Heat Pump Questions

I am considering purchase of a heat pump. I want to understand my choices an make a good decision. 

Last year I had a visit from an Fujitsu installer, but for several reasons I did not feel comfortable making a decision,  

For one thing: How could I be confident in the brand selection since he was not also a Mitsubishi installer? He told me that Fujitsu is better, but how could I consider that to be impartial advice? 


Middle School Girls Soccer Camp Scheduled for August 5-9

A new camp for middle school girls will run August 5 to 9 this summer, focusing on soccer and leadership skills. Sponsored by the Putney Soccer Club, the camp is open to girls who are completing grades 6, 7 or 8 this spring and will be held on the grounds of Hilltop Montessori School in Brattleboro, VT.

The coaching staff will be drawn from among high school soccer coaches at Brattleboro Union High School and The Putney School.


VFW $6 Lunch Specials Open to the Public 4-15 to 4-19

The Brattleboro VFW located at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Mon-Fri from 11:30 – 1:30. Specials listed below are only $6 a plate. Hand made burger, fries, sweet potato fries, wings, onion rings, soups and sandwiches are also available. Take outs available by calling 257-0438


Old News Questions Answered: Yes, BMH Closed ICU in 2018

BMH Brattleboro VT

Recently, the question has been posed to iBrattleboro: Has the Intensive Care Unit at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital closed or is it going to be closed? Not knowing ourselves, we called Brattleboro Memorial Hospital to ask. The answer is yes, the ICU is closed and has been for almost a year.

According to Gina Pattison, a BMH public affairs representative, the ICU at Brattleboro Memorial closed officially in June 2018 when the unit was physically removed. In its place is what is called a PCU or Progressive Care Unit, which provides a notch lower level of care than an ICU but makes more efficient use of nursing staff. The Hospital reps we spoke to made clear, however, that this change has not affected patient care.


VFW $6 Lunch Specials Open to the Public 4-8 to 4-12

The Brattleboro VFW located at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch. Lunch is served Mon-Fri from 11:30 – 1:30. Specials listed below are only $6 a plate. Hand made burger, fries, sweet potato fries, wings, onion rings, soups and sandwiches are also available. Take outs available by calling 257-0438


Windham Regional Commission Receives Funding to Launch Forest Connectivity Collaborative 

The Windham Regional Commission (WRC) is pleased to announce that it has received funding from the High Meadows Fund’s Forest Health and Integrity program, for the launch of the project entitled, “Windham Connectivity Collaborative: A scale-hopping approach to conservation planning in southeastern Vermont.”

Emily Davis is the WRC’s natural resources planner and project point person, and she says that, “the Windham Regional Commission has always been committed to sound conservation planning. But recently, we’ve wanted to more systematically unite the many smaller, local, conservation efforts under one comprehensive conservation strategy for southeastern Vermont. These groups, along with our town conservation commissions, have exhibited grassroots leadership.  They do such great work with relatively few resources, and we’re pleased to be able to support their work through capacity-building, project coordination, and strategic collaboration.”


VFW $6 Lunch Specials Open to the Public 4-1 to 4-5

The Brattleboro VFW located at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch and breakfast this Saturday. Lunch is served Mon-Fri from 11:30 – 1:30. Specials listed below are only $6 a plate. Hand made burger, fries, sweet potato fries, wings, onion rings, soups and sandwiches are also available. Take outs available by calling 257-0438


The Princess, The Pirate and The Pea by Crabgrass Theatre

Sandglass Theater’s beloved Winter Sunshine series concludes the 12th season of family puppet shows with The Pirate, The Princess and The Pea by Crabgrass Puppet Theatre on Saturday March 30th at 11 am and 2 pm at Sandglass Theater.

A special event for the whole family, Winter Sunshine is an experience unique to this area. Munch on cookies and sip Burdick’s hot chocolate in the lobby as you peruse the Sandglass gift shop, and then cozy in the theater for a colorful adventure.


VFW $6 Lunch Specials 3-25 to 3-29 Open to the Public

The Brattleboro VFW located at 40 Black Mountain Road is open to the public for lunch and breakfast this Saturday. Lunch is served Mon-Fri from 11:30 – 1:30. Specials listed below are only $6 a plate. Hand made burger, fries, sweet potato fries, wings, onion rings, soups and sandwiches are also available. Take outs available by calling 257-0438

Mon – reuben sandwich w/ potato chips


Brattleboro Dog and Wolf-Hybrid Licenses Due

Brattleboro dog and wolf-hybrid licenses are due on or before April 1. Vermont dogs and wolf-hybrids 6 months of age and older must be licensed on or before April 1.  For dogs not previously licensed in Brattleboro, a first-time license must be obtained in person from the Town Clerk’s office.   Licenses being renewed may be processed in the Town Clerk’s office, through the mail or online atwww.brattleboro.org.  

Vaccination against rabies is required by Vermont Statutes before licensing.  A current vaccination means:


Sugar House Tour in Guilford Saturday

Windham Regional Woodlands Association (WRWA) is sponsoring its annual Sugar House Tour on Saturday. Each year WRWA showcases a different sugaring operation. This year East Hill Farm will be hosting the tour of their traditional wood fired sugaring operation with about 1050 taps on a pipeline, of which 400 are on 3/16” gravity line and an additional 700 taps with a light vacuum. In recognition of the old ways, they set out one to two hundred buckets.


Generation Zapped: Award-Winning Documentary

Zapped Poster

At 6:30 pm on Wednesday, April 3, Generation Zapped, an award-winning documentary about the possible effects of wireless technology will be shown at the Brattleboro Coop Community Room, 7 Canal Street, Brattleboro, VT 05301

Generation Zapped reveals the evidence for impacts on our health, moods, behaviors, fertility, and brain function.


Compassion and Human Services: A Free Discussion Panel

Join us at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, March 27th, at Brooks Memorial Library, as Compassionate Brattleboro brings speakers from around the community together for an FREE, open panel discussion. Speakers will include: Chloe Learey and Margaret Atkinson of Winston Prouty Center; David Schoales, Moderator.


VISION 2020: Global Climate Change Advocate Dr. Edward Cameron, with the Climate Café

At 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 2, Brooks Memorial Library and the Climate Café are pleased to welcome back Dr. Edward Cameron, a global climate change advocate with many years of experience working with the EU and other international organizations to to support bold actions towards the  pursuit of a low-carbon, climate-resilient and inclusive global economy.

In this presentation, he will present the key lessons from the IPCC 1.5C report and outline a vision for building a low-carbon, climate-resilient and inclusive economy in Vermont, throughout the United States, and across the globe. He will look beyond challenges towards climate change, and explore how each of us can use this moment to build a just and sustainable world for all.