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Fund started to aid mosquito victim

Posted on September 17, 2012 |
By Lee Kahrs



SUDBURY — A fund has been established at a local bank to help the family of a local man stricken with Eastern equine encephalitis who was hospitalized and remains in critical condition.

The Scott Sgorbati Family Aid Fund was established Sept. 7 at the National Bank of Middlebury to help the family of Sgorbati, one of two local men to contract EEE last month as the first human cases in the state. The other man, 87-year-old Richard Breen of Brandon, died of the disease on Sept. 4.

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Otters net homecoming win

Posted on September 17, 2012 |
By Lee Kahrs



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BRANDON — The Otter Valley football team’s 20-18 win over U-32 on Saturday was extra sweet as the team’s first Homecoming win in five years.

“I made a point to the kids all week that we wanted to change (five years of Homecoming losses),” Coach Jim Hill said. “And they went out there and found a way to win.”

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Officials seek to learn EEE lessons

Posted on September 10, 2012 |
By Lee Kahrs



WHITING/BRANDON — After lightning and bad weather forced Vermont Department of Health officials to cut short an effort last Thursday to spray pesticide over parts of Whiting and Brandon to kill mosquitoes carrying a deadly disease, they finished the job on Friday evening.

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Brandon man dies from mosquito bite; state to spray on Thursday

Posted on September 6, 2012 |
By Lee Kahrs



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BRANDON — One man is dead and another remains hospitalized after the first human cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis virus in Vermont were detected in Brandon and Whiting on Saturday, and state officials are on the offensive.

Richard Hollis Breen, 87, of  Brandon died Tuesday from the disease and a man from Sudbury remains hospitalized on Wednesday. Breen lived on the emu farm in Brandon where at least 16 emus died from the disease last September when EEE was for the first time detected in animals in the state.

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Acinapura will not seek re-election to Brandon House seat

Posted on May 10, 2012 |
By Lee Kahrs



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BRANDON — It was with mixed feelings that Rep. Joe Acinapura, R-Brandon, officially announced this week he will not seek a fourth term in the Vermont House.

Local murmurs about the decision had been rumbling for months, and in an interview on the steps of Acinapura’s Park Street home Monday morning, the 73-year-old confirmed that he had made his choice some time ago.

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Hannaford bags store at new Brandon plaza

Posted on May 3, 2012 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON — The Hannaford supermarket chain has pulled out of the beleaguered Brandon Plaza project, citing economic changes and the lengthy permitting process.

Developer Bill McCabe had been counting on the store to anchor his long-delayed shopping center project at the intersection of Route 7 and Nickerson Road. From its corporate headquarters in Scarborough, Maine, Hannaford officials cited a change in the economic climate since the project entered the local permitting process in 2009.

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Rutland newspaper publisher plans run for governor

Posted on May 3, 2012 |
By Lee Kahrs



RUTLAND — The former owner and publisher of theBrandon Reporter and Vermont Ski News and founder of the Vermont Ski Museum has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for governor.

Roy Newton, who publishes theLakeside News and the Rutland Sun, made the announcement on the campus of Castleton State College on April 25.

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Obama exhorts party faithful

Posted on April 5, 2012 |
By Lee Kahrs



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BURLINGTON — “It’s good to be in Vermont!”

That was the understatement from President Barack Obama as he stepped in front of a deafening crowd at the University of Vermont last Friday afternoon. Gutterson Fieldhouse was packed with 4,500 admirers, and they let the first sitting president to visit Vermont in 17 years know he was appreciated.

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Center now sorts the recycling on its own

Posted on December 1, 2011 |
By Lee Kahrs



RUTLAND — The days of sorting paper from plastic are over, at least in the recycling bins of Casella Waste Systems customers in Southern Vermont.

Casella unveiled its new, state-of-the-art, zero-sort recycling facility in Rutland on Nov. 18 with much fanfare. Gov. Peter Shumlin was the headliner at the grand opening attended by over 200 area business leaders, local and state officials and Casella employees.

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Brandon flooding

Posted on September 1, 2011 |
By Lee Kahrs



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BRANDON PUBLIC WORKS Superintendent Brian Sanderson peers into a chasm that opened up in Route 7 in front of the Brandon Town Hall during Sunday’s flood.
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