• Solar lease proposed for Waitsfield gravel pit

    The Waitsfield Select Board has received a proposal from Green Lantern to lease 3.5 acres at the town’s sand pit for 20 years for the purpose of construction a 500kW AC net-metered solar array.

    The select board

  • Wetzel recognized as School Nurse of the Year

    Waitsfield Elementary School nurse Clayton S. Wetzel III, Moretown, was recognized this past Saturday as the Vermont School Nurse of the Year. Annually, the Vermont State School Nurses Association recognizes a school

  • Select board to propose split on main break cost

    Waitsfield Select Board members will put together members’ individual suggestions on how to split the cost of the water main break with the water commission.

    Those suggestions will be shared at the select board’s

  • Happy crowds on hand for Lawson’s groundbreaking

    Several hundred people, including Governor Phil Scott and other state officials, showed up for the official groundbreaking for Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ new brewery on Carroll Road in Waitsfield last week.


  • Waitsfield SB rejects offer from water commission

    The Waitsfield Water Commission offered the Waitsfield Select Board $14,198.48 to help pay for the 2014 water main break. The select board members did not accept that offer at its August 28 meeting.

    “I’m not

  • Lawson’s Finest breaks ground on Friday

    Groundbreaking for Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ Waitsfield brewery is tomorrow, August 25, at the Carroll Road site where construction will soon get underway.

    The ceremony starts at 3 p.m. and will include a visit

  • Waitsfield Water Commission contemplates fire district

    Members of the Waitsfield Water Commission are thinking about forming a municipal fire district.

    The commissioners have not taken any action or any steps toward creating a fire district; they simply discussed it

  • 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