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Brandon voters reject $3.2 million town budget in re-vote

Posted on May 8, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Here we go again. Brandon residents defeated the proposed town budget on a re-vote Tuesday, 498-318.

It was a $3,218,670 proposed spending plan, with $2,613,995 to be raised by taxes, which represented a 12.2 percent tax increase.

While the original Town Meeting Day vote resulted in a 44 percent voter turnout, Tuesday’s vote only drew 29 percent of the electorate despite a mass mailing and selectboard members pounding the pavement.

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Brandon exhibit to share an artists's perspective

Posted on May 5, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — “With watercolor, the paint participates in the creative process — you don’t so much control it as collaborate with it.”

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Brandon voters OK Neshobe School budget on second try

Posted on April 28, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Voters OK’d a revised Neshobe Elementary School budget in an April 22 re-vote, by a tally of 458-276.

Around 60 percent of those who showed up at the polls this past Tuesday favored the spending plan, which was defeated March 4 (638-576); but only a little more than half as many people cast ballots compared with the Town Meeting Day election.

The $5,321,670 spending plan contained a 1.36 percent increase in expenditures over the current budget and will raise the local school tax rate by 1 cent, from $0.69 to $0.70.

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Brandon Reporter honored at Statehouse

Posted on April 24, 2014 |
By Brandon Reporter staff



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BRANDON — It was a heady week for The Brandon Reporter as the staff of three made their way to the Statehouse in Montpelier for a special and humbling occasion.

State Reps. Butch Shaw of Pittsford and Steve Carr of Brandon sponsored House Concurrent Resolution 309, which recognized The Reporter’s winning five editorial and three advertising awards in the annual New England Newspaper and Press Association Better Newspaper Contest, which were presented in February.

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Brandon man cited with setting his own house afire

Posted on April 2, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — On Monday evening Vermont State Police cited Ethan McArdle, 33, of Brandon for first-degree arson and reckless endangerment. Police said McArdle started a fire at his Carver Street home in Brandon that morning.

At approximately 8:49 a.m. on March 31 the Brandon Fire Department responded to a reported fire at 59 Carver St. The Pittsford Fire Department also responded to the fire. Upon arrival firefighters found heavy fire on the second floor and additional fire on the first floor.

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OVUHS to host State Drama Festival this weekend

Posted on March 26, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — More than 250 high school students from all over Vermont will travel to Otter Valley Union High School this Friday and Saturday, March 28-29, for the 2014 Vermont State Drama Festival.

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Leahy hearing highlights neet to address opiate abuse in Vermont

Posted on March 20, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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RUTLAND — Monday was a good day for Karen Kane. While it was exciting and encouraging having Sen. Patrick Leahy hold a field hearing of his U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in Rutland on opiate abuse in Vermont, there was something even better. Just before the hearing began, Kane, of Brandon, learned that a spot opened up at the Mapleleaf Farm drug treatment center in Underhill for her 24-year-old son, a heroin addict.

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Police make big drug bust in Brandon

Posted on February 17, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Police acting on a tip seized over 400 bags of heroin and crack cocaine at a house on Carver Street in Brandon on Feb. 5 and made two arrests in the largest drug bust in Brandon’s recent history.

Brandon Police executed the search warrant at 43 Carver St. at 2:30 p.m. on that Wednesday after receiving information alleging illegal sales of heroin at that location.

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Brandon municipal budget would carry 13.9 percent tax hike

Posted on January 30, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — In the wee hours of Tuesday morning, the Brandon selectboard approved a proposed town budget that would ask voters to approve a 13.9 percent increase in taxes. The plan sets 2014-2015 municipal spending at $3,256,142 with $2,651,467 to be raised by taxes.

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Pair arrested following Brandon burglary investigation

Posted on January 27, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Brandon police on Wednesday night arrested two people on multiple charges, including burglary and assault on a law enforcement officer, after a Church Street homeowner interrupted what police allege was a burglary in process.

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