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New owner to breathe life into Brandon's Watershed Building

Posted on December 3, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



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BRANDON — To say that owning the Watershed Tavern building is a dream come true for Ellen Walter would not be an overstatement.

“For so many people in this town, this is their fantasy,” Walter said as she looked out the rear picture window at Neshobe Falls on a recent afternoon. “I’ve been in love with this building since I opened the door four years ago.”

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Annual holiday auction to be held at Brandon library

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The Friends of the Brandon Free Public Library’s annual holiday auction will take place on Sunday, Dec. 6, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the library.

Over 50 local patrons, artists and Brandon businesses have donated wreaths and other seasonal decorations, dinners for two, birdhouses, gift certificates and more. Items may be preview the week before and from 2-2:30 p.m. on the day of the auction. There will be music, refreshments and door prizes.

There is a requested donation of $1. Call 247-8230 for more information.  

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Brandon reports successful program to control feral cats

Posted on November 23, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Mei Mei Brown is a sucker for cats. A lifelong lover of felines, she is also the driving force behind the Brandon Feral Cat Assistance Program, now celebrating its 10th anniversary.

Thanks to Brown’s diligence and love for the animal, what was once a big problem in Brandon is now under control. Over the last decade, 166 feral, or wild, cats have been trapped, spayed or neutered, and released or adopted.

“Yes, I am the crazy cat lady,” Brown joked in an interview last week.

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Brandon seeks details on solar plan

Posted on November 19, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Brandon officials have asked representatives from Ranger Solar to attend the next selectboard meeting and answer additional questions about a massive 100-acre solar array the company plans to construct off Syndicate Road.

Brandon Town Manager Dave Atherton and selectboard Chair Doug Bailey met with Ranger Solar Development Manager Liz Peyton on Nov. 6 to express their concerns about the increased traffic on Syndicate Road. A Class III road currently in poor condition, the road leads to the property where the solar array would be built.

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RNeSU and union avert a strike

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By Lee Kahrs



BRANDON — A tentative agreement has been reached between the Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union and the paraeducators and bus drivers union, ending the threat of a planned strike on Nov. 16.

The agreement came Monday night after the Rutland Northeast Negotiations Committee and attorney Steve Stitzel met with the Rutland Northeast Paraeducators and Bus Drivers Association Negotiating Committee and their attorney, Sean Leach, at Otter Valley Union High School.

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Votes near on OV, Neshobe projects

Posted on November 12, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Voters in Brandon and the other towns that send students to Otter Valley Union High School will be voting on two capital improvement questions on Tuesday, Nov. 17. If approved, neither is expected to raise the tax rate.

Brandon residents will vote at polls set up at the Neshobe School. Polls will be open from 7 a.m.- 7 p.m.

For Leicester residents, polls at the town office will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Contact Town Clerk Julie Delphia if an absentee ballot is needed.

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Paraeducators and bus drivers vote to strike at RNeSU

Posted on November 5, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union teachers’ aides and bus drivers have voted to strike at mid-month as the Brandon-area school boards bristle under accusations of elitism and one board chair schools the union on his definition of respect.

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Artists sought for juried art exhibit

Posted on November 2, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



BRANDON — The Compass Music and Arts Center in Brandon is accepting submissions for the “Winter as Prism or Prison” juried exhibit. The exhibit runs from Jan. 15 through March 26 with a submission deadline of Dec. 4.

Especially here in New England, winter can be a long, cold endeavor that some find to be a magical time full of fun and striking ever-changing light, while others hunker down and pass the months indoors, waiting for the first signs of spring. How do you view winter: as a beautiful prism of light or a prison of epic proportions?

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Medical pot cultivator arrested for growing weed for himself

Posted on October 29, 2015 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — A man who worked as a cultivator at the medical marijuana dispensary in Brandon was arrested last week after he admitted growing pot in the basement of the building where he lives.

Brandon police arrested Benjamin St. George, 37, on Oct. 18 at his Steinberg Road apartment. Another tenant in the building had called police after he reported finding four marijuana plants growing in the building’s cellar.

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Art of Giving holiday show offers unique gifts

Posted on October 29, 2015 |
By Addison Independent



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BRANDON — “The Art of Giving - : - The Giving of Art” holiday show at the Compass Music and Arts Center  in Brandon provides art enthusiasts and holiday shoppers with a selection of handcrafted, one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry and other gifts.

The show opens on Friday, Nov. 6 and runs through Jan. 9, 2016. A “Delights of December” holiday reception will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, from noon-5 p.m. Visitors can enjoy tea and sweets, and browse “The Art of Giving - : - The Giving of Art” for holiday gifts and inspiration.

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