August 30, 2016

Armadillos cruise against Monties

Mat Robinson gets his base hit during the Williston Armadillos' game with the team from Northfield on Sunday the 24th at the WCS field.

Mat Robinson gets his base hit during the Williston Armadillos’ game with the team from Northfield on Sunday the 24th at the WCS field.

By Reid Crosby

Special to the Observer

The Williston Armadillos struck early, scoring four runs in the first inning, and adding five more in the second inning, to cruise to a 15-3 victory over the Montpelier Monties on Sunday in Vermont Senior Baseball League action at Williston Central School. [Read more…]

Police Notes

Violation of stalking order [Read more…]

HUB Comings and Goings

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Greg Cadieux hired as a Senior Mechanical Designer at Dubois & King.

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HUB Happenings

Williston teen a finalist in Road Pitch competition

Two groups of high school students showcased their business ideas and entrepreneurial moxie earlier this month after making it to the final round in the third annual Fresh Tracks Road Pitch competition, and one of those b [Read more…]

Use of free BBB services in Vermont grows

100px-Better_Business_Bureau.svgBy Paula Fleming

Special to the Observer

The work of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) reached new heights in Vermont over the past year, as the consumer rights organization continued its work offering free resources like BBB’s Scam Tracker and online customer reviews. [Read more…]

Williston’s Sovernet office fate uncertain after sale

Observer photo by Jess Wisloski Sovernet Communications is set to be sold to a private equity firm.

Observer photo by Jess Wisloski
Sovernet Communications is set to be sold to a private equity firm.

By Jess Wisloski

Observer staff

A Vermont telecommunications service provider with offices in Bellows Falls and Williston announced last week it was being sold to a private equity firm, Vermont Digger reported. [Read more…]

Hinesburg school to host Special Olympics Young Athletes program

Special Olympics Young Athletes is an innovative sports play program for children with and without disabilities ages 2 through 7 years old. Beginning Sept. 10, the Hinesburg Community School will host an 8-week Young Athletes program on Saturday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. Young Athletes is available to families at no cost. [Read more…]

Williston early childhood professional localizes statewide problem

Observer contributed photo Rachel Warden (third from the left) poses with her young family. Her experiences with child care have informed her opinions on child care in the state.

Observer contributed photo
Rachel Warden (third from the left) poses with her young family. Her experiences with child care have informed her opinions on child care in the state.

By Nicole Haley

Special to the Observer

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‘Early dismissal’ options abound

Students leaving Allen Brook School on Friday prepare to get on buses lined up along a new sidewalk and extended bus driveway. The renovations were prompted by safety concerns raised by the Williston Development Review Board last fall.

Students leaving Allen Brook School on Friday prepare to get on buses lined up along a new sidewalk and extended bus driveway. The renovations were prompted by safety concerns raised by the Williston Development Review Board last fall.

Williston children will have no loss of opportunities to fill the one-hour gap created as schools release students an hour earlier on Tuesdays this fall. Communication by the school district with nearby private organizations and fitness clubs, and the interest of local businesses, has helped to fill the gap in childcare for parents. Starting Sept. 6 through May 23, 2017, Williston schools will be getting out early for staff and teacher training, with buses bringing kids home one hour earlier than usual. Allen Brook School dismissal on Tuesdays will be at 1:35/1:40 p.m., while Williston Central dismissal will be at 1:55 p.m. School busing will follow suit, and sports team activity is moving away from Tuesdays, with practices and events moving to Fridays. Late buses will run at 3:30 p.m. from WCS. [Read more…]

Guest Column: Economic and personal freedom: Vermont vs. New Hampshire

By John McClaughry

Most of us believe that “freedom” is a good thing — that we deserve to pursue our ends without unjust interference from others, so long as we don’t use our freedom to diminish that of others. We believe the state we live in ought to conscientiously protect the freedom of its citizens, limiting their individual freedom only when it is clear that its exercise would result in greater harm to society as a whole. [Read more…]