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Otter Valley 4th marking period honor roll

Posted on July 17, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



Otter Valley Union High School has announced its Honor Roll for the final quarter of the school year. Those named to the roll are as follows.

GRADE 7

Principal’s List: Marissa Connors, Olivia Depatie, Sienna Diezel, Jamie Dube-Bordeau, Alice Keith, Anna Kerr, Lucas Klein, Lauren Konarski, Maggie Loyzelle, JoAnna Ray, Tyson Stickney, Umaryn Swift, Gunnar Tinsman and Kieran Williams.

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Music in the air at Brandon outdoor concerts

Posted on July 13, 2017 |
By Emma Cotton



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It’s a Wednesday night in Brandon, and 150 people have gathered on the big lawn behind the Brandon Inn. Children dart and cartwheel from one grassy spot to the next, some holding bags of popcorn they picked up for free from a nearby popcorn machine.

The early-evening sun is out, birds fly overhead and the Neshobe River, high from recent-but-long-forgotten downpours, rushes past. In the lawn’s center, an Irish band called Extra Stout entertains the crowd with jigs, sing-alongs and some mean fiddling. Everyone seems to be having a very good time.

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Flood slams Brandon, inundates some Addison County roads

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs and Independent Staff



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BRANDON — No one standing on Center Street in Brandon Saturday evening could believe their eyes.

Forty days after Brandon celebrated the completion of a $2.3 million flood overflow culvert under Route 7, there it was, doing its job, diverting millions of gallons of muddy water from the raging Neshobe River and saving the downtown from a flood just like the one in 2011.

Suddenly, $2.3 million was a small price to pay.

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Compass Music and Art Center welcomes 10 paired drawings of self-discovery

Posted on July 6, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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Bill Ramage’s new installation ‘The Self’ opens at the Compass Center

Bill Ramage’s ‘The Self’ is his latest stop in a long artistic voyage. The exhibit of installation drawings and sculpture will be presented at the Compass Music and Arts Center from July 7 through Aug. 19. An opening reception will be held on Friday, July 7 from 5-7:30 p.m., where Ramage will speak about the ideas that have propelled his 35-year journey.

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Lyme disease cases surge this time of year; local mom spreads awareness

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON/MONTPELIER — While May is officially Lyme Awareness Month, it might as well be renamed Lyme Awareness Summer 2017.

Or better yet, Tick Awareness — March to November.

That’s because with warmer, shorter winters and higher rainfall amounts, black-legged ticks are multiplying and moving north. Vermont has been experiencing a steady increase in the number of Lyme disease cases and in the last few years earned the dubious distinction of having the highest per capita incidence of Lyme disease in the U.S.

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Contract forced on some Otter Valley staff

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The Otter Valley United Union School Board and the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union Board unanimously voted to impose a contract on paraeducators and bus drivers at a joint meeting on June 13.

The move came a year after the

last contract agreement and 10 months of negotiations, fact finding and mediation. An impasse was declared in November.

Each side returned to the table on May 30 to try and settle on an agreement, but the board’s final offer was rejected by the paras and driver’s union members.

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Brandon Town Hall to host a 'Night of Comedy'

Posted on June 22, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The Brandon Town Players will perform their spring production, “A Night of Comedy” on Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24, at 7:30 p.m. The Brandon Town Hall will be set up cabaret-style with four guests to a table.

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There go our kids! Area high schools celebrate graduations

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Addison Independent



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This past weekend, area high schools held their graduation ceremonies. Hundreds of the county’s young people crossed the stage, shook hands with school officials and administrators, got their diplomas, and set off for their next big step in life.

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And remember to wish a graduate well.

Songs, sport and smiles mark Mount Abe graduation

 

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Valedictorian Brigid Enright’s speech moves OVUHS crowd

Posted on June 15, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School Valedictorian Brigid Enright had it together when she strode up to the podium and began her speech in the OV gymnasium at Saturday’s graduation.

Before her were 97 other graduating seniors, OV teachers, administrators and scads of family and friends.

Enright was smiling, she was witty, and she was honest as she read her speech, explaining how she watched YouTube videos about giving good speeches in order to find inspiration for her own address.

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