August 28, 2016

Letters to the Editor

Candidate thanks primary voters

I want to thank everyone for their participation in last week’s primary elections. I enjoyed meeting many of you at the polls in Shelburne, and my Dad enjoyed meeting the voters in St. George. It was a beautiful Vermont summer day, and it was great to share the day with so many of you! Thanks for stopping to say ‘hello’ and for your encouraging words. I look forward to meeting with many of you throughout the Chittenden 5-2 district during the summer and this fall. I plan to be in your neighborhoods to introduce myself and listen to your thoughts and comments during my race for the Vermont House of Representatives. In the meantime, please visit me at my website at jessicaforvermonthouse.com. Enjoy the rest of your summer, and see you at the polls again for the general election on Tuesday, November 8! [Read more…]

Library Notes

All programs are free. Call 878-4918 for more information or to register. Children ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult while at the library. Find more information at williston.lib.vt.us

Youth News [Read more…]

Regulators approve Blue Cross Vermont Health Connect price hike in split decision

The Green Mountain Care Board meets in June. From left: retired human services administrator Con Hogan, nurse practitioner Betty Rambur, Chair Al Gobeille, Dr. Allan Ramsay and economist Jessica Holmes. File photo by Erin Mansfield/VTDigger

The Green Mountain Care Board meets in June. From left: retired human services administrator Con Hogan, nurse practitioner Betty Rambur, Chair Al Gobeille, Dr. Allan Ramsay and economist Jessica Holmes. File photo by Erin Mansfield/VTDigger

By Erin Mansfield

For Vermont Digger

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont will be allowed to raise what it charges customers who use Vermont Health Connect by an average of 7.3 percent starting Jan. 1. [Read more…]

Judge rules in favor of U.S. Air Force in F-35 lawsuit

The Vermont Air National Guard is based at Burlington International Airport in South Burlington. File photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger

The Vermont Air National Guard is based at Burlington International Airport in South Burlington. File photo by Hilary Niles/VTDigger

By Morgan True

For Vermont Digger

A federal judge in Rutland ruled for the Air Force last week in a lawsuit that sought to delay the arrival of F-35 fighter jets at the airport in South Burlington.

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Volunteers help bring footbridge back

Many hands make light work.  The Allen Brook Nature Trail bridge gets replaced on a steamy Sunday the 14tth.

Many hands make light work. The Allen Brook Nature Trail bridge gets replaced on a steamy Sunday the 14tth.

CONSERVATION CORNER

By Melinda Scott

Special to the Observer

The Allen Brook Nature Trail is a popular and heavily used trail located behind Williston Central School near the baseball field. [Read more…]

2A paving to start

By Stephanie B. Barrett

Special to the Observer

Repaving will begin along Route 2A, with portions of the roadway limited to one-way travel at times, in the area between Hurricane Lane and the intersection of Route 116 and Route 2A in St. George until October. [Read more…]

Texas firm buys Maple Tree Place

Upgrades, more parking planned

By Jess Wisloski

Observer staff

Maple Tree Place, a half-million square-foot retail hub, was sold for $90 million on Friday, a corporate broker announced this week.

The Observer first reported that the buyer, Cypress Equities, based in Dallas, Texas was eying the location in May, and news broke Monday that the deal had finally closed. [Read more…]

Emergency fixes won’t save WCS

Observer photos by Al Frey Workers tear up concrete outside Williston Central School last week.

Observer photos by Al Frey
Workers tear up concrete outside Williston Central School last week.

District to seek bond approval before merger is complete

By Jess Wisloski

Observer staff

When Williston elementary and middle-schoolers return to classes this fall, they’ll be returning to a problem that’s been festering for many years. [Read more…]

Concert at Maple Tree Place

Fire training at Pine Ridge