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Otter Valley to stage five one acts

Posted on March 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School’s award winning Walking Stick Theatre will present a collection of one-act performances on Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, at 7 p.m., and on Sunday, March 12, at 2:30 p.m.

Students are directing four of the five short plays to be performed.

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Budgets, ballots and debate: County towns ready to take part in Vermont town meetings

Posted on March 2, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Whether you agree with your neighbors on all issues or think they are seriously misguided, we all have to live together. Do your civic duty and share your views with others in your municipality at the upcoming town meetings.

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Brandon

Posted on March 1, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — On Town Meeting Day Brandon voters will consider a municipal budget that features a modest overall spending increase, but voter approval would mean a lower tax rate.

Proposed school spending is rising about 1.5 percent.

Brandon’s annual town meeting will take place on Monday beginning at 7 p.m. in the main hall of the Brandon Town Hall — a new venue after the meetings were held at Neshobe School for years. Voting on town and school budgets and officers will take place Tuesday at the town hall, downstairs, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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New Brandon budget would lower taxes

Posted on February 23, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — While the proposed Brandon town budget includes a modest overall spending increase, voter approval would mean a lower tax rate.

That’s because there is $50,000 less allocated for paving under a special appropriation on the warning than there was in the current town budget.

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Otter Valley Union High School honor roll

Posted on February 23, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The following Otter Valley Union High School students were recognized for academic achievement during the third marking period of the 2016-2017 school year.

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Principal’s list: Hayden Bernhardt, Marissa Connors, Olivia Depatie, Sienna Diezel, Jamie Dube-Bordeau, Alice Keith, Anna Kerr, Lucas Klein, Josephine LaRock,  Braedon McKeighan, Nicholas Parker, Tyson Stickney, Umaryn Swift, Evan Thomas, Gunnar Tinsman and Kieran Williams.

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Brandon police targeting drivers using cell phones

Posted on February 20, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON —Brandon police set out to enforce the construction zone speed limit around the downtown Brandon culvert project last month, but they ended up ticketed even more drivers for using their cell phones than for speeding.

Brandon Police Chief Chris Brickell said that over four separate enforcement days in January, Brandon police issued 43 citations to drivers who were observed violating Vermont’s Hands Free Cell Phone Law.

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Botanical art welcomes warmer weather in Brandon

Posted on February 20, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Artists often focus on the elegance and beauty of plants and flowers, depicting them in a spectrum from abstraction to the minute, scientific detail of botanical illustration. Through the centuries, botanical art has combined precise observation of plant life with the balance and beauty of original compositions. “Prelude to Spring: Botanical Art in Vermont,” a new and distinctly different exhibit, opens at the Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon on Friday, Feb. 17.

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Brandon residents to decide on $3 million budget

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



BRANDON — The selectboard here has approved the Town Meeting warning and a proposed budget to send to voters.

The proposed $2,999,986 municipal spending plan for fiscal year 2018 includes a 1.8 percent increase in total expenditures, or $53,276, over the current spending plan.

The amount to be raised by taxes, $2,509,066, is up 0.89 percent, or $22,244.

The cost drivers for the fiscal year 2018 budget are centered around stark increases in worker’s compensation insurance and health insurance for town employees.

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Brandon to host 1860s-style social

Posted on February 9, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — On Saturday, Feb. 11, there will be a unique community event in Brandon. St. Thomas & Grace Church is hosting an 1860s style “Social” to commemorate a similar event held in February 1862 at the Brandon Town Hall as a fundraiser for St. Thomas Church, which was under construction.

The “social” will feature children’s games and food and drink from the 1860s.

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RNeSU sticking to budget plans

Posted on February 6, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union has no intention of retooling its school budgets or waiting until a May date to have voters weigh in, despite what Gov. Phil Scott outlined in his budget address late last month.

The Brandon Reporter met with RNeSU Superintendent Jeanne Collins and Business Manager Brenda Fleming last week to discuss Scott’s directive, which came in a sweeping budget address just five days earlier.

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