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Ammatuna picked for Brandon selectboard

Posted on May 16, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — As a Brandon lister and member of the Otter Valley Union High School Board, Maria Ammatuna already had her hands full. Now, she can add selectboard member to her resume.

The Brandon selectboard chose Ammatuna to fill the vacant board seat left when Richard Baker agreed to become interim town manager late last month. The appointment to the three-year seat expires on Town Meeting Day in March 2014.

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Thirty Brandon area residents become American citizens

Posted on May 13, 2013 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON — Two Canadians who moved to Vermont in September 2001 became U.S. citizens last week at the Neshobe School in Brandon.

Bryan Holland, 38, from Newfoundland, began his volunteer rescue career in Essex on Sept. 11, 2001. Arabella Finlayson, 41, moved to Burlington from Halifax, Nova Scotia, a few weeks after the attacks on the World Trade Center.

“It definitely made some of my relatives nervous,” she said. “ But I really wanted to be here.”

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State seeks blood samples to test for EEE in area

Posted on May 9, 2013 |
By Lee Kahrs



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BRANDON/SUDBURY — The Vermont Health Department will host its second of three Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEE) research study clinics on Tuesday, May 14, noon to 7 p.m. at the Sudbury Town Hall.

At the first clinic, held at the Brandon Senior Center on April 23, more than 220 volunteers donated blood samples that will be tested for antibodies to EEE.

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Brandon struggles with budget after no vote

Posted on May 9, 2013 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON — The saying “You’ve can’t please all of the peo­ple all of the time” never had more meaning then it does in Brandon right now.

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'Peter Pan' kicks off silent film series on May 11

Posted on May 9, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — It was the film that introduced moviegoers to visions of flying children, magical fairies, human-like animals and menacing pirates. It was the original silent film adaptation of “Peter Pan,” a picture personally supervised by author J.M. Barrie. The film became a major hit when released in 1924, with audiences eager to get their first big-screen look at the wonders of Neverland.

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Brandon gallery exhibits nature paintings

Posted on April 29, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — A new exhibit, “A Sense of Place,” by Ruth Hamilton, is now on display at Brandon Music through June 8. Her passion and deep connection to the natural world is reflected in this series of paintings, showing an appreciation for the sustenance and beauty of it, but also a disturbing sense of just how precarious that world is.

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Brandon selectman tapped to fill town manager job

Posted on April 25, 2013 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON — There’s been a major change in management in the town of Brandon.

After weeks of searching, the selectboard here agreed to accept the resignation of Richard Baker from the board and hire him as interim town manager.

Baker and Brandon resident Seth Hopkins were both interviewed for the job in executive session during a special selectboard meeting on April 19 before the board made its decision. Board Chair Devon Fuller said Baker was eminently qualified.

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Brandon to revote town budget on Tuesday

Posted on April 25, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Now that petitioners have triggered a re-vote on the Brandon town budget after it passed on Town Meeting Day by eight votes, the stage is set for voters to ask their long-awaited questions.

An informational meeting about the budget will be held at the Neshobe School on Monday, April 29, at 7 p.m. The Brandon selectboard will take budget questions from voters. The meeting will be moderated by Bernie Carr.

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Neighbor appeals Brandon DRB decision on pot dispensary

Posted on April 1, 2013 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON — A neighboring landowner has appealed a recent Brandon Development Review Board decision to permit a medical marijuana dispensary on Lovers Lane.

Joanne Nichols filed an appeal to the Vermont Environmental Court on March 21, citing numerous concerns with the proposed facility, including issues of safety, privacy, odor and air quality, pesticides and fertilizers, and the potential risk of living next to a “high-crime target.”

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Brandon to revote municipal budget

Posted on March 28, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — There will be a re-vote on Brandon’s municipal budget next month.

Organizers turned in petitions containing more than the required 564 signatures to Brandon Town Clerk Bill Dick on Monday, which amounts to at least 20 percent of the electorate as required by state statute.

On Monday night, the selectboard approved a motion to warn a re-vote election for Tuesday, April 30, pending availability of the Neshobe School polling place.

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