May 22, 2018

Around Town

Town hires two

The town of Williston recently hired two new employees.

Katrina Ducharme was hired as a full time patrol officer, a position that was created with assistance from a grant and approved in the current town budget. Ducharme will begin Sept. 8, when she starts a two-week course at the police academy. The course will allow her to earn a provisional certificate so she can begin field training in advance of her six-month full time officer training, according to Police Chief Todd Shepard.

The town also recently hired Penny Barber as a highway maintainer. Barber replaces Leon Stokes, who recently retired.


Chowder Challenge scheduled

The 2014 Williston Chowder Challenge is set for Sunday, Sept. 21 from 12-3 p.m. at the Williston Fire Station.

The Williston Chowder Challenge will benefit the Williston Community Food Shelf and the Williston Police Officers’ Association.

So far, 15 area restaurants and culinary enthusiasts have signed up to compete in the annual tradition, and several more are expected to join, according to organizer Officer Travis Trybulski. To see the list of competitors, list of raffle prizes and other information, visit


Birth Tree Project deadline extended

The registration deadline for Sustainable Williston’s Birth Tree Project has been extended to Aug. 28. Sustainable Williston wants to celebrate the arrival of each newborn and newly adopted child in Williston by giving a tree to parents for planting on their property.

Find out more about the project at

The online registration form allows parents to see illustrations of the six tree and shrub choices available.

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