May 26, 2015

Police Notes

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Thefts
Several local businesses reported thefts between April 19 and 25, according to police reports. Environmental Products and Service and Kojo Academy of Taekwon Do on Commerce Street, Norandex on Adams Drive, Best Buy on Cypress Street and Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel on Essex Road all reported thefts that included everything from loose change to headphones, according to the report. Police are investigating.
Iliya J. Light, 30, of North Hero was cited on a charge of felony retail theft on April 14 after allegedly stealing more than $1,200 worth of merchandise from Walmart, according to police reports. She was cited to appear in court. [Read more...]

Vermonsters finish season 23-0-1

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Observer courtesy photo  Cooper Ludwar is a right wing with the Vermonsters Mite Selects.

Observer courtesy photo
Cooper Ludwar is a right wing with the Vermonsters Mite Selects.

Last summer, Michael Ludwar of Williston saw an opportunity for second- and third-grade mite hockey players in the local CSB youth hockey program.  He developed a new program and formed a team, the Vermonsters Mite Selects, to supplement the CSB program and introduce a few players to full-ice hockey by playing in five out-of-state tournaments in the spring. Mites in Vermont play ‘cross-ice’ with two or three games simultaneously being played crosswise across the rink. [Read more...]

Boys lax looking up

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Their record is just 4-6 after two straight losses, but things are looking up for the defending Division 1 champion Champlain Valley Union High boys lacrosse team.
Coming to town (Hinesburg) over the next few days are St. Johnsbury Academy Friday and Rutland High Tuesday. Both games start at 4 p.m. [Read more...]

Home tests next for CVU softball nine

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Observer photo by Al Frey Hattie Roberts winds up her throw in a game against Colchester on Saturday. The Redhawks lost that game 13-2.

Observer photo by Al Frey
Hattie Roberts winds up her throw in a game against Colchester on Saturday. The Redhawks lost that game 13-2.

The Thunderbirds from Missisquoi Valley Union High and Tigers from Middlebury Union are coming attractions at home for the Champlain Valley Union High softball team.
Missisquoi, 7-2 coming into the week, rolls into Hinesburg Thursday (4:30 p.m.) and Middlebury will show up Tuesday. [Read more...]

Busy days ahead for CVU tennis teams

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Saturday wins for boys and girls

After the make-ups of Monday’s rained out matches with Rice Memorial High, the Champlain Union High boys and girls tennis teams are facing three matches in five days entering the final week of the regular season.
The undefeated girls (8-0) go to Essex High Thursday (3:30 p.m.) and then return to Davis Park in Shelburne home courts to meet Colchester High Saturday morning (10 o’clock) and on Monday afternoon, Stowe High. [Read more...]

CVU girls lax combine heating up big time

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Photo by Al Frey CVU junior Caroline Hern potted a pair of goals and passed for two assists in a win over Essex on Saturday.

Photo by Al Frey
CVU junior Caroline Hern potted a pair of goals and passed for two assists in a win over Essex on Saturday.

By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent

After absorbing their initial loss of season last Tuesday (May 5) to Middlebury Union, the Champlain Valley Union High girls’ lacrosse Redhawks have been on the prowl for prey.
And on Thursday and Saturday, they found it at their home nesting place in Hinesburg.
Bellows Free Academy of St. Albans popped in Thursday and departed with a 14-8 defeat in tow. Saturday, the Essex High Hornets got popped 12-4 by coach Becca Weiss’ rollicking crew. [Read more...]

Blazing CVU baseball team smokes out Rice

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Game draws major league and college scouts
By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent

Tuesday’s postponement of a contest with Burlington High leaves the 7-1 Champlain Valley Union High baseball team with two fixtures remaining on the current four-game home stand.
Coach Tim Albertson’s Redhawks play host to Missisquoi Valley Union Thursday afternoon (4:30 p.m.) and Middlebury Union High Tuesday.
In their last exchange of raps on the home diamond, the Redhawks popped visiting 8-2 Colchester High 10-3 Saturday. The win came two days after a 5-2 extra inning thriller victory at defending Division 1 champion Rice Memorial that went down as the Great Chittenden County Smoke Out. [Read more...]

Library Notes

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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. You can find more information at williston.lib.vt.us.

Youth News
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award
Vermont students have chosen “Mr. Lemoncello’s Library” by Chris Grabenstein as their favorite book from the 30 titles nominated for the 2014-15 DCF award. The 2015-16 DCF books are here, with extra copies courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Stop by to get a head start on next year’s selections. [Read more...]

Red Cross seeks blood donors

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The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to help ensure blood is available for patients in need by giving blood in May before the busy summer season kicks in.
Blood and platelet donations often decrease when regular donors are vacationing and school is out of session, but the need for blood is constant. Donors are needed in the weeks leading up to summer to help alleviate this seasonal decline. [Read more...]

Letters to the Editor

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Market suggestion
The farmer’s market will be missed. It is not only the wonderful local products, but a chance for community in a way that doesn’t happen in a store. I see the corner space between Men’s Warehouse and Yogurt City as a convenient, prominent and desirable location with the pond, rec path and space to picnic. I believe the town owns the rights of use to that space, as well. If it were there, I see any day of the week being successful!
— Sharon Gutwin
Williston [Read more...]