April 23, 2019

Around Town

New faces on Recreation Committee

During its May 18 meeting, the Selectboard appointed residents Michael Clauss and Danielle Doucette to the Recreation Committee for terms beginning in July and ending in 2018.

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Stormwater strife: VTrans says it won’t pay

By Stephanie Choate
Observer staff

The town is working through a snag in its efforts to address water quality issues and comply with federal and state stormwater management mandates.

Two state agencies—the Vermont Agency of Transportation and the Vermont National Guard, which owns the Williston Armory—have refused to pay the town-wide stormwater fee, saying the town does not have the authority to charge them. However, other state agencies or state-affiliated groups—the Vermont State Police and Vermont Technical College—have already paid. [Read more…]

Thousands boost Bernie Sanders onto the campaign trail

Observer courtesy photo Williston residents (from left) Alison Kahn, Sarah Leister and Jake Kahn cheer for Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign kickoff on Tuesday.  (Observer courtesy photo)

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Williston residents (from left) Alison Kahn, Sarah Leister and Jake Kahn cheer for Bernie Sanders during his presidential campaign kickoff on Tuesday.

By Morgan True
For Vermont Digger

Standing on a platform on the Lake Champlain waterfront he helped preserve, in the city where he forged his political career, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., asked thousands of supporters to elect him president and help him build a new political movement. [Read more…]

Town to reappraise property

By Stephanie Choate
Observer staff

It’s time for all Williston properties to be reappraised.

Town Assessor Bill Hinman said the state recommends that towns hold a full reappraisal every 10 years. Last week, the town began its first full reappraisal in 13 years.

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PHOTOS: Williston Runs! for Education

Observer photos by Al Frey
Approximately 150 runners and walkers came out for the annual Williston Runs! for Education event, raising $4,500 for Williston Families As Partners.

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Joe McNamara leads the 5k race

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PHOTOS: CVU Lacrosse vs. St. Jay

Observer photos by Al Frey
Defending Division 1 champion Champlain Valley Union High boys lacrosse team continues on its winning streak.

Observer photos by Al Frey Defending Division 1 champion Champlain Valley Union High boys lacrosse team continues on its winning streak. ABOVE: Sophomore attacker Charlie Bernicke takes on a defender.

Observer photos by Al Frey
Defending Division 1 champion Champlain Valley Union High boys lacrosse team continues on its winning streak.
ABOVE: Sophomore attacker Charlie Bernicke takes on a defender.

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PHOTOS: Lax clinic bustles

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Champlain Valley Union High girls varsity lacrosse held a clinic for girls in grades 2-8 on May 17.  The high school team, led by coaches Becca Weiss and Chris Long, organized stations where the younger girls practiced shooting, defense, catching, scooping up ground balls and stick tricks. The CVU players gave advice and encouragement to the 56 girls who attended. The clinic ended with a group cheer and a shared snack.

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PHOTOS: CVU Baseball vs. BHS

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Champlain Valley Union High ace Rayne Supple threw a no-hitter on Friday. On Tuesday, his teammate Will Potter followed suit.

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POPCORN: “5 Flights Up” A Cut Above

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By Michael S. Goldberger
Special to the Observer

I heartily welcome films about Baby Boomers, such as director Richard Loncraine’s “5 Flights Up,” concerning a sixty-something couple trying to figure out what course in life to take next. I mean, we are the second greatest generation, right? Of course I’m not so sure how I’ll feel when these niche interest movies segue into hospitals, nursing homes and beyond, assuming that I’m cognizant of said transitions. But, not to worry. Heeding the advice my sister Ann gave me when, at age seven, I first inquired about the possibilities of death, “That’s a long time from now.” [Read more…]

Healthy Food for Two: The beauty of Belgian endive

By Ania Robertson

Belgian endive is a member of the Compositae family, along with artichokes, dandelions and lettuce.
Ayurveda teaches that all six tastes (sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent) should be eaten at every meal for us to feel satisfied and to ensure that all major food groups and nutrients are represented.
Our diet tends to have too much of sweet, sour and salty tastes. Belgian endive has a bitter taste due to intybin, a substance that is helpful to the digestion and the liver. [Read more…]