December 16, 2017

CVU/MMU girls ice Rutland; boys lose to Canadian school

The season started off with a bang for the Champlain Valley-Mount Mansfield co-op girls hockey team on Saturday. [Read more…]

Defensive focus fuels CVU’s search for sixth title

Photo by Al Frey
The Redhawks girls basketball team gathers for tryouts in late November.

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

Last season, the Champlain Valley girls basketball program graduated an undefeated class of seniors and saw its historic win streak come to an end. Still, the Redhawks won the Division I state championship. [Read more…]

Deck the halls…and more!

Observer photos by Al Frey

Two of the homes in Williston that have embraced the holiday decorating spirit. [Read more…]

School budget process enters next phase

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is part of a series of monthly articles submitted by the Champlain Valley School District Board of Directors. [Read more…]

Recreation and Parks

Woof! Dog Communication in the Human World [Read more…]

Letters to the Editor

Shameful tax legislation from Congress

I am so thoroughly disgusted with the Republicans in Congress that I question whether I can write a civil letter expressing my anger. Since when is it more important to pass legislation by a deadline than it is to pass legislation that is carefully and responsibly crafted? [Read more…]

Guest Column: A $15 minimum wage would be disastrous for Vermont

By Rob Roper

When the Legislature returns in January, it appears that passing a law mandating a $15 minimum wage in Vermont will be a top priority. This is what Senate President Pro Tem Tim Ashe (Chittenden County) has promised, and a six-member summer study committee voted 4-2 along party lines to recommend. [Read more…]

A shift in gifting

Cheryl Dorschner demonstrates five steps to paper folding in preparation for cutting snowflakes. She says she hopes that hanging them in windows will act as a lure so this will be a snow-covered winter.

Julia Shaw of Williston cuts finely detailed paper snowflakes with her daughter, Simone Diaz, during Transition Town’s Create-A-Thon on Dec. 3 at Kismet Place in Blair Park.

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North Williston Road improvement plan up for review

Transportation planners seeking public comment on improvement options for North Williston Road invite Williston residents to the Town Hall meeting room next Tuesday. [Read more…]

Apartments evacuated due to elevated carbon monoxide

Observer courtesy photo
Firefighters respond to reports of elevated carbon monoxide at a commercial/apartment building in the Finney Crossing neighborhood on Monday. Twelve apartments were evacuated.

Williston firefighters evacuated a 12-unit apartment building in the Finney Crossing development Monday night after elevated levels of carbon monoxide were detected. [Read more…]