July 19, 2018

Guest Column: The cost of inaction

By Karen Horn

It is time to agree on a state budget and establish an education property tax yield and rate for Vermont. [Read more…]

Internet speeds at schools set for boost

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

Internet access at Williston Central School is poised to get faster and double in capacity this summer.

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Does CVU need an armed officer?

Observer photo by Jason Starr
CVSD board member Brendan McMahon, left, discusses the possibility of hiring a school resource officer for CVU with Principal Adam Bunting during their meeting Tuesday at CVU.

Board advances plan to hire ‘school resource officer’

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

The Champlain Valley School Board is moving forward with a plan to station an armed police officer in and around Champlain Valley Union High School while proceeding cautiously so that the right person is chosen for the job.

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CVU makes it six straight in LAX

Nate Cuttitta rips a shot past the BFA goalie for one of his 3 goals during the Div 1 Boys Lacrosse Championship on the 9th at UVM’s Virtue Field.

Briggs Francis plays some defense during the Div 1 Boys Lacrosse Championship on the 9th at UVM’s Virtue Field.

James Bernicke works for a shot during the Div 1 Boys Lacrosse Championship on the 9th at UVM’s Virtue Field.

Tigers outlast Redhawks in girls LAX title game

Lydia Maitland makes a break for the cage during the Div 1 Girls Lacrosse Championship on the 8th at UVM’s Virtue Field.

Cate Noel (L) gets off a shot and a goal during the Div 1 Girls Lacrosse Championship on the 8th at UVM’s Virtue Field.

Middlebury’s Keagan Dunbar and CVU’s Katie Gingras battle in front of Middlebury’s goal during the Div 1 Girls Lacrosse Championship on the 8th at UVM’s Virtue Field.

Middlebury’s Isabel Rosenberg and CVU’s Becca Provost take the draw during the Div 1 Girls Lacrosse Championship on the 8th at UVM’s Virtue Field.

“Adrift”

Cast Away in an Inconvenient Genre

3 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger

film critic

 

If your idea of a good time is anguishing aghast on tenterhooks as a couple of shipwrecked young lovers try to survive against all odds in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, director Baltasar Kormákur’s “Adrift,” loosely based on a true story, is for you. I, for one, don’t really get the thrill, and have yet to receive a satisfactory response from either horror film or disaster flick aficionados when I question their inclination. Neither genre is my cup of tea. Just wondering what the morning mail will bode is more than enough suspense for me. Thus, I surprised myself. [Read more…]

CVU Girls and Boys LAX, CVU Girls Tennis, Williston in Bloom, Langeley ceremony

Tips for living with low vision

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

What resources can you recommend to help seniors with vision loss? My husband, who’s 76, has macular degeneration that has progressed to the point that he can’t do a lot of his routine activities anymore, and has become very discouraged.

                   Looking for Help

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What’s Cooking?

By Cristina Clarimon-Alinder

Salad dressings: homemade and healthy options

Leafy veggies are becoming plentiful by now. In hotter weather most of us crave lighter fare, and salads are just the thing to put all those crisp vegetables to good use. Baby leaves from greens such as chard, kale and spinach offer a diversion from the predictable and rather bland iceberg lettuce. [Read more…]

Chittenden County Roadwork

This week’s Chittenden County road projects as reported by the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission include:

Williston

Drainage work on Route 2 at the intersections with North Brownell Road and Blair Park/Harvest Lane will occur between 6:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Two-way travel will be maintained. Final completion of this road construction project is estimated to be mid-July. [Read more…]