April 25, 2017

Students dig deep

    Observer photo by Tim Simard
Williston Central School students from Tad Dippel’s fifth and sixth grade science class take to the banks of the Allen Brook to plant a variety of trees and plants for environmental restoration. Dippel’s class spent Tuesday afternoon digging holes and planting trees with the help of town planning staff and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  See story below.


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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