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DuBois & King hires Sampsell as public works engineer

Posted on October 10, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — DuBois & King consulting engineers announce that Andrew Sampsell has joined the firm as staff engineer in the firm’s Public Works Division, which provides engineering services for municipal infrastructure. A recent graduate of the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, Sampsell lives in Rochester and works out of the firm’s Brandon Office.

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Brandon OKs Des Marais wetland restoration plan

Posted on October 6, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — A floodplain restoration project has been approved by the Brandon Development Review Board, with conditions designed to address flooding concerns by abutting landowners.

The DRB issued its decision on Sept. 23, two months after the initial hearing on the application by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and property owners Jim and Lyn Des Marais. Since then, the board has conducted a site visit, then re-opened and closed the hearing on Sept. 24.

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Brewer, winemaker gets ready for fall

Posted on October 3, 2016 |
By Evan Johnson



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BRANDON — It’s early morning in Brandon and activity is already picking up at the Neshobe River Winery. The sun rises over the hill behind the barn, bed and breakfast and garage, and the thick morning dew glistens on the grass. 

Clad in a blue work shirt and boots, Robert Foley walks the rows of grapes he and his family have been growing for the past nine years. There are three varieties of grapes, Saint Croix, Marquette and Frontenac, which are used to produce wine. The winery produces eight varieties of wine, including cassis, gluhwein and port. 

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Charlie Chaplin's 'The Kid' comes to Brandon on Saturday

Posted on September 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Silent film with live music returns to the Brandon Town Hall with a screening of Charlie Chaplin's classic comedy/drama “The Kid”(1921) on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.

The special program, which also includes Chaplin short comedies, will be presented with live music by silent film accompanist Jeff Rapsis.

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Service of Rememberance set for Sept. 22 in Brandon

Posted on September 15, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The Deacons of the Brandon Congregational Church have invited everyone to join them at an Ecumenical Service of Remembrance on Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m., at the Brandon Congregational Church, 1 Carver Street. This service is held to honor and remember those who are no longer with us.

Friends and the general public are invited to participate and to light a candle for family members and friends who have passed away in the past year. Everyone is welcome.

Light refreshments will be served after the service in Fellowship Hall.

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Brandon McDonald's to close; new eateries set

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs/Brandon Reporter



BRANDON — The McDonald’s fast food restaurant in Brandon will close at the end of the month, and two new eateries are expected to move into the space.

Champlain Oil owns the building on Route 7 North, also known as 228 Grove St., which houses the Jiffy Mart convenience store and gas station. An application has been submitted to the town of Brandon for a conditional use review by the Development Review Board, and is on the agenda for a Sept. 28 hearing.

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FEMA helps Brandon, Ripton pay for Irene damage

Posted on September 12, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON/RIPTON — The Federal Emergency Management Agency in August awarded the state of Vermont’s Division of Emergency Management & Homeland Security more than half a million dollars to pay the federal share for projects tied to Tropical Storm Irene, which hit Vermont five years ago.

Among the six towns that won awards through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program were Brandon and Ripton.

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Brandon Planning Commission loses its chairman

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The Brandon Planning Commission continues to evolve following the recent resignation of Chair Jeff Guevin.

The resignation comes just a month after the Brandon selectboard voted to reduce the number of planning commission members from seven to five. Guevin, an attorney specializing in elder care and estate planning, cited personal reasons for his resignation. He and his wife, Phoebe, have twin daughters. He was appointed to the planning commission in 2011 and named chair in 2014.

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RNeSU announces 26 new employees

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — The Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union welcomed 26 new employees at its Brandon office and throughout its schools: Otter Valley Union Middle/High School, Neshobe Elementary School in Brandon, Leicester Central School, Whiting Elementary School, Sudbury Country School, Barstow Memorial School in Chittenden and Lothrop Elementary School in Pittsford.

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Swift resigns from Brandon selectboard

Posted on September 1, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Brandon Selectman Ethan Swift has tendered his resignation, effective following the Sept. 12 meeting.

Swift announced his decision at the Aug. 22 selectboard meeting.

“I felt like it was time,” he said in an interview the next day. “It’s almost exactly six years since I was appointed, and near the five-year anniversary of Irene. It occurred to me that this was a good time to step down and give someone else a chance to serve.”

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