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One budget becomes two, with similar tax results

The number crunchers in the Lamoille South Supervisory Union central office have been working the ledger sheets like it was 2018 all over again, coming up with two separate education budgets for the next fiscal year. Read more


Soaring egg prices: Flocks, farmers, consumers adjust

As egg prices rose locally and nationally through 2022 and into the new year, Trista Ringer also saw skyrocketing demand among her neighbors for the eggs laid by her backyard flock of chickens. Read more


Legislators pursue child care system overhaul

Armed with a report offering definitive paths forward and a Democratic supermajority, legislators are searching for the way forward when it comes to addressing problems with Vermont’s child care system. Read more


Morristown voters push for ballot-only meetings

For the past two years, most Vermont towns have taken care of their annual Town Meeting Day business in the voting booth rather than the gyms, auditoriums or town halls. Read more


Stowe voters will determine size of budget increase

Stowe voters will be asked in March to shoulder a nearly 12 percent budget increase after the selectboard Monday approved of $16.6 million in spending for the next fiscal year. Read more


Lawmaker resigns, citing ‘impossible juggling act’

Kate Donnally, a legislator representing Lamoille County’s largest contiguous House district, has resigned three weeks into the new legislative session. Read more


Drawn and boarder’d: Museum exhibit showcases 30 years of Burton designs

There are plenty of painters who get their art displayed on gallery walls all over the world. But how many of them have had their paintings strapped to the boots of the world’s best athletes as they push the envelope on what’s possible for mere seconds in mid-air? Read more


Former Johnson foreman guilty of embezzlement

Hugh Albright, the former road foreman in Johnson, pleaded guilty last week to one felony count of embezzlement in an official capacity and three misdemeanor counts of embezzlement. Read more


Vermont Studio Center receives $200,000 arts grant

After weathering the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic’s early phase, the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson has received a $200,000 grant from the Vermont Arts Council as it welcomes back writers and artists, signaling a reemergence. Read more


Copley surgeon serves as team doctor at World Cup race

Dr. John Macy, an orthopedic shoulder surgeon with Mansfield Orthopaedics at Copley Hospital, just returned from Lauberhorn in Wengen, Switzerland where he served as a U.S. Ski and Snowboard team doctor covering the World Cup races. Read more



LUHS varsity roundup

Here’s how the Lamoille Union basketball teams fared this week.   Read more


Stowe High School varsity roundup

Here’s how the Raiders fared in the past week. Read more


Peoples Academy varsity roundup

Here’s how the Wolves fared in the past week. Read more


Stowe’s Westervelt takes gold at World University Games

Biathlete Bjorn Westervelt of Stowe knew he had one chance to win his first gold medal of the Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games. He had to pass Ukraine’s Dmytrii Hrushchak in the men’s 12.5K pursuit in either the shooting range or on the final lap. Read more


Stowe’s Brynn wins big at world ice swimming event

Charlotte Brynn of Stowe won three gold medals and set two world records at the World Ice Swimming Championships in France. Read more


Stowe Youth Hockey: Stowe U10 girls split Rutland weekend matches

Stowe dropped the home opener on Saturday, squandering two two-goal leads throughout the game, but still fighting hard until the very end. In the away game on Sunday, Stowe was out to avenge the loss and did so by using teamwork, hustle and determination. Read more

On Snow

Cranmore Mountain debuted Skimobile during 1939

Retro-Ski | Greg Morrill

Snow gods arrive, more white stuff coming

Ski Bum Report | Kim Brown


Community News


All Our Love for Ashton fundraiser is Sunday

All Our Love for Ashton, a fundraiser for a 2-year boy with Stage 4 neuroblastoma, is Sunday, Jan. 29, from 6-8 p.m. at Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center. Read more


Jewish center hosts reading from Holocaust survivor’s memoir

Last month we lost another child Holocaust survivor, Erika Hecht, as that generation finds its final resting place. Erika recalls a story of her wartime experience in her memoir “Don’t Ask My Name”: “One night, (my mother) wakes me and asks me my name. Read more


Snowlights festival is this weekend at Highland Center for the Arts

Highland Center for the Arts is energizing the night sky with a display of lights and the rocking music of the Latin dance band Mal Maiz on Friday, Jan. 27, and Saturday, Jan. 28, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Read more


Pink the Rink is this Saturday at Stowe Arena

Stowe High School’s hockey teams are holding their annual Pink the Rink fundraiser for the Lamoille Area Cancer Network. Read more


Winter carnival: Ice carvers drop treasures all around Stowe

Despite a bizarre temperature fluctuation on Jan. 20, and thanks to generous supporters, the 22nd annual Stowe Winter Carnival Ice Carving Demonstration Day took off without a hitch. Read more

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Stowe/Green Mountain Weddings 2022

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