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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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Vermonters plan cross-country charity bi…

Vermonters plan cross-country charity bike trip

On September 15, two recent college graduates will depart on a 14-month-long cycling trip to promote mental health management and foster community volunteerism. Dylan Peterson, who grew up in Moretown and...

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Local chefs face off in new competition

Local chefs face off in new competition

By Rachel Goff To get the most out of all the veggies and meat in The Valley, it helps to know how to prepare them. On Sunday, August 11, Sugarbush Resort hosted...

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Vandals and litterers strike Lareau Swim…

Vandals and litterers strike Lareau Swim Hole

By Lisa Loomis Vandals tipped over the port-o-let at the Lareau Swim Hole last week, requiring an emergency trip from Hartigan to right the port-o-let and clean it up. The town...

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Waitsfield Bridge Street project bids co…

Waitsfield Bridge Street project bids come in $240,000 over budget

By Lisa Loomis The extensive project long slated for the Waitsfield covered bridge and Bridge Street is likely to be pushed out further after the town opened the bids for the...

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Photo Show award winners announced

Photo Show award winners announced

Seven photographs from the more than 200 on display at this year's Photo Show in the Round Barn have been honored as Works of Distinction. These photographs will be included...

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Select board, landowners want dam gone

Select board, landowners want dam gone

By Rachel Goff The Warren timber crib dam is in a state of flux. Once a working part of a bustling mill town, the 200-year-old structure has started to disintegrate and...

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Shumlin visits Efficiency Vermont

Shumlin visits Efficiency Vermont

By Rachel Goff Last week, Governor Peter Shumlin visited The Valley to unveil a new initiative that will help Vermont manufacturers reduce their energy costs, effectively monitor and manage their costs...

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Former Warren resident and select board …

Former Warren resident and select board member searches for kidney donor

Former Valley resident and Warren Select Board member Erin Russell-Story is looking for a kidney donor. She has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that has caused kidney failure. During a...

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Wu Ledges vandalized

Wu Ledges vandalized

By Lisa Loomis Members of the Waitsfield Conservation Commission are hoping that the vandals who painted HU 14 and an American flag on the face of the ledges will come forward...

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Celebrating the arts – all August long

Celebrating the arts – all August long

The Mad River Valley was buzzing with arts activities this past weekend to kick off the Vermont Festival of the Arts. People made their way into town to meet artists...

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Moretown taxes increase due to statewide…

Moretown taxes increase due to statewide spending

At their meeting on Monday, August 4, the Moretown Select Board set the 2014 tax rate at $1.9109 for residents and $1.7346 for nonresidents. This year's tax rate reflects a...

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Warren breaks ground on solar array inst…

Warren breaks ground on solar array installation

Beyond the softball and soccer games, there's been a flurry of activity at Brooks Field at Warren Elementary School. After surveying the site, this past week Waitsfield-based company Aegis Renewable Energy...

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Locals prep for fifth annual community e…

Locals prep for fifth annual community event

By Rachel Goff Jeff Mack is really excited for Vermont Music Fest. Really, really excited. For the past week, the Warren resident and founder of Vermont Music Fest has been spending a...

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A look at life above The Valley

A look at life above The Valley

By Rachel Goff James Ialeggio spends his Saturdays sitting on mountains. Sundays, too. As a backcountry caretaker for Green Mountain Club (GMC), Ialeggio is in charge of the section of the Long...

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Waitsfield Voters will be asked to OK si…

Waitsfield Voters will be asked to OK sidewalk funds

By Lisa Loomis Waitsfield voters will be asked to OK spending up to $65,000 to close out the final bills for the town's newly built sidewalk system and to fund the...

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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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