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Law Notice: The subscribers have formed a Copartnership as Attorneys At Law. Asa Keyes, Royall Tyler, Brattleboro, October 1839.

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Brooks Development Plans Grand Opening

The 24 million dollar renovation of Brattleboro’s Brooks House will be celebrated on October 3 at 5p in the Brooks House Atrium in downtown Brattleboro. The Honorable Peter Shumlin, Governor of Vermont will be in attendance, along with Brooks House Development consisting of local businessmen Bob Stevens, Craig Miskovich, Ben Taggard, Pete Richards and Drew Richards.

A fire gutted the historic building, formerly a hotel, in April 2011. A few months later Tropical Storm Irene slammed the downtown area, causing significant flooding. Since that summer, the block-long Brooks House in the middle of Main Street has been boarded up and surrounded by tarps and scaffolding. A group of local businessmen and developers, formed to purchase and renovate it.

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Cultured Foods For Your Kitchen: Book Events and Localvore Tastings From Dosa Kitchen

Join local author Leda Scheintaub as she launches her new cookbook just out from Rizzoli, Cultured Foods for Your Kitchen: 100 Recipes Featuring the Bold Flavors of Fermentation

Learn how to incorporate ferments into your everyday cooking and enjoy a free sampling of ferment-centered localvore foods from Dosa Kitchen, the South Indian food truck dedicated to our favorite ferment, the dosa (fermented rice and lentil crepe). Signed copies of the book will be available.

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Qigong for Healing and Living Fully

QiGong for Healing and Living Fully
 with Thomas Garbarino, L.Ac, M.Ac.


You are your best healer! Come learn how each and everyone of us is born with the innate gift to heal ourselves. In this half-day intensive, you will experience simple and profound ways to awaken your body's innate healing ability while deepening your capacity to relax and enjoy your life more completely. Participants will leave with a renewed and empowered sense of health and well-being. All are welcome; no experience required.

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There Is No Way To Peace

There is no way to peace. Peace IS the way… David Swanson (WorldBeyondWar.org)

Ask yourself, and then ask your congress members “why are we at war with so many people in so many places around the world?”

How are these people threatening our “homeland”?  (Don’t fall for the ISIS BS).

Why have we been replacing secular, progressive “regimes” with Islamic religious strife?

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Physician Assistant Temmen Returns to BMH Ortho

The BMH Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine office is pleased to welcome back certified physician assistant Wayne Temmen, PA-C, to their team.

Wayne Temmen has more than 30 years of experience in the diagnosis and care of orthopaedic patients under the supervision of orthopaedic surgeons. His background includes surgical assistance for general orthopaedic surgery, assistance with total joint replacements and arthroscopy, and follow-up care for surgical patients.

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Wilmington Fall Trail Hike This Weekend

The Wilmington Trails Committee is hosting a trail event Saturday, September 27th (Rain date September 28th). The hike will be two of Wilmington's newer trails: The Shearer Hill Trail and the Raponda Primitive Trail.

Everyone is invited to meet at 10 AM at the entrance to the Shearer Hill Trail, which is at the field on the left hand side of Shearer Hill Road in Wilmington just before you come to the Marlboro Town Line which is at the intersection of Grant Road. You will see vehicles parked along the road. More information about the route will be provided once everyone gathers at the start. The hike will begin at 10:30am.

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I-91 Brattleboro Bridge Replacement Project Update: Week of September 28

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.

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Lawrence Auclair

Last night I was pounding on Lawrence Auclair's door, begging him to open up. But open up he could not. I am sorry to say Lawrence Auclair has died. He was the warrior watch dog for our safety interests concerning Vermont Yankee. He was a friend and neighbor for twenty years. I already miss you. Robyn Flatley

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Carbon Tax Gains Backing as UN Meets on Global Warming

BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 23 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today welcomed growing support for a tax on carbon emissions that cause global warming as the United Nations hosted a one-day summit on climate change.

The World Bank said Monday that 73 nations and some 1,000 companies will join forces to push for policies setting a price on carbon emissions to encourage a shift to cleaner energy technologies.

“It is extremely important that international support is building to put a price on carbon emissions that cause global warming,” said Sanders, a member of both the Senate environment and energy committees and the sponsor of legislation to tax carbon.

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Free Screwball Comedy Film at Brooks Library

Please join us for a free Screwball Comedy Film Series at Brooks Library. On Wednesday September 24th at 2 pm, come and see Paramount's first collaboration between director Mitchell Leisen and screenwriting duo Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder.

The film merges Brackett and Wilder's early emphasis on repartee and masquerade with ex-costume designer Leisen's flair for high style and sophistication. Continuing through November 12th, (on select Wednesdays) the Brattleboro Film Festival and Brooks Memorial Library will present FREE afternoon screenings of nine Hollywood classic screwball comedies from Tinseltown’s Golden Era. Brattleboro Film Festival Advisory Board member Tim Metcalfe and journalist Tom Bedell will host post-screening discussions in the library’s Meeting Room covering a wide range of topics related to the screwball comedy era, filmmaking and Hollywood trivia in general.

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Vermont Accountants Selected for Prestigious Top 10 Award

The National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals (NAPAP) has named its 2014 "Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals" for Vermont. The award winners include:

• Jerry Bowin of McSoley McCoy in South Burlington
• Renee Bourget-Place of KPMG in Colchester
• John Davis of Davis & Hodgdon Associates in Williston
• James Donohue of Gallagher Flynn & Co. in South Burlington
• Christopher Goulette of A.M. Peisch & Co. in Saint Albans
• Marcia Merrill of Montgomery Merrill in Burlington
• John Meyer of Pieciak & Co. in Brattleboro

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Sanders Congratulates Vermonters and Bill McKibben on People's Climate March

BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 22 – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today applauded the more than 1,000 Vermonters who were among 400,000 demonstrators at the People’s Climate March in New York on Sunday.

“Vermonters from across the state marched in New York City because they understand that climate change is the greatest environmental crisis facing our planet. They know that the United States and other countries must take bold action now to reduce carbon emissions and protect our planet for our children and grandchildren,” Sanders said.

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The Second Annual T. P. James Write Like the Dickens Faux Seance and Real Writing Contest

In 1873, T. P. James persuaded many people that he was the "spirit pen" of Charles Dicken's ghost. If you believed him, or if you were just curious, he would be glad to sell you a copy of his book.

As part of the Brattleboro Literary Festival, contestants will gather at the Brooks Memorial Library meeting room on Oct 4, at 10 AM. The room will be refitted as a seance parlor. The Seance could be described as "faux", but we are looking for serious attempts to complete his novel,"The Life and Adventures of Bockley Wickleheap" one chapter at a time.

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BCTV Channel 8 & 10 Schedules for the Week of 9/22/14

BCTV Channel 8 schedule for the week of 9/22/14

Monday, September 22, 2014

12:00 am For the Animals: Love is Ageless

12:30 am Will McFarlane at the Rivergarden - Aug 9, 2014

2:00 am FSTV Overnight

4:00 am Former Vermont Governor Douglas - New Way Book Launch

5:00 am Green Mtn Vets for Peace: Ep 136: Soldiers of Conscience Pt.1

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The Three Little Pigs Are Going To The Debate, No Women Are Allowed: It's All Male Hate?

The 3 little pigs, Peter Shumlin,  Dan Feliciano and Scott Milne  are going to the debate at VPR Sept. 23, 2014, APPARENTLY BEING HELD IN BRATTLEBORO, and we could ask, is this all about women-hating???

No, it is worse than being woman haters.  This appears to be criminal money laundering.  Governor Peter Shumlin signed a budget bill giving taxpayer dollars to VPR, Vermont Public Radio.  He also did this in past years.   VPR, Vermont Public Radio, refused to allow Ms. Cris Ericson, a woman, to participate in the general election  governor candidate debates on VPR. 

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