corner of Myrtle and Cedar.  It arrived yesterday afternoon and I would hate to see it spoil.  I raise my own veggies, so i do not need it,

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Revitalizing West Brattleboro - A Community Discussion, Thursday, October 23rd

A community discussion on ways to revitalize West Brattleboro will be held on Thursday, October 23rd at
7:00 pm.  This will be facilitated by the West Brattleboro Association (WBA) and will be held in the Community Room of Hayes Court on Garfield Drive (just west of the West Brattleboro Post Office).

The group invites any and all to come learn about and discuss the report “Revitalizing Southern Vermont’s
Villages – West Brattleboro”. This report has been made available by the Windham Regional Commission and the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation. Particular items planned for discussion are the four key strategies listed in the report, which was put together with input from the WBA and the West Brattleboro Master Plan. Those strategies are: Support Community Development; Enhance the Streetscape; Improve Pedestrian and Bicycle Connectivity; and Support Economic Development.

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Write Action's Open Reading: Third Fridays at the Blue Dot in the Hooker Dunham at 7:30 PM

Friday Oct 17 is the third Friday of the month. Do you know what that means? Its time to get together and read poems and stories, out loud. Or, maybe even recite them aloud, with no text to save you. 

On the third Friday of every month, Write Action invites writers to gather and read aloud poetry and fiction. It's a chance to share your work, or a piece by another writer whose work you admire. Every writer gets about 7 minutes. These readings are usually really eclectic in sty;e content and mood, and every event has some excellence. 

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Weekend Concert Series: Laurie Anderson - Home of The Brave

This is a 1996 concert film by Laurie Anderson filmed at the Park Theater in Union City, New Jersey a year earlier. It’s filled with music, stories, vocoded voices, and electric violins. Also keep an eye out for guests Adrian Belew and William S. Burroughs.

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - October 21, 2014

It will be Poliice Night at the Brattleboro Selectboard’s next Tuesday meeting. The new police chief, captain, and sargeant will be sworn in, the Police-Fire Facility Project will get another hearing and discussion, and the Citizen Police Communications Committee is revising their mission statement.

The board will also discuss finances and bus services, and buy a truck. You can bring up other items not on the agenda during Public Participation if you attend in person. Watch on BCTV, and read the summary hear on Wednesday.

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Brattleboro Police Chief Letter to Citizens

To the Citizens of Brattleboro,

I have been approached numerous times and asked about my philosophy on policing and the direction I will lead the Department. I would like to take this opportunity to express my thoughts on policing and the role of the Brattleboro Police Department within this community.

I am a very strong advocate of community involved policing. This concept is not new, these are not my original ideas, and most importantly it’s certainly not a list of activities which you go down and check off the boxes as completed. It is a value system which permeates the department.

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Brattleboro Union High School Board Meeting Agenda

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

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETINGS

The BAMS Committee will meet at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, October 20 in the Middle School Conference Room.

The BUHS #6 Teacher Curriculum Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 20 in BUHS Room 192.

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Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) Joint Meeting With Selectboard

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will hold a special joint meeting with the Selectboard on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 6:15pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.

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

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