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Vermont given federal money to assess spread of Zika-carrying mosquitoes in area

Posted on August 15, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON — State officials say they will use a new pot of federal money to keep an eye out for mosquitoes carrying the Zika virus and to educate health care providers who may see people with the tropical disease.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control this month awarded a $200,000 grant to the state of Vermont to address the threat of the Zika virus. The money will be split between the state Agency of Agriculture and the Department of Health and used to trap and test mosquitos as well as to educate health providers and the public about the virus.

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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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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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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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RNeSU teachers OK new deal

Posted on February 18, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON — We have a deal.

The Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union and the Otter Valley and Rutland Northeast teachers have agreed in principle to a new one-year contract.

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New OVUU district towns to face first school budget votes

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON — Voters in the eight towns in the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union school district will see three school budgets on their upcoming town meeting warnings, but it is likely that the vote on only one of those budgets will count.

That’s because those voters last month approved the new Otter Valley Unified Union School District under the Act 46 school consolidation law, but the towns warned school budgets under both the old system and the new one since that vote could still be petitioned for reconsideration.

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Man jailed again, this time on stalking charge

Posted on February 11, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



SALISBURY — A man charged with threatening employees with a gun at a Leicester scrap yard two weeks ago was arrested on Feb. 4 after violating an unrelated “no stalking” order in Salisbury.

Vermont State Police arrested Kadia Barenbaum, 56, of East Middlebury after responding to a trespassing complaint on Shard Villa Road in Salisbury just before noon this past Thursday.

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Bullets strike Leicester church

Posted on February 4, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



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LEICESTER — Parishioners arrived at the Church of the Nazarene on Route 7 in Leicester for Sunday morning services on Jan. 24 to find four bullets holes in the church sanctuary.

The bullets appear to have been fired into the church from outside on the south side of the building.

One of the bullets was lying on the floor of the church and has been turned over to Vermont State Police, who have considered a possible link to an incident at Brandon Scrap Metal four days earlier.

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Brandon State Rep. Steve Carr cited for DUI

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



BERLIN — State Rep. Steve Carr, D-Brandon, was cited for suspicion of driving under the influence last week in the town of Berlin after being stopped by local police.

According to a press release issued by the Berlin Police Department, Carr, 66, was pulled over on Thursday, Jan. 14, at 11 p.m. after committing “multiple traffic infractions” while driving along Route 62 in Berlin.

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New Otter Valley district gets new board

Posted on January 21, 2016 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON — Voters in all eight Rutland Northeast towns on Tuesday not only approved the proposed school governance unification plans, they also voted for candidates to create one, 13-member Otter Valley Unified Union School Board and a four-member Barstow District Board to oversee the new school districts.

While the number of board representatives a town receives is based on population, there are also four “at-large” board seats weighted equally to the town seats.

Residents in every town voted on each of the board seats.

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