December 17, 2017

Comment period extended for Camel’s Hump management plan

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources is extending the opportunity to provide public comment on a draft management plan for a group of conserved lands in the Camel’s Hump area of central Vermont. [Read more…]

A shift in gifting

Cheryl Dorschner demonstrates five steps to paper folding in preparation for cutting snowflakes. She says she hopes that hanging them in windows will act as a lure so this will be a snow-covered winter.

Julia Shaw of Williston cuts finely detailed paper snowflakes with her daughter, Simone Diaz, during Transition Town’s Create-A-Thon on Dec. 3 at Kismet Place in Blair Park.

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North Williston Road improvement plan up for review

Transportation planners seeking public comment on improvement options for North Williston Road invite Williston residents to the Town Hall meeting room next Tuesday. [Read more…]

Apartments evacuated due to elevated carbon monoxide

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Firefighters respond to reports of elevated carbon monoxide at a commercial/apartment building in the Finney Crossing neighborhood on Monday. Twelve apartments were evacuated.

Williston firefighters evacuated a 12-unit apartment building in the Finney Crossing development Monday night after elevated levels of carbon monoxide were detected. [Read more…]

Environmentalist vies for town energy coordinator position

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

About two-thirds of the way through the Town of Williston’s new five-year Comprehensive Plan is a recommendation that the town designate a resident to serve as Williston’s “energy coordinator.” [Read more…]

Activists take up ‘Transition Town’ movement

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Brian Forrest, a member of Transition Town Williston and Sustainable Williston, has applied to be Williston’s first energy coordinator.

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

Transition Town Williston has taken root in 2017, bringing together local environmentalists to further the goals of a renewable energy future and a more connected and resilient community. [Read more…]