Nova Scotia town closes door on Vt. sect

Island Pond religious group blocked from buying property The Providence Sunday Journal July 29, 1984 Residents of a small town in Nova Scotia reportedly have banded together to keep members of a controversial communal religious sect from settling there. Members of the Northeast Kingdom Church – the group from which the police rounded up children…

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The Raid in Island Pond

In the pre-dawn hours of June 22, 1984, a swarm of police officers and social workers, with the approval of state officials all the way to the governor’s office (Governor Snelling was the governor at the time), raided the Island Pond group. They seized 112 of the group’s children and bused them to Newport with…

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