Work on the Brandon Town Hall is complete

Built in 1861, the Brandon Town Hall has had its ups and downs — the town once even considered tearing it down. But after a major renovation years ago, it’s become a center point for Brandon’s cultural life. Shows, movies, events — even disc golf — all take place in its main hall. And as a result, the floor (already a replacement for the 1861 original) had taken quite a beating and was worn too thin to be refinished yet again.

Blue skies prevail at Otter Valley graduation

This past Saturday started out overcast and chilly, but ultimately the skies cleared and the weather was beautiful for Otter Valley Union High School’s 2023 Commencement. It felt, in some ways, like a metaphor for the entirety of these kids’ last four yea … (read more)

A tragic weekend on Brandon’s roads

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, marking the beginning of barbecue-and-beach season. But this year’s holiday was marred by tragedy in Brandon.

Goshen Historical Society remembers WWII veterans

The newly active Goshen Historical Society is extremely proud of the town’s past. Earlier this month, it remembered the experiences of the town’s inhabitants during World War II and called to mind those Vermonters who served in the war at a May 7 event at … (read more)

Music festival imagines a world with zero pollution

Imagine a music festival that’s still awesome fun but with zero waste and zero emissions, where food and drink are served only in reusable and/or biodegradable containers and everything is powered by solar.

Brandon Inn changes hands

As of last week, the historic Brandon Inn has a new owner: Isidro “Sid” Beccar-Varela.

Community rallies after Leicester home fire

It’s a house we drive by every day, right on Route 7 in Leicester just north of the Brandon town line. And on a fateful Tuesday night, March 21, it went up in flames.

Something extraordinary at Camp Thorpe

There’s nothing extraordinary about kids singing about meatballs as they line up for lunch at summer camp. Nor is there anything extraordinary about swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, or kids decorating their bunks.

OV principal Jim Avery will be missed

Jim Avery has been at Otter Valley Union High School for so long that his first students are old enough to be grandparents. He can honestly say that he’s dedicated his career to the Otter Valley community.