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Duxbury taxpayers, town officials clear …

Duxbury taxpayers, town officials clear the air

By Rachel Goff After gaining a greater understanding of their town's current financial situation, Duxbury residents decided to stick with the original debt repayment plan they approved this spring. At a second...

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MRV Little League 10- to 11-year-olds ca…

MRV Little League 10- to 11-year-olds capture first state title in league history

Mad River Valley Little League celebrated a first when the 10- to 11-year-old All-Star team defeated Brattleboro 12-2 to capture the state title on Thursday, July 24, at Couples Club...

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Round Barn photo show celebrates 25 year…

Round Barn photo show celebrates 25 years

The Photo Show in the Round Barn is celebrating its 25th year this summer. The Photo Show was started in 1989 by Pat Dockendorf, a photographer, and Pam Lerner who...

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Vermont Fish and Wildlife speaks out on …

Vermont Fish and Wildlife speaks out on bears

By Lisa Loomis Given the current intense local interest in The Valley and the state's bear population, The Valley Reporter reached out to Forrest Hammond who is the black bear project...

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Education and recreation in a floodplain

Education and recreation in a floodplain

By Rachel Goff On Tuesday, July 29, a group gathered at Riverside Park in Warren to discuss future maintenance for the floodplain property. Right now, Riverside Park "looks probably the best it...

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Iron Chef Competition at Taste of the Va…

Iron Chef Competition at Taste of the Valley

Taste of the Valley is Sunday, August 10, and the new Iron Chef Competition shouldn't be missed. Iron Chef will pit two favorite chefs in a head-to-head cook-off during Taste of...

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Shumlin touts success of local solar pro…

Shumlin touts success of local solar projects

By Rachel Goff On Tuesday, July 29, Governor Peter Shumlin visited The Valley to announce $442,750 in Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund grants for nine community solar projects—including one in Warren...

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Riverside Park: floodplain or Frisbee fi…

Riverside Park: floodplain or Frisbee field?

By Rachel Goff Can a piece of land be both a riparian buffer and a recreation area? Warren Select Board continued this debate in its discussion on the future of Riverside...

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Mad River All-Stars step up to the plate…

Mad River All-Stars step up to the plate

  STATE CHAMPIONS With an authoritative 12-2 win over Brattleboro on Thursday, July 24 the Mad River Valley Little League All Stars have won the Vermont State Championships (10-11 Div)   Mad River Valley...

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Special town meeting will determine whet…

Special town meeting will determine whether Duxbury borrows money

By Rachel Goff Town Meeting is a time-honored tradition that takes place every March throughout Vermont, but this year Duxbury decided to hold not one, not two, but three of them. Duxbury...

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Towns set tax rates

Towns set tax rates

Throughout The Valley towns are setting tax rates and some voters have already received their property tax bills. Fayston has set its property tax rate and bills have gone out. The...

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Moretown makes moves to digitize tax map…

Moretown makes moves to digitize tax maps

By Rachel Goff When Moretown town offices flooded during Tropical Storm Irene in August of 2011, the town lost a lot of important documents. That never would have happened if they...

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Houston asks Waitsfield for free water

Houston asks Waitsfield for free water

By Lisa Loomis Virginia Houston believes the town of Waitsfield owes her free water from the town's municipal water system and came before the Waitsfield Water Commission to make that request. She...

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Cell 4 application still technically inc…

Cell 4 application still technically incomplete

By Rachel Goff At the Moretown Select Board meeting on Monday, July 21, talk turned to Moretown Landfill, whose application to construct a fourth trash cell on site is still under...

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Fed bears are dead bears

Fed bears are dead bears

By Rachel Goff So far this summer, over two dozen Valley residents have posted bear sightings to public forums and last Friday, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department (VT F&W) put...

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Mad River Little League hosts state tour…

Mad River Little League hosts state tournament

Mad River Little League has been chosen to host the 2014 10- to 11-year-old State Baseball Championship. The tournament will feature the four top teams from around the state, including...

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Bridge Street project may be split into …

Bridge Street project may be split into two phases

By Lisa Loomis After meeting with Bridge Street merchants and the project engineer, the Waitsfield Select Board will try to split the Bridge Street project into two phases, one to be...

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Moretown town offices coming along slowl…

Moretown town offices coming along slowly

Currently, the town has submitted all but one item required for the project's environmental assessment, which is pending approval by the state. Once approved, Moretown can put the construction of...

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Rich with art in The Valley

Rich with art in The Valley

The 17th annual Vermont Festival of the Arts kicks off in just two weeks and artists, craftsmen, performers, musicians, dancers, chefs, photographers and singers are all getting ready for the...

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Founder of Circus Smirkus to perform at …

Founder of Circus Smirkus to perform at Phantom

By Lucas Bates Rob Mermin, founder of the youth circus troupe Circus Smirkus, is returning to Phantom Theater for two nights on Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19, at 8...

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New electric charging station opened at …

New electric charging station opened at Red Hen Bakery

By Rachel Goff Now, electric car drivers between Burlington, Montpelier and Waitsfield will have a convenient place to boost their batteries. On Monday, July 7, Governor Peter Shumlin and U.S. Senator Patrick...

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Riverside Park: recreation area or flood…

Riverside Park: recreation area or floodplain?

By Rachel Goff In yet another debate over how to deal with floodplains, Warren Select Board discussed the future of Riverside Park at their meeting on Tuesday, June 8. With a sandy...

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Sunny skies for the fourth Mad Marathon

Sunny skies for the fourth Mad Marathon

This year's Mad Marathon saw sunny skies, not-too-hot temperatures and some surprising finishes. Over 500 runners and almost as many walkers participated in the fourth-annual race, which took place Sunday...

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Revelers flock to Warren for Fourth of J…

Revelers flock to Warren for Fourth of July parade and celebration

Valley residents took to the street in all forms of nationalistic—and decidedly unnationalistic—glory at the Warren Fourth of July parade last Friday. The theme this year was "Patriots, Act," which...

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How safe is that bridge? a reader asks a…

How safe is that bridge? a reader asks and VTrans answers

By Lisa Loomis Moretown resident Gary LeBoeuf took some pictures of the state bridge over the Mad River at the southern entrance of Moretown Village and forwarded them along to The...

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Graves takes second place at Austrian dr…

Graves takes second place at Austrian dressage competition

By Meg Hilly Fayston native and U.S. rider Laura Graves kicked off the big tour competition on Friday, July 4, at an internationally rated dressage competition in Fritzens, Austria, with strong...

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Arthur Williams Memorial Cup match is Ju…

Arthur Williams Memorial Cup match is July 12

Come join Sugarbush Polo Club for the Arthur Williams Memorial Cup being held on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. with a rain date of July 13. This match...

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Warren Fourth of July celebration timeli…

Warren Fourth of July celebration timeline

Timeline: 8 a.m.: Vendors must have arrived in Warren preparing for setup. Night before setup is fine. 8 a.m.: Mad Bus begins running from Lincoln Peak (Sugarbush) and Yestermorrow School (Route 100...

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