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Brattleboro Parking Rules

Does anyone know if there are town regulations about taking up more than one parking space on a public street? There are 2 public parking spaces directly in front of my house. One of the tenants in my building insists on parking in the middle of the spaces- making it impossible for another person to park in front of or behind her. This is not an occasional occurrence- she does this 24/7 and often does not move her vehicle for days at a time. It makes it impossible when anyone comes to visit and for deliveries of any kind. I get medical transportation to all of my doctor's appointments and the van has to either pull onto a side street or park in the middle of the street. It's particularly difficult when I am on crutches - which I currently am.


Home Depot?

Hey, does anyone know what's going on at Home Depot? The For Lease sign is still on the building, but there are construction people Doing Things inside...


Brooks Library, or Brooks Memorial Library?

I've always called our library the Brooks Memorial Library, think that "Memorial" was part of the name. More recently I've seen official library announcements in which it is called, simply, Brooks Library.

My question: which is it? Was the name officially shortened? Was it never as long as I thought?

I like to use the right name, but also don't mind shaving off a few letters from a frequently-typed phrase.

What say ye?


Curious - Why No Carnivals With Rides in Brattleboro?

I was driving by Bondville yesterday and they were having the Bondville Fair, complete with rides such as Tilt a Whirls, Scramblers, giant slides, merry go rounds, and a Ferris Wheel and it got me thinking: Why doesn't Brattleboro ever hold a carnival, with a midway, rides, food trucks, games, and so on?

No handfuls of tickets, no stepping over power cables, no sound of generators, no sight of colorful lights at the edges of every ride or booth.


Short Distance Moving Around Brattleboro?

Does anyone know of someone  I can hire to move one couch out of my Oak St. place and take it to the dump and move another couch into my house from West Brattleboro. I'm sure there must be somebody in the Brattleboro area who does this kind of thing but I haven't been able to locate anyone. Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks!

Kris Alden


Our Town's ?

What's the latest on the skatepark, haven't heard much about this in awhile?


Greyhound In Brattleboro?

Has Greyhound bus service been restored in Brattleboro yet? if so, where does the bus stop in Brattleboro? I am thinking about taking a trip there and I am assessing all transportation options.


Brattleboro Freecycle?

Anyone know what's going on with Brattleboro Freecycle? It seemed to be working just fine, then it got changed, and now it appears to be non-existent.


Who Is This?

This guy keeps popping up on my email page.

Who is he? I think he may be a Hollywood guy.


Got Noise?

Do you experience noise disturbance from DMI Paving on Brook/Birge Street or from Cersosimo Kiln Dry on Frost Street between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. If so, please write to us at feetneighborhood@gmail.com and share your stories. Thanks! Rabiah


Plastic Bottles

Plastic bottles were first used commercially in 1947. They quickly became popular with both manufacturers and customers due to their lightweight nature and relatively low production and transportation costs compared with glass bottles. However, the biggest advantage plastic bottles have over glass, is their superior resistance to breakage, in both production and transportation. Except for wine and beer, the food industry has almost completely replaced glass with plastic bottles. (Wikipedia)


Amy's Closing?

I heard that Amy's is closing. Is there any truth to this?


Avi's Hotdog Cart?

I've noticed that Avi isn't downtown yet with his hotdog cart.  I miss him, even though I rarely eat hotdogs.  Things really aren't the same without him! Anyone know what's up?


What's Going On At The Old Spic & Span?

There’s been a lot of activity at this building (Across from the Firehouse). Last week saw a huge delivery of building materials. Last fall, they put on a new roof. Today they seem to be taking it off again. Are they planning a second floor?  The guys there say it's going to be an arts center of some sort.


Looking for a Van De Graaff Generator To Rent/Borrow

Here is by far the oddest and coolest thing I have searched out locally. I am looking to rent or borrow, (will not have time to make) a Van de Graff Generator.

Does anyone out there have a lead on one?


Looking for 2 People and a Truck in Brattleboro

Sometime in the next 2 weeks I am getting a couch from a house in Brattleboro. I need to have my old couch moved out of my apartment and disposed of- taken to the dump, I guess. Then I need the new couch moved to my house. Looking for recommendations for someone who does short distance moving for a reasonable price and could do it with just a couple of days notice.

I have tried Brattleboro Time Trade but no luck yet.

Two strong bodies needed -both couches are heavy.


Two Simple Questions

I understand that last night the DRB was to vote on opening the Harmony Lot tunnel to auto traffic again.  Does anybody know the result of that vote?

What were the final results of the "Safe and Secure" poll you did Chris? 



PAYT Mailing

PAYT mailing came today with a colorful glossy insert. That can't be cheap. The "instructions" say that each trash barrel can only weigh 40 lbs. or it won't be picked up.How does one determine exactly what their trash barrel weighs? The bags come in 15 and 32 gallon bags but each tenant will be throwing out different things which will weigh different amounts.

So, do we all invest in "trash barrel scales" to make sure we are in compliance with yet another rule? Should each person have their very own trash barrel - perhaps color coordinated with the yellow and purple PAYT bags? Oh, wait..that might make it too difficult for the drivers to easily identify or perhaps would confuse those neighbors who are actively asserting peer pressure to make sure we're all in line.


Brattleboro Silk Screener Recommendations?

Can someone in the iBrattleboro community recommend a quality silk screener for T-shirts? I'm looking for someone who can print with the Boston Red Sox lettering/font. Thanks, y'all!


Looking For a New Primary Care Physician in Brattleboro

I moved to Brattleboro in 2010 am am required by my health insurance to have a PCP (primary care physician). The first physician I found to be my PCP retired. The second just told me she is closing her practice. So for the 3rd time in 4 years I am looking for a PCP.

I have a challenging health condition that cannot go untreated. I am looking for suggestions for an MD or NP. I prefer a woman, and I will not go to Brattleboro Primary Care. Any ideas?


iBrattleboro Poll

So far, this summer has had too much