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Library Bookcase Raffle


The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library have announced that they will hold a raffle for a locally designed and built Colonial design pine bookcase.  Tickets for the raffle will be available at the Brooks Memorial Library from Monday, November 10 through Saturday, December 13. 

Donated to the Friends by a local craftsman, Paul Rodrigue, this bookcase is handmade of pine cut from nearby Alstead, New Hampshire. The bookcase is 44 inches tall and 24 inches wide.  The traditional dovetail joints are all hand cut.   


The Reasons Why I Hope Scott Milne Will Ask For A Full Re-Count of the 2014 Vermont Vote For Governor

Heres'  why I  think Scott Milne should demand a re-count of the 2014 Election Results; and I'd like to see  a total forensic exam of all the results, not just the Governor's race, but the majority of people in Vermont are just concerned with the outcome of the Governor's race.

The Vermont vote totals reported at 100% http://vtelectionresults.com show 193,087 votes for all votes for Governor candidates, and 191,504 for all votes for Representative to Congress candidates. The difference is 193,087 - (minus) 191,504 = (equals) 1,583 fewer people seem to have voted for the first item on the ballot.


Open Letter of Complaint To The F.B.I., Federal Bureau of Investigation: Vote Fraud!

I can't believe my eyes!  They have done it again!  In 2010 it was clear as a bell, they had an "unoffical" vote count, and then on the "official" vote count that followed, they cut my votes for Governor and for U.S. Senate right in half.

This time, The results  of total votes at 96.365 counted were for me, Cris Ericson for U.S. Congress 3,605 votes at 1.89%.  Today at 100% of the votes counted, my votes have been reduced to 2,750 at 1.44% coming in 3rd out of 6 candidates.


Boomers' War - A Novel by Vidda Crochetta


At the beginning of the 19th century, the Village was considered the northern extreme of the city. By the time of the Civil War, stables on Christopher Street rented horse carriages for city folk to get away from it all, driving into the countryside above 11th Street. Free from the constraints of city life, Villagers thrived on their rural feeling of independence. Thomas Paine chose to live in a wood frame ‘country house’ at Bleecker and Christopher Streets rather than the congested lower Manhattan.

In 1810, when architect John Randel was assigned to lay out the expanding city streets in grid formation, Villagers resisted his gridiron plans in favor of the quaint, narrow, odd and disjointed layout of streets that infused this colorful neighborhood so unique to the city.


5:45 Live: 11/7/14

Catch election day coverage, new Fairpoint strike developments, standardized testing overhauls at BUHS, Project Feed's kick-off, and much much more on this episode of BCTV's media round-up.


Weekend Concert Series: The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl

Hi, Hullabalooers. Someone did a great job assembling home movie footage from numerous sources to recreate the Beatles performance at the Hollywood Bowl in 1964. What we end up with is a rather full look at the show

I’ve heard the album of this performance, but had never heard the complete introduction, in which we learn that Bob “Newlywed Game” Eubanks was one of the people who helped pay to bring the Beatles to the bowl.


Brattleboro Fire Department: Dispose of Wood Ashes Properly

Over the past five days the Brattleboro Fire Department has responded to two (2) fires that have been caused by the improper disposal of wood ashes.

As we move into the heating season, the use of wood stoves, fire places and pellet stoves will be on the increase. The Brattleboro Fire Department would like to remind all residents that even though wood ashes may seem to be cooled, it is common that they retain enough heat to ignite other combustible materials for several days. Residents are asked to review and follow these easy guidelines;

Dispose of wood ashes in a metal container that can be tightly closed, douse with water, place the closed container outside your home away from combustible materials and leave in the container for several days before disposing of them.


The Sad Truth About Modern Politics Is You Have To Start Campaign Fundraising For The Next Race The Day After The Current Election!

Frisky Fringe Candidate Seeks Fundraiser For 2016
Campaign Fundraiser Need Now for 2016 Race!

This is like moving Christmas sales up before Thanksgiving. Yes, the candidate who came in last place for Governor of Vermont, and 3rd place for Representative to Congress, wants to lure some  kind folk to explore the money trail, and bring home the wagon train full of cash to promote her 2016 run.

How do you raise campaign funds?  If you are an  attorney or lawyer, this is what you need to learn before contacting the candidate. Remember, they didn't teach you everything in law school.


Brattleboro Arts Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 4:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

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


Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 7:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

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


Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10:00am at the Marlboro College Graduate Center in the VCIL conference room.

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


Sanders Proposes 'Democracy Day' Legislation Calls for Election Day Holiday

BURLINGTON, Vt., Nov. 7 – After Tuesday’s extremely low voter turnout, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced today that he will introduce legislation to make Election Day a national holiday.

“In America, we should be celebrating our democracy and doing everything possible to make it easier for people to participate in the political process. Election Day should be a national holiday so that everyone has the time and opportunity to vote. While this would not be a cure-all, it would indicate a national commitment to create a more vibrant democracy,” said Sanders, who was not on the ballot on Tuesday.


Tonight: To the Village Square

Award-winning French photojournalist Lionel Delevingne discusses "To the Village Square: From Montague to Fukushima 1975-2014," his new book of photography at 6pm on Friday, November 7th at Everyone's Books.

Having witnessed the student riots in France in 1968, Delevingne began photographing non-violent protests around the world. After settling in Montague, Massachusetts, the epicenter of New England activism, Delevingne began photographing the protests of the local power plants, including Vermont Yankee and Seabrook. Earlier this year he traveled to Fukushima, Japan.


West Brattleboro Association: Non-profit Status Plus Village Revitalization - Thursday, Nov 13

The next monthly meeting of the West Brattleboro Association (WBA) will be held at the New England House
on Thursday, November 13th at 6:00 PM. The meeting will start with a review of the treasury and other ongoing items such as progress on the planned welcome signs for the village and whether to continue to pursue Vermont non-profit status. The group will also discuss how much to spend for the holiday party at the New England House on Thursday, December 11 at 6:00 (held in lieu of the regular December business meeting), and will discuss holiday lights and where they might go in the village.


Project Feed the Thousands 20th Annual Fundraising Kick-Off November 7, 2014

Brattleboro, Vermont – On the morning of Friday November 7th, Project Feed the Thousands Campaign will kick off its 20th annual food drive. The launch will take place at Brattleboro's Price Chopper Supermarket on Canal Street, in the morning with a live broadcast hosted by longtime media supporter, WTSA 96.7 FM followed up by and afternoon launch at Brattleboro Food Cooperative in downtown Brattleboro, hosted by another generous media supporter, WYRY 104.9 FM.

“The community goal this year is to raise $100,000 in cash, as well as to collect enough provisions for 200,000 meals.” Reports Jeff Morse, Project Co-Chair and President of River Valley Credit Union. Various businesses and individuals, in conjunction with Project Feed the Thousands, will be accepting non-perishable food, personal care items and cash donations. All campaign contributions will then be distributed to many area food shelves to help thousands of people who struggle with hunger throughout southeastern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire.


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