Starksboro projects aid pollinators and other wildlife

A white clapboard church sits on Route 116 in the center of Starksboro village. At the front steps of this Baptist church are two container gardens, now home to pollinator-friendly plants. 

Letter to the editor: School district merger fans, foes share same goals

While we may disagree on solutions, we acknowledge our school districts face many difficult problems that are not easy to fix. 

Starksboro farmer uses ‘retro’ practices

When thinking about the future of farming, Starksboro farmer Kerry Kurt believes the key to success lies in the past.

Letter to the editor: MAUSD-ANWSD merger would be detrimental

Despite the Starksboro Save our School committee’s publication of our analysis that the likely tax increase was closer to 3%, the damage had been done.

Starksboro is exploring town solar

The Starksboro Energy Committee is exploring the possibility of placing solar panels on the pavilion’s roof once it’s completed, along with studying other options for meeting the town’s electricity needs through solar. 

A pavilion is on the rise in Starksboro

A group of Starksboro residents is making progress in its efforts to construct a town pavilion, transforming the area behind the town clerk’s office and public library into a recreational space townspeople can enjoy for years to come. 

Starksboro denied exit from MAUSD

A no vote from the town of New Haven thwarted Starksboro’s hard-fought withdrawal effort.

Letter to the editor: Starksboro info was misleading

Superintendent Reen continues to mislead and scare MAUSD voters.

Letter to the editor: Financial impact of Starksboro’s exit exaggerated

The sky will not fall if Starksboro’s vote to leave the MAUSD District is affirmed on 8/9

Letter to the editor: Breakup of MAUSD didn’t have to happen

Although it was not originally sold as such, the Mount Abraham Unified School District (MAUSD) Superintendent Patrick Reen’s, December 2020 long-term facilities use proposal has been and continues to be the catalyst for the deconstruction of our district. … (read more)

Voters weigh the cost of Starksboro’s exit

Residents in Bristol, Monkton and New Haven on Aug. 9 will vote on whether Starksboro will be allowed to withdraw from the Mount Abraham Unified School District.

Editorial: Starksboro’s request — will the MAUSD deny it?

There are many reasons to take Superintendent Patrick Reen’s statements with more than a grain of salt.

Community forum: Decisions loom for MAUSD voters

As a result of steadily declining enrollment and increasing costs, we have reached a tipping point where it is becoming unsustainable to operate our schools as we do now.

Letter to the editor: MAUSD voters asked to support Starksboro’s exit

I am writing on behalf of the Starksboro Save Our Schools Committee to ask you to vote yes on Aug. 9, to ratify Starksboro’s withdrawal from MAUSD.

Letter to the editor: Local control is best for Starksboro school

Starksboro’s unanimous decision was based on what is seen as best for Starksboro’s children, including those with special needs. I am moved by the unity of the town on this issue.