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Clippings: Court decision grants true equality

Posted on July 2, 2015 |
By Lee Kahrs



Vermonters are generally known for keeping to themselves, not getting into their neighbors’ business and respecting each other’s privacy. Gay Vermonters are no exception.

For the past eight years, I have kept my personal life and opinions separate from my job as the editor of The Reporter. I am a pretty private person, and I maintain a clear line separating my journalistic life and my home life, as all good journalists should. A reporter’s worst nightmare is to become the subject of the news they report.

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Otter Valley students reject bully-friendly app

Posted on June 11, 2015 |
By Lee Kahrs



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BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School just said “no” to bullying.

A controversial smartphone application used by students to bully others that was taken down in Rutland High School last December appeared at OV last week and met the same fate.

OV Principal Jim Avery said on Saturday that the presence of the After School app was brought to his attention on Monday, June 1, when two students met him that morning and told him about it. By Thursday, the entire school had mobilized against the app, its users and their bullying tactics.

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House of noise

Posted on March 2, 2015 |
By Lee Kahrs



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VERGENNES UNION HIGH School fans were out in force at the Otter Valley gym Saturday evening, when cheering, chanting and applause in every form boomed out from the standing-room-only crowd. The Otters prevailed over the Commodores in an exciting Division II boys’ basketball quarterfinal.

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'Chicago'

Posted on November 20, 2014 |
By Lee Kahrs



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OTTER VALLEY UNION High School students rehearse the Walking Stick Theater’s production of “Chicago” Monday night. The show opens Thursday night and runs through Sunday.

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All that jazz

Posted on November 20, 2014 |
By Lee Kahrs



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ISAAC ROBERTS PERFORMS as Billy Flynn in “Chicago,” the iconic music being staged this Thursday through Sunday at Otter Valley Union High School in Brandon.

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Sing on, sister

Posted on November 20, 2014 |
By Lee Kahrs



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ALEXIS LAPE, PLAYING Mamma Morton, belts out a tune during a Monday dress rehearsal of Otter Valley Union High School’s production of “Chicago.”

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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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Rutland deals Otter Valley field hockey its first loss of season

Posted on September 23, 2013 |
By Lee Kahrs



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BRANDON — It was a skillful, fast-paced contest between two of the best high school field hockey teams in the Marble Valley League, but in the end Division I Rutland handed D-II Otter Valley its first loss of the season last week, 3-2.

The OV-Rutland rivalry that has developed in recent years makes for great field hockey, and Thursday’s game was no exception.

Rutland’s Catherine DiPalma had a big day, scoring all three Raider goals, two late in the second half as RHS rallied for the win.

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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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EEE virus found in Whiting mosquito

Posted on August 15, 2013 |
By Lee Kahrs



WHITING — Eastern equine encephalitis, the new normal, is back.

For the second consecutive summer, the EEE virus has been detected in area mosquitoes, and health officials are urging vigilance against mosquito bites.

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