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Miss Amelia Tyler started her Brattleboro school which was famous for 50 years.


A Washington Monument box has been placed at the Brattleboro post office by the Postmaster, into which friends of the Monument can pass their loose change, with certainty of its finding its appropriate destination.


The dedication of the new Unitarian church will be on Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock. Rev. Dr. Bellows of New York will preach the sermon.


Barnum is to open the lecture course on Thursday evening of next week.


Beginning today, the Brattleboro post office is designated as an Italian money-order office. The Brattleboro office now issues money orders on Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, Italy. France and Algeria.


The village bailiffs, in response to petitions, have begun the work of laying sewers through North and Tyler streets.


Estey & Co., have greatly improved the look of Birge street this week by putting a coat of whitewash on the high fence in front of their factories.


S.A. Smith & Co. have had many different styles of their baby carriages photographed this week preparatory to issuing a new catalog.


The first serious break in the trolley wire over the electric railroad occurred on the west side of the Centreville hill about 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon, and so tightly was the wire drawn that the supporting arms on four poles were broken off and the wire to the house of Carl Hopkins on the east side fell to the ground. As the wire broke it fell in front of a car and was run over and broken again. As all three of the cars were between the break and the power station, it was necessary to procure a team for carrying passengers from the break to West Brattleboro.


Dr. Horace G. Ripley appointed superintendent at the Retreat.

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Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Tree Advisory Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 9, 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


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

The Brattleboro Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) Advisory Committee/Working Group will meet on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 5:00pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.

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


Kids' Day at the Brattleboro Farmers' Market this Saturday

Saturday, September 6, at the Brattleboro Farmers' Market, outdoors on Rte 9 in West Brattleboro, is KIDS' DAY! Kids are vendors, too! Young artists and entrepreneurs are invited to come as vendors and sell their handmade and homegrown items (no cookies from mixes or craft kit items, please).


Tips About Driving Stick Shift in Brattleboro?

I'm about to swap out our old car for a slightly less old car, and the newer one is a 5-speed manual transmission. Driving manual doesn't bother me, but my manual driving was also done long ago in a flat state - Florida.  Hills are a bit new to me, and I'd like some advice.


I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of September 7


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.


9/11 - The Unfinished Business

In the unfinished business of what happened on September 11, 2001 lay the questions raising doubts about the official story. During the 13 years after the attacks, the 9/11 memorials have centered on creating a status quo of remembering the heroes, volunteers and victims who lost their lives that day.

And like many remembrances, there is a blind spot that blocks out the other side of the story. By their nature, memorials need to be one-sided. There can be no doubt as to why people commemorate war memorials. In our pride and blind patriotism, we would not believe that the 9/11 attacks were perpetrated from within and without.


Who is Darren Wilson?

And why should I care?

Wilson is the cop who shot
unarmed teenager Michael Brown to death.

If that’s not bad enough, there are people sending him money – bigtime!

A fundraising platform called GoFundMe has already raised nearly  A HALF MILLION DOLLARS as a reward for killing a black kid


Brattleboro Selectboard Special Meetings

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 4:00pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center. It is anticipated that the Board will enter into executive session at 4:00pm to discuss the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee.

The Brattleboro Selectboard will hold a special meeting on Monday, September 8, 2014 at 5:15pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.


Senate Majority Leader Backs Sanders' Bid to Stop Postal Service Cuts

BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 4 – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has added his crucial backing to calls for a one-year moratorium on U.S. Postal Service plans to close up to 82 mail processing plants, slow down mail delivery and eliminate up to 15,000 jobs.

Reid added his signature to those of 50 other senators who signed a letter calling for a ban on Postal Service cuts as part of must-pass legislation to keep the government running into the new fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) organized the effort to block the cuts proposed by Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe.


Join Dosa Kitchen For Our First Gallery Walk!

Join Dosa Kitchen: South Indian Soul Food truck, this Friday, 9/5, for our first Gallery Walk!

139 Main Street, down the alley toward the Hooker-Dunham theater

On the menu are the classic masala dosa and tandoori-style free range chicken dosa, and everyone’s favorite mango lassi.

Come enjoy localvore-style Indian food from our new bistro seating overlooking the river.


Health Care Cliff Looms

BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 3 – Amid a major crisis in primary health care, the situation may become significantly worse unless Congress renews support for community health centers that care for 22 million Americans, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) warned today.

Sanders four years ago helped lead the effort to secure $12.5 billion in the Affordable Care Act to expand community health centers and to recruit more doctors, dentists, nurses and other primary health providers. The health centers provide affordable primary care, dental care, mental health counseling and low-cost prescription drugs for low- and middle-income Americans.


Step In The Right Direction

The CVS pharmacy chain just announced that it has ceased sellimg tobacco products.


Health is everything.

Your health is our #OneGoodReason to be tobacco free.


Screwball Comedy Films At Brooks Library - Join us Wednesday Sept 3 at 2 pm

The Brattleboro Film Festival and Brooks Memorial Library will present free afternoon screenings of nine Hollywood classic screwball comedies from Tinseltown’s Golden Era.

On Wednesday 3 Sept at 2 pm, join us for one of the landmark "screwball" comedies of the 1930s, a film that offers the radiant Carole Lombard in her definitive performance as flighty young heiress Irene Bullock, who on a society scavenger hunt stumbles on an erudite hobo residing in the city dump. 


BMH Promotes Free Child Car Seat Inspection Service

In honor of National Child Passenger Safety Week on September 14-20, 2014, Brattleboro Memorial Hospital is promoting a child car seat inspection service offered free by the State of Vermont to parents and caregivers.

"With a new baby comes a lot of planning and preparation to welcome your new little one into your life," says Debbie Partrick, RNC, the director of Women's and Surgical Services at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital. "There are baby showers, decorating the nursery, and getting everything ready. What new parents often forget is thinking about that brand new car seat or a previously used car seat."


Selectboard Meeting Notes: Skatepark at LMP, MLK Day Adopted, New Police Chief Named

The Brattleboro Selectboard had several important decisions and announcements at their regular Tuesday meeting. A new Town Manager will soon be hired, a new Police Chief has been sworn in, a skatepark site has been selected,  and Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be henceforth recognized in Brattleboro.

The police will also get new equipment, and Brattleboro is being recognized for energy efficiency achievements. Read on for all the important details, and then some.


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