July 27, 2017

Guest Column: Vermont women still catching up

By Stephanie Yu

We’re number one. That’s what a recent survey of the best states for working mothers concluded. That’s good news. Vermont ranks high in the three areas the survey rated: child care, work-life balance and professional opportunities. [Read more…]

Outdoor painting festival returns to Jericho

Observer courtesy photo by Michael Marraffino The Jericho Plein Air Festival will be held this weekend with six Williston artists among the 65 artists participating from all over New England.

Observer courtesy photo by Michael Marraffino
The Jericho Plein Air Festival will be held this weekend with six Williston artists among the 65 artists participating from all over New England.

The 7th Annual Jericho Plein Air Festival will be held this weekend with six Williston artists among the 65 artists from all over New England taking part. [Read more…]

Recreation and Parks

Instructors wanted

The Recreation Department is looking for instructors for the fall/winter session of program offerings. We have begun work on the Fall/Winter Program Guide, which will be distributed in mid-August, and we are looking for people who have an interesting, fun, educational or fitness-related program to offer. If you would like to be considered as an instructor and offer a program, please visit willistonrec.org, print off the instructor proposal and return it to the recreation department at 7900 Williston Road by July 17. [Read more…]

Regulators approve independent surgical center

Amy Cooper, the executive director of HealthFirst and the lead representative of the proposed Green Mountain Surgical Center, testifies before regulators in April. File photo by Erin Mansfield/VTDigger

Amy Cooper, the executive director of HealthFirst and the lead representative of the proposed Green Mountain Surgical Center, testifies before regulators in April. File photo by Erin Mansfield/VTDigger

By Erin Mansfield

For VTDigger

State regulators have approved a permit for an independent surgical center in a controversial case that has dragged on for two years.

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Firefighters rescue dog from Williston condo fire

The Williston Fire Department extinguished a fire in a Cedar Lane condominium Saturday morning after a neighbor called 911 reporting smoke coming out of a second-story window. [Read more…]

Gov. Scott to visit Whitcomb Farm on Thursday

Gov. Phil Scott plans a visit to the Whitcomb Family Farm in Williston on Thursday to announce the launch of the Vermont Environmental Stewardship Program.

He will be joined by representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Vermont Agency of Agriculture and the UVM Cooperative Extension. The event begins at 10:15 a.m. on 221 Fay Lane. It will also serve as the governor’s weekly press conference. [Read more…]

Tour showcases resiliency, sustainability

Becky Tharp points out the rain garden which is part of Lefebvre Lane's gentle stormwater management solution during the Williston Sustainability Solutions Tour on Saturday.

Becky Tharp points out the rain garden which is part of Lefebvre Lane’s gentle stormwater management solution during the Williston Sustainability Solutions Tour on Saturday.

Chapin Kaynor (green cap) explains his rainwater collection and run-off  control system during the Williston Sustainability Solutions Tour on Saturday the 8th.

Chapin Kaynor (green cap) explains his rainwater collection and run-off control system during the Williston Sustainability Solutions Tour on Saturday the 8th.

Sustainable Williston, a group of residents committed to decreasing local consumption of natural resources and creating sustainable solutions to environmental challenges, held its first Sustainable Solutions Tour around town Saturday. [Read more…]

Three finalists vie for police chief job

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

Three finalists to become Williston’s next chief of police are due in town Friday for extensive interviews and a practical test in front of a seven-member panel of local leaders.

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Board stands pat on stormwater

Zittritsch’s campaign to increase town’s responsibility fails

By Jason Starr

Observer staff [Read more…]

Fourth of July Parade