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Waitsfield pursuing settlement discussio…

Waitsfield pursuing settlement discussions with VTrans

By Lisa Loomis As Waitsfield works toward a final fix of the water main break that occurred last month, members of the town's water commission are working their way backward through...

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State rep candidates field questions fro…

State rep candidates field questions from FMR and Mad River Path

By Lisa Loomis The Valley Reporter asked a variety of local community leaders to provide questions for the four candidates running for two state representative seats for the Washington 7 district...

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Sugarbush begins construction of new par…

Sugarbush begins construction of new parking lot

Final permits were issued last week for the construction of an additional parking lot at Lincoln Peak at Sugarbush. Construction has commenced, and completion is expected prior to opening day...

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Huffman repeats at O2X Summit Challenge …

Huffman repeats at O2X Summit Challenge Sunday River; racers await second half of series

Sunday River's O2X Summit Challenge event marked the halfway point of the series, as well as the emergence of a heavy favorite in the women's points race, with Audrey Huffman...

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NECAP results-students are still struggl…

NECAP results-students are still struggling in science

The results of the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP), which is designed to measure scientific literacy and inquiry, show that 44 percent of fourth-graders in Vermont scored as proficient...

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Harwood XC takes podium at New England S…

Harwood XC takes podium at New England Small School Championship

Both boys' and girls' cross-country teams had impressive outings at the 40th annual Manchester Invitational in Manchester, New Hampshire, on September 26. Harwood teams competed in the small school division...

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Valley Players Theater to host playwrigh…

Valley Players Theater to host playwright festival

Each year, Valley Players awards the Vermont Playwrights Award to authors from Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. Since 1983, the company has given awards to 23 plays and has produced...

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Town and trust to debate dam’s future

Town and trust to debate dam’s future

By Rachel Goff Last week, volunteers from the Warren Village Dam Preservation Trust spent a few hours cleaning debris that had gathered around the timber crib dam, which sits in the...

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Waitsfield proposes adopting charter

Waitsfield proposes adopting charter

By Lisa Loomis Waitsfield voters will be asked to adopt a new town charter that would have the select board appoint the town clerk and treasurer rather than have voters elect...

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Valley foodie to open restaurant in shop…

Valley foodie to open restaurant in shopping center

By Rachel Goff Come this winter, locals will have another place to eat, drink and swap stories. Last week, Warren residents Matt Sargent and Steve Askew signed a lease with Crosspoint Associates...

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Pam Marino named new Waitsfield town cle…

Pam Marino named new Waitsfield town clerk, treasurer

By Lisa Loomis Pam Marino has been selected as Waitsfield's new town clerk and treasurer. She will replace outgoing town clerk and treasurer Jennifer Peterson. She comes to the town from...

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Harwood cross-country sweeps U-32 Invita…

Harwood cross-country sweeps U-32 Invitational

On Saturday, September 20, the runners of Harwood cross-country stormed onto the campus of U-32 and left desolation in their wake. Harwood runners won four of the six team races...

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Waitsfield fifth- and sixth-graders take…

Waitsfield fifth- and sixth-graders take the plunge

Waitsfield Elementary School fifth- and sixth-graders give the Mad River a clean bill of health. They joined forces last week with Friends of the Mad River (FMR) to assess the...

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State rep candidates field questions fro…

State rep candidates field questions from Troy Kingsbury and Win Smith

By Lisa Loomis The Valley Reporter asked a variety of local community leaders to provide questions for the four candidates running for two state representative seats for the Washington 7 district...

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O2X Summit Challenge capitalizes on its …

O2X Summit Challenge capitalizes on its natural setting

By Rachel Goff I've been romping around mountains for years, but I'd never done a race up one before Saturday, September 13, when I competed in the first-ever O2X Summit Challenge...

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Residents show support for Sue Russell, …

Residents show support for Sue Russell, seek education

By Rachel Goff On Wednesday, September 10, the Mad River Valley community demonstrated tremendous strength and support for one of its members. Over 100 people gathered at a forum at Lareau Farm...

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Mad River Path Association purchases hal…

Mad River Path Association purchases half trail easement

Mad River Path Association, in conjunction with Waitsfield Elementary School, announced today that they closed on the purchase of four acres of land surrounding the school. The land was purchased by...

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Local artists contribute to Vermont Phil…

Local artists contribute to Vermont Philharmonic auction: vision of the violin

Several spots in The Valley will be hosting an unusual art display: painted violins. Nine artists have donated their talents on behalf of Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra, which is auctioning off...

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After life-changing experience in India…

After life-changing experience in India, Harwood senior seeks to give something back

As with students throughout the Unites States, those in the Mad River Valley ended summer vacation and returned to school a few weeks ago, likely with a degree of reluctance...

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Hubbard and Miner go out on top

Hubbard and Miner go out on top

By Peter Oliver One-point-two miles is a piddling distance to a bike racer. A 4-year-old kid on a tricycle can ride 1.2 miles. So why were riders before Tuesday evening's final...

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State rep candidates field questions fro…

State rep candidates field questions from Tom Mehuron and Rev. Susan McKnight

By Lisa Loomis The Valley Reporter asked a variety of local community leaders to provide questions for the four candidates running for two state representative seats for the Washington 7 district...

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Travel Recreation Council discusses cons…

Travel Recreation Council discusses construction congestion during foliage season

Valley residents and road travelers are not alone in noticing that travel through town is seriously slowed by construction right now. Vermont Travel Recreation Council (TRC) recently heard from Teresa...

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VTrans contractor breaks Waitsfield wate…

VTrans contractor breaks Waitsfield water main

By Lisa Loomis A contractor working for VTrans broke a 14-inch water main in Waitsfield leading to two days of no water for water system users, followed by three days of...

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Duxbury takes town clerk to small claims…

Duxbury takes town clerk to small claims court

By Lisa Loomis The Duxbury Select Board voted to take its town clerk, Ken Scott, to small claims court over the issue of the clerk's contribution to his health care costs. The...

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New law looks to prevent texting while d…

New law looks to prevent texting while driving

By Rachel Goff Starting October 1, a new state law will prevent drivers from using handheld devices while behind the wheel. Vermont already had a law against texting while driving, but it...

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Waitsfield Select Board rejects grant fo…

Waitsfield Select Board rejects grant for Joslin Hill Road

By Lisa Loomis Waitsfield Select Board chair Paul Hartshorn denounced engineers before breaking a tie vote on whether or not to accept a grant to assess whether it is possible to...

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Town takes issue with road foreman’s act…

Town takes issue with road foreman’s actions

Last month, Moretown Select Board confronted road foreman Martin Cameron after they received a complaint that he had used town equipment to do work on his personal property. According to the...

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Global Health Media Project meets summer…

Global Health Media Project meets summer fundraising goal

Waitsfield-based Global Health Media Project (GHMP) raised more than $30,000 in their six-week matching-grant summer fundraiser to support a new film series on breastfeeding. The organization received $16,595 from 100...

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