Mad River Valley

  • Things are not getting easier for farmers

    Farmers remained optimistic after a rainy May, but since then things have not gotten any easier.

    Since June 1, almost 12 inches of rain has fallen on The Valley. Elwin Neill of the Neill Farm in Waitsfield said

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  • Countdown to run

    Sunday, July 9, “The World's Most Beautiful Marathon!” starts at 7 a.m.

    The Mad Marathon is on the countdown with runners registered from around the world and headed

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  • 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

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  • Greshin named state finance commissioner

    Adam GreshinAdam Greshin, Warren, has been named state finance commissioner by Vermont Governor Phil Scott. Greshin will be

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  • Frendly Gathering ready to go

    SCAM: Super cool and mellow.

    That’s the attitude that Jack Mitrani brings to Frendly Gathering, the music festival that he and his friend Danny Davis started seven years ago. The festival will be coming to the

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  • "Touched" is filmed in The Valley

    The Mad River Valley’s beauty will be on full display on the big screen now that an independent film just finished shooting.

    Director Barak Barkan, producer Pablo Burn and cinematographer Omar Nasr finished

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  • How towns can create affordable housing

    Employers often gripe about a lack of hirable staff due to affordable housing issues, and the Mad River Valley Planning District is taking steps to fix that problem.

    Affordable housing has long been recognized as

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  • MRV Town Leadership meeting yields new info for boards

    All five Valley select boards rarely meet together, having enough to handle in their respective towns, but last week they did just that.

    On Wednesday, November 16, all five of The Valley’s select boards met to

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  • ‘Do the right thing’ and buy the Mad River Park

    Valley resident Mike Vasseur urged the select boards of Warren, Fayston and Waitsfield to buy the Mad River Park recreation fields to support the children in The Valley.

    Mad River Valley Recreation District chair

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  • 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

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  • Harwood community mourns a tragic loss

    The Harwood community came together on Monday night, October 10, to love and support each other as the community begins to mourn the lives of the five teenagers that were lost this past Saturday, October 8.

    Cars

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  • Mad River Valley schools safeguard their streams

    Friends of the Mad River (FMR) is back in school just like everyone else and working with local schools to keep water clean and strengthen the community’s resilience to flooding. Harwood Union and Friends of the Mad

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  • What’s new at the MRV Craft Fair after 46 years?

    This year about 40 percent of the artists are new to the Mad River Valley Craft Fair and their work includes terrariums, lamps made out of dolls, birdhouses that look like lighthouses and are made out of license plates,

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  • What’s new at the MRV Craft Fair after 46 years? _

    This year about 40 percent of the artists are new to the Mad River Valley Craft Fair and their work includes terrariums, lamps made out of dolls, birdhouses that look like lighthouses and are made out of license plates,

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  • It’s swimming season! Is the Mad River clean?

    The Mad River is generally safe for swimming and boating, according to local river advocacy group Friends of the Mad River (FMR).

    “The federal Clean Water Act, septic regulations, lots of money, careful land

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  • Mehuron’s Market celebrates 75 years in business

    The following is a compilation of articles by Mary Kathleen Mehuron, wife of current owner/operator of Mehuron's Supermarket, on the 75 year history of the

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  • Vasseur, Vision and Vitality win awards

    Bob Vasseur, longtime member of the Fayston Select Board, won the Vermont Planners Association Citizen Planner of the Year Award. The Vermont Planners Association also awarded the Mad River Valley Economic Vision and

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  • MRV Economic Vitality Dashboard – March data

    This Economic Vitality Dashboard provides information from the month of March and 2016 year-to-date (YTD) totals where possible with comparisons with the same period (month) and YTD for 2015. Organizers have rearranged

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  • DeFreest and Gulisano are MRV Rotary People of the Year

    AnneMarie DeFreest and Barbra Gulisano have been named the Mad River Valley Rotary’s People of the Year.

    The two Waitsfield residents were largely responsible for the beautification of Waitsfield’s Bridge Street

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  • MRV food group discusses agritourism and branding

    The Mad River Valley Food Network – a group formed in response to the 2015 Economic Vitality Series in which participants offered feedback to the Mad River Valley Planning District and Mad River Valley Chamber of

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