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Jacob Estey & Co. have nearly completed and are about occupying their new building near Whetstone Brook. The building will be heated by steam and lighted by gas made on the premises. They expect to employ 100 + workmen.


Birth of William Hayden Rockwell, physician and author.

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Balint, White Top Democratic Primary Unofficial Results in Brattleboro

Rebecca Balint and Jeanette White received the most votes for the Democratic primary today in Brattleboro. Balint had 699 votes; White received 751.

Roger Albee garnered 269 votes and Joan Bowman had a total of 128.

Shumlin and Welch received solid support.


Brattleboro Paving Delayed Until Thursday

August 26, 2014

Paving on the four remaining streets of Birge, Guilford, Chapin and Grove has once again been delayed by the contractor and is now scheduled for Thursday, August 28.

Brattleboro Public Works


Future Fest 3 Brings End of Summer Art, Music, and Fun To Brattleboro

The Future Collective is throwing its third annual music and arts festival this weekend, August 29 - 31, with a summer’s worth of live music, dance, art, games, and even a carnival.  If you haven’t come out for a Future event recently (or yet), then this is your chance with shows scheduled day and night at a variety of venues.

On Friday, come out to the Stone Church for the kickoff show with a silent auction and live performances from the likes of Wooly Mar, The Grudges, And The Kids, and many more.  Music starts at 7:00 pm.


Blaming God for 'All-Living-Things' Massacre in Jericho Set Hair Raising Precedent


Another slaughter of men, women and children in the land of the Bible. Probably many have heard the voice of God demanding it. The Jewish Bible is in the Christian Bible. Intelligent understanding of sacred scripture might make it more difficult for the mega genocidal thieving and enslaving amoral private speculative banking backed neocolonialist media and military to overcome Mankind's natural spirituality and humanity


Brattleboro Police Chief Search Evaluation Committee Meeting

The Brattleboro Police Chief Search Evaluation Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 8:00am in the Town Manager’s office at the Municipal Center. It is anticipated that the Committee will enter into executive session at 8:00am to discuss the appointment or employment or evaluation of a public officer or employee.

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


Brattleboro School of Dance Class Registration, Sept 5-7

Applications for scholarships due September 1

Brattleboro, VT -- (August 25, 2014 ) -- Brattleboro School of Dance classes for the 2014-15 season begin Monday, September 8. Individuals can register online at the Brattleboro School of Dance web site or visit the studio, located at 22 High Street in downtown Brattleboro, the weekend of September 5-7.

An Open House will take place from 5:00-8:00pm on Friday, September 5 offering dancers and their families a chance to tour the studio and meet members of the faculty. Free pizza and beverages will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration continues on Saturday, September 6 from 1:00-6:00pm and Sunday, September 7 from 12:00noon-2:00pm.


Windham County Humane Society Plans Walk for Animals

The Windham County Humane Society’s 14th annual Walk for Animals will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, starting and ending at Crowell Park on Western Avenue in Brattleboro.

All of the money raised by the fundraising walk goes directly to support the humane society’s efforts to help lost, homeless and abused animals survive, thrive and find new homes. The goal is to raise $10,000 at this year’s Walk. 

Participants in the walk are invited to solicit donations from friends, family members and co-workers in support of their walk. This year the society has set up an online fundraising page at Crowdrise.com, but those who prefer to use a paper form to gather donations can still download one at the society’s website.


Remember To Send Thoughts for Reuse of Melrose Terrace

For the last couple weeks people all over the area have been giving suggestions for the re-use of Melrose Terrace. They have been posted here, emailed, phoned, mailed, word of mouth. We will be collecting and collating them all on Tuesday morning, Sept 2. So don't wait, get your suggestions to us. whzldl6i


Movie Monday

Free Monday Morning Movie Brattleboro Senior Center

September Schedule:

Monday Morning Movie "Goes International"

Persepolis - Sept. 8th - 10 am


BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 8/25/14

BCTV Ch.8 schedule for the week of 8/25/14

                   Monday August 25          

12:00 am      Craft in the Southern Half - A Look at the Arts in Southern VT Ep.1

12:30 am      Jenni Johnson and the Jazz Junketeers

2:00 am       FSTV Overnight

4:00 am       Car Tour of Fort Ticonderoga Military Road History

5:00 am       Vermont Musicians on the Air: Ep.1 Mark Shelton


Andrew Bartzis on WVEW

its time for another experience that you won't soon forget..this tuesday on "buttahmilk" its galactic historian, Andrew Bartzis.

Andrew Bartzis is a Reiki master and Shaman with the unique ability of being able to access multiple Akashic Records at will. Known as the Galactic Historian, he is able to read and share individual, cultural, global, and galactic histories with those who come to him.


Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of August 24

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 a killer sunset view:


Ride Offered to Women's Economic Opportunity Conference,
Sept. 20
Knitting Repairs
Farm Animal Help
Knitting Lessons
Sewing Lessons
Curator Tour at BMAC on September 18 at 7pm


Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Ad Hoc Futures Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Ad Hoc Futures Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 6:00ppm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.

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


West Brattleboro Association Reschedules Free Movie Night

On Thursday, August 28th, the West Brattleboro Association will present its first free movie night.  “Triplets of Belleville” (appropriate for families) will be shown at dusk outdoors next to the West Brattleboro Fire Station after being rained out on the 21st. There will be movie shorts beginning at 7:30 followed by the main feature at 8.

At 7 pm bike-powered smoothies from the Bellows Falls Community Bike Project will be for sale. 
There will be music and circus toys.  There will also be ice cream donated by the Chelsea Diner and free
popcorn.  There may also be a Listening Booth!


Get Your Stone Wall Repaired and Do a Good Deed

Greetings Friends,

If you have a stone wall that needs repair, please be in touch. I'll explain how you can get it done, and do a good deed in the process - very much in the spirit of what our town stands for.


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