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Easter fire ruins Brighton home

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copyright the Chronicle April 19, 2017   by Sharon (Campbell) Biron   Editor’s note: the following is Ms. Biron’s account of the fire that ruined their Island Pond home Sunday night. She and her husband, Mark Biron, lost everything in the fire. Mark and I had ... More »

An old railroad town is at a junction, again

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copyright the Chronicle October 5, 2016 by Brad Usatch BRIGHTON — The reports from Island Pond were universally grim: The lights are out. The sidewalks have been rolled up. Jennifer’s, Common Sense and the Yellow Deli, Clyde River Outfitters, Ted’s Market, The... More »

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Land trust helps farmers find farms

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copyright the Chronicle September 23, 2015 by Joseph Gresser BROWNINGTON — Neal Perry has lived all of his 48 years on the 134-acre farm that was in his family 43 years before he was born. But sometime soon another farmer will be cultivating the land. Mr. Perr... More »

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Youngsters get a look at Abenaki culture

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copyright the Chronicle August 5, 2015 by Nathalie Gagnon-Joseph ISLAND POND — Archery, kayaking, circus arts, and bread-making are just a few of the activities organized by the Island Pond Public Library as part of its summer reading program. The books the ki... More »

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Island Pond swamped with visitors for July 4

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copyright the Chronicle July 8, 2015 by Paul Lefebvre ISLAND POND — More than fireworks sizzled and popped in this small town at the weekend’s celebration of the Fourth of July The size of the crowd that turned out over the three days of festivities prompted o... More »

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Industrial sugaring comes to Brighton

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copyright the Chronicle March 4, 2015 by Joseph Gresser BRIGHTON — The days of making maple syrup to raise a little cash for property taxes have been gone for quite a while now. But an Island Pond sugaring operation getting ready for its first season could ush... More »

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Island Pond’s island is up for sale

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copyright the Chronicle June 4, 2014  by Tena Starr ISLAND POND — For the last 57 years, Robert Hall of been a member of a small, elite group that includes the likes of actors Mel Gibson, Johnny Depp, and singer Celine Dion. Like those celebrities, Mr. Hall ow... More »

Brighton receives award for Town Hall renovations

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copyright the Chronicle May 7, 2014 by Joseph Gresser ISLAND POND — The renovation of the Brighton Town Hall was among ten projects recognized for outstanding contributions in the field of historic preservation at the 2014 Vermont Preservation and Downtown Con... More »

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In the UTGs: Has industrial wind worn out its welcome?

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by Paul Lefebvre copyright the Chronicle 11-13-2013 ISLAND POND — Seneca Mountain wind developers stuck their head in the lion’s den here Monday night, and the lion roared back. Eolian Renewable Energy is proposing a 20-turbine project for Seneca Mountain that... More »

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Passenger train might come to Island Pond

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copyright the Chronicle, October 9, 2013 by Paul Lefebvre ISLAND POND — For two private developers who would like to start a nighttime rail passenger service between Montreal and Portland, slow is beautiful. The working name for the project is train-hotel, and... More »