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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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Valley towns pursue funding for recreati…

Valley towns pursue funding for recreation path

Over the past few weeks, the Mad River Valley Planning District (MRVPD) has been making the rounds of the local planning commissions and select boards asking if The Valley towns...

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Fundraiser for WMRW

Fundraiser for WMRW

Like good Vermont cheese, WMRW, the all-volunteer, non-commercial, community radio station stands alone in the Mad River Valley. It is the source for music, alternative opinions and news and views...

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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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