Mad River Valley

  • "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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  • Input needed for enhanced walking, biking and trails

    Walkers, bikers and hikers in The Valley are invited to discuss how to improve sidewalks, trails, crosswalks and bicycle facilities at the Mad River Valley (MRV) Moves public

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  • Over 250 attend 2015 Economic Summit at Sugarbush

    What are the barriers to doing business in The Valley? What is working? What are the assets of the business community? This is what members of the Mad River Valley Planning District and

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  • Smiles all around at VT Music Fest

    There were lots of smiles on over 1,600 people who attended the sixth annual Vermont Music Fest held at Lareau Farm on Saturday, August 8.

    "This was the first music/family festival ever hosted by the Mad River

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  • MRVPD unveils economic vitality workshops

    Last year the Mad River Valley Planning District (MRVPD) engaged consultants to undertake a study of The Valley’s economy. The economic study was commissioned to help define the economic

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