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Brighton Social Capital

Brighton Social Capital

Fire and Police Departments

The headquarters of the fire department are on Pherrin Street. The telephone number is: (802)723-4444. The police department is on Main Street. They can be reached at: (802)723-4322.

Community Buildings

Beyond the one official municipal building, Brighton relies on its churches, restaurants, and outdoor areas for community events. The town's youth center has been closed but residents are seeking funding for a new site.


Brighton holds a Winter Carnival on the first complete weekend in February. For the year of 1997, it will be February 7 - 9. The event is made up of cross-country ski races, outdoor broomball, volleyball in the gym, and a ‘50's and ‘60's performance. For more information, call 723-6507.

On March 1 and 2, the annual Snow Cross be held in Island Pond. It's a snow machine circuit designed for snowmobiles. The event could draw as many as 1,000 to 2,000 people each day. Residents and committee members are currently designing this year's course.

The town also sponsors a Fall Festival. The event is put on by fifteen to twenty people in the Town Hall. Residents call it the Grand Ol' Opry.

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