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1826:

Miss Amelia Tyler started her Brattleboro school which was famous for 50 years.

1859:

A Washington Monument box has been placed at the Brattleboro post office by the Postmaster, into which friends of the Monument can pass their loose change, with certainty of its finding its appropriate destination.

1875:

Barnum is to open the lecture course on Thursday evening of next week.

1875:

The dedication of the new Unitarian church will be on Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock. Rev. Dr. Bellows of New York will preach the sermon.

1880:

Beginning today, the Brattleboro post office is designated as an Italian money-order office. The Brattleboro office now issues money orders on Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Italy. France and Algeria.

1886:

Estey & Co., have greatly improved the look of Birge street this week by putting a coat of whitewash on the high fence in front of their factories.

1886:

The village bailiffs, in response to petitions, have begun the work of laying sewers through North and Tyler streets.

1897:

S.A. Smith & Co. have had many different styles of their baby carriages photographed this week preparatory to issuing a new catalog.

1897:

The first serious break in the trolley wire over the electric railroad occurred on the west side of the Centreville hill about 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon, and so tightly was the wire drawn that the supporting arms on four poles were broken off and the wire to the house of Carl Hopkins on the east side fell to the ground. As the wire broke it fell in front of a car and was run over and broken again. As all three of the cars were between the break and the power station, it was necessary to procure a team for carrying passengers from the break to West Brattleboro.

1922:

Dr. Horace G. Ripley appointed superintendent at the Retreat.

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Lawrence Auclair

Last night I was pounding on Lawrence Auclair's door, begging him to open up. But open up he could not. I am sorry to say Lawrence Auclair has died. He was the warrior watch dog for our safety interests concerning Vermont Yankee. He was a friend and neighbor for twenty years. I already miss you. Robyn Flatley

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Carbon Tax Gains Backing as UN Meets on Global Warming

BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 23 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed growing support for a tax on carbon emissions that cause global warming as the United Nations hosted a one-day summit on climate change.

The World Bank said Monday that 73 nations and some 1,000 companies will join forces to push for policies setting a price on carbon emissions to encourage a shift to cleaner energy technologies.

“It is extremely important that international support is building to put a price on carbon emissions that cause global warming,” said Sanders, a member of both the Senate environment and energy committees and the sponsor of legislation to tax carbon.

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Free Screwball Comedy Film at Brooks Library

Please join us for a free Screwball Comedy Film Series at Brooks Library. On Wednesday September 24th at 2 pm, come and see Paramount's first collaboration between director Mitchell Leisen and screenwriting duo Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder.

The film merges Brackett and Wilder's early emphasis on repartee and masquerade with ex-costume designer Leisen's flair for high style and sophistication. Continuing through November 12th, (on select Wednesdays) the Brattleboro Film Festival and Brooks Memorial Library will present FREE afternoon screenings of nine Hollywood classic screwball comedies from Tinseltown’s Golden Era. Brattleboro Film Festival Advisory Board member Tim Metcalfe and journalist Tom Bedell will host post-screening discussions in the library’s Meeting Room covering a wide range of topics related to the screwball comedy era, filmmaking and Hollywood trivia in general.

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Vermont Accountants Selected for Prestigious Top 10 Award

The National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals (NAPAP) has named its 2014 "Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals" for Vermont. The award winners include:

• Jerry Bowin of McSoley McCoy in South Burlington
• Renee Bourget-Place of KPMG in Colchester
• John Davis of Davis & Hodgdon Associates in Williston
• James Donohue of Gallagher Flynn & Co. in South Burlington
• Christopher Goulette of A.M. Peisch & Co. in Saint Albans
• Marcia Merrill of Montgomery Merrill in Burlington
• John Meyer of Pieciak & Co. in Brattleboro

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Sanders Congratulates Vermonters and Bill McKibben on People's Climate March

BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 22 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today applauded the more than 1,000 Vermonters who were among 400,000 demonstrators at the People’s Climate March in New York on Sunday.

“Vermonters from across the state marched in New York City because they understand that climate change is the greatest environmental crisis facing our planet. They know that the United States and other countries must take bold action now to reduce carbon emissions and protect our planet for our children and grandchildren,” Sanders said.

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The Second Annual T. P. James Write Like the Dickens Faux Seance and Real Writing Contest

In 1873, T. P. James persuaded many people that he was the "spirit pen" of Charles Dicken's ghost. If you believed him, or if you were just curious, he would be glad to sell you a copy of his book.

As part of the Brattleboro Literary Festival, contestants will gather at the Brooks Memorial Library meeting room on Oct 4, at 10 AM. The room will be refitted as a seance parlor. The Seance could be described as "faux", but we are looking for serious attempts to complete his novel,"The Life and Adventures of Bockley Wickleheap" one chapter at a time.

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BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 9/22/14

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 9/22/14

Monday, September 22, 2014

12:00 am For the Animals: Love is Ageless

12:30 am Will McFarlane at the Rivergarden - Aug 9, 2014

2:00 am FSTV Overnight

4:00 am Former Vermont Governor Douglas - New Way Book Launch

5:00 am Green Mtn Vets for Peace: Ep 136: Soldiers of Conscience Pt.1

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The Three Little Pigs Are Going To The Debate, No Women Are Allowed: It's All Male Hate?

The 3 little pigs, Peter Shumlin,  Dan Feliciano and Scott Milne  are going to the debate at VPR Sept. 23, 2014, APPARENTLY BEING HELD IN BRATTLEBORO, and we could ask, is this all about women-hating???

No, it is worse than being woman haters.  This appears to be criminal money laundering.  Governor Peter Shumlin signed a budget bill giving taxpayer dollars to VPR, Vermont Public Radio.  He also did this in past years.   VPR, Vermont Public Radio, refused to allow Ms. Cris Ericson, a woman, to participate in the general election  governor candidate debates on VPR. 

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of September 21

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 thoughts of marching, hopes of changing:

OFFERS:

Japanese lessons
Chair Caning
Mahalo Music Festival
After-school care for ages 3 through 12
Interior Design & Organization
Dog Walking / Puppy Obedience

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Equipoise Nevermore - All the King's Horses and All the Kings Men

On the first birthday of Earth Day, April 22, 1970, more than a million people marched up Fifth Avenue to Sheep’s Meadow in Central Park to celebrate the day’s events on an unprecedented scale.Beginning September 21, 2014, just days before the United Nations Climate Summit convenes in New York City, nearly 3,000 climate events are taking place around the globe. The two mile procession of the crowds assembled in Manhattan held a moment of silence “to honor the victims” of climate change.

Unfortunately, the UN summit assuredly will result in “treaties” of the participating nations, not the concerns of the people. It is the 2015 Climate Change Conference in Paris, France where “leaders are hoping to stamp out a binding agreement.”

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SeVWA's Source-to-Sea Clean-up Event Along the West River - Sat., Sep. 27th

It's Source-to-Sea Clean-up season!

The Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance (SeVWA) will partner with the Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) in the annual Source-to-Sea Clean-up along our local waterways that feed the Connecticut River - and we hope that you will join us!

On Saturday, September 27th at 9 AM we will meet as a group at the Dummerston covered bridge parking lot on Route 30. Clean-up efforts will begin at the covered bridge and then participants will organize into teams to clean-up at the several sites along the West River between Brattleboro and Newfane. We will be cleaning-up on land, not on the water - so boats will not be needed. The clean-up session will end by noon.

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Opening Reception, New Exhibition: Gordon Jones' Landscapes at CX Silver Gallery Sunday Afternoon

CX Silver Gallery presents Gordon Jones’ landscapes in a show entitled ‘Souvenirs’ (http://cxsilvergallery.com/gordon-jones) opening Sunday September 21 and running until next March together with a catalog available at the Gallery and online (magcloud.com/browse/issue/803321, gray preview button located just under book cover image).

All welcome to the exhibition opening reception, Sunday September 21, 1-4pm at 814 Western Avenue. Gallery hours, otherwise, are by appointment, (802) 257-7898 ext. 2 or (802) 579-9088.

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Weekend Concert Series: Talking Heads, Austin TX, 1979

We’ve featured them before, but why not take another look at the Talking Heads? Here they are performing at Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin Texas on September 15, 1979.

Fear of Music was the 1979 album from the band, their second with Brain Eno and third overall. It was released in August, just prior to this show.

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Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) Meeting Agenda & Minutes

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee will meet on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 5:30pm in the community room at the Brooks Memorial Library.

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

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Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 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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