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1828:

Birth of Richard Morris Hunt, the architect.

1857:

On Monday next the winter arrangement in the running time of the Railroads in this vicinity goes into effect. The working time of the employees on the Valley railroad has been diminished one fourth, and their pay made to correspond.

1861:

That any individual or corporation should be so obtuse as to suppose the commendable injunction, “Take Time by the forelock,” is to be answered by the mere setting forward of the clock, is hard to be understood. We call for a remedy - a convention of time-keepers, a compromise, anything.

1873:

The dwelling house of Mrs. Johanna Keane, on the lane west of Elliot street, has been sold to Patrick Leahey, for $1070.

1873:

Great exhibition at the town hall Saturday. Two panoramas, comprising 10,000 feet of canvas, with views of New York City and the Chicago fire, all to be seen for 25 cents.

1873:

Nast’s lecture on Monday evening was quite humorous and entertaining, fully equalling our expectations. His characteristic off-hand sketches illustrative of his subject were so numerous as to form in reality the bulk of the lecture.

1879:

Hawley has been in the New York market again this week and bought another big lot of cloaks.

1884:

We have never known any speech or public utterance of any kind in Brattleboro to be more universally condemned than has been W.H. Alexander’s brutal and uncalled for attack on Edward Crosby at last Monday’s meeting. It has come to be a practically settled thing that whenever the town, village, or school district get together to transact business the time is monopolized by some buffoon while intelligent self-respecting men hold their peace.

1884:

Messrs. Batchelder & Flint, candy manufacturers, open their store in Market block tomorrow.

1890:

The contemplated repairs and improvements on the Episcopal church have begun.

1890:

Mary Howe is to make her first appearance in New York on the 25th of November.

1890:

A very fine painting of Josephine, Imperatice de France, owned by Judge Shea, is now on exhibition in Clapp & Jones’s window.

1890:

The report that Mr. Geo. E. Crowell had sold the Household caused a general surprise in the business community. Advances were made to Mr. Crowell for its purchase some four or five years ago, but they were declined.

1902:

Shipments of apples from the local railroad station have kept up the average to about four cars a day since two weeks last Monday. Total shipments thus far amount to 12,000 to 14,000 barrels.

1902:

The Brattleboro Retreat’s fine herd of cattle got stranded on the island at the north end of the Retreat meadow Tuesday and were obliged to remain there overnight.

1902:

Snowflakes were floating in the air at intervals Tuesday.

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Brattleboro Retreat to Present 2014 Anna Marsh Award to Vermont State Representative Bill Lippert

BRATTLEBORO, VT (Oct. 28, 2014)—The Brattleboro Retreat will present the hospital’s 2014 Anna Marsh Award to Vermont State Representative Bill Lippert of Hinesburg at the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus event to be held on Saturday, November 1 at the Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro.

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Paintings by Clay Coyle, Kurn Hattin History Featured In River Garden's November Exhibits

November’s exhibit in the Gallery at the Garden (Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St.) features works by painter and set designer Clay Coyle in a show titled Fresh Paint: Reflections of Color in Landscapes and Trees.

Concurrently, the River Garden, home of Strolling of the Heifers, will host an exhibit of historical materials from the archives of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children, the Westminster residential school for children at-risk or in need. Established in 1894, Kurn Hattin serves boys and girls, ages 5-15, who are affected by tragedy, social or economic hardship, or other disruption in family life.

Now a resident of Venice, Florida, Coyle maintains a studio in Putney and just recently moved from his S. Londonderry, Vermont homestead which he had kept since 1980. Clay has actively painted and worked on set and lighting design since he entered Williams College in 1968. He graduated in 1972, winning the Gilbert W. Gabriel Prize in Drama for his design and technical work. From Williams he headed to New York City where he designed sets for the Classic Stage Company, the New Dramatists Inc., the Producer’s Association for Young America, the Spanish Repertory Company, and others.

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Vermont Voters Undecided! There is Time For One Last Debate With All SEVEN Candidates for Governor of VT!

Vermont voters are still undecided with no candidate recently polling at 50% or more for Governor of Vermont.  Of course the recent polls are corrupt because they don't include the name of all SEVEN  candidates for governor of VT. The polls are created by major news media contractors and all major news media, television, radio and newspapers, are controlled by Corporations.  They don't even want you to know the names of the "other" candidates the voters are "undecided" about.  This is how government continues to be of the corporations, by the corporations and for the corporations.   We need to break the deadlock of undecision in Vermont by allowing one more debate with all 7 candidates.

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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 BUHS #6 Planning and Policy Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, November 3 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

The BUHS #6 Finance Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 6 in the WSESU James E. Kane Conference Room, 53 Green Street.

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Electric Fence Halloween Dance

Electric Fence Halloween Dance

Reaper Madness - Dance , Drink, Scream

at Pleasant Valley Brewing

Halloween

8 to 10:30 pm

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Poetry Readings at Brooks Memorial Library

Poets Baron Wormser and Michael Fleming will read from their works in the Library's meeting room on Wednesday, October 29, beginning at 7 PM. Baron Wormser is the author of a memoir, The Road Washes Out in Spring: A Poet’s Memoir of Living Off the Grid, a novel, Teach Us That Peace, nine books of poetry and three books of non-fiction. Michael Fleming is a creative editor, essayist, novelist, and poet.

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BMH Hires New Birthing Center Director

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced the hiring of Erinna Cooper, RN as Director of the Birthing Center, effective October 20.

Cooper has 10 years of OB/Maternal-Child health experience at Cheshire Medical Center. From 2010 to 2013, she served as the Permanent Charge Nurse of the OB unit. A role which put her in charge in managing clinical and support staff for patient care activities, among other duties. 

“OB is Erinna’s passion, and becoming the Director of the Birthing Center brings together her experience and enthusiasm,” said Mary Urquhart, RN, Vice President of Patient Care Services at BMH. “We’re looking forward to her joining the team.”

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Bread From Fresh Local Grains Now Available At The Coop!

I was really excited to learn that Green Mountain Flour has started delivering bread to the Brattleboro Food Coop. Green Mountain Flour's flour (is that redundant?) has been available at the coop for a while now, but not their bread.

It will be really nice not to have to go all the way up to Windsor to get great bread made from flour that was grown locally and milled just in time for each bake.

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Vermonter in Voluntary Quarantine After West African Visit

From VPR today:

"A Vermonter has recently returned from West Africa and entered voluntary quarantine. The individual is not currently showing symptoms of Ebola, and will be monitored for 21 days, according to Gov. Peter Shumlin"

And that's all they know for the moment.

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iBrattleboro Refresher For New Users

There have been many new users in the last few months, so I thought it might be useful to take a moment to briefly explain iBrattleboro to our relatively new friends. Long-time users of the site are welcome to add additional information in comments.

iBrattleboro was started in February of 2003 as an experiment in do-it-yourself media. It was a reaction to a number of things including big media consolidation, a lack of local reporting, and our personal interest in developing an online community resource.

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Vermont Jazz Center Presents: Jeff Coffin and The Mu-tet

On November 1st at 8:00 PM, The Vermont Jazz Center will present 3-time Grammy Winner, Jeff Coffin, saxophonist for the Dave Matthews Band and Béla Fleck’s Flecktones. At the VJC, he’ll be performing with the Mu’tet, a group that reflects Coffin's philosophy that “music must change and mutate in order to evolve.” Their repertoire consists of catchy tunes set over an array of complex feels: deep funk, New Orleans, Latin and swing. Their sound is propelled by rhythms you’ve never heard before and imbued with world music influences. The surprise factor is that the compositions are often in odd meters, delivered over precise, danceable grooves.

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Kurn Hattin To Unveil New Historical Exhibit; Public Reception Nov. 6 at Brattleboro's River Garden

WESTMINSTER, VT—Kurn Hattin Homes for Children will hold a public reception to celebrate the unveiling of a new historical exhibit entitled, A Legacy of Caring: Adapting to the Changing Needs of Children and Families. All are welcome to attend Thursday, November 6 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main St. Brattleboro.

This opening reception will be hosted by Kurn Hattin Homes for Children's Executive Director, Connie Sanderson, and will feature a brief presentation and Q and A session. Refreshments will be provided.

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Car Crash On Route 30 Under 91 Bridge. No Official Report Released Yet

Cars were diverted from route 30 today, due to an accident that occurred close to the construction project near the 91 overpass. My boy and I saw the black cadillac that was severely damaged,on the back of a tow truck. We asked the tow truck driver what happened to the car, and he replied that the car struck the ledge near the bridge. The top of the car was basically shredded and looked like it may have been travelling at a high rate of speed. Of course, a ledge is an unforgiving and immovable object, so maybe high speed was not a factor.

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Three-Minute Siren Test Scheduled for Area Vt., N.H., and Mass. Towns Saturday, November 1 at Noon

On Saturday, November 1 at Noon, state and local public safety agencies will conduct an audible sounding of the 37 sirens located within the Vermont Yankee ten-mile emergency planning zone. The pole-mounted sirens are located in the Vermont towns of Brattleboro, Dummerston, Guilford and Vernon, and in the New Hampshire towns of Chesterfield, Hinsdale, Richmond, Swanzey and Winchester. In Massachusetts the sirens are located in Gill, Colrain, Leyden, Bernardston and Northfield.

The three-minute siren testing is being conducted by the Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts state public safety agencies in compliance with the regulations of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ensure the effectiveness of the public notification system.

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Brattleboro Arts Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 4:00pm 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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