February 26, 2018

Ice Hawks face Rice

Jake Schaefer gets off a shot on goal during CVU’s game vs Rice on Friday the 9th at Cairns Arena

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Gymnasts head to state meet unbeaten

By Lauren Reed

Observer correspondant

The Champlain Valley Union High School gymnastics team topped St. Johnsbury in its final match to finish the regular season undefeated. [Read more…]

Recreation and Parks

Youth Lacrosse- 3rd-8th grade

Deadline to register is Friday, March 9. These are competitive leagues that travel for boys and girls in grades 3-4, 5-6 and 7-8. Separate leagues are offered to boys and girls. A minimum number and coach is needed to form a team. If there are not enough players or a coach to field a team, that program will be canceled. Fee is $80 and includes league fees and game supplies, but not the required U.S. Lacrosse membership. Volunteer parent coaches are needed and can sign up when you register your child.

Youth/Teen Open Gym

Friday evening Open Gym Program for grades 3-12 at Williston Central School Old Gym. Open gym times are through March, when school is open and there are no school functions. If no one shows by 6:30 p.m. on a scheduled Friday, the open gym will be cancelled for that Friday. This program is free and open to Williston residents only; younger children are able to attend with a parent. A schedule is available at willistonrec.org.

Summer Day Camp Counselors

We are now accepting applications for day camp counselors for this summer. Positions are Monday-Friday, June 19-Aug. 17, 40 hours a week working with children ages 4-14. Must be 18 years of age or older. Interviews will be at the end of February. For more details and to apply, visit willistonrec.org.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Three bills to watch

I’d like to provide a brief update on three important bills before the Vermont Senate.

First, the Senate will be debating an increase to the minimum wage this week. A Senate committee has recommended an increase of $4.50 over a six-year period. This is a more aggressive schedule than current law, which raises the wage by annual inflation. Contrary to popular myth, most low-wage workers are not part-timers or teenagers. In fact, 55 percent of all Vermont workers earning less than $12.50 per hour earn more than half of their family’s income, and 65 percent of these workers are older than 30. The problem of income inequality affects all other areas of public life, and this bill helps those who the national economy has left behind. [Read more…]

Guest Column: Ballot breakdown

School board shares thinking behind Town Meeting proposals

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…]

Hub Happenings

Vt. Custom Closets adds sales staffer

Cathy Irahet

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Around Town

Observer courtesy photo
Gov. Phil Scott and Sabrina Brochu of Williston.

Local legislative page honored for generosity

Sabina Brochu, a 14-year-old legislative page from Williston, was recognized last week by Gov. Phil Scott and the Friends of the Vermont Statehouse for donating part of her first paycheck to the Montpelier non-profit. [Read more…]

Three Williston homes burglarized

Williston police are investigating three daytime home burglaries that occurred Jan. 30, two on Tamarack Drive and one on Wildflower Circle. [Read more…]

TV station eyes move to Marshall Avenue

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

Burlington’s NBC affiliate, WPTZ, plans to move its broadcasting headquarters to Williston if the Development Review Board approves subdivision and construction plans for five undeveloped acres on Marshall Avenue. [Read more…]

A hint of aloha at Kismet

Observer photo by Jason Starr
Neil Farr of Williston plans a March 15 grand opening of the Scale Poke Bar in the Kismet building on Blair Park Road.

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

The newest tenant in the Kismet wellness center will be a first for Vermont. [Read more…]