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America, Brandon welcomes immigrants: New citizens sworn in at Neshobe School

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Evan Johnson



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BRANDON — They came from Thailand, Somalia, the Philippines, Canada, Sweden, Mali, Bhutan and more, but at the end of the May 10 naturalization ceremony at the Neshobe Elementary School in Brandon, 62 candidates from 29 countries left as Americans.

The event filled the school auditorium with elected officials, area residents, students and teachers. Even U.S. Rep. Peter Welch was on hand to be the first to welcome the newest citizens, the largest group ever gathered for the annual ceremony in Brandon.

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Brandon man recalls his father in his 1928 Willys Whippet

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Sanford Rouse



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I was also born in May 1928. Seen here is my foster grandfather Jonas Birchard standing beside his Whippet sedan, which was also a vintage 1928.

There were only 500 Whippet cars manufactured by the Willys company back then. The car was only geared up to do 55 mph. Notice the wooden spokes in the wheels of the tires.

The photo was taken at East Shoreham Railroad Station. I think the tall man beside Jonas Birchard is Gene Platt, the station agent.

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Brandon to celebrate end of 'big dig' on May 21

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Workers have paved the final portion of Route 7 over the new overflow culvert in the center of downtown Brandon. Now, local residents and business owners are ready to celebrate the end of the six-month long project — and the impending start to the long-awaited upgrade of Route 7 in Brandon.

The Even Better Brandon/Segment 6 project is slated to start in June, and a kick-off party is planned for Sunday, May 21, at the Brandon Town Hall.

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A splash of color: Painter Norma Montaigne's work on view in Brandon

Posted on May 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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National expert battles opiate epidemic: Whiting native returns, helps fight addiction crisis

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Ldd J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Richard Rawson graduated from Otter Valley Union High School in 1968, earned B.S. and a Ph.D. degrees in psychology from the University of Vermont and went on to become a preeminent researcher in the area of opiate addiction and abuse. He spent 40 years overseeing clinical trials on pharmacological and psychosocial addiction treatments.

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Brandon Artists Guild features wildlife woodcarvings and floral photographs

Posted on May 11, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — The BAG (Brandon Artists Guild) welcomes spring with a new exhibit of floral photographs by Richard Conrad and wildlife woodcarving by William Barnard. The show, “Fish, Fowl & Flowers” runs May 3-June 27. 

Vermont artists Barnard and Conrad both find inspiration from observing nature, sometimes with scientific precision. 

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Solar project gets approval in Brandon

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The Brandon selectboard has given its blessing to another solar project in town.

Mike Norris of Norris Brothers Solar Development of New Haven appeared before the board on April 24 to request a letter of support for a 500-kilowatt solar array on 3.75 acres next to the Smoke Rise Quarry off Route 7 north of downtown.

Norris said he and his brother Pete started the solar company three years ago with the goal of building smaller, 150- to 500-kilowatt solar projects.

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Opiate talk to be held in Brandon

Posted on April 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON  — A researcher well versed in the drug problem will present a talk titled “Treatment of Opiate Addiction in Vermont, Is it Working?” in Brandon on April 27, 7-8:30 p.m. at the Brandon Inn.

Richard Rawson, PhD, is a research professor at the Center for Behavior and Health at the University of Vermont and a professor emeritus in the UCLA School of Medicine. He has a 40-year history of addiction research and treatment at UCLA, where he has conducted research on many forms of addiction treatment.

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Otter Valley Union High School honor roll

Posted on April 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The following students at Otter Valley Union High School were recognized for academic achievement during the second marking period of the 2016-2017 academic year.

GRADE 7

Principal’s List:Hayden Bernhardt, Erika Chapin, Marissa Connors, Olivia Depatie, Sienna Diezel, Jamie Dube-Bordeau, Alexandria Griffin, Alice Keith, Anna Kerr, Lucas Klein, Josephine LaRock, Tyson Stickney, Umaryn Swift, and Kieran Williams

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Daymark performs Irish music with swagger

Posted on March 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Daymark is an international trio performing traditional Irish music infused with infectious energy, raw power and Northern swagger. The group performs at Brandon Music on Friday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. Fusing the talents of Will Woodson (flute, border pipes), Dan Foster (fiddle) and Eric McDonald (guitar, vocals), the group presents a classic blend of wind and string as driving flute meets virtuosic fiddle, underpinned by well-considered and expertly delivered guitar.

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