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OVUHS students to present the musical 'Big Fish'

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School’s Walking Stick Theatre proudly presents “Big Fish,” the musical, Nov. 16-19, at the Brandon school.

The musical is based on Daniel Wallace’s 1998 novel, “Big Fish: a Novel of Mythic Proportions,” and director Tim Burton and screenwriter John August’s 2003 film version.

The plot of “Big Fish” revolves around the relationship between Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman with a penchant for story telling, and his adult son Will.

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Two singer-songwriters join forces to perform in Brandon Nov. 17

Posted on November 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



Touring the globe, living their musical dream, folk/Americana singer-songwriters, Caroline Cotter and Emily Scott Robinson will share the stage at Brandon Music on Friday, Nov. 17 for a joint performance.

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Brandon Civil War love story to air on Vt. PBS Monday evening

Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — A local historian’s labor of love will gain a much wider audience Monday night when Vermont PBS screens Kevin Thornton’s Civil War documentary, “Death in the Wilderness: A Love Story.”

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OVUHS honor roll

Posted on November 13, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The following students have been named to the first quarter honor roll at Otter Valley Union High School.

Grade 7

Principal’s List: Kelsey Adams, Abigail Adamsen, Jordan Beayon, Brooke Bertrand, Bryn Blanchard, Ella Brytowski, Keith Carrara, Colton Cone, Kari Counter, Isaac Eastman, Sydney Gallo, Pajua Gamba, Valerie Johnson, Andrew Kenyon, Sophia Kopp, Ryleigh LaPorte, Masen LaRock, Dylan Lear, Anna Lee, Rebecca Llamas and Benjamin Lufkin.

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Lottery tickets festoon Brandon Lions Club Holiday Wreath

Posted on November 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The Brandon-Forestdale Lions Club is raffling a 2017 Holiday Wreath filled with $200 worth of Vermont Scratch-off Lottery tickets.

Designed as a fundraiser, with all proceeds earmarked for local projects, Club President Patti Reynolds says the winner of the raffle has the potential of winning over $800,000. The wreath holds scratch-off tickets in a variety of denominations from $2 to $20.

Tickets are available from any Brandon-Forestdale Lions Club member at a price of $5 each, or three for $10. The winner will be chosen on Dec. 19.

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Otter Valley school district ready for major cuts

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Faced with a state Education Fund shortfall of $47 million, officials in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union are preparing to make drastic cuts within the local Otter Valley Unified Union School District this coming budget season.

RNeSU Superintendent Jeanne Collins said in an interview late last month that the RNeSU Board wants to prepare taxpayers for a potential $1.6 million cut across the OVUU budget.

“The RNeSU Board wanted to let the taxpayers know what the budget landscape was early on,” Collins said.

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Stellaria Trio bring 'Mirth and Mystery' to Brandon Music

Posted on November 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



The classical Stellaria Trio will spotlight works by Finnish, Norwegian and Danish composers in their Nordic piano trio program called “Mirth and Mystery” at Brandon Music on Saturday, Nov. 4. The trio is composed of violinist Letitia Quante, cellist John Dunlop and pianist Claire Black.

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Wild autumn wind storm wallops Brandon area, too

Posted on November 1, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



RUTLAND/ADDISON COUNTIES — And just like that, fall is over.

An intense windstorm overnight Sunday denuded the autumn trees of their leaves in Vermont as a powerful low-pressure system fueled by the remnants of Tropical Storm Philippe carried 70-80 mph wind gusts that battered the state for hours overnight.

At first light Monday, roughly a third of Vermonters were without power as crews from Green Mountain Power and other power companies spread out across the state to repair downed lines and snapped power poles. Most of the trees were bare.

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Creepy silent film classic 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' to screen in Brandon on Oct. 21

Posted on October 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — What would fall be without Halloween? And what would Halloween be with some frightening moments in the dark?

This October the Brandon Town Hall will feature a screening of a deliciously frightening film in an absolutely gothic showing of the black-and-white silent classic “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.”

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Brandon solar array proposal downsized

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — A planned 100-acre solar project on farmland in Brandon is now owned by a different company, and, if it is built, will be 25 percent smaller than originally planned.

Davenport Solar filed a notice of intent to file a petition with the Vermont Public Utility Commission, requesting approval to build the project, which has been downsized to 15-megawatts from the original 20-megawatt plan. A copy of the letter was sent to the state Agency of Natural Resources, the town of Brandon and the Rutland Regional Planning Commission on Sept. 29.

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