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Does Anyone Know What Happened To Cathy Barrows?

Cathy Barrows has been our Animal Control Officer for many years but she no longer is. Questioning at the Police Dept. brings "I don't know" answers, as does asking at the Town Clerk's office. Seems hush hush to me, but I think the public should know what happened to this loyal and knowledgable woman after so many years in the position. Does anyone know?


Sewage Smell in Brattleboro?

Has anyone else smelled raw sewage around the corner of Canal and Main St? The smell intermittently permeates the area, all the way down a little into Hinsdale on the way to Walmart, depending on which way the wind is blowing. 

Is it coming from Brattleboro's new wastewater treatment plant? We shouldn't be smelling that in town, especially the downtown area where there's a relative high number of people. So disgusting, just another reason to move.


Just Want to Know...

...how much snow Bratt got and what the current wind chill is up there.


Showing Someone Around Brattleboro?

I've lived here for 15 years. I know there are so many amazing things about the Brattleboro area, but fear that like most folks, I've become blind to some of them due to familiarity.  

I have a friend from out of town coming for a week.  Suggestions on local must-do's? Hidden gems? Things I may have forgotten we have?

I've got local restaurants covered.  We'll definitely take in a movie at the Latchis.  Visiting the Brattleboro Museum is on the agenda. If the weather cooperates, we'll hike the Retreat trails and maybe Fort Dummer. 

Thanks for your suggestions!


Name of Store With $50 Eyeglasses?

I have a prescription and am now trying to remember the name of this store in or near Colony Mill in Keene, NH where I once bought glasses for $50. Does anyone know if this store still exists, and if yes, its name and/or location?

Or, any other place for cheap prescription glasses.


Recommendations For General Practitioners Around Brattleboro?

I'm looking for suggestions and advice about finding a general practitioner, preferably someone who knows about lumps.  Any suggestions and advice are welcome. Thank you.


Last Minute Plow Help Around Brattleboro?

My regular plow guy is out of commission, and I didn't realize it until now (got my dates mixed up).  Anyone know someone who is still plowing who might be able to do a small in-town driveway?  It usually takes my regular guy 2-3 passes.  I'm willing to pay any reasonable fee.


Need to Know Before I Come to Town...

Does the Greyhound bus stop in Brattleboro, VT and if so, where?


Did Anyone Get Sick Dec. 8 After Cotton Mill Visit?

Did anyone else get sick after eating carrot soup at the Cotton Mill Open House on Sunday? I'm sick as a dog, and trying to figure out if it's food poisoning or a virus.


Is Anyone Collecting Winter Coats in Brattleboro This Year?

In years past, you could donate winter coats at Mason Lodge or Drop In Center.

Is this happening again?


LCD Projector Repair Near Brattleboro?

Is there any place locally that can repair an LCD projector?  Ours at the Humane Society is on the fritz, and we definitely don't have the funds to replace it.  If it makes any difference it is an IBM M400.

Thanks in advance for any help.


Robbery at America's Best Inn on Putney Road?

Has anyone heard anything about a robbery early this morning at the America's Best Inn on Putney Road? Allegedly, the desk clerk was assulted and injured.


Best Buy On Telephone/Internet Bundle In Brattleboro?

This television-free home is looking for the most inexpensive landline/Internet package in Brattleboro … any suggestions?


Brattleboro Jelly Company?

This morning I was at Dental Health on Western Avenue and while I was there I saw some really interesting product labels from the Brattleboro Jelly Company. Dr. Neumeister had them mated and framed and they looked like they were probably from the early 1900’s. I looked online and I found other vintage Brattleboro Jelly Company labels for sale. Amazon.com even sells a canvas reproduction of the company’s maple syrup label. But I couldn’t find any information on the company itself.

Where was it located? Who owned it? When was the company in business? I have a feeling that there’s an interesting story behind those labels and I’m hoping that someone on ibrattleboro knows it and is willing to share.

Ken Brace


Getting Married in Brattleboro. Recommendations for Justice of the Peace or Other Officiants?

We have recently relocated to Brattleboro and are getting married! Being new to town, we are overwelmed by the choices of JPs and other officiants in the area. We have no history or familiarity with any of them. I was unable to find much online for most of the JPs in town, although for a few I did uncover some town involvement and newspaper quotes over the years.

These are the currently serving Justices of the Peace:

I'd expect we aren't alone in wondering who to call first; Brattleboro is a destination town, and  I'd imagine people visit here to get married, and have the same questions as us.


Help Needed For Elliot Street Pets?

Is there any need for pet food/care donations for the families displaced by the fire?


Major Fire on Elliot Street

Anyone have details on a multiple-alarm house or apartment building fire on Elliot Street? Smoke spreading for blocks around ...


Single Payer in Vermont?

Can anyone explain how the "Single Payer Medical Insurance" for Vermont will affect me. I'm so confused. Will it interfere with "Affordable Care Act"? I have MVP through my employer. Will I be able to pick my own Insurance? Someone told me that paying for my insurance will not come out of my paycheck and that it will come out of my taxes? Any truth to that?



Refrigerator Repair in Brattleboro Area?

Who do you recommend for refrigerator repair in the Brattleboro area?


Corn Maze?

Does anyone know of a corn maze in this area that's open now? It looks like the one in Guilford doesn't open until Columbus Day weekend. Thanks!


iBrattleboro Poll

60 degree temperatures in Brattleboro in February are