March 30, 2017

Boys & Girls club of Burlington donation opportunity

Please visit the GMT booth (#1) at Vermont Kids Day to make a Club donation into the “monster’s mouth” and get a free photo at the photo booth!

A Home Away From Home [Read more…]

Vermont Kids Day – Saturday March 18, 10a.m. – 3p.m.

Indoor fun — on two floors this year — at the Sheraton Burlington

The fourth annual Vermont Kids Day will be held at the Sheraton Burlington Conference Center on Saturday, March 18 from 10 a.m.– 3 p.m. All activities will be held indoors and new this year, the show has more space with activities in the Exhibition Hall and the Diamond Ballroom. [Read more…]

Library Notes

All programs are free. Call 878-4918 for information or to register. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while at the library. Hearing assistance devices are available for events in the community room. Find more information at

Youth News [Read more…]

Letters to the Editor

Jeff Fehrs on being reelected

Thank you to all who voted during Town Meeting. I am honored to have been reelected to the Williston Selectboard.

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Guest Column: Let the sun shine in!

By Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos

An open government makes for a better government.

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Jean F. Baron

Jean F. Baron, 86, of Essex Junction died on Thursday, March 2 at Viera Hospital in Melbourne, Fla.

She was born in Dover, N.H. on April 4, 1930 the daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Kelley) Carbonneau. Jean graduated from Dover High School in 1948. On August 28, 1948 she married George Baron. They were married for 65 years and had nine children. [Read more…]

Hounds to be found

FLOATERPIX-MicrochipObserver photo by Travis Trybulski

Williston Police participated in an event with Long Trail Veterinary Service last weekend at the Williston Armory. As part of the program, the dept. got a free microchip scanner. The size of a grain of rice, identification microchips are encoded with a pet’s vital information and implanted beneath the skin. The information in the chip is used to reunite you with your pet.

Around Town

Homestead Declaration Reminder

Williston residents are reminded to file their Homestead Declaration (Form HS-122) by the April 17 deadline. It can be filed with the Vermont Income Tax Return or electronically at any time. For property tax purposes, a property is considered “nonresidential” until it is claimed as the owner’s “homestead.” A property owner must file a homestead declaration if the owner owns and occupies the property as his or her primary residence and is domiciled in Vermont. Owners of homestead property acquired as of April 1, 2016 must file by the April 17 deadline. Late filing will be accepted through Oct.15, but a late filing penalty may apply.

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Popcorn: “Logan”

Makes Some Sharp Points

2 & ½ popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger

film critic


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CVU boys show ‘incredible class’ in Div. I finals

Observer photo by Al Frey Josh Bliss, center, plays tough defense. For more photos, visit the Web Extras section at

Observer photo by Al Frey
Josh Bliss, center, plays tough defense. For more photos, visit the Web Extras section at

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

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