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Roxbury Gap Closed

Roxbury Gap Closed

Roxbury will be closing the Roxbury side of the Roxbury Gap for at least 2 weeks starting Thursday, April 17 at 9:00 a.m. Reopening is weather dependent. ...

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GMP notifies customers that spraying – v…

GMP notifies customers that spraying – versus cutting – will commence next month

By Lisa LoomisTwenty-nine years ago a Waitsfield citizens' group persuaded Green Mountain Power (GMP) to manually maintain the power lines. But the issue is not dead. This winter the utility...

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Nine-year-old Jon Honeywell places third…

Nine-year-old Jon Honeywell places third at national golf competition held on Masters course

By Lisa Loomis Jon Honeywell, the 9-year-old son of Chris and Dave Honeywell of Fayston and brother of 13- year-old Nate, took third place in the national Drive, Chip and...

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Duxbury looks at options for financing d…

Duxbury looks at options for financing debt

By Rachel GoffOn Monday, April 7, the Duxbury Select Board discussed a plan for repaying the town’s total debt of almost $340,000.According to Bonnie Batchelder of Batchelder Associates, who performed...

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Proposed FDA guideline could hurt brewer…

Proposed FDA guideline could hurt brewer-farmer relationships

By Rachel GoffVermont, a state famous for its craft beers and local food, could fall among those affected by a proposed Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guideline complicating brewers’ and...

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Waitsfield Historical Society potluck ‘S…

Waitsfield Historical Society potluck ‘Sugaring: Then and Now’

The Waitsfield Historical Society potluck supper will be on Wednesday, April 16, at the United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall in Waitsfield. Supper will be served at 6 p.m. Persons...

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What does a higher median age say about …

What does a higher median age say about The Valley?

By Rachel Goff When Mad River Valley Planning District (MRVPD) director Joshua Schwartz says "The Valley is old," he's not talking about town charters dating back to the 1700s. Last month, the...

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Behind the scenes of Thoroughly Modern M…

Behind the scenes of Thoroughly Modern Millie

By Sophie Rayfield, stage managerWhen people come to see Harwood’s spring musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, this weekend, they’re coming to see Millie find her place in 1920s Manhattan while a...

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Waitsfield Select board advances solar a…

Waitsfield Select board advances solar array vote

By Lisa Loomis Waitsfield is moving forward with plans to bond for a solar panel array at its town garage next month, although the select board balked at citizen requests to...

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Green Mountain Giving website raises mon…

Green Mountain Giving website raises money for charities

Ayla Fidel, a fifth-grader at Waitsfield Elementary School, has created a website that showcases a different charity or local organization each month, with links for people who want to donate. "It...

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Road crews ready for a muddy spring

Road crews ready for a muddy spring

The transition from winter to spring in The Valley makes driving down a road like dodging darts in a video game, as cars must be constantly on the lookout for...

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Moretown Select Board hears suggestions …

Moretown Select Board hears suggestions for tighter host-town agreement

By Rachel Goff On Monday, March 31, the Moretown Select Board held a special meeting to gather public input on the revision of its host-town agreement with Moretown Landfill. The Route 2...

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WMRW celebrates National Poetry Month, h…

WMRW celebrates National Poetry Month, hosts on-air Poetry Slam!

Geof Hewitt, poet, author and reigning Poetry Slam champion of Vermont, will host the WMRW's 2014 annual poetry slam, sponsored by Rootswork, Ann Day, Warren Public Library and WMRW. This...

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First annual Valley Arts Foundation memb…

First annual Valley Arts Foundation members’ show

The Festival Gallery in Waitsfield presents The Gathering an exhibit of works by the artist members of the Valley Arts Foundation. The show opens on Friday, April 4, with an...

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Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport/Sugarbush…

Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sport/Sugarbush alpine race team celebrates Special Olympics Winter Games

The Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports/Sugarbush alpine race team competed at the 2014 Special Olympics Winter Games held March 8 and 9 at Suicide Six, S. Pomfret. The 10 athletes who...

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Waitsfield and Warren considering solar …

Waitsfield and Warren considering solar arrays

By Lisa Loomis The Waitsfield Select Board will hold a special meeting tonight, March 27, to work on a bond vote warning for a solar array that would supply most of...

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Waitsfield students raise funds by readi…

Waitsfield students raise funds by reading

By Rachel Goff Last month, students in Tom Young's first- and second-grade class at Waitsfield Elementary School read Beatrice's Goat, a story "about a girl who got a goat and she...

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2013 Mad River Valley Data Report is out

2013 Mad River Valley Data Report is out

  By Rachel Goff The 2013 Mad River Valley Data Report is out, and it's full of everything you wanted to know about the towns of Waitsfield, Warren and Fayston—from median home...

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In Town Plan update, Moretown evaluates …

By Rachel Goff What type of town does Moretown want to be? Does it want to be a business hub, like Berlin, or an agricultural community, like Calais? Those were the type...

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Grace Butler finished 10th

Grace Butler finished 10th

Grace Butler finished 10th in the freestyle race at the Eastern High School Championships. Butler also finished 10th as part of Vermont’s mixed relay. Harwood's Grace Butler, Waterbury Center, had an...

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Local students head to academic finals

Local students head to academic finals

  Local student named Vermont State Geographic Bee semifinalist Jack Thomsen, an eighth-grade Crossett Brook Middle School student, has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the...

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2014 Chez Henri Cup

2014 Chez Henri Cup

Seventy-six skiers and nonskiers participated in the 26th annual Chez Henri Cup ski race and raffle on Saturday, March 22, at Sugarbush. Proceeds from the race went to the Mad...

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What would it take to open a new brewery…

What would it take to open a new brewery in The Valley?

By Rachel GoffAs the home of Lawson’s Finest Liquids and the heart of Heady Topper distribution, The Valley owes much of its identity to the burgeoning craft beer industry. So...

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Lareau Farm Inn and Valley Arts Foundati…

Lareau Farm Inn and Valley Arts Foundation collaborate on Valley Arts Center

After seeing the growing success of the art shows in his red barn, George Schenk of Lareau Farm approached Dotty Kyle of the Big Red Barn Art Show and Gary...

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Cabot/Agri-Mark employees begin their mo…

Cabot/Agri-Mark employees begin their move to Waitsfield

The lights were on and the phones were ringing at the new Vermont headquarters of Cabot/Agri-Mark in Waitsfield this week. Cabot will ultimately have 90-plus employees at Mad River Industrial Park...

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Local man wins ice dance event

Local man wins ice dance event

Russ Bowen of Fayston and his partner Sharie Elrick of Burlington won the Centennial Ice Dance event at the Adult Eastern Sectional Figure Skating Championships in Wayne, NJ. Couples in...

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In efforts to cut school spending, state…

In efforts to cut school spending, state looks at class size

Town Meeting may have come and gone, but the conversation on education funding in Vermont continues, as residents are still scratching their heads over a system that is driving up...

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Comparing this winter to last – how cold…

Comparing this winter to last – how cold was it?

By Lisa Loomis This winter has been marked by extremes, to say the least. Extended periods of extreme cold, several rounds of heavy snow followed by much warmer temps and torrential...

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