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$5.5 million school bond defeated in OVUUSD

Posted on November 12, 2018 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — Residents of the Otter Valley Unified Union School District on Election Day narrowly defeated a $5.5 million school bond to improve school security and operations in three of the district’s buildings. The next day school board members gathered to discuss next steps but came to no firm conclusions.

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The Rough & Tumble roll through Brandon

Posted on November 8, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Formerly from Nashville, The Rough & Tumble now find themselves living full-time on the road, in a 16-foot camper with an 85-pound puppy named Puddle. The folk-Americana duo has been making tire tracks nationwide since 2011, and if you ask Mallory Graham or Scott Tyler how they got here, they’d likely respond, “with careful planning, spreadsheets and shoddy cell phone service.” The camper stops at Brandon Music on Nov. 10.

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Shaw, Jerome win Brandon/Pittsford/Sudbury House race

Posted on November 6, 2018 |
By Russell Jones



BRANDON — The two seats in the Rutland-6 House district will be filled by one known quantity and one newcomer when the Legislature convenes in January.

Incumbent Rep. Butch Shaw, a Pittsford Republican, and Democrat Stephanie Jerome of Brandon were the top two vote getters in Tuesday’s election in the district the encompasses Brandon, Pittsford and Sudbury. The four-person race was tightly contested in all three towns.

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OVUHS welcomes Chinese students and visitors

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — In 2017, Otter Valley Union High School and Vermont International Academy (VIA) signed a memorandum of understanding to promote an educational exchange between Vermont and China with the goal of creating opportunities for Chinese students to study at OVUHS and for Vermont students to study at VIA schools in China. On Thursday, Nov. 8, at noon, OVUHS will welcome VIA student Qian Kexin (Cathy) of Guangzhou, China, Hanban Chinese teacher Qian Wei, and special guest John Holden of U.S.-China Strong Foundation in a ceremony to celebrate the educational partnership.

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Mt. Abe field hockey overcomes Otters' challenge

Posted on November 1, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



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SOUTH BURLINGTON — Monday’s Division II high school field hockey semifinal at South Burlington High School between No. 1 Mount Abraham and an upset-minded No. 4 Otter Valley squad saw both teams play their hearts out, and play well.

Ultimately, the 10-3-3 Eagles, who controlled most of the second half after the Otters rocked them in the first 30 minutes, held off an OV surge in the final five minutes to nail down a 2-1 victory and book a date in Saturday’s final at the University of Vermont.

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Otter eleven drops finale

Posted on October 29, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BENNINGTON — The Otter Valley Union High School football season ended on Friday night with a 32-24 loss to host Mount Anthony in the Division II wild card game between two teams that failed two qualify for the postseason. MAU finished at 3-6, and OV at 1-8.

MAU quarterback Caleb Hay threw for 306 yards — a program record — including touchdown passes of 90 and 87 yards to Cole Bushee, who caught five passes for 224 yards, also a program record. 

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OV field hockey on to semifinal

Posted on October 29, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



BRANDON — The No. 4 seed Otter Valley Union High School field hockey team dismissed No. 5 Brattleboro, 6-0, in a Division II quarterfinal played Friday in Brandon.

The Otters improved to 10-5 and will next face top-seeded Mount Abraham (9-3-3) at South Burlington High School on Monday at 3:30 p.m. The winner of that game will play either No. 2 Burr & Burton (9-5-1) or No. 3 Woodstock (9-4-2) for the title on Saturday at the University of Vermont. Game time will be announced after semifinals in all three divisions are played.

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Otter Valley voters eye $5.5 million bond, Nov. 6

Posted on October 22, 2018 |
By Angelo Lynn



BRANDON — Voters in the Otter Valley Unified Union school district will be asked to approve a $5.5 million bond on Nov. 6 to improve the security and safety at Otter Valley Union High School, Neshobe School and Lothrop School.

School district board members and administrators will give a PowerPoint presentation on the projects and their tax implications this Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. at OVUHS, and again on Monday, Nov. 5, at 6:30 p.m.

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In girls' soccer, VUHS, OV and Mt. Abe all net wins

Posted on October 22, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



ADDISON COUNTY — As the high school girls’ soccer regular season concluded last week Vergennes and Mount Abraham picked up a key victories, Otter Valley split two games, and Middlebury came up short.

The Vermont Principals’ Association was set to announce playoff pairings on Monday morning. First-round games are set for Tuesday or Wednesday.

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On Friday the Commodores blanked winless Missisquoi, 5-0, apparently giving VUHS the No. 6 seed in Division III with a 6-5-2 record.

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High school field hockey: Eagles, Otters earn key victories

Posted on October 22, 2018 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



ADDISON COUNTY — As the local high school field hockey regular season concluded last week Mount Abraham and Otter Valley each split two games, efforts good enough to nail down top-four seeds in Division II, while Middlebury dropped a contest.

The Vermont Principals’ Association was set to announce D-II playoff pairings on Monday morning. The Eagles and Otters will host quarterfinals this weekend, while the Tigers could host a first-round game on Tuesday or Wednesday.

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