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1839:

Sam’l Chipman, Esq. will deliver two Lectures on the subject of Temperance, at the Chapel, Elliot street, next Tuesday, April 2d, afternoon and evening, commencing at half past 2 and 7 o’clock. All are invited to attend.

1839:

Dr. Wright, of this village, will lecture on the Thompsonian System of Medical Practice, on Monday evening next, April 1st, at the Methodist Meeting House — to commence at 7 o’clock.

1839:

The Rev. Mr. Pennington, a colored clergyman from Hartford, spent the last Sabbath in our place. In the afternoon he preached in the Congregational Church, and in the evening delivered an address in the Unitarian Church. The rarity of the occurrence attracted large audiences, who so far as we can tell from their silent attention were highly gratified.

1854:

Birth of Robert Gordon Hardie, portrait painter.

1856:

Brattleboro Cornet Band. — This band are about procuring a new Uniform. It will consist of a blue coat, drab pantaloons, and a high crowned cap with broad visor, the whole trimmed with gilt lace. Such a dress will give their appearance a coincidence with their musical capabilities.

1872:

Those using the old fashioned sperm oil will be glad to learn that M.T. Van Doorn has just received a lot which is proving a very superior article.

1872:

A large gang of men have been employed for the past week in cutting the ice below the Connecticut river bridge, in order to “assist nature” in clearing the channel when the break-up comes and avert danger from the bridge.

1878:

A movement is on foot for a Poultry and Pet Stock exhibition to be held in this town some time during the coming fall or winter. Some forty of our leading citizens have already joined the movement and signed a paper agreeing to furnish an exhibit and to give aid and encouragement to the enterprise.

1889:

Fish Commissioner Frank Atherton took 60,000 brook trout from the hatchery at Fairhaven Tuesday to stock the streams of Windham county.

1889:

There is considerable talk on the streets in regard to local capitalists having the building of an opera house under consideration.

1889:

The Dundon cottage on the Vernon road was the scene Sunday of one of the lowest carousels which ever disgraced the town. The details of the proceedings are too repulsive for publication.

1889:

The attendance at the special school meeting on Tuesday evening was not what would be called a large one.

1895:

About $1000 for three races will be offered by the Valley fair association for the trotting meeting on the afternoon of July 4. It is probable that arrangements will be made for some other attraction in the forenoon.

1895:

Miss Mary Ellis and Miss Minnie Wilson, of the New York state library at Albany, ar at ex-Gov. Fuller’s house arranging and cataloging his library after the latest and most modern system, that in vogue at Albany under State Librarian Dewey, the inventor of the decimal system of arranging libraries.

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Eric Dubay Talks About The Flat Earth on WVEW

Tune in this tuesday, March 10th,6-8pm to "buttahmilk" for another experience that you won't soon forget. DJ Pockets talks to Eric Dubay, yoga teacher and current resident of Thailand about the Flat Earth. From his book "The Flat Earth Conspiracy"

"Wolves in sheep’s clothing have pulled the wool over our eyes. For almost 500 years, the masses have been thoroughly deceived by a cosmic fairy-tale of astronomical proportions. We have been taught a falsehood so gigantic and diabolical that it has blinded us from our own experience and common sense, from seeing the world and the universe as they truly are. Through pseudo-science books and programs, mass media and public education, universities and government propaganda, the world has been systematically brain-washed, slowly indoctrinated over centuries into the unquestioning belief of the greatest lie of all time.

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BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 3/9/15

BCTV Ch.8 schedule for the week of 3/9/15

Monday, March 9, 2015

12:00 am Vote for Vermont - Gun Control Legislation - 3/2/15

12:30 am Burlington's 150th Birthday Celebration 2/21/15

2:00 am Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars Concert

4:12 am TED Talks: Nadine Burke Harris: How Childhood Trauma Affects Health for a Lifetime

4:30 am West Brattleboro Economic Development: 2/23/15 Forum

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Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast Invitation - RSVP by Mar 17

What Do Advance Care Directives have to do with Being a  Local Citizen?  

Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast Invitation

The next Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast is planned for Friday, March 20, 2015 at the Gibson Aiken Center, downstairs, hosted by Senior Meals. Doors open at 7:30am.

What Do Advance Care Directives have to do with Being a  Local Citizen?

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The Neoconservative Threat To International Relations

 Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan administration, claiming the title of “Father of Reaganomics”.  He has been associate editor of the Wall Street Journal and columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate.

He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost.

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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of March 8

Brattleboro Time Trade:

Exchanging services, creating connections, strengthening communities, one hour at a time.

See below for more exciting Upcoming Events and learn what Time Trade is all about!

This week's fabulous listings, brought to you from one tired Mama:

OFFERS (i.e. things people could do for you):

Makeup Consultation and Training
Learn to Play Again
Play-Full Child Care
Back Issues of “Growing for Market” and “Natural Farmer” Magazines
I Will Help You Get A Good Night's Sleep

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Program Execution: Yes, Black Girls Can Code

Even though I’m a writer, I imagine I’d have difficulty mastering source code. Code is written using text described as “human-readable computer language.” I’d like to think I write human-readable language, it’s the computer technical writing I fall down on.

Morse code, an electrical coding system, has been around for over 150 years. You might think of it in laymen’s terms as an early simplified form of source code.Then and now, coding is a way to convert plain language to communicate information or data through a medium using text and symbols and re-convert them (called encoding) back to a medium any recipient can understand.

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Train Derailment News from Aljoumhouria, A Lebanese Newspaper:

"A train carrying 15 tanker cars of liquefied propane derailed in Essex junction, Vermont, late on Thursday, but no flammable gas was leaked and there was no danger to the public, according to a local news website on Friday.

All safety systems also operated as designed, burlingtonfreepress.com reported, citing New England Railroad spokesman Mike Williams.

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Weekend Comedy Series: Patton Oswalt

You probably know Patton Oswalt from TV or movie roles. I thought he did a great job as the voice of Remy for Ratatouille, for example, and as the assistant deputy mayor in the Reno 911 movie.

His comedy takes on popular culture, comics, religion and atheism, and social issues. This show is from just a few years ago, titled Finest Hour.

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Delays on I-91 Expected Between Exit 2 & 3

Please expect heavy traffic and resulting delays between Exits 2 and 3 on I-91 this weekend. Traffic is likely to be heaviest northbound on Friday afternoon and evening, and southbound on Sunday afternoon and evening. Those with flexible travel plans should consider alternate travel times and/or routes. Please also consider using Vt Rt 5 as an alternate route.

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Brattleboro Arts Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 4:00pm 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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Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:00pm 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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Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 10:00am at the 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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Opening Reception on March 7 for John Dimick's Exhibit "A Mix of Oil and Water"

West Brattleboro, Vt. -- The Arts Committee of All Souls Church is hosting an opening reception for “A Mix of Oil and Water,” an exhibit of oils and watercolors by John Dimick of Guilford, on Saturday, March 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. Three dozen works are featured, primarily landscape paintings and prints of scenes in the surrounding region. Several studies of downtown Brattleboro capture the town from unusual vantage points, such as along the railroad tracks. A few of the featured works are pairings of the same scene in both mediums to allow viewers an interesting comparison of Dimick's creative techniques.

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Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast Notes from Feb 20 - Center for Wound Healing @BMH

Brattleboro Citizens’ Breakfast                                                      

February 20,  2015  •  Gibson-Aiken Center                                                                                                                                                                 

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Entergy Will Be Allowed to Shrink EPZ

On March 2, 2015, the NRC Commissioners voted to allow VY to shrink it's Emergency Panning Zone (EPZ) from 10 miles down to the site boundary in ~Arpil 2016. This will eliminate >2 milllion emergency planning dollars per year that Entergy currently provides to Vermont and will allow Entegy to futher reduce site staff at that time.

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I haven't seen an offical Vermont response yet.

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