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Mad River Glen works with its limitation…

Mad River Glen works with its limitations, looks forward to winter

As the days grow colder, gardeners are pickling the last of their harvest and homeowners are starting to fire up the woodstove. But Mad River Glen employees have been thinking...

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Trust, town search for solution for disi…

Trust, town search for solution for disintegrating dam

By Rachel Goff Science, aesthetics, history and community all converged in a discussion on Tuesday, October 14, when the Warren Select Board met with representatives from the Warren Village Dam Preservation...

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Candidates field questions from American…

Candidates field questions from American Flatbread and VBSR

By Lisa Loomis 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...

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Harwood cross-country wins fifth straigh…

Harwood cross-country wins fifth straight co-ed invitational

The geese could be heard honking overhead on their migrating flights. Directly below on the Harwood cross-country trails, runners were on their own mission trying to defend the HU Co-Ed...

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Tempers flare at Waitsfield Select Board

By Lisa Loomis Tempers flared at the Waitsfield Select Board meeting this week with board members shaking their fingers at each other, trading insults and threatening bodily harm as well as...

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Plans for the Waitsfield Elementary Scho…

By Rachel Goff At their meeting on Monday, October 13, Waitsfield Select Board approved a request from the Mad River Path Association to install a small portion of the trail on...

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Disastour Blueberry Lake Triathlon

People might remember it as the Disastour, an event created in the fall of 2011 to assist needy folks affected by the ravages of Irene. But with memories of Irene...

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Mad Dash draws over 300

Mad Dash draws over 300

On Sunday, October 12, over 300 runners participated in the Mad Dash, a 5k and 10k running race that took place on back roads in Waitsfield. In the 5k race, James...

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Waitsfield Charter issue will not come b…

Waitsfield Charter issue will not come before voters next month

By Lisa Loomis On Election Day next month Waitsfield voters will not be voting on whether to adopt a new town charter that would give the select board, rather than voters...

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Sugarbush Resort moving forward with Gad…

Sugarbush Resort moving forward with Gadd Brook residential development

Sugarbush Resort will move forward with more residential development at the base of Lincoln Peak in Warren. The development of Gadd Brook Residences – new private, slope-side homes in Lincoln...

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Candidates field questions from Veterans…

Candidates field questions from Veterans for Peace and VBSR

By Lisa Loomis 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...

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New town clerk, treasurer resigns, secon…

New town clerk, treasurer resigns, second new clerk appointed

By Lisa Loomis Pam Marino was appointed as Waitsfield's new town clerk and treasurer on September 19 and resigned on October 2. She was replacing outgoing town clerk and treasurer Jennifer Peterson...

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Real Estate sales heating up

Real Estate sales heating up

By Karl Klein Real estate sales in The Valley started the year strong in the first quarter, slowed during the summer months and have heated up again in the past month...

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The Medicines Movement: GMGF talk puts s…

The Medicines Movement: GMGF talk puts spotlight on international medicine production and trade

Know where medicines come from? When people go to the pharmacy, what information do they use to decide what medicine to purchase? Does quality matter? Or do people choose solely...

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Sam Nishi breaks 33-year-old cross-count…

Sam Nishi breaks 33-year-old cross-country school record

Harwood boys' and girls' teams impressive in Maine outing The misty rain and warm ocean breezes set the stage for ideal running conditions for the Maine XC Festival held in the...

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Sugarbush Community Weekend celebration …

Sugarbush Community Weekend celebration offers events for whole family

Community Weekend, Sugarbush Resort's celebration of autumn in Vermont, is no ordinary October festival. The celebration, offering activities for entire family – including the dog, will take place with Community...

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2014 Mad Dash set for this weekend

2014 Mad Dash set for this weekend

The 19th annual Sugarbush Mad Dash is set for Sunday, October 12, at 10 a.m. The low-key running and community fitness event includes 5k and 10k running races, a 5k...

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Krupka joins VR staff as intern

Krupka joins VR staff as intern

Jimmy Krupka is the latest addition to The Valley Reporter's writing team. Currently a junior at Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS), he will contribute regularly to the newspaper's "Student of...

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Waitsfield pursuing settlement discussio…

Waitsfield pursuing settlement discussions with VTrans

By Lisa Loomis As Waitsfield works toward a final fix of the water main break that occurred last month, members of the town's water commission are working their way backward through...

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State rep candidates field questions fro…

State rep candidates field questions from FMR and Mad River Path

By Lisa Loomis 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...

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Sugarbush begins construction of new par…

Sugarbush begins construction of new parking lot

Final permits were issued last week for the construction of an additional parking lot at Lincoln Peak at Sugarbush. Construction has commenced, and completion is expected prior to opening day...

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Huffman repeats at O2X Summit Challenge …

Huffman repeats at O2X Summit Challenge Sunday River; racers await second half of series

Sunday River's O2X Summit Challenge event marked the halfway point of the series, as well as the emergence of a heavy favorite in the women's points race, with Audrey Huffman...

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NECAP results-students are still struggl…

NECAP results-students are still struggling in science

The results of the New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP), which is designed to measure scientific literacy and inquiry, show that 44 percent of fourth-graders in Vermont scored as proficient...

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Harwood XC takes podium at New England S…

Harwood XC takes podium at New England Small School Championship

Both boys' and girls' cross-country teams had impressive outings at the 40th annual Manchester Invitational in Manchester, New Hampshire, on September 26. Harwood teams competed in the small school division...

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Valley Players Theater to host playwrigh…

Valley Players Theater to host playwright festival

Each year, Valley Players awards the Vermont Playwrights Award to authors from Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire. Since 1983, the company has given awards to 23 plays and has produced...

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Town and trust to debate dam’s future

Town and trust to debate dam’s future

By Rachel Goff Last week, volunteers from the Warren Village Dam Preservation Trust spent a few hours cleaning debris that had gathered around the timber crib dam, which sits in the...

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Waitsfield proposes adopting charter

Waitsfield proposes adopting charter

By Lisa Loomis Waitsfield voters will be asked to adopt a new town charter that would have the select board appoint the town clerk and treasurer rather than have voters elect...

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Valley foodie to open restaurant in shop…

Valley foodie to open restaurant in shopping center

By Rachel Goff Come this winter, locals will have another place to eat, drink and swap stories. Last week, Warren residents Matt Sargent and Steve Askew signed a lease with Crosspoint Associates...

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