July 20, 2019

Guest Column: Reliability concerns of renewable energy overblown

By David Ismay

Vermont has long been a national leader in addressing climate change using the power of local action. And we have reaped the benefits: cleaner air and water, healthier cities, and stable and affordable energy. [Read more…]

Marijuana gifting businesses illegal, AG advises

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By Elizabeth Hewitt

For VTDigger

Gifting marijuana in exchange for another purchase is illegal under Vermont’s new legalization law, according to guidance issued by the state’s top prosecutor Monday. [Read more…]

Youth theater brings Shakespeare to Brick Church

Observer photos by Riley Jenson
April Palmer performs one of her three parts in the Hour-Glass Youth Theatre’s production of ‘As you Like It’.

The Hour-Glass Youth Theatre came to Williston on Monday for a performance of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.”

The show was intended to be held outdoors on the village green, but rainy weather forced it into the Old Brick Church. [Read more…]

Brewery expansions planned under new regulations

Observer photo by Jason Starr
Patrons enjoy beer and food at the Burlington Beer Company tasting room earlier this week.

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

Burlington Beer Company founder Joe Lemnah pledged compliance Tuesday with Williston’s newly adopted brewery regulations after previously going beyond regulatory bounds and lobbying successfully for more permissive rules. [Read more…]

Ranks of women swell at Police Academy

Observer photo by Jason Starr
Sarah Bell is sworn in by Chief Patrick Foley as an officer with the Williston Police Department on Tuesday. Bell will start on patrol in November, pending graduation from the Vermont Police Academy.

Williston rookie will be only female on the force

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

There are more women in this fall’s incoming class at the Vermont Police Academy than any class in the academy’s history. One of the recruits, Sarah Bell, was sworn in with the Williston Police Department on Tuesday. [Read more…]


By Jan Kenney

Burger bored?

We are somewhere near the middle of the summer season. I have done the rounds of get-togethers, parties and picnics which means its share of hamburgers, hot dogs and an occasional chicken leg thrown in for variety [Read more…]

Police Blotter

July 9-15

July 9

4:44 a.m. — Officer responded to a report of a disturbance on Bridge Street. Upon arrival, the officer called for rescue after observing injuries. Richmond Police arrived on the scene and made an arrest.

10:59 a.m. — Officer responded to report of theft on Essex Road. [Read more…]

How to make the most of your doctor’s visit

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

I manage a large health clinic that treats thousands of seniors each year, and we’ve have found that patients that come prepared when they visit our doctors are much more satisfied with the care they receive. Can you write a column educating patients on how to prepare for doctor’s appointments?

Healthcare Helper

Dear Helper, [Read more…]

Armadillos rally to defeat Vergennes

Williston Armadillos ace lefty, Ken Freeman, held the Vergennes Dodger offense in check during the Armadillos come back victory on Sunday at the WCS field.

‘Dillos third baseman, Brent Tremblay makes a play from the grass during the Armadillos come back victory over the Vergennes Dodgers on Sunday at the WCS field.

Pat Martin delivers one of his 3 hits during the Armadillos come back victory over the Vergennes Dodgers on Sunday at the WCS field.

Little Leagues’ summer stars slugging it out

Wyatt Wolpert reaches out to flick the ball for a lead-off single during Williston’s 11-12 LL All Stars battle with So Burlington on Wednesday the 11th.

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