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Four motorcycles crash on Rt. 7 in Brandon

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Four motorcycles traveling north on Route 7 in a group collided into each other when the cycle in front skidded sideways on what police suspected was loose material. The accident happened on Sunday, May 5, around 4 p.m., just south of the Otter Valley Union High School.

Brandon police officers responded to the scene and determined that a Harley-Davidson motorcycle operated by Kyle Hinchliffe, 29, of Burlington was traveling north near the high school before losing control due to suspected loose material on the roadway.

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Otter Valley Union High School honor roll

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School has announced its honor roll for the fourth Marking period of the year. Those achieving the honor include:

Grade 12

Scholars’ List: Samuel Buswell, Ella Chaney, Meghan Chaney, Hayden Gallo, Clay Hays, Dylan Mackie, Lua Piovano-Marcotte, Kexin Qian, and Ethan Sulik-Doty.

Principal’s List: Mickeen Hogan.

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The Rough and Tumble returns to Brandon Music

Posted on May 20, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — In 2018 Brandon Music welcomed for the first time the American duo, The Rough and Tumble, two young and talented singer/songwriters and musicians complete with a menagerie of instruments ranging from acoustic guitars to mailbox snares to a banjolele.  The Rough and Tumble delights audiences with their seamless harmonies, professional musicianship, their orchestra of unusual instruments and their great personalities, exuberance and engaging jokes and stories.  Mark your calendars because they return to Brandon Music on June 1.

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RNESU selects new curriculum head

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — A new Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment has been hired for the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union. The RNESU board recently approved the hiring of Kristen Hubert, after Andy Kepes in March announced he would leave the position to become the Ferrisburgh Central School principal.

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'Carmen' to be sung on the Barn Opera stage

Posted on May 16, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Brandon’s Barn Opera will perform Bizet’s masterpiece “The Tragedie of Carmen” on May 17 and 18. This new production explores the concept of power dynamics as it relates to love and infidelity. Be warned, there is graphic violence, simulated sexual situations, and potential to trigger victims of domestic abuse.

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Police learn tactics at OVUHS to deal with school shooters

Posted on May 9, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



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BRANDON — Adorned with replicas of planets in our solar system, the blue and white hallways of Otter Valley Union High School are cast in long shadows as the harsh glow of the fluorescent lighting falls on four Vermont State Police recruits. The officers in training are moving stealthily down the school’s hallways, their black uniforms in stark contrast to the usual brightness and joy of their surroundings.

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Brandon Town Hall to host summer silent film series

Posted on May 9, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Classics from the silent film era return to the big screen beginning in May at the Brandon Town Hall and Community Center, which hosts another season of vintage cinema with live music in the historic facility.

This year’s offerings include classic comedy from Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton as well as a pioneering sci-fi epic about mankind’s first voyage to the moon.

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Hilton Park plays their unique folk music in Brandon

Posted on May 6, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Hilton Park is an Americana/folk trio with a unique sound from southern Maine made up of father, Bruce Hilton, youngest son Connor and close musical partner, friend and neighbor Gregg Pannier, a classically trained organist and piano virtuoso. The trio is making the return trip to Brandon this coming Mother’s Day weekend to perform once again at Brandon Music on May 11.

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Tobacco cessation classes begin May 22 in Brandon

Posted on May 2, 2019 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Porter Hospital and Vermont Blueprint for Health are sponsoring a free workshop starting this month for people who want to quit smoking. The free workshop begins on Wednesday, May 22, from 5-6 p.m., at UVM Health Network Primary Care Brandon office at 61 Court Drive.

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Allie gets a second chance — and a new kidney

Posted on April 29, 2019 |
By Russell Jones



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BRANDON — The final semesters of college can be very stressful. From staying up all night and cramming for finals, to worrying about post-graduation life and finding a career, many students experience varying levels of stress.

As a junior at St. Lawrence University in upstate New York, Alison “Allie” Walter began waking up with migraines and was constantly tired. She found herself struggling to accomplish basic tasks. The nurses she saw at the school dismissed her symptoms as stress, much like typical university students experience.

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