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OV field hockey wins to stay near top of D-II

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team entertained its homecoming crowd on Saturday with a strong effort, a 3-0 victory over Springfield. 

The Otters outshot the Cosmos, 20-1, and got two goals from junior Alia Edmunds and one from freshman Brittney Jackson. They improved to 6-2 and trail only 5-0-2 Mount Abraham in the Division II standings.

Coach Stacey Edmunds was happy to see her team play more aggressively than she thought they did in a 2-1 loss at home to Woodstock three days before. 

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Woodstock finds the net and beats OV soccer, 1-0

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School boys’ soccer team did a lot of things right in the Otters’ homecoming game on Saturday, but not enough to knock off visiting Woodstock, which did one thing OV did not — find the net in a 1-0 victory.

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Girls' soccer: VUHS and OV net victories

Posted on October 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — Vergennes Union High School topped host Middlebury to highlight girls’ soccer play late last week. The Commodores also won again to move over .500, while the Tigers dropped a second home game. In other action Otter Valley picked up a win, but Mount Abraham lost another close contest. 

VUHS VS. MUHS

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Otter Valley to honor Hall of Fame inductees Saturday

Posted on September 27, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The latest members of the Otter Valley Union High School Hall of Fame have been announced, and they will be honored at halftime of the school’s homecoming football game on Sept. 29. That game vs. Bellows Falls will begin at 1 p.m.

The newest members of the OV Hall of Fame are:

•  The 1981 varsity field hockey team.

•  The 1987 varsity debate team.

•  Athletes Jeff Reed, Bill Holt, Shannon Bryant, Frank Mazza, Kim Fillioe and Sue Wyman.

•  Coach Greg McClellan.

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Brandon artist Tecari Shuman: 'Colors are important to me'

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — “Colors are important to me.”

So begins Tecari Shuman’s artist statement in his catalog of paintings.

“I don’t know exactly why, but they are. It goes back to my landscaping days. I noticed that certain colors just go well together — just feel right. Working in the landscape, I became connected to nature. Through this intimate relationship, I discovered that I am nature … that we’re all nature.”

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Proposal for Brandon solar array resurfaces

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Evan Johnson



BRANDON — A proposed 2.2-megawatt solar array just minutes from downtown Brandon is back for consideration.

A New Jersey-based solar developer has completed a petition for a Certificate of Public Good, according to documents available at the Public Utility Commission. That same developer had proposed a similar solar farm nearby this past spring but withdrew the proposal after pushback from neighbors.

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John Funkhouser's quartet of 'Brothers' to play Brandon

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — The John Funkhouser Quartet returns to Brandon Music on Saturday, Sept. 29 for its annual concert in the barn. The performance will feature songs on the group’s fifth CD, “Brothers” — the band’s first CD in five years. In typical Funkhouser form, the album is eclectic, with influences from South Africa, the Great American Songbook, Appalachia, India, New Orleans, ’70s prog rock, modern jazz and more.

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Field hockey: Eagles, Otters keep winning

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — In area high school field hockey play late last week Mount Abraham and Otter Valley kept up their winning ways, but Middlebury came up short on the road.

EAGLES

The Eagles improved to 5-0-1 and remained atop Division II with a 2-0 home win over Burlington on Saturday. Mount Abe got goals from Evan Laurent andMolly Laurent, andgoalie Chessley Jackman made one save. Neema Modeste made 14 saves for the 0-4-1 Seahorses.

OTTERS

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Tiger football wins; Eagles, OV fall

Posted on September 24, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — In local high school football, all on Friday night Middlebury, won on the road, while OV lost on the road and Mount Abraham/Vergennes dropped a home heartbreaker.

TIGERS

MUHS topped host BFA-St. Albans, 28-6, taking a 28-0 lead before allowing a late touchdown. Both teams stood at 2-2 after the result. The Tigers will host Rutland, an upset winner over Hartford this past weekend, on Friday at 7 p.m.

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Mosquito-borne virus surfaces south of Middlebury

Posted on September 20, 2018 |
By Evan Johnson



BRANDON  — The Brandon, Leicester, Salisbury, Goshen and Pittsford Insect Control District, known as the BLSG, and the Vermont Department of Health has reported that mosquitoes collected in several area towns tested positive for West Nile Virus.

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