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1847:

Wanted: A smart, active boy from 14 to 16 years of age, as an Apprentice to the Tailoring Business. Also, a Journeyman wanted. - Chase & Crandall

1870:

Wood & Marshall have for sale cast iron apple grinders, for cider mills, capable of grinding 60 bushels of apples an hour.

1870:

The trot arranged for the 25th will excel all previous trots given by the Association, and extra trains will run to Northampton and Athol, for the accommodation of those wishing to attend.

1870:

The lockup is well employed now-a-days in furnishing cheap and convenient lodgings to wandering and unfortunate humanity. Would that this were its only use.

1881:

The Brattleboro Gas Company are preparing to extend their line up Western avenue and on to Forest square.

1881:

The wife of Geo. W. Burnham, who left him some time since to live with a “handsomer man,” came to the house where Burnham resides and, aided by a male accomplice, undertook to carry off her 12 year old daughter during Burnham’s absence; but the girl offered so much resistance that after taking her as far as the "little bridge” in New Hampshire, they let her go and she returned home.

1881:

S. M. Waite is somewhat discontented with his pleasant quarters in the House of Correction at Rutland, and is desirous of being removed to a more congenial place.

1887:

The east and west sides of Main Street expect to play their second game of baseball next Tuesday afternoon.

1892:

Several Brattleboro wheelmen would like to see a tournament held in town this fall. There are several promising riders and little difficulty would be experienced in securing prizes.

1892:

The sale of tickets for the Howe-Lavin farewell concert opens at Chapin & Co.’s drug store next Monday, Aug. 22, at noon. There has been a large call for seats from out-of-town people.

1892:

The trotting race for 25 bushels of oats attracted upwards of 500 people to the Valley fair ground on Saturday. There were seven starters.

1892:

A branch of the People’s Savings and Loan association of Minneapolis, Minn., was organized here Tuesday night, with J. L. Martin, President.

1898:

The selectmen rendered their decision Tuesday morning in matter of the petition for the removal of John Sargent’s piggery at West Brattleboro. The decision was that the selectmen had no authority to order the removal of the piggery.

1904:

Articles of incorporation have been filed by the First church of Christ, Scientists in Brattleboro. It is organized for the purpose of promoting the interests and knowledge of the Christian science faith. The papers bear the signatures of 13 subscribers, all of Brattleboro.

1904:

Gardner & Gardner, Springfield architects, have completed for Mrs. G. W. Hooker plans and specifications for the proposed new brick building in the rear of the Hooker building, for the use of Dunham Brothers. The contract for the masonry and other work will be placed as soon as possible.

1921:

High winds blow sign advertising Valley Fair at Bridge Street near train station into power lines causing automatic switches to protect electric plant.

1921:

A welcome home porch party was given by Mrs. J.C. Day for her neighbor Mrs. W.A. Gilbert. Twenty Williston Street ladies were present and found much pleasure in the gathering.

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Brave New World Order

Back in my college days, like many of my contemporaries, I read a number of “Dystopian” novels such as 1984 & Brave New World.

I remember one, set in the near future (like…now) in which the entire world was “Owned” by five (5) corporations, and they were all Insurance Companies.

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BMH Spinal Health Class Begins April 29

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services will offer its seven week course “Standing Tall Spine Health: Level 1” beginning Monday, April 29 at 4:00 PM in the BMH Exercise Room.

The program is designed for individuals diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis, or those at risk for low bone mass. Each class consists of a brief educational session followed by guided exercise. Education topics include instruction in safe movement for fracture prevention, strength and flexibility exercises for improved body alignment, and nutrition for bone health.

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Brattleboro Police-Fire Facility Building Committee Meeting

The Brattleboro Police-Fire Facility Building Committee will meet on Thursday, April 18, 2013 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

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BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules - Week of 4/15/13

BCTV Ch.8 Schedule for the week of 4/14/13

                   Monday April 15
                  
12:00 am      1st Wednesdays: Prof. John Stauffer 3/6/13
1:30 am       Bratt Wastewater Treatment Plant Opening 3/22/13
2:00 am       FSTV Overnight
4:00 am       Discover the Didgeridoo
5:00 am       Vermont Women In Journalism Panel Discussiont
6:25 am       TED Talks: Camille Seaman - Haunting Photos of Polar Ice
6:30 am   

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Room for One More Team at Summer Soccer at SIT

There is still room for a team to join summer soccer in Brattleboro this year, sponsored by the Putney Soccer Club and held on Wednesday evenings at SIT. Eleven teams are not in place and there is room for one more. The season starts on May 1 and runs to the end of August.

If you are interested in entering a team in the league and serving as captain, please email putneysoccerclub@gmail.com.

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5:45 Live- 4/12/13

On the latest edition of BCTV's media round-up: Real spies land in Brattleboro, Bernie outs the EPA 'Hoax', the Pot debate hits the house floor in Montpelier, the Bratt Selectboard sets their goals for the new term, and much more.

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Law-Abiding Nations! Call For Prosecution Of A Bestial Homicidal French Government!

France, infamous history of murder and inhumanity in its colonies, Haiti, Vietnam and Algeria and during a thirty year occupation of Syria, in part as fascist Vichy France, is committing Crimes Against Humanity, arming, funding, secretly leading murdering gangs invading and destroying Syria, obviously for the benefit of the world ruling international private investment banking community. Crimes must be prosecuted.How? Why?

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iBrattleboro Weekend Concert Series: Pink Floyd, Live at Pompeii, the Director's Cut

This is the director's cut of the film, which was first shot in 1971 and released in 1972. Pink Floyd had already had success with several albums, including "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn", "Ummagumma" and "Meddle". Much of the film was shot in the Roman amphitheater in Pompeii, without an audience, and the remaining footage was shot in a Paris television studio. Adrian Maben directed.

In 1974, it was re-edited with new parts- the Floyd working on recording "The Dark Side of the Moon" album at Abbey Road Studios and interviews with the band members were added. The Floyd had broken worldwide with "Dark Side" and they were superstars.

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - April 16, 2013

The Brattleboro Selectboard will adopt their annual goals at the next regular Tuesday meeting at the Municipal Center on Main Street. They’ll also take up committee appointments and vacancies, hear about new ownership of the Colonial Motel, get the latest on the Waste Water Treatment Plant Project, and revisit the decision to allow a Selectboard member voting rights on a committee.

You can bring up other issues that aren’t on the agenda during public participation if you attend. If not, watch the full proceedings on BCTV and read about it hear the next day. 

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Tornado Vortex in Vermont

There was a tornado vortex in Southwestern Vermont today.

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Brattleboro Water Quality Report

Brattleboro's 2013 Water Quality Report is now available. We are once again proud to report no violations and few contaminants detected in the water we supply. This Federally mandated report contains information and test results on the water supplied to Brattleboro residents during the past year. It also includes general information about your water supply and its sources and a little water department news.

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Robots, Jobs, And The Post-Money Economy

I just got through reading the 2013 Roadmap for US Robotics, a guide to the current state of robotics. It includes goals and expectations of robotics for the next 5, 10, and 15 year periods.

The good news is that robots will be able to do just about everything for us. 

The bad news is that robots will be able to do just about everything for us.

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Form a Team for the Southern VT Aids Project 26th Annual Walk for Life

Form a Team or Join a Team!

AIDS Project of Southern Vermont's 26th Walk for Life, Saturday, May 18, 2013 • 10 am to noon at the American Legion, 32 Linden Street, Brattleboro

Reflection • Music by Brendan Taaffe • Prizes • Lunch

~ This year's Walk is in honor of Susan Bell retiring after 23 years of leadership at the AIDS Project ~

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Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee Postponed Due to Weather

The ADA Advisory Committee previously scheduled on April 12 has been cancelled due to the inclement weather forecast. The next meeting will be May 10.

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

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Summer Classes at Marlboro College's Grad School

Registration is open at Marlboro College Graduate School for our continuing education classes. Term begins May 3rd and finishes on August 10th. We have blended and online classes that are tailored for summer schedules. Information and registration links are below. Contact Joe Heslin: 802-258-9209 |jheslin@gradschool.marlboro.edu

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Brattleboro Cardiology Opens New Center in Richards Building

Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced the Brattleboro Cardiology practice will move into a newly designed Cardiology Center located on the second floor of the Richards Building opening Monday, April 15.

The move merges the offices of cardiologists Michael Cohan, D.O., and Mark Burke, M.D., into a single space. The Center will also serve as an outreach clinic for Daniel Walsh, M.D., a vascular surgeon from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

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Two BMH Techs Receive Clinical Breast Exam Certification

Diagnostic Imaging Technologists Susan Gautot RT(R,M) and Ellen Wapner RT (R,M,CT,QC) of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital successfully completed requirements to become Certified MammaCare Specialists.

MammaCare is the recognized standard for teaching and performing clinical breast examination in breast cancer screening clinics. The certification authorizes Gautot and Wapner to teach MammaCare practices to women and other health care professionals.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Susan and Ellen to the MammaCare family,” said Dr. H.S. Pennypacker, President of the MammaCare Corporation and one of the original team of scientists who developed MammaCare. “They will make an important contribution to medical education and women’s health throughout Vermont,” he added.

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Salon Jacque Welcomes New Stylist Kelly Darling-Snow

We at SALON JACQUE welcome our new stylist Kelly Darling-Snow to our artistic team. Kelly comes to us from Keene, NH and we are thrilled to have her.

Please book your appointments with her WED. 9-7 THUR. 12-8 FRI. 9-7 SAT. 9-5 at 802-258-4411.

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Police On Elm Street?

Did anyone hear of anything happening involving the police on Elm Street today? Just curious?

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VPT Shows Film on Lilac Ridge

On Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m and Sunday, April 21 at 4:30 p.m. the film, "Lilac Ridge: Life on a Family Farm" will be shown on Vermont Public Television.

From VPT's website:  "A look at sustainable agriculture through the lens of the Thurber family's small farm in W. Brattleboro, Vt. When the current generation of owners inherited the farm, they transitioned a traditional dairy operation to organic and added vegetables, flowers and other products. Three generations of the family appear in the film, talking about life on the farm and the changes that have kept it successful."

Not only is the film about a local farm, it is produced locally by Kate Purdie and Andy Reichsman of Ames Hill Film and Video.

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