September 26, 2017

Police search for costumed BB gun thief

Observer courtesy photo Surveillance footage of a man who allegedly stole a BB gun from Dick's Sporting Goods while wearing a panda costume.

Observer courtesy photo
Surveillance footage of a man who allegedly stole a BB gun from Dick’s Sporting Goods while wearing a panda costume.

Williston Police are looking for a man who reportedly stole a BB gun from Dick’s Sporting Goods while wearing a panda costume Monday night. [Read more…]

New school district, new mobile-friendly web site

cvsdvt.org set to launch next week

By Jason Starr

Observer staff [Read more…]

History of potential wedding barn debated

Observer photo by Jason Starr The Williston Development Review Board will make a visit to this barn on South Road on Oct. 24 to assess its historical significance and determine whether it can be used to host weddings.

Observer photo by Jason Starr
The Williston Development Review Board will make a visit to this barn on South Road on Oct. 24 to assess its historical significance and determine whether it can be used to host weddings.

Handy property would be Williston’s second rural wedding site

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

The Williston Development Review Board will make a public visit to a South Road barn next month to determine whether it has enough historical significance to host weddings under a local bylaw passed two years ago. [Read more…]

Kindergarten; Adam’s Farm Market apples; Storm Rushford; Redhawks athletes; CVU football

What’s Cooking?

By Lucy McCullough

Finger lickin’ delight

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Top new cars for older drivers

Dear Savvy Senior,

My wife and I are both in our late 60s and are looking to buy a new car. Can you recommend some good resources that can help us evaluate and choose a good car for older drivers?

Car Shoppers

Dear Shoppers, [Read more…]

Beaches, nature and culture abound in Puerto Rico

Observer courtesy photo by Dreamstime.com/Czubar Travelers often think of Puerto Rico’s many beaches when they plan a visit.

Observer courtesy photo by Dreamstime.com/Czubar
Travelers often think of Puerto Rico’s many beaches when they plan a visit.

By Victor Block

Creative News Service

Mention Puerto Rico and many people think of sun, sand and sipping rum drinks. But as anyone familiar with the destination knows, there’s more — a lot more — to the tiny island. A virtual continent’s worth of diversity is shoe-horned Into an area smaller than Connecticut. [Read more…]

Redhawks start off strong

Observer courtesy photo by Byron Batres CVU opens the football season last week against BFA in St. Albans.

Observer courtesy photo by Byron Batres
CVU opens the football season last week against BFA in St. Albans.

Soccer

The first game of the coach Rob Cole era opened on a high note for the Champlain Valley boys soccer team as it topped visiting Burr and Burton 6-0.

Nate Coffin tallied twice for the Redhawks (1-0), while Oliver Bijur and Ivan Llona each added a goal and an assist. Brigham Francis and Nick Durieux also had goals.

Aidan Johnson made two saves to earn the shutout for CVU, while Garren Abernath and Joe Hancock combined to make 14 stops for BBA. [Read more…]

An overview of the 2018 fall athletic season

Observer photo by Al Frey The CVU football team has a strong group of juniors ready to lead the team to a return to the state tournament.

Observer photo by Al Frey
The CVU football team has a strong group of juniors ready to lead the team to a return to the state tournament.

FOOTBALL

Coach: Mike Williams (second season)

Last year: 6-3, lost in D-I semifinals

Key returnees: Graham Walker, quarterback/safety, junior; Jake Bortnick, offensive line/linebacker, senior; Stephen Harlow, running back/defensive back, senior; Roarke Flad, offensive line/defensive line, senior. [Read more…]

Thoughts on Storm as season starts

Observer photo by Al Frey The CVU boys volleyball team's rallying cry this year is "Storm strong" in honor of a player, Storm Rushford, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Observer photo by Al Frey
The CVU boys volleyball team’s rallying cry this year is “Storm strong” in honor of a player, Storm Rushford, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Redhawks support volleyball team member after cancer diagnosis

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent [Read more…]