March 20, 2018

One House gun bill faces dim future, another moving ahead

Members of Vermont gun rights groups hold a banquet in the Statehouse cafeteria. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger

By Alan J. Keays

For VTDigger

A House-backed gun bill sent to the Senate just before the crossover deadline appears shelved in that chamber in favor of two other pieces of firearms legislation.

Lawmakers returned to the Statehouse on Tuesday following their annual weeklong Town Meeting Day break. Hundreds of opponents of stricter gun laws gathered in the capitol building, while supporters held a smaller demonstration outside in the snow. [Read more…]

Domino’s 2.0

Observer photos by Jason Starr
Domino’s co-owner Stefan Radan disposes of elements of the former Williston House of Pizza on Tuesday to make room for a Domino’s restaurant.

Domino’s owner Mike Litwhiler worked with real estate broker Esther Lotz to find a restaurant spot on Cornerstone Drive.

South Burlington family brings dine-in Domino’s franchise to town

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

The traditional image of a Domino’s Pizza restaurant is a delivery/takeout operation with just enough space for customers to make a transaction at the register. [Read more…]

Bank proposal moves Finney forward

Observer courtesy drawing
A drawing of the proposed Union Bank building at the corner of Williston and Zephyr roads in Finney Crossing.

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

The commercial element of Finney Crossing, a residential/commercial neighborhood under construction along Williston Road, is coming into focus with two applications before town planners and a third expected this spring.

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Advising Africa

Haig works at his office in Williston’s Kismet building on Tuesday.
Observer photo by
Jason Starr

Observer courtesy photo
Dr. Andy Haig with one of his students, Dr. Abena Tannor, in Ghana.

Williston doctor advances rehabilitation overseas

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

Dr. Andrew Haig opened a physical medicine office in Williston’s Kismet building in August, returning to Vermont after more than 20 years in Michigan and launching a practice to help local people with injuries and pain return to activities and work. [Read more…]