June 26, 2017

Volleyball all stars travel to interstate match with N.H.

CVU’s Jeffery Boliba sets the ball on Sunday during an all star game against New Hampshire.

CVU’s Jeffery Boliba sets the ball on Sunday during an all star game against New Hampshire.

Observer courtesy photos by Graham Byers  CVU’s Kevin Devine takes a swing during an all star game against New Hampshire on Sunday.

Observer courtesy photos by Graham Byers
CVU’s Kevin Devine takes a swing during an all star game against New Hampshire on Sunday.

Champlain Valley Union High School boys volleyball coach Jeff Boliba took the Vermont High School all star team for a match against the New Hampshire all stars last weekend in Londonderry, N.H. [Read more…]

Girls lax goes down in semis

Observer file photo by Al Frey Gabby Booth streaks ahead of two defenders during CVU’s game vs. Rice High School May 20 in Hinesburg.

Observer file photo by Al Frey
Gabby Booth streaks ahead of two defenders during CVU’s game vs. Rice High School May 20 in Hinesburg.

Defending champion Mount Anthony needed a five-goal effort from Avery Galle to pull out an 18-12 win over No. 6 Champlain Valley in the Division I girls lacrosse semifinals last Wednesday. [Read more…]

Redhawks tennis extends dominance

CVU Captains, (L to R) Stephanie Joseph, Maddie Huber and Meara Heininger receive the championship trophy at the girls D1 tennis championship in Shelburne on June 9th.

CVU Captains, (L to R) Stephanie Joseph, Maddie Huber and Meara Heininger receive the championship trophy at the girls D1 tennis championship in Shelburne on June 9th.

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

Last year, in the Division I state final, Stephanie Joseph got a little overwhelmed by the moment. [Read more…]

Lacrosse championship run hits five

Observer photos by Al Frey The Division1 boys lacrosse champions. For more photos, visit the Web Extras section at willistonobserver.com.

Observer photos by Al Frey
The Division1 boys lacrosse champions. For more photos, visit the Web Extras section at willistonobserver.com.

Redhawks lacrosse brings home another title

Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

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Recreation and Parks

By Todd Goodwin

July Fourth celebration and activities

Firecracker 5K — July 3 at 6 p.m. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Register at the park at 5 p.m. or pre-register at active.com/williston-vt/running/distance-running-races/firecracker-5k-2017

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Letters to the Editor

Seeking choice in education

In his June 1 editorial, “Trump’s education budget: A paradise lost?,” William Mathis attempts to use John Milton’s ballad of “Paradise Lost” to illustrate how the Trump administration has forsaken our children by pulling back on spending in public education. [Read more…]

Guest Column: We can do better than gov’s plan for teachers

By Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman

In Vermont, we have a tradition of spending time reviewing complicated changes to our laws. The legislature you elect works collaboratively to ensure all ideas receive a thorough vetting to reduce the chance of unintended consequences. The governor’s proposal to mandate a statewide teachers’ healthcare contract is a major policy shift presented at the last minute of this legislative session. It would impact 40,000 Vermonters, so the legislature isn’t treating it lightly. Below are some of my concerns with the proposal. [Read more…]

New law strengthens domestic, sexual violence response system

Gov. Phil Scott last Wednesday signed a law to bolster Vermont’s sexual assault nurse examiner (SANE) program, housed at the Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence in Montpelier.

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Chittenden County Roadwork

Information provided by the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission

Williston

Work on the Muddy Brook Bridge on Industrial Avenue is complete, and the bridge is open. [Read more…]

High jinks on the highway

Williston police nab highway drivers allegedly topping 100 mph

Williston Police officers arrested two men last week for allegedly driving in excess of 100 mph on Interstate 89. [Read more…]