July 17, 2018

CVU, So. Burlington skirmish

Walker Storey steals the ball away from his So Burlington opponent during CVU's game versus So Burlington at SBHS on Thursday the 16th.

Walker Storey steals the ball away from his So Burlington opponent during CVU’s game versus So Burlington at SBHS on Thursday the 16th.

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Gymnasts land second statewide at Essex championship meet

Emma Lieberman makes a high-flying dismount on her way to a 6th place finish in the un-even parallel bars during the State gymnastics meet at Essex High School on the Saturday the 18th.

Emma Lieberman makes a high-flying dismount on her way to a 6th place finish in the un-even parallel bars during the State gymnastics meet at Essex High School on the Saturday the 18th.

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Letters to the Editor

Endorsing Cranmer for Selectboard

I’m writing to enthusiastically endorse David Cranmer in his bid for the Williston Selectboard on March 7. I’ve known and worked closely with David for many years in his role with the Vermont state cancer coalition and as the co-founder and president of the Vermont Cancer Survivor Network. Before that, David worked in communications with public access TV and was a human resources professional. I want Williston residents to know that David is thoughtful, fair and even-handed in how he approaches issues and comes to the table with no particular agenda. [Read more…]

Guest Column: Outdated education beliefs may be damaging our kids

By Will Patten

On Feb. 1, I attended a meeting of Vermont business leaders to discuss the importance of early childhood education. Governor Phil Scott came to address the group and received a spontaneous and enthusiastic standing ovation. Not because he had cut business taxes or gutted regulations, but because a few days earlier he had proposed bold ideas for improving Vermont’s education system. No one appreciates the importance of the education and training of Vermonters more than the people who employ them. [Read more…]

Town Meeting to address budget, stormwater

Last week, the four candidates for Selectboard, as well as the town’s manager and finance director, appeared on CCTV, Channel 17, to discuss the upcoming budget vote, what municipal taxes go towards, and ongoing issues faced by Williston residents. As Town Manager Rick McGuire noted in the presentation, Williston has grown by 1,000 residents over the past 10 years, at the same time adding four additional miles of roadways to be maintained. With the increase in service demands, and the increased cost of delivering services, the town works to keep the quality and offering of services level while increasing taxes minimally, he said. [Read more…]

Superfund cleanup set for this summer

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Observer contributed diagram by EPA
Plans to clean up contamination beneath Commerce Street are moving forward.

By Stephanie Choate

Observer correspondent

Plans to clean up a plume of contamination beneath Commerce Street in Williston are moving forward this year.

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Popcorn: “The Oscar Picks: Betrayed”

The Great Goldberger Squirrel Conspiracy of 2017

 

By Michael S. Goldberger

film critic

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Candidates sound off on Selectboard race

By Jess Wisloski

Observer staff

No seat will be uncontested in the Selectboard race on voting day this year — Tuesday, March 7. [Read more…]

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