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John Philip Sousa and Band play for last time in Brattleboro after playing earlier that afternoon in Bellows Falls. A capacity crowd of 1,500 attended the concert at the Town Hall Auditorium

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Harvest Health Coupons for EBT Customers at the Farmers Market!

The Brattleboro Farmers Market, open Saturdays 9-2 on Rte 9 in West Brattleboro, and on Wednesdays by the Brattleboro Coop from 10-2, welcomes EBT to participate in the Harvest Health Coupon matching program. Come to market and spend EBT dollars and get *free* matching coupons-- double your money up to $10 per market visit!

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of August 1

I-91

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.

Night work on the new bridge will continue at the columns on Route 30. Night work will occur Sunday night, August 3 through Friday night, August 8.

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Brattleboro Arts Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, August 5, 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 TOWN ARTS COMMITTEE
TUESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2014 - 4:00 PM
HANNA COSMAN MEETING ROOM
MUNICIPAL CENTER, 230 MAIN STREET, 2ND FLOOR
AGENDA

1) CoreArts Q&A
2) Harmony Lot mural update
3) Art in Municipal Building / High Grove Lot
4) Other

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Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee Meeting and Agenda

The Brattleboro ADA Advisory Committee will meet on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 10:00am at 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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3 Minute History Lesson

This Land is Mine  “This Land is Mine" is a video from Nina Paley, originally posted on Vimeo. In the end of this video appear the text "Copying is an Act of Love, please copy and share. copyheart.org". So, here it is.

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Senate Passes Veterans Health Care Bill

WASHINGTON, July 31 – The Senate tonight approved and sent to President Barack Obama a bill to improve access to health care for veterans and reform the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Crafted by the Senate and House Veterans’ Affairs Committee chairmen – Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) – the $16.3 billion bill passed the Senate by a vote of 91-3. The House of Representatives voted 420-5 on Wednesday to approve the same measure.

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Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meeting - Skate Park Site Visits

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Monday, August 4, 2014 starting at 5:30pm in the Elm Street parking lot. The Board will visit three locations to review potential skatepark sites.

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

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Brattleboro Winter Farmers' Market - Call for Vendors

Vendor applications are now being accepted for the ninth season of the Winter Farmers' Market which will again be held at the River Garden in the heart of Brattleboro, VT.  Space for new vendors is limited but interested parties are encouraged to submit an application prior to the September 1 deadline.

The Winter Market opens on November 1 for the 2014/2015 season and will be open every Saturday through March 28, 2015 for a total of 22 markets.  The regular market hours for the Winter Farmers’ Market will be 10 am to 2 pm with hours extended to 3 pm for holiday shopping on the three December markets before Christmas. 

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New Bereaved Parents Support Group

A new 8 week Bereaved Parents Support Group for parents mourning the death of their teenage or young adult child will be held at Brattleboro Area Hospice. The group will meet Tuesdays, beginning August 19, from 4:30-6:00 pm. Cheryl Richards will be the facilitator. Please call Cheryl at (802) 257-0775, X108 by August 12 to register for the group.

The death of a child is one of life’s most devastating losses. Sharing and connecting with other grieving parents can be a powerful component in the healing process.

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Arundhati Roy: 'Civil Rights Movement Has Become a Support US-NATO Wars Movement'

Countercurrents.org 

Bill Quiqley renown law professor and  Associate Legal Director  of Center for Constitutional Rights concludes in his topical 4th of July article, Sixty Five Million Left Out of July 4,' "This July 4 can be an opportunity to remember them and rededicate ourselves and our country to making these promises real for all people in the US." [http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38968.htm] 

Your author, an expat American with Korean and Vietnamese family and friends throughout the 66 nations he has worked in - most all bombed by his fellow Americans, suggests, that as Martin Luther King said, the priority of massive life saving through enforcing the laws of humanity is morally and infinitely more important to be advocating firstly and before one's own community's selfish concerns. Nothing is more precious life itself. Nothing of greater satisfation than saving someone else's life. 

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150 Years Ago (1864 7/30)

2 miles Beyond Harpers Ferry, on the Virginia Side of the Potomac, July 30th. I did not have time to finish this before the troops were in motion. Crossed the Monocacy, went to Frederick City, then took the road to Harpers, got to Jefferson at 12 o'clock Midnight. You may guess we slept sound. Crossed the Potomac at the Ferry yesterday at about noon on a pontoon bridge, and came here on the Second ridge from the river. It is now 10 o'clock A.M. And have not moved yet. Hope we will lie still today. May move in the afternoon. The stragglers are coming in, limping along. The men need a little rest sadly. It is sore feet mainly. Health otherwise good. I am all right.

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Sorry For Palestinians But Not Calling For Nuremberg Laws Prosecution of Israelis

Countercurrents.org, Kerela, India and Minority Perspective, UK

List of articles which fail any intention to bring the law down upon the perpetrators of genocide in Gaza, a continuation of the colonial crime against humanity in Palestine, that forced creation, through a fomented war, of a new colonial state in British occupied territory. UN as successor to the League of Nations was obliged to respect and bring democratic independence to in fairness to all its residents

It is shocking how few are calling, and have not called over the years, for prosecution of Israelis under the universally recognized and signed on to Nuremberg Laws on genocide, crimes against humanity and crimes against peace. (And please everyone don’t be drawn in to any purposefully equivocating discussion of 'war crimes,' because there hasn’t been a war since World War Two, despite the deceptive labeling as a 'war' every years-long ‘police action’ or ‘humanitarian intervention’ by the Neocolonial Powers in order to foster protective Geneva Convention status to military forces bombing, invading and occupying smaller nations.)

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Missing Kitten in Clark-Canal Area

There is a black and white kitten missing in the Clark-Canal area of Brattleboro

Please call (802) 380-6576 if you find him.

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Leahy Introduces Historic Bill To Ban NSA's Dragnet Collection Of Americans' Electronic Communications

WASHINGTON (TUESDAY, July 29, 2014) -- Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Tuesday introduced legislation that would restore Americans’ privacy rights by ending the government’s dragnet collection of phone records and requiring greater oversight, transparency, and accountability with respect to domestic surveillance authorities.

The updated version of the USA FREEDOM Act released today builds on legislation passed in the House in May, as well as the original legislation Leahy introduced with Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) last October. The legislation bans bulk collection under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and other surveillance authorities, requires the government to narrow the scope of a search to a clearly defined “specific selection term,” adds needed transparency and reporting requirements, and provides key reforms to the FISA Court. In an editorial on Monday, the New York Times wrote “the bill represents a breakthrough in the struggle against the growth of government surveillance power.”

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Delayed Brattleboro Office Openings For Several Town Offices on Wednesday, July 30

Several Town staff members will be required to attend an in-service training during the morning of July 30, 2014 from 8:30am to 10:00am. The opening time for the following offices will be delayed until 10:00am on Wednesday, July 30:

Town Manager
Finance
Treasurer

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