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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.


Brattleboro Thanksgiving Closings

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, all Brattleboro Town offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24, 2017, with the exception of emergency services.

Brooks Memorial Library will close at 6:00pm on Wednesday, November 22, and will be closed on Thursday, November 23. It will be open for regular hours on Friday and Saturday, November 24 and 25.

Parking is free at all metered spaces and in the pay-and-display lots on Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24. Parking will resume regular enforcement hours on Saturday, November 25. All other violations will be enforced.

Trash, recycling and composting WILL NOT be picked up on Thursday, November 23. Trash, recycling and composting normally picked up on Thursday will be picked up on Friday, November 24.


Brattleboro Selectboard Agenda and Notes - November 21, 2017

A revised ordinance to ban single-use plastic bags will be taken up by the Brattleboro Selectboard at their next regular meeting. If there aren’t objections, a 2.25 mil bag limit will be adopted.

Much of the remaining meeting time is related to money. The board will get a monthly finance report and begin discussing revenues, capital, and capital projects in the FY2019 proposed budget. The million dollar fire truck under consideration as a capital purchase will be discussed in early December.

Some taxes will be abated, committee vacancies announced, and a new step for liquor license applicants will also be up for discussion. You can also bring up other items not already on the agenda during public participation.


Brattleboro Committee Meeting Warnings

The Brattleboro Representative Town Meeting Human Services Review Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 5:00pm at the Brooks Memorial Library in the Mezzanine Meeting Room. It is anticipated that the committee will enter into executive session at 5:05pm to discuss agencies’ financial records exempt from the access to public records.

Jan Anderson
Executive Secretary
Brattleboro Town Manager's Office
230 Main Street, Suite 208
Brattleboro, VT 05301
(802) 251-8100


Closing at 6 PM Tonight - Brooks Memorial Library

Dear Brattleboro Community,

Due to a scheduled electrical grid repair, we regretfully must close early this evening, at 6PM.
We will re-open tomorrow at 10 am unless further repairs to the grid are needed.

~Your Library Staff


Emergency Outage In Brattleboro Needed This Evening

COLCHESTER, VT…Green Mountain Power will need to interrupt power for up an hour to customers in some areas of Brattleboro this evening at 6 p.m. in order to safely repair a damaged transmission line.

The areas affected include:

· Portions of downtown Brattleboro west of Main St.

· Western Ave. towards West Brattleboro as far as Orchard Street, including connected neighborhoods

· Williams Street area

· West River Road (Route 30) north of Park Place

· Upper Dummerston Road, including connected neighborhoods


Brattleboro Winter Parking Ban Starts Friday

The Brattleboro Parking Department would like to advise everyone that the winter parking ban will go into effect, starting Friday, November 17, 2017. Overnight parking is forbidden on all streets in the town of Brattleboro. Vehicles parked for longer than one (1) hour between 11:00pm and 07:00am may be ticketed and towed at the owners expense.


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.


Court Rules In Favor of West River Trail Group

The public has rights, under a "prescriptive easement," to use a portion of the West River Trail in Dummerston, according to a ruling issued on Wed., Nov. 9 by Judge John W. Valente of the Windham County Superior Court.

The ruling also established that the non-profit group Friends of the West River Trail owns title to a two-acre disputed parcel of land including the trail itself, located at the Rice Farm Road end of the trail in Dummerston.

At that location, Melvin L. Mayo, the owner of several parcels of land along Rice Farm Road, had erected barriers intended to prevent use of the trail. In a judgment issued as part of his decision, Valente ordered that Mayo is "enjoined from interfering with the public's use of the railbed [the trail] for recreational purposes." 

Further, he ruled that "members of the public may remove all fencing, debris, barriers, or signs discouraging use of the railbed in a fashion consistent with the terms of the easement." 


Brattleboro Taxes Due

The second installment of the 2017 Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes will be due on November 15th, 2017 by 5:00 PM. Payments made after November 15th, 2017 will have an additional 1% interest added to the unpaid balance.

The utility billing is also due on November 15th, 2017 by 5:00 PM. Payments made after November 15th, 2017 will have an additional 1% interest, as well as an 8% penalty added to the unpaid balance.


iBrattleboro Poll

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