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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!


Brattleboro Area Electrician and Handyman for Small Jobs?

Any recommendations for electrician for small jobs? The ones I know either cost a fortune or don't arrive. Also, handyman for glazing a few new small panes. Thank you so much.


Local Eye Doctor?

Can anyone recommend a good eye doctor in Brattleboro? I just need an eye exam sometime in the next 2 weeks. Thanks!


Reupholsterer Wanted

Two people have told me about a reupholsterer in Newfane but I can't find any ads or contact info. Does anybody know a chair reupholsterer who does the whole deal- springs, stuffing, fabric- in Newfane or anywhere in the area?? Thanks in advance. 


Connecticut River Plume?

Here’s a satellite view of Yankee from MapQuest.

Observe the plume of water entering the Connecticut.

Does it contain any nasty stuff?


Anyone Near Brattleboro That Can Help Move A Piano?

Upright piano on first floor needs to be removed. Someone on freecycle will take it if I get it out of the house. Any suggestions for hale and hearty people? Thanx


To Free or Not to Free

Do they still charge you on the Brattleboro Reformer's website if you read more than a certain number of articles?


Linoleum Flooring


I need the linoleum (yes, linoleum) redone in two smallish areas - bath and laundry room floors re-done asap.

Any suggestions? Thank you.


Lucite Embedment

Was wondering if anyone out there can refer me to a source selling "do it yourself" Lucite or Acrylic embedment kits I can order to preserve a dried specimen in a clear, translucent block maybe 2" thick x3" wide and  6' long. The found object, a crayfish is very fragile but completely dried out. Is this a difficult process with mixing exact proportions while trying to beat the clock before it sets up and how do you avoid air bubbles, is it expensive and what accessories do you need to complete a project?? Thanks if you can help


iBrattleboro Poll

If a big wildfire was coming toward Brattleboro, I would most likely