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Mosquito district dispute drives up legal costs

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



SALISBURY/BRANDON — A handful of residents led by Chris Fastie of Salisbury is challenging the operating procedures of the Brandon-Leicester-Salisbury-Goshen Insect Control District and running up the legal bills for those communities. The most immediate consequence is a $5,000 spike in the amount the five towns are asking taxpayers to cover in annual budgets — all of which will be decided at town meeting.

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Exhibit series celebrates 20 years of the Brandon Artists Guild

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — The Brandon Artists Guild (The BAG) is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a series of themed exhibits honoring our planet. The series will run from March through October, with each show lasting two months. The first exhibit, “Art of the Earth,” opens March 1 and runs through April 30. The public is invited to the opening reception Friday, March 1, from 5-7 p.m.

The exhibit series represents a departure for the 20-year-old Artists Guild.  

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Brandon Town Meeting Preview 2019

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Brandon voters will convene at the Town Hall on Monday, March 4, for the annual town meeting at 7 p.m. Australian ballot voting will take place the following day at the Town Hall between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

On March 5, voters will be asked to approve a proposed budget of $2,702,555, an increase of 0.92 percent in expenditures over last year. Voters will also be asked to authorize $50,000 in paving funds.

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Residents to vote on $2.9M bond for OVUUSD

Posted on February 25, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — Voters in the Otter Valley Unified Union School District rejected a $5.5 million bond proposal back in November, and next week they will consider a proposal of about half that amount.

Residents of the OVUU towns of Brandon, Goshen, Leicester, Pittsford, Sudbury and Whiting will go to the polls on March 5 to decide the fate of a $2.93 million safety, security and operations improvements bond.

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Brandon selectboard candidates to speak

Posted on February 25, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — With a contested selectboard race in Brandon, the Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Meet the Candidates forum at the Town Hall basement meeting room at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28. Bill Moore will be the moderator for the forum and candidates will have the opportunity to answer questions from the public.

As the only contested selectboard race in Brandon, voters will choose between Tim Guiles and Dennis Reisenweaver for the seat being vacated by Devon Fuller.

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Folk duo performs traditional-roots music in Brandon

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette are a Vermont-based acoustic duo performing original music with a clear traditional-roots influence that is steeped in a tradition of its own time. They are known for their strong, imaginative vocals and harmonies, often compared to classic sibling harmony duos. Some of their original songs harken back to traditional ballads and jazz tunes from the ’30s, but also remain firmly planted in life’s current challenges and joy. They will perform at Brandon Music on Saturday, Feb. 23.

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Four run for Brandon selectboard

Posted on February 18, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — On Town Meeting Day, March 5, Brandon residents will choose from among four candidates for three seats on the selectboard.

Board chair Seth Hopkins and Selectman Brian Coolidge both are running for re-election to one-year selectboard terms, but Selectman Devon Fuller said he won’t run for another three-year term.

“We have a great team working for the town right now,” Hopkins said. “I am running for re-election because I feel I still have something of value to offer as part of that team.”

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1961: A season to remember for Pittsford's basketball team

Posted on February 4, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



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PITTSFORD — In the fall of 1961, the high schools in Brandon and Pittsford merged to form Otter Valley Union high school. Prior to that merger, both schools fielded athletic teams. Throughout that long history at Pittsford High School, they had never had a state championship in any sport. 

Then came the winter 1960-61 basketball team. They were good, and it was the school’s last hope to bring home a trophy before the upcoming merger that next fall. 

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Chelsea Berry to shine bright at Brandon Music

Posted on February 4, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Chelsea Berry is a singer-songwriter with the edge, power and finesse of legends. Her presence has been described by listeners as “compelling… she draws the entire house into her world like moths to a flame.” As a vocalist and performer, she evokes the style of artists such as Sheryl Crow, Eva Cassidy, KD Lang and Melissa Etheridge. And she’s coming to Brandon Musicthis Saturday.

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Police task force pulls in 11 suspects in drug sweep

Posted on January 28, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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RUTLAND — Between this past September and last week, members of the Vermont Drug Task Force conducted multiple state and federal drug investigations that resulted in the arrest of five federal defendants and six state defendants in Rutland County, the Task Force reported late last week.

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