September 20, 2019

Comings & Goings

Tag Carpenter, hired as Operations Manager at Catamount Outdoor Family Center.

Tag Carpenter, hired as Operations Manager at Catamount Outdoor Family Center.

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NEFCU gives back to COTS, UVM Children’s Hospital

Cindy Morgan, NEFCU Senior Marketing Executive, COTS Executive Director, Rita Markley; NEFCU Mortgage Sales Manager Pat WEaver and NEFCU Mortgage Manager Greg Hahr.

Cindy Morgan, NEFCU Senior Marketing Executive, COTS Executive Director, Rita Markley; NEFCU Mortgage Sales Manager Pat WEaver and NEFCU Mortgage Manager Greg Hahr.

Williston-based New England Federal Credit Union (NEFCU) presented a symbolic “big check” to representatives of Burlington’s Committee on Temporary Shelter (COTS) for $20,000 in early November. [Read more…]

Williston wrestler’s sights are high this season

Observer photo courtesy of Gunna Nalson Jarrett Legg (left) lifts an opponent in a match last season.

Observer photo courtesy of Gunna Nalson
Jarrett Legg (left) lifts an opponent in a match last season.

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

Champlain Valley wrestler Jarrett Legg has a little bit of extra motivation coming into his senior season. [Read more…]

Boys hockey team tops Canadian players

CVU goalie, Ty Parker, foils a scoring chance by Lower Canada College on Friday night at Cairns Arena in South Burlington.

CVU goalie, Ty Parker, foils a scoring chance by Lower Canada College on Friday night at Cairns Arena in South Burlington.

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

The Champlain Valley boys ice hockey team opened up the 2016-17 campaign with a win over Lower Canada on Friday night at Cairns Arena in South Burlington. The final score was Champlain Valley 3, Lower Canada 0. [Read more…]

Williston Recreation and Parks

Youth Programs

Youth/Teen Open Gym

The Rec Dept. will be offering an open gym time on Friday nights from 6-8 p.m., for those in grades 3 to 12 at the Williston Central School new gym. The open gym will be available December through March when school is open and there are no school functions. A schedule is available on the Rec website. [Read more…]

How the Vermont state legislature works

By Reps. Terry Macaig and Jim McCullough

Special to the Observer

The legislature will convene on Jan. 4, 2017. We will elect a speaker of the House and president pro tem of the Senate. [Read more…]

Scouts’ drive

Observer courtesy photo The Girl Scouts set up a table on Election Day, offering Girl Scout cookies in their fundraising efforts.

Observer courtesy photo
The Girl Scouts set up a table on Election Day, offering Girl Scout cookies in their fundraising efforts.

Deadline approaches for Sanders’ student essay contest

Last month, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders launched his seventh annual State of the Union essay contest, calling on Vermont’s high school students to address what they view as the major issues facing the United States. [Read more…]

Guest Column: A call for climate action… now

By Sandra Levine

Taking action to tackle global warming is more important than ever. Flooding coastal areas, melting ice sheets and bigger storm surges leave far more people across the globe at risk. This global problem requires all of us to pitch in. [Read more…]

Police Notes

Police notes are written based on information provided by the Williston Police Department and Vermont State Police. Please note that all parties are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. These notes were compiled using reports gathered between Nov. 19 and Nov. 30.

Saturday, Nov. 19 [Read more…]