July 23, 2019

From wind to solar at Allen Brook School

Observer courtesy photo
After seven years, the wind turbine at ALlen Brook School broke last fall and has been replaced by a solar panel.

By John Terko

Allen Brook School principal

Williston residents may have noticed that the wind turbine at Allen Brook School is gone. Over the Thanksgiving break, one of the blades came off the turbine head. This caused the turbine to wobble, and eventually a wire broke and it collapsed to the ground. The location was far from the school for safety reasons, and I am thankful that it happened over the break when school was out. [Read more…]

Police Briefs

Trio caught on forgery charges

The Williston Police made three arrests on forgery charges after investigating a Feb. 12 report of fraudulent checks being passed at New England Federal Credit Union’s Harvest Lane location. [Read more…]

State to deny herbicide treatment for Iroquois

Observer courtesy photo by Pogo Senior
Milfoil in Lake Iroquois is seen from the air in this 2017 photo.

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

The Lake Iroquois Association will abandon plans to apply herbicide to the lake this summer in an effort to eradicate non-native Eurasian milfoil after the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation announced plans to deny its permit application.

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Williston Recreation Guide Spring/Summer 2018

Click here for the Williston Recreation Spring/Summer 2018 Guide!

“I, Tonya ”

Class Warfare on Skates

3 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger

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James A. McSweeney

James A. McSweeney of Merrimack, NH passed away Friday Feb. 2, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Jim was born in Hartford, CT July 19, 1939 and was a graduate of St. Michael’s College in Winooski, VT.

He served as municipal manager for the towns of St. Albans, VT, Franklin, NH, Merrimack, NH, Wolfeboro, NH, Portsmouth, NH, and Lebanon, NH. During retirement, Jim worked as the Business Manager/Superintendent for the Merrimack Village Water District. [Read more…]

How to guard against Medicare fraud

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

What are the steps seniors need to take if they suspect Medicare fraud?

Suspicious Sandy [Read more…]

What’s Cooking?

By Cristina Clarimon-Alinder

Smooth move

This time of the year, it is easy to go overboard with sweets. Candy, milk chocolates and rich desserts can all conspire to make you feel less than your best. Yet there are options that will help you regain a sense of well being with little effort or expense. One of those options is a fresh, fruity smoothie. [Read more…]

Williston skier inducted into Vt. Sports Hall of Fame

Hilary Engisch Klein

Hillary Engisch Klein, a native of Williston and a graduate of Champlain Valley Union High School, was among 11 Vermont athletes recently named as inductees to the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame. [Read more…]

Redhawks try to pin down some wins

Will Murphy rolls his opponent to get the pin during the NVAC Wrestling Championship held in Essex on Saturday the 10th.

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