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"Entrapment"? Not Legal To Sell Marijuana, But Legal To Possess - So Where Do You Get It From?


The whole point is that recreational marijuana will be legal to use in the state of Vermont in July 2018; BUT it will not be legal to sell, so where do you get it?

Recreational marijuana will be legal to use AND SELL in Canada in August 2018, BUT if a person from Vermont goes to Canada to buy marijuana, then on the return trip they have to pass through the United States FEDERAL BORDER where it is NOT legal.


Help Identifying Trees

Does anybody know what kind of trees these are, and where they grow?


Incident on Elm Street?

This morning, about 9, two fire engines were staked out on Elm between Elliot and Flat.

Anybody know what happened?


Anyone Know About Pre-Paying Tax?

There's been a bunch of publicity about some states allowing property owners to pre-pay some or all of their 2018 property tax before the close of 2017 as a work-around of the new federal limit on "SALT" deductions.  Anyone know if Vermont allows this?  Guess one could phone the appropriate agency, but of course I thought of this after hours!  Can find nothing on the Vt tax dept website or anywhere else online about this.  Thanks, & HNY.



I received an article that was composed on a tablet, and it jumps to a new line after about 60 characters.

I’d like to re-format it so it jumps after 120 characters (The full width of my page).

I can do this by “brute force”, going line by line.

However, I feel there ought to be a way to do the whole article at once.

Does anybody know how to do it in WORD?  Open Office Writer? WordPad? Rich Text? Whatever?


Brattleboro Thanksgiving Dinner?

There is usually a free public Thanksgiving dinner somewhere in town.

In the past it has been held at the River Garden.

I have heard it would be at St. Michael's this year, but there are 2 St. Michael's.

Does anybody know:

  • If
  • Where
  • and When it will be???


Studded Versus Nonstudded Snow Tires?

Which are better for driving here in New England?




3 Green Berets Killed In Ambush in Niger?

I had no idea we had troops in Niger.

What were they doing there?

Where else do we have troops?


And Trump wants to increase the “Defense” budget.


Why So Many Traffic Fatalities In Vermont?

Lately I've noticed that there has been a lot of vehicle fatalities in the State of Vermont.  It doesn't matter if it's 91, 89, 7 or just a country road. It seems everyday there is a report (WCAX) of a fatality or an accident resulting with serious injuries.  Is it due to drugs and alcohol?  Or do we have crazy and distracted drivers? My heart goes out to the innocent victims and their families.  Perhaps we need more police officers to patrol the highways but I know funding is tight.  So if you plan on leaf peeping in a few weeks...be alert and defensive on the roads.  You just never know who you are sharing the road with.


The Smell of Smoke?

I have been smelling smoke in my Frost Place neighborhood for a few days now. Any ideas on from whence it is coming?



Looking For Primary Doctor Near Brattleboro

I am looking for a primary care doctor. Female is preferred, but will consider a male if he listens to and respects women. Would like someone who practices integrative medicine, i.e. homeopathy and naturopathy, but with an MD or DO degree.

Any suggestions?




Crazy Question

Does anybody know the name of this painting and who painted it?


A Trash Collection Question

Several questions, actually:

Will trash be collected on Wednesday for A households, or will it be next week?

Is there a specific bucket to be used for compost, as is compost collected every week?

Which colored bags are for which product, and must they be in containers, or free standing?





Does anyone know if Dover is OK?

He used to post regularly, but seems to have stopped months ago. During the time he was active on ibrattleboro, I spoke with him on the phone a couple of times, but since then I have lost his telephone number.


Bogus Lives

Does anyone know what the slogan means? 


Chemtrails: What Are They Spraying and Why? Who Are They?

I am looking for a local group which has found a way to fight chemtrails. I want to write letters but do not want to re invent the wheel. Would like to band with other people and do something. Meanwhile, I found this international group and their chemtrail documentary.



Hearing at Retreat Farm Yesterday?

I was just looking up schedule at Retreat Farm and saw notice there was a hearing there yesterday. When you look at the map on the website it shows at least one new building up in the forest, and I know the plans there when I left were to turn the main barn into an upscale shopping area and cafe, and to add a lodge, and LOTS more parking right along our beautiful road across from the Retreat Meadows. There are some great things happening there but I'm afraid some public oversight and interest is needed to make sure the character and history are better protected.


Monumental Questions

The events in (and following) Charlottesville are myriad and complex. There is a stew of issues bubbling and boiling. To name but a few: race, Neo-Nazism, history, culture, the Civil War, monuments, art, speech, accountability, Trump & Co., ancestors, and many more.

The easy part (for most people) is denouncing the hate, white supremacy, and violence. I can pat myself on the back and tell myself that’s not me, that’s not what I believe, and I’m against it in all forms. I very much dislike hatred, and work to make the world a better place as best I can.

The harder part is figuring out what to do about the rest of it.


Ukraine Doings


The bloodless annexation of Crimea by Russia after an overwhelmingly favorable plebiscite by the Crimeans themselves was illegal.


Our overthrow of the legitimately elected government of the Ukraine, AKA “Regime Change” (as revealed by Victoria Nuland’s “Yats is the one” public phone call) was a legitimate humanitarian endeavor.



There is much to talk about. How come we're not talking about this? The fact that nobody's talking about it, doesn't that make you go hmm?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--wogQ9-Cuc&t=14s

Frankenskies The Movie Coming Soon!:


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