September 27, 2016

Recreation & Parks

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Post Office warns of mail theft

The Williston Post Office received several calls over the past few days from residents whose mailboxes had been burglarized. Both outgoing and incoming mail was taken, particularly from boxes in which red flags were up. [Read more…]

Letters to the Editor

Are our senior citizens forgotten?

There is a need in Williston that we are trying to address; a Williston Senior Center. Surrounding towns such as Winooski, Essex Junction, Essex, Hinesburg and Charlotte value their seniors and have such a facility. We have formed the Williston Senior Center Action Committee (WSCAC). Our objective is to help establish a Senior Center through the help of our organization, the town and concerned citizens. [Read more…]

Guest Column: The root of our votes

By Edwin Cooney

It has become traditional when facing a complex choice to look for “the root of the matter.” Next November 8, “the root of the matter” will be your vote and mine. [Read more…]

NEW FINANCE DIRECTOR HIRED

Jennifer Kennelly

Jennifer Kennelly

The town of Williston announced last week that Jennifer Kennelly has been hired as the new Finance Director. Kennelly, a Williston resident, was selected out of 24 candidates for the position. Kennelly currently serves as Director of Finance for the grocery co-op City Market in Burlington, a position she has held for the past eight years. [Read more…]

Olympian makes time for biggest little fans

Observer photos courtesy of Little Bellas (TOP) Members of the Little Bellas mountain bike program goof off with Olympian Lea Davison, co-founder of the program, who stopped by Aug. 28.

Observer photos courtesy of Little Bellas
Members of the Little Bellas mountain bike program goof off with Olympian Lea Davison, co-founder of the program, who stopped by Aug. 28.

By Jess Wisloski

Observer staff

World champion mountain biker and two-time Olympian Lea Davison, who co-founded the Little Bellas mountain bike program, came to visit her Williston crew of pint-sized supporters at Catamount Outdoor Family Center on Sunday, Aug. 28. [Read more…]

Seniors reignite demand for a gathering place

Observer photo by Jess Wisloski Joan Stoddert (left) talks to residents at Eagle Crest, a senior living community, about possibilities for a senior center in Williston.

Observer photo by Jess Wisloski
Joan Stoddert (left) talks to residents at Eagle Crest, a senior living community, about possibilities for a senior center in Williston.

By Jess Wisloski

Observer staff

A number of years ago, Williston set about exploring the idea of building a community center, assigning a task force to investigate and analyze whether such a thing was needed, who would use it and what locations might be right for such a [Read more…]

Williston man arrested in fatal stabbing

Jacob St. Amour in a photo released by Essex police.

Jacob St. Amour in a photo released by Essex police.

By Jess Wisloski

Observer staff

Williston resident Jacob St. Amour, 20, was arraigned this week on murder charges in connection with the stabbing death of a 22-year-old South Burlington man at the Champlain Valley Fair.

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Seniors and Sundaes

CVU Cross Country Relay