Is This A Scam?

I received a letter – that talks about a local neighborhood online network called Nextdoor Brattleboro..

It says my street name in the head line of the text.

Is this for real?


Election Results?

There was an election yesterday to choose directors for the new district school board.  Admittedly, it was a pretty low-profile affair.   None of the local media have reported the results (the newspapers, of course, went to press too early to await the results, and the local radio station seemed oblivious; nothing posted in the WSESU website, either, tho they were the ones tallying the returns.)


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? 


Post Office Protester?

Whatever happened to the man who used to protest something unspecified in front of the Main Street post office always trailing computer print-out pages that he regularly stopped to switch with other trailing computer print-out pages from the back seat of his car?


Mystery Triangle

The image in this article is a book cover showing the 3 Giza pyramids in Egypt.

At the lower right, you see sort of a green triangle. It’s not something I would expect to see next to the pyramids.

Can anybody guess what it really is?


Drone of Leaf Blowers

Is anyone addressing the annoying and endless drone of leaf blowers? Do we live in Vermont to listen to this noise hours on end? Killing the silence of our rural life. I know California has laws regarding them. We should at least have hours of day and limits to how much of this we who live here have to put up with listening to them. Thoughts?


Navel Gazing

According to the Abrahamic religions, Adam and Eve were the first man and woman. In the Book of Genesis, God fashioned Adam from dust and placed him in the Garden of Eden.

Subsequently, Eve is created from one of Adam’s ribs to be Adam’s companion. Notice that neither was “Born of woman” in the traditional manner.


Amtrak on Time?

I’m to meet someone coming in on the northbound at Brattleboro and am wondering whether the train is tending to run more-or-less on time? Used to be a variable of a half hour or so, but it’s my sense that the operation has been improving. I expect someone on this site has good, recent experience to report. Thanks.


What Do People Think About Alex Jones Being Banned?

Right-wing conspiracy nut Alex Jones has recently been banned from Facebooks, Youtube, and other sites for violating their hate speech policies.

According to an article published by PolitiFact:

“What sparked their removal? The idea is similar throughout: Jones violated the social media platforms’ hate speech policies.