July 22, 2018

State probe clears Huizenga

Observer file photo
Former Williston Police Officer Justin Huizenga was cleared of wrongdoing last week after allegations that he violated town time card policies.

Town manager: ‘We could have been doing better’

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

Former Williston Police Officer Justin Huizenga was cleared last week of criminal fraud allegations by Chittenden County State’s Attorney Sarah George after George received the results of an investigation she ordered into Huizenga’s conduct during his time in Williston. [Read more…]

Design begins for new state police barracks

Observer photo by Jason Starr
The State of Vermont plans to sell the current Vermont State Police barracks in Williston and break ground on a new barracks across Route 2A next summer.

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

The State of Vermont has hired a Burlington architect to design new barracks for the Vermont State Police in Williston and held a preliminary meeting with the town’s planning and zoning staff this week. An application with the Development Review Board is expected this summer. [Read more…]

CVU and WSC graduations

“Ocean’s 8”

What’s Bad for the Gander is Bad for the Goose

2 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger

film critic

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Cheap cell phone plans for seldom calling seniors

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior

What are the cheapest cell phone plans available to seniors today? I’m 78-years-old and want it primarily for emergency purposes.

Infrequent Caller

Dear Infrequent, [Read more…]


By Jan Kenney

Berry good desserts

Strawberry season has arrived!! I think that those little red nuggets of summer deliciousness should be showing up at every meal while they are fresh and at the peak of flavor.

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Police Blotter

June 11

7:32 a.m. — Officer responded to alarm on Boxwood Street. The alarm was observed as false.

9:02 a.m. — Officer responded to three-vehicle crash with no injuries on Essex Road. [Read more…]

Get ready for guests

Observer courtesy photo
A new coat of paint can do wonders to spruce up your home for summer guests.

Tips to prepare your home for summer entertaining

Summer entertaining season brings joy, laughter and plenty of ways to create special memories. From a fresh coat of paint to some simple sprucing up, you can ensure your home is poised to be the perfect backdrop to a fun-filled summer. [Read more…]

Hub Happenings

Dan Roscioli

Pastabilities wins SBA award

Vermont Business Magazine and the Small Business Administration award for Microenterprise of the Year was presented to Dan Roscioli of Pastabilities in Williston during a June 7 ceremony in Waterbury. [Read more…]

Layoffs expected at GlobalFoundries

Cioffi: ‘They might be hiring in other areas’

GlobalFoundries in Essex Junction. File photo by Sam Heller/VTDigger

By Alexandre Silberman

For VTDigger

GlobalFoundries announced plans last week to begin a worldwide workforce reduction of 5 percent, with the goal of minimizing redundancies from prior mergers. [Read more…]