November 22, 2017

Suspect arrested in Northeast Kingdom moose poaching

Vermont game wardens arrested Gerin Fortin, 20, of Irasburg on Oct. 29 in a Northeast Kingdom moose poaching case and charged him with six counts of big game violations.

Charges include taking game by illegal means and in a closed season, and two counts of shooting from a motor vehicle. [Read more…]

Field hockey, girls volleyball fall short

Observer photo by Al Frey
CVU’s Lena Ashooh gets by a South Burlington defender during the field hockey finals Saturday.

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

For the first 10 minutes of the Division I state championship, the Champlain Valley field hockey team had the momentum. [Read more…]

Library Notes

For Youth

After-School Tuesdays

After-School Art: Williston Community Peace Project: Nov. 14, 2-3:30 p.m. Make a painting of what brings you peace. Space is limited. First come, first served. Grades K-8.

Movie – “Beauty and the Beast”: Nov. 28, 2 p.m. A young prince, imprisoned in the form of a beast, must find true love before he can be set free. (2017). Rated PG. 130 minutes. Snacks provided. [Read more…]

Featured artist at Dorothy Alling Library

Observer contributed photo
Nelly Bonfigli will exhibit her pastel paintings and collages during November at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library.

Letters to the Editor

Shelter from the storm

Thank you to the wonderful staff at the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library for providing a port in the storm during the recent widespread power outage. Many people were using the library’s WiFi, charging electronic devices, getting water and staying warm. [Read more…]

Guest Column: One way to really thank a veteran

By James Ehlers

On this Veterans’ Day, while I greatly appreciate the emails, texts and messages thanking me for my service, please know that my sacrifices were few in comparison to many with whom I served. In fact, the gifts I have received in the form of the life-long fellowship of my brothers-and-sisters-in-arms make all the hardships seem but a small investment. [Read more…]

FEMA in Vermont to assess storm damage

By Mike Polhamus

For VTDigger

Federal Emergency Management Agency staff is visiting Vermont this week to verify state damage assessments that indicate Vermont sustained around $4.5 million in infrastructure damage from an Oct. 30 windstorm. [Read more…]

Pro-white posters at UVM part of national campaign

A flier hangs on the University of Vermont campus Tuesday. Photo courtesy of Erika B. Lewy/The Vermont Cynic

By Kelsey Neubauer

For VTDigger

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Police seek alleged Walmart thieves

Observer courtesy photo
Police are seeking the identities of these robbery suspects.

An unidentified male and female stole a fully loaded shopping cart from the Walmart store in Williston last Wednesday, according to the Williston Police Department.

The estimated value of items in the cart is $1,000.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 878-6611.

Around Town

Veterans’ Day ceremony planned for Saturday

The Green Mountain Masonic Center, 115 Merchants Way in Williston, will host a public remembrance service for Veterans’ Day starting at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The event will include an “empty chair ceremony.” The empty chair ceremony is a Masonic Lodge practice that dates back to the Civil War to honor those who did not return or returned but were unable to continue attending lodge meetings. [Read more…]