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Clippings by Lee Kahrs: Arizona bill enshrines prejudice

Posted on February 26, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



My wife Sarah and I will be celebrating our 10-year anniversary this October, and we decided to mark the occasion with an epic road trip through the Southwest. Sarah, a great lover of hiking and the outdoors, has never been to the Grand Canyon, and I wanted to take her there. We would fly into Las Vegas, pick up a campervan and drive first to Zion National Park in Utah, then to the Grand Canyon, then on to Santa Fe and Taos in New Mexico before heading back across Arizona to Las Vegas.

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Police make big drug bust in Brandon

Posted on February 17, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Police acting on a tip seized over 400 bags of heroin and crack cocaine at a house on Carver Street in Brandon on Feb. 5 and made two arrests in the largest drug bust in Brandon’s recent history.

Brandon Police executed the search warrant at 43 Carver St. at 2:30 p.m. on that Wednesday after receiving information alleging illegal sales of heroin at that location.

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Brandon municipal budget would carry 13.9 percent tax hike

Posted on January 30, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, the Brandon selectboard approved a proposed town budget that would ask voters to approve a 13.9 percent increase in taxes. The plan sets 2014-2015 municipal spending at $3,256,142 with $2,651,467 to be raised by taxes.

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Vermont Gas pitches Rutland pipeline through Pittsford

Posted on December 16, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



PITTSFORD — The words “natural gas pipeline” make people around here take notice, as was evident from the full house at a recent Pittsford selectboard meeting.

Vermont Gas Systems Inc. was on the agenda, outlining a very preliminary plan to run a natural gas pipeline down through Rutland County. The pipeline would follow completion of a pipeline from Colchester through Addison County, which is still in the permitting stages.

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OVUHS earns recognition as innovative school

Posted on December 5, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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MONTPELIER — The best practices and unique enrichment programs created at Otter Valley Union High School have earned OV an induction into the Vermont League of Innovative Schools, the Agency of Education announced this week.

OV was one of four Vermont schools recently inducted into the League, joined by Harwood Union Middle/High School, Lake Region Union High School and Twinfield Union School.

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Mother, daughter killed in Brandon crash

Posted on November 21, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — A mother and daughter were killed in a head-on collision on Route 7 in Brandon just south of Otter Valley Union High School last Friday afternoon.

According to police, Kathryn Long, 63, and her mother Ruth Long, 93, both of Sudbury, were killed when their 2004 Subaru Legacy station wagon crossed the centerline and hit a Proctor Gas truck head on.

Brandon Police Chief Chris Brickell said the accident happened at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, and it prompted police to close Route 7 to traffic in both directions for several hours.

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Brandon under presssure to locate new town office space

Posted on November 4, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Two years, two months and numerous mistakes have landed the town of Brandon back to square one without office space and now, a deadline to find some, fast.

The long-overdue renovation of the town offices on Center Street ground to a halt last week after the Vermont League of Cities and Towns settled the town’s claim on the building at a much lower payout than anticipated.

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No. 2 OV field hockey loses heartbreaker

Posted on October 28, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The No. 2 Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team lost a heartbreaker to visiting No. 7 Harwood on Saturday by the slimmest of margins, 1-0, in a Division II upset.

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Brandon rallies around family made homeless by fire

Posted on September 5, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — One week after a fire destroyed all they own, the Mahoney family of Brandon is staying upbeat, grateful to their community, and grateful for their lives.

“It’s humbling,” Mike Mahoney said in a phone interview Monday. “It’s been hard, but we just want to thank the community and the outlying area. Everyone’s just been wonderful.”

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Brandon picks Maine woman as its new town manager

Posted on September 5, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Robin Bennett has signed a three-year contract as Brandon’s new town manager and will start work Sept. 9.

The move comes five months after Brandon was left without a town manager when Keith Arlund resigned with two weeks’ notice after seven years on the job.

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