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1838:

Have you any borrowed books? Punctuality in returning borrowed books, as well as carefulness in the use of them, is not merely an act of polite attention, but a moral and religious duty.

1866:

Jacob Estey & Co. have nearly completed and are about occupying their new building near Whetstone Brook. The building will be heated by steam and lighted by gas made on the premises. They expect to employ 100 + workmen.

1867:

Birth of William Hayden Rockwell, physician and author.

1877:

While Col. Austine and Rev. W.H. Collins were out driving on Tuesday afternoon their horse became frightened near the residence of J.W.Frost on Green street, and running, overturned the carriage, throwing out Col. Austine and dragging Mr. Collins for a little distance down the hill toward Elliot street. Both gentlemen were well shaken up and more or less bruised, but fortunately no serious injuries were sustained.

1877:

Mr. Nash has men at work cleaning the brick and clearing away the rubbish about the ruins of the Revere House. He also has under consideration a project for building a hotel of wood on the site of the burned buildings.

1883:

Much complaint is made of late because of boys robbing grapevines and stealing other valuable fruit. If the one caught in the act on Elm street, the other evening, had been made an example of, the lesson might have had a wholesome effect.

1883:

Tenements are inconveniently scarce.

1888:

A burlesque Belva Lockwood procession escorted by the drum corps paraded the streets Friday evening.

1888:

Tomorrow evening, at 7 o’clock, the school committee will give a hearing in regard to the neighborhood trouble about the noise and play on the school grounds on Washington street.

1888:

Next Friday afternoon, the second day of the Valley Fair, the stores, banks and all places of business will be closed. Work at all manufacturing establishments in town will probably be suspended during a portion or whole of both Thursday and Friday.

1894:

Brattleboro will be furnished with special warnings of storms and cold waves by the chief of the weather bureau during the winter months.

1894:

A new stone and iron covering has been placed on the Oak street cistern taking the place of the wooden one which has caved in.

1900:

The strike in the coal fields of Pennsylvania have affected the coal supply in Brattleboro, and there is a scarcity here as elsewhere. The price of anthracite coal has risen to $7 a ton, with prospects of its soaring still higher.

1900:

Several of the trotters entered for the Valley Fair races are now in training at the fair grounds.

1900:

Manager Jones has offered to lay out a field for foot ball playing near Brookside park, if a team is organized to represent the town.

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Explosion at Boston Marathon

Reports are coming out about a pair of explosions rocking the finish line area of the Boston Marathon. We'll have to wait to know more of what happened.

When I was a kid, we happened to be visiting in Boston the day of the Marathon. It was easy to get near the finish line and watch the runners cross it.

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All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist Service

April 21 - “Thinking Green, Acting Green”

This Sunday, our Social Action Committee will host Betsy Hardy of Vermont Interfaith Power and Light and Paul Cameron, Brattleboro’s town energy coordinator and founder of Brattleboro Climate Protection.

Come listen to these committed individuals tell us why and how theyare involved with energy conservation. Members of the Social ActionCommittee will take part in the service.

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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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