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'Slumdog' actress making three-week stop in Brandon

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — It was 82 degrees in Mumbai, India, on a recent Monday, and it was 12 degrees in Brandon, Vt. To say that Brandon is the polar opposite of Mumbai would be a pun and a truth.

So, why would a 21-year-old college student from Mumbai want to spend three weeks in Brandon?

“I’d never seen snow,” Tanvi Lonkar explained.

Fair enough.

It has snowed several times since she arrived in Brandon, and Lonkar is thrilled.

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Route 7 crash in Brandon claims lives of older couple from Rutland

Posted on December 30, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — An elderly couple from Rutland was killed and a New Haven man was injured in a two-car crash on Route 7 in Brandon last Wednesday afternoon.

Dead are Charles K. Ovian, 84, and Sally Ovian, 83.

On Dec. 28 at just before 2:30 p.m. Brandon police responded to a report of a  two-car crash with entrapment in front of Otter Valley Union High School south of downtown.

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Two killed in Wednesday car crash on Route 7 in Brandon

Posted on December 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — An elderly couple from Rutland was killed and a New Haven man was injured in a two-car crash on Route 7 in Brandon Wednesday afternoon.

Dead are Charles K. Ovian, 84, and Sally Ovian, 83.

On Dec. 28 at just before 2:30 p.m. Brandon police responded to a report of a  two-car crash with entrapment in front of Otter Valley Union High School south of downtown.

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Brandon man cited for DUI after traffic stop

Posted on December 22, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — A former star Otter Valley Union High School football player was charged with drinking and driving on Saturday night.

Vermont State Police said they pulled over Carson Leary, 19, on McKinley Avenue in Rutland Town on Dec. 17 at 9:47 p.m. for an unspecified motor vehicle violation.

The troopers that made the stop reported that Leary showed signs of impairment and consented to a field sobriety test. Just after 10 p.m., Leary reportedly had a preliminary measurable breath alcohol content of 0.103 percent. The BAC limit in Vermont is 0.08 percent.

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Peace on Earth concert coming to Brandon Dec. 9

Posted on December 5, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — A reception will be held for the “Peace on Earth” exhibit at the Compass Music and Arts Center on Friday, Dec. 9 from 3 to 7 p.m. The exhibit arose from an open call to artists to express their ideas and ideals of “Peace on Earth.”

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Maple Jam: Vermont's own jazz a cappella group

Posted on December 5, 2016 |
By Emma Cotton



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VERMONT — During her 40-minute commute from Vergennes to Shelburne, Karen Chickering sings. A soprano for Vermont’s one and only jazz a cappella group, called Maple Jam, the drive offers her an ideal window of time to perfect her part before weekly rehearsal.

Chickering said she doesn’t care who’s watching.

“I don’t notice,” she said, smiling. “Both hands are on the wheel.”

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Local kids to take the stage with 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'

Posted on November 14, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Everyone knows Roald Dahl’s classic story of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Perhaps the widespread, beloved reputation of this delicious tale is why it’s so fun to put a new spin on things.

In 1976, an adaptation of Roald Dahl’s book by Richard George was first published. Mr. George had adapted the story into a play, which Mr. Dahl readily approved.

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Brandon seeks recreation options for kids after Boys and Girls Club closes

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The Brandon Boys & Girls Club permanently closed its doors late last month; it was two months after suspending operations.

Now there are just some empty rooms at 25 Rossiter St. to show for a grassroots community effort that raised $150,000 to start a Boys & Girls Club in Brandon just seven years ago.

But another local effort may be gaining momentum to try and fill the void left by the club.

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OVUHS theater to perform 'The Producers' next week

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School’s Walking Stick Theatre will have you rolling in your seats when they perform the smash hit musical, “The Producers,” on Nov. 17, 18 and 19 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 20 at 2:30 p.m.

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Go slow through downtons Brandon; Route 7 culvert work impedes traffic

Posted on November 4, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Route 7 motorists though Brandon may have noticed a change downtown.

Work on the Route 7 overflow culvert began in earnest two weeks ago, creating a new traffic pattern that has business owners at odds with town officials.

The work began on Oct. 12 and by the next morning, the west side of Center Street was cordoned off with construction fencing and both lanes of traffic were shifted east. Roughly 10 parking spaces from in front of the town office building to Kennedy Park were removed to make room for the northbound lane of traffic.

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