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Engineering firm opens Brandon office

Posted on May 5, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — DuBois & King (D&K), a consulting engineering firm founded in Randolph in 1962, has opened a new office in Brandon. The 25 Union St. location provides a base of operations for firm engineers living on the western side of the Green Mountains, and the location will better serve clients along the Route 7 corridor. The firm is headquartered in Randolph and also has offices in South Burlington and Springfield.

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Silent films returning to Brandon this summer

Posted on April 25, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — Classics of the silent film era return to the big screen starting in May in Brandon Town Hall, which will host another season of vintage cinema with live music in the historic facility.

It’s the sixth year of the town hall’s popular silent film series, which gives residents and visitors a chance to see great movies from the pioneering days of cinema as they were intended to be shown — on the big screen, with an audience and accompanied by live music.

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Drama students win state show, move on to New England festival

Posted on April 21, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



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BRANDON — Many who have seen the latest offering from Otter Valley’s theater students would say their success at the Vermont State Drama Festival was, well, inevitable.

The one-act of the same name — “Inevitable” — created by the students themselves under the direction of OV Theater Director Jeff Hull and Assistant Director Anita Hughes, won State Champion Show at the festival in St. Johnsbury on April 9 and has been chosen for the New England Drama Festival in Old Saybrook, Conn., on April 23.

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Trained dogs help students learn to read

Posted on April 11, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — In a quiet corner of the student support room at the Neshobe Elementary School in Brandon, a boy reads and a dog listens.

It’s Friday, and third-grader William Burt, 9, is carefully reading aloud to Ivan, a two-year-old German shorthaired pointer, and Ivan’s owner, Kristie Adams.

Ivan is a therapy dog, and once a month Adams brings him to Neshobe through a program offered by Caring Canines Therapy, a nonprofit group based in Massachusetts. He is one of three dogs that visit the student support room at Neshobe to do just that: support.

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Sudbury man lives through river plunge

Posted on March 31, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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SUDBURY — A local man is lucky to be alive after he drove his truck off Route 73 and into the Otter Creek one morning last week.

Just before 6 a.m. on March 23, Brandon police responded to a report of an accident on Route 73 West involving a pickup truck that had driven off the roadway and into the Otter Creek. Police responded and learned that a 62-year-old man from Sudbury was traveling eastbound on the road toward Brandon on his way to a medical appointment.

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Exhibit follows Judith Reilly's artistic path

Posted on March 28, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — “The Girl with the Purple Hair: A Retrospective,” an exhibit by Brandon fiber artist Judith Reilly, opens at Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon on Friday, April 1, with a reception from 5-7:30 p.m.

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500kW solar array in Brandon gets state approval

Posted on March 28, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The town of Brandon has received a Certificate of Public Good for a 500-kilowatt, net metering solar array located in the town industrial park.

The Public Service Board, which authorizes and regulates all power-generating projects in Vermont, issued the required CPG for the Brandon array on March 17.

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Otter Valley theater group perform their own work

Posted on March 24, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



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BRANDON — The Otter Valley Union High School Walking Stick Theater group is used to excelling in the arena of high school drama. Under the guidance of director Jeff Hull, the group has earned accolades statewide for its work in one-act plays and musicals. And in 2015, there was international praise as well, as the troupe was invited to the renowned International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland.

But this year, Walking Stick has created an original one-act performance piece unlike anything they’ve done before, and the work is getting noticed.

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Wanted man caught in Middlebury

Posted on March 10, 2016 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — A Rutland man wanted in connection with an armed robbery in Leicester has been caught, but not before stealing at least one car in Brandon, police say, and possibly another.

Middlebury police arrested Shawn Michael Ritchie, 42, on an active warrant this past Friday at 4 p.m. on North Pleasant Street.

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School budgets OK'd in unified RNeSU districts

Posted on March 3, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON — Voters in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union overwhelmingly approved budgets on Tuesday for the new Otter Valley Unified Union School District and Barstow Unified Union School District formed under the state’s Act 46 school consolidation law.

The state’s only side-by-side school district is now fully funded and among the first consolidated districts to be formed under the law, which passed last year.

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