August 27, 2014

A new (but slow) way around Taft Corners

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Houses in Finney Crossing are placed closer to the road than in some other Williston subdivions. Their location may make residents frown on speeding motorists using their neighborhood’s main road as a bypass. (Photo courtesy of Snyder Homes)

Houses in Finney Crossing are placed closer to the road than in some other Williston subdivions. Their location may make residents frown on speeding motorists using their neighborhood’s main road as a bypass. (Photo courtesy of Snyder Homes)

Zephyr Road extension will link Routes 2, 2A
By Greg Elias
Observer correspondent

A dead-end road that serves a few dozen homes and businesses will soon morph into the main street for hundreds of new residents – and become a tempting way to bypass Taft Corners traffic for commuters.
The existing piece of Zephyr Road off Vermont 2A will be extended to U.S. 2 at Simon’s convenience store, running in a long arc just east and north of Williston’s best-known intersection. The developer of the Finney Crossing project is constructing the half-mile segment, which is scheduled to be complete this fall. [Read more...]

PHOTOS: Little League tournament

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Catcher Jonah Roberts confers with pitcher Benjamin Herskowitz during an Aug. 3 win against Maine. (Observer courtesy photos by David Herskowitz)

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PHOTOS: Brick Church gets new steps

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Francis Socinski (right) and Jay Carpenter of Densmore Monuments wrestle the 400 to 500 pound blocks of Woodbury granite into place to form the new steps for the Old Brick Church. The project should be finished by the third week in August, said Public Works Director Bruce Hoar, but the steps will be usable before then. The project will total approximately $20,000 from the public works budget.

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PHOTOS: Town band concerts liven up village

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The town band — made up of local musicians of all ages — performed for the public in the Williston Historic Village on July 30. The band performs every other Wednesday at the gazebo on the village green, and practices on the weeks in between. The next concert is set for August 13.

 

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Observer photo by Al Frey

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POPCORN: 3.5 popcorns for “Lucy”

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“Lucy”

Mind over Matter

3 & ½ popcorns 

By Michael S. Goldberger

Special to the Observer

 

If through some time warp Albert Einstein happened to be in the theater where you were enjoying the thrills, wit and wisdom of auteur Luc Besson’s “Lucy,” chances are you’d hear the physicist pause from his popcorn munching and yell, “That’s what I’m saying.” There is a grand conceit in this finely directed amalgam of action and intelligence, exhilarating on both counts. You leave the cinema thinking that finally you understand the theory of relativity and the very essence and meaning of life. So, that’s good.

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Everyday Gourmet: Spontaneous summer food

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By Kim Dannies

Spontaneous summer food
With picnic season in full summer swing, some of our favorite standards may be starting to get a bit boring. Not sure that I can get excited about another potato or coleslaw salad this month. Enter White Bean & Chorizo Shrimp Salad, a Basque-inspired stunner, and spicy Peanut Noodle Chicken Salad. Simple to whip up—about 20 minutes cooking time—they pack and travel well, and are guaranteed to please even the most finicky al fresco eater. [Read more...]

How to help seniors with their computer issues from far away

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Dear Savvy Senior,
Are there any computer software products that you know of that will let me help my parents with their computer issues from afar? They are in their 70s and frequently call me with their computer questions and problems, but I live across town and don’t always have time to get in the car and drive over to help them. What’s available that can help us?
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Police Notes

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Vandalism
On July 21, police received a report that the pump station on Old Creamery Road “had been broken into” and graffiti was spray painted on one building, according to police reports. Police are investigating. [Read more...]

Chittenden County Roadwork

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Bolton
The Route 2 repaving project between Waterbury and Bolton will cause lane closures with alternating one lane travel during the week. [Read more...]

All sugar for N.H. in senior grid game

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By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent

Once again, the annual Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl between graduated senior football stars from Vermont and New Hampshire went the Granite State’s way.
New Hampshire rolled to a 42-6 victory Saturday at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. for its 14th straight victory, hiking its overall mark to 46-13-2. [Read more...]