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Otter nine blanks Rangers; Lyndon up next

Posted on June 10, 2013 |
By Lee Kahrs



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BRANDON — A school could get used to this: Otter Valley Union High School pitcher Brett Patterson threw a one-hitter in the No. 2 Otters’ 6-0 win over visiting No. 7 Lake Region in a Division II quarterfinals on Thursday.

A model of efficiency, Patterson threw just 67 pitches, struck out nine and walked none in just an hour and 20 minutes to send Lake Region packing. And the senior hurler and co-ace Justin Owen have been consistently on their pitching all season, helping the Otters to a 17-1 record.

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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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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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State plans to test resident in three towns for EEE

Posted on April 4, 2013 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON/WHITING/SUDBURY — The Vermont Department of Health late this month and next will hold three clinics locally to collect human blood samples that will be tested in a new study of Eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE.

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Rep. Welch looks for stability in student loan rates

Posted on April 1, 2013 |
By Lee Kahrs



RUTLAND — Just listening to these working parents pursuing college degrees is exhausting.

Ava Pehm, 42, of Pittsford is a single mother to two kids, ages 10 and 13. She is pursuing a degree in administrative management from the Community College of Vermont in Rutland and works part-time.

Greg Lambert, 36, of Rutland is a single father to a seven-year-old boy and is a recent cancer survivor pursuing a degree in environmental science at CCV.

Niki Twohig of Rutland has two-year-old twin boys, and splits her time between school and work.

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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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Clippings: Brother shines bright on Oscar night

Posted on February 28, 2013 |
By Lee Kahrs



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One of my most vivid childhood memories is sitting at the kitchen counter with my little brother, John, drawing. I was perhaps nine, he a year younger, and we would each have sheets of white drawing paper and colored pencils or markers or crayons. I would often draw a bucolic barnyard scene, where the buildings were to scale but the horses and cows had elongated backs and too-short legs.

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Local man chops and saws his way to lumberjack crown

Posted on February 21, 2013 |
By Lee Kahrs



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BRANDON — Brandon can boast great community spirit, the best water in the state, and now, the first Ironjack.

Brandon native Garrett Gregorek, son of Derek and Liz Gregorek, won the first Collegiate Ironjack World Championships last month, a test of lumberjack skills hosted by the LumberJack Feud in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

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