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Leicester artist Ashley Wolff shows new paintings at BAG

Posted on August 30, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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The Brandon Artists Guild (which we all know as the BAG) will hold an opening this Friday for a show of new paintings by Leicester artist Ashley Wolff. The exhibit, “Reinventing the View,” runs Aug. 31 through Nov. 5. The public is invited to meet the artist at the opening reception Friday, Aug. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m.

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Brandon to stage 'Roomers'

Posted on August 28, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The Brandon Town Players will present “Roomers” by Jerome McDonough on Friday, Aug. 31, and Saturday, Sept. 1, in the Brandon Town Hall with a 7:30 p.m. curtain each night.

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RNESU scores grants to make Brandon-area schools safer

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Evan Johnson



BRANDON — School safety is the focus of new grant funds that area schools will be putting to work starting this year. Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union’s schools will receive a total of $176,575 to aid in school safety planning and training. The school board has approved a 25 percent match. 

The largest recipient of these is Otter Valley Union High School, which is slated to receive $44,500, to be split between the main and north campuses. 

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Book review: Pieces of Her — by Karin Slaughter

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Jenny Lyons



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Pieces of Her— by Karin Slaughter

(William Morrow & Company)

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'Max and Mim' exhibit spotlights two Brandon legends

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs and Bill Mathis



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BRANDON —The Brandon Museum at the Stephen A. Douglas House is sponsoring an exhibit about two Brandon legends, titled “Max & Mim” and featuring the art of Max and Mim Welton. The show features Max’s folk art and Mim’s  iconic photos from her weekly newspaper, Dateline Brandon. Those who attend are encouraged to share stories and memories. 

The exhibit opened Aug. 4 at The Compass Center in Park Village off Route 7 North in Brandon, and will run through September. 

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More than three dozen new staffers welcomed to RNESU

Posted on August 27, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Students in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union (RNESU) will see some new faces when they return to school this Wednesday. The school district is welcoming 37 new employees to its seven member schools. 

For the 2018-2019 school year, the following individuals will begin work. Below are their names, respective locations and roles:

 

First/Front Row (L to R):

Jennifer Hughes – Neshobe – Paraeducator

Sara Humphreys – Barstow – Teacher: Grade 1

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DaddyLongLegs performs at Brandon Music

Posted on August 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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This trio of seasoned Vermont (ahem, Addison County) musicians — David Gusakov, Rick Ceballos and Matt Witten — infuse 15th century French country dances and oldtimey melodies with Celtic and jazz pieces. The mixed repertoire is guaranteed to brush away the blues; this music is upbeat, whimsical and delightful. Catch the trio at Brandon Music on Saturday, Aug. 25.

Among the three musicians, they play fiddle, viola, banjo, gourd banjo, piano, guitar, percussion, as well as sing, creating vibrant, sensitive and surprising 21st-century folk music.

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Brandon Reporter's popular Lee Kahrs bids farewell

Posted on August 20, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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BRANDON — In 2007, Lee J. Kahrs was in between journalism jobs and had been house-painting when she came home to find a note on her door from Polly Lynn, now the editor and co-publisher of The Mountain Times in Killington.

The note said that Lynn’s father, Angelo, the editor and publisher of the Addison Independent in Middlebury, needed Kahrs’ help with a new paper he had acquired, The Reporter.

Kahrs started at The Reporter one week later.

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Appeal forces Brandon-area mosquito district permit review

Posted on August 20, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON, LEICESTER, SALISBURY, GOSHEN, PITTSFORD — The entire Pesticide General Permit issued to the Brandon Leicester, Salisbury Goshen Mosquito Control District in 2017 is reviewable per the Vermont Environmental Court.

The de novo treatment of the permit (de novo is Latin meaning “from the beginning” or “anew”) means that the court may look at all of the documentation related to the permit application to make confirm that state and federal regulations were followed.

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Useless Cans rattle Brandon Music

Posted on August 16, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Born in New York’s Capital Region, the Useless Cans have been bringing a mix of old-time jazz, folk and traditional Russian tunes to their audiences since 2016. The trio combines elements of music’s past along with a contemporary perspective, and consists of guitar, upright bass and washboard with all three members lending their voices. The Cans make their Brandon Music debut on Saturday, Aug. 18.

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