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1894:

Gen. Estey’s residence is being connected with the long distance metallic telephone circuit.

1894:

Emerson & Son are fortunate in being able to show their customers a handsome collection of Turkish and Persian rugs, from which Christmas selections may be made. The exhibit is in charge of a native Armenian.

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Sanders Wants Probe of FairPoint Service Interruptions, Calls for Company to Resume Talks with Striking Workers

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today applauded a Vermont Public Service Department request for an investigation into FairPoint Communications telephone service interruptions, including a nearly six-hour lapse in emergency 911 service on Friday.

A FairPoint equipment failure prevented 45 Vermonters from reaching emergency dispatchers at the Montpelier Police Department and the Vermont State Police in Williston, St. Albans and Middlesex. “That is simply unacceptable,” Sanders said. “FairPoint’s history of bankruptcy and poor service should be cause for real concern in terms of the company’s ability to deliver the emergency services Vermonters need, deserve and are paying for.”

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The Vermont Jazz Center Presents: The Annual Big Band Gala--A Tribute to the Swing Era

The Vermont Jazz Center will present its annual big band swing gala on Friday, December 5th at 8:00 PM. This year’s event celebrates the swing music of the 30s, 40s and 50s, when big band jazz served as North America’s popular music and provided the pulse for social dancing. The 17 piece Vermont Jazz Center Big Band will be joined by Rebecca Holtz and Rob Fletcher, two exquisite singers with strong affinities to Swing. For one exceptional evening, their voices will ride on the waves of the authentic big band sound, bringing to life the allure of glitter and fantasy that characterized the musical diversion we still cherish.

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Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Ad Hoc Futures Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Ad Hoc Futures Committee will meet on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 6:00pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.

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

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What Is A Quaker?

For my friends and acquaintances, who will frequently ask me "What's a Quaker?" "Aren't they something like the Amish?" and especially "Why do you always seem to speak out about things that concern you?"

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

The Brattleboro Pay-As-You-Throw Advisory Committee/Working Group will meet on Wednesday, December 3, 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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BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 12/1/14

BCTV Ch.8 schedule for the week of 12/1/14 

Monday, December 1, 2014

12:00 am Paul Winter in Concert: Latchis - 10/25/14

2:15 am TED Talks: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim: Humble Plants that Hide Surprising Secrets

2:30 am Michael Nerney: Adolescent Brain & High Risk Behaviors

4:30 am Flemming Museum of Art: Special Artists of the Civil War

5:38 am Common Good VT: Shelagh Cooley - Progressive Thought

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Brattleboro Time Trade - Week of November 30

Brattleboro Time Trade:

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

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

This week's fabulous listings, brought to you from the stuffies:

OFFERS:

Thinking Of Starting An Online Business?
Learn to Knit the Basics
Moving & Packaging Materials STILL Available
Photo Restoration, Photo Editing
Visit BMAC

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Brattleboro Finance Committee

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Thus far, I am the only volunteer to be re-appointed to the Town of Brattleboro Finance Committee. I was re-appointed shortly following last March's Representative Town Meeting.

The Town Charter calls for the existence and work of the Finance Committee. This is the wording in the Charter:

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Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - December 2 2014

The usefulness and need of the West Brattleboro Fire Station will be discussed at the next regular meeting of the Brattleboro Selectboard.

The organization formerly known as Building a Better Brattleboro will present their annual request for funds from the Downtown Improvement District, the board will talk about the budget being created, the Energy Committee will give an annual report and ask for their annual funding to be considered by Town Meeting Representatives, and there will be a discussion about whether Chris Chapman should be given time on a future agenda, once again, to present his thoughts on Town Fundraising to the board.

You can watch it all on BCTV, or attend in person and participate. You can even bring up other items that aren’t on the agenda during Public Participation. We’ll write it all up and you can read all the details here after the meeting.

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Vermont Author Gary Miller: Reading & Book Signing at Brooks Library

On Monday, December 1 at 7 pm, the Library will host a reading and book signing for Vermont author Gary Lee Miller’s short story collection Museum of the Americas. The event will be in the Meeting Room on the Library's 2nd Floor, and is free and open to the public.

Praised by Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea as “art in its truest sense,” as well as in Seven Days and on WDEV Radio’s Mark Johnson Show, Miller’s debut collection explores the mysteries of the past—and of the human heart. Miller is well known in Vermont as the co-producer of the documentary films Rookies at the Road, which tells the story of Barre’s Thunder Road racetrack, and Act of Faith, which explores the making of the Jay Craven feature film Disappearances.

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Researchers Determine There Will Be A Visitation From The Stars On The Saturday Nearest The Solstice

According to prominent scientists at the University of Brattleboro, there will be a "visitation" to Brattleboro on the Saturday closest to the solstice. With realtive pinpoint accuracy, they predict that it will be seen some near Elliot Street or Flat Street, sometime after Sunset, probably close to 6 O'clock.

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(Not) Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast Announcements

There will not be a Brattleboro Citizens' Breakfast in either November or December; see you in 2015!

​If you ever wish to review or research past Breakfast presentations, an index can be found at this link: http://bit.ly/YkYQBx

​While ​Not Breakfast​s, ​the following events will be hosted at Senior Meals at the Gibson-Aiken Center:

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Weekend Concert Series: Jamiroquai in Glasgow

So, I'm in Boston and my friends want to go to a Holiday Inn to listen to a DJ. I'm not looking forward to it, but we get there and the music was really good. At one point, a song comes on that sounds like an old funk number… maybe something by a James Brown spin-off? Some female soul singer? I had to find out who it was.

It was Jamiroquai, said the DJ. I asked if it was from the 70's or 80's. He said it was current, in the late 90's and the female singing wasn't female. I was musically disoriented, and went to the record store to get the CD at my next opportunity.

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44th Community Messiah Sing: A Benefit for the Homeless

Brattleboro, Vt. - Friends of Music at Guilford invites singers and music lovers in the Tri-State region to start their holiday season at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, with the 44th annual Community Messiah Sing, a benefit for the homeless. Centre Congregational Church, at 193 Main Street in Brattleboro, has been home for the Sing since 1982 and for a few prior seasons as well.

This year marks the return of conductor Terry Larsen for an eighth season at the helm after a few years' hiatus. A music teacher in private and public schools for twenty-five years, Larsen was a member of the famed Chanticleer singers and director of the Napa Valley Symphony Chorus when he lived on the West Coast. Now a resident of Southampton, Mass., he has directed the Manchester (Conn.) Symphony Chorus and the Pioneer Valley Symphony Chorus, and is director of the Schola Nova choral ensemble.

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Funny or Unfunny? Ya Takes Yer Choice ...

From the UNcyclopedia:

Vermont

Native Ski-plant

People come to Vermont to view the foilage of the native trees, including the Ski-plant.

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