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Brighton Community to Set Priorities for Action on November 3rd

All members of the Brighton Community are invited to participate in the second phase of the Vermont Council on Rural Development’s (VCRD) Community Visit to the Town of Brighton. The meeting, to be held on Thursday, November 3rd 5:30-9pm at the Brighton Elementary School, will follow up on the initial session held in October, which drew over 120 community members.

Vernon eyes Vermont Yankee property

By Mike Faher, as seen on

VERNON — Town officials see an “amazing opportunity” in potential reuse of Vermont Yankee property, though it’s not the property some might initially have hoped for.

Several Vernon officials met late last month with Vermont Yankee administrators to talk about the potential for Entergy-owned parcels to figure into the town’s economic and community development plans.

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Vernon committee finds 'interim' space for community store

By Chris Mays, as seen in the Brattleboro Reformer:

VERNON — A committee exploring the prospects for opening a community store has found an "interim" space in the lobby between town offices and the library.

"It's going to take a while to get funding and find a place," Annette Roydon, store committee chairwoman, said Tuesday.

Brighton brainstorming session Oct. 4: Event about the future of Brighton Town, Economy, and School also includes free community dinner

By Robin Smith, as seen in the Caledonian Record:

BRIGHTON — The entire community around Island Pond is invited to kick off a Brighton community forum, a day­long event that begins the process of helping townspeople plan the town’s future.

Brighton / Island Pond Community Visit Program invites the full community together to set direction for the future

On October 4th 2016, all members of the Brighton/Island Pond community are invited to kick off the Brighton Community Visit process, an opportunity for residents to actively participate in examining issues, deciding their top priorities and developing concrete action plans for the future of the town.

Vernon Community Visit Report - 2016

We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Vernon. Read the Report and Action Plan. Community members identified 3 priority areas and built task forces to take action to: Develop the Riverfront and Improve Trails and Outdoor Recreation; Build a Community Store and Café; and Enhance the Village Center. Vernon community members also recognized the importance of the current efforts of the Vernon Planning and Economic Development Commission and chose to support their continued work on key economic and business development initiatives including: Develop a Business Incubator; Improve Fiber Optic Networks; and Build a Utility Scale Energy Project. Visit for stories and news about our work with Vernon.



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