November 13, 2018

BFA trip next for CVU hockey sextet

Colin Lach moves down the ice during the Jan. 24 game against Spaulding High. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

Colin Lach moves down the ice during the Jan. 24 game against Spaulding High. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

In the critical part of its schedule, the youthful Champlain Valley Union High boys’ hockey team heads for St. Albans Saturday (7:30 p.m.) for a clash with a formidable Bellows Free Academy six. [Read more…]

CVU Nordic boys collect a solid win

With two events on the schedule Saturday, the Champlain Valley Union High Nordic skiers will be a bit scattered around.

One event is a classic competition at the Ethan Allen Range with Essex High the host school. The second challenge is at the Craftsbury Academy Outdoor Center. [Read more…]

Giant slalom proves nifty for CVU skiers 

Before Monday’s event, CVU alpine skiers raced at Cochran’s on Jan. 19. Above, Ted Hadley finished sixth in the race at Cochran’s last week. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

Before Monday’s event, CVU alpine skiers raced at Cochran’s on Jan. 19. Above, Ted Hadley finished sixth in the race at Cochran’s last week. (Observer photo by Al Frey)

With more than a week off from competition before they return to the slopes Feb. 6, The Champlain Valley Union High alpine skiers have time to reflect on their tie for first place Monday in an 11-school giant slalom at Cochran’s Ski Area in Richmond. [Read more…]

Two road trips loom for CVU’s 14-0 girls hoop team

Maeve Higgins looks for an open teammate. Observer photo by Al Frey

Maeve Higgins looks for an open teammate. Observer photo by Al Frey

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

The Champlain Valley Union High girls’ basketball team closes out a three-game week Thursday and Saturday with bus excursions to Spaulding High in Barre and Mount Anthony Union High in Bennington.  [Read more…]

Grants help bookmobile effort

Five recent grants ranging from $200 to $5,000 have helped Dorothy Alling Memorial Library secure $11,200 toward the cost of a new bookmobile. The library has raised $64,303—80 percent of the total amount needed. The remaining $20,000 required is included in the town’s budget proposal, on which residents will vote in March. [Read more…]

Library Notes

Youth News

Preschool Story Time

Tuesdays at 11 a.m. Stories and simple crafts for children ages 3-5. Feb. 3, Things That Go; Feb. 10, Dogs; Feb. 17, Science Story Time: “Best Friends Furever.” Learn about symbiosis with Kristen Littlefield. [Read more…]

Letters to the Editor

Adopt a dog

Hello. My name is Noah Lemieux and I am a volunteer at All Breed Rescue. We are all really trying as hard as we can to get some of the dogs here at ABR adopted. They are loving animals that just need attention, love and especially a home and a new family.

There are many types of dogs here from small to big, thin fur to majorly [Read more…]

Townwide stormwater fee to begin in February 

By James Sherrard

Williston landowners will be receiving a stormwater fee this February supporting the stormwater program, which was adopted by the town’s Selectboard in April of 2014. The purpose of the stormwater program is to protect, maintain and enhance the environment of the town of Williston through effective stormwater quality and quantity control, managing discharges of pollutants and to maintain and improve the quality of receiving waters into which stormwater outfalls flow. The stormwater fee will enable the town to achieve both water quality goals and compliance with State and Federal permit requirements under the Clean Water Act. [Read more…]

Around Town

Bottle drive

Eighth graders from Harbor House at Williston Central School will be collecting bottles from 9-11 a.m. to fund a class trip to Washington, D.C. Place bottles in a bag labeled “Harbor House” at the end of your driveway. Bottles will be collected in the following neighborhoods: Sunrise; Southridge; Brennan Woods; Turtle Pond Road; Pleasant Acres; Wildflower Circle; Southfield Drive; Chamberlin Drive; Ledgewood; Lamplite Lane. [Read more…]

Williston School Board approves modest budget hike

By Stephanie Choate

Observer staff

Provisions for math assistance, students in crisis and infrastructure issues bumped up the budget proposal for the Williston School District.

The Williston School Board last week settled on its budget for fiscal year 2015-16 of $17, 319, 491. That’s a 0.38 increase over last year’s budget and a 0.56 increase in per pupil spending.  [Read more…]