A new gondola-style connector lift is being planned for Stowe Mountain Resort’s Spruce Peak and Smugglers’ Notch Resort’s Sterling Mountain, documents provided by the resorts to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources revealed.

Stowe isn’t going to be winning a Webby anytime soon, but a more modern update to the municipal website is on the town’s to-do list. It’s just going to cost almost three times as much as expected.

A former professional basketball player whose nascent career with the Boston Celtics was derailed after years of heavy drug use let local high school students last week in on a little secret: that train had started going of the rails before it even left the station.

Bobolinks, Savannah sparrows and eastern meadowlarks enrich every summer with their songs, but their populations have suffered dramatic, long-term declines due to the loss of their grassland habitat.

Stowe High School presented “Noises Off” last weekend. Brimming with slapstick comedy, the play was a completely student-run endeavor, conceived and directed by Stowe High School seniors Evan Reichelt and Kenan Griffith.

The Agency of Natural Resources will let Stowe Mountain Resort continue its paid parking program indefinitely after the resort provided the state with data asserting its positive effects on traffic during the 2022-2023 ski season.

Stowe officials are pondering whether to go from simply saying all people are welcome, like nearly half the towns in the state have done, to dedicating long hours putting words to action, like roughly a dozen towns have done.

Parked out in front of the public safety building Saturday during a recent open house recruitment driver were the newest tools in the fire department and EMS toolbox: the new fire engine and new ambulance.

Stowe swimmers Charlotte Brynn and Paula Yankauskas brought home several medals in the 2.4 mile and the premier Golden Mile races in the open water swim event in Lake Cane in Orlando May 20.

• March 10, a daughter, Ayla Lyn Battin, born to Bradley and Victoria (Rapoza) Battin of Worcester.

Join Healthy Lamoille Valley on Thursday, June 15, noon-4 p.m. at Jenna’s House in Johnson for an afternoon of action planning to prevent and reduce youth substance use and increase their overall health and well-being.

Throwback Thursday

Three kids and a dad fish at the recent fishing derby in Waterbury.

Lamoille Union girls’ lacrosse goalie Elizabeth Daley guards the net at a recent game as their season wound down.

Voting is open for the annual 4393 Awards, a reader survey sponsored by the Stowe Reporter and News & Citizen to honor the best in our area. Readers helped shape the survey in May by nominating their favorites in each category. Voting is open through June 23. ONE VOTE PER EMAIL ADDRESS. Winners will be announced this summer.

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