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Today In Local History

1770:

Colonel John Sargent purchases a farm in the location of the current Retreat Meadows.

1796:

Rev. William Wells appointed minister at a salary of 80 pound per year in Brattleboro.

1846:

George H. Clapp born on this day.

1888:

Improved Order of Red Men, Quonekticut Tribe No. 2, formed in Brattleboro.

1892:

Dr. Shailer E. Lawton is made Superintendent of the Vermont Asylum for the Insane in Brattleboro. Dr. Lawton changed the name of Asylum to "the Retreat."

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UFO's over Brattleboro, April 5, 2014

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Brattleboro: Why Does It Burn So?

I have noticed that our lovely town has a fire problem. The big fire, before I arrived, was on Main St. where the Paramont theater once stood. I waltz down memory lane: I am sure there are house and apartment building fires I will have missed. But here is a list of fires I have witnessed:

Wilder block, Lawrence block, Sam's, 214 Elliot, 107 Elliot, 119 Green St., 72 Green St., Brooks House-

Some say the fires are because Brattleboro has so many old wooden buildings. I am sure part of the problem is that the buildings are not sprinklered. Cigarettes & cooking grills may have contributed. I'm sure that's one of the reasons we are seeing a move towards smoke free housing.

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We Hiked, We Saw, We Will Be Conquered. Photo of UFOs Over Brattleboro, Taken April 5, 2014

My friend Ivan and I hiked up Wantastiquet today. What a lovely site it was, to see Brattleboro from up there. I took some photos, unaware of what I was about to capture with my camera.

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Fire On the Corner of Green St. & Whipple St.

Yes, another fire. Second floor porch and 2nd alarm. We had at least 5 fire trucks. Another Bob Remy-Powers building. 

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Brattleboro Time Trade -- Week of April 5th

This week's listings, arranged hap hazard ly:

RECENT OFFERS:
Car Pooling To Putney Community Supper
Clean Sod And Garden Soil Available
Need Some Heavy Duty Glue?
Offer Home Building, Energy Efficiency, Solar System/Site Consultation
Canoe Or Single Kayak For Use
Live Music For Parties, Weddings Or Concerts, Fundraisers
Hand Readings
Electrical Work
Need Some Help Getting Your Garden Ready?

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The Final Solution to the Palestinian Problem

The Palestinian problem has been an enormous thorn in the relations between Israel and the greater world. This has prevented a capable Western styled government from bringing the full fruits of its democracy to the Middle East. With the constant niggling and debate of rights, it is time for Israel to assert its full historic right to the full and final occupation of Greater Israel from the Mediterranean to the Jordan River to Lebanon and south to Sinai. We can stop the illusion and fantasy of a Palestinian state in the West Bank. Historically, this land was Israel, with stretches of time occupied by every power in the region. Though we had a period of Diaspora and left the area for two thousand years does it matter whether it was two days or two thousand years? Of course not.

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Cuba Sí, ZunZuneo No!

I have always been led to believe that the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) was a humanitarian agency, providing assistance to people around the world to improve their lives, not to overthrow their government (AKA “Regime Change”). Silly me!

According to the Associated Press, Yahoo News and other sources, an intelligence program, known as “ZunZuneo,” was created through a cleverly crafted network of unsuspecting executives and an offshore Cayman Islands bank account, all funded through the United States Agency for International Development, or USAID.

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Newfane Yoga Opening Monday, April 7!

Newfane Yoga is opening Monday, April 7. Join us for our first vinyasa flow class @ 6pm. Your first class is only $5. We're located right next to the Newfane Cafe & Creamery.

Please visit www.newfaneyoga.com for the full class schedule. We're excited to bring yoga to Newfane and Windham County.

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New Sessions: Adult Daytime Music Programs

SINGING STRONG

A singing program for Seniors

Brattleboro Music Center choral director Susan Dedell leads “ Singing Strong,” a new chorus specifically designed for seniors. Singing has been making big headlines in the health field for the last decade, as multiple studies conclude that singing in a group is one of the most effective ways to stay healthy, alert, and happy throughout the course of a life time. Among its many benefits,  singing boosts the immune system, improves heart health, lowers blood pressure, and reduces stress. Best of all, it makes you happier! Susan will lead everyone in songs chosen from a variety of musical styles, mostly from the great song repertoire of the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. Absolutely no prior singing experience or music reading skills necessary! 

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Weekend Concert Series: Doobie Brothers

Grab your suntan lotion - we’re going to Santa Barbara, California.

The year is 1982 and yacht rock has peaked. Yacht rock is a sort of relaxed beach music, seemingly created for being on a yacht in warm waters, surrounded by tropical drinks, bathing suits, and cocaine. Think Toto, Kenny Loggins, Gerry Rafferty, and those smooth-sounding rock bands from that time and place.

The Doobie Brothers, once a country rock sort of band, had completely transformed itself into a yacht rock leader with Michael McDonald at the helm, to the point of super-popularity and extinction.

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Brattleboro Arts Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 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 Energy Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 5:00pm 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, April 8, 2014 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 Police-Fire Facilities Building Committee Meeting

The Brattleboro Police-Fire Facilities Building Committee will meet on Thursday, April 10, 2014 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 ADA Advisory Committee Meeting

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, April 11, 2014 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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Informational Meeting for Brattleboro Special Referendum

Brattleboro Town Selectboard will hold an informational meeting on Wednesday, April 9 at Oak Grove School beginning at 6:30 PM. The public is invited to review the Town budget and ask questions prior to the referendum vote.

The referendum will be held on April 17 and will be by Australian ballot. All registered voters in the Town are eligible to vote.

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