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Harness Trimmings. Brass, Plated, Tinned and Jappan’d Harness Trimmings. Buggy Trimmings, Laces, Bands, Springs, &c., received and for sale at the very lowest prices. B. Ranger.


Cheese! Cheese! Earl’s Cheese for sale by Dutton & Clark.


About a year since Mr. Asa Wheeler of this town received letters patent for a new and greatly improved kind of skate of his own invention. During the past season he has been engaged in putting machinery into his axe factory and making necessary preparations for the manufacture of these skates. In these improved skates a neat leather casing is buckled over the top of the feet, entirely enclosing the foot from any movement independent of the skate.


We shall publish the Annual Message of the President in a supplement to The Phoenix, next week. Our readers must prepare themselves for a long and not very brilliant homily on “the great value of the Union,” and a dissertation on “Sectional Strife,” or more precisely, that sort of strife that is engendered by anti-slavery men. Southern sectionalism will, of course, be let off with a very gentle reprimand, merely for the looks of the thing.


This village exhibits a good degree of activity and stir. Drilling and blasting and moving stone, laying walls and abutments, repairing shops and building a dam across Whetstone brook, setting glass and painting, repairing buildings and erecting new ones, constructing sidewalks, &c, gives the appearance of earnestness and determination to repair the damages of flood and fire, and to make substantial and permanent improvements.


J. Cutler & Son announce re-fitted and re-opened bakery in Cutler's Block, with fresh crackers, bread, biscuits, pies and cakes made fresh daily.


We will thank our correspondents in the several towns to send us the local news frequently, and thus aid in giving interest to the paper.


A recent visit to the furniture manufactory of Messrs. J. Retting & Co., shows that they are turning our some extra nice chamber sets. The establishment is acquiring a reputation for good workmanship and square dealing, which, as the times improve, will be likely to have a healthy effect upon the business.


Waite’s new road on the east side of the Connecticut, opposite this village, has opened for travel.


We learn that O. L. Miner shipped this year for the Thanksgiving market 188 boxes of poultry, weighing 30,443 pounds, net. Pretty good for Windham County.


A dispensation has been granted by the Grand Master of Vermont for a new Masonic lodge in this place, to be called the Brattleboro Lodge.


The new street extending from Forest square to the neighborhood of the Asylum is open for travel.


Christmas goods in variety may be found at Cora Hatch’s on Forest square.


C.E. Barrett, the machinist, is the first man to make a beginning of electric lighting in Brattleboro. The apparatus will be ready for trial in a day or two.


Emerson & Son, in order to accomodate their customers during the holiday season, will keep their store open until eight o’clock every evening until after Christmas.


The bailiffs have had numerous complaints in regard to the neglect of people to clear their sidewalks of snow and ice since the recent storms, also in regards to dumping coal ashes into the streets and they propose hereafter that the village bylaws in this regard be enforced.


The members of the 'Lend a Hand' club held a very jolly soap bubble party at their room in Crosby block last Saturday evening.


Twenty-three buffaloes were seen in Brattleboro Tuesday. They occupied two cars and belonged to the estate of Austin Corbin. The animals were docile with the exception of the leader of the herd, “Major Mckinley.”


The ladies have this week begun to unpack and arrange the furniture and other goods which have been given from time to time to the Home for the Aged and Disabled. Many applications for admittance to the home have already been received.


The birds in the natural history collection at the Free library are being relabeled by Taxidermist C.H. Evans of Townshend.


The Boy’s Guild of St. Michael’s church was organized at a meeting held at the residence of Dr. Roberts on Wednesday evening.

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John Podesta is the chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. He previously served as chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and Counselor to President Barack Obama.

On October 7, 2016, WikiLeaks started to publish thousands of emails reportedly retrieved from Podesta's private Gmail account. Podesta and the Clinton campaign did not confirm or deny the authenticity of the emails and along with others have stated that the Russian government is behind the leaks. The New York Times reported that when
asked, president Putin replied that Russia was being falsely accused. "The hysteria is merely caused by the fact that somebody needs to divert the attention of the American people from the essence of what was exposed by the hackers."


Brattleboro Election Results and Voter Turnout

Total turnout today for elections in Brattleboro was 69%, or 6005 of 8701 possible voters.

For President:

Hillary Clinton - 4347

Rocky De La Fuente - 9

Gary Johnson - 95

Jill Stein - 236

Gloria Lariva - 6

Donald Trump - 858


Vermont Election Fraud Alert! Take Action To Stop Fraud! Nov. 8, 2016

From Cris Ericson to the world and all the people: If you get a chance, please occassionaly check Vermont election results for U.S. Senate and take a cell phone photo each time for me, Cris Ericson, for U.S. Senator, United States Marijuana Party and SEND IT TO ME AT MY NEW CELL PHONE NUMBER 1-802-289-1000, please.


Act 46 Study Committee Meeting Agenda and Minutes


Representing the Brattleboro Town School District, Dummerston Town School District,
Guilford Town School District, Putney Town School District and the Vernon Town School District


The Act 46 Study Committee will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 in the Oak Grove School gymnasium.


BUHS #6 Finance Committee Meeting Agenda

Brattleboro Union High School
Finance Committee Meeting – Thursday November 10, 2016
8:00 am James E Kane Conference Room

Robert Woodworth, Ruth Barton, Shaun Murphy, Michael Collier, Frank Rucker, Robert Clark


1. Approval of Warrants:

2. Approval of Payrolls:

3. FY18 Budget Development: Capital Plan review

4. Fiscal year to date results


Marijuana Roadside Test Video Now on YouTube For Your Convenient Viewing Pleasure!

"Marijuana Roadside Test" video is now on youtube for your viewing convenience, featuring VT candidate for U.S. Senator, Cris Ericson.



Savings Bank of Walpole and Good Friends Campaign

Keene, NH – Savings Bank of Walpole (SBW) and the Monadnock Broadcasting Group/KNE-FM are once again teaming up with Douglas Cuddle Toys to support the Salvation Army of Keene’s annual Good Friends campaign -- the largest fundraising effort in the Keene area that’s facilitated by outside organizations.

Beginning on Thursday, November 10 and throughout the holiday season, all SBW branches will serve as point-of-sale locations, selling stuffed animals generously donated by Douglas Cuddle Toys for $10 each. The Salvation Army receives 100 percent of the sale proceeds and uses the funds to help the community and those in need. Last year’s campaign raised over $21,000.


Brattleboro Town Offices Closed Veterans' Day

In observance of Veterans’ Day, all Brattleboro town offices will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2016, with the exception of emergency services.

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Friday, November 11. All other violations will be enforced.

Brooks Memorial Library will be closed on Friday, November 11, 2016.


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Vermont Jazz Center Presents: Javon Jackson and We Four feat. Jimmy Cobb

On Saturday, November 12th at 8:00 PM, the Vermont Jazz Center will present saxophonist Javon Jackson’s quartet “We Four” featuring renowned drummer Jimmy Cobb (who has had tenures with Miles Davis, John Coltrane etc.) along with Jeremy Manasia on piano and David Williams on acoustic bass. We Four’s understated promo reads “four jazz luminaries who join together to lovingly pay tribute to John Coltrane and the music of his time.”

Their CD (with a different pianist and bassist) sticks to the more accessible late ‘50s/early ‘60s era of Coltrane’s repertoire presenting choice standards like “My Shining Hour” and “You Don’t Know What Love Is” as well as familiar Coltrane compositions such as “Like Sonny and Naima.” San Francisco Jazz Collective states “Since John Coltrane’s death in 1967 at the age of 40 there has been no shortage of tributes to the saxophone titan. But tenor mastermind Javon Jackson’s project focusing on Coltrane-associated compositions stands above and far beyond the ordinary, featuring four veteran masters with close professional and spiritual ties to Trane…Coltrane’s legacy is in good hands”


BCTV Schedules For Week of 11/7/16

BCTV schedule for the week of 11/7/16

Monday, November 7, 2016

12:00 am 1st Wed: The Science of Happiness

1:35 am Starship Academy: Ep 2 - Show us what you got!

2:00 am Lit Fest 2016: Bolick, Gordon

3:00 am Valley Homegrown: Wildcat O'Halloran

4:00 am Be Aware Be Prepared - Cold vs Flu


Paranoid? Selfish? Delusional?

I know I’m being paranoid; I think I’m being selfish; I’m probably being delusional.

Donald Trump, with his casual denial of climate change is putting the whole earth’s population in danger of extinction in less than a century.

Hillary Clinton, with her love of conflict and war is putting a significant portion of earth’s population in danger of extinction from the results of nuclear war in the immediate future.


Concentration of Wealth and Power

"REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most importantintellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time - the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few.

Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality - tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the
expense of the majority - while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation.


New Clinton Scandal

New evidence has emerged of crooked Hillary's untrustworthiness.


2016: Media Backs War Candidate But Wall St. Divided On Building Up US Instead As China Rises

But for media management, election 2016 would be a playing out in public of indecision within the ruling rich 1/10th of 1%, whether to switch to less profitable investing to build up USA, or continue wildly enriching themselves in wars & investing in higher profit rendering low wage 3rd world nations, at the same time helping these nations, led by China, to overtake the US & Europe in economic and political power sooner.


VFW Lunch Specials 11-7 to 11-11

The Brattleboro VFW is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Mon - Fri. from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. Specials are only $5.50 a plate. Burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken wings, soups and sandwiches are also available.

Mon - mushroom swiss burger w/ seasoned fries

Tues - meatloaf w/ mashed potato, gravy  & veg.

Wed - lasagna w/ salad & garlic bread

Thur - turkey, mashed potato, gravy, vegetable, cranberry sauce, stuffing (Still only $5.50!)


What's Up with Vermont's Abenaki?

Vermont Public Radio's Brave Little State show just published (online with audio) their latest installement, which begins in Brattleboro's Locust Ridge Cemetery, with yours truly. Check out the episode and enjoy the story!

VPR Link here.


Archer Mayor Talk and Book Signing at Dummerston Community Center

The Dummerston Community Center will host Archer Mayor's appearance and discussion on his most recently published book " Presumption of Guilt" on Monday, November 14th at 7 pm. Joe Gunther investigates a very cold "missing person" case after the discovery of a 40 year old skeleton at the decommissioned Vermont Yankee plant.

The Community Center is located in the West Dummerston Village, off Route 30. The event is free.

Books will be available for purchasing and for Archer's autograph.
For more information , call 254-2415 or 254-9212, or go to http://archermayor.com/


The Value of Old and Rare Books: Lecture & Appraisals by Ken Gloss of Boston's Brattle Books

     Kenneth Gloss, proprietor of the internationally known Brattle Book Shop in Boston’s Downtown Crossing section, will give a free and open talk, and will give free verbal appraisals of books, on Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30 pm at Brooks Memorial Library, 224 Main Street, Brattleboro, VT. Ken will discuss the value of old and rare books. 

Ken, who is also a frequent guest appraiser on PBS’ Antiques Roadshow, will talk in part about the history of his historic bookshop (www.brattlebookshop.com), which goes back to around 1825.


Brattleboro Time Trade Community Potluck

The Brattleboro Time Trade is having their monthly potluck dinner social at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center on Monday, November 7 from 5:30-7:30. These monthly socials are open to the entire community to learn about what Time Trade is about. Check out the new artwork in the museum and meet fellow time traders! All are welcome!

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/355510511454697/


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