April 23, 2017

‘Captain Phillips’ debuts in Williston

 Captain Richard Phillips and his family arrived to the Vermont version of paparazzi at the Vermont premiere of  ‘Captain Phillips,’ an early showing at the Majestic 10 Cinemas in Williston Tuesday night. Tom Hanks stars in the film, based on the Underhill captain’s experience being taken hostage by Somali pirates. 

All proceeds from the showing—which drew more than 600 people and raised $12,000—went to Champlain College’s scholarship fund established in memory of alum Sarah Elizabeth Ramsey. 

(Observer courtesy photos by Stephen Mease)








  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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