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Brattleboro Student To Launch Program for Homeless Youth

NORTON, Mass.—Marguerite Dooley '15, a senior at Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. and a native of Brattleboro, Vt., has won a prestigious Projects for Peace grant to open a program for homeless and at-risk youth in her hometown.

Projects for Peace grants provide undergraduates at American colleges and universities with $10,000 each to implement projects that seek to promote peace, resolve conflict and build understanding.


March For Meals

Brattleboro Senior Meals Celebrates March for Meals

Brattleboro Senior Meals joins with the Meals on Wheels Association of America to celebrate March for Meals.  The month of March mobilizes hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs across the country to reach out to their communities and build support that will sustain them all year long.


A Petition For A Guy Serving a LIFE Sentence For Selling Marijuana

His Governor is considering clemency

Seems too obvious not to pass on.

Here's the link.


How Hard Is It To Find 100,000 People To Sign A White House Petition, To Qualify For An Official Response?

It is extremely hard to find 100,000 people to sign a White House "We the People" petition, in order to qualify for an Official White House response.   There have been a lot of marijuana, cannabis, hemp, and medical marijuana White House petitions.   None of them have received the response the petitioners want to hear, so we all just keep filing more petitions, hoping that attitudes up on The Hill will change.  This new 2015 Make Marijuana Legal! petition is really dragging its feet, averaging only 100 signatures a day.  This petition needs help!


New White House Petition: Make Marijuana Legal

There have been so many marijuana legalization petitions at the White House, and none have succeeded in the ultimate objective, so it is important to keep signing more peititions.   The squeaky wheel is the one that gets greased; right?



Knowing that readers of iBrattleboro readily offer their opinions, I am putting the following link out there and look forward to comments. The video takes about 1 hour to view in its entirety, so with the oncoming snow, plan accordingly. What implications stem from the video for public policy? Town policy?


BFC Shareholders Want Transparency

by Several Members of the Shareholder Forum

Recently The Commons printed an article and letters regarding the Putney Coop, changes to their by-laws and involvement with CDS Consulting. As members, we mean - shareholders, of the Brattleboro Food Coop, the assumption is that the Putney Coop is going to become like our coop in Brattleboro.  Perhaps not the size, but the management structure, profits and corporate feel.

In August a few disheartened shareholders started the Brattleboro Food Coop Shareholder Forum - for shareholders, by shareholders.  We meet on the third Sunday of the month from 5:00-7:00pm in the Coop Community Room. All are welcome.


On King's Birthday Break the Blackout! Facebook/Twitter King's Condemnation of US Atrocity Wars for Predatory Investments

"On King's Birthday BREAK the BLACKOUT! Facebook/Twitter King's Condemnation of US Atrocity Wars for Predatory Investments." Ramsey Clark by jay janson for Ramsey Clark

Social networking Facebook Twitter YouTube cellphone cameras Everyone everywhere especially in countries suffering US bombings or CIA covert deadly violence, starvation! BREAK 48 year BLACKOUT of King's condemnation of his gov."greatest purveyor of violence in the world," Don't let genocidal media sucker our eyes and ears Use King's 1963 "I have Dream' to erase his 1967'That Dream won't come true unless we end the Nightmare'


Sovereign Citizens – Watch Out!

"At approximately 12:30 pm on 30 Dec, Police officers made contact with Robert Earl Lawrence at the Dothan City, AL Animal Shelter after he attempted to turn a stray animal over to an employee. Lawrence, a “sovereign citizen”, became disorderly after being told he could not leave the animal without producing identification. After repeatedly being told to calm down, Lawrence was advised he was being placed under arrest. A physical altercation ensued, to which Lawrence was shot in the abdomen. Lawrence, 30, was transported to the Southeast Alabama Medical Center where he was pronounced dead at 9:50 p.m. last night." (CLG release)


What Is A Quaker?

For my friends and acquaintances, who will frequently ask me "What's a Quaker?" "Aren't they something like the Amish?" and especially "Why do you always seem to speak out about things that concern you?"

Link to video


Project Feed the Thousands 20th Annual Fundraising Kick-Off November 7, 2014

Brattleboro, Vermont – On the morning of Friday November 7th, Project Feed the Thousands Campaign will kick off its 20th annual food drive. The launch will take place at Brattleboro's Price Chopper Supermarket on Canal Street, in the morning with a live broadcast hosted by longtime media supporter, WTSA 96.7 FM followed up by and afternoon launch at Brattleboro Food Cooperative in downtown Brattleboro, hosted by another generous media supporter, WYRY 104.9 FM.

“The community goal this year is to raise $100,000 in cash, as well as to collect enough provisions for 200,000 meals.” Reports Jeff Morse, Project Co-Chair and President of River Valley Credit Union. Various businesses and individuals, in conjunction with Project Feed the Thousands, will be accepting non-perishable food, personal care items and cash donations. All campaign contributions will then be distributed to many area food shelves to help thousands of people who struggle with hunger throughout southeastern Vermont and southwestern New Hampshire.


This Was Sent To Me Because I'm a Candidate; But You Need To Read It, Too. O.K.? You'll Read It? Please?

I have always been opposed to private-for-profit out-of-state prisons; and I received this in my e-mail box today; and you need to read it, too.  O.K.?  You'll read it?  Please?

Vermont prisoners have been locked up and shipped away for too long:

Bring them home! It's the Vermont way.
Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:44 AM
From: "Locked Up and #ShippedAway - VT Campaign"


Brattleboro Time Trade - Week of October 26

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 an organized space:


Interior Design & Organization
Music Tutorials: Guitar, Harmonica and Banjo
Houskeeping or Organizing Help.
Offering Respite for Elders
Avocado Trees
Audio Cable To Trade


Of Money, Politics, Unions and You!

 20141020_103736.jpgMeet “Porkorate Paul”, the enormous big pink pig seen squatting in the bed of a sign and slogan covered pick-up truck, puffing a cigar. He came to Brattleboro this Monday morning, October 20th, on one of his many stops throughout New England.  His purpose: to parade his pompous presumptions of wealthy entitlement over the lower echelon (that’s us).


Brattleboro's Representation at the Sixth Community Solutions Conference

Subject: Re: [climatechangecafe] CLIMATE CHANGE CAFE; Request for Support to Attend Climate Conference

On Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 12:03 PM, Tim Stevenson <bereal@vermontel.net> wrote:

Lynn Russell has written that she feels it would be valuable to  have representation from our area at theSixth Community Solutions Conference; Climate Crisis Solutions: Curtailment and Community, that will be held in Yellow Springs, Ohio, 7-9 November.(see conference brochure below for details).


Who is Darren Wilson?

And why should I care?

Wilson is the cop who shot
unarmed teenager Michael Brown to death.

If that’s not bad enough, there are people sending him money – bigtime!

A fundraising platform called GoFundMe has already raised nearly  A HALF MILLION DOLLARS as a reward for killing a black kid


Rally To Support Skateboarding 4 PM September 5th Pliny Park

Come to support a skate park and skateboarders in Brattleboro at the official skate rally Friday, September 5th. 4-6:30 in Pliny Park during gallery walk. Bring signs and make your voice be heard that there is a need for a skate park in Brattleboro, and the 10 years of consistent effort is too long to have to wait.

Towns far smaller than Brattleboro have skate parks. Why don't we?

Come show your support for youth, recreation in Brattleboro, and the skateboard community. Bring signs making your opinion known that we want a location to be able to skateboard - and soon!


Brattleboro Solidarity With Palestine Hosting Another Event Thursday August 21st, 7pm @ Marlboro

Brattleboro Solidarity with Palestine is hosting another event Thursday August 21st, 7pm @ Marlboro (28 Vernon St. Downtown Brattleboro)

Gaza is still under siege. Over 5,000 homes have been destroy and people are seeking refuge in school, shelters and others' homes. The infrastructure in Gaza has been destroyed meaning that there is no water filtration for clean drinking water, no sewage systems, and no electricity. This then impacts the medical care that doctors are able to give. And these Israeli attacks would not have been possible without the military and financial support of the Unites States Government.


Brattleboro Time Trade Listings - Week of August 3

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 the height of summer:


Reiki and Flower Essence Therapy
Sota Brand Bio-Turner
Light and Sound Meditation Mind Machines Available
Dr. Hudla Clark Frenquency Generator Available
InterPlay for Fun and [sometimes] for Performance
I’ll Be Your Walking Buddy
Shopping & Errands
Borrow My Post Hole Digger


Community Service Opportunity For Students

Do you know a student who needs to complete community service hours?

If so, Vermont Partnership for Fairness & Diversity has such an opportunity that would take about three hours to complete.

Have them contact Curtiss at 254-2972. Thanks


iBrattleboro Poll

Brattleboro is considering a second sidewalk snowplow. That snowplow