September 26, 2017

Library Notes

For Youth

Dottie the Bookmobile

If you missed Dottie’s last visit, you can return bookmobile books to the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library or to the libraries at Allen Brook and Williston Central schools.

After-School Tuesdays [Read more…]

Williston resident headed to Rice Hall of Fame

Michael Cioff

Michael Cioffi

Rice Memorial High School alumni Michael Cioffi of Williston will be inducted into the Cathedral-Rice Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 7. [Read more…]

Seeking Mini Metro basketball players

The Mini Metro youth basketball league is recruiting players for the winter season, which runs from November through mid-February. Practices begin Oct. 10. [Read more…]

Rallying the Redhawks

CVU's Cheerleading squad posed for the camera at the half of CVU's home opener vs Rutland on Saturday.

CVU’s Cheerleading squad posed for the camera at the half of CVU’s home opener vs Rutland on Saturday.

Last-minute TD lifts Redhawks football

CVU's Andrew Tieso scores the winning touchdown during CVU's home opener vs Rutland on Saturday.

CVU’s Andrew Tieso scores the winning touchdown during CVU’s home opener vs Rutland on Saturday.

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

Football

With the game tied at 14 and time ticking down, Champlain Valley High School running back Andrew Tieso punched the ball into the endzone to lift the Redhawks football team to its first win of the season.

Tieso’s 1-yard touchdown run, which came with 29 seconds remaining, gave CVU (1-1) a 22-14 win over visiting Rutland on Saturday afternoon in Hinesburg. [Read more…]

Boys soccer players keep their heads in the game

CVU's Oliver Martin leaps high to play the ball during CVU's game vs Rutland on Saturday in Essex.

CVU’s Oliver Martin leaps high to play the ball during CVU’s game vs Rutland on Saturday in Essex.

CVU's 's Nate Godboutr (#20 on the left) gets his head to the ball during the CVU vs Rutland game on Saturday evening in Essex.

CVU’s ‘s Nate Godboutr (#20 on the left) gets his head to the ball during the CVU vs Rutland game on Saturday evening in Essex.

Obituaries

OBIT - HarrewynPAMELA ANN HARREWYN

Pamela Ann Harrewyn passed away Sept. 8, 2017, at the Vermont Respite House in Colchester, an amazing, peaceful sanctuary for individuals who are at the end of their lives.

Pam suffered for 16 months with cancer. Her loving support from family, friends, nurses and doctors during this challenging time will be forever cherished. Pam’s overwhelming courage during this time was that of immense strength and dignity coming from her inner mind and soul. [Read more…]

Yoga class yields food shelf funds

Observer courtesy photo (From left) Marija Claussen, Jennifer Selwah, Lynn Clauer and Nancy Leonard mark a $350 donation to the Williston Community Food Shelf raised during a weekly yoga class in Richmond.

Observer courtesy photo
(From left) Marija Claussen, Jennifer Selwah, Lynn Clauer and Nancy Leonard mark a $350 donation to the Williston Community Food Shelf raised during a weekly yoga class in Richmond.

Local yoga practitioners donated $350 to the Williston Community Food Shelf last week raised over the summer during a weekly “Food Shelf Yoga” class in Richmond.

The class began in May at the Isham Barn in Williston before a notice of town zoning violations forced a move to the Balance Yoga studio in Richmond. Former agricultural barns are only allowed to host weddings and farm stands, not classes, the town’s zoning department ruled.

Food shelf yoga continues every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to noon at Balance Yoga, 840 West Main Street, Richmond. The cost is $10 and half goes to the food shelf.

Letters to the Editor

Williston deserves role in airport governance

I would like to respond to the statements made by Burlington International Airport Director of Aviation Gene Richards during his recent presentation to the Williston Selectboard opposing regional governance of the airport and reported in the Sept. 7 edition of the Observer (“Airport director defends ownership”). [Read more…]

Guest Column: Act 60 created new opportunity for kids

By Stephanie Yu

As students across Vermont start the 2017-18 school year, it’s worth reflecting on what happened 20 years ago. In 1997, the Vermont Supreme Court’s Brigham decision forced policymakers to develop a more equitable education funding system. That system, established by Act 60, created a statewide school tax and gave students from all over the state more equal access to resources and opportunity.

Let’s address some basic questions about Act 60. [Read more…]