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Police cadets help family in need

Posted on September 19, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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PITTSFORD — Sometimes extraordinary things can happen on ordinary days.

Week before last, single dad Rik Hinckley and his teenage daughter, Emma, were having an ordinary day full of obstacles.

Hinckley, 52, was a pipefitter for 22 years before two failed back surgeries sidelined him from work. His back trouble also prevents him from moving large objects.

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Meet the brewers: Christine and Steve keep learning at Drop-In

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



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“I heard him before I saw him, and my ears perked right up.”It was April of 1988 when Christine McKeever first heard Steve Parkes’ British accent across a crowded bar room at Kelly’s Bar and Restaurant in Nags Head on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. For almost 25 years, Steve and Christine have not only grown a family and a marriage with staying power, they are the dynamic duo behind the American Brewers Guild and Drop-In Brewing.

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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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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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Young man killed in Brandon car crash

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — A young man from Brandon was killed in a single-car crash on Newton Road Friday night, and two passengers in the car were injured.

Police said no one in the 2000 red Honda Civic was wearing a seatbelt as the driver, 22-year-old Thomas Trudeau Savage, was traveling west on Newton Road just before midnight on Aug. 12.

Police said their investigation showed that the car left the roadway and hit an embankment, causing it to roll and crash into a chain link fence around a wastewater substation.

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Lightning strike at Brandon Town Hall interrupts concert

Posted on August 18, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The Phil Henry Trio was halfway through a concert at the Brandon Town Hall Saturday night when the building was struck by lightning during a severe thunderstorm.

To say it was electrifying would be an understatement.

It was over in a few seconds, but the bolt caused thousands of dollars in damage to the town hall’s stage lighting system.

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Vermont given federal money to assess spread of Zika-carrying mosquitoes in area

Posted on August 12, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — State officials say they will use a new pot of federal money to keep an eye out for mosquitos carrying the Zika virus and to educate health care providers who may see people with the tropical disease.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control this month awarded a $200,000 grant to the state of Vermont to address the threat of the Zika virus. The money will be split between the state Agency of Agriculture and the Department of Health and used to trap and test mosquitos as well as to educate health providers and the public about the virus.

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Brandon area backs Minter, Scott

Posted on August 11, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — As the state went, so did some but not all local districts, with Brandon, Pittsford, Proctor and Leicester going for Sue Minter in Tuesday voting over Matt Dunne and Peter Galbraith in the Democratic Primary for governor.

In Goshen, Minter eked out a win by one vote over Dunne, 15-14.

West Rutland was against the trend, with Dunne winning 46-42. Whiting also went for Dunne and very decisively, 20-4. In Sudbury, Minter and Dunne finished in a tie, 24-24.

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Olivia's Croutons eyes move to Brandon from New Haven and Middlebury

Posted on July 25, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Olivia’s Croutons is hoping to make Brandon its new home.

The New Haven-based crouton company owned by Francie and Dave Caccavo is in the process of buying the Tucel building on Route 73 near the Neshobe School in Brandon.

The couple appeared before the Brandon Development Review Board last Wednesday night regarding a conditional use application to change the use of the existing facility that manufactures brushes to a food manufacturing plant and warehouse space.

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Bluegrass and camping come together

Posted on July 14, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — The gentle sounds of recorded guitar and banjo music drifted over the field of pop-up campers and RVs at the top of Basin Road in Brandon this past Thursday afternoon. The annual Basin Bluegrass Festival was kicking off that night, and a steady influx of campers had been arriving at the gate all morning for the four-day event.

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