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Historians recall Vermont '57 plane crash

Posted on July 19, 2018 |
By Rachel Cohen



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SALISBURY/BRANDON — At 11 years old, Brian Lindner hiked Camel’s Hump with a friend, and ended up finding the site of a 1944 B-24 bomber crash.

None of the adults in his life could answer his questions about the crash that were fueling his curiosity.

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OVUHS honor roll

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School has announced the final honor roll for the 2017-2018 year. Students named to the roll include:

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Brandon to host baseball tourney

Posted on July 12, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — On the weekend of July 20, 21 and 22 all-star baseball comes to Brandon for the second annual Marble Valley All Star Jamboree and Home Run Derby.

Teams from New York and Vermont will descend on Neshobe Field to vie for the tournament championship as well as try their skills at the long ball in the Home Run Derby. The Marble Valley All Stars, a local team representing Brandon and the area, consists of some of the best local 11- and 12-year-old Majors baseball players.

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Retiring OV teacher Michael Dywer earned much respect in 30 years

Posted on July 9, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — In front of the wall of windows in Room A1 at Otter Valley Union High School, a large black plastic trash can was filling up as the school year came to a close last month.

OV English and History Teacher Michael Dwyer had been going through the file cabinets and book shelves for a week, throwing out and sorting 30 years of accumulated materials as he prepared to retire.

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Group fights mosquito permit

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON, LEICESTER, SALISBURY, GOSHEN — Environmentalists seek to block the state permit allowing the local insect control district to spray pesticides to control mosquitoes.

The Boston-based Toxics Action Center and the Environmental Natural Resources Law Clinic at Vermont Law School on June 13 filed with the state Environmental Court an appeal of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s May 16 Pesticide General Permit for the Brandon, Leicester, Salisbury, Goshen Insect Control District.

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Bobcat caught on game camera

Posted on July 5, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department last month released images of a bobcat that was caught in a series of photos on a game camera set up under a bridge in Brandon. The cameras are put out as part of a collaborative partnership between Vermont Fish & Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, and VTrans to better understand wildlife movement around road crossing structures.

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First animated feature film to screen in Brandon

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Cinematic fantasy fans often cite Walt Disney’s “Snow White” (1937) as the first full-length animated feature film. But more than a decade earlier, German filmmaker Lotte Reiniger produced “The Adventures of Prince Achmed” (1926), a feature-length animated fantasy that thrilled audiences worldwide. The film will be shown with live accompaniment at the Brandon Town Hall at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 30.

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Fabrications of clay: Deborah Goodwin's work in Brandon

Posted on June 28, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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If Deborah Goodwin’s ceramic art pieces resemble fabric, there’s a good reason. “I’ve borrowed some techniques from apparel manufacturing,” explains the former fashion merchandiser, “making a pattern and embossing clay slabs with fabric textures.”

The combination of supple fabric details and hard clay makes a comfortable, casual fit. “All my pieces are functional, with a — hopefully — fun twist,” Deborah says.

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Where are they now? Brett Lertola (OVUHS)

Posted on June 23, 2018 |
By Addison Independent



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Hometown, current residence, age: I grew up and currently still live in Pittsford. I am 26.

Family: My parents: David and Dyanne Lertola

What I am up to: I am currently a high school math teacher at Rutland High School. I teach a variety of math courses, including AP Calculus, am a class advisor, and serve on several different school committees.

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