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Creepy silent film classic 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde' to screen in Brandon on Oct. 21

Posted on October 16, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — What would fall be without Halloween? And what would Halloween be with some frightening moments in the dark?

This October the Brandon Town Hall will feature a screening of a deliciously frightening film in an absolutely gothic showing of the black-and-white silent classic “Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde.”

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Brandon solar array proposal downsized

Posted on October 9, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — A planned 100-acre solar project on farmland in Brandon is now owned by a different company, and, if it is built, will be 25 percent smaller than originally planned.

Davenport Solar filed a notice of intent to file a petition with the Vermont Public Utility Commission, requesting approval to build the project, which has been downsized to 15-megawatts from the original 20-megawatt plan. A copy of the letter was sent to the state Agency of Natural Resources, the town of Brandon and the Rutland Regional Planning Commission on Sept. 29.

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Parathlete inspires students

Posted on October 2, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Chris Waddell knows all about challenges. He thrives on them. In fact, when life didn’t hand him enough of a challenge, he created his own.

Waddell was paralyzed from the waist down after a skiing accident on the first day on Christmas break from Middlebury College in 1988. He had been a promising member of the Middlebury College Ski Team, but all of that changed when his ski popped off and he fell, broke two vertebrae and damaged his spinal cord. He was 20 years old.

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Newton Road residents look to state officials for flooding options

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — At least one family on Newton Road in Brandon is ready for a buy out.

Mike and Stacey Lee were among roughly 65 people at a Sept. 18 public meeting at the Brandon Town Hall to get information from a host of state officials about the continued flooding issue on Newton Road and what the options are for homeowners there.

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Brandon gets ready for the Harvest People surge

Posted on September 28, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — It’s almost time to build your own “Harvest Person.” That’s one of the draws at the annual Brandon HarvestFest, which, as always, will take place the Sunday before Columbus Day Weekend, Oct. 1 this year.

Because of the downtown road construction, this year’s HarvestFest has moved from Central Park to Estabrook Park north of the village just west of Route 7. It’s still at the usual time — 1-4 p.m.

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Dave Keller Band returns to Brandon Music this Saturday

Posted on September 21, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs/Brandon Reporter and John S. McCright/Addison Independent



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Dave Keller brings his soul and blues to Brandon Music this Saturday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m. He’s a first-class singer, guitarist and songwriter who has produced three acclaimed albums, turning his personal experiences into universal ones. His latest CD, “Right Back Atcha,” showcases his powerful voice, dynamic guitar playing and his meaningful, memorable songs.

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Rare Houdini films screen with live music

Posted on September 14, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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He reigned for decades as the legendary "Handcuff King," famous for his daring and impossible escapes staged around the world. But Harry Houdini also had a brief career in the movies, starring in a series of silent adventure films that showed off his athletic prowess as his talent for illusion, stunts and escape.

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Brandon dog back, 'dognapping' doubted

Posted on September 7, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Sometimes a story is when there is no story.

When Melissa and Tim Gibbud’s Shih Tzu Sadie disappeared near their house on Churchill Road in Brandon last week, many people believed it was the latest in what was being called a rash of dognappings.

But the Gibbuds got their beloved pet back Monday night after they received a call form a woman in Brandon who said she thought she had their dog.

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RNESU welcomes new teachers and other employees

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Every year when our students return to the 23 area schools there are some new faces among the teachers and administrators. Here the Independent introduces our readers to the new faces in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union, including Leicester Central School, Neshobe Elementary in Brandon, Sudbury Country School, Whiting Elementary, Lothrop Elementary in Pittsford, Barstow Memorial in Chittenden, Otter Valley Union High School and the central office (RNESU). Pictured, left to right, are:

 

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R.D. King performs live at Brandon Music this Saturday

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



A genre-defying, fingers-blazing guitarist from Boston, R.D. King’s acoustic guitar performances fuse pop melodies, metal rhythms, folk fingerstyle and hints of jazz harmony. King is touring the New England region following the April 2017 release of his newest album “vs. Self” and stops at Brandon Music this Saturday, Sept. 2 for a 7:30 p.m. performance. King’s audiences describe his music as passionate, powerful, deeply memorable and —  at times — extraordinary.

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