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Old infrastructure blamed for Brandon sewage spill

Posted on March 29, 2018 |
By Mike Polhamus VTDigger.org



More than 1 million gallons of raw sewage burst from the town of Brandon’s sewage pipes earlier this month and flowed into the Neshobe River, a Lake Champlain tributary, in an accident officials are attributing to aging infrastructure.

Over the span of two weeks, untreated effluent flowed from two separate holes in a 12-inch-diameter sewage pipe that runs parallel to the river.

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Cooie's Jazz Ensemble plays at Brandon Music

Posted on March 22, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Cooie DeFrancesco reaches the heart of a lyric and brings her own special blend of pathos and humor. Accompanied by veteran musicians Robert Gagnon (guitar), Andy Smith (bass), and Rob Zollman (drums), DeFrancesco will take you on a musical journey. You’ll hear songs like “Unforgettable,” “All of Me,” “Cry Me A River,” “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “As Time Goes By,” “All the Things You Are,” “Dream A Little Dream Of Me,” and a special “Route 66.”

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Proposal for Brandon solar array criticized; visibility, use of farm land draw fire

Posted on March 19, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — A proposed 25-acre solar project just a mile outside downtown Brandon has raised concerns of residents and town officials alike.

The project is planned for two, 12.5-acre parcels at the intersection of Country Club Road and Park Street Extension. The land in question, owned by Bob Brooks, is agricultural and has been used to grow corn for decades.

Conti Solar, an Edison, N.J.-based solar company, is proposing the 2.2-megawatt project, which will produce enough electricity to power 500 homes.

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Sewer leak in Brandon flows into waterway

Posted on March 15, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Old pipes and erosion led to a break in a Brandon sewer pipe, spilling over 1 million gallons of raw sewage into the Neshobe River.

The break was discovered on March 7, and the spill was estimated to have begun Feb. 22, two weeks earlier.

Brandon Town Manager Dave Atherton said the area around the pipe, down past Mill Lane almost to the post office, had eroded and exposed the 12-inch concrete sewer pipe, which dates back to the 1930s. The pipe was broken open in two places where it runs along the Neshobe between two manholes.

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OV schools reject guns

Posted on March 12, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — At their recent annual school meeting, residents of the Brandon-area schools approved a non-binding resolution calling for the district not to allow teachers and staff to possess guns in the Brandon, Leicester, Whiting and other district schools.

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Brandon street to get million-dollar makeover

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — A plan to fix pothole-laden main street in Brandon moved forward on Town Meeting Day when town residents OK’d a funding of a renovation plan.

The $1.4 million bond question to pay for infrastructure improvements to Park Street passed overwhelmingly, 488-123.

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Brandon recognizes Kirbys for service to town

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — “I just want to tell you what it’s like to be a celebrity in Brandon.”

Dick Kirby took the microphone at Brandon town meeting Monday evening with his wife, Debbie, after the couple was honored in this year’s Brandon Town Report. Kirby said that after he got word of the dedication, he met with his weekly coffee group of older gentlemen in Brandon, who call themselves, “Sick, Lame and Lazy.”

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Town meeting wrap-ups from every Addison County town, plus Brandon

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Whew! That was interesting! Our local March town meetings have come and gone. Here’s your chance to see what happened on the floor of your town’s meeting and who won local board seats once Tuesday’s ballots were counted. Read out town-by-town wrap-ups from each of the 23 municipalities in Addison County, plus Brandon.

Read about what happened in in your towns, check out the issues in other neighboring towns. Click on our town-by-town previews, which are arranged alphabetically:

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Brandon town meeting wrap-up 2018

Posted on March 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — All floor and ballot items passed on Town Meeting Day in Brandon this year.

The $1.4 million bond question to pay for infrastructure improvements to Park Street passed overwhelmingly, 488-123.

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New security features added to the front entrance of OVUHS

Posted on March 5, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Major changes are planned for the front entrance at Otter Valley Union High School in light of the recent school shooting threat in Fair Haven and the tragic mass shooting in Parkland, Fla.

The plan comes just days after Gov. Phil Scott issued a memo to legislators proposing several gun restrictions and school safety measures, including school security reviews and grant funding for security improvements.

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