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1838:

All persons wishing to purchase Tickets to cross the First West River Bridge the year ensuing, are requested to call at the Toll House of said bridge, on Monday, the 7th day of January next, where the subscriber will attend to the selling of the same, as no tickets will be given out after that time. By order of the Directors. Nathaniel Bliss.

1877:

Howe succeeded in making a very excellent portrait of Miss Le Franc as she appears upon the track in the act of walking 50 miles inside of 12 hours.

1877:

A prominent railroad man from the central part of the State, who is familiar to everybody in Vermont, said to a Brattleboro friend the other day that he believed that a railroad with a gauge of two feet would prove to be the thing for the needs of the West River valley; and he furthermore expressed the opinion that such a road would pay fair dividends on the cost of construction and equipment.

1883:

Frank Horton’s little daughter has received a curious but interesting Christmas present in the shape of a young horned toad which came by mail from her Uncle Herbert, in Arizona.

1883:

A very happy company of some 40 or 45 couples attended the Taurus club assembly held at Crosby hall on Tuesday evening. We have never seen the hall so tastefully decorated as on this occasion. The floor was made elegant with a carpet of heavy duck with a broad tapestry border, a huge Japanese umbrella, supporting a bouquet of pretty colored trifles, made a charming centre piece, while on the walls were a score or more of Will Stewart’s clever caricatures of club members.

1888:

All the hardware stores will be closed for the entire day on Christmas.

1888:

Seventy-seven feet of Faraday cable have been added to the telephone circuit this week to take the place of the wires which run from the switch-board in the exchange to the large standard on Harmony block. This makes a total of 481 feet of the cable in use.

1888:

E.L. Roberts has bought of Wallace Newcomb, for $1000, a cottage house and lot south of the fairground.

1888:

A large number of marksmen will shoot at Oak Grove range on Christmas day.

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.

1894:

The long-named society will undoubtedly extend its protection to birds, or at least to doves, if certain boys of the village persist in their inhumane practice of firing at the doves with slings and other weapons. The boy who has the heart to indulge in such cruel sport deserves prosecution, and is in danger of getting it.

1894:

The guests at the Brooks House are to have a “tree” in the parlors Christmas evening.

1894:

The first copies of Picturesque Brattleboro were received last week and the sale and delivery of books is now in progress.

1900:

The Brooks House Pharmacy shows in the display of pipes which fill the north window two relics which were captured in a raid in an opium joint in Boston.

1900:

The granite monument which will be erected in Morningside cemetery in memory of the late ex-Gov. Fuller arrived Saturday. The total weight is about 55 tons.

1900:

The Brattleboro Ice company began cutting ice on the Frost pond yesterday. It was 11 inches thick and of excellent quality.

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BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 11/24/14

BCTV Ch.8 schedule for the week of 11/24/14

Monday, November 24, 2014

12:00 am Vermont Economic Resiliency Initiative 10/2/14

1:45 am VT Tech Jam 2014 - Fundraising for Small Tech Businesses

3:00 am The Raising of America: Documentary Screening & Discussion

4:30 am N.E. Organic Farming Assoc. of VT: Dr. Vananda Shiva

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Brattleboro Time Trade - Week of November 23

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 Women's Chorus high:

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Enlightening Essay by Chris Hedges

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This essay hit me right between the eyes:

Saving the Planet, One Meal at a Time  By Chris Hedges   November 10, 2014   

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Book Lover's 2015 Calendar On Sale at Brooks Memorial Library

The Friends of Brooks Memorial Library announce that they are selling the 2015 edition of the popular Book Lover’s Calendar as a fundraiser for the Library.  The calendar can be purchased at the Front Desk of the Library and sells for $10.

This innovative and informative calendar offers 365 days of good reading – from beloved classics to the best beach-blanket reads, histories biographies and self-help titles.  Each day features a lively, opinionated capsule review and suggestions for further reading.

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Entergy Push Poll

Yesterday, I was called by "VT Opinion Survey" with what was quite obviously a push poll from Entergy, owners of Vermont Yankee. I am a sucker for polls and had a fun time scoring Entergy on topics such as "trust worthy" and "transparency." After about 20 minutes, the caller repeated the same initial questions and asked if, as a result of the call, I had changed my mind on any of the topics.

Anyone else out there get a call?

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Pharmacy Search

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5:45 Live: 11/21/14

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Another Online Scam

I just received an email from Bank of America, text below:

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Weekend Concert Series: The Time

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Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) will meet on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 5:30pm in the community room at the Brooks Memorial Library.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
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(802) 251-8100

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Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee Meeting Agenda

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

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Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee Meeting

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 6:00pm at 528 Goodenough Road. It is anticipated that the Committee will enter into executive session at 6:00pm to discuss agencies’ financial records exempt from access to the public.

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

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Brattleboro Thanksgiving Schedule

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all Brattleboro Town offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28, 2014, with the exception of emergency services.

Brooks Memorial Library will close at 6:00pm on Wednesday, November 26, and will be closed on Thursday, November 27. It will be open for regular hours on Friday and Saturday, November 28 and 29.

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Thursday and Friday, November 27 and 28. Parking will resume regular enforcement hours on Saturday, November 29. All other violations, including extended parking, will be enforced.

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