October 28, 2016

Around Town

July 25th, 2013


The Williston Police Department is looking for community feedback through an online survey, available at www.town.williston.vt.us/police through Aug. 15.

Hard copies of the survey are also available at the police station.

In a letter at the beginning of the survey, Police Chief Todd Shepard says he intends to formally survey the community on a regular basis, possibly every two to three years.

“We hope to establish some benchmarks for how the community feels as it relates to crime in your community and performance of your police department,” he writes.

Input from the survey will help the police department direct its services, as well as formulate programs and goals.


Like the police department, the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library is seeking resident input through a community survey.

The library will consider the data for its strategic plan and annual budgeting.

Surveys should be completed by July 31. It is available on the library’s website, williston.lib.vt.us. A paper copy can be requested by calling 878-4918 or emailing outreach@williston.lib.vt.us.


Williston has issued a request for proposals from property owners interested in selling a building and/or land to the town for a new public works facility.

The deadline is Aug. 2 at 4 p.m. For a complete copy of the request for proposal, contact Town Manager Richard McGuire at 878-0919 or rmcguire@willistontown.com or visit the town website, town.williston.vt.us.


PAX, the Program of Academic Exchange, is seeking families who would be interested in hosting an exchange student who will be attending Champlain Valley Union High School in the fall. Families can host for a few weeks, months or the entire school year.

Students do not need their own room, just a bed in a room with a host sibling and a place to study. They have money to cover personal expenses, including school lunch, and have medical insurance.

Interested families can contact community coordinator Kelley Cartularo at 373-0011 or KelleyC@pax.org.


  1. Mary Martin says:

    I would like to explain the charges of unlawful restraint because it sounds really awful. No we didn’t hold anyone hostage. We were simply standing in front of some VT Gas/Michel’s trucks. They were in no way restrained. When the men decided to leave, they simply backed up and took off. The police have been hired by VT Gas and they sure do have a way of turning a phrase.

    Mr. Recchia refers to this action as a “last-ditch” attempt to scuttle the pipeline. Wrong again! This was far from our last attempt to bring sanity and reason to our state officials who refuse to listen or help.

    Nate Palmer and Kari Cuneo and their families are not the only land owners who have fought this immoral taking of their land. So many folks have lost that fight for lack of time and money. It’s quite intimidating to go before the Public Service Board and their team of lawyers, to sit down at a table filled with VT Gas attorneys and not have anyone to watch your back and advise you.

    When people are up against the wall, they fight back any way they can. Peaceful protests not only express our frustration but they help bring attention to what is happening to our friends and neighbors..

    So Mr. Recchia, we are not done!

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