August 1, 2014

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POLICE RECEIVE GRANT

The Williston Police Department is among 31 law enforcement agencies to receive funding for bulletproof vests under the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program.

Williston will receive $1,333.51 to put toward six vests. Richmond will receive $591.44.

The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program provides matching federal grants to state and local authorities for the purchase of bulletproof vests. The program, established in 1998 through bipartisan legislation coauthored by Sen. Patrick Leahy, has helped to provide more than one million bulletproof vests to law enforcement officers across the country, including more than 4,000 vests for Vermont officers. The grants will help offices in Vermont purchase more than 271 new vests.

NEFCU collecting socks for the homeless

New England Federal Credit Union and Community Health Centers of Burlington will kick off their second annual Sock Drop on Nov. 1. The Sock Drop’s mission is to provide warm socks for CHCB’s patients and the homeless during Vermont’s long, cold winters.

“Many patients and homeless people need this critical winter clothing item,” said Kim Anderson, CHCB development program manager. “It’s hard to overstate the importance of warm, healthy feet at this time of year.”

Donations of new, warm socks in adult sizes are being accepted at CHCB’s Riverside Avenue location and at the following NEFCU locations: 141 Harvest Lane in Williston; 74 Pearl Street in Essex; 764 Shelburne Road in South Burlington; 150 Water Tower Circle in Colchester; and 172 South Main Street in St. Albans.

CSSU Hurricanes signups scheduled

Signups for the Chittenden South Supervisory Union Hurricanes wrestling program are set for Nov. 19 from 6:20 to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Hinesburg Community School.

Wrestlers in the program—open to all seventh and eighth graders in the CSSU district— compete in local tournaments against other teams on Saturdays, with some dual meets in the evenings. The team practices Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The program is free, and all gear is provided.

Kindergarten through sixth grade signups are set for Jan. 14.

For more information, contact the head coach Wayne Ring at [email protected] or call 482-3747.

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