Mad River Valley

  • Country Christmas is this weekend

    The 19th annual Country Christmas will be lighting up The Valley on Friday evening, December 8, and continuing through Saturday, December 9. From Warren to Moretown, the event kicks off the holiday season

  • Dare to Soar — Eagles of the Mad River Valley

    During the past two years, five local young men in Boy Scouts of America Troop 700 earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Earlier this fall, two Cub Scouts interviewed the recent Eagle Scouts to learn more about what that

  • How the Municipal Road General Permit will work

    Roads throughout The Valley will have to be inventoried and updated to meet new standards, starting in 2020.

    Jim Ryan is in charge of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation’s Municipal Road General

  • 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

  • Who needs affordable housing?

    When people are thinking about affordable housing, it can be hard to know the exact demographic that is being discussed. Not according to Eileen Nooney, director of family and community support services at Capstone

  • Eagle Scout Chase Reagan

    Chase Reagan, a member of Boy Scout Troop 700 of the Mad River Valley, recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout. Reagan was recognized at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor ceremony and celebration on the evening of July 1,

  • Thirteen local candidates vie for vacant House seat

    Thirteen candidates from throughout The Valley are vying for a spot in Vermont’s House of Representatives.

    On June 10, Adam Greshin vacated his seat in the House when Governor Phil Scott appointed him to be his

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Greshin named state finance commissioner

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

  • 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

  • "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

  • 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

  • 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

  • ‘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

  • 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

  • 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.


  • 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

  • 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,