October 28, 2016

Across the globe and back in time at the library


Observer courtesy photos
Two events at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library on Saturday took patrons traveling to the other side of the world and back in time.
Svetlana Romanova and son Mario, 2, work on crafts during the Russian Winter Carnival at the library. Russian Playgroup is held on the first Saturday of each month with Willistonian Natasha Fluery; Ava Tully, 1, of Richmond plays during the carnival; costumed viewers catch up on the last season of Downton Abbey while snacking on tea sandwiches, cookies and scones; Bill Skiff and Susan Raimy sample the offerings at the Downton Abbey Tea.


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  1. Mary Martin says:

    I would like to explain the charges of unlawful restraint because it sounds really awful. No we didn’t hold anyone hostage. We were simply standing in front of some VT Gas/Michel’s trucks. They were in no way restrained. When the men decided to leave, they simply backed up and took off. The police have been hired by VT Gas and they sure do have a way of turning a phrase.

    Mr. Recchia refers to this action as a “last-ditch” attempt to scuttle the pipeline. Wrong again! This was far from our last attempt to bring sanity and reason to our state officials who refuse to listen or help.

    Nate Palmer and Kari Cuneo and their families are not the only land owners who have fought this immoral taking of their land. So many folks have lost that fight for lack of time and money. It’s quite intimidating to go before the Public Service Board and their team of lawyers, to sit down at a table filled with VT Gas attorneys and not have anyone to watch your back and advise you.

    When people are up against the wall, they fight back any way they can. Peaceful protests not only express our frustration but they help bring attention to what is happening to our friends and neighbors..

    So Mr. Recchia, we are not done!

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