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Condo owners notified of no-burn ordinan…

Condo owners notified of no-burn ordinance

  By Rachel Goff In response to a town effort to increase fire safety, Warren residents are getting a little heated. This past week, a letter went out to condo owners in Sugarbush...

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Application filed for Mad River Communit…

Application filed for Mad River Community Solar Farm

By Lisa Loomis The town of Waitsfield and the Vermont Public Service Board received the application last week. The project is a collaboration between Nils Behn of Aegis Renewable Energy in Waitsfield...

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Petition calls for town offices to be in…

Petition calls for town offices to be in bank

By Lisa Loomis After a petition appeared around town calling for Waitsfield to stop working on building a new town office and instead purchase the People's United Bank building, Front Porch...

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Warren and Waitsfield take last step for…

Warren and Waitsfield take last step for solar array

On April 14, the town of Warren signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Warren Elementary School establishing a solar purchasing agreement for the 165k array that was installed behind...

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Moretown to put out bids for town office…

Moretown to put out bids for town office next month

Meanwhile, just north on Route 100B, Moretown is waiting to receive the finalized drawings and bid documents from Maclay Architects for its new town office, which will be constructed on...

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NASJA-East selects O’Brien and Duffy for…

NASJA-East selects O’Brien and Duffy for Golden Ski Award

   Nina O'Brien and Drew Duffy were selected by the North American Snowsports Journalists Association - East Region (NASJA-East) as this year's winners of the Don A. Metivier Golden Ski...

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Lawson’s seventh anniversary celebration…

Lawson’s seventh anniversary celebration draws craft beer enthusiasts

Craft beer enthusiasts descended upon Waitsfield on Saturday, April 18. Over 500 people attended the Beer Lover's Market from 1 to 5 p.m. and over 200 attended the Beer Lover's...

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Waitsfield seeks $225,000 more for town …

Waitsfield seeks $225,000 more for town office

By Lisa Loomis Waitsfield is applying for $225,000 more in grant funding for its new town office. The select board, at its April 13 meeting, decided that rather than cut costs for...

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John Kerrigan honored by Vermont House o…

John Kerrigan honored by Vermont House of Representatives

   On April 8, the Vermont House of Representatives recognized Harwood veteran teacher and Coach John Kerrigan. The Vermont General Assembly honored John Kerrigan "on his exemplary coaching and teaching...

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Sugarbush could encounter issues with li…

As of last week, Sugarbush Resort had applied for federal, state and local permits to replace its Valley House double with a fixed-grip quad which would cut the lift's ride...

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Planning district talks impact of Act 25…

By Rachel Goff Should rebuilds conform to current codes? Earlier this month, the District 5 Environmental Commission denied the Mountainside Condominium Association's Act 250 permit to rebuild 36 condominiums that were destroyed...

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Harwood cross-country teams honored at S…

Harwood cross-country teams honored at State House

Harwood boys' and girls' cross-country teams were recognized by the Vermont House of Representatives on Wednesday, April 8. Both teams swept the Vermont Division II titles this past fall. It was...

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Sugarbush and fire department reach an a…

Sugarbush and fire department reach an agreement on Gadd Brook

By Rachel Goff Confronted with future development on the mountain, the Warren Volunteer Fire Department and Sugarbush Resort have been learning to work together. On Tuesday, April 14, the Warren Select Board...

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Community members prepare for a difficul…

Community members prepare for a difficult day

By Rachel Goff Since Richard Laws was released from prison last week, there's been a lot of talk about where he'll go and what he'll do. But at a Come Unite...

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Laws released from prison

Laws released from prison

On Thursday, April 9, Richard Laws was released from Northeast Regional Correctional Facility in St. Johnsbury. After attacking Warren resident Sue Russell in 1992, Laws was charged and convicted of kidnapping...

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Mountainside denied an Act 250 permit

Mountainside denied an Act 250 permit

By Lisa Loomis Members of the Mountainside Condominium Association are meeting next week to determine the next steps after the District 5 Environmental Commission denied the association an Act 250 permit...

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Act 148: finding funding, paying it forw…

By Rachel Goff As Valley towns attempt to understand their role in the Universal Recycling Law (Act 148), which requires that all organic material be diverted from the landfill by 2020...

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Moretown learns new sidewalk is in flood…

Moretown learns new sidewalk is in flood plain

By Rachel Goff Plans for the construction of the new Moretown Village sidewalk encountered a setback last month when local project manager Pat Travers learned that 675 feet of the roughly...

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Valley commuters face delays

Construction on and around I-89 at exit 10 in Waterbury is getting under way and commuters should expect delays and changes to traffic patterns, especially during peak hours of 7...

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Harwood Union High School presents SEUSS…

Harwood Union High School presents SEUSSICAL (The Musical!)

Tony Award-winning songwriting team Ahrens & Flaherty bring favorite Dr. Seuss stories to life in this family-friendly, high-energy production. The Cat in the Hat (played by sophomore, Matt Skelly) tells...

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Sugarbush auctions Valley House chairs f…

Sugarbush is holding a silent auction of 10 Valley House chairs as a fundraiser for the Mad River Valley Community Fund. The resort removed the ski lift this week in preparation...

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Vermont Senior Games held at Sugarbush

Vermont Senior Games held at Sugarbush

Vermont Senior Games medalists: Seated (L-R): Laurie Landau, Caryl Hurwitz and Louise Messner. Standing (L-R) Renee Epstein, Bob Stevens, Bernie "Boom-Boom" Pistilli, Ann Fender, Rich Jones and John Wilson. Missing...

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Following energy output online

Following energy output online

By Rachel Goff Coming into sunnier months, interfaces for Warren and Waitsfield's new municipal solar arrays are available online. Now, residents can see how much power is being produced by the...

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Drew Duffy stuns ski world with win at U…

Drew Duffy stuns ski world with win at U.S. Nationals

Twenty-year-old Green Mountain Valley School alumnus, Drew Duffy, Warren, beat World Cup, World Championship and Olympic medalists to win the U.S. Alpine Super G title Wednesday, March 25, at Sugarloaf...

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Mad River Glen, Sugarbush to stay open t…

Mad River Glen, Sugarbush to stay open through April

The snow is starting to melt, but local ski resorts are still going strong. As of this week, the summit of General Stark Mountain had a 4-foot base, while Lincoln Peak...

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Waitsfield seeks more funding for town o…

Waitsfield seeks more funding for town office

By Lisa Loomis The bids for Waitsfield's new town office came in higher than the engineers estimated by approximately $136,000 – depending on which of the three bids is referenced. Town administrator...

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U-45 budget passes 462-246

Last week, Waterbury and Duxbury residents voted 462-246 to approve a U-45 School District budget of $11,584,574, which marks a 2.1 percent increase over last year. The 2015-2016 budget was...

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Come Unite for community awareness as Ri…

A second Come Unite event takes place next week on April 8, the eve of convicted sex offender Richard Laws being released from prison. The event starts at 7 p.m...

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