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Brighton/Island Pond Videos

In 2017, VCRD brought its Community Visit process to Brighton/Island Pond where residents identified a number of action ideas for future progress in town. Since then, the community has been working to revitalize their town. Here are a couple of videos that showcase some of the unique aspects of town.

Pittsford cuts Village Farm proposals to 3

By Susan Smallheer, as seen in the Rutland Herald:

PITTSFORD — A community center and gathering place, community gardens and agricultural hub, and a commercial and retail location were chosen Thursday night by residents as their top priorities for the Village Farm, a former dairy farm that its new owners have offered to the community.

Randolph Wins Energy Economy Competition: A ‘Climate Economy’ Boost for Development

By Sandy Vondrasek as seen in the Randolph Herald:

With the recent closure of several Randolph businesses— including Belmain’s, a retail anchor in the downtown— concern about the town’s economic future has been running high.

Randolph Selected for the Climate Economy Model Communities Program

The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) joined with partners Efficiency Vermont and Green Mountain Power to announce that Randolph has been selected as the next community to participate in the Climate Economy Model Communities Program. In the coming months this program will bring the citizens of Randolph together to develop locally identified initiatives that increase prosperity and affordability in an age of climate change.


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