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1845:

All persons wishing to purchase tickets to cross the Connecticut River Bridge the year ensuing, are requested to call on Dr. Chas. Chapin, Treasurer of the Corporation, at the dwelling house of Asa Sherwin, in Hinsdale, on Saturday the 27th day of Dec. inst., where he will attend to the issuing the same. A punctual attendance is requested.

1858:

The annual meeting of the Village of Brattleboro was held at the Town Hall on Monday evening last. The act of incorporation passed at the recent session of the Legislature was accepted by nearly a unanimous vote. On motion, it was voted that the Bailiffs be empowered to build a reservoir on Cemetery Hill, of a capacity of about 100 hogsheads, provided they are assured that water will be furnished free of expense to the village.

1874:

An argument for woman suffrage - the scandalous talk and behavior at the village meeting Monday evening.

1885:

Esteyville people make serious complaint of the danger which threatens foot-passengers on the approach to the iron bridge at the east end through the lack of a guard rail. They say that a single misstep in the dark would give one a dangerous tumble down the steep bank; and they say the authorities say, “It is of no consequence; the town is not liable for damages.”

1891:

Announcement of marriage of Mary Howe and William J. Lavin in Cleveland, Ohio.

1891:

Mr. Combs is now getting his cigar box business established on Elliot street. Emma Tooley, an expert box maker, comes here from Shelburne Falls to work for him.

1891:

Tomorrow is the date of C.P. Gibson’s large auction, when 25 horses, 50 sleighs, and immense stock of harnesses and $500 worth of whips, robes, etc. will be struck off to the highest bidder at the Elliot street stables.

1891:

Four carloads of spruce trees, to be shipped to the cities for Christmas use, were brought down on the narrow gauge train Wednesday.

1896:

A fire was started in the attic of the S.A. Smith & Co., factory Monday by the overturning of a lantern. The blaze was quickly subdued with the Hydrosal extinguisher.

1896:

After the death of President Dowley of the Vermont National bank no memorandum of the combination to unlock one of the compartments in one of the steel safes inside the bank vault could be found. Two expert workmen were sent to remove the door.

1923:

Gift of laboratory equipment to the Hospital by Harold W. Mason

1946:

Bill Haley married Dorothy "Dottie" Crowe in Brattleboro, Vermont.

2008:

Ice storm cuts power and causes much damage in areas of higher elevation surrounding Brattleboro.

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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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