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1828:

George Chandler Hall born in house on site of Baptist church.

1843:

The subscriber having purchased of Edwin Foster his right in the Fisher Brick yard, and also his share of Brick now on hand, offers to the public, on very low terms, 75,000 first rate Brick. James M. Reed.

1843:

Lyceum. Next Tuesday evening, Feb 21st. Lecture by Mr. Woolson. Subject: Chemistry.

1855:

The population of District No. 2, which comprises the village of Brattleboro - on the first of January, 1855, was 2675; last year 2561, showing a gain of 114.

1855:

We understand that quite a number of our most worthy citizens will leave this place for the West next week. Their destination is not fully known to themselves, but they intend, we believe, settling in Illinois or Iowa. Several will take their families with them.

1882:

The Brattleboro library association meeting votes to transfer library to the town under certain proper conditions. As the matter now stands, it rests with the town to say, at its annual meeting, whether, by acceptance of the very generous terms proposed by the library association, a free public library shall be established, at insignificant expense, of which every resident of the town shall have the full and unrestrained benefit.

1882:

The number of telephone instruments in use in Brattleboro is 85.

1882:

Lest friends abroad should suppose that a temperature of - 20 degrees still prevails in Brattleboro it may be well to say that the past week has been one of April warmth and balminess, with bright sunshine and heavy rains so alternating that the sleighing has been seriously damaged, and the face of old Wantastiquet has been stripped of half its wintry look.

1888:

J.H. Chamberlain advertises a clearing-up sale of horses this week to make room for a carload of horses from the Indiana blue-grass region, which he will have here about the first of March.

1888:

Teamsters who draw heavy loads across the West River bridge say that they are not afraid that the chords will give way, but that the flooring is rotten and liable to drop out some day. This is a matter to be looked after.

1888:

The Lenten services at the Roman Catholic church opened on Ash Wednesday morning with Mass at 9 o’clock, preceded by the blessing and distribution of the ashes.

1893:

Blessings have been called down on the heads of the village authorities for causing the icy sidewalks to be covered with sand.

1893:

A canvas has been made among our people to learn if sufficient interest was felt in the appearance of Lieut. Peary to warrant his engagement, and so generous a response has been made that his coming is assured. His lecture is illustrated with the stereopticon, and he brings with him his Eskimo dogs, sledge and driver. It is hoped that Mrs. Peary will also accompany him.

1893:

A railroad strike of infantine proportions took place at the depot yesterday. The three brakemen of the freight train south at 11:10 refused to go with the train, claiming that they had not been paid for three extra half-days work done last week. Three new men were hired and the train left at 2:15.

1899:

It is expected that the present town officers will be candidates for reelection at the annual March meeting, and, so far as is known, there are no candidates against them.

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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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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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