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Faith and fellowship on tap: Local church to host services at Brandon bar

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Evan Johnson



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BRANDON — Furnace Brook Wesleyan Church has come up with an idea to encourage visitors to come to downtown Brandon. On the second Sunday of the month, the church will begin to hold services in an innovative new location: the public dining space next to the Center Street Bar. 

The first service is scheduled for Sept. 9. 

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New OV girls' soccer coach John White has high hopes

Posted on September 2, 2018 |
By Evan Johnson



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BRANDON — According to newest girls’ varsity head coach in Brandon, soccer at Otter Valley is due for a comeback.

“If you go look at the banners in the gym, we were winning state championships and conferences with soccer in the ’80s and ’90s,” said John White.  

After working as a coach and trainer, White thinks the time to hang some new banners is now.  

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RNESU scores grants to make Brandon-area schools safer

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Evan Johnson



BRANDON — School safety is the focus of new grant funds that area schools will be putting to work starting this year. Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union’s schools will receive a total of $176,575 to aid in school safety planning and training. The school board has approved a 25 percent match. 

The largest recipient of these is Otter Valley Union High School, which is slated to receive $44,500, to be split between the main and north campuses. 

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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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Important piece of paper

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Evan Johnson



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INDRA KHATIWODA CLUTCHES his citizenship papers following the Oath of Allegiance at the May 10 ceremony at the Neshobe School in Brandon. A native of the Himalayan region of South Asia, he said the U.S. is a safer place for him and his family.

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In deep

Posted on April 14, 2017 |
By Evan Johnson



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THE WATER WAS cold but the competition was hot on April 8 when this kayaker at the Ledges Race on the New Haven River in Bristol negotiated some rapids.

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Cool in the cold

Posted on April 14, 2017 |
By Evan Johnson



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A KAYAKER RACES through water elevated by snow melt and rainfall at the New Haven Ledges Race in Bristol on April 8.

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Geronimo!

Posted on April 14, 2017 |
By Evan Johnson



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ONE OF THE 57 kayakers at the Ledges Race on April 8 in Bristol negotiates the falls at the end of the mile-long course on the New Haven River.

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Water over rocks

Posted on April 13, 2017 |
By Evan Johnson



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ONE OF 57 kayakers at the Ledges Race Saturday in Bristol negotiates a boulder garden on his way down the mile-long course on the New Haven River. Read about the race by clicking here.

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Sheldon, Scheu top field in Middlebury House race

Posted on November 10, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



MIDDLEBURY — After the votes were tallied in the Addison-1 House district on Tuesday, incumbent Rep. Amy Sheldon and Robin Scheu each came away winning two-year terms to the Vermont House of Representatives.

Sheldon, running as a Democrat/Progressive, was the top vote getter with 2,210 tallies, or 29.7 percent, followed by Scheu, a Democrat, with 1,937, or 26 percent.

Progressive candidate Jill Charbonneau gathered 1,377 votes, or 18 percent, to finish third in the race for the two seats that represent the town of Middlebury.

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