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It's a local news source by and for the people of Brattleboro, Vermont, published continually. You can get involved in this experiment in citizen journalism by submitting meeting results, news, events, stories, reviews, how-to's, recipes, places to go, things to do, or anything else important to Brattleboro. Or, just drop by to see what others have contributed.

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Recommendations for Piano Movers in the Brattleboro area?

Looking for a professional piano mover to move a piano from South Newfane to West Brattleboro.
Thanks! 

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Town Trash Bag Quality?

Just this past week putting out trash in the early morning dark I had the large purple bag split open like a ripe watermelon and no I wasn't over stuffing or using excessive force. The next time around two weeks later when I had less trash going out, the smaller yellow bag failed me when I went to pull the draw string it just simpley ripped off like a fly away rip cord to no where, so I had to do a quick make shift tie job with what was left of excess plastic bag on the top barely binding enough to tie a simple granny knot, not the best way to start the day.The entire package of yellow bags had the same defect. 

Should I feel like this is just a fluke in the overall  quality of these costly bags or is anyone else out there had a simular experience?

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Long Distance Local Scam Calls?

Recently, our caller ID has shown us calls that identify as though they come from the Bratt Chamber and Famolare, Inc, and the phone numbers listed appear as the correct 802 numbers. When answered they were long distance, foreign-sounding folks making the calls.

Anyone else getting odd long-distance calls from what appear to be local numbers and ID's?

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MAX Bus?

Has anyone tried the MAX bus to Boston yet? Any advice for others?

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Where Is This Roundabout

Does anybody recogize where this super roundabout is located?

Full disclosure: I haven't a clue as to where.

(It is rumored that the engineer who designed it lost his mind)

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C 10 Over Brattleboro Today?

While at the Brattleboro Literary Festival I head a loud plane, sounded like it was going down Main St. Then a little while later there was another plane that was low flying over the River.  Chris Nutting captured this image of the plane over Putney Road. 

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Phone Scam?

If you receive a text message from "Brattleboro Savings and Loan Association" saying "Alert for (your phone number). Call 347-218-4082." YOU PROBABLY SHOULD NOT CALL BACK. I think it's a scam. The phone # is listed as an NYC number, and the recording told me that my ATM card is frozen. I do not have an ATM card with BSnL. It asked me to type in my account number.

If you need to contact BSnL, it's probably best to call the number they list in the phone book or online, not the number in this text.

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What Draws You to iBrattleboro?

I lived in Putney for twelve years and watched iBrattleboro grow to the strong site it is. I've since moved away to a similar sized city withOUT a citizen journalism/community portal site. I tried to sit by idly and pretend I didn't care, but alas, I really wanted something similar. So, what did I do? I created my own site for my new city, it's called Ashland Talks.

Ashland Talks has been live for almost two months and we've received some community member submissions, but it is still largely me posting news. I don't expect the site to take off over night, but it did get me to start wondering: what is it that draws people to iBrattleboro.com? What do you all like to publish here that you don't just post on Facebook or Nextdoor?

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What Are Those Oversized Loads For?

Anyone know what the almost-windowless and doorless, tan, oversized loads going through town are? There seem to be some sort of utlitites attached to the back, maybe air, but otherwsie they are quite non-descript.

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iPhone vs. Android?

I am finally ready to upgrade from my flip-phone, so it is time to make a purchasing decision

I have heard that geeks prefer the android system, but less technically astute people (like me) would find an iphone more user-friendly. Then other people say, "No, no, that's not true. You won't have any problem with an android, and you'll love it!"

That leaves me paralyzed, unable to come to a decision. I would be very interested in the persepctive of ibrattleboro participants.

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Ear Piercing in Brattleboro?

Does anyone know of any place in town that does ear piercing? The new-ish store on Main Street - Void- was planning on offering piercing options but apparently ran into some resistance from the town and state. 'Welcome to Brattleboro- where smal business dreams come to die.'  Anyway, if anybody knows of a place I'd appreciate the information. Thanks!

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Brattleboro Helicopter Buzzing

Anyone know why Brattleboro is being buzzed by a helicopter this morning?

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Flat Street Runs Dry?

I have heard tell that Flat Street Pub is closing and am sorry to face that prospect. Any other reports?

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Incident in New Hampshire?

I was traveling West on NH Rt 9 about 11 this morning, when more than several NH State Police cars passed me with lights flashing and sirens blaring.

Anybody know wassup???

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Wondering About Westgate

Does anybody know how much the rent is for an apartment at Westgate? I am thinking about moving back to Brattleboro and am trying desperately to find affordable housing, if any exists there besides maybe the Co-op building.

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Purchase Info Request II

In the vein of a recent post to iBratt, does anyone have information on how to dispell a curse or a hex, from a Voodoo doll or otherwise?  Some may see this as a frivolous request but it is not.  Confirmation that there is, indeed, a curse applied would hopefully be part of the protocol.

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Microsoft WORD Advice

In Microsoft WORD 10, I can no longer draw horizontal lines using ### (+ enter), - - - (+ enter)  or = = =(+ enter).

How can I restore this function?

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Purchase Info Request

Anyone know where to buy a voodoo doll in town?

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Disabled Parking in Brattleboro?

Hi folks -

I've looked on the parking enforcement website but cannot find any information concerning Disabled Parking. Is it free? Can a person park there all day?

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Incident at Williams Street?

Something like a traffic accident happened at the Elliot-Williams-Frost-Union intersection @ about 6PM Wednesday the 18th.

Anybody know anything?

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iBrattleboro Poll

Brattleboro should continue to fund and staff an Energy Coordinator position...

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