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Floods delay opening of Brandon-area schools

Posted on August 30, 2011 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



Update (9/1/11):

BRANDON — Schoolchildren in Brandon, Leicester, Whiting and Goshen, as well as in the rest of the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union, got three extra days of summer vacation courtesy of Tropical Storm Irene.

After a flurry of meetings, officials from RNeSU and the town of Brandon on Tuesday decided to postpone the beginning of the school year until Tuesday, Sept. 6, in the wake of Sunday’s epic flooding.

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McKernon era ends in Brandon

Posted on August 18, 2011 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — After a stellar run of providing classic, well-built construction and sage advice in the Brandon area, a well-known local builder has finally hung up his hard hat.

Jack McKernon, founder of The McKernon Group Inc., has retired from his long time position as owner/CEO of the Brandon-based business. Kevin Birchmore, president of the company and McKernon’s business partner for the last 25 years, has acquired the ownership position of the company and has taken on a partner, Justus Cameron, who is the newly appointed vice president.

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Local hatmakers get all dressed up with help from their sheep

Posted on August 4, 2011 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — What do you get when you mix a mother of three who had some sheep with an artistic hat maker in Vermont? Fabulousness, from the grass up.

Sam Stone of Brandon and Nora Swan of Ripton met five years ago when their sons were in the same play group. Two years into their friendship, Swan said she wanted to make something with sheep’s wool and Stone shared an idea she had to make baby booties, along with a book that told the story of each sheep in her small flock.

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Vt. artists consider 'Power of Place' at Brandon gallery

Posted on July 25, 2011 |
By Ian Trombulak



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BRANDON — Vermonters who spend every day driving up and down Route 7, weaving through the state’s many back roads, or hiking on scenic trails can sometimes come to take for granted the striking beauty of the scenery around them.

On July 7, Brandon’s Gallery in the Field opened an exhibit called “The Power of Place: Landscapes and Mindscapes from Vermont,” featuring work from four Vermont artists, that reminded the roughly 300 people in attendance of the splendor in Vermont’s landscape.

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Kilroy is here, at the Brandon Town Hall

Posted on July 11, 2011 |
By Trent Campbell



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BRANDON — A convergence this year of three significant anniversaries, the town of Brandon’s 250th, the Brandon Town Hall’s 150th and WWII’s 70th, inspired Brandon Town Players’ Director Dennis Marden to stage the WWII musical comedy “Kilroy Was Here.” The show, which opened last Friday night and finishes its run on July 15 and 16, is the first major musical to hit the Town Hall stage in almost 30 years.

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RNeSU teachers sign a new three-year pact

Posted on June 23, 2011 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Almost two years of negotiation have led not only to a new contract, but better relations between the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union (RNeSU) and local teaching associations, the parties said.

RNeSU, the Rutland Northeast Education Association and the Otter Valley Teachers’ Association have agreed to a 1.6 percent increase on the base salary schedule for the current 2010-11 school year along with a 1.74 percent for 2011-12 and 2.37 percent for 2012-13.

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OV recognizes its top scholars, achievers

Posted on June 16, 2011 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Otter Valley Union High School Valedictorian Will Pearl’s message to his fellow classmates at graduation last Saturday in its simplest form was this: They matter.

“What I ask of you … is that you recognize your own importance in this web of interconnectedness that is our modern world,” he said before a packed gymnasium. “I ask that you do not be so foolish as to think that your actions have no impact on the unhalting wheel of progress.”

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Local woman brings reflexology to Brandon

Posted on June 13, 2011 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — Want to get away without leaving Brandon? Lindy Brown has just the thing — reflexology.

This ancient art and science of manipulating the foot to stimulate different parts of the body and release tension has been around since ancient Egypt, and now it’s here in Brandon. A former pharmacy technician and LPN, Brown apprenticed with Middlebury Reflexologist Katherine Windham after hearing her speak at a women’s club meeting in her hometown of Orwell.

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Flooding sets stage for mosquitoes

Posted on June 9, 2011 |
By John Flowers



ADDISON COUNTY AND BRANDON — Usually, more water means more mosquitoes. But this record-breaking spring of rainfall has created so much water — particularly of the moving variety — that floodplain-borne mosquitoes have had a tough time multiplying, according to state and local insect-control officials.

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Sewer problem halts Brandon health center

Posted on March 24, 2011 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



 

BRANDON — The Neshobe Family Practice medical building on the site of the former Brandon Training School had to shut down last week after a sewer problem followed by a water problem.

Brandon Town Manager Keith Arlund said he was alerted on March 10 that a lateral sewer line to the building adjacent to the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union offices was compromised after a clean-out box came apart.

When public works crews were working to fix the sewer line, they discovered a leaking water main, Arlund said.

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