May 23, 2019

9/10/11 Little Leaguers

The Williston Little League All-Star team, ages 9-11, was the runner up at the recent District 1 Championship. left to right, front row: Connor DuBois, Noah Musgrave, Ryan Gross, Shamus Phelan and Cooper Ludwar.
From left to right, second row: Nate Couture, Johnathan Deyo, Jackson DuBois, Jackson White, Tae LeGrande and Riley O’Brien.
From left to right, third row: Coaches Adam Deyo, Lyndsey O’Brien, Ken Couture, Rick Musgrave and Jason DuBois.
Teammates not pictured: Blake Marshall and Calvin Castle.

Local runners set state titles

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THe 4×100-meter relay team of Bill Bates, Jaden Griffith Gomez, Jacob Armstrong and Patrick Ricca set a state record Saturday.

The Champlain Valley Youth Track and Field team made history with two state records at the Vermont Parks and Recreation Association State track meet held in St. Johnsbury last Saturday. [Read more…]

What’s Cooking?

By Cristina Clarimon-Alinder

Blueberry and Arugula Salad

Blueberries are now at their peak in Vermont. These amazing little orbs pack a real punch of tartness and freshness like no other fruit does. As beautiful on the outside as they are healthy on the inside, blueberries are quite versatile when it comes to pairing them with other ingredients. Because of their low sugar content, they can be combined with sweet as well as savory foods, and the results are delightful.

If you get the chance to go blueberry picking this season, put aside a few of your best berries for this unconventional salad. The ingredients are straightforward and perfect for a hot summer day. [Read more…]

It’s never too late to stay protected from the sun

It’s a common myth that most sun damage happens before the age of 18, but does this mean sun damage becomes less of a threat as we get older? Although many think most sun damage happens at a young age, the majority of sun exposure actually occurs after the age of 40. However, it’s never too late to make a difference in your skin health. [Read more…]

Shutout for SD Ireland

Tyler Skaflestad makes a routine catch of a pop fly in short right during SD Ireland’s game vs Montpelier Post 3 on Saturday

The SD Ireland Legion baseball team finished the season tied for fourth place in the Vermont State Legion Baseball League with an 11-10 record.

Collin VIncent gets a pitch to hit during SD Ireland’s game vs Montpelier Post 3 on Saturday

Ian Parent gets back to first, before the tag, during SD Ireland’s game vs Montpelier Post 3 on Saturday

Armadillos unbeaten

Chris Nichols delivers an insurance run during the Williston Armadillo’s game vs the Colchester Cubs on Sunday at WCS.


Ken Freeman threw an 81-pitch complete game shutout as the Armadillos improved to 9-0 for the season, beating the Colchester Cubs 4-0 on Sunday.  Jeff Pecor and Jeremiah Brooks led the offense with two hits apiece, with Brooks hitting a double for the lone extra base hit of the game.

Jeremiah Brooks slides safely into third during the Williston Armadillo’s game vs the Colchester Cubs on Sunday.

Enter to win Brick Church Music Series season passes

The Williston Brick Church Music Series is raffling off two season tickets for the 2018-2019 concert series that runs October through April.

There are two ways to enter the raffle: Fill out a ticket at Williston Town Hall, 7900 Williston Road, or email with your name and the message “I’d like to be entered in the Season Ticket Raffle.”

The drawing will be held after the Williston Chowder Challenge on Sept. 30, and the winner will be notified by email Oct. 1.

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Letters to the Editor

Courthouse landscape plan comes into focus

The heartbreaking but necessary removal of our Norway maples from the grounds of the Chittenden County Courthouse in Burlington following last October’s windstorm was an unfortunate necessity to ensure pedestrian safety. [Read more…]

Hour-Glass Youth Theatre’s ‘As You Like It’; Armadillos and SD Ireland baseball

Library Notes

Dottie the Bookmobile: June 19-Aug. 30. The bookmobile offers materials for youth and adults. See the schedule at

For Youth

Preschool Music [Read more…]