VFW $6 Lunch Specials Open to the Public 11-5 to 11-9

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


Playground Install Hacks at Crowell Park Trees

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New playground apparatus set up under park’s Old Spruce Tree’s root system severely hacked away on one entire side, couldn’t this have been avoided working to preserve established root span area in combination with planning new equipment? poor planning of placement and excavation work by rec park.


The Green Leaves of Autumn

It’s already the end of October, and the leaves have just started falling. BUT, they’re almost all still green. What’s up? Is this due to global and local warming?


Brattleboro VFW Spaghetti Dinner Fri. Nov. 2nd. Public Welcome

Brattleboro VFW Post #1034 located at 40 Black Mountain Road will be having a spaghetti and homemade meatball dinner Friday Nov. 2nd. Includes a salad, garlic bread, and blueberry shortcake for dessert.Cost is $10.
Our regular menu items will also be available at their regular prices. (Burgers, wings, etc.)
Dinner will be served from 4pm – 7 pm. The public is invited to attend this meal, which will be served in the canteen like our lunches.


VFW $6 Lunch Specials 10-29 to 11-2 Open to the Public

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


Passing of Joe Crompton

Joe Crompton

Longtime friend Joe Crompton passed away under the full moon.

You know Joe if you shopped at the Co-op. He was the sausage-making meat expert in the butcher area.

You know Joe if you worked at the Co-op. He kept a constant eye on management and was a leading advocate for the union. He spent many a year trying to get better situations for employees, which paid off in recent years with a succesful union vote.


Special Meeting Brattleboro Selectboard with Governor Phil Scott and Members of the Cabinet

Everyone is welcome to join Governor Phil Scott, members of the Cabinet, and the Brattleboro Selectboard, from 10:30 – 11:30 am on Tuesday, Oct. 23, for a special meeting in the Community Meeting Room at Brooks Memorial Library. Discussion topics will include (but might not be limited to):

Summary of Current Projects and Events in Brattleboro
Thank You for State Partnership and Support
Opportunities for Additional Shared Successes
Regional Economic Hubs
Transportation Matters
Matters of Social Equity and Public Safety


VFW $6 Lunch Specials Open to the Public 10-22 to 10-26

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

Mon – chicken cordon bleu w/ mashed potato, gravy & veg


Oct 25 Meeting About Preventing Harm to Brattleboro Residents from Opiods and other Drugs

Many people in Brattleboro are aware that opioids and other drugs harm some of our community members.  One organization that works on this problem is the Brattleboro Area Prevention Coalition, or BAPC, for short. Among other things,  BAPC members help facilitate the collection of unused opioids like oxycontin, so that they can be removed from Brattleboro, and disposed of; help smokers who want to quit find the resources to do so; help local bars train their staff so that they don’t accidentally serve teenagers; teach young children how to avoid getting poisoned by pills that look like candy, and many other harm-prevention related activities.


Capitol for a Day! Vermont Department of Taxes: Land Gains Tax Efficiencies

Join us on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 1:30 – 2:15 pm as Tax Commissioner Kaj Samsom, and Tax Economist and Director of Policy Douglas Farnham, offer a brainstorming session about efficiencies, and discuss possible changes to legislation regarding Land Gains Tax.

This is the third in a series of events here at Brooks Memorial Library for the Governor Scott’s “Capitol for a Day” initiative, and will be held in the second floor Community Meeting Room.


Capitol for a Day! LiveWell Vermont: Natural Remedies

Join us on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 10:30-11:30 am for aLiveWell Vermont presentation about natural remedies. This is the first in a series of events here at Brooks Memorial Library for the Governor Scott’s “Capitol for a Day” initiative.

They will present information about natural ways to alleviate pain, and a variety of other complementary medicines in the second floor Community Meeting Room. This event is FREE and open to EVERYONE!


Capitol for a Day! Roundtable Discussion: Recent Tax Legislation

Join us on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 2:30 – 3:45 pm for a Roundtable Discussion, with Tax Commissioner Kaj Samsom, and Tax Economist and Director of Policy Douglas Farnham. The topics will include:

Vermont’s response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA)
Regulation of Short-Term Rental operations
2019, what you might see in the legislative year ahead
Open forum, hearing your concerns and fielding your questions related to taxes


Free Workshop: Managing Health Care Expenses in Retirement

Join us at Brooks Memorial Library on Wednesday, October 17th at 7pm for the educational workshop, “Managing Health Care Expenses in Retirement: What Baby Boomers Need to Know About Medicare and Long-Term Care.”

A health care crisis is looming in this country, and it is essential for baby boomers to understand what they need to do to prepare for it financially.


Out in the Open Summit for Rural & Small Town LGBTQ Folks | Brattleboro | Nov. 9-11

Brattleboro, Vermont  – November 9-11th, an anticipated 75 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people living in small towns and rural communities from around the Northeast will gather for the fourth annual Out in the Open Summit for rural & small town LGBTQ folks.

Out in the Open is convened by Brattleboro, Vermont-based Green Mountain Crossroads (GMC), whose mission is to connect rural LGBTQ people to build community, visibility, knowledge, and power. Summit attendance is open to any LGBTQ-identified person of rural and/or small town experience. People attended the 2017 event from communities near and far including: California, New Jersey, Oregon, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York.


The Mildew Summer

I thought it was just us. All summer long, mildew seemed to be taking hold all over the house. As we packed boxes and got furniture ready to be moved, we wiped mildew off off just about everything.

We did have incredibly high humidity all summer long, and some tropical days for sure. But this seemed a bit extreme. It was as if you’d wipe mildew off a surface and it would start right back.


Plans for Refurbished Ski Jump at Living Memorial Park

Brian Bannon sent along the following PDF drawing of the proposed plans for the ski jump at Living Memorial Park. It features a new wooden inrun trestle (the jump) and an altered hill profile (landing).

Much of the work is to prepare the hill, including installing silt fences to help with erosion, clearing the hillside, stripping the topsoil, re-grading, and re-seeding.  The structure ends near the ballfield, and the bleachers will be moved.