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1845:

Thirty more Vermont girls passed through this place one day last week for the Cabotville factories.

1858:

A pair of oxen and cow belonging to Mr. Sargeant were killed in this town by being run over by the cars upon the Valley Railroad a few days since.

1874:

A petition to the Legislature for the creation of a State police to endorse the liquor law, is in circulation here, and has been signed by many of our best and most influential citizens.

1874:

Farmers in this vicinity are holding on to their tobacco with a firm grip. Twenty five cents on the poles has in some instances been offered and refused,

1874:

The latest thing in sidewalks is a concrete walk now being laid in front of Ray’s block. The selectmen have been petitioned to lay a walk from Webster’s saloon to Van Doorn’s residence, and will probably do it.

1885:

The bicycle club are to take a moonlight ride to Hinsdale this evening.

1885:

Edward Edwards has introduced a novel article of manufacture in Brattleboro, having made a large number of toboggans after the genuine Canadian pattern.

1885:

Street signs have now been put up on most all of Brattleboro's 200 streets due to the Rural Improvement Association and the board of bailiffs.

1891:

The bishop will make his annual visit to St. Michael’s Roman Catholic church next Sunday.

1891:

The old depot building on the railroad grounds has been leased to G.F. and E.C. Swift of Boston, the Eastern branch of the Swift refrigeration company of Chicago, and work is now in progress to fit it up for a beef house, or a local supply station for the sale of Western dressed meats of all kinds and smoked meats.

1891:

W.F. Richardson & Co. have recently bought over 300 lambs at Wilmington, and the flock was driven to Brattleboro this week.

1891:

A new hydrant for the fire department has been placed at the corner of Oak and Chapin streets.

1896:

Moses Deyo, the well-known stone mason, had the sight of his right eye destroyed Wednesday morning by the explosion of a catsup bottle which he was attempting to open. The bottle had stood near a hot stove, causing fermentation of the contents.

1896:

A pure white squirrel has been seen this week near one of the Retreat summer cottages. It is like the ordinary red squirrel in every way except the color of its fur.

1896:

A new switch has been laid at the addition to the Pine street car barn of the street railroad company.

1896:

The Red Men will have a rehearsal adoption degree to-night, to be followed by a collation.

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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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Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of September 21

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 thoughts of marching, hopes of changing:

OFFERS:

Japanese lessons
Chair Caning
Mahalo Music Festival
After-school care for ages 3 through 12
Interior Design & Organization
Dog Walking / Puppy Obedience

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Equipoise Nevermore - All the King's Horses and All the Kings Men

On the first birthday of Earth Day, April 22, 1970, more than a million people marched up Fifth Avenue to Sheep’s Meadow in Central Park to celebrate the day’s events on an unprecedented scale.Beginning September 21, 2014, just days before the United Nations Climate Summit convenes in New York City, nearly 3,000 climate events are taking place around the globe. The two mile procession of the crowds assembled in Manhattan held a moment of silence “to honor the victims” of climate change.

Unfortunately, the UN summit assuredly will result in “treaties” of the participating nations, not the concerns of the people. It is the 2015 Climate Change Conference in Paris, France where “leaders are hoping to stamp out a binding agreement.”

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SeVWA's Source-to-Sea Clean-up Event Along the West River - Sat., Sep. 27th

It's Source-to-Sea Clean-up season!

The Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance (SeVWA) will partner with the Connecticut River Watershed Council (CRWC) in the annual Source-to-Sea Clean-up along our local waterways that feed the Connecticut River - and we hope that you will join us!

On Saturday, September 27th at 9 AM we will meet as a group at the Dummerston covered bridge parking lot on Route 30. Clean-up efforts will begin at the covered bridge and then participants will organize into teams to clean-up at the several sites along the West River between Brattleboro and Newfane. We will be cleaning-up on land, not on the water - so boats will not be needed. The clean-up session will end by noon.

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Opening Reception, New Exhibition: Gordon Jones' Landscapes at CX Silver Gallery Sunday Afternoon

CX Silver Gallery presents Gordon Jones’ landscapes in a show entitled ‘Souvenirs’ (http://cxsilvergallery.com/gordon-jones) opening Sunday September 21 and running until next March together with a catalog available at the Gallery and online (magcloud.com/browse/issue/803321, gray preview button located just under book cover image).

All welcome to the exhibition opening reception, Sunday September 21, 1-4pm at 814 Western Avenue. Gallery hours, otherwise, are by appointment, (802) 257-7898 ext. 2 or (802) 579-9088.

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Weekend Concert Series: Talking Heads, Austin TX, 1979

We’ve featured them before, but why not take another look at the Talking Heads? Here they are performing at Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin Texas on September 15, 1979.

Fear of Music was the 1979 album from the band, their second with Brain Eno and third overall. It was released in August, just prior to this show.

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Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee (CPCC) Meeting Agenda & Minutes

The Brattleboro Citizen Police Communications Committee will meet on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 5:30pm in the community room at the Brooks Memorial Library.

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

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Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Traffic Safety Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 8:30am in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.

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

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Brattleboro Arts Committee Meeting Agenda

The Brattleboro Arts Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 4:00pm in the Selectboard meeting room at the Municipal Center.

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

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