December 4, 2016

‘We don’t make threats, it’s a scam,’ utilities warn

Disconnection scams targeting customers

November 16 marked Utilities United Against Scams Day, when utilities across the country warned customers about bill payment phone scams. [Read more…]

‘Be a Santa to a Senior’ program brings holiday warmth to local seniors

By McKenna Craigmiles

Special to the Observer

The holidays are a time to celebrate the joy and warmth of the season with friends and family, but some area seniors may be celebrating alone. [Read more…]

Buy local gifts with new Vermont app

blb_mobile_appLove to shop local? You’re in luck. The first phone-based mobile application specifically geared toward helping Vermonters buy local goods was launched last month by Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR). [Read more…]

Senior tenants say units unsafe, shabby

Observer photo by Jess Wisloski Wooden blocks hold up a donated treadmill, tenant Joan Stoddert points out.

Observer photo by Jess Wisloski
Wooden blocks hold up a donated treadmill, tenant Joan Stoddert points out.

‘Broken promises’ and concerns at Eagle Crest

By Jess Wisloski

Observer staff

Residents in a senior living apartment building in Williston say that a local developer — one who the town of Williston recently allowed to bypass the strict housing allotment approval process to build proposed market-rate “enhanced” senior housing — should be doing better by his existing facilities before adding more to his portfolio. [Read more…]

Williston looks to the skies for power

Observer courtesy photo This array of solar panels was installed on the Public Works building at 291 Avenue A in early November, which affords the town about $5,000 per month in savings on its electric bill.

Observer courtesy photo
This array of solar panels was installed on the Public Works building at 291 Avenue A in early November, which affords the town about $5,000 per month in savings on its electric bill.

Town welcomes largest solar array in state

By Jess Wisloski

Observer staff

Vermont’s largest solar project was generating power in Williston on Tuesday, thanks to a partnership between the state’s largest employer, GlobalFoundries, and the state’s largest utility, Green Mountain Power.

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