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Brandon community promoter Bette Moffett dead at 89

Posted on September 23, 2013 |
By Lee Kahrs



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BRANDON — A light has gone out in Brandon.

Community lover, friend and local treasure Bette Moffett died at home on Sept. 11 at the age of 89.

Bette inhabited the idea of community spirit. Her love of Brandon and its residents was boundless, as evidenced by her tireless efforts to support, enhance and promote the place she called home since 1968.

A Service of Celebration to honor her life with music and memories was scheduled held at the Brandon Inn on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m.

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Brandon chef recieves top Vermont honors

Posted on September 23, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Chef Robert Barral, executive chef/owner of Café Provence in Brandon, has been selected as Chef of the Year by the Vermont Chamber of Commerce. The award was bestowed at the Vermont Chamber Hospitality Gala, held at the Mountain Top Inn and Resort on Sept. 10 in Chittenden.

Barral is originally from the Montpelier area in France. He has been the executive chef in some of the finest kitchens in the world, including the Four Seasons in Boston, the New England Culinary Institute and Café Provence, which he opened in 2004.

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Brandon events key on poetry, literature

Posted on September 19, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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Silent movie classics to be screened in Brandon

Posted on September 9, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — Two comic icons of the silent film era will return to the big screen for one night only, as the Brandon Town Hall presents a silent comedy double feature on Saturday, Sept. 14. On the program are Harold Lloyd starring in “Dr. Jack” (1922) and Buster Keaton in “Seven Chances” (1925).

The show starts at 7 p.m. at Brandon Town Hall and is open to the public. Admission is free; donations are encouraged, with proceeds to support ongoing renovation of Brandon Town Hall.

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Brandon rallies around family made homeless by fire

Posted on September 5, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — One week after a fire destroyed all they own, the Mahoney family of Brandon is staying upbeat, grateful to their community, and grateful for their lives.

“It’s humbling,” Mike Mahoney said in a phone interview Monday. “It’s been hard, but we just want to thank the community and the outlying area. Everyone’s just been wonderful.”

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Brandon picks Maine woman as its new town manager

Posted on September 5, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Robin Bennett has signed a three-year contract as Brandon’s new town manager and will start work Sept. 9.

The move comes five months after Brandon was left without a town manager when Keith Arlund resigned with two weeks’ notice after seven years on the job.

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Jay Craven's film 'Northern Borders' to screen locally at four venues

Posted on September 5, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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ADDISON COUNTY — Award-winning Vermont director Jay Craven will present his new film, “Northern Borders,” at  special screenings, Friday, Sept. 6, at the Brandon Town Hall; Friday, Sept. 13, at the Vergennes Opera House; Saturday, Sept. 14, at Middlebury’s Town Hall Theater; and Sunday, Sept. 15, at Holley Hall in Bristol. Show times are 7:30 p.m. The film is based on the award-winning novel by Vermont writer Howard Frank Mosher.

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EEE virus found in Sudbury mosquitoes; state sprays twice

Posted on August 29, 2013 |
By Lee Kahrs



SUDBURY — Health officials have detected Eastern equine encephalitis in a test pool of mosquitoes in Sudbury.

It’s the first time the virus has been detected in mosquitoes outside of a hardwood swamp area in Whiting where there have been positive tests over the past two summers.

The mosquitoes were collected by the Agency of Agriculture on Aug. 19, and confirmed by the Health Department Laboratory on Aug. 23.

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Fire in Brandon leaves family of six homeless

Posted on August 29, 2013 |
By Xian Chiang-Waren



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BRANDON — A family of six was displaced when an early-morning blaze destroyed their two-story, single-family home at 6 Rossiter St. in Brandon on Tuesday morning.

Brandon Fire Chief Roman Wdowiak said that the initial call came in around 6:15 a.m. The Brandon and Pittsford fire departments rushed to Rossiter Street, where Wdowiak said they observed “heavy fire and smoke on the front and side of the building.”

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Exhibit shows history of Brandon Training School

Posted on August 29, 2013 |
By Jess Berry



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BRANDON — The Compass Music and Arts Center honored its past earlier this summer with an emotional opening of its exhibit dedicated to the Brandon Training School.

Building K of the former Brandon Training School, which ceased operations in 1993, now houses Compass, which officially opened in June after almost two years of construction and preparation. The July 27 opening of the permanent exhibit of historical information and memorabilia marked the 20th anniversary of the closing of the training school and honored the building’s past.

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