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"Brattleboro Thief Detecting Society" held annual meeting.


Nixon & Co.’s circus exhibited and performed on the Island opposite this village on Saturday last to more than 4000 spectators, all of whom appeared to be fully satisfied with the outlay of their admission fee. This is the best company that has visited our place, so far as we have seen.


During the evening of Sunday and morning of Monday last, the heavens were illumined from the circumference to center with a more magnificent display of the aurora borealis than we had ever seen before, and one that has been seldom if ever equalled in this latitude. The views were so constantly varying and shifting that it would require pages for an adequate description of the rich variety of celestial scenery then exhibited.


A high honor was conferred on Dr. Holton during his recent stay in London, in his election as a member of the British Medical Association. The doctor and family have made the tour of Great Britain, and at last accounts were in Paris.


Mrs. Waite offers for sale or rent her house on the Terrace.


A warrant had been issued for another special town meeting to be held on Saturday of next week, a 4 o’clock P.M. This meeting has been called, it is unnecessary to say, upon the demand of parties who are opposed to the expenditure of such a sum of money on the suitable renovation and improvement of the town hall as was voted at the special town meeting held two weeks ago.


In accordance with an act of the legislature amended in 1884 the price of school books will be subject to a slight advance on the printed lists now in use.


Two quarts of alcohol alleged to have been brought from Keene on Saturday was the inspiring cause of a Sunday row among some of the residents of the old camp ground.


In response to a request from the secretary of the state board of agriculture, the Brattleboro listers have compiled a list of the cows, oxen, other neat stock, sheep, swine and horses which are assessable in Brattleboro. Number of cows, 1038. Oxen, 48. Calves and young cattle, 449. Sheep, 361. Swine, 470. Horses, 870. Total assessed value is $85,407.


The Canal street switch is a well-spring of trouble to the Brattleboro Street railway company. There were many inconveniences in getting a location of the switch. Miss Serotia A. Alexander has now sent a petition to the county court concerning her grievances occasioned by the switch, asking for removal as the court see fit.


Chief of Police Hall found a chestnut horse with only a chain halter on running loose on Main street before daylight Tuesday morning. It is now in the stable of the Brattleboro Livery company.

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Vermont Jazz Center's 40th Annual Summer Workshop and Concerts

Vermont Jazz Center’s 40th Summer Jazz Workshop to take place at the Putney School week of August 9 – 15

1. Educational Program: August 9th to August 15th
Putney School, Putney, VT

2. Faculty Concert: Thursday, August 13th at 8:00 PM
Michaels S. Currier Center, Putney School

3. Student Concert: Friday, August 14th
Michaels S. Currier Center, Putney School


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

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

Monday, August 3, 2015

12:00 am Green Mtn Bonsai Society - 33rd Annual Members Show

2:30 am VT Historical Society - The Battle of Hubbardton

3:30 am September 11 - The New Pearl Harbor? Pt 2

4:28 am Cuban Bridge Ep 40 - Natalie Cressman

6:00 am VT Cannabis Collaborative: Presentation & Forum in Brattleboro 7/27/15


Left Progressives Collaborated As Investors in Genocide Owned CNN CIA US Gov & NATO Destroyed Libya

Left Progressives Collaborated As Investors in Genocide Owned CNN CIA US Gov & NATO Destroyed Libya

Gaddafi overthrew a British installed King, brought Libya from Africa's poorest nation to be its wealthiest with a UN Quality of Life Index higher than 9 European countries. A million Libyans out of a total population 6, desperately demonstrated for their Green Book Democracy and beloved Gaddafi outside Tripoli as Britain  & France bombed. Left Progressives either collaborated with or were silent re lies used to destroy Libya


Weekend Comedy Series: David Cross

This is David Cross in his HBO special, The Pride is Back. Perhaps you know him from Mr. Show, or Arrested Development. Or Waiting for Guffman, or Space Ghost. He gets around.

He was a first investor in Kickstarter. Went to Emerson College in Boston, too.


Mark Meadows & 3 Co-Sponsors Move to "Fire" Speaker John Boehner of The United States Congress!

Mark Meadows & 3 Co-Sponsors Move to "Fire" Speaker John Boehner of The United States Congress!!!!!

This New Resolution by Mark Meadows and 3 co-sponsors, if passed, will act to oust Republican Speaker of the U.S. House John Boehner;  and any member of the U.S. Congress can be voted in to replace him - even a Democrat!!!  It does not matter if there are more  Republicans  than Democrats  in the U.S. House - this is all about how members  of the U.S. Congress are being bullied by the current Speaker of the House, John Boehner.  John Boehner is behaving like a totalitarian tyrant! 


Thanks To The ESL Class from NMH from WVEW

Thanks to the English as a Second Language Summer Class at Northfield Mount Hermon for coming to the WVEW studio, playing their soundscape of the Farmer's Market, sharing their podcasts, and being generally incredible.


Group Exhibit: Malcolm Wright, Shaun Wright, Petria Mitchell

On Thursday, August 20 from 5 - 7pm the public is invited to attend an opening reception for a new featured exhibit at Mitchell • Giddings Fine Arts at 183 Main Street, Brattleboro. Father and Son, Malcolm and Shaun Wright (ceramic and bronze sculpture and photography respectively) are teaming up for an exhibit showcasing their work along with the oil canvases of Petria Mitchell.

The name Malcolm Wright will be familiar to many in Southern Vermont and beyond as a ceramic artist and sculptor. His work is widely collected  privately and publicly. Collections include the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Denver Art Museum, The Currier Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC, and the Bennington Museum.


Brattleboro Senior Meals Breakfast Menu - August Menu

Brattleboro Senior Meals Breakfast Menu

Served Tuesdays & Fridays

7:45 am to 8:15 am

August Breakfast Menu

August 4th Bavarian Waffles w/Strawberries & Whipped Cream, Ham, Yogurt Parfait & Juice
August 7th Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Home Fries, Muffin, Fruit, Yogurt, Juice


Brattleboro Senior Meals Weekly Menu August 3 to August 7

Brattleboro Senior Meals Menu August 3 to August 7

August 3 Shepherd’s Pie

Seasoned Beets

Mixed Greens

Mandarin Oranges


Brattleboro Regional Economic Hub Study Group

The Brattleboro Regional Economic Hub Study Group will meet on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 6:00pm in the Hanna Cosman meeting room at the Municipal Center.

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


Brattleboro Energy Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Energy Committee will meet on Monday, August 3, 2015 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


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - August 4, 2015

The NEA Our Town Grant Screening Committee has chosen finalists, and their list of screened proposals will be reviewed and approved by the by Brattleboro Selectboard at their next regular meeting, enabling the project to move to the next phase.

Brooks Memorial Library hours will be restored on Thursday mornings and Saturday afternoons, the board will accept a grant, and allow the Assessors to fine more local businesses. You can bring up other items that aren’t on the agenda during Public Participation.


SeVWA's 2015 E. coli Monitoring of Local River Sites Continued July 29th

The Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance (SeVWA) had its fourth monitoring day for the summer of 2015 on Wednesday, July 29th. Our sites on the Saxtons River and Sacketts Brook received significant rainfall in the day before sampling and 5 of our 27 sites tested above the recommended “suitability to swim” bacteria level set by Vermont and the EPA. It is generally recommended to wait 24-48 hours after a significant rainfall to resume swimming in lakes and streams, so keep that in mind when making weekend plans on the water. As the summer progresses you can use the charts we publish to make informed decisions about where it is safer to swim or boat based on which sites have high bacteria counts after rainfall or tend to always have high bacteria counts.


I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of August 2

Blasting operations on the north side of the new bridge will begin on August 6th or 7th. Roughly 15 separate 10-minute blasts will be needed to complete the work. The blasting will be conducted on weekdays for approximately 3 weeks; the target time for the blasts is between 1:30-2:00 pm. The contractor will need 5 minutes to verify clear lanes of travel. To ensure travelers’ safety, rolling roadblocks will be implemented on I91 in each direction. Sound impacts associated with the blasting will be minimal. More details to follow.


See above re blasting scheduled to start on August 6th or 7th.


On 50th Anniversary of Medicare, Sanders Proposes Medicare-for-All

WASHINGTON, July 30 – Addressing a rally outside the Capitol to mark the 50th anniversary of Medicare, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today announced that he will introduce legislation to provide Medicare-for-all health insurance.

“We need to expand Medicare to cover every man, woman and child as a single-payer national health care program,” Sanders told a rally held by National Nurses United in a park near the Capitol.


A Presidential Candidate - Jim Gilmore

Jim Gilmore has decided that you need to update your list of who is running for president, and add his name:

"This race is running differently than previous presidential races, that’s one reason why I’m encouraged to get in."


Special Program on WVEW

If you were at the Farmer's Market last Saturday, you may have noticed a group of teens wandering around recording various sounds. Intrigued, WVEW asked what they were doing. The resulting conversation led to a special live-in studio program to be presented Friday morning (July 31st), from about 8am to 10am.

The students, from Northfield Mount Herman's summer session, will present and discuss their 'soundscape' project.


Summer Cinema Slam!

The Brattleboro Film Festival and the Southern Vermont Young Professionals will join forces to mount Brattleboro’s first “Summer Cinema Slam” on August 8, 2015 from 5:30 to 11:30 pm for an outdoor/indoor mini-festival featuring film and filmmakers, music, food and brew at 118 Elliot, 118 Elliot Street in Downtown Brattleboro Vermont.

All Vermont artists! 4 short films, 1 feature film, and an intermission with live music, food, and drinks!

Local food trucks (Taste of Thai, Ro's Petite Fete, and Dosa Kitchen), Vermont Gelato, wine and Hermit Thrush beer will be available for purchase.

5:30pm Event opens (pre drinks / mingle)

6:30pm Shorts Program (including Q&As with filmmakers)
Intermission: Outdoor food trucks & beer w/ music from Lowell Thompson


Sanders Draws Crowds Around Brattleboro

"Enough is enough!" was Bernie Sanders' rallying cry Wednesday night at multiple locations around Brattleboro and over 3,500 locations nationwide.


Bloom County is Back

Not in newspapers, Berkeley Breathed quit those over censorship, but Donald Trump entering the presidential race was just too rich to pass up, so he's been releasing them on Facebook.  Anyone else happy to have something to make you spray your coffee in the morning?