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1838:

Lyceum. Next Tuesday evening, at half past 6 o’clock. After the lecture the following resolution will be introduced. Resolved, That there are no just grounds for the present rebellion in Canada, and that the party calling themselves Patriots are not worthy of sympathy from the citizens of the States.

1844:

Shingles and Granite. Wanted, 40M. shaved Spruce Shingles, all heart stuff; 300 feet Granite, by Williston & Tyler.

1844:

Cords and Tassels, Fringes and Gimps, this day received by Dickinson, Day & Co.

1849:

Vt. and Mass. and Conn. River Railroads. The cars on both these roads now run regularly to the Junction in Vernon, 10 miles from this village. All the grading and mason work is completed, and the sleepers laid. The rails are also laid for some distance this side of Vernon. By the middle of February, at least, we may expect to hear the whistle of the steamhorse in this neighborhood.

1849:

Another case of small pox has occurred in this town, in the family of Mr. Newman Allen, about a mile north of the village, on the Newfane road. No intercourse is allowed between the family of Mr. Allen and other citizens.

1856:

The last session of our Legislature passed an act providing for the appointment of surveyors of wood and bark.

1872:

We are glad to announce the success of the $30,000 joint stock association which is to engage in the manufacture of furniture at Centreville. It is proposed to build a shop 40 by 100 feet.

1872:

Diaries, almanacs and registers for the current year are still to be had at Cheney & Clapp’s.

1877:

This idea of “protection to animals” is all well enough, and the horse is a noble animal; but when one of them plants himself directly across a street crossing, and hasn’t the politeness to budge an inch when you wish to cross, your admiration of the animal somehow oozes out, and you long for the organization of a Society for the Promotion of Good Manners among Horses and Common Sense among Horse Owners.

1883:

Telephonic communication was had Wednesday between the Brattleboro exchange and Springfield, Mass, via Jacksonville, Shelburne Falls and Greenfield.

1894:

J.B. Randoll is putting the machinery in place in the knitting needle factory in Harmony block. He expects to begin operations next week.

1894:

It is understood that Columbus and Queen Isabelle have arrived in town, and will remain until after the fair of the Universalist ladies next Thursday evening.

1894:

Walter F. Goddard, the bookbinder, has sold his house on Canal street to Assistant Treasurer John C. DeWitte of the Brattleboro savings bank.

1923:

Fred H. Harris was named president of the newly formed Eastern United States Ski Association.

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Brattleboro School Vote Results

YES 162
NO 101

Annette L. Cappy
Brattleboro Town Clerk
230 Main Street, Suite 108
Brattleboro. VT 05301

acappy@brattleboro.org
ph 802-251-8129
fax 802-257-2312

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Kid's Menorah Workshop

KIDS MENORAH WORKSHOP
Build and paint your own Menorahs! Enjoy donuts, hot cocoa, and chocolate Chanukah gelt! Sunday Dec 18th, 1-3 pm
FREE OF CHARGE

Brown and Roberts, 182 Main st, Brattleboro
Rsvp requested: Rabbi@ChabadSouthernVT.com
or call :802-933-1314
www.ChabadSouthernVT.com

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Fighting The Evil

Fellow citizens,

I’d like to have a word with those feeling pessimistic. I have a two part system for you to use to find success in the coming years.

1. Pick an issue and stick with it.

Don’t get overwhelmed. If you are feeling pessimistic about the next 4-8 years, there are probably a combination of issues and factors making you feel that way.

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Tuesday Snow Removal in Brattleboro

The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect.

Snow and ice will be removed from the streets in the downtown area this evening.

Parked vehicles in the downtown district must be removed by 10:30pm or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

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Snow Removal Monday Night in Brattleboro

The Town of Brattleboro would like to remind everyone that the snow emergency ban is in effect.

Snow and ice will be removed from the parking lots in the downtown area this evening.

Parked vehicles in the downtown parking lots must be removed by 10:30pm or they will be towed at the owner’s expense.

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BCTV Schedules For Week of 12/12/16

Monday, December 12, 2016

12:00 am In Loving Memory of James Banslaben 11/20/16

1:12 am Burning Books - Leslie James Pickering on Resistance to 20 Years of FBI Surveillance

3:00 am Making it Work in Windham County 11/15/16

4:30 am Open Studio: BASIC Skatepark Fundraising 11/3

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Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting - FY18 Budget

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at 5:30pm at the Gibson Aiken Center in the Senior Center Room. NOTE THE CHANGE IN LOCATION AND TIME. ASL interpreters will be available for the deaf and hard-of-hearing members of the community. It is anticipated that the Board will enter into deliberative session at the end of the business meeting to discuss reclassification of Bittersweet Lane.

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

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Loose Ends

You have to get buzzed in. This is not so much for security as it is to keep the memory care residents from slipping out. In the case of my mother flight was not a concern. Once fairly athletic she was now barely ambulatory, and mentally, more of her had already vanished than was present. Still, enough consciousness remained to converse, sort of, and to allow her to think to ask me what all the fuss was about.

I had to dig, and of course she didn’t understand agitation needed a source. Perhaps it was just in the air. I wondered, was her distress from a person living in the facility, something she was thinking?  She couldn’t say. Through a roulette wheel approach I hit upon the idea that the television was involved. Somehow. And by further inquiry, sussed out it may have been the news which droned in the background that was the culprit. “Things are messed up, I offered.” Then out of the blue she blurts, “We’re Russian, aren’t we?”

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Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 4:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 7:00pm in the Hanna Cosman Meeting Room at the Municipal Center.

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VFW Lunch Specials Dec. 12th - Dec. 16th

The Brattleboro VFW at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Mon-Fri. from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Specials are only $5.50 a plate. Burgers, fries, onion rings, chicken wings, soups and sandwiches are also available.

Mon - chicken tenders w/ French fries
Tues - pancakes, sausage, eggs & toast w/ real maple syrup
Wed - lasagna w/ salad & garlic bread
Thur - meatloaf w/ mashed potato & veg.
Fri - fried haddock w/ French fries

If you have more than 4 people in your group, please call ahead of time at 257-0438. Take out orders are available, and some specials sell out fast.

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Fake News Laundered 1950-53 US Slaughter of 3 Million Koreans to Maintain US One-Percent Rule of South

DESCRIPTION: 40 yrs after Prez Teddy Roosevelt gave Korea to brutal Jap Empire in return for its recognition of Philippines as US Territory, US invaded Korea long AFTER Jap surrender, overthrowing its Korean gov., cutting it in two parts, installing a US dictatorship in its south now documented to have murdered 100,000 of its own citizens

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South Main Street Fire Report

Date: December 10, 2016
Nature of call: House Fire

Address: 572 – 574 South Main St
Time of Call: 6:50am

Type of Building: 2 ½ story wood frame duplex
Number of Residents: 6

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Medi-scare

“Washington Republicans are plotting a war on seniors,” (Sen. Charles Schumer incoming Senate minority leader.)

President-elect Donald Trump reassured voters during his political campaign that he would protect Medicare, Social Security and other popular federal assistance programs.

However, in tapping Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to be his Health and Human Services secretary, he has elevated
one of the most aggressive proponents of dramatically overhauling the government safety net for seniors and low-income Americans, a long-held conservative goal.

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Breakfast Menu

DECEMBER  BREAKFAST MENUS

December 2nd – French Toast, Home Fries, Sausage, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee.

December 6th – Scrambled Eggs w/Boursin Cheese & Spinach, Vegetable Hash w/Celeriac, Turnip & Carrots, Scone, Fruit, Juice & Coffee

December 9th – Corned Beef Hash, Scrambled Eggs, Muffin,  Fruit, Yogurt, Juice, Coffee

December 13th  Breakfast Croissant w/Egg & Cheese, Sausage, Home Fries,  Fruit, Yogurt, Juice & Coffee

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Brattleboro Senior Meals Weekly Menu

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu December 11 to December 16

 

December 12 - Swedish Meatballs

Rice

Broccoli

Plums

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Ethan and Ira Allen at the VASS Conference

This week BAMS students traveled to Burlington to present our podcast to the Vermont Alliance for Social Studies Conference at the Hilton. Ethan and Ira Allen were sketchy land speculators during the 1770's, as well as, Vermont independence heroes. This is the story...

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Recommendations for Piano Movers in the Brattleboro area?

Looking for a professional piano mover to move a piano from South Newfane to West Brattleboro.
Thanks! 

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Cheney & Clapp Advertisement, December 1881

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Puppies and Kittens: The Morning Briefing

I think we make a mistake by requiring the president to have a morning intelligence meeting.  Why? I think it ends up brainwashing those elected to favor certain information.

Imagine if instead, the president received a morning puppy and kitten briefing from the ASPCA. Yes, this sounds absurd already, but if we have morning meetings about spies and bad guys, it is possible to have a morning meeting on a weird topic.

So, each morning it is puppies and kittens. I think most of us would begin our presidency being polite and interested in the presentations. Within a few months, we may start to get involved with the details of all these puppies and kittens. 

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of December 12th

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.

Route 30

The speed limit on Route 30 near the work zone has been reduced to 40 mph. Project-related truck activity on Route 30 will continue. Route 30 may be reduced to a single lane intermittently, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.

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