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Where are they now? Otter Valley Union High School - Ben Williams, 2009

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Ben Williams



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Otter Valley Union High School - Ben Williams, 2009

Hometown, current residence, age:

I grew up in Forestdale and just bought a house in Forestdale. I turned 26 this past Saturday.

Family:

I am the proud father of an 8-month-old son who’s name is Sawyer John Williams, and I am engaged to his mother, Hannah White.

What I am up to:

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Where are they now? Otter Valley Union High School - Amanda Sanderson, 2010

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Amanda Sanderson



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Otter Valley Union High School - Amanda Sanderson, 2010

Hometown, current residence, age: I grew up in Goshen, Vermont; I currently live in Birmingham, Alabama. I turned 25 years old at the end of May.

Family: Raymond and Candy Counter are responsible for any and all success I have, and my siblings — Heather Bruce, Joshua Bruce, Katie Counter and Ashley Sanderson — all helped develop my character.

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Where are they now? Otter Valley Union High School - Joey Massores, 2010

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Joey Massores



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Otter Valley Union High School - Joey Massores, 2010

Hometown, current residence, age: I grew up in Pittsford and live in Rutland (currently). I’m 25.

Family: My parents are Holly and Joe Massores.

What I am up to: I am currently working at General Electric in Rutland. I have just recently completed the Apprentice Machinist/Toolmaker Program and am taking one more class to get the Associate’s Degree associated with the program.

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Religious worship service removed from carnival schedule in Brandon

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



BRANDON — Planners behind the carnival coming to Brandon this week found themselves up against the First Amendment after a complaint was  led over a scheduled Christian worship service at the event.

Katie Burghardt Kramer of Cornwall sent a letter on May 30 to Brandon Town Attorney Jim Carroll, Recreation Director Bill Moore and Town Manager Dave Atherton, saying she was disturbed by the inclusion of a Christian worship services and Christian rock bands on the schedule for Sunday, June 11, the last day of the four-day carnival at Park Village.

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Students of the Week - Post graduation plans

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



The Addison Independent is proud to publish the Students of the Week from area High Schools each week. The students are chosen by teachers and administration from each school who would like to recognize their exceptional engagement in the high schools they attend.

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Brandon rallies behind cancer patient: Firefighters, colleagues raise funds for Harrison and his family

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Adam Harrison has a lot to live for. With his partner Kristin Piper, he has a three year-old son, Booker, and a seven-week-old son named Shepherd.

In fact, it was two days before Shepherd was born, on April 3, when Harrison was told he has cancer.

He knew something was wrong a few weeks before, when he was working at New England Woodcraft and started coughing up blood.

It turned out to be testicular cancer, for which Harrison had none of the usual symptoms, and it had spread to his lungs and abdomen.

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Summer lunch program to continue for Brandon-area students

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The SOAR summer program (Success through Opportunities, Academics and Recreation) is again participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, the program is designed to ensure that children who rely on free or reduced price meals during the school year continue to have adequate nutrition throughout the summer.

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Author Ron Powers offers intimate take on mental illness

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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CASTLETON/BRANDON — “No one thinks about mental illness until it affects someone close to them,” Ron Powers said. “It’s a primal fear. We see demonic transformation and when we see that, we see versions of ourselves.”

Powers has the unfortunate credentials to speak with authority on the subject.

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Beatles for Sale to play Brandon Town Hall June 3

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Beatles For Sale — an award-winning, New England-based Beatles tribute band — will perform a live concert this Saturday evening at the Brandon Town Hall Community Center Stage. This band of talented musicians was drawn together by their love of Beatles music and the desire to keep the music alive, bringing it to a whole new generation of Beatles fans.

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Brandon's Route 7 work schedule released

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — And so it begins in Brandon. With the overflow culvert under Center Street complete, a schedule for the Segment 6-Route 7 reconstruction project in Brandon has been released, and work will begin right in the center of town.

Brandon Town Manager Dave Atherton shared the schedule with the select board at a regular meeting last week.

The project has been broken up into six segments labeled “A” through “F.”

Segment A runs from the Brandon Fire Station to Franklin Street just before the library.

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