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Following his GPS, 18-wheeler slams into Brandon covered bridge

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



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BRANDON — An eighteen-wheeler bound for the Woodchuck Cider storage facility in Brandon tried to fit its 13-foot, 6-inch trailer under the 12-foot clearance of the Sanderson covered bridge on Jan. 8, causing extensive damage to the bridge.

A GPS unit is being blamed for sending the driver down the dirt road that leads into Brandon from Route 30.

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'Brandon Idol' contest lures crowd to town hall

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



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BRANDON — The Brandon Town Hall was packed on Saturday night as residents from all around gathered to listen to amateur singers from as far away as White River Junction perform for a chance to be a finalist in the Brandon Idol competition.

About 200 people paid to see 22 singers strut their stuff under the lights of the Town Hall stage as they competed to be one of the Final 9. The competitors came from a diverse background and performed a wide range of music.

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Brandon Artists Guild to display annual children's show

Posted on January 17, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — A bounty of art by children in the Brandon area will be on display at the Brandon Artists Guild Gallery from Friday, Feb. 1, through Monday, Feb. 25, in its annual Children’s Art show.

The show involves the work of hundreds of children from eight area schools: Barstow Memorial School in Chittenden, Leicester Elementary School, Lothrop School in Pittsford, Neshobe School in Brandon, Otter Valley Middle and High Schools, Sudbury Community School and Whiting Elementary School.

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The Last Train to Zinkov makes a stop in Brandon

Posted on January 14, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — David and Nathan Gusakov, father and son, play original songs and old tunes about the beauty and peace of home, of delight and sadness and the wild human emotions inherent in living and dying. Featuring clawhammer banjo, wicked fiddling, and family harmonies, the Gusakovs are creating some of today's most unique and compelling folk music.

The Gusakovs have been gaining recognition as they expand their performance reach throughout New England.

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Brandon workshop: How to live in 'zero energy' home

Posted on January 10, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Efficiency Vermont’s Matt Sharpe this Saturday will deliver a free workshop for people interested in making their dwellings more energy efficient. “Zero Energy for Your Home: Making it Possible” will take place on Jan. 12, 1-2:30 p.m., at the Brandon Town Hall.

A “zero energy home” generates as much energy as it uses by combining energy efficiency improvements, solar electric and alternative heating systems. Discover how the methods and costs of zero energy homes have moved within reach for average Vermont homeowners.

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Neshobe Elementary School identifies and addresses radon infiltration

Posted on January 7, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — School administrators are assuring parents of students at Neshobe Elementary that they are taking steps to mitigate the dangers of elevated radon gas levels in the Brandon building.

In the district’s letter to parents last Wednesday, Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union Superintendent Jean?e Collins said these screening values are not an immediate health concern to students or staff as there is no known acute health effects associated with exposure to radon.

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After a year, Brandon is panning out for Olivia's Croutons

Posted on January 3, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



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BRANDON — The sweet aroma of fresh bread sprinkled with garlic and Italian spices surrounds the area around Olivia’s Crouton factory like a comfortable blanket. Inside, three industrial-size ovens are hot and ready while hundreds of pounds of croutons are being seasoned, packaged and readied for shipping.

Francie Williams Caccavo, founder and CEO of Olivia’s Croutons, says most people around Brandon probably know the story of Olivia’s Croutons; after all, it’s written on every box she ships out to stores.

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Brandon's Christina Wiles earns top Girl Scout honor

Posted on December 31, 2018 |
By Russell Jones



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BRANDON — The Girl Scouts began in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low organized the first troop of 18 girls in Savannah, Ga. Now, 3.7 million members strong, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America have helped mentor and develop strong female leaders such Lucille Ball, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and astronaut Sally Ride.

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In Vergennes and Brandon, unseasonable rain caused wastewater overflows

Posted on December 31, 2018 |
By Elizabeth Gribkoff of VTDigger.org



VERGENNES — Unseasonable rain that fell in Vermont during the weekend before Christmas led to the release of more than 2 million gallons of untreated and partially treated wastewater into rivers around the state.

Brandon, Montpelier, Rutland, St. Albans and Vergennes all reported combined sewer overflows to the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation. St. Albans also released more than a half million gallons of partially treated wastewater and stormwater. By law, Vermont municipalities are now required to submit public alerts of untreated releases.

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Brandon hosts Moonlight Madness Dec. 20

Posted on December 17, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Brandon’s Moonlight Madness will continue this Thursday, Dec. 20,  from 4-8 p.m.  The Brandon Artists Guild will have several juried artists  demonstrating: Wenda Curtis and Jill Listzwan will be giving a 15 minute hands-on workshop on making a copper star for your home; Ashley Wolff will be signing her children’s books; and Stacey Stanhope Dundon will be demonstrating her decorating technique on pottery. There will be a wrapping station to wrap the gifts purchased in the gallery and some warm mulled cider to keep you warm.

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