October 22, 2017

Williston nonprofit receives $200K for third-world cancer prevention

Grounds for Health, a Williston-based nonprofit that works internationally to prevent cervical cancer in developing countries, has received a $200,000 matching grant from an anonymous donor in support of the organization’s programs in Peru, Ethiopia and Kenya.

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Plea deal filed for South Burlington school threat suspect

A photo of Josiah Leach from his public Facebook page. He is charged with making a series of escalating threats against the lives of fellow students and teachers at South Burlington High School.

A photo of Josiah Leach from his public Facebook page. He is charged with making a series of escalating threats against the lives of fellow students and teachers at South Burlington High School.

By Morgan True

For VTDigger

Josiah Leach, the teenager accused of making threats against fellow South Burlington High School students and teachers, has reached a plea agreement, court filings indicate. [Read more…]

Foley sworn in as police chief

Observer courtesy photo WIlliston's new police chief, Patrick Foley, poses with his wife, Deborah, at the Williston Police Station on Monday after his swearing in.

Observer courtesy photo
WIlliston’s new police chief, Patrick Foley, poses with his wife, Deborah, at the Williston Police Station on Monday after his swearing in.

Saddle up for new bike lanes

Local Motion hosts celebratory group ride Saturday

A group bike ride and celebratory ribbon-cutting for the new bike lanes on Williston Road is planned for 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Earl’s Cyclery in South Burlington. [Read more…]

Cavorting costumed canines

Pumpkin hunters return with their bounty from the punpkin patch at Isham's Family Farm on Saturday.

Pumpkin hunters return with their bounty from the punpkin patch at Isham’s Family Farm on Saturday.

Lisa Murphy's dog Bear, a 2-1/2 year old Golden Doodle, becomes a lion at the dog costume party on Saturday at Isham's Family Far

Lisa Murphy’s dog Bear, a 2-1/2 year old Golden Doodle, becomes a lion at the dog costume party on Saturday at Isham’s Family Far

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Sen. Debbie Ingram arrested for DUI

Debbie Ingram

Debbie Ingram

‘I have been getting treatment … I had a temporary setback’

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

State Senator and former Williston Selectboard member Debbie Ingram was arrested last Thursday night after reportedly driving her car off South Road. [Read more…]

Firefighters all geared up for Special Olympics ‘Heroes’ run

Three members of the Essex Fire Department ran the 5K Special Olympics Torch Run in full turn-out gear (less boots) including Scott packs (L to R) Cody Carpenter, AJ Leclair and Eric Fenton. Other runners went out to meet them at the finish.

Three members of the Essex Fire Department ran the 5K Special Olympics Torch Run in full turn-out gear (less boots) including Scott packs (L to R) Cody Carpenter, AJ Leclair and Eric Fenton. Other runners went out to meet them at the finish.

Observer photos by Al Frey

Special Olympics Vermont hosted its “Run with the Heroes” 5K on Sunday at Williston Community Park. The [Read more…]

Park district makes pitch for Williston land

Proposal would salvage fraying relationship

By Jason Starr

Observer staff

The Winooski Valley Park District is making a pitch to acquire a town-owned conservation area in response to criticism from Williston officials about the value the district provides to Williston taxpayers. [Read more…]