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Survey seeks opinions on village bus service (3/18/10)

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Route times, stops yet to be determined

March 18, 2010

By Greg Elias

Observer staff

The Chittenden County Transit Authority wants residents’ opinion on the schedule for a new bus line to Williston Village. And it is still seeking public comment about a redesigned route that will serve the rest of town.

 


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This map shows the Williston, South Burlington and Burlington route changes as originally proposed by the Chittenden County Transit Authority. Routing and schedules could be altered based on public input received via an online survey and during a series of public hearings next month.

CCTA is conducting an online survey to gather input on a new route that will for the first time bring bus service to the village. Go to www.surveymonkey.com/s/willistoncommuter to fill out the survey.

Catering to commuters, the line will have two morning and two afternoon runs from the village. The express service will make limited stops on its way to the Cherry Street terminal in downtown Burlington, said Meredith Birkett, CCTA planning manager.

The survey gives respondents a choice of three arrival and departure times for each of the morning and afternoon runs on the village route. Birkett said CCTA would be willing to consider other scheduling scenarios based on the public’s input.

“We think any of these times will probably work for Williston,” she said. “But if there is a really strong feeling in the community that people want to get to Cherry Street by, say 7:15, then we’d listen.”

The locations of stops in the village have yet to be determined. Birkett said one would likely be at Williston Town Hall and a second could be located further west, perhaps near Old Stage Road.

Residents who want to provide additional input beyond filling out the survey can send e-mail to [email protected]

CCTA is also seeking more public comment on a proposal to replace the existing Williston and South Burlington routes with new and streamlined service.

The existing Taft Corners route runs only to the University Mall in South Burlington, where passengers must transfer if they wish to reach the Cherry Street terminal in Burlington.

Last year, CCTA proposed a more direct link between Williston and Burlington. The revised route would still circle Taft Corners, stopping at Wal-Mart and Maple Tree Place. But instead of ending at the University Mall, it will now continue down U.S. 2 to Burlington.

Last month, CCTA held a series of public hearings on the changes. About 65 people attended the sessions held in Williston and other Chittenden County locations. The input was used to shape proposed route changes and produce a plan that will be presented during five hearings next month.

Meetings will be held in Williston, South Burlington, Essex Junction and Burlington. The Williston session is scheduled for Tuesday, April 20 at 6 p.m. at Williston Town Hall. The one weekend hearing takes place at CCTA’s administrative offices on Industrial Parkway in Burlington on Saturday, April 10 at 11 a.m.

Routing rather than scheduling was the most-discussed issue during the first set of hearings, Birkett said. CCTA also conducted an online survey to gather input. In all, about 65 people attended the hearings and there were about 150 survey responses.

Some expressed concern about the proposal to eliminate stops on Industrial Avenue in Williston, an area with many businesses and hundreds of employees, Birkett said. Others questioned changes to the Williston-Essex bus line.

That route stays intact in the current proposal, albeit with a condensed schedule that has more frequent runs during commute hours, according to Birkett.

Depending on public input at the upcoming hearings, Birkett said CCTA may restore stops that have been eliminated or make other changes.

The CCTA Board of Commissioners is expected to vote on the final route plan by the end of April. The revised service could start by early summer.

 


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Kolibas trial to begin next week (3/18/10)

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March 18, 2010

By Tim Simard

Observer staff

The trial of a Williston man accused of drugging and molesting a 13-year-old girl is set to begin next week.

Jury drawing is slated for Monday, March 22, with the trial starting on Tuesday in Vermont District Court in Burlington. Barring a last minute plea deal, the trial is expected to last one week and end March 30.

Robert Kolibas, 51, is charged with five felonies in the case: lewd and lascivious conduct with a child, giving a drug to a minor, unlawful restraint and two counts of aggravated assault by administering a drug. If convicted on all counts, Kolibas could face a prison sentence of up to 35 years.

Prosecutors say Kolibas gave the then 13-year-old girl and one of his daughters a sedative-laced “smoothie” drink during a sleepover at his home in May 2009. He then allegedly molested the girl while she slept next to his daughter.

After alerting her mother, the alleged victim told authorities about the encounter. Police then began an investigation, but Kolibas fled to Maine before police filed any charges. Maine authorities arrested Kolibas on a warrant a few days after the alleged incident. In June, Kolibas was returned to Vermont, where he was arraigned.

Witnesses in the upcoming trial will include experts on sedatives and Fletcher Allen Health Care professionals who dealt with the alleged victim and police during the investigation. Kolibas’ wife and daughter, as well as the alleged victim, are due to testify. It’s unclear whether Kolibas will take the stand in his defense.

On Wednesday morning, Kolibas appeared in court with his public defenders for a pre-trial conference. Prosecutors and the defense ironed out testimonies that could be included in trial, as well as a few other details.

Of note, Kolibas’ lawyers expressed concern over the prosecution’s plans to put on the stand six witnesses who claim to have felt dizzy and sleepy after drinking smoothies during previous sleepovers at the Kolibas home. Prosecutors want to bring the witnesses in to show the jury there were “prior bad acts” committed by Kolibas.

Kolibas’ lawyers asked Judge Michael Kupersmith not to allow the testimony, saying the statements were made in retrospect and there is no proof the witnesses, all female minors, were ever drugged.

“This just could have been mass hysteria brought on by these charges,” said Margaret Jansch, one of Kolibas’ attorneys.

Deputy State’s Attorney Susan Hardin said the inclusion of the six witnesses shows Kolibas proved intent in drugging the alleged victim and he made no mistake in accidently giving the girl a drug-laced smoothie, as he contended in a letter to his wife.

“It is critical that witnesses are going to come in and say, “It happened to me, it happened to me, it happened to me,” Hardin said.

After hearing from both sides, Kupersmith said he would allow the six witnesses to take the stand next week.

Kupersmith also set a cut-off date for any potential plea deal. Kolibas can plead guilty to the charges, but he must do so by March 19. Hardin told the judge there is a deal on the table but, so far, Kolibas has not accepted it.


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Show will benefit crafters and charities (3/18/10)

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Event to be held Saturday at St. Michael’s College

March 18, 2010

By Greg Elias

Observer staff

A unique event on Saturday will allow residents to shop for crafts while helping local artisans and charitable causes.

 


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Last year’s beCAUSE Craft Show at Ross Sports Center in Colchester drew dozens of vendors and raised thousands of dollars for charity. Admission to this year’s event is $2 for adults, free for children less than 12 years old.

The beCAUSE Craft Show runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ross Sports Center on the St. Michael’s College campus in Colchester. The event, now in its fifth year, will have nearly 100 vendors.

Williston resident Heather Cleveland, who describes herself as the beCAUSE ambassador, said the event differs from other craft shows because it simultaneously accomplishes two goals: Promoting local businesses and boosting charitable giving.

“The craft show allows people to buy, say, a Mother’s Day gift, and while they are buying something from a local business, support a charity at the same time,” Cleveland said.

The show also aims to promote social and environmental activism, according to Cleveland, with an underlying goal of effecting global change with local action.

The event’s idealism is backed up by a dollars-and-cents commitment to charity. Between 50 percent and 100 percent of profits made by vendors will be donated to dozens of causes ranging from  Haitian relief to the Humane Society. All proceeds from the $2 admission charge will be donated to Heavenly Pantry Food Shelf in Essex.

Each vendor picks one or more charities that their sales will benefit. The charity’s name will be posted at each vendor’s table, Cleveland said, allowing customers to shop for goods to buy and causes to support.

The show first ran five years ago at Hiawatha Elementary School in Essex Junction, Cleveland said. It later moved to the town’s Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School, but attendance was poor.

The show’s founder, P.J. Neverett of Essex Junction, was diagnosed with cancer that year. Cleveland and four other volunteers pitched in to ensure the event continued. Neverett has stayed on as the lead organizer, Cleveland said.

Last year’s show was held at Ross Sports Center in Colchester, a roomier venue that attracted more vendors. This year, the number of vendors has nearly doubled, with 97 signed up as of last week.

A handful of this year’s vendors are from Williston: Allaire Diamond (hand-printed clothing); Sienna Fontaine (paintings and stationary); Lorelea Roberts (jewelry and photography) and Cheryl and Andre Hathaway (origami ornaments and homemade chocolates). Cleveland herself will sell baked goods and raffle tickets.

She said the show has grown so much that organizing it has become a part-time job, but it is still a fulfilling task. Over the years, the event has raised more than $30,000 for charities.

“I will actually be relieved when it’s over,” Cleveland said. “But it will be easier after this year because we never had it on this scale before.”

The recession has strained household budgets and made it harder for many people to respond to charitable appeals. Cleveland, an unemployed single mother, said she understands the situation as well as anyone.

“I’m on my 15th month of unemployment, so I know people are having a tough time,” she said. “But the fact that the community is feeling tough times means that organizations that rely on charitable donations are feeling it that much more.”

She said the show makes it easy to contribute because a purchase buys something tangible that just happens to help worthy causes.

“If you can get something from a local business and as an offshoot support a charity, that’s fabulous,” she said.

 


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Pushing to boost energy efficiency (3/18/10)

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Congressman Welch promotes legislation in Williston

March 18, 2010

By Tim Simard

Observer staff

Monday brought a busy morning to the Williston residence of Lynn Goyette and Eileen Blackwood. A half-dozen workers, dressed in white protective suits, pumped foam insulation into the drafty corners of the house’s basement and attic.

As a member of the Williston Green Initiatives committee, a citizen action group formed in 2008, Goyette saw she needed to make some changes to the couple’s 1840s home.

“As homeowners, we just knew where the drafts were,” Goyette said. “You can really feel them sometimes.”

By enlisting the aid of Williston-based Building Energy to perform an energy audit on the house, the couple realized they could save more than $1,000 a year by making home efficiency improvements.

Their project even gained national attention.

Congressman Peter Welch stopped by and toured the home Monday as Building Energy crews began their work. Amidst the couple’s basement, with plastic sheeting covering workbenches and furniture, Welch used the project as an opportunity to promote a new bill he’s working on in the U.S. Legislature.

Known as the Home Star bill, the legislation would provide all Americans with the possibility of saving money on energy-conserving home renovations and would spur job growth in the construction and home improvement industry. Welch told the assembled guests and media the bill would likely cost $6 billion and could be funded through the federal stimulus package, although that has not yet been determined.

“I’m optimistic this will be successful in Washington, and that’s saying a lot these days,” Welch said.

Welch said the legislation, sometimes referred to as Cash for Caulkers, would offer up to $3,000 in rebates for homeowners purchasing energy-saving items. Customers could receive the rebates instantly at the cash register rather than waiting until the tax-filing period.

Tom Allen, vice president of Allen Lumber in St. Johnsbury, was on hand for Welch’s speech. He said the legislation, if passed, could be a real “shot in the arm” for home improvement companies, large and small.

“This program has the potential to be a real win-win situation,” Allen said.

Welch said he wants to put into practice nationally what already takes place in Vermont. He added that President Barack Obama, along with many Republican members of Congress, support the bill.

“I’m delighted that what they want to make happen we’re already making happen here in Vermont,” Welch said.

As Welch explained, Vermont already offers rebates and tax incentives to residents making energy efficiency improvements. Goyette said that while the Building Energy installation will cost approximately $6,500, a third of that is covered through Efficiency Vermont, a nonprofit agency that urges residents to conserve energy.

“It’s not cheap, but it’s still a good deal,” Goyette said.

Goyette and Blackwood said they got the idea to make home improvements after Building Energy completed an energy audit of Williston Town Hall in late 2008. Even after recent renovations to the town building, the audit showed the inefficiency of the space.

Brian Bergeron, Building Energy’s job supervisor, said Goyette and Blackburn’s home had typical problem areas for structures more than 150 years old. By adding state-of-the-art foam insulation, the old home becomes new again and could sell for thousands more on the housing market, Bergeron said.

Even if Goyette and Blackburn don’t sell their home in the future, the energy savings they’ll receive will pay any costs back over time. Blackburn hopes to save 30 percent on the heating bill each month next winter. This winter, for instance, the couple paid $600 to $700 per month for propane heating, Blackburn said.

Welch said the energy savings and home improvement work will go a long way in creating jobs and kick starting the economy.

“It just makes common sense to get our economy going again,” Welch said.

 


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Student-directed musical debuts Thursday (3/18/10)

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March 18, 2010

By Tim Simard

Observer staff

A funny thing is about to happen at Champlain Valley Union High School this week.

 


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Ethan Tischler, playing the character Pseudolous, introduces the show during Monday’s dress rehearsal.

Beginning Thursday night, CVU Drama will present “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum,” a popular musical comedy set in ancient Rome. Directed by Shelburne senior Justin Small as part of his graduation challenge, the play is the second spring musical the drama club has performed at CVU.

Small has participated in nearly every facet of CVU’s theater presentations during his four years at the high school; he’s acted, produced and worked behind the scenes, including writing a student play. This is his first time taking over directorial duties; he wanted to have that experience through his graduation challenge, a yearlong project all CVU seniors must complete to graduate.

On Monday afternoon, Small sat in the middle of the CVU auditorium, waiting for the curtain to open on the musical’s first dress rehearsal. So what does a director think at that specific moment?

“The show’s not mine anymore,” Small said with a laugh. “You just give it up and you pray.”

Small relaxed noticeably following the opening number, “Comedy Tonight,” which features an elaborate introduction by Ethan Tischler playing the character Pseudolous, and ends with a rousing finish by the entire cast.

The play debuts at 7 p.m. on March 17, with additional shows at 7 p.m. on Friday and at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults.

The musical comedy features an array of characters in an involved plot focusing on Pseudolous, a lazy Roman slave looking to earn his freedom. First produced in 1962, the play featured music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, with Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. The story takes its plots and themes from different farce writers dating back to Roman times. The musical also became a motion picture in 1966 starring many from the original stage cast.

Small said he chose “Forum” as his play because it was the first live theater production he experienced.

“It really made an impression on me and really stuck with me,” Small said. “It was an easy decision to pick this one.”

From there, Small held auditions in December and began rehearsals in January. He cast 18 students for the various roles and included freshmen through seniors.

Sebastian Ryder, CVU Drama’s co-curricular director, said Small has done an excellent job managing a stressful project. Ryder, who directed the CVU fall productions for the past eight years, said the final days before opening night can be the hardest, yet most exciting period for first-time directors.

“It’s the final push and everyone is doing what they need now to make it successful,” Ryder said.

“Forum” is also completely student produced. Producers Ryan Nick and Kelsey Jensen have been busy putting together programs, as well as advertising the musical to community members. Jensen, a Williston senior, said spring productions aren’t as well known to the general public.

“It’s a lot more work, although I don’t think people realize it,” Jensen said.

Small now knows firsthand the work in preparing a school musical. On top of his school work and graduation challenge assignments, directing the play became an all-encompassing project. But Small said he’s gained a lot through his experience.

“I learned you shouldn’t second guess yourself in front of the cast,” Small said, retrospectively. “A lot of times, you go with your gut.”

 

RYDER MOVING ON AS CVU DRAMA DIRECTOR

CVU Drama Co-Curricular Director Sebastian Ryder is leaving the Champlain Valley Union High School club to focus on her full-time work at Barnes & Noble.

For the past eight years, Ryder has directed fall musicals and helped students produce their own productions in the spring. She said she’s made countless friends through her theater work, including faculty members and student actors.

Ryder said her experience at CVU was “incredibly rewarding.”

“I think there’s something in the water down there in Hinesburg because the kids are just amazing,” Ryder said.

 

— Tim Simard, Observer staff

 


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Football honors for CVUs Long (3/11/10)

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March 11, 2010

After a season of terrorizing opponents’ offensive players from his defensive end position for Champlain Valley Union High’s Division 2 football championship runners-up, post-season recognition is coming Matt Long’s way.

 


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Champlain Valley Union High senior Matt Long, pictured above, has been named to the Vermont Shrine football team. Long was also nominated for the Vermont Football PRIDE Award.

The senior was recently named to the Vermont Shrine football team, which will play New Hampshire in August in the annual renewal of the game that features graduated senior stars from the previous season.

Long is the first CVU player named to the team in the five years of the varsity football program at the school.

In addition, Long is the Division 2 nominee for the Vermont Football PRIDE Award.

Created in 2007 by South Burlington Dolphins youth football program director Rene Laberge, the program names one outstanding football star from each of three high school divisions. They will be honored in an April 25 ceremony at Castleton State College, where the overall winner will be named.

Also nominated were Essex High quarterback Max Librizzi from Division 1 and Windsor High quarterback and defender Gavin Callahan from Division 3.

Over the season, the 6-foot-5 Long blocked at least four punts (two for touchdowns) and had opposing quarterbacks running for their lives. He also found time to maintain a 3.8 academic average.

 

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent

 


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Gone fishin’

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Alec Distler, a member of Williston Boy Scout Troop 692, fishes during a recent scout trip to the Bahamas. See more photos under Web exclusive photos.

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Leftovers from the winter sports campaigns (3/11/10)

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March 11, 2010

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

That second-seeded Essex High knocked off once-beaten and top-seeded Burlington High 44-37 in Saturday’s Division 1 championship basketball contest was not really much of a surprise.

Essex, which had divided two regular season contests with the Seahorses, had more weapons — although Burlington had Joe O’Shea, one of the top all-around hoopsters in the state.

When Champlain Valley Union High gave Burlington a mighty challenge in the final regular season contest at Bremner Gymnasium, the 6-foot-4 and very mobile O’Shea knocked down 11 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter to keep BHS afloat at a time when CVU was rocking the boat. The Seahorses, ahead by just two points with 13 seconds left, won, 51-44.

In a 51-46 Division 1 semifinal victory over Mount Anthony Union High at the University of Vermont’s Roy L. Patrick Gymnasium, O’Shea pulled the game out of the fire with 11 points under final period pressure, bringing BHS from behind for the victory.

And O’Shea netted 23 points and hauled down 12 rebounds in the championship test, but had little meaningful help. Meanwhile, Essex got solid contributions from starters plus the bench, a combination that proved lethal to CVU in its 60-46 quarterfinal defeat at the hands of the Hornets.

In that game, CVU’s D (for defense) Troop of seniors Chris Nigh and Nick Hart limited Essex ace Demir Smajovic to 10 points on three-of-10 shooting from the floor. Smajovic did grab 12 rebounds and contribute three assists.

The D Troop was coach Scott Bliss’ first option defenders who could keep the opposing forces’ big guns from going wild and controlling the outcome of games.

Nigh, with Hart and others in relief, also held Spaulding High sharpshooter Evan Tullar to 13 points (four-for-10) in the 50-41 playoff victory over the Tide that earned the Redhawks a trip to Essex.

And, in the previous game, Nigh had gone mano-a-mano with O’Shea with solid results (six points first half) until the BHS star took over the game late in the third period.

So who was the best player the defensive ace had to work against this year?

“Oh, it was Joe O’Shea, no doubt about it. He is quick and has those long arms and can get up there,” Nigh said following CVU’s finale at Essex.

“Demir (Smajovic) is also a very good player,” Nigh added, noting that the Essex star does a lot of things very well.

Next season, the Redhawks for the first time in four years will not have to devise a defense for O’Shea. He will be at NCAA Division 1 Holy Cross College, where he has a scholarship.

After knocking out CVU, St. J makes history

In the Division 1 girls basketball tournament, 12th-seeded St. Johnsbury Academy made history, becoming the first school to come from that low a seed to take the championship. St. Johnsbury Academy knocked off Rutland High 27-24 in the title test Thursday night at the Patrick gym.

The Hilltoppers, down at the half, came from behind by holding Rutland without a hoop for the final 14 minutes of the game, a defensive payoff rare at that level of play.

St. Johnsbury earned a trip to the semifinals — where it popped Burr and Burton Academy 36-25 — by nudging CVU, 40-37, in a quarterfinal contest in Hinesburg.

In that game, the Hilltoppers got in front early (12-4 end of the first period) by forcing turnovers and disrupting the Redhawks’ offense. CVU put together a furious rally in the final minutes but could not force a tie.

St. Johnsbury, which split a home-and-home series with CVU during the regular season, finished with an 11-13 record and the Big Trophy.

 


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Sports Notes (3/11/10)

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March 11, 2010

 

CVU girls second, boys fourth in state Nordic finale

Led by ninth place finisher Kylie deGroot and 10th place finisher Sienna Searles, the Champlain Valley Union High girls Nordic ski team snagged the team runner-up spot a week ago Wednesday in the classical state championships at Prospect Mountain near Bennington.

The Redhawks, with 138 points, were some 67 behind titleholder Mount Anthony Union but well ahead of third place Brattleboro Union High, which finished with 260 points.

CVU’s girls’ relay team took third place behind winning Mount Anthony and second place Rutland High.

The CVU boys team came in fourth, with Sam Epstein earning a seventh place individual finish. The relay team was fourth behind winning Mount Anthony, which also captured the boys team title.

CVU girls third in state alpine meet

With Taylor Spillane finishing third in the two-run slalom, the Champlain Valley Union High girls alpine team took third place last week in the state championship meet at the Middlebury College Snow Bowl.

Spillane finished behind winner Kate Cutting of Rice Memorial High and Caitlin Bliss of Rutland High and was the Redhawks’ lone top 10 finisher of the day.

Cutting also won the giant slalom.

CVU, with a team score of 160 points, trailed winning Rutland (109) and Mount Mansfield Union (139) in the team standings.

Coach Mike Minnerly could not be reached for comment.

Two Redhawks in Saturday’s All-Star hockey contest

Two members of the Division 1 runner-up Champlain Valley Union High boys hockey team will be on the ice Saturday in Essex for the annual Essex Rotary Key Bank All Star Hockey Classic at the Essex Skating Facility.

Goalie Mark Albertson and forward Sam Parent will represent CVU as part of the Austin Conference team that will meet counterparts from the Harris Conference in the contest featuring seniors from Vermont interscholastic hockey teams.

Rosters are set by league coaches.

Game time is 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students, and will be available at the door.

Logan, Ford represent CVU girls in Hockey Classic

There was a Champlain Valley Union High presence in the Essex Rotary Key Bank All Star Hockey Classic for women, played by senior stars Saturday at Essex.

Redhawks forward KK Logan and defender Kate Ford were selected for the game and played for the Harris Conference team. Though neither Logan nor Ford had a goal in the contest, their team put together a 5-2 over the Austin Conference.

Former Redhawk finishes first college hoops season

Former Champlain Valley Union High basketball star John Donnelly, who graduated last spring, turned in a solid initial season this past winter at Vassar College in the Liberty League.

Playing 29 minutes per game, Donnelly was the team’s second leading scoring, averaging 10 points a game.

He also tied for third in the league among rebounders with 7.2 per contest, and led the league with 126 defensive rebounds, an average of five per outing.

CVU spring sports tryouts open Monday

Monday will be spring, at least for Champlain Valley Union High athletes and many others in Vermont high schools.

That is the day tryouts begin for the spring sports seasons that run up to June graduation time.

According to CVU athletic director Kevin Riell, tennis tryouts were being scheduled depending on availability of indoor facilities.

 


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New positions for School Board members (3/11/10)

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March 11, 2010

By Tim Simard

Observer staff

After the Williston School Board celebrated the passage of the 2010-2011 school district budget at its last meeting, board members went through a realignment process.

Darlene Worth exited her role as board chairwoman and now heads the Chittenden South Supervisory Union board of directors. Holly Rouelle, former board vice chairwoman, now leads the Williston School Board. The board made the change at its March 3 meeting.

“We kind of all moved up a position,” Rouelle said.

As Williston board chairwoman, Rouelle takes on the responsibilities of setting meeting agendas and conferencing with other school board chairpersons. Deb Baker-Moody is now vice chairwoman of the board.

While Worth leads the CSSU board, she remains on the Williston School Board. The CSSU board handles decisions on a supervisory union-level and includes members from the Champlain Valley Union High School, Charlotte, Hinesburg, Shelburne, St. George and Williston school boards.

Rouelle and Worth praised the community for passing the budget last week. Rouelle said the community supported the board’s efforts to keep next school year’s budget increase under 1 percent.

“It was great news to hear,” she said.

Voters also re-elected Rouelle to a three-year term and board member Keith Roy to a two-year term. Both members ran unopposed.

 

BOARD CREATES FACEBOOK PAGE

In an effort to improve communication within the school district, the Williston School Board announced its use of a new tool it hopes the community will embrace.

Board Chairwoman Holly Rouelle created a Facebook “fan page” on the popular social networking Web site and plans to update information, meeting times and other school related news. As of press deadline, the fan page had 37 fans listed, including board members Roulle, Keith Roy and Laura Gigliotti.

“It’s another way to celebrate the good things going on in the Williston schools,” Rouelle said.

— Tim Simard, Observer staff

 


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