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1837:

Matchless Sanative, the newly invented medicine, which is said to be a certain cure for that dreadful disease, the Consumption, as well as many other disorders of the human system. stands unrivaled in popularity by any medicine in the world. It is unlike any other medicine known, being in its operation not in the least degree physical, but exercising a salutary influence over the whole system. Dutton & Clark.

1843:

Vocal music, we are firmly persuaded, should be made an indispensable branch of common school instruction. It should be taught to every child. Every teacher should be able to instruct in vocal music. It has a powerful charm. It calms troubled spirits. It creates harmony of feeling. It purifies the heart. It elevates the soul.

1855:

The Melodeon Manufacture in Brattleboro has grown from small beginnings to be an extensively established and permanent business.

1860:

There is no intellectual entertainment of a higher order than that which is furnished at our town Lyceums during the long winter evenings. It is somewhat remarkable that Brattleboro is deficient in this respect; though the deficiency is perhaps made up by lectures.

1876:

We are sorry that the school children of the town and county don’t wake up and show more interest in the metric system of weights and measures, which is sure to come into general use sooner or later.

1876:

The Brattleboro Library Association have just placed a new case in their rooms and added about 150 books.

1882:

Telephone connections between Brattleboro and Bellows Falls, via Putney and Westminster, was established at noon on Monday. One of the first uses of its line was for an exchange of congratulations between the Phoenix and the Times offices.

1893:

Fred Stanley was arrested at West Brattleboro Tuesday evening by Sheriff Gordon. Stanley said that he went to the first irrigating station on the island and had one drink of beer, then on to the other irrigating station, where he irrigated to the extent of several glasses and had a two-gallon jug filled with beer.

1899:

Ninety hogs were roasted in the fire which destroyed the piggery of Perry Brothers at West Brattleboro Tuesday evening.

1899:

The first snowstorm of the season came Saturday, but the snow melted quickly. Sunday morning, however, the ground was covered with snow, which did not disappear entirely for three or four days, the weather being unusually cold for this time of year.

1899:

Four Brattleboro men expect to travel over the roads hereabouts in their own automobiles early next season.

1899:

The Foresters have engaged Henry Walsh’s quincuplexal glass show to give entertainments in Festival hall, every evening during Thanksgiving week. The World’s Fair glass blowers, spinners and weavers will give an exhibition an hour or more long, after which there will be dancing.

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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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New Doors at Brooks Memorial Library

Due to installation of new doors at the Brooks Memorial Library, the back door next to the Municipal Center parking lot will be closed for the week of April 15th. The Library’s front door on Main Street will be open throughout the week. Those requiring wheelchair access to the building may call the Library at (802) 254-5290 x109 (days) or x0 (evenings) to arrange for access during the construction. 

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Sanders Statement on Obama Budget

WASHINGTON, April 10 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) – chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, a member of the Senate Budget Committee and the founder of the Senate Defending Social Security Caucus – issued the following statement today on President Barack Obama’s proposed 2014 budget:

“While the president’s budget has some positive elements, like an increase in the minimum wage and increased revenue from people who make more than $250,000 a year, it is a document which does not effectively address the economic crisis facing our nation.

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Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast Invitation: Curbside Compost - Everything You Ever Wanted To Know

The next "Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast" will take place on Friday,  April 19, 2013 at the Gibson Aiken Center, downstairs, hosted by Senior Meals. Doors open at 7:30am.

Moss Kahler promises to speak to everything you want to know about Brattleboro's upcoming Curbside Compost program -- about containers/cart; what’s OK and what is not OK to put in the curbside compost; how to sign up; where and when to pick up curbside carts and kitchen containers; what it costs to participate; when it will start . . . (etc.) 

Please do not hesitate to pass along this invitation to others who might be interested, but:

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5:45 Live: 4/9/13

Shumlin cuts the ribbon on the Retreat's $5.3M addition, Windham County
Reps take on the budget and marijuana decrim, the BHA's Chris Hart talks
sequestration, and more.

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