March 22, 2018

Library Notes

The Dorothy Alling Memorial Library is located at 21 Library Lane in Williston, and can be reached at 878-4918.

For Youth

After-School Tuesdays

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“A Wrinkle in Time”

Folds, Spindles and Doesn’t Exhilarate

2 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger

film critic


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Student walk out

Letters to the Editor

Keeping Williston moving

Kudos to the Williston Highway Department. No matter how much snow we have gotten, our road crews have kept the roads passable.

Whenever I have gone out, wherever in Williston I have gone, I’ve always been able to get there.

Thanks to Rick McGuire, Bruce Hoar, Mark Russell and all the highway crew.

Charlie Magill [Read more…]

Guest Column: Legislative check-in as we turn toward spring

By Guy Page

A bill (S216) that would expand medical marijuana prescriptions to treat any condition and create a state marijuana laboratory to test strength and quality of for-sale marijuana products, passed the Senate last Tuesday. [Read more…]

Sugar house tours and maple partnerships

Samples of this year’s syrup crop adorn the window at Yandow’s sugarhouse on Bradley Lane in Williston.

Annual Maple Open House weekend on tap

Vermont’s sugar makers open their doors to visitors Saturday and Sunday for the annual Vermont Maple Open House Weekend. A celebration of Vermont’s signature export, the two-day event will bring an estimated 30,000 visitors to the state, according to the Vermont Maple Sugar Makers’ Association. [Read more…]

New ABS principal

New Allen Brook School Principal Angela Fillion (L) meets ABS teacher Rebecca Ashford at a meet and greet in the ABS library on Monday.

New Allen Brook School Principal Angela Fillion (R) meets Shari Carr on Monday who has been a teacher at ABS since it opened.

Police Briefs

Trinity teacher charged with injuring student

A teacher at Trinity Baptist School in Williston was arraigned on a charge of simple assault Tuesday after an investigation into a January incident in which she allegedly grabbed a second-grade student by the arm, leaving a visible injury. [Read more…]

Northridge receives permit for 21-home first phase

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

Plans to build 21 homes, two roads and a bike path extension in the first phase of the Northridge development off Metcalf Drive in central Williston received Development Review Board approval last week. [Read more…]

A shift toward safer schools

Observer photo by Al Frey
CVU students Sydney Hicks, left, and Asha Hickok address their peers Friday during a gun violence protest outside the school.

Adults take up the cause after student leaders speak out

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

School safety changes are afoot in the Champlain Valley School District in the wake of student protests last week at Champlain Valley Union High School and Williston Central School.

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