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Largest conservation project in 20 years…

Largest conservation project in 20 years to take place in Duxbury

By Lisa Loomis The Trust for Public Land is purchasing a 2,085-acre parcel of land in Duxbury which will be given to the state to be added to the Camel's Hump...

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West Hill House installs EV charger

West Hill House installs EV charger

By Rachel Goff A small bed and breakfast in Warren is helping make The Valley more accessible to environmentally conscious tourists. Last Tuesday, December 16, West Hill House B&B, Warren, unveiled the...

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Joslin Hill Road – to rebuild and improv…

After hearing from the public at a well-attended public hearing this week, Waitsfield Select Board will hold a second public hearing on whether to rebuild (and potentially improve) or shim...

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Trust takes top-down approach to repairi…

Trust takes top-down approach to repairing timber crib dam

By Rachel Goff What might be best for the environment might not always be best for a town. Earlier this month, members of the Warren Village Dam Preservation Trust sat down with...

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Creating a shared vision for The Valley

By Lisa Loomis By state statute, all towns in Vermont must have a town plan that lays out the townspeople's visions, aspirations and plans. The Mad River Valley Planning District, which serves...

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Jacoby is new librarian at Joslin Memori…

Jacoby is new librarian at Joslin Memorial Library

  Meredith Jacoby is the new librarian at Joslin Memorial Library. The members of the board of trustees of Joslin Memorial Library made the announcement last week. The board invited...

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Fifty attendees learn about proposed gun…

Last Sunday's gathering at the Warren Town Hall drew 50 people to learn about legislation which will be introduced to the Vermont Senate in January. The event, billed as a...

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Waitsfield Select board holds Joslin Hil…

By Lisa Loomis With the select board divided on whether to rebuild or simply shim Joslin Hill Road, the town wants to hear from the public on the matter. The select board...

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Road crews adjust to salt price increase

By Rachel Goff As snow is starting to fall heavier and roads are getting slicker, all of Vermont is adjusting to an increase in the price of salt. According to a contract...

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WWSU budget up 7 percent, benefits up 10…

By Lisa Loomis As The Valley Reporter goes to press on December 10, members of the Washington West Supervisory Union executive committee are meeting to finalize their budget. At that meeting they...

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‘Les etoiles de noel’ light up The Valle…

‘Les etoiles de noel’ light up The Valley

Judges covered over 40 miles on Sunday taking in the lighting displays and counting the stars visible along the official driving route for the Festival of Lights. Over 280 stars...

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Marcelle pleads not guilty to embezzleme…

Kay Marcelle, 60, Duxbury, former technology specialist at Waitsfield Elementary School, pleaded not guilty on December 4, 2014, in Washington County criminal court to one count of felony embezzlement. She...

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Valley chefs unite for The Mad 12 Dinner

Valley chefs unite for The Mad 12 Dinner

A dozen Mad River Valley chefs are coming together on January 12 at Round Barn Farm to showcase their culinary talents with a 12-course tasting dinner. The event is being...

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GMVS student wins scholarship

GMVS student wins scholarship

This year, Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS) student Samantha McClellan is one of two winners of the Ski Racing Development (SRD) and World Cup Supply's (WCS) Fast Skier Junior Alpine...

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Warren UCC raises $6,000 for clean water…

Warren UCC raises $6,000 for clean water in Haiti

By Carol Milkuhn Unfazed by the sweltering October temperatures, the tall Haitian spoke earnestly and fluently, his attention focused on the large group gathered inside the tin walls of a school...

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Moretown may miss out on federal money

By Rachel Goff Grants can provide towns with a lot of financial assistance, but only if they get their applications in complete and on time. Early last month, Moretown fire chief Steve...

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Waitsfield Select Board divided over Jos…

By Lisa Loomis The only thing all members of the Waitsfield Select Board agree upon is that Joslin Hill Road is seriously degraded and in need of reconstruction. Board members do...

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What happens when you report a break-in?

What happens when you report a break-in?

  What happens when your home is broken into? The Valley Reporter talked to Vermont State Police Middlesex station manager Lt. Matt Nally to find out what police are asking...

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Gingerbread contest entries on display t…

Gingerbread contest entries on display this weekend

For the past few weeks, Valley residents have put their creative minds to work crafting creations with frosting and candy. Those creations will be on display in the Warren Gingerbread Contest...

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Waterbury’s River of Light Lantern Parad…

Waterbury’s River of Light Lantern Parade is December 6

Hundreds of luminaries built by artists young and old will fill the streets of downtown Waterbury for the fifth annual River of Light Lantern Parade starting at 5 p.m., Saturday...

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Sugarbush Resort offers free season pass…

Sugarbush Resort is once again offering a package of benefits to members of the military and their families in support of their continued service to the country. Active duty military members...

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Why go west, GMVS?

By Jimmy Krupka, GMVS correspondent For the past three weeks, the Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS) campus has been completely deserted. That's because for the month of November, GMVS essentially moves...

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Terrific opening day at Sugarbush, MRG w…

Terrific opening day at Sugarbush, MRG waiting on Mother Nature

Sugarbush opened for the season on November 22 with skiers and riders queuing up at 6:30 a.m. for a 9 a.m. opening. Going into this weekend, Sugarbush will have eight...

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Country Christmas Open House and Holiday…

Fire pits, roasted chestnuts, hayrides, oxen pulls, Santa Claus, cookie decorating, artists painting the scene and a strolling minstrel are just some of the activities planned in Waitsfield on December...

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2014 Harwood graduates make the leap to …

2014 Harwood graduates make the leap to collegiate cross-country running

After being part of a fantastic cross-country program at Harwood, a number of 2014 graduates made it a priority to continue their racing careers at the collegiate level. These runners...

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Have a biodegradable Thanksgiving and Ch…

By Helen Whybrow This fall, our family decided to take on what we are calling the plastic challenge. Essentially, this means we are not bringing any new plastic into our home...

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Blair Barn nearing completion

Blair Barn nearing completion

By Warren Historical Society It has been a very busy year for Warren Historical Society. Members thanked everyone who donated to the cause of the Blair Barn. This year the donations...

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What the Universal Recycling Law means f…

By Rachel Goff In only a few years, "Every person in Vermont and every person visiting Vermont will be affected by the Universal Recycling Law," Cathy Jamieson of the Vermont Agency...

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