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Maple Leaf Farm won’t open in Williston

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Maple Leaf Farm has withdrawn from plans to open a drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation facility at the location of the former Pine Ridge School, which has been empty for three years.

Maple Leaf Farm has withdrawn from plans to open a drug and alcohol abuse treatment facility at the location of the former Pine Ridge School, which has been empty for three years.

July 18th, 2013

By Stephanie Choate

Observer staff

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Safety, traffic and ‘voids’ on Williston’s roads

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July 18th, 2013

By Stephanie Choate

Observer staff

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Don’t touch wild animals

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July 11, 2013 [Read more...]

Police Notes

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EVERYDAY GOURMET: Rain pain

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By Kim Dannies

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Williston’s 250th: A Vermont tourist town?

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Twist O'Hill (Observer courtesy photo)

Twist O’Hill (Observer courtesy photo)

By Richard H. Allen

Special to the Observer

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Independence Day Scrapbook

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Residents of Lefebvre Lane interact with parade onlookers, perched on their neighborhood float, which won second place. Though rain showers drenched Williston in the afternoon, the skies stayed clear for the Fourth of July parade and fireworks, which drew hundreds of residents and visitors. (Observer photo by Dave Schmidt)

Residents of Lefebvre Lane interact with parade onlookers, perched on their neighborhood float, which won second place. Though rain showers drenched Williston in the afternoon, the skies stayed clear for the Fourth of July parade and fireworks, which drew hundreds of residents and visitors. (Observer photo by Dave Schmidt, for more photos by Dave Schmidt, please click here.)

Jen Mikell checks out the library book sale on Thursday afternoon. The book sale raised $5,095 this year, said Librarian Marti Fiske, an average sum, though slightly lower than the amount raised in the last two years. Residents can weigh in on the book sale and other library activities in an online survey at http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/daml/dorothy-alling-memorial-library-survey-2013/ (Observer photo by Stephen Mease)

Jen Mikell checks out the library book sale on Thursday afternoon. The book sale raised $5,095 this year, said Librarian Marti Fiske, an average sum, though slightly lower than the amount raised in the last two years. Residents can weigh in on the book sale and other library activities in an online survey at http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/daml/dorothy-alling-memorial-library-survey-2013/ (Observer photo by Stephen Mease, for more photos by Stephen please click here )

Soggy conditions on the town green meant the Ice Cream Social was moved to the entrance of Williston Central School.The July 3 Ice Cream Social is a town tradition hosted by the Williston Historical Society. The society raised a net profit of $528.19, which benefits the Williston Community Food Shelf, said society member Ginger Isham.  (Observer photo by Stephen Mease)

Soggy conditions on the town green meant the Ice Cream Social was moved to the entrance of Williston Central School.The July 3 Ice Cream Social is a town tradition hosted by the Williston Historical Society. The society raised a net profit of $528.19, which benefits the Williston Community Food Shelf, said society member Ginger Isham.
(Observer photo by Stephen Mease)

 

A wet Town Green didn’t stop the first town band concert of the year, which was moved to the Williston Central School auditorium. (Observer photo by Stephen Mease)

A wet Town Green didn’t stop the first town band concert of the year, which was moved to the Williston Central School auditorium.
(Observer photo by Stephen Mease)

 Members of Living Hope Church—which won in the Best Church Entry category—put puppets on display at the parade. (Observer photo by Stephen Mease)

Members of Living Hope Church—which won in the Best Church Entry category—put puppets on display at the parade.
(Observer photo by Stephen Mease)

 

Gulliver’s Doggie Daycare marchers stopped for a water break for the furry members of their brigade.  (Observer photo by Stephen Mease)

Gulliver’s Doggie Daycare marchers stopped for a water break for the furry members of their brigade.
(Observer photo by Stephen Mease)

 

Patriotically dressed (from left) Cali Rankin, 2, Darcie Rankin and Ben Rankin, 6, of Richmond headed over to Williston for the parade when their town canceled its parade due to flooding. (Observer photo by Stephen Mease)

Patriotically dressed (from left) Cali Rankin, 2, Darcie Rankin and Ben Rankin, 6, of Richmond headed over to Williston for the parade when their town canceled its parade due to flooding.
(Observer photo by Stephen Mease)

 

The Boy Scouts kicked off the parade with a presentation of the colors. (Observer photo by Dave Schmidt)

The Boy Scouts kicked off the parade with a presentation of the colors. (Observer photo by Dave Schmidt)

 

A member of the Mt. Sinai Shriners from Richmond—who won a prize for the parade’s best individual entry—had an unusual mode of transportation for the parade. (Obsever photo by Stephen Mease)

A member of the Mt. Sinai Shriners from Richmond—who won a prize for the parade’s best individual entry—had an unusual mode of transportation for the parade.
(Obsever photo by Stephen Mease)

 

‘Slambert Lane’ residents trailed a giant, shimmering 250th birthday cake, carrying candles bedecked with signs commemorating historic town events. (Obsever photo by Dave Schmidt)

‘Slambert Lane’ residents trailed a giant, shimmering 250th birthday cake, carrying candles bedecked with signs commemorating historic town events. (Obsever photo by Dave Schmidt)

 

‘Slambert Lane’ won the top prize in the neighborhood float competition. (Obsever photo by Stephen Mease)

‘Slambert Lane’ won the top prize in the neighborhood float competition. (Obsever photo by Stephen Mease)

 

Lefebvre Lane, which presented a giant cake for Williston’s 250th birthday, won second place in the neighborhood float category.  (Observer photo by Stephen Mease)

Lefebvre Lane, which presented a giant cake for Williston’s 250th birthday, won second place in the neighborhood float category. (Observer photo by Stephen Mease)

 

Members of the Marine Corps League wave to parade onlookers. (Observer photo by Dave Schmidt)

Members of the Marine Corps League wave to parade onlookers. (Observer photo by Dave Schmidt)

 

A parade classic for many years, tractors rolled along Williston Road, along with antique cars, fire trucks and a host of town groups and businesses. (Obsever photo by Dave Schmidt)

A parade classic for many years, tractors rolled along Williston Road, along with antique cars, fire trucks and a host of town groups and businesses. (Obsever photo by Dave Schmidt)

 

Bill Skiff and Ginger Isham wave to the crowd in a carriage of residents dressed as the town’s forefathers and mothers. (Observer photo by Stephen Mease)

Bill Skiff and Ginger Isham wave to the crowd in a carriage of residents dressed as the town’s forefathers and mothers. (Observer photo by Stephen Mease)

 

An enthusiastic competitor in the town’s annual frog jumping contest coaxes her amphibian to use his long legs in a mighty leap. (Observer photo by Dave Schmidt)

An enthusiastic competitor in the town’s annual frog jumping contest coaxes her amphibian to use his long legs in a mighty leap. (Observer photo by Dave Schmidt)

 

The ‘dogs with frogs’ show off their contender. (Observer photo by Dave Schmidt)

The ‘dogs with frogs’ show off their contender. (Observer photo by Dave Schmidt)

 

 Frogs keep cool in a bucket of water before their eventual release. (Observer photo by Dave Schmidt)

Frogs keep cool in a bucket of water before their eventual release. (Observer photo by Dave Schmidt)

 

Wylie Tharp of Williston hangs onto his competitor in the frog jumping contest.  (Observer photo by Dave Schmidt)

Wylie Tharp of Williston hangs onto his competitor in the frog jumping contest. (Observer photo by Dave Schmidt)

 

 

 

Sports Roundup

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S.D. Ireland Legion team needs hot streak for tourney bid

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By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

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Williston 11-12 All-Stars advance in tournament

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Tyler Skafflestad pitching vs Burlington. (Observer courtesy photo)

Tyler Skafflestad pitching vs Burlington. (Observer courtesy photo)

 

By Matt Rushford

Special to the Observer

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