October 1, 2016

Redhawks drown the Seahorses 4 -1

Lydia Maitland beats her defender during the CVU vs Burlington High field hockey game on Thursday the 15th in Hinesburg. CVU won the game 4-1.

Lydia Maitland beats her defender during the CVU vs Burlington High field hockey game on Thursday the 15th in Hinesburg. CVU won the game 4-1.

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Redhawks and Hornets tie it all up

Kyler White-Hansen beats his defender during the CVU vs Essex soccer game on Wednesday the 14th. The game ended in a 2-2 draw.

Kyler White-Hansen beats his defender during the CVU vs Essex soccer game on Wednesday the 14th. The game ended in a 2-2 draw.

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Local golfer scores hole-in-one

Observer courtesy photo Liza Pouliot of Williston shot a 133-yard hole-in-one on the 7th hole at the Williston Golf Club on Aug. 24. She is only the second person to get a hole-in-one at the course this year.

Observer courtesy photo
Liza Pouliot of Williston shot a 133-yard hole-in-one on the 7th hole at the Williston Golf Club on Aug. 24. She is only the second person to get a hole-in-one at the course this year.

Only second person to get a hole-in-one at the Williston course this year

By Jess Wisloski

Observer staff

Williston golfer Liza Pouliot scored an amazing feat at the Williston Golf Club in recent weeks. On Aug. 24, Pouliot aced the 133-yard, 7th hole at the course — much to her own shock and surprise.

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Education Notes

Resources for kids with developmental delays

The Chittenden South Supervisory Union is interested in locating preschool age children (3 to 5 years) who live in the towns of Williston, St. George, Charlotte, Hinesburg and Shelburne who show a developmental delay in the areas of speech/language, social adjustment, adaptive behavior, self-care, gross/fine motor coordination and cognitive development. Please contact the local numbers below to self-report or let the district know of students that may need support.

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Looking back at CVU before looking ahead

By Lia Cravedi and

Kim Schmitt

Special to the Observer

In May and June 2016, our two-part series presented an overview of Standards Based Learning, followed by a closer look at how Champlain Valley Union High School supports students to meet the standards identified as critical to future success. [Read more…]

A different way to milk a cow

Eva Harton (5) feeds a calf during the "Pick for Your Neighbor" weekend at the Adams' Orchard and Farm Market in Williston last weekend.

Eva Harton (5) feeds a calf during the “Pick for Your Neighbor” weekend at the Adams’ Orchard and Farm Market in Williston last weekend.

Milfoil boats were just the start, Association says

Photo by Jess Wisloski The Lake Iroquois Association introduced the long-awaited boat washing station on Labor Day, which helps boaters clean off their vessels and prevent the further spread of Eurasian watermilfoil in Iroquois and other nearby lakes.

Photo by Jess Wisloski
The Lake Iroquois Association introduced the long-awaited boat washing station on Labor Day, which helps boaters clean off their vessels and prevent the further spread of Eurasian watermilfoil in Iroquois and other nearby lakes.

By Jess Wisloski

Observer staff

Champions of Lake Iroquois, be they anglers, lake dwellers or just nature lovers, gathered last week to discuss the progress made in recent weeks in the ongoing battle against Eurasian watermilfoil. [Read more…]

Recreation and Parks

Pickleball: an introduction

Have you heard of Pickleball? Do you wonder what it was all about? If so, come learn the rules and how to play this new and unique sport in this two-hour introductory workshop. The workshop will provide you with the warm-up suggestions, a variety of drills and actual playing time. Resources will be provided for additional programs and playing opportunities. Instructor: Corey Gottfried. Ages 12+, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m. $25 per person.

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Letters to the Editor

The Minter record vs. the Scott record

Sue Minter said that she will “support Vermont families and businesses” as Governor. However, her record suggests otherwise. [Read more…]

Guest Column: Driver restoration is a road to opportunity

By Christopher J. Curtis

Special to the Observer

A year and a half ago, more than a thousand Vermonters turned out on a chilly March day in Burlington to get square with the law, pay their traffic fines at reduced rates and get back on the road safely, legally and affordably. A bright tapestry of Vermonters from all walks of life waited patiently for a second chance to reinstate their driver’s licenses. People came from five counties – one all the way from West Virginia – for “Driver Restoration Day,” a project initiated by Chittenden County State’s Attorney T.J. Donovan. [Read more…]