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The Brattleboro Shop - Retro Brattleboro Posters

Our final look at The Brattleboro Shop this season is a tour through our Retro Brattleboro Poster section.

Here you’ll find six original works of art featuring notable, iconic Brattleboro destinations. All were done in the style of screen printed travel posters from days gone by.

The series includes:

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The Brattleboro Shop - Brattleboro Circus Gifts & Goodies

If you enjoy shopping online from home, be sure to visit The Brattleboro Shop and our collection of Brattleboro Circus souvenirs and gifts.

We’ve been steadily adding unique, exclusive Brattleboro circus artwork, such as these colorful, original Brattleboro circus posters celebrating circus arts. We have four in the series - Daring Trapeze, Spectacular Silks, Wondrous Wheels, and Astounding Aerialists. They are great for circus performers and fans alike, and you can customize sizes and styles.

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The Brattleboro Shop - Watches and Clock Faces

Continuing our tour through the online Brattleboro Shop, let me introduce you to some one-of-a-kind watches featuring familiar Brattleboro clock faces. There are also a few fine accessories here you might find useful. Perhaps best of all, you don’t have to leave your house to do some shopping.

The most iconic Brattleboro clock faces are on Main Street, and we’ve spent some time recreating both the Main Street clock and the Centre Congregationalist Church clock faces for you.

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The Brattleboro Shop - Mug Season

Now that it is finally getting chilly out, it’s safe to say we are approaching Mug Season. The Brattleboro Shop, our online Brattleboro souvenir store, has many mugs for you. These mugs are great for tea, coffee, and cocoa, and make perfect gifts.

In addition to our unique collection of classic Brattleboro logos, mugs in The Brattleboro Shop also feature logos of historic Brattleboro enterprises.

How about a 1928 Brattleboro Trust Company logo mug, or one featuring the Brattleboro Ice Company?

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The Brattleboro Shop Has Unique Brattleboro Apparel

Some might recall that we started The Brattleboro Shop on zazzle.com to sell some classy, unique Brattleboro-themed souvenirs. It’s less than a year old, but the response has been great, and we’ve been adding new things on a regular basis.

For example, we have a lot of new T-shirts featuring some really neat logos. We find the old logos on old posters, documents, or maps, then lovingly re-make them to clean them up and give them a fresh presentation.

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Downtown Brattleboro Survey

We’d like to hear from you!

Tell us about your experience in downtown Brattleboro by taking this short 10 question survey. We promise it will only take a few minutes! The results will be compiled by the Downtown Brattleboro Alliance and the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce and shared with the Brattleboro community.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R6FWLHF

kate@brattleborochamber.org

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Metropolis Bar is Closing

Facebook has informed me that the Metropolis bar on Elliot Street is closing at the end of this week.

From Facebook:

"Metropolis​ ​Bar​ ​to​ close on FRIDAY

BRATTLEBORO,​ ​VT​ ​–​ ​After​ ​six​ ​years​ ​of​ ​providing​ ​Brattleboro​ ​with​ ​drinks​ ​and​ ​music​ ​galore, Metropolis​ ​will​ ​close​ ​its​ ​doors​ ​this​ ​coming​ ​Friday,​ ​October​ ​27t​ h​.​ ​​ ​Although​ ​initially​ ​hopeful​ ​to remain​ ​open​ ​through​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​year,​ ​it​ ​simply​ ​isn’t​ ​feasible​ ​at​ ​this​ ​time.​ ​​ ​Once​ ​a​ ​busy​ ​music venue​ ​and​ ​bar,​ ​Metropolis​ ​has​ ​struggled​ ​to​ ​remain​ ​busy​ ​over​ ​the​ ​years​ ​as​ ​the​ ​numbers​ ​of patrons​ ​have​ ​lessened,​ ​and​ ​this​ ​closure​ ​is​ ​a​ ​sad​ ​reflection​ ​of​ ​that.

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Uber Update

Just got story posted in Reformer

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Could Vermont Use A Tax Break?

Are you paying enough, not enough, or none at all? You decide if a break is needed. Seems Vermont has plenty of tax to go around as compared to the rest of the country.

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/money/2017/09/27/vermonters-rat...

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Rooster Flys Away

Tho not a breakfast person, I enjoyed several visits for coffee & to join friends who were breakfasting at a nice cafe on Elliot St called The Restless Rooster.  Just heard they lost their lease & are closing.  Thought that might be picked up on ibrattleboro, but not seen anything.  Facts needed.  But the place was cheerful and pleasant, & the times I was there seemed quite active with happy customers.  

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MuseArts - Celebrating 20 Years of Web Design

Rewind the clock a bit to 1997. Netscape just announced that their browser will be given away for free. Microsoft buys Hotmail. Macromedia introduced Dreamweaver. Google hadn’t bought any office space yet.

And over in Somerville, MA, Lise and Chris filed the paperwork to start a company called MuseArts.

Yes, today just happens to be the 20th anniversary of our web and digital design company, MuseArts. We’ve helped design and launch hundreds of web projects in that period of time.

Lise and I met at the Computer Museum in Boston in the exhibits department. When the museum moved to California, we were left with decisions to make about how to earn a living.

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5th Annual Southern Vermont Career EXPO - Thursday October 19th, 2017 1:00pm-5:00pm

The Windham County Workforce Development Network (Windham WorkNet) is hosting the 5th Annual Southern Vermont Career EXPO and Career Social on Thursday October 19th, 2017. Representatives from area employers, employment agencies, and educational organizations will have booths set up at the Robert H. Gibson River Garden in downtown Brattleboro from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Windham County residents of all ages and various employment needs will be able to connect with employers and learn about both full-time and part-time job opportunities or look ahead to explore careers pathways and the training needed to pursue them. The day will end with the Career Social, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at The Lounge, to meet and network with young professionals and successful business leaders.

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Comcast Suing Vermont - Doesn't Want to Expand Broadband

Ahh, Comcast. They earn $21 billion each quarter. Keep that in mind.

Comcast is suing Vermont because the state has required Comcast to retain public access programming and expand access by "no less than 550 miles" of cable to underserved areas of the state. Vermont's Public Utility Division put the requirements into a new 11 year permit for the company.

The extension of broadband access was a known issue for Vermont when Comcast bought Adelphia in 2005. Vermont argues that Comcast has shown no evidence that the need for expanding broadband has diminished, so the conditions still apply.

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Attorney General Alert: Major Data Breach Affecting Over 240,000 Vermonters

Issued By: Vermont - Attorney General's Office
Affected Jurisdictions: Vermont

Equifax, a credit reporting agency, has reported a massive data breach of sensitive consumer information. This breach includes Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and possibly even driver’s license and credit card information. Most Vermont adults are likely impacted by this breach.

Get the latest information and learn more steps you can take to protect yourself from possible identity theft at consumer.vermont.gov, or call us at 800-649-2424

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Sovernet/First Light Spam is Already Circulating Soon After Merger

I received this email today; it is NOT from Sovernet or First Light.  If you receive one, do NOT respond or click on links.

The actual email address it comes from is a gmail address, not an official corporate address.

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Brattleboro Food Co-op Reaches Three Year Contract With Union

Managers and the Union Bargaining Committee at Brattleboro Food Co-op have come to a tentative agreement on a new, three-year contract. The contract is scheduled for ratification by July 15th. More details will be available thereafter. All participants were trained in Interest-Based Problem Solving by FMCS (Federal Mediation Conciliation Service), which will continue to be used as a tool as issues arise during the life of the contract.

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A Town Without Transportation

I was just shocked when I called Brattleboro Taxi to get a recorded message saying they were no longer operating! This is a huge blow to those of us who can no longer drive and have used the taxi to get to appointments and to errands.

I just used the taxi on Sunday so this was very sudden and with no notice.

I'm hoping that somebody will pick up the slack and start offering some kind of transportation service.

This is a blow to lots of us.

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New Job Hunt Helper for Brooks Memorial Library

Job Hunting? Need help filling out online job applications and other technology tasks? Job Hunt Helper Isabel Renaud has drop-in office hours on Tuesdays, 10 am -1 pm and Thursdays 1 - 4 pm. Isabel's work is sponsored by Community College of Vermont, in cooperation with the Vermont Department of Libraries. Stop by with your questions! 

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Brattleboro Door To Door Vendors

Brattleboro residents are notified that personnel from Integrated Solar Applications Corp., will be going door-to-door through May 31, 2017 soliciting sales of solar products. Sales personnel are required to visibly wear photo IDs. If you have any questions, contact Brattleboro Police Dispatch at 802-257-7946.

TOWN OF BRATTLEBORO
Town Manager's Office
230 Main Street Brattleboro, VT 05301

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BizUp West B at MamaSezz, April 19th

Do you live or own a business West of I-91?  If so, JOIN US on Wednesday, April 19th at 6:30 pm for our spring BizUp West B event.  Food tastings, presentations, and meeting up with fellow business owners.  The Community Development Action Team of the West Brattleboro Association will be co-hosting the fun, informative and tasty event with our new West Brattleboro business, MamaSezz.  (mamasezz.com)

MamaSezz is at 127 Marlboro Road (Rte. 9) in West Brattleboro.  Look for the "What are you grateful for" sign on the side of the building.  (And post something you're grateful for!)

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iBrattleboro Poll

Brattleboro is considering a second sidewalk snowplow. That snowplow

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