April 30, 2017

Redhawks sink the Lakers 6-0

Observer photos by Al Frey

Pitcher Liam Reiner helps himself by whacking the ball for a double.

Pitcher Liam Reiner helps himself by whacking the ball for a double.

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Boys lacrosse team beats Essex

Sam Sturim tries to spin around his Essex defender at their lacrosse game on Tuesday the18th in Hinesburg.

Sam Sturim tries to spin around his Essex defender at their lacrosse game on Tuesday the18th in Hinesburg.

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Prosecutors: South Burlington student admitted threat

The entrance to South Burlington High School and its neighboring middle school. File photo by Gail Callahan/VTDigger

The entrance to South Burlington High School and its neighboring middle school. File photo by Gail Callahan/VTDigger

By Morgan True

For Vermont Digger

The South Burlington High School student accused of making a series of escalating threats last week has admitted sending at least one of them, according to court filings. [Read more…]

Library Notes

Observer contributed photo Allison Benkwitt recently joined the staff of the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library as the technical services librarian. Benkwitt earned a master’s degree in library science at Indiana University in Bloomington.  Her most recent experience includes working as a librarian at the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. She has also worked at SUNY-Plattsburgh.

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Allison Benkwitt recently joined the staff of the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library as the technical services librarian. Benkwitt earned a master’s degree in library science at Indiana University in Bloomington.
Her most recent experience includes working as a librarian at the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. She has also worked at SUNY-Plattsburgh.

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.

For Youth

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Letters to the Editor

Healthy nurses mean healthy nation

To coincide with a national celebration of the profession of nursing May 8-12, the American Nurses Association has launched a campaign called “Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation.” The campaign encourages nurses to engage in self-care as a means to optimize their ability to provide care to their patients. [Read more…]

Guest Column: What Vermont can’t afford

By Steven Gold

Every year, Vermont gives away tens of millions of dollars to high-income taxpayers while cutting services for Vermonters who are struggling the most to make ends meet. Yet it is clear that Vermonters, as shown by their votes for national officeholders, don’t support this kind of approach to revenue generation and budgeting. [Read more…]

The ‘Skinny’ on Green Up Day video contest

Local restaurant chain The Skinny Pancake is sponsoring a Green Up Day video contest asking students 18 and younger to create videos showing how they participate in Green Up Day on May 6 with their families and community members. Students are encouraged to be creative and show what Green Up Day means to them and what it means to keep Vermont clean and green. [Read more…]

Gearing up for Green Up Day

Observer file photo The green trash bags used on Green Up Day are piled on Harvest Lane last year.

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The green trash bags used on Green Up Day are piled on Harvest Lane last year.

Town seeks increased volunteers for May 6 event

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DEC: Allen Brook oil spill controlled

Crews repair a water line leak in front of the Old Brick Tavern on Route 2 in Williston onWednesday morning the 19th.

Crews repair a water line leak in front of the Old Brick Tavern on Route 2 in Williston onWednesday morning the 19th.

Crews repair a water line leak in front of the Old Brick Tavern on Route 2 in Williston onWednesday morning the 19th.

Crews repair a water line leak in front of the Old Brick Tavern on Route 2 in Williston onWednesday morning the 19th.

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

Oil spilling into the Allen Brook from Vermont Agency of Transportation property near Interstate 89 in Williston has dried to a trickle, and the Department of Environmental Conservation plans future work to clean up the source of the leak. [Read more…]

Observer hires Starr, editor

Jason Starr

Jason Starr

The Williston Observer welcomed Jason Starr as its editor in late March. [Read more…]