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Workman digging for Presby-Leland plant found 3 skeletons alleged to date back to Ft. Dummer burying ground.


The airplane of H. Rafus of Wilmington and W. White of Long Island nose-dived into the West River near the Retreat.

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Maduro! Please Remind Obama! MLK Condemned US Atrocities Covert Violence on Three Continents

  • Tell Americans and the world that the corporate media that works to destroy the beautiful Chavista peaceful revolution for a government of all Venezuelans and not just mostly for the rich, is the same media Martin Luther King condemned for lying and promoting US "atrocity wars and covert violence on three continents, since 1945, meant to maintain unjust predatory investments"
  • Dear President Maduro, slanderous Western media, promoting war and violence for capital gains of the mercilessly amoral automaton functioning speculative interest banking industry, has put you in their spotlight to better target you with defamation. This is then your opportunity to be heard a bit world-wide. In telling the truth about the USA, you will be protecting all of us, Venezuela included. 


The Vermont Jazz Center Presents: The T.S. Monk Sextet

The Legacy Continues: T.S. Monk to kick off VJC Season on September 20th @ 8 pm

Short Summary
Who: T.S. Monk Sextet: T.S. Monk on drums and vocals, Josh Evans (trumpet), Willie Williams (tenor sax), Patience Higgins (alto sax), Brandon McCune (piano) and Belden Bullock (bass).

What: Hard-bop jazz influenced by the music of Thelonious Monk


Vidda Crochetta of Marijuana Resolve on WVEW

Yet again..its time for another experience that you won't soon forget..this time join us this tuesday the 16th when Vidda Crochetta,co-founder of marijuana will be our guest. The topic? Marijuana.. medical, decriminalization, legalization, etc… and the witty musical stylings of the Stupor Bothers.

Tune in,get turned on and drop out of the rat race! Brattleboro Community Radio-107.7fm and www.wvew.org


Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast Invitation (RSVP)

“Vermont Yankee Decommissioning: Unanswered Questions”                                          

The next "Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast" is planned for Friday, September 19,  2014 at the Gibson Aiken Center, downstairs, hosted by Senior Meals. Doors open at 7:30am.

Clay Turnbull from the New England Coalition on Nuclear Pollution (based in Brattleboro) will be discussing some of the issues currently in play at Vermont Yankee.  “We are actually a long way from decommissioning the plant.  What should happen with VY's high-level nuclear waste presently stored in an elevated, water-filled pool?  Entergy does not yet have approval to build a second dry cask storage facility.  The site is going to be decommissioned, the question is -- to what standards?”


Weekend Concert Series: 1979 Blondie Live at the Apollo Theatre

1978 was the year that the Blondie took the world by storm. Sure, they had been around for a while and had even released a couple of albums, but it was their third record, Parallel Lines that gave us Heart of Glass, One Way or Another, and Hanging on the Telephone.

A bit of disco, a bit of punk and new wave, a bit of rock and rap, and a lot of Debby Harry made them a unique and lasting staple of radio and dance floors ever since.


The Cry You One Residency Opens With Gumbo Supper and Film This Sunday

Authentic Gumbo Supper and Documentary Film Begin the Two Week Residency with Award Winning Artists from New Orleans – At Next Stage Arts Project in Putney!

The much anticipated Cry You One residency gets rolling this week when Sandglass Theater and Vermont Performance Lab present The Jumbo Gumbo Combo at Next Stage Arts Project in Putney.

The evening begins with a Louisiana gumbo supper, prepared by Sandglass’s Board of Directors, under the tutelage of Scott Ainslie, local blues master and bayou cook! “The recipe is Scott’s own, learned first hand from master gumbo cooks in Louisiana. Scott is taking us step by step through the fixing, right from making the roux. It’s authentic, and made without okra” says Eric Bass, Co-Artistic Director of Sandglass Theater.


SeVWA's 2014 River Monitoring Was Completed on September 10th

SeVWA’s 2014 River Monitoring was Completed on September 10th (Provided by L. Callahan, Sep. 12, 2014)

August 27th was the last full river sampling day of Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance’s (SeVWA’s) 2014 river monitoring program, but there was one more monitoring day on Sep. 10th at three sites on the Saxtons River and one on the Williams River.

SeVWA’s 2014 river monitoring season – from mid-June through this week – included 26 stream sites where water quality samples were collected by volunteers. The sampling was scheduled for evry 2 weeks. Those 26 sites were along the West River, North Branch Brook, Rock River, Williams River, Middle Branch Williams River, Saxtons River and Whetstone Brook. The parameters tested were Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria, air & water temperature, three nutrient parameters, turbidity and conductivity.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - September 16, 2014

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hear a preliminary report from the Pay As You Throw working group at their next regular Tuesday meeting. The police and fire departments will receive grants and a number of people will be appointed as delegates and committee members.

Tune in and watch on BCTV, or attend in person. You can bring up items not otherwise on the agenda during Public Participation, and you can read all about the meeting the next day right here.



Brattleboro Pay-As-You-Throw Advisory Committee/Working Group

The Brattleboro Pay-As-You-Throw Advisory Committee/Working Group will hold a special meeting to meet with the Selectboard on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 6:15pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center. 

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


Brattleboro Entergy Settlement Funds Working Group Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Entergy Settlement Funds Working Group will meet on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 12:00pm in the Planning Services Department at the Municipal Center.

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


I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of September 14


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. This reduction will remain in effect through the Spring of 2016.

Project-related truck activity on Route 30 will continue. Route 30 will be reduced to a single lane intermittently both day and night, with flaggers regulating traffic within the work zone.


150 Years Ago (1864 9/12)

Clifton Farm, Va.

Sept. 12th, 1864. 

Dearest Abiah,-

Here we are yet, only our regiment has been moved down nearer the river and are doing picket duty by themselves. Came here Saturday. Saw Zopher just before we came; the same morning.

Perhaps it will do to talk a little about that commission. I have not wanted to say much about it heretofore, but it is probably not very far off. I received a note from Major Foster's office with regard to the chances of three of us. James Tinkham Capt. There were then ten that preceded him and 21 ahead of me and W. S. Myers he was second Lieut. There were 43 preceding him.


Sanders Statement on Republican Blocking Consideration of Amendment

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), cosponsor of constitutional amendment to reverse Supreme Court rulings that lifted limits on campaign spending by millionaires and billionaires, issued the following statement today after Senate Republicans voted to block consideration of the amendment:


Brattleboro Town Offices Closing For Employees Picnic

The Brattleboro Town offices (with the exception of emergency services) will be closed on Friday, September 12, 2014 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm for the employees picnic.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
(802) 251-8151


Elm Street - The Sacred Cow is Untouched

What is really behind the battlelines over this park? Is any decision a good decision? Over time the amount of skatepark comments on iBrattleboro really overwhelmed its readership; it also exposed one of the deepest rifts seen in this microcosm of our community.

How could such a small community be so glaringly and bitterly divided for so long over what should have been a relatively simple matter?Two recent columns in the Reformer make the case for Elm Street as well as I’ve read anywhere on this topic of a skatepark site. Is it too late, or will we really putting this park out at Living Memorial?


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