• What could be more romantic?

    Want to get married on a covered bridge in The Valley? One of The Valley’s three covered bridges is off limits and the others come with conditions.

    The Waitsfield Select Board recently received a request from

  • Who will pay for Waitsfield’s water main break?

    In March, Waitsfield settled its lawsuit with VTrans over a 2014 water main break that cost the town $209,548. The town will receive $80,000 from VTrans leaving taxpayers on the hook for $129,548.

    Next week the

  • Lawson’s Finest Liquids has local permits in hand

    WAITSFIELD – Lawson’s Finest Liquids is one step closer to breaking ground on its Waitsfield brewery after receiving permits from the town’s development review board (DRB) this month.

    Lawson’s sought and received

  • Waitsfield settles with VTrans on water main break

    Waitsfield settled its lawsuit with VTrans over a 2014 water main break that cost the town $209,548. The town will receive $80,000 from VTrans, leaving taxpayers on the hook for $129,548.

    The settlement documents

  • Local permitting underway for Lawson’s Finest

    Lawson’s Finest Liquids completed its multipart review before the Waitsfield Development Review Board with one accelerated hearing last week.

    On February 14, the Waitsfield Development Review Board heard a change

  • Mad River Taste will host Vermont Cheese Council

    Mad River Taste, a new local food-tasting center in Waitsfield, has its first major tenant, the Vermont Cheese Council.

    The Vermont Cheese Council accepted a proposal to relocate to the Waitsfield facility after

  • Vehicle crashes into building

    Trooper Brandon Degre reports: On January 11, 2017, at 5:54 a.m., trooper Degre of the Vermont State Police Middlesex barracks was advised of a one-vehicle crash into a building in Waitsfield, VT.

    Upon arrival it

  • Finding homes for dogs one at a time

    Eliza Graves, Waitsfield, picked up her second foster dog on December 17. She is fostering with Potter’s Angels of Randolph, which rescues dogs from the South.

    This is her second foster. This summer she fostered

  • HUUSD wants equity between schools

    Although no final decisions have been made by the new unified union school board based on current class sizes, two less teachers in the school district would make schools more equitable.

    The Harwood Unified Union

  • Skatium becomes handicap accessible

    Skatium will be open to new group of customers this season as last week volunteers built a handicap-accessible ramp and sled hockey could be coming to The Valley.

    The biggest proponent for the new ramp was Troy

  • The World Cup comes to Vermont

    The best skiers in the world came to Vermont to compete in the World Cup at Killington, the first held in Vermont in 38 years. Valley enthusiasts were out in full support of one of their own World Cup hopefuls, Hannah

  • Lawson’s Finest begins permitting for Waitsfield brewery

    Sean Karen Lawson photoThe owners of Lawson’s Finest, the small Warren beer brewery that is moving to Waitsfield, spent

  • People’s United Bank building to be purchased for Mad River Taste

    Robin Morris, founder of Mad River Food Hub, plans to purchase and convert the former People’s United Bank building at Mad River Green Shops into a showcase for Valley agriculture, food and beverage.

    Morris will

  • Community members resurrect the Memory Tree

    A handful of community members have taken it upon themselves to resurrect the holiday Memory Tree that the local Lions Club used to create on the field north of TD Bank in Waitsfield.

    John and Joan Wilson,

  • Vermont State Police pursuing new methods in Mad River Valley

    After a huge uptick of break-ins in the Mad River Valley, the Vermont State Police are going to pursue a new, nonconventional way of policing The Valley, something they have tried and used with success in the town of

  • Trio of local women continuing to improve

    Three local women facing extreme health challenges are continuing to improve this week.

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    Lareau Farmstead nominated to National Register of Historic Places

    If buildings could speak the Lareau Farmstead would have a lot to tell its patrons about the history of the Mad River Valley.

    The Lareau Farmstead has been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places

  • Aiden Heath’s Angel arrives

    “Are you sure this isn’t a dream?” 8-year-old Aiden Heath asked his mom, Jenni Heath, shortly after he met Angel, his diabetic alert service dog.

    Angel arrived in Waitsfield on October 10 after flying from Las

  • The Waitsfield community responds to Lovett Park plans

    The next phase of Waitsfield’s Lovett Park project was presented to community members and the majority of feedback was that people wish nothing had been done.

    Weston and Sampson, the engineering company hired to

  • Scrag Forest Gateway project receives second grant, public outreach begins

    Waitsfield’s Scrag Forest Gateway project has received a second grant, this one for $125,000, from the Vermont Housing and Foundation Board. The new grant was announced this week. In May the project received a U.S.