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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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Following his GPS, 18-wheeler slams into Brandon covered bridge

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



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BRANDON — An eighteen-wheeler bound for the Woodchuck Cider storage facility in Brandon tried to fit its 13-foot, 6-inch trailer under the 12-foot clearance of the Sanderson covered bridge on Jan. 8, causing extensive damage to the bridge.

A GPS unit is being blamed for sending the driver down the dirt road that leads into Brandon from Route 30.

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'Brandon Idol' contest lures crowd to town hall

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



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BRANDON — The Brandon Town Hall was packed on Saturday night as residents from all around gathered to listen to amateur singers from as far away as White River Junction perform for a chance to be a finalist in the Brandon Idol competition.

About 200 people paid to see 22 singers strut their stuff under the lights of the Town Hall stage as they competed to be one of the Final 9. The competitors came from a diverse background and performed a wide range of music.

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Brandon Artists Guild to display annual children's show

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — A bounty of art by children in the Brandon area will be on display at the Brandon Artists Guild Gallery from Friday, Feb. 1, through Monday, Feb. 25, in its annual Children’s Art show.

The show involves the work of hundreds of children from eight area schools: Barstow Memorial School in Chittenden, Leicester Elementary School, Lothrop School in Pittsford, Neshobe School in Brandon, Otter Valley Middle and High Schools, Sudbury Community School and Whiting Elementary School.

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The Last Train to Zinkov makes a stop in Brandon

Posted on January 14, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — David and Nathan Gusakov, father and son, play original songs and old tunes about the beauty and peace of home, of delight and sadness and the wild human emotions inherent in living and dying. Featuring clawhammer banjo, wicked fiddling, and family harmonies, the Gusakovs are creating some of today's most unique and compelling folk music.

The Gusakovs have been gaining recognition as they expand their performance reach throughout New England.

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