April 26, 2017

Around Town

Young Williston musicians to perform with VYO

Ten students from Williston will perform in the Vermont Youth Orchestra’s Opera Extravaganza, which features two rising opera stars.

Williston students participating include: Delan Chen on the clarinet; Jake Kahn on the trumpet; Amanda Milne on the violin; David Ro on the violin; Isabelle Angstman singing alto; Natalie Casson singing soprano; Chelsea Huber singing soprano; Cole Marino singing bass; Danielle Peters singing alto; and Zachary Schaw singing chorale.

Soprano Latonia Moore and tenor Jesus Garcia are set to join the VYO, the VYO Chorus and the Vermont Youth Concert Chorale for a 3 p.m. concert on Jan. 20 at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts.

“We are extremely fortunate to have a chance to see opera singers of this caliber in a live performance here in Vermont,” said Jeffrey Domoto, VYOA music director.  “It’s an especially exciting opportunity for our young musicians because sharing the stage with a great performer is always thrilling. Watching a world-class performer allows them to see how music is so much more than just notes, and how a virtuoso really illuminates the music. It can be a transformative experience.”

For more information, contact the VYOA at 655-5030, or go to www.vyo.org or www.flynntix.org.


Chittenden legislators assigned to committees

Chittenden County state senators and Williston representatives were assigned to committees for the 2013-2014 legislative season.

Williston resident Sen. Ginny Lyons was assigned to the Health & Welfare and Finance committees.

Sen. David Zuckerman is on the Agriculture and Education committees. Sen. Philip Baruth is on the Economic Development and Education committees. Sen. Sally Fox is on the Health & Welfare and Appropriations committees. Sen. Tim Ashe is on the Judiciary and Finance committees. Sen. Diane Snelling is on the Natural Resources and Appropriations committees.

In the house, Terry Macaig was assigned to the Committee on Corrections and Institutions. Jim McCullough was named the vice chairman of the Committee on Fish, Wildlife and Water Resources.


CVU wrestlers senior night Jan. 29

Senior wrestlers on the Champlain Valley Union High School team and their parents will be honored during senior night, set for Jan. 29 beginning at 5:30 p.m.


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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