October 23, 2018

Williston’s Brick Church Music Series announces new season lineup

Observer courtesy photo
Nashville recording artist Jamie Lee Thurston (above) will be opening the Brick Church Music Series on Oct. 12.

The Brick Church Music Series has released the lineup for its 11th anniversary season, which begins on Oct. 12 and continues on the second Friday of each month through April 2019. All concerts start at 7 p.m. at the historic Brick Church on Route 2 in Williston Village. [Read more…]

Vermont dairy farmers receive long-awaited chunk of $50 million settlement

Milking time at Island Acres Farm in South Hero. File photo by Josh Larkin/VTDigger

By Elizabeth Gribkoff

For VT Digger

Vermont dairy farmers received their cut of a $50 million payout earlier this summer as the outcome of a class-action lawsuit initially filed almost a decade ago.

Under a settlement agreement between dairy farmers and Dairy Foods of America and Dairy Marketing Services, claims agent Rust Consulting Inc. sent out checks to farmers on Aug. 27. Rust Consulting did not return multiple requests for more information about payout, but up to 9,000 farmers received $4,000 each. [Read more…]

Police investigating crash that killed local teen

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

One Williston teenager was killed and another injured after the car they were driving on River Cove Road veered into a tree last Thursday afternoon.

Solomon Jenkins, a 16-year-old passenger in the vehicle, was transported to the UVM Medical Center by Williston Rescue, where he died from his injuries. The 15-year-old driver, McKenna Raymond of Williston, was transported to the medical center by Essex Rescue. She was treated and released later in the day. [Read more…]

Chicken ordinance flies the coop

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

Residents in densely populated areas of Williston hoping to gain the ability to raise chickens as a sustainable food source were thwarted earlier this month when the selectboard abandoned consideration of relaxed regulations. [Read more…]

WFD remembers fallen heroes

Observer courtesy photos by Al Frey
Williston Fire Department hosted a remembrance ceremony on Tuesday.

A memorial to 9-11’s fallen heroes.

Williston Fire Department Captain Gerry rings the bell in honor of the fallen heros at WFD’s 9-11 remembrance service.

A new pathway for cybersecurity careers

Gov. Phil Scott and the Vermont Agency of Education announced this week the start of two initiatives to develop statewide career pathways in advanced manufacturing and cybersecurity. [Read more…]

NEFCU to host retirement planning forum

New England Federal Credit Union is hosting a “Retire Confidently Financial Forum” from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 22. The event will take place at NEFCU’s Williston offices at 141 Harvest Lane. [Read more…]

What’s Cooking?

Weeknight dinner solutions

Hectic daytime schedules can often lead to even busier evenings, which makes putting dinner on the table in less than an hour a valuable time-saver for home chefs. Balancing a busy lifestyle with healthy food choices can certainly become a tall task, but making filling, nutritious meals a priority starts with planning and preparation. [Read more…]

Health insurance tips for traveling abroad

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

How does health insurance and Medicare cover health care outside the U.S.? My husband and I have a trip abroad planned this fall and would like to find out if we should buy extra insurance. What can you tell us?

Almost Retired [Read more…]

Parent arrested for DUI on way to local day care

Williston Police arrested Burlington resident Kelly Bradley last Tuesday after she allegedly attempted to drive her 14-month-old child to a day care facility in Williston while under the influence of alcohol. [Read more…]