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1874:

The Brattleboro Ice Company have their crop about half gathered, and the ice is of excellent quality. They have storage for some 1,200 tons.

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BS&L Will Be Open Tuesday, Come and Make Us A Snow Person/Animal!

We plan to be open tomorrow and processing transactions as we normally would. We will be closely monitoring the storm and will update our website and our Facebook and Twitter pages with any changes to those plans.

Please be safe and remember if you can't get to us, you can always use your online banking, mobile banking, and telephone banking. If you are on foot in downtown and conditions permit, please come to our front yard and make us your best snow person or snow animal!

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Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) Cancelled Due To Storm

The Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) meeting previously scheduled for today has been cancelled due to the anticipated storm.

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

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A Winter Storm - The Blizzard of 2015

It's a bit early, and we may not get much more than a regular amount of snow here in Brattleboro, but the big weather news for New England is the blizzard of 2015.

Feel free to share weather-related tidbits here. I know we just about all have either friends and/or family somewhere in the path of this storm, and we may end up getting quite a bit here by the end of it all. Check the weather section for all the latest forecasts, warnings, and links to many weather sites.

That's all the storm hype you will get from me. Enjoy the snow, and stay smart and safe!

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Brattleboro Water Department Notice About HomeServe USA Repair Management Corp

Many residents in the Brattleboro area are currently receiving mailings from HomeServe USA Repair Management Corp in regard to water service line responsibility. HomeServe is an independent company that offers residential repair coverage plans and is not affiliated with the local utility that supplies water to residents. This mailing is a solicitation to purchase insurance from HomeServe and is not associated with any utilities furnished by the Town of Brattleboro Water Department.

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BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 1/26/15

BCTV Ch.8 schedule for the week of 1/26/15 

Monday, January 26, 2015

12:00 am Building Bright Futures: ELD Committee Mtg 1/8/15

2:00 am Nuclear Free Future: Vermont Yankee Post Mortem

2:45 am Putney Cares: Jonathan Secrest 11/10/14

4:30 am Conversations VT: Homelessness

5:25 am Positively Vermont: Purple Hearts Reunited

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Brattleboro Meetings Cancelled Due To Anticipated Storm

The following Brattleboro committee and board meetings previously scheduled for Tuesday, January 27 are CANCELLED due to the anticipated storm:

Traffic Safety Committee

Conservation Committee

Board of Civil Authority

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

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The Three LIttle Pigs by WunderSpark Theater

Winter Sunshine Series opens with The Three Little Pigs

PUTNEY- Sandglass opens its series on January 31st with two performances of WonderSpark’s Three Little Pigs, at 1pm and 3pm. The classic tale retold with hilarious puppet pigs and a silly wolf - with an emphasis on 'being prepared'. Join storyteller and puppeteer Chad Williams for a highly interactive show with tabletop puppets and lots of audience participation. "Little pig, little pig, let me in!" "Not by the hair on my chinny chin chin!" Three Little Pigs build their houses of hay, wood and bricks - but will they withstand the Big Bad Wolf?

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Brattleboro Time Trade - Week of January 25

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 neighborhood greatness:

OFFERS:

Learn Latin Spanish Language From A Hispanic Native Honduran
Home Organizing, Yoga, and Painting
Class: Inner Child Connection & Healing
Class: Creating Money, Abundance, & Prosperity

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The Koch Brothers Primary

BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 24 – Potential Republican presidential candidates are hobnobbing this weekend with politically potent billionaires at an invitation-only gathering in Palm Springs, California, that U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and others have called “the Koch brothers primary.”

Four Republican hopefuls – looking to line up benefactors to bankroll their campaigns – are participating in mostly closed-door meetings of millionaires and billionaires assembled by Charles and David Koch, the industrial tycoons who control the second largest family fortune in the United States.

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I Read This Story Related To The Shrinking Middle Class in America. We Are Number 2.

The excerpt below is from an article documenting the shrinking middle class, and the accumulation of wealth upward, ever upward. According to the authors, Of the 50 states, Vermont was, surprisingly to me, #2 for this phenomena.

"2. Vermont
> Middle income growth 2009-2013: -5.9%
> Fifth quintile income growth 2009-2013: 2.8%
> Fifth quintile share of income: 48.8%
> Middle class household income: $53,020 (20th highest)

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Authors Live@BML: Marc Songini and the Boston Mob

Join independent scholar and Boston author Marc Songini for a book talk on his book, Boston Mob The Rise and Fall of the New England Mob and Its Most Notorious Killer, on Saturday, January 24, at 3 PM in the Library's Meeting Room.

Author Marc Songini will discuss a true story of revenge, corruption, and power. Hear how Joe turned on the Mafia for killing off his gang; how Joe put away his former friends; then went on the run.

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Weekend Comedy Series - Russell Brand, Messiah Complex

Russell Brand is quick witted and politically-minded. In this stage show, filmed live at Hammersmith Apollo in London, Brand looks at media, poverty, symbols, advertising, image and values.

The show starts off with some audience banter, but soon he gets down to business. Jesus, Malcolm X, Che Guevara, and Gandhi are the icons that frame his larger discussion, and it makes for quite an evening of laughs as well as provocation of thought as he discusses each one.

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King Penguin Died Today

23 January 2015  On the death of the Saudi King. Greetings from Algeria


King Penguin Died Today


“King Penguin died!” said I


“Long live the fishes!” 


“Al Hamdulilah.” Said the dissident locked in the tower!

 

For these words alone we could have gotten

lashes!

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Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, January 26, 2015 at 5:30pm at the Brooks Memorial Library in the community room.

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

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Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee Meeting and Agenda

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 8:30am 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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