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Duxbury Select Board, Assistant Road For…

At their meeting on Thursday, February 19, the Duxbury Select Board moved to suspend a road crew member after he ripped the exhaust off a town truck. In doing so...

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New town office project out to bid

New town office project out to bid

Waitsfield New town office project out to bid Waitsfield has put its new town office project out to bid. Bids will be accepted until 2 p.m. on March 16. A town office task...

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Town Meeting is March 3

This Tuesday, March 3, Valley residents will come together to vote on how to spend taxpayer dollars and elect local officials at Town Meeting. WARREN In Warren, taxpayers will vote from the...

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Measles outbreak sheds light on state’s …

Measles outbreak sheds light on state’s low vaccination rates

By Rachel Goff As measles spreads across the nation, earlier this month Vermont legislators re-examined the state's opt-out policy, which allows parents to choose not to vaccinate their children for philosophical...

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Fayston seeks information from VTel

By Lisa Loomis Fayston Select Board wants to query representatives of VTel about plans to construct a 90-foot tower on Bragg Hill. Specifically the board wants to discuss VTel's assertion that...

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Championship-caliber racing

Championship-caliber racing

By Peter Oliver Last Wednesday, 145 kids from Harwood and other schools in the region competed at Ole's in ideal conditions – warm, bright sunshine, perfect snow – in a cross-country...

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Steady signs of strength in real estate …

Steady signs of strength in real estate market

By Karl Klein The real estate market in the Mad River Valley area continued to show steady signs of strength in 2014. According to information obtained through our MLS system (NNEREN)...

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Moretown PC presents new Town Plan

After two years spent making revisions, Moretown Planning Commission formally presented the new Town Plan to Moretown Select Board at their meeting on Monday, February 9. The select board set the...

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Warren takes steps to replace water syst…

By Rachel Goff Last year, municipal buildings in Warren ran out of water on two separate occasions and this year, the town is looking to drill a new well. At Town Meeting...

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Q and A with Waitsfield Select Board can…

Q and A with Waitsfield Select Board candidates

By Lisa Loomis There are four candidates running for the Waitsfield Select Board this year. They include Paul Hartshorn, the current chair, who is running for re-election to a three-year term;...

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Luke Youmell is running for Warren Selec…

Luke Youmell is running for Warren Select Board

   I am running for the open two-year Warren Select Board term at the upcoming Town Meeting and I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. I moved...

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Duxbury Select Board adds commentary to …

By Lisa Loomis Duxbury's Town Meeting warning includes commentary from the select board about an article calling for select board meetings to be recorded and those records made available for public...

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Valentine local this year

Valentine local this year

Valentine's Day is this Saturday, February 14, and one way you can counter the at-times-too-commercial aspect of the holiday is by spreading the love locally. In The Valley, there are...

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Ski the East (really)

Ski the East (really)

By Rachel Goff In the past week, Mad River Glen and Sugarbush have picked up over a foot and a half of snow, adding to an already deep base layer. So...

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Mad River Valley Town Meeting updates

Fayston Town Meeting warning includes elections and budgets On Town Meeting Day, March 3, Fayston voters will find a Town Meeting warning that is heavy on electing officials from the floor. Voters...

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Harwood alpine girls take third

Harwood alpine ski team competed at Smugglers' Notch on February 7 and 8 in a two-day slalom and GS combined girls and boys. The past couple weeks they've come out...

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Harwood students devour The Cole Henry B…

Harwood students devour The Cole Henry Bacon Burger

   By Angela Selvaggio and Cole Henry If you read the Harwood school lunch menu for January 29, you saw that the school cafeteria was serving The Cole Henry Bacon Burger...

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Homemade soup and handcrafted bowls

Homemade soup and handcrafted bowls

   On Sunday, February 15, The Mud Studio in Middlesex will host the second annual Central Vermont Empty Bowl Benefit, a fundraiser for the Vermont Foodbank. From 4:30 to 7...

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Path association starts planning for don…

Path association starts planning for donated parcel

By Rachel Goff Last winter, the town of Warren accepted a donation of 50 acres of land with outdoor recreation opportunities. Now, residents are starting to work on making that opportunity...

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Gadd Brook project raises concerns for W…

Gadd Brook project raises concerns for Warren Fire Department

By Rachel Goff New development can be good for The Valley, "there's no doubt about it, but it's at the point where it's straining our municipal services," Warren Volunteer Fire Department...

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Sixty-five-foot telecommunications anten…

By Lisa Loomis Waitsfield has received an application from East Warren Road residents Peter and Christy Geyer to have a 65-foot-high telecommunications tower built on their property to provide an antenna...

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Harwood alpine ski team had another succ…

It started out at Mad River Glen a balmy 25 degrees before the winds picked up, temps dropped 20 degrees and it started snowing heavily. "Which we love but not so...

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Mad River Valley towns' budgets projecte…

Fayston municipal budget is up slightly Fayston Select Board has put forth a tight budget for the coming year that has expenditures up $4,456 over last year's approved budget. Last year's approved...

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Open Hearth Afterschool Recycled City

Open Hearth Afterschool Recycled City

What happens when kids are given drills, a load of recycled material and a little space to explore? Yesterday's trash turns into forts with windows, mailboxes, sound machines and telescopes...

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Valley Players presents 'Almost Maine'

Valley Players presents 'Almost Maine'

The Valley Players will present Almost, Maine, by John Cariani, February 5 through 8 and 12 through 14 at 7:30 p.m., and February 15 at 2 p.m., at Valley Players...

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From the State House

By Adam Greshin, I-Warren Legislature to tackle Lake Champlain cleanup The legislative agenda, already crowded with education and health care, is about to get even more congested as debate over water quality...

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School keeps gymnastics and Latin, budge…

By Rachel Goff "This is the worst budget season we have ever seen," Washington West Supervisory Union (WWSU) superintendent Brigid Scheffert said at the start of the Harwood School Board meeting...

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Select board sends letter of opposition …

By Lisa Loomis Fayston Select Board issued a letter to the Vermont Public Service Board opposing a proposed broadband tower for Bragg Hill. On December 24, the town and abutters to property...

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