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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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Moretown makes moves to fix problematic …

Moretown makes moves to fix problematic intersection

Starting next summer, the intersection of Moretown Mountain Road and Route 100B will look a little different. At a special meeting on Monday, September 8, Moretown Select Board accepted a bid...

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State representative candidates field qu…

State representative candidates field questions from community leaders

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 which includes...

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Warren will wait to repair covered bridg…

Warren will wait to repair covered bridge

By Rachel Goff Last week, Warren Select Board decided to put plans to repair the Warren covered bridge on hold. The town hired DuBois & King Construction to engineer an abutment redesign...

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Obstacle race draws participants from ne…

Obstacle race draws participants from near and far

Next weekend, a lot of people will be running up Mt. Ellen. On Saturday, September 13, Sugarbush Resort will play host to its first O2X Summit Challenge, an obstacle race...

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New data shows people are using the side…

New data shows people are using the sidewalks

By Rachel Goff On Saturday, August 16, 420 people walked the section of concrete in front of Joslin Memorial Library in Waitsfield. This summer, Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission (CVRPC) installed pedestrian...

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Laura Graves shines at World Equestrian …

Laura Graves shines at World Equestrian Games

By Meg Hilly Normandie, France, was host to the World Equestrian Games (known the world over as the WEG) this August and what a fantastic outcome for Team USA. The western...

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Waitsfield Bridge Street, bridge project…

Waitsfield Bridge Street, bridge project will not happen this year

By Lisa Loomis Waitsfield's long-awaited covered bridge and Bridge Street project will not happen this year, despite the town's success in finding more money for the project – which came in...

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