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Durham County Poets return to Brandon Music

Posted on March 14, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Brandon Music is thrilled to welcome back Durham County Poets on Friday, March 15.   Hailing from Ormstown, Quebec and the surrounding Chateauguay Valley, the five seasoned musicians, all of whom are songwriters, work together individually and collaboratively in composing their music.  

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OV district budget approved, but school upgrade was defeated

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — On Tuesday, the voters in the Otter Valley Unified Union School District defeated a bond measure of $2.93 million for safety, security and operational improvements. Voters did, however, approve a school district budget of $19,935,847, which represents a 3.7 percent increase in total spending over last year and a 2.7 percent per equalized student increase.

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Dynamic musician Steve Hartmann performs in Brandon

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — On March 9 Brandon Music will host singer-songwriter, Steve Hartmann. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, Hartmann majored in piano and double majored in stage performance and song writing. The Jericho resident is known for his unique sound, pristine vocals and engaging stage presence that draws you in and leaves you stunned.

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Brandon Town Meeting results 2019

Posted on March 7, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — On Tuesday, 710 residents came to the polls in Brandon to vote on a proposed town budget and decide the only contested selectboard race.

Selectboard members Seth Hopkins and Brian Coolidge were re-elected after running unopposed for their seats. Tim Guiles was the victor in a two-way race against Dennis Reisenweaver for an open three-year seat. Guiles received 400 votes to 242 for Reisenweaver.

Others winning unopposed were Bill Moore for town moderator, Courtney Satz for trustee of public funds, and Carol Fjeld for library trustee.

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Mosquito district dispute drives up legal costs

Posted on March 4, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



SALISBURY/BRANDON — A handful of residents led by Chris Fastie of Salisbury is challenging the operating procedures of the Brandon-Leicester-Salisbury-Goshen Insect Control District and running up the legal bills for those communities. The most immediate consequence is a $5,000 spike in the amount the five towns are asking taxpayers to cover in annual budgets — all of which will be decided at town meeting.

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Exhibit series celebrates 20 years of the Brandon Artists Guild

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — The Brandon Artists Guild (The BAG) is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a series of themed exhibits honoring our planet. The series will run from March through October, with each show lasting two months. The first exhibit, “Art of the Earth,” opens March 1 and runs through April 30. The public is invited to the opening reception Friday, March 1, from 5-7 p.m.

The exhibit series represents a departure for the 20-year-old Artists Guild.  

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Brandon Town Meeting Preview 2019

Posted on February 28, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Brandon voters will convene at the Town Hall on Monday, March 4, for the annual town meeting at 7 p.m. Australian ballot voting will take place the following day at the Town Hall between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

On March 5, voters will be asked to approve a proposed budget of $2,702,555, an increase of 0.92 percent in expenditures over last year. Voters will also be asked to authorize $50,000 in paving funds.

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Residents to vote on $2.9M bond for OVUUSD

Posted on February 25, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — Voters in the Otter Valley Unified Union School District rejected a $5.5 million bond proposal back in November, and next week they will consider a proposal of about half that amount.

Residents of the OVUU towns of Brandon, Goshen, Leicester, Pittsford, Sudbury and Whiting will go to the polls on March 5 to decide the fate of a $2.93 million safety, security and operations improvements bond.

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Brandon selectboard candidates to speak

Posted on February 25, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — With a contested selectboard race in Brandon, the Brandon Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Meet the Candidates forum at the Town Hall basement meeting room at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28. Bill Moore will be the moderator for the forum and candidates will have the opportunity to answer questions from the public.

As the only contested selectboard race in Brandon, voters will choose between Tim Guiles and Dennis Reisenweaver for the seat being vacated by Devon Fuller.

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Folk duo performs traditional-roots music in Brandon

Posted on February 21, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Richard Ruane and Beth Duquette are a Vermont-based acoustic duo performing original music with a clear traditional-roots influence that is steeped in a tradition of its own time. They are known for their strong, imaginative vocals and harmonies, often compared to classic sibling harmony duos. Some of their original songs harken back to traditional ballads and jazz tunes from the ’30s, but also remain firmly planted in life’s current challenges and joy. They will perform at Brandon Music on Saturday, Feb. 23.

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