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Otter Valley graduates cheer their accomplishments

Posted on June 13, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Kirstyn Simonds was clear when asked how she felt about graduating from Otter Valley Union High School before the commencement ceremony this past Saturday morning.

“I don’t want to grow up,” she said with a nervous laugh.

Nevertheless, Simonds will attend Castleton State College in the fall with the goal of becoming an elementary school teacher, a vocation sure to keep her young.

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Deadeye

Posted on June 10, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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OTTER PITCHER BRETT Patterson threw a one-hitter against visiting Lake Region last Thursday. The Otters won the game, 6-0, and advanced to the Division II semifinals Tuesday afternoon.

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Ammatuna picked for Brandon selectboard

Posted on May 16, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — As a Brandon lister and member of the Otter Valley Union High School Board, Maria Ammatuna already had her hands full. Now, she can add selectboard member to her resume.

The Brandon selectboard chose Ammatuna to fill the vacant board seat left when Richard Baker agreed to become interim town manager late last month. The appointment to the three-year seat expires on Town Meeting Day in March 2014.

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Brandon to revote municipal budget

Posted on March 28, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — There will be a re-vote on Brandon’s municipal budget next month.

Organizers turned in petitions containing more than the required 564 signatures to Brandon Town Clerk Bill Dick on Monday, which amounts to at least 20 percent of the electorate as required by state statute.

On Monday night, the selectboard approved a motion to warn a re-vote election for Tuesday, April 30, pending availability of the Neshobe School polling place.

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Brandon town manager resigns

Posted on March 21, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Brandon Town Manager Keith Arlund’s resignation, effective this weekend, is a surprising and sudden move that has left the selectboard in shock.

Arlund submitted a letter of resignation during the board’s executive session during a March 11 meeting.

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OV's Enright wins Vt. Brain Bee, places 15th at nationals

Posted on March 18, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BURLINGTON — Nora Enright gives new meaning to being a “brain.”

The Otter Valley Union High School sophomore won the fourth annual Brain Bee at the University of Vermont College of Medicine on Feb. 9. The 15-year-old was one of 30 students from eight Vermont high schools competing in the written, practical and oral examination testing their knowledge of the human brain.

By beating out her mostly older competition, Enright, of Pittsford, won a travel stipend to go to Baltimore and represent Vermont in the National Brain Bee on March 2-4.

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Brandon moves closer to hosting a marijuana dispensary

Posted on March 14, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The Development Review Board in Brandon has acted quickly on a controversial application to establish a medical marijuana dispensary in Brandon, granting a permit last week and opening the door to an appeal.

The move came just a few days after Brandon residents voiced their concerns about a pot dispensary at a well-attended town meeting.

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Landlords vulnerable in drug war; wary of tenants who deal drugs

Posted on January 24, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The drug problem in Vermont has long economic fingers that have gripped the state. Drug abuse increases police budgets and raises taxes. It is a public health issue and increases insurance premiums. It adds to the prison population, and therefore, the state corrections budget. It contributes to the high school dropout rate. It feeds poverty. It destroys families. It breaks hearts.

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Schools review safety protocols in wake of tragedy

Posted on December 20, 2012 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Like the rest of the nation, Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union Superintendent John Castle is still reeling from news of the unthinkable school shooting in Newtown, Conn., last Friday that killed 26, including 20 first-graders.

“This is one of those things that shakes you to the core,” Castle said of the massacre, where six adults including the school’s principal were also killed. “It’s your worst nightmare as an educator.”

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Goshen Zoning Board OKs gravel pit on Route 73 property

Posted on December 10, 2012 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



GOSHEN — Town officials in Goshen have approved a three-year gravel removal project on property located on Route 73.

The Goshen Zoning Board of Adjustment granted a conditional use permit for mineral extraction to property owners John Sherry, William Tessier and Clifford Bauman to mine roughly 100,000 cubic yards of gravel from their property located on the south side of Route 73, approximately 1,200 feet east of the intersection of Route 73 and Hathaway Road.

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