This article by Bob Audette originally appeared July 19 in the Brattleboro Reformer.
BRATTLEBORO — The outside temperature has dropped significantly in the last two weeks, but it’s still hot in the Samuel Elliot High Rise, and it’s not just a thermometer reading.
“I have lived here for 15 years and for 14 of those years I have had an in-window air-conditioning unit,” said Judith Ressler.
Recently, the Brattleboro Housing Partnership, which owns and manages the 62-unit apartment building on Elliot Street, removed the in-window units.
“They want us to get floor models,” said Ressler.
“It’s unfair,” said Elizabeth Snyder, who has collected a petition with 34 signatures requesting the return of their in-window units. “We had a meeting eight months ago and we were told floor units cost $100 but they’re anywhere between $260 and $450 each.”
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