April 26, 2017

Around Town

Christmas tree pickup

Williston Boy Scout Troop #692 will be conducting its annual Christmas tree pick-up on Jan. 4. Scouts will pick up trees in the South Ridge, Brennan Woods, Wildflower Circle, Ledgewood, Pleasant Acres, Turtle Pond and Indian Ridge neighborhoods. Trees should be placed curbside by 8 a.m.

The tree pick-up is the Scout’s biggest fundraiser for the year. A suggested $10 donation can be placed in an envelope tied to the tree. Money collected goes to sustain various troop activities and community service. The trees are recycled and used for fuel or composting based on the needs of Chittenden Solid Waste District. For more information, contact Pete Watson at 363-1031.

Business course for farmers

A business course for new farmers interested in learning financial management skills will be offered this February.

The University of Vermont Extension New Farmer Project will offer the course at the UVM Extension office in South Burlington and the Vital Communities office in White River Junction on Feb. 5, 12 and 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. Snow date is Feb. 26.

The registration fee is $80 if received by Jan. 5, or $120 from then until Jan. 20.

To register or for scholarship information, go to www.uvm.edu/newfarmer and click on “Classes.”


  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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