October 1, 2016

CVU boys volleyball bests Essex in first official rematch since 2015 championship

Photo courtesy of CVU Redhawks Jeffrey Boliba spikes the ball over the net at  Essex on Sept. 19.

Photo courtesy of CVU Redhawks
Jeffrey Boliba spikes the ball over the net at Essex on Sept. 19.

By Kelly Devine

Special to the Observer

Last Monday night, CVU’s Redhawks put away the 2015 State Champion Essex Hornets in their first match-up of the 2016 boy’s volleyball season. They came away with a solid win over four sets, breaking the Hornets’ four-season winning streak. ”This was a big win as Essex is a strong team and we beat them on their home court,” said Jeff Boliba, the coach. [Read more…]

Letters to the Editor

Build a new school

The proposal to put an admittedly badly needed $20 million into Williston Central School may be a failure to think long-term, as well as a missed opportunity. The existing structure, even if renovated, will still be a hodgepodge of ideas patched together from 1949 to 1991, with poor traffic flow, placed in an inconvenient part of town. [Read more…]

Guest Column: Non-partisan accounting group puts Vermont’s debt at $3.9 billion

By Bruce Parker

A new report from a government accounting watchdog group finds that Vermont has a debt of $3.9 billion, despite claims of having a balanced budget. [Read more…]

Obituary

James Sanborn

James Sanborn

James Allen Sanborn

James Allen Sanborn, age 43, of Granby Road died at his home Thursday, Aug. 25 with his family by his side following a courageous battle over the last three years fighting ALS.
Jim was born in Burlington on July 27, 1973, son [Read more…]

Library Notes

All programs are free. Call 878-4918 for information or to register. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while at the library. Hearing assistance devices are available for events in the library’s community room. Find more information at williston.lib.vt.us. [Read more…]

Northridge plans revealed

Colchester-based developer BlackRock Construction presented plans for a 59-unit, 44-acre subdivision adjacent to the South Ridge neighborhood to the Development Review Board on Tuesday night. [Read more…]

Around Town

Special Olympics 5K Fun Run volunteers needed

Williston Police and Williston Fire are looking for volunteers for the Special Olympics Vermont 5K fun run, on Sunday, Oct. 9. Race volunteers help with various tasks, including but not limited to, venue and course set-up, registration (which starts at 9 a.m.), timing, fueling runners at the water station and helping with venue teardown. The 5K run takes place at Williston Community Park and volunteers will converge at 7900 Williston Road. The race begins at 10 a.m. Sign up for a volunteer shift at [Read more…]

Artist says goodbye to Williston

Observer courtesy photo Chelsea Lindner in her new Cambridge store, Artists’ Mediums Art Shop, which opened this spring. The Williston store, which has been in the area nearly 20 years, closed last weekend.

Observer courtesy photo
Chelsea Lindner in her new Cambridge store, Artists’ Mediums Art Shop, which opened this spring. The Williston store, which has been in the area nearly 20 years, closed last weekend.

By Jess Wisloski

Observer staff

The shift away from brick-and-mortar stores has been rolling along with the advent of Amazon.com, despite Vermont’s “Buy Local” ethos. This month, it was the final nail in the coffin for the fine-arts supply store, Artists’ Mediums. [Read more…]

NETS move-in completes Pine Ridge conversion

Volunteers help with all the household items on "Move-in Day" at the new NETS facility at the sight of the former Pine Ridge School in Williston on Saturday the 17th.

Volunteers help with all the household items on “Move-in Day” at the new NETS facility at the sight of the former Pine Ridge School in Williston on Saturday the 17th.

By Jess Wisloski

Observer staff

Seven interns training in the Southern Baptist ministry moved into their new digs at the NETS Center for Church Planting & Revitalization on a recent Saturday and were bowled over by what they found on their new campus.

It wasn’t the breathtaking views from the former Pine Ridge School that stood out most, said Dave Appenzeller, when the interns and their families arrived the afternoon of Sept. 17. [Read more…]

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