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Maximizing fun from limited funds

By Rachel Goff "What are the long-term recreational goals of The Valley?" Mad River Valley Recreation District director Jeff Whittingham asked at the tri-town select board meeting on Thursday, November 13. For...

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Sugarbush Resort opens for skiing and ri…

Sugarbush Resort opens for skiing and riding this weekend

Sugarbush Resort will open for the 2014-2015 winter season this Saturday, November 22. Skiing and riding will be available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Available terrain is still to...

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Aspiring butcher learns from local compa…

Aspiring butcher learns from local company

By Rachel Goff Last Thursday, instead of sitting in science class at Harwood Union High School, ninth-grader Cole Henry was elbow-deep in ground meat at Mad River Food Hub. Henry is currently...

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Ewalds to develop seven-barrel brewery i…

Duxbury is going to get its own local beer shortly. Ted and Cynthia Ewald have recently received a Duxbury Development Review Board (DRB) permit to open a seven-barrel brewery at...

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Pre-register for Turkey Trot

Pre-register for Turkey Trot

Warren Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is currently accepting pre-registrations for the Turkey Trot, a 2.5-mile race through historic Warren Village that takes place every year on Thanksgiving morning...

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Green Mountain Opera Festival will not p…

Green Mountain Opera Festival will not present a festival season in 2015

In June 2014, the Green Mountain Opera Festival concluded its most artistically successful season in the history of the nine-year-old festival. Standing ovations were given at all performances and the...

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State sues landfill for past violations

By Rachel Goff Last summer, the state shut down Moretown Landfill, Inc. (MLI), and now it's looking to sue the Route 2 facility. In July of 2013, Moretown Landfill, Inc. was ordered...

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Waitsfield Ski & Skate Sale celebrat…

Waitsfield Ski & Skate Sale celebrates 35 years

To celebrate 35 years of offering winter enthusiasts killer deals and an opportunity to sell their used gear, Waitsfield Ski & Skate Sale is doing absolutely nothing! No changes, no...

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Warren plans river access and secure vis…

Warren plans river access and secure vista

By Rachel Goff By next summer, Warren could have another public swimming hole. At their meeting on Tuesday, November 11, Warren Select Board outlined a description to submit to the Federal Emergency...

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Jamieson, Hathaway named UVM Teacher of …

Jamieson, Hathaway named UVM Teacher of the Year

Two Washington West Supervisory Union (WWSU) teachers have received this year's UVM Teacher of the Year award. Amy Jamieson is a speech language pathologist at Fayston Elementary School and Nan...

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MRG’s Terry Barbour honored with ski sch…

MRG’s Terry Barbour honored with ski school management award

 Mad River Glen's Ski School director, Terry Barbour, is the 2014 recipient of the Professional Ski Instructors Association's (PSIA) Einar Aas Award. Barbour has served as Mad River Glen's ski...

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Local athletes named to state teams

Local athletes named to state teams

Mikhal Yudien named member of statewide volleyball team  The Vermont Youth Volleyball Association recognized four students from Vermont Commons School in South Burlington as members of the statewide All-League team for...

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Waitsfield takes line of credit for wate…

By Lisa Loomis Waitsfield Select Board approved the town taking a $150,000 line of credit for six months to cover expenses associated with a break in a town water main. The select...

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Voters re-elect Grad and Greshin to the …

Voters re-elect Grad and Greshin to the State House

By Lisa Loomis Voters in Waitsfield, Warren, Fayston, Moretown and Duxbury returned incumbents Maxine Grad, D-Moretown, and Adam Greshin, I-Warren, to the State House during the November 4 General Election. They...

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Pomerantz named to Rising Stars Class of…

Pomerantz named to Rising Stars Class of 2014

Vermont Business Magazine will present the Rising Stars Class of 2014 at a special reception and dinner, Thursday evening, November 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place...

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Chamber and planning district continue c…

For the past four months Mad River Valley Planning District and Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce have engaged in a collaborative effort to utilize the findings of the June...

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Rosen, Greshin boil down education fundi…

By Rachel Goff A new resolution from Vermont League of Cities and Towns to cap increases in property taxes in conjunction with Vermont's education funding system fueled the discussion at the...

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Waitsfield set to recapture federal STAG…

By Lisa Loomis When Waitsfield voters attempted to pass a single, townwide municipal wastewater system over a decade ago, the town incurred nearly $700,000 in state loans and received $906,100 in...

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Moretown to accept FEMA buyout for old t…

Moretown to accept FEMA buyout for old town offices

By Rachel Goff With construction plans for its new town offices under way, Moretown is moving forward with demolishing the old building. At the Moretown Select Board meeting on Monday, November 3...

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Vermont Land Trust removes Tenney house …

Vermont Land Trust removes Tenney house for reuse and farm’s renewal

In an effort to revitalize the Tenney property on Marble Hill Road in Fayston as a working farm and forest in the Mad River Valley, Vermont Land Trust has contracted...

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Where to Vote - 2014

When and where to vote Midterms elections take place Tuesday, November 4. This fall, Vermont voters will elect six statewide officeholders: governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer and auditor...

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Harwood cross-country boys and girls are…

Harwood cross-country boys and girls are state champions

Harwood girls had to shuffle the cards a bit but ended the season with an unprecedented sixth straight Vermont State Division 2 title. Harwood packed runners in positions three through...

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Candidates talk property taxes and educa…

Candidates talk property taxes and education funding

By Rachel Goff With one week leading up to mid-term elections, on Monday, October 27, The Valley Reporter hosted a forum at Big Picture Theater in Waitsfield so that Valley residents...

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Waitsfield woman out-climbs competitors

Waitsfield woman out-climbs competitors

By Rachel Goff On Saturday, October 25, Audrey Huffman of Waitsfield became the women's champion of the O2x Summit Challenge Series, a string of adventure races that took place at ski...

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Waitsfield Select Board Deadlocks on Bri…

Waitsfield Select Board Deadlocks on Bridge Street Marketplace parking lot

By Lisa Loomis The Waitsfield Select Board deadlocked over whether or not the town needs to do more to fix the parking lot at Bridge Street Marketplace. The select board, at its...

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Select board reboots project in hopes of…

Select board reboots project in hopes of receiving grant

By Rachel Goff Back in August, Warren Select Board debated whether to move forward with plans to repair the Warren covered bridge, but now it appears they have no choice if...

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Bright idea for Festival of Lights

Bright idea for Festival of Lights

With the Mad River Valley Country Christmas Open House and Holiday Paint-In being named a Top Ten Winter Event for the second year in a row, a group of merchants...

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Harwood girls soccer going to state cham…

Harwood girls soccer going to state championships

With a 2-1 victory over Milton on Wednesday, October 29, the Harwood Union High School girls soccer team earned a birth in the state finals. Harwood, #5 seed, will play...

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