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1847:

Ladies Fair, - The time for holding the Fair has been changed from 5 1/2 to 2 1/2 P.M.

1847:

Augers and Bitts. 500 quarters Snell’s Augers. 500 do Auger Bitts, for sale by Williston & Tyler.

1860:

Estimated town expenses for the coming year: $6249.23

1860:

Town Meeting Article: “To see if the office of Town Clerk shall be kept in this village.” Without prejudice to our worthy and capable town clerk such a change would be a great public convenience.

1876:

Do not fail to remember the exhibition of Jarley’s Wax Works at the town hall on Monday evening next. The programme includes music by the Brattleboro orchestra and we do not doubt that the personations of the wax figures will be entertaining and amusing.

1881:

As some of the public schools do not close till after town meeting day, the town superintendent cannot make his report till after the meeting.

1881:

If the property holders will remember that it is the listers and not the taxpayers who are to appraise the value of property under the new law, they will be saved much borrowed trouble and vexation of spirit.

1881:

Mr. Herrick says he wouldn’t be a lister this year if he had every vote in town for the office.

1886:

Eggs are selling this week at 18 and 20 cents per dozen, but are not likely to go lower at present.

1886:

On town meeting day the W.C.T.U. women will serve dinners of lunches to all who may wish them in the lower town hall.

1886:

Edwards & Lillis, the hatters and furnishers, will give special prices on all winter goods on Monday, March 7, the first market day.

1887:

Postmaster Childs has been notified by the department of the receipt of the petition for free delivery to be established here, and the communication also states that an inspector has been ordered to come here and see whether the necessary conditions exist to warrant such establishment.

1887:

Miss A.J. Walker of St. Louis succeeds Miss Langdon as stenographer for the Estey Organ company.

1898:

The annual town meeting will begin next Tuesday promptly at 9 o’clock. Ballot boxes will be placed on the south side of the hall for voters with names beginning with letters A to K inclusive, and on the north side will be the polling place of those with names beginning with letters L to Z inclusive. The voting will be by the old-fashioned system.

1898:

The total snow fall since Nov. 15 is over nine feet.

1898:

An arc light has been placed at the corner of Myrtle and Spruce streets, but residents of Western avenue and Cedar streets are making anxious inquiries in regard to the incandescent lights which the bailiffs were reported to have voted to place at the corner of those thoroughfares.

1898:

The most notable basket ball game of the season will be played to morrow night at the armory between the Y.M.C.A. champion team and Yale University. Yale has lost only one game this season. Brattleboro has not lost a game at home this year.

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Brattleboro 2017 Town and Town School Meeting Warnings - Full Text

Here's the complete set of meeting warnings for Brattleboro 2017 Town, School, and Representative Town meetings.

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ANNUAL TOWN AND TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT MEETING March 7, 2017

The legal voters of the Town of Brattleboro and the Town School District of Brattleboro, are hereby notified and warned to meet at the polling places designated for the three districts in said Brattleboro, on Tuesday, the seventh day of March, 2017, to act on the following articles:

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Brattleboro Committee Meeting Agendas

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 5:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, February 10, 2017, at 10:00am 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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BUHS #6 Annual Reports Available

BUHS #6 Annual Reports are available in all WSESU schools, town offices, Brooks Memorial Library, WSESU Central Office, and online at www.wssu.k12.vt.us.

Barb Nowakowski
WSESU.org

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Weekly Menu

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu February 6 to February 10

 

February 6 - Chicken Pot Pie

Brussel Sprouts

Butternut Squash

Cranberry Mousse

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Dinner & A Movie: SELMA @ Next Stage Arts

In honor of Black History Month, Next Stage presents: SELMA, historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay on Thursday, February 23. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel,Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King, Jr. and John Lewis. DInner: 5:30 pm., Movie: 7:00 pm.

The film will be hosted by Artist, Essayist, Activist Shanta Lee.

Continuing by popular demand, Next Stage Arts Project and The Gleanery continue a special combination Dinner and A Movie on the fourth Thursday of the month.

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of February 6th

I-91

Northbound I-91 traffic has been relocated onto the southbound bridge. Traffic will remain reduced to one lane in each direction on I-91 until completion of the new bridge. The new bridge will be 104’ wide and is designed to carry all four lanes of traffic –two northbound and two southbound.

To reduce congestion on I-91, both Exit 3 on ramps will be closed on Sunday, February 5th from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM (I-91 will remain open). Traffic conditions on both I-91 and through the town will be monitored closely throughout the day. Should traffic congestion become an issue, the ramps may be re-opened until traffic conditions improve. This will be managed actively throughout the day until peak traffic volumes have passed.

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Brooks Memorial Library Children's Room will be Closed!

Due to rennovations, the Brooks Memorial Library Children's Room will be closed from Monday, February 6th through Saturday, February 11th. The rest of the library will be open, and patrons can drop off books downstairs throughout the week. Thank you for your patience as we work on building a better library.

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Harris Hill Ski Jump February 18 and 19, 2017

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. — Some of the world’s best up-and-coming ski jumpers are set to fly at New England’s only Olympic-size venue Feb. 18 and 19 during the annual Harris Hill tournament in Brattleboro, Vt.

The nearly century-old competition will feature athletes from North America and Europe leaping off a 90-meter hill that’s one of just six of its size in the country.

Since its start in 1922, the annual event attracts several thousand spectators who watch jumpers shoot at speeds of 60 mph before soaring more than 300 feet in the air.

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Can You Recommend a Good Home Pest Inspector/Expert Near Brattleboro?

I specifically need a "wood-boring insect specialist" to evaluate and potentially treat an area that may or may not have carpenter ants. Would love to hear of others' experiences with this in Brattleboro -- recommendations welcome if you've hired them and been happy with the results! Thanks.

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The Body Portrait Project

If you are a woman over 50 years old and considered 'plus size' ( size 14 +) you are invited to participate in a nationwide project;

The Body Portrait Project is a series of interviews with women who don't fit the traditional model of beauty. It offers an opportunity for women to tell their stories and talk about how they view their bodies; how those views have impacted their lives and to celebrate all the incredible things our bodies can do - regardless of age or size.

Do you know that 67.8% of all women in the United States are considered "plus size"? Half of those women are 50 years old and older. Women that fall into those categories- over 50 and plus size- are invisible in society and certainly in the fashion/media worlds. Being able to put a voice and a face to those hundreds of thousands of women is an important step not only in the battle for equality in all areas but in the very necessary movement to empower women to embrace and appreciate their bodies and be more self confident and comfortable in their skin.

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Brooks Memorial Library Hosting Wikipedia #1lib1ref Session for Librarians and Information Seekers

Wikipedia is an ever changing source of information. Learning how to critically evaluate Wikipedia is a key skill. The annual #1lib1ref campaign (1lib1ref.org) asks every librarian and information seeker to learn how to add a reference to Wikipedia, to help ensure that the facts on the website are backed by reliable research.

Brooks Memorial Library will be hosting a #1lib1ref session, for librarians and information seekers alike. RSVP to starr@brooklibraryvt.org. Learn how to add a reference to Wikipedia and discuss the role of Wikipedia in Research on Friday, February 3 from 2-3 pm. Everyone is welcome to join, bring a laptop if one is available, and let us know if you are coming! RSVP to starr@brooklibraryvt.org.  

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Building Monticello: First Wednesdays at Brooks Library

Jefferson never knew the Monticello of today-in perfect condition, impeccably furnished. Join us Wednesday, February 1st at 7 pm as Dartmouth College senior lecturer Marlene Heck explains the lifelong project Jefferson called his "essay in architecture." This program is sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. Free and open to all.

First Wednesdays are supported in part by the National Life Group Foundation and the Institute of Museum & Library Services through the Vermont Department of Libraries.

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Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting Notes - Town Meeting Warnings, Drinking Event Approved

The FY18 municipal budget and related issues have been written up in the form of official meeting warnings, and have been approved by the Brattleboro Selectboard. This wraps up their recent FY18 budget discussions and prepares the town for March voting.

The board also approved of a special event permit for a downtown drinking and shopping event, learned of a farm expansion, and voted to send Peter Elwell to a meeting.

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Fire at 45 Chestnut Street

Date: January 31, 2017
Nature of call: Kitchen Fire

Address: 45 Chestnut St
Time of Call: 12:53pm

Type of Building: 3 story wood frame/3 apartments
Number of Residents: 6

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Would a Border Water Canal Be Better Than President Trump's Border Wall?

POTUS BORDER WALL?

POTUS stands for President of the United States of America. Our current President is Donald J. Trump and he wants to build a Border Wall between the United States of America and Mexico.

Some people think this is a male fantasy, a type of penis elongation wet dream, spitting out illegal aliens instead of sperm.

Many Presidents of the United States of America have been known to love sex, such as POTUS John F. Kennedy and POTUS Bill Clinton. Men with high testosterone levels need lots of activity to release their urges. Running for political office is therapy for them, they need to shake a lot of hands, they need all that contact with people. They probably have some honey bee DNA.

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Brattleboro Union High School Board Agenda

BRATTLEBORO UNION HIGH SCHOOL BOARD
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
www.wssu.k12.vt.us

NOTICE OF COMMITTEE MEETING

The BUHS #6 Finance Committee will meet at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 9 in the WSESU James E. Kane Conference Room, 53 Green Street.

NOTICE OF BOARD MEETING

The BUHS #6 Board of Directors will hold a Public Information Meeting on the Proposed FY ’18 Budget at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, February 6, 2017 in the WRCC Cusick Conference Room. The regular Board meeting will immediately follow.

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Professional Bodyworkers Join Forces in 2017

Amelia Kinney, Board Certified Reflexologist and owner of Favour Your Feet Reflexology and Mary Adams, Certified Massage Therapist and owner of Harmonic Wellness, have recently joined forces in a professional suite at 220 Western Avenue in Brattleboro, Vermont.   

Mary Adams brings to the table transformative energy work via gentle soft tissue and fascia release by means of Qi Gong Massage, Hot stones, Trigger-Point, Shiatsu and Swedish techniques. For eleven years, Mary who is highly skilled at working with pre-natal, children and end-of-life phases has been helping to restore harmony, balance and well-being to her clients.  

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Sock the Homeless!

You can make a difference this winter! Brattleboro Area Jewish Community's Social Action Committee is holding its first annual sock drive. Sock a homeless person this season! 

Did you know that socks are the most needed and least donated item to the homeless in the winter months? Many of us don't take the time to think about homeless people walking all day, but for the most part that is exactly what they do. They need socks. Lots of socks.

Socks will be given out each month when BAJC serves at the Overflow Shelter. Socks will be collected & distributed through April of 2017. WE HAVE GIVEN OUT ALMOST 100 PAIRS SO FAR!

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Dunham Shoe Factory and Cecilia Zabala at Next Stage on Friday, February 3

Next Stage Arts Project and Twilight Music present an evening of world music featuring contemporary acoustic ensemble Dunham Shoe Factory (Anna Patton, Mac Ritchey, Todd Roach and Dave Haughey), plus Argentine guitarist, singer and composer Cecilia Zabala with Brazilian pianist Philippe Baden Powell, at Next Stage on Friday, February 3 at 7:30 pm.

Dunham Shoe Factory​ plays original compositions influenced by world traditions. Combining the clarinet, oud, percussion and cello, their music draws from a myriad of styles including Brazilian, Egyptian, Jazz, Turkish, Classical and Indian music. The result is a musical experience ​that is exuberant and soulful.

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Bagels and Blocks - A Jewish-Based Drop-in Playgroup

Make new friends while having fun with your child! , Brattleboro Area Jewish Community is excited to offer a Jewish-based drop-in playgroup for parents/caregivers and their infants and toddlers (0-5 years). Bagels and Blocks is a facilitated parenting group as well as an activity group for babies and toddlers. These fun and friendly gatherings feature songs, stories, crafts, snacks, and free play.

Our next playgroup is February 5th from 1-3pm Playgroups will be on take place the 1st Sunday of the month from 1-3pm

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