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Where Would You Go?

I've a weeklong visitor coming and need ideas of where to take an older, low key guy with walking problems. Ideas please!?

Thanks in advance!


Is Quick Cash Possible in the Digital Age?

With everything digital, what do the kids sell when they need some quick cash nowadays?

In the olden days of, say, the 1990s, we had physical CD’s, albums, books and such that cold be sold relatively easily for cash. The quick cash would often help us young folk survive a few more days until payday.

Increasingly, everything is on hard drives. What do young people do now when they need a few dollars to smooth their cash flow issues?


Use of GPS Attached to Dashboard or Windshield

I just bought a GPS unit. Since I recently learned that ornaments hanging from the windshield mirror are illegal, as they obstruct the driver's vision, I am wondering if there are any restrictions to the use of a GPS monitor and how it is mounted. I need to be able to read it, but I don't need a ticket.



Can Anyone Help with a Projector?

Hi Neighbors,

Liz Johndrow of the Nicaragua Pueblo Project is giving a presentation at the Brattleboro Library on Tuesday and she is in need of a projector to show slides and a video from her computer. Do you have one, or do you know of a person or organization that might have one we can borrow for the evening?


Can Anyone Identify This Beautiful Tree?

Can anyone identify the species of this beautiful multi-trunked tree in the Common?  

It is approximately aligned with #38 Park Place and one of the crosswalks and, if you are looking into the Common from the sidewalk, it is straight back from the Memorial Tree Plaque.


Organic Straw Near Brattleboro?

Where can I get a bale or two of organic straw nearby?


Town Meeting Representatives Gathering Info?

Are any Town Meeting representatives surveying their constituents? Are any of the district reps planning on holding meetings to discuss the revised budget?


End-Of-The-World Blues

what do you do when you've got the end-of-the-world blues? You know: I ice is melting, our pollinators are dying, the sea is rising, the West Coast is burning, the East Coast is losing it’s beach front houses, fracking is depleting water supplies in America's driest areas, landslides, sink holes, tornadoes, typhoons, earthquakes, fake clouds, drones, economy crashing, oil slicks, tsunamis, big floods, big droughts, nuclear pollution, air pollution, noise pollution, all this makes me sick!…need I say more? what-what-what do you do when this gets you down?


Tenants Rights Organization in Brattleboro?

Hi fellow ibrattleboro-ians,

Does anyone know if there ia any kind of tenant rights organization or advocacy program available to low income residents in Brattleboro? I'm having an issue in my current apartment regarding a tenant smoking in a porch area that is the only access to my apartment. I was told that the building I live in was a smoke free building including common areas and despite the fact that the porch is technically outside this tenant's cigarette smoke comes in my windows and every time I enter and exit my home I have to walk through a cloud of smoke. I have serious medical issues that are being made worse by this constant exposure to second hand smoke.

I'm looking for some legal advice as to how address this issue. Thanks.


Irradiated Water Mailings?

I've heard about a mass mailing pertaining to irradiated water that could potentially affect residents of Brattleboro. I live outside of town, so I haven't actually seen the mailing, but wondered who it was sent by. Also, what's the deal with signing up for some type of pill just in case? I'm not trying to stir people up, I just wonder if anyone has more information about this mailing.


Any Makers in Brattleboro?

I participated in a Maker Faire on Cape Cod this weekend - wondering if anyone has tried to get a group going in Brattleboro? Seems like we have a lot of people around here who could contribute awesome exhibits and it's a nice family-friendly attraction. The small Faire last weekend drew about 1000 people.



Dandelions Near Brattleboro?

Anyone know a place, preferably in town or not very far off, to pick unsprayed dandelion leaves?  Thanks!


Facebook Removals

Is there any way to remove stuff that other people put on your Facebook page? 

It does not seem right that someone else can fill your page with tasteless material.


Is 5 Guys Coming to Brattleboro?

I have been hearing that 5 Guys restaurant is coming to the old Pizza Hut location. But then I just heard that they could not be approved for a big enough sign by the town, so they went packing.

Does anyone know anything about this?


Local CSAs This Year?

Anyone know what area CSAs are operating and taking new customers this year?



Hey, I have heard rumors of a program starting up in Brattleboro called solarize.  The rumors say it is about bringing the cost way down for home solar electric systems.  Does anyone have information?  I can find nothing on the town website or on iBrattleboro.


Honest Brattleboro Area Plumber Recommendations?

Anyone know a good, reasonably priced plumber to install a kitchen sink?


Does Anyone Know the Seating Capacity For the Old Town Hall?

I was wondering if anyone can tell me the seating capacity of the old town hall in Brattleboro. Specifically, I'm wondering how many people could fit into the second floor of the building.

Anyone have a solid number to offer?


Brattleboro School Board Candidates?

I am curious as to who is running for the Brattleboro Town School Board this year.


What Going On With The Brattleboro Traffic Lights?

It has been a week of blinking traffic lights in Brattleboro.  Any idea as to why this is happening and when it will be fixed?


iBrattleboro Poll

So far, this summer has had too much