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Big day

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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ABIGAIL PINKOWSKI, LEFT, Allison Lowell, Olivia Drew, Meghan Hallett, Courtney Randall and Sophia Bloomer stand outside the Otter Valley Union High School gym on Saturday ready for their big event.

Photo by Lee J. Kahrs

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Important document

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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CHARLOTTE WINSLOW PRESENTS her brand new Otter Valley diploma during commencement in Brandon Saturday.

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Valedictorian Brigid Enright’s speech moves OVUHS crowd

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School Valedictorian Brigid Enright had it together when she strode up to the podium and began her speech in the OV gymnasium at Saturday’s graduation.

Before her were 97 other graduating seniors, OV teachers, administrators and scads of family and friends.

Enright was smiling, she was witty, and she was honest as she read her speech, explaining how she watched YouTube videos about giving good speeches in order to find inspiration for her own address.

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Religious worship service removed from carnival schedule in Brandon

Posted on June 8, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Planners behind the carnival coming to Brandon this week found themselves up against the First Amendment after a complaint was  led over a scheduled Christian worship service at the event.

Katie Burghardt Kramer of Cornwall sent a letter on May 30 to Brandon Town Attorney Jim Carroll, Recreation Director Bill Moore and Town Manager Dave Atherton, saying she was disturbed by the inclusion of a Christian worship services and Christian rock bands on the schedule for Sunday, June 11, the last day of the four-day carnival at Park Village.

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Brandon rallies behind cancer patient: Firefighters, colleagues raise funds for Harrison and his family

Posted on June 5, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Adam Harrison has a lot to live for. With his partner Kristin Piper, he has a three year-old son, Booker, and a seven-week-old son named Shepherd.

In fact, it was two days before Shepherd was born, on April 3, when Harrison was told he has cancer.

He knew something was wrong a few weeks before, when he was working at New England Woodcraft and started coughing up blood.

It turned out to be testicular cancer, for which Harrison had none of the usual symptoms, and it had spread to his lungs and abdomen.

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Author Ron Powers offers intimate take on mental illness

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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CASTLETON/BRANDON — “No one thinks about mental illness until it affects someone close to them,” Ron Powers said. “It’s a primal fear. We see demonic transformation and when we see that, we see versions of ourselves.”

Powers has the unfortunate credentials to speak with authority on the subject.

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Brandon's Route 7 work schedule released

Posted on May 26, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — And so it begins in Brandon. With the overflow culvert under Center Street complete, a schedule for the Segment 6-Route 7 reconstruction project in Brandon has been released, and work will begin right in the center of town.

Brandon Town Manager Dave Atherton shared the schedule with the select board at a regular meeting last week.

The project has been broken up into six segments labeled “A” through “F.”

Segment A runs from the Brandon Fire Station to Franklin Street just before the library.

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Taking the pledge

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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STANDING UNDER THE big American flag in the gym at Neshobe School in Brandon, 62 candidates took the oath to become U.S. citizens on May 10.

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Big day

Posted on May 22, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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DAVIAH DEBORAH LAWRENCE of Jamaica, left, and Guerda Mulumba mingle among the students at Neshobe School in Brandon after the women received their U.S. citizenship.

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The chicken whisperer: Tales from a backyard chicken farmer in Salisbury

Posted on May 18, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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SALISBURY — I never wanted chickens, because I didn’t want the carnage.

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