• Select board supports conservation commission invasives plan

    The Waitsfield Select Board approved a plan to re-issue a request for proposals, seeking a new plan to combat invasive species on the town-owned Austin parcel.

    The Waitsfield Conservation Commission asked the

  • Grand Opening of the Mad River Taste Place

    The Mad River Taste place held a grand opening last Thursday, August 10. Vendors from around The Valley were able to showcase their products at the event.

    Wendy Knight, Vermont’s commissioner of tourism and

  • Water commission to help with main break settlement

    The Waitsfield Water Commission voted to pay $14,198.48 towards the water main break settlement that the Waitsfield Select Board reached with the state last year.

    At the water commission’s July 14 meeting,

  • A matter of scale in the Austin project

    By Clark Amadon

    This is an attempt to provide another perspective about the proposed project to re-establish a flood plain forest along the Mad River at the so-called Austin parcel in Waitsfield. I take this

  • ‘Frustrated’

    To The Editor:

    Reading The Valley Reporter, I came across a piece where the town of Waitsfield is closing in on a land purchase at the north end of Bowen Road. This acreage will add to the existing town land for

  • ‘A public utility’

    To The Editor:
    Yes, mistakes were made, but why have these mistakes become everyone’s problem here in Waitsfield? Waitsfield taxpayers are being targeted by a propaganda campaign that is implying that we should all

  • Town closes on Scrag Gateway Parcel

    Waitsfield has completed the purchase and permanent conservation of 110 acres of forestland at the north end of Bowen Road, adjacent to the town’s existing 640-acre Scrag Forest. This culminates a two-year effort

  • Waitsfield Conservation Commission hears strong opposition to herbicide use

    Hearing strong opposition from dozens of citizens to a proposal to use herbicides on a pilot plan to reduce Japanese knotweed and other invasives on town land, the Waitsfield Conservation Commission will consider that

  • Lawson’s Finest will break ground soon

    By mid-August Lawson’s Finest Liquids is expected to close on the property in Waitsfield where a new brewery will be built and ground will be broken shortly thereafter.

    Sean and Karen Lawson, Warren, announced

  • Sisyphean

    In Greek mythology Sisyphus, the king of Ephyra, was punished for his deceitfulness and duplicity by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill, only to watch it come back to hit him, repeating this for

  • People speak out on Austin knotweed plan

    It was a full house at the Waitsfield Conservation Commission’s July 17 meeting with several dozen people in attendance to comment on a plan to use herbicides as one tool to manage knotweed on the town-owned Austin

  • Crisis averted – Waitsfield covered bridge survives flooding

    Waitsfield’s covered bridge has been in place since 1833; it took The Valley’s most recent storm to show its resiliency.

    On Saturday, July 1, during flooding, a large tree floated down the river and was impaled

  • Conservation commission will try pilot project for knotweed

    The Waitsfield Conservation Commission will try a pilot project to contain the invasive plant Japanese knotweed along the Mad River on the five-acre Austin parcel, immediately north of the Lareau swim

  • Select board asks water commission to reconsider paying for water main break

    The Waitsfield Select Board, after hearing again from members of the Waitsfield Water Commission, remains steadfast in its insistence that water system users “share the pain” of paying for the cost of a water main break

  • No action taken on Waitsfield water ordinance

    The Waitsfield Select Board took no action on proposed changes to the town’s water ordinance after questions were raised about whether the ordinance and the changes reverse a previously stated town policy that no one

  • Water commission: Town should pay for repairs, not users

    Waitsfield’s water commissioners think system users should bear none of the cost of repairing the water main break.

    On Thursday, May 11, the water commission gathered to discuss changes to the water ordinance and

  • Waitsfield accepts Haskin Wu Ledges donation

    The Waitsfield Select Board voted 3-2 to accept the donation of a 2.3-acre parcel of land from Eric and Greg Haskin that had previously been owned by their parents, the late Eleanor and Dana Haskin.

    The 2.3-acre

  • Public asked to weigh in on water ordinance

    The Waitsfield Water Commission has been reviewing its water ordinance for nearly a year and the commission finally has something to show for it.

    On Thursday, May 11, the water commission will be holding a public

  • First glass poured for Cousin’s Brewing

    John Morris has been trying to start his brewery for three years and this past month he has finally been able to pour the first glass.

    After years of battling with the state and federal government, Morris has

  • 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