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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?


Summer Ski Jump?

The advance weather forecasts for the mid-February ski jump look good. More snow, perhaps, comes later in the week.

I was reading minutes of old Selectboard meetings from the 1950's and noticed a mention of permission being granted for a banner to be hung advertising the Summer Ski Jump.

What was the Summer Ski Jump and why don't we do it nowadays?


Reformer's Valentine's Day Scramble?

Anyone figure out DSINEOHTR SUBS?


Putney Road Traffic

I had occasion to travel Putney Road today (Thursday) form about 3 till about 5, from the Common to Black Mtn. Rd..

For this entire time, traffic was bumper-to-bumper heading North.

Southbound was normal.

Does anybody know why the Northbound traffic was so slow?


Do You Have A Tripod Or Tripod Adaptor for a Smartphone I Can Have/Borrow?

I urgently need a tripod or tripod adaptor that will hold a Smartphone. I can't find one in any local stores and the one I ordered online got lost in the mail. (I'm having really bad luck with this!!) I need this for a project that is due THIS FRIDAY 1/31/2014! So I need this in my hands absolutely no later than Wednesday (but tomorrow, Tuesday, would be better!!!).

Please please please email me if you can help me out! You'd be helping out a poor artist with big dreams who's desperately trying to make a video for a contest with a cash prize she really needs!!! I can return it to you on Saturday if you want it back. I can meet you at the Cotton Mill.


Double Exhaust?

Maybe car folks know the answer. Why are there more cars and trucks on the road with double exhaust systems? Isn't one expensive enough?

It seems that whenever I'm stuck behind one, the smell of exhaust is amplified with these double muffler and tailpipe combos.


Incident at BUHS?

Just received a call from B.U.H.S. about some incident that occurred a the school yesterday involving a couple of students and police.

Does anyone have any information?


iBrattleboro Poll

60 degree temperatures in Brattleboro in February are