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Brandon community rallies to battle drug addiction

Posted on November 13, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Brandon showed it cared this past Thursday night when roughly 60 people participated in a meeting at the Town Hall to talk about the local heroin and opiate addiction problem.

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Bailey to take place of Cliver on Brandon selectboard

Posted on November 13, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — A former banking professional has been has been appointed to the Brandon selectboard.

The board approved the appointment of Doug Bailey at a regular meeting Monday night, filling the seat vacated by Blaine Cliver, who retired from the board last month.

Bailey was one of four applicants for the position. The others were Dennis Reisenweaver, Jeff Stewart and Seth Hopkins.

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Brandon nixes voting switch

Posted on November 6, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Voters here resoundingly defeated a proposal to switch from Australian ballot to a town meeting floor vote on town and school budgets.

The question was asked separately in a school warning and a town warning because the budgets are warned and voted on separately. The school vote results were 1,000-333 against going to a floor vote. Town results were 1,011-326.

Brandon saw voter turnout higher than normal at 47 percent, according to Town Clerk Sue Gage.

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Local man gives a face to heroin addiction in Vermont

Posted on October 30, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Kyle Pinkham could be your son, your nephew, your grandson, or your brother. A 2006 Otter Valley graduate, he was a good-looking, popular student-athlete who kicked the winning field goal to help the OV football team clinch the 2005 Division IV State Championship.

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Brandon knitters, weavers focus of 'Home Spun Tour'

Posted on October 27, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — History, foliage, the arts and inns, even the quality of the water. For decades, there have been great reasons to visit Brandon. Now, there’s fiber.

Alyssa Zollman, former chair of the Brandon Area Economic Development Committee and advertising manager of The Reporter (sister paper of the Addison Independent), has lit upon an idea that knits together many of Brandon’s artists and craftspeople in the name of fiber. Introducing “The Home Spun Tour.”

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Local author who's been around tells why he settled in Vermont

Posted on October 9, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — “Why Vermont?”

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Otter Valley thespians invited to perform at Fringe in Scotland

Posted on October 9, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School’s award-winning Walking Stick Theatre group has been chosen to perform in the world-renowned Fringe Festival in Scotland next summer.

The honor is free, but getting 20 student-actors to Edinburgh in August will cost $126,000, and the group officially launched its fundraising campaign last month. According to OV Theater Director Jeff Hull, the goal is to raise about half of the total cost.

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Brandon eyes a switch to floor vote on municipal budget

Posted on September 29, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Vermonters are often heard yearning for the past, a simpler time, they say. Now, in an effort to change the course of Brandon’s recent budget voting past, a small band of taxpayers has an intriguing idea: Bring the floor vote back to Brandon Town Meeting.

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Otter Valley community readies for raft race

Posted on September 25, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School will be hosting its 32nd annual raft race along Otter Creek, a longstanding tradition in the school community, on Oct. 5. This year, the school is opening up the race to community members and alumni in an effort to continue forging the strong bond that is held between our school and the surrounding communities. 

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Brandon Inn worker cited for embezzlement

Posted on September 18, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — A former employee of the Brandon Inn has been charged with embezzling roughly $60,000 from the owners of the Park Street landmark in downtown Brandon.

According to Brandon police, Carmen M. Dozier, 38, of Rutland falsified her time cards, set up fake vendor accounts, and had bill payments funneled to her personal bank account over the course of the one year she was employed as the front desk clerk at the inn.

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