No more lawn sales for Bristol’s Three Day Stampede

Over the years, with the help of the community, generous sponsors and a small army of volunteers, the Stampede has raised more than $2.2 million for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Bristol Cliffs Cafe to reopen as Minifactory

V Smiley plans to revamp the 16 Main Street space to include not only a coffeeshop and eatery but also operations for V Smiley Preserves.

Endowment created for the Bristol Trail Network

When Bristol Trail Network coordinator Porter Knight thinks about the recent 100th anniversary of the Bristol Recreation Club, she’s struck by the foresight of Bristol village’s early-20th-century residents, who purchased land near the downtown and create … (read more)

Our kids are hurting — and their helpers need help

Children’s mental health has reached such a crisis point that it’s been declared a national emergency.

Could Lincoln and Ripton schools join forces?

Lincoln and Ripton, which voted last year to withdraw from their school districts, have begun exploring the idea of creating a new supervisory union to handle the administrative services they might not be able to afford individually.

Solar field on Bristol landfill goes live

Renewable energy supporters were all aglow in Bristol this past Saturday as they celebrated the completion of Bristol Community Solar, a 500kWh array built on the site of the town’s former landfill.

New Haven train depot set to move on Jan. 12

The historic train depot located at the junction of Routes 7 and 17 in New Haven will begin the first leg of its journey to a new home on North Street this coming week.

MAUSD considers a 4.7% spending hike

The plan includes $500,000 for hiring new staff to support student needs.

More details sought on Starksboro snowmobile route

Snowmobilers hoping to ride on Ireland and Conway roads as part of a proposed connector trail between the Lewis Creek Wildlife Management Area and the Jerusalem Corners Store did not receive the permission they were hoping for on Tuesday night.

Mt. Abe rejects anthem proposal

A proposal at Mount Abraham Union Middle/High School to start each day or each week with the National Anthem has failed to win approval from the school’s Community Council.

Demand for COVID tests booms

As schools for younger students prepare to reopen after the holiday break, local educators are hoping a new testing policy will help keep more unvaccinated kids in school when one of their classmates tests positive for the disease.

Starksboro to weigh fate of snowmobile trail

Homeowners on Ireland and Conway roads in Starksboro are waiting with some trepidation for the meeting of the town’s selectboard on Tuesday, Jan. 4, which my well decide the fate of their neighborhood.

College delays J-term, eyes omicron

Middlebury College has delayed the start of the upcoming winter term and students’ return to campus. It is also preparing for more COVID-19 cases in the wake of the omicron variant.

Starksboro homeowners pan expansion of snowmobile trail

Residents on Ireland and Conway roads in Starksboro have asked the town’s selectboard to reject a request from the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers local club that would allow snowmobiles to be driven on those roads.

MAUSD administrators explain behavior crisis

Teachers and parents in the district have raised concerns about school safety and the learning environment over the past two months, following a number of disruptive and sometimes violent incidents at Bristol Elementary School (BES) and Mount Abraham Unio … (read more)

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