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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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2014 Mad Marathon takes place this weeke…

2014 Mad Marathon takes place this weekend

While some roads will be closed on Sunday, July 6, for the fourth annual Mad Marathon, once runners pass safely, roads will be opened to local residents on an as-needed...

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Mountainside Condo Association selects c…

Mountainside Condo Association selects company for rebuild

By Lisa Loomis Mountainside Condominium Association has selected a company to rebuild the 36 units that were destroyed in a fire last winter. Thirty-six Mountainside Condominiums were destroyed by a fast-burning fire...

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Why are all of the calves at Kenyon’s wh…

Why are all of the calves at Kenyon’s white?

By Rachel Goff Heading north from Waitsfield Village, drivers may have noticed a peculiarity among Kenyon Farm's cattle: All of the calves are white. According to the Route 100 farm's owners, the...

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Waitsfield Select Board hears concerns a…

Waitsfield Select Board hears concerns about Bridge Street closure

By Lisa Loomis Business owners on Bridge Street filled the Waitsfield town offices on Monday, June 30, to express concern about the closure of Bridge Street for repairs to the covered...

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Next steps from MRV Economic Summit

Following on the heels of a very successful Mad River Valley Economic Summit earlier this month, the Mad River Valley Planning District's steering committee is gearing up for its next...

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Mad River Valley Community Fund announce…

Mad River Valley Community Fund announces the Arthur Williams Endowment Fund

The Mad River Valley Community Fund board of directors recently announced the formation of the Arthur Williams Endowment Fund. The endowment will allow the community fund to rebuild a strong...

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Duxbury sets date for second special Tow…

Duxbury sets date for second special Town Meeting

More than halfway through 2014, Duxbury is still sorting out finances from the prior year as well as its finances from 2011. Duxbury will hold a second special Town Meeting on...

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When ski season ends, mountain biking be…

When ski season ends, mountain biking begins

By Rachel Goff It's no secret that The Valley's economy is tied to snow, Juli Beth Hinds of Birchline Planning LLC said at the Mad River Valley Economic Summit that took...

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Wicked Vineyards planted in East Warren

Wicked Vineyards planted in East Warren

By Lisa Loomis Six thousand grapevines were planted last week on what will be Warren's first vineyard, Wicked Vineyards. The land is a 50-acre parcel located immediately south of Wadham's Stables. It...

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Who is running this year’s Mad Marathon?

Who is running this year’s Mad Marathon?

With only 10 days to go, preparations are in full swing for the fourth annual Mad Marathon. More than 1,000 runners are signed up and registration is open until July 2...

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Harwood Union School Board approves grad…

Harwood Union School Board approves grading changes

As the academic year came to a close at Harwood Union High School, students, teachers and administrators were already thinking about next year. In an email that went out in the...

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Bossen named 2014 Entrepreneur of the Ye…

Bossen named 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year

Joe Bossen II, of Vermont Bean Crafters, was presented the 2014 Vermont Young Entrepreneur of the Year award by the Small Business Administration during a ceremony held June 17 in...

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Maxine Grad seeks re-election

Maxine Grad seeks re-election

Maxine Grad, D-Moretown, is running for re-election, seeking an eighth term for state representative for the district representing Moretown, Duxbury, Fayston, Waitsfield and Warren. "I am proud of my accomplishments and...

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Warren parade floats wanted

Warren parade floats wanted

Now is the time to start assembling Fourth of July floats for the Warren parade. Floats and marchers need not register in advance but are requested to follow these simple...

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