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1849:

Glue. A Very superior article of Glue for sale low by Williston & Tyler.

1866:

The Fair held at the Town Hall on Wednesday evening last, by the ladies of the Episcopal Church, was well attended and was a very pleasant gathering. The hall was tastefully decorated, the articles for sale were prepared with great taste, the refreshments were tempting to the appetite, and the music was delightful.

1877:

The new White Mountain express train appears to have had the effect of cutting off Brattleboro’s supply of summer visitors, none having stopped here since that train commenced running.

1877:

Horse-trading gypsies are about.

1883:

New potatoes of home production are now quite abundant, and retail at 90 cents to $1 a bushel.

1883:

O. L. Miner has already handled some 40,000 to 50,000 pounds of wool purchased in this vicinity since the season’s clip.

1888:

The strawberry season has been long drawn out this year. Stickney Bros. had a bushel of good berries from Wilmington on Tuesday.

1888:

The largest pair of dray horses ever seen in Brattleboro were brought in from Ohio by C. P. Gibson on Tuesday. The horses weigh 1770 and 1750 pounds, respectively, and are as handsome as they are big. They are a cross between Norman Percheron and Clydesdales They were bought by E. E. Stockwell, who now has them in use.

1894:

The Swedish Lutheran church on West street will be dedicated Wednesday, Aug, 22.

1927:

Colonel Charles Lindbergh flies over Brattleboro and drops a letter for residents.

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - July 5, 2016

The Brattleboro Selectboard will meet on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at 6:15pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center. ASL interpreters will be available for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community members.

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

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Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee Agenda

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, July 8, 2016 at 11:15am at Marlboro College Graduate Center in the VCIL conference room.

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

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Links to Help you Decide & Vote in the August Primary [Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast List]


​Vermont Candidates On Community Health: Gubernatorial Forum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bb6l9CrZPrE

​Southern Vermont economy gets eye of gubernatorial hopefuls
https://vtdigger.org/2016/06/28/southern-vermont-economy-gets-eye-of-gub...

VT Governor's Candidate Forum - Brattleboro American Legion 6/28/16
​​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj6_5-l8Ego​

On line: VPR Meet the Candidates page
http://digital.vpr.net/post/meet-candidates-governor-vermont#stream/0

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Every-Other-Week Trash Pick Up Begins in Brattleboro on July 11th!

On July 11th Brattleboro curbside trash-recycling-compost pick up with transition. 

While recycling and compost will continue to be picked up every week, trash will be picked up every-other-week!

Trash will be picked up on an "A" - "B" alternating weekly schedule.  To find out whether your street is and "A" or "B" street consult the town-wide mailing you received about a month ago or go to the town website (www.brattleboro.org) and click on "Bi-weekly trash pickup information" under "NEWS" on the right hand side of the Home Page. Then click on "List of A/B Streets."  Or you can call the town at 251-8103.

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Brattleboro Goes Fourth Set To Celebrate July 4th

BRATTLEBORO — The “By the People: Brattleboro Goes Fourth” citizens committee invites the public to the town’s 43rd annual Independence Day celebration, set for Monday, July 4, with a morning parade downtown and afternoon and evening program of family activities and fireworks at Living Memorial Park.

Some 50 marching units — including the Brattleboro American Legion and Brattleboro Union High School bands, veterans, civic and youth groups — will kick off the festivities at 10 a.m. with a parade along Canal and Main streets to the town Common.

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Brattleboro Fourth of July Closings and Events

In observance of the July 4th holiday, all Town offices will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2016, with the exception of emergency services.

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4. All other violations will be enforced.

Brooks Memorial Library will be closed on Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4.

Trash, recycling and composting schedules will be delayed by one day. This is also a reminder that curbside trash pickup will be every-other-week starting on July 11.

Any questions regarding the BeeLine Bus should be directed to Southeast Vermont Transit at 802-460-7433 or 888-869-6287.

FOURTH OF JULY PARADE AND FIREWORKS

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Fireworks Safety

Every year, safety is our first priority as families begin to plan their Fourth of July festivities. Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. While fireworks are the most iconic and festive way to celebrate our country’s independence, there can be dangers if fireworks are used improperly.

Fireworks are dangerous and unpredictable, especially in the hands of amateurs. Statistics show that approximately 20,000 fires, 10,500 injuries and four deaths occur annually from fireworks. On average 230 people go the emergency room every day with fireworks-related injuries in the month around the July 4th holiday, with more than half of the fireworks related injuries being burns.

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Breakfast Menu

JULY BREAKFAST MENUS

July 1st – Whole Wheat Pancakes, Syrup, Sausage,  Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee.

July 5th – Green Eggs & Ham, Home Fries, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee

July 7th   – Cheese Omelets w/Tomato, Onions & Peppers, Home Fries, Fruit, Juice, Yogurt Parfait , Coffee

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Weekly Menu

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu July 1 to July 8

 

July 1 - Baked Whitefish

Potato Wedges

Green Beans

Pineapple

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Act 46 Study Committee Agenda and Minutes

ACT 46 STUDY COMMITTEE

Representing the Brattleboro Town School District, Dummerston Town School District,
Guilford Town School District, Putney Town School District and the Vernon Town School District
http://www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF MEETING

The Act 46 Study Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room.

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Against the Grain

We think we’re very clever. Always have. Even when we know we’re being dumb as lemmings we’re awash in self-admiration. It’s irksome, but we don’t speak of it, the risk is too large. Lately I had a moment like getting hit on the head, when all goes foggy, but then focus comes back extra clear. It was a low epiphany, not a thing to boast about. Almost reluctant to bring it up. Just wondering if I’m alone with this.

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Brattleboro Special Needs Assistance

The Town of Brattleboro is interested in knowing the needs of our citizens with disabilities so that during an emergency local public safety personnel can perform their jobs more efficiently and provide special assistance, as needed.

If you or someone in your household needs extra assistance during an emergency please let us know in advance. Do you use a wheelchair or need wheelchair accessible transportation? Do you have trouble hearing or are you visually impaired? Are you on oxygen or do you have any other condition that hinders you from helping yourself in an emergency?

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The BHS Oral History Podcast: Bill Holiday's Year 2000 Interview with Andy Natowich

In 2000, BHS trustee and former head ball coach of the BUHS football team, Bill Holiday, interviewed venerated Brattleboro sports legend Andy Natowich.

The BHS Podcast is proud to present that interview, in its entirety, for the first time.

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Fairpoint Internet Outage?

Anyone out there a valued Fairpoint DSL custumer, like us?  Our eternally-poor service got even poorer on Friday night when we lost internet -- turns out a system failure that is apparently affecting other users around the state.  It was still off this a.m.  Wondering if anyone else has any news about it?  Unlike Green Mtn Power, which is quite good at sharing outage info, Fairpoint has no place on its website for this, & their tech people are very careful not to reveal anything.

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1879 Advertisement - The Self-Organist

This is an ad from the Phoenix here in Brattleboro in June of 1879. I include it here for all of you with dirty minds.

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BCTV Schedules For The Week Of 6/27/2016

BCTV channel 8 schedule for the week of 6/27/16

Monday, June 27, 2016

12:00 am Your Investment Matters: Personal Divestment Workshop

2:10 am Tinmouth Old Firehouse Concert: Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers

3:30 am Zero Energy Now - Press Conference 6/7/16

4:00 am Hunger Mtn Coop: Pregnancy

5:10 am Chemical Nation: How Americans Became Guinea Pigs

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75th New Brook Horse Show to be held Saturday, 2 July 2016

(Brookline, Vermont) --- Southern Vermont's oldest horse show will be held Saturday, July 2 at West River Stables At Meadowbrook Farm, 102 Hill Road. The first class starts at 9 a.m., rain or shine. Admission is free to this family-friendly event and spectators are encouraged to root for their favorites from ringside. Refreshments will be served by the New Brook Fire Department Auxiliary and all show profits will benefit the New Brook volunteer fire department which serves Newfane and Brookline.

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Weekly Menu - June 27 to June 30

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu June 27 to June 30

 

June 27 - Quiche

Sweet Potato

Green Beans w/Tomatoes

Apricot Pudding

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While We Still Have One

Let’s say Trump is elected and his first meeting with Kim Jong-un goes terribly wrong. The belligerence on both sides reach unprecedented levels. The kid, feeling threatened, decides to lob an ICBM over the polar icecap towards Manhattan, but misses. Instead, it accidentally explodes over downtown Brattleboro during the school year just after lunch recess. In March 2013, the boastful “Supreme Leader” threatened the United States with a preemptive nuclear attack. He is known to have tested a 10 kiloton nuclear weapon to “reliably defend the sovereignty and the dignity of the nation.”

If you’re a student anywhere within the full five-mile radius of a 10 kiloton air burst, you probably won’t be needing your school books anymore.

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Jewish School in Brattleboro Welcomes New Students

It’s not too late to register children in the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community Hebrew School. Congregation Shir Heharim (Song of the Mountains), the Brattleboro Area Jewish Community, offers a once-a-week religious school for youngsters from the age six up to thirteen or older.  The school offers a vibrant child-centered program that teaches Hebrew language studies as well as songs, stories, prayers, holiday observances, customs and traditions, history, current events, and all things Jewish.  Students can begin school at the age of six.  Anyone who is planning to become a bar- or bat-mitzvah must be enrolled for a minimum of two years.

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