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Voter turnout is low for primary electio…

Voter turnout is low for primary election but not Waitsfield sidewalk vote

By Lisa Loomis and Rachel Goff Voter turnout for Vermont's primary election was low this week, but Waitsfield voters packed the elementary school for a lively discussion and a vote from...

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Green Mountain Stage Race is this weeken…

Green Mountain Stage Race is this weekend!

The 14th Green Mountain Stage Race (GMSR) kicks off this Friday, August 29, at 8:30 a.m. in Warren Village. The race will bring over 675 racers from all around North...

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MRVPD shares economic summit community i…

MRVPD shares economic summit community input results

Public input from attendees of the June 4 Mad River Valley Economic Summit and Community Picnic and online survey respondents offers valuable insight into community priorities and goals for economic...

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The Vermont Music Fest – ‘A good party g…

The Vermont Music Fest – ‘A good party gets people’s attention’

By Rachel Goff "I am so absolutely exhausted," Jeff Mack said on Monday, August 25. Last weekend, Mack organized Vermont Music Fest, which brought 4,200 people to Lareau Farm in Waitsfield...

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WCVT donates backpacks to local schools

WCVT donates backpacks to local schools

More than 70 backpacks filled with new school supplies were donated and delivered to local schools by Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom employees. This is the third consecutive year that...

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Select Board wants input on pedestrian a…

Select Board wants input on pedestrian access on Joslin Hill Road

By Lisa Loomis Waitsfield Select Board wants public input into whether the shoulder on one side of Joslin Hill Road should be added to make it safer place for cyclists and...

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VT Fish & Wildlife seeks bear teeth …

VT Fish & Wildlife seeks bear teeth from hunters

Vermont bear hunting starts September 1 and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding successful bear hunters to submit a bear tooth so that wildlife managers can collect information...

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Green Mountain Stage Race is a profitabl…

Green Mountain Stage Race is a profitable four-day weekend for Valley businesses

The GMSR has become the largest non-winter/non-holiday event in the Mad River Valley. The GMSR attracts 700 to 900 racers annually for four days of racing. Most of these racers...

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Primary Election is August 26, Waitsfiel…

Primary Election is August 26, Waitsfield voters will be asked to okay sidewalk funds

By Lisa Loomis On Primary Election Day, August 26, Waitsfield voters will be asked to okay spending up to $65,000 to close out the final bills for the town's newly built...

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Route 100 paving work to start next week…

Route 100 paving work to start next week, Warren road closure complete

Work will begin on the Route 100 paving project on Monday, August 25. The project involves resurfacing/repaving from Fiddlers Green at the south end of Waitsfield and continues north to the...

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Sugarbush invests over $4.5 million on i…

Sugarbush invests over $4.5 million on improvements for coming season

Sugarbush Resort has invested over $4.5 million on improvements this summer in preparation for the upcoming winter. The resort has invested $1.8 million in snowmaking equipment, completing a five-year, $5 million...

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New culvert in Fayston is ready for floo…

New culvert in Fayston is ready for flood and fish

A new, larger and improved culvert now allows Lockwood Brook to pass beneath Manlin Road in Fayston. The old culvert – a combo of corrugated metal pipe and concrete –...

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Community invited to discuss how to supp…

Community invited to discuss how to support Sue Russell

Members of the Mad River Valley community are invited to join others to discuss how to continue supporting Warren resident Susan Russell and her family in advance of the release...

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Vermonters plan cross-country charity bi…

Vermonters plan cross-country charity bike trip

On September 15, two recent college graduates will depart on a 14-month-long cycling trip to promote mental health management and foster community volunteerism. Dylan Peterson, who grew up in Moretown and...

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Local chefs face off in new competition

Local chefs face off in new competition

By Rachel Goff To get the most out of all the veggies and meat in The Valley, it helps to know how to prepare them. On Sunday, August 11, Sugarbush Resort hosted...

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Vandals and litterers strike Lareau Swim…

Vandals and litterers strike Lareau Swim Hole

By Lisa Loomis Vandals tipped over the port-o-let at the Lareau Swim Hole last week, requiring an emergency trip from Hartigan to right the port-o-let and clean it up. The town...

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Waitsfield Bridge Street project bids co…

Waitsfield Bridge Street project bids come in $240,000 over budget

By Lisa Loomis The extensive project long slated for the Waitsfield covered bridge and Bridge Street is likely to be pushed out further after the town opened the bids for the...

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Photo Show award winners announced

Photo Show award winners announced

Seven photographs from the more than 200 on display at this year's Photo Show in the Round Barn have been honored as Works of Distinction. These photographs will be included...

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Select board, landowners want dam gone

Select board, landowners want dam gone

By Rachel Goff The Warren timber crib dam is in a state of flux. Once a working part of a bustling mill town, the 200-year-old structure has started to disintegrate and...

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Shumlin visits Efficiency Vermont

Shumlin visits Efficiency Vermont

By Rachel Goff Last week, Governor Peter Shumlin visited The Valley to unveil a new initiative that will help Vermont manufacturers reduce their energy costs, effectively monitor and manage their costs...

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Former Warren resident and select board …

Former Warren resident and select board member searches for kidney donor

Former Valley resident and Warren Select Board member Erin Russell-Story is looking for a kidney donor. She has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that has caused kidney failure. During a...

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Wu Ledges vandalized

Wu Ledges vandalized

By Lisa Loomis Members of the Waitsfield Conservation Commission are hoping that the vandals who painted HU 14 and an American flag on the face of the ledges will come forward...

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Celebrating the arts – all August long

Celebrating the arts – all August long

The Mad River Valley was buzzing with arts activities this past weekend to kick off the Vermont Festival of the Arts. People made their way into town to meet artists...

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Moretown taxes increase due to statewide…

Moretown taxes increase due to statewide spending

At their meeting on Monday, August 4, the Moretown Select Board set the 2014 tax rate at $1.9109 for residents and $1.7346 for nonresidents. This year's tax rate reflects a...

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Warren breaks ground on solar array inst…

Warren breaks ground on solar array installation

Beyond the softball and soccer games, there's been a flurry of activity at Brooks Field at Warren Elementary School. After surveying the site, this past week Waitsfield-based company Aegis Renewable Energy...

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Locals prep for fifth annual community e…

Locals prep for fifth annual community event

By Rachel Goff Jeff Mack is really excited for Vermont Music Fest. Really, really excited. For the past week, the Warren resident and founder of Vermont Music Fest has been spending a...

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A look at life above The Valley

A look at life above The Valley

By Rachel Goff James Ialeggio spends his Saturdays sitting on mountains. Sundays, too. As a backcountry caretaker for Green Mountain Club (GMC), Ialeggio is in charge of the section of the Long...

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Waitsfield Voters will be asked to OK si…

Waitsfield Voters will be asked to OK sidewalk funds

By Lisa Loomis Waitsfield voters will be asked to OK spending up to $65,000 to close out the final bills for the town's newly built sidewalk system and to fund the...

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