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Open auditions set for Brandon plays

Posted on February 29, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The Brandon Town Players will hold open auditions for a performance of old-time radio plays. The plays will bring back memories with classic shows such as “Burns & Allen,” “Dick Tracy” and “Superman,” just to name a few. Anyone with a good speaking voice is encouraged to audition.

Auditions will be held Sunday, March 6, and Sunday, March 13, at 2 p.m. at the Brandon Senior Center on Route 73 in Brandon. The performance is on Saturday, June 4, at the Brandon Town Hall.

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2016 Brandon Town Meeting Preview

Posted on February 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — On Town Meeting Day Brandon voters will consider a municipal budget that would require the town to collect about 2 percent more in taxes than it did last year.

Brandon’s annual town and school district meeting will take place on Monday beginning at 7 p.m. at Neshobe School. Voting on town and school budgets and officers will take place Monday at the school from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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RNeSU teachers OK new deal

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON — We have a deal.

The Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union and the Otter Valley and Rutland Northeast teachers have agreed in principle to a new one-year contract.

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Brandon men fined for poaching deer

Posted on February 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Two Brandon men were fined last week after they pleaded guilty to deer poaching charges. Vermont Fish and Wildlife officials said that Griffith P. Mahoney, 28, and Jonathan R. Gallagher, 35, were involved in shooting a deer out the window of a truck at night with a crossbow.

On Dec. 6, 2015, at approximately 9 p.m., Vermont game wardens witnessed a truck approach a field in Pittsford. Someone shined an artificial light out of the truck and a crossbow was fired out the window. 

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New OVUU district towns to face first school budget votes

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON — Voters in the eight towns in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union school district will see three school budgets on their upcoming town meeting warnings, but it is likely that the vote on only one of those budgets will count.

That’s because those voters last month approved the new Otter Valley Unified Union School District under the Act 46 school consolidation law, but the towns warned school budgets under both the old system and the new one since that vote could still be petitioned for reconsideration.

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Neshobe Golf Club hires Saylor as new superintendent

Posted on February 1, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Neshobe Golf Club in Brandon announces that it has hired Chris Saylor as its new golf superintendent. Current Golf Superintendent Nate Dyer will be leaving Neshobe in March.

“It is with mixed emotions that I have accepted a new position as the superintendent at Rocky Ridge Golf Club,” Dyer said. “The new position will allow me to work closer to home, spend more time with my family, and my wife and I are expecting our third child.”

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New Otter Valley district gets new board

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Voters in all eight Rutland Northeast towns on Tuesday not only approved the proposed school governance unification plans, they also voted for candidates to create one, 13-member Otter Valley Unified Union School Board and a four-member Barstow District Board to oversee the new school districts.

While the number of board representatives a town receives is based on population, there are also four “at-large” board seats weighted equally to the town seats.

Residents in every town voted on each of the board seats.

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Brandon State Rep. Steve Carr cited for DUI

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



BERLIN — State Rep. Steve Carr, D-Brandon, was cited for suspicion of driving under the influence last week in the town of Berlin after being stopped by local police.

According to a press release issued by the Berlin Police Department, Carr, 66, was pulled over on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 11 p.m. after committing “multiple traffic infractions” while driving along Route 62 in Berlin.

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New Otter Valley district gets new board

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON — Voters in all eight Rutland Northeast towns on Tuesday not only approved the proposed school governance unification plans, they also voted for candidates to create one, 13-member Otter Valley Unified Union School Board and a four-member Barstow District Board to oversee the new school districts.

While the number of board representatives a town receives is based on population, there are also four “at-large” board seats weighted equally to the town seats.

Residents in every town voted on each of the board seats.

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Brandon-area voters give strong support to unification

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Voters in eight Brandon-area towns on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a proposal to merge six school districts into two under the state’s Act 46 school consolidation law. It was the second consolidation in Vermont since the law was approved last spring.

The Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union, along with the Barstow School District, proposed a new side-by-side school district, which the state Board of Education approved earlier this month.

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