July 22, 2017

Around Town

November 7th, 2013

Old Stage road footbridge fix to begin

The Williston Public Works Department plans to place “double T” trusses under the Old Stage Road footbridge on Nov. 14. Old Stage Road will be closed briefly in the middle of the day.

“If all goes as planned we will have the sidewalk open by the end of the day Friday the 15th,” Public Works Director Bruce Hoar wrote in an email to the Observer.

Haag promoted

Major General Patrick A. Murphy, adjutant general for the State of New York, announced the promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership.

Nathan Haag from Williston, serving with the Company B, 2-108th Infantry was promoted to the rank of Captain.

Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability and development potential.

Scholastic book fair next week

A book fair featuring titles for adults and children is set for Nov. 11-15 in the Williston Central School dining room.

The book fair will be open Monday from 2 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. with family crafts and activities from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. To volunteer, visit http://vols.pt/DhdJiV

New Hunting Rules in Effect

Three new hunting rules passed by legislature are now in effect.

A person cannot take or attempt to take any wild animal by shooting a firearm, a bow and arrow or a crossbow while on or within 25 feet of the traveled portion of a public road.

It is also illegal to shoot a firearm, a bow and arrow or a crossbow across the traveled portion of a public road.

It is now legal to carry a pistol or revolver while bow hunting deer in the bow and arrow deer season. The pistol or revolver may not be used to dispatch deer. It is still illegal to carry a rifle, shotgun or muzzleloader while bow hunting deer in the bow and arrow deer season.

Vermont’s rifle hunting season begins Nov. 16 and runs through Dec. 1.


  1. tcoletta says:

    almost 3 decades ago when williston started it’s development review process the public works section was pushing for a wider roadway typical for residential streets. The town adopted 30 ft widths vs 24ft. That’s 6/24 (30%) additional impervious area and runoff that needs to treated before flowing into ALLEN BROOK. The town and selectboard have indicated a lack of interest to reach out and help communties like mine that have had expired stormwater permits for more then a decade. Its always been a wait and see, well I see where this headed now.

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