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Waitsfield Select board holds Joslin Hil…

By Lisa Loomis With the select board divided on whether to rebuild or simply shim Joslin Hill Road, the town wants to hear from the public on the matter. The select board...

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Road crews adjust to salt price increase

By Rachel Goff As snow is starting to fall heavier and roads are getting slicker, all of Vermont is adjusting to an increase in the price of salt. According to a contract...

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WWSU budget up 7 percent, benefits up 10…

By Lisa Loomis As The Valley Reporter goes to press on December 10, members of the Washington West Supervisory Union executive committee are meeting to finalize their budget. At that meeting they...

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‘Les etoiles de noel’ light up The Valle…

‘Les etoiles de noel’ light up The Valley

Judges covered over 40 miles on Sunday taking in the lighting displays and counting the stars visible along the official driving route for the Festival of Lights. Over 280 stars...

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Marcelle pleads not guilty to embezzleme…

Kay Marcelle, 60, Duxbury, former technology specialist at Waitsfield Elementary School, pleaded not guilty on December 4, 2014, in Washington County criminal court to one count of felony embezzlement. She...

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Valley chefs unite for The Mad 12 Dinner

Valley chefs unite for The Mad 12 Dinner

A dozen Mad River Valley chefs are coming together on January 12 at Round Barn Farm to showcase their culinary talents with a 12-course tasting dinner. The event is being...

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GMVS student wins scholarship

GMVS student wins scholarship

This year, Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS) student Samantha McClellan is one of two winners of the Ski Racing Development (SRD) and World Cup Supply's (WCS) Fast Skier Junior Alpine...

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Warren UCC raises $6,000 for clean water…

Warren UCC raises $6,000 for clean water in Haiti

By Carol Milkuhn Unfazed by the sweltering October temperatures, the tall Haitian spoke earnestly and fluently, his attention focused on the large group gathered inside the tin walls of a school...

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Moretown may miss out on federal money

By Rachel Goff Grants can provide towns with a lot of financial assistance, but only if they get their applications in complete and on time. Early last month, Moretown fire chief Steve...

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Waitsfield Select Board divided over Jos…

By Lisa Loomis The only thing all members of the Waitsfield Select Board agree upon is that Joslin Hill Road is seriously degraded and in need of reconstruction. Board members do...

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What happens when you report a break-in?

What happens when you report a break-in?

  What happens when your home is broken into? The Valley Reporter talked to Vermont State Police Middlesex station manager Lt. Matt Nally to find out what police are asking...

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Gingerbread contest entries on display t…

Gingerbread contest entries on display this weekend

For the past few weeks, Valley residents have put their creative minds to work crafting creations with frosting and candy. Those creations will be on display in the Warren Gingerbread Contest...

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Waterbury’s River of Light Lantern Parad…

Waterbury’s River of Light Lantern Parade is December 6

Hundreds of luminaries built by artists young and old will fill the streets of downtown Waterbury for the fifth annual River of Light Lantern Parade starting at 5 p.m., Saturday...

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Sugarbush Resort offers free season pass…

Sugarbush Resort is once again offering a package of benefits to members of the military and their families in support of their continued service to the country. Active duty military members...

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Why go west, GMVS?

By Jimmy Krupka, GMVS correspondent For the past three weeks, the Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS) campus has been completely deserted. That's because for the month of November, GMVS essentially moves...

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Terrific opening day at Sugarbush, MRG w…

Terrific opening day at Sugarbush, MRG waiting on Mother Nature

Sugarbush opened for the season on November 22 with skiers and riders queuing up at 6:30 a.m. for a 9 a.m. opening. Going into this weekend, Sugarbush will have eight...

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Country Christmas Open House and Holiday…

Fire pits, roasted chestnuts, hayrides, oxen pulls, Santa Claus, cookie decorating, artists painting the scene and a strolling minstrel are just some of the activities planned in Waitsfield on December...

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2014 Harwood graduates make the leap to …

2014 Harwood graduates make the leap to collegiate cross-country running

After being part of a fantastic cross-country program at Harwood, a number of 2014 graduates made it a priority to continue their racing careers at the collegiate level. These runners...

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Have a biodegradable Thanksgiving and Ch…

By Helen Whybrow This fall, our family decided to take on what we are calling the plastic challenge. Essentially, this means we are not bringing any new plastic into our home...

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Blair Barn nearing completion

Blair Barn nearing completion

By Warren Historical Society It has been a very busy year for Warren Historical Society. Members thanked everyone who donated to the cause of the Blair Barn. This year the donations...

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What the Universal Recycling Law means f…

By Rachel Goff In only a few years, "Every person in Vermont and every person visiting Vermont will be affected by the Universal Recycling Law," Cathy Jamieson of the Vermont Agency...

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Waitsfield converts database, revamps we…

By Lisa Loomis Waitsfield's zoning base is outdated and the town's zoning administrator, Susan Senning, has asked the select board to budget funds to fix it. Due to changing software and changing...

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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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