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Des Hertz of Burke and Mike Strait of Brighton given Vermont Community Leadership Awards

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NEWPORT – Each year the Vermont Council on Rural Development recognizes leaders who have had a transformative impact on their community with the Vermont Community Leadership Award. This year the award will go to Des Hertz of Burke and Mike Strait of Brighton. Des Hertz is a resident of Burke Hollow where she lives with…

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Vehicle fire in Brighton considered suspicious

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BRIGHTON — The Brighton Fire Department responded to a residence on Head of the Pond Road in Brighton yesterday for a report of a vehicle fire. The fire broke out at around 11:00 p.m. The vehicle, a 2004 Chevrolet truck belonging to Logan Dupuis, had not been used in several weeks. It was fully engulfed…

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Driver injured after hitting deer in Brighton

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BRIGHTON — A woman suffered minor injures after hitting a deer in Brighton on Wednesday night. Emergency workers responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 105 at around 9:30 p.m. The driver was identified as 57-year-old Karen Oliviere, of Rangeley, Maine. Police say Oliviere was traveling east when she struck a…

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Police investigating suspicious fire in Brighton

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BRIGHTON — Police are investigating a suspicious fire that damaged two log skidders in Brighton. Kenny Messier called police on Friday to report that two of his log skidders had burned on Gideon Mills Road. The skidders had self-extinguished and therefore the Brighton Fire Department had not been contacted. Police say nobody noticed the skidders…

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Two-vehicle crash in Brighton

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BRIGHTON — Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in Brighton on Friday. The crash took place at the intersection of Vermont Route 105 and Route 114 at around 7:14 p.m. According to the police report, Alexander Wing, 33, of Stowe, was headed north on Route 114 and failed to yield to oncoming traffic while turning…

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Free Victorian Style Carol Service at the Island Pond Historical Society Museum, Dec. 7

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ISLAND POND — The Island Pond Historical Society Museum and Learning Center are inviting the public to a free and fun event this Saturday. This “Free Victorian Style Carol Service” event will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Dec 7, at the Island Pond Historical Society museum. If you have not visited the museum yet,…

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NCUJHS, Brighton Elementary join CFES Brilliant Pathways to increase college and career readiness

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DERBY — Two local schools have joined CFES Brilliant Pathways’ growing network of programs across the US and Ireland in support of students becoming college and career ready. Brighton Elementary and North Country Union Junior High have signed on as CFES schools for the 2019-2020 school year. They join new schools from Texas, Hawaii, Florida…

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Island Pond man killed in single-vehicle crash

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BRIGHTON — A 52-year-old man from Island Pond was killed during a single-vehicle crash in Brighton on Saturday. At around 7:30 p.m. police were notified of the crash, which took place along Route 105 near the intersection with Basil Hill. The driver, identified as Nathan Wilcox, died as a result of the injuries sustained in…

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Burglary in Brighton leaves residence damaged

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BRIGHTON — A burglary in Brighton caused considerable damage to a home after it was left exposed to freezing temperatures. Police say on Frady they responded to a report of a burglary at a home on Middle Street. The investigation revealed within the last month, an unknown amount of people forcefully entered the residence and…

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Brighton man appointed to Fish & Wildlife Board

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BRIGHTON — Governor Phil Scott recently appointed Mike Kolsun of Brighton to represent Essex County on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board. The fourteen-member board is a group of Vermont citizens that enact fish and wildlife regulations for hunting, fishing, and trapping. Members serve six-year terms. Kolsun is a self-proclaimed “late-onset hunter.” He took up…

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Truck hits Kingdom Market in Island Pond

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ISLAND POND — Icy conditions this morning caused a tractor-trailer to hit a store in Island Pond. At a little after 7:00 a.m. police received a call that a crash had occurred in the parking lot of Kingdom Market, located at 12 Railroad Street. Police say the driver, 48-year-old Francis Gagnon of Quebec, had turned…

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Police in Orleans County looking for mailbox vandals

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HOLLAND — Local police are seeking the public’s assistance after a number of mailboxes were vandalized in five towns over the weekend. On Friday, police were alerted to several mailboxes that were vandalized and a few that were missing from the Holland, Morgan, and Charleston towns sometime during the night. Then on Saturday, police responded…

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Lyndon State College men’s basketball team tours local schools

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NEWPORT — The entire LSC men’s basketball team met with junior high students at Coventry Village School, Troy Elementary School, Brighton Elementary School and Charleston Elementary School last week. They met with over 263 students and talked about the transition to college, moving away from home, financial aid, scholarships, the recruitment process and the importance…

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Free supper and community forum tomorrow night in Island Pond

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ISLAND POND — The public is invited to gather with other people who care about families and children in Island Pond tomorrow, at the Brighton Elementary School. Supper will begin at 5:30 p.m. Preschool to fourth graders will have a separate program, while older children and adults participate in the facilitated conversation that will set…

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Swimming lessons offered in Island Pond this summer

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ISLAND POND — This summer, the Brighton Recreation Committee, and NEK Swim are teaming up to provide swimming lessons in Island Pond. Lessons will run for two weeks, Monday through Friday, from August 7 through August 18. The cost is $40 for the first child and $30 for any additional child. You can visit www.nekswim.com…

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Brighton Elementary School students treated to “cultural buffet”

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ISLAND POND — The Vermont Community Foundation recently awarded a grant the Brighton Elementary School to engage its middle school students in a “cultural buffet.” The school received the $1,000 grant to help further its mission of promoting lifelong learning and an appreciation for diversity by giving students cultural exposure and opportunity. Thanks to the…

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Island Pond woman to face charges following deadly crash

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ISLAND POND — The driver in a single-vehicle crash back in August that took the life of her 3-year-old child, is now facing involuntary manslaughter charges. On Monday, Vermont State Police say that after the completion of an extensive investigation, Christina Deslandes, 25, of Island Pond, was cited into Essex County Court to answer the…

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Brighton woman facing embezzlement charges

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ST. JOHNSBURY — A 52-year-old woman from Brighton is being charged with embezzlement from the St. Johnsbury Center branch of Passumpsic Bank. Police say that on Monday, Janet Katalina was charged with two counts of embezzlement. On August 20, Passumpsic Bank Officials from the St. Johnsbury Center Branch reported to the Vermont State Police that…

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