December 7, 2016

Around Town

New appointments to town boards

On Nov. 1, the following Williston community members were appointed to serve on the following public boards:

Ginger Isham to Cemetery Commission            

Maddie Collins to Community Justice Board

Brant Dinkin to Community Justice Board [Read more…]

Solar Comes to Williston


Popcorn: “Bleed for This”

Middleweight Contender

3 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger

film critic


To accent boxer Vinny Pazienza’s close-knit family in director-writer Ben Younger’s “Bleed for This,” turning points in the pugilist’s remarkable saga are inevitably marked by the clan crowded around the dinner table eating, with hardly room for a bread stick among them. There is a basic, anthropological purity in the devotion, an incontrovertible given, as each member, whether laughing, chiding or worrying out loud, plays out his or her supportive role in the dynamic. The conceptualization is as engaging as the accompanying tale of fisticuffs.

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CVU Cross Country

‘We don’t make threats, it’s a scam,’ utilities warn

Disconnection scams targeting customers

November 16 marked Utilities United Against Scams Day, when utilities across the country warned customers about bill payment phone scams. [Read more…]

Guest Column: Obamacare’s year of reckoning

By John McClaughry

It now seems increasingly likely that most of President Obama’s signature achievement,  Obamacare, will end up on the scrap heap by the end of 2017, if not sooner. [Read more…]

‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ program brings holiday warmth to local seniors

By McKenna Craigmiles

Special to the Observer

The holidays are a time to celebrate the joy and warmth of the season with friends and family, but some area seniors may be celebrating alone. [Read more…]

Buy local gifts with new Vermont app

blb_mobile_appLove to shop local? You’re in luck. The first phone-based mobile application specifically geared toward helping Vermonters buy local goods was launched last month by Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR). [Read more…]

Senior tenants say units unsafe, shabby

Observer photo by Jess Wisloski Wooden blocks hold up a donated treadmill, tenant Joan Stoddert points out.

Observer photo by Jess Wisloski
Wooden blocks hold up a donated treadmill, tenant Joan Stoddert points out.

‘Broken promises’ and concerns at Eagle Crest

By Jess Wisloski

Observer staff

Residents in a senior living apartment building in Williston say that a local developer — one who the town of Williston recently allowed to bypass the strict housing allotment approval process to build proposed market-rate “enhanced” senior housing — should be doing better by his existing facilities before adding more to his portfolio. [Read more…]