Feb. 23, 2012
Pre-registration for fall kindergarten has begun. If your child will be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2012, visit the Williston School District’s website (wsdvt.org) or call 879-5806 to start the process. Kindergarten registration will be held April 4-6. Appointments can be scheduled via phone or online beginning March 12.
The deadline to register to vote for the Town Meeting and Presidential Preference Primary on March 6 is 5 p.m. on Feb. 29. Requests for additions to the checklist can be picked up at the Williston Town Clerk’s Office (7900 Williston Road) during regular office hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.). You may also call 878-5121 for a mailed application.
A constitutional amendment was passed by a statewide vote in 2010 allowing 17-year-olds who will be 18 by the General Election in November to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary. In order to vote, you still must register by 5 p.m. on Feb 29 at the Town Clerk’s Office.
Absentee/early ballots are now available at the Town Clerk’s Office. For anyone wishing to cast his or her ballot prior to March 6, stop by the Town Clerk’s Office and vote in person or call 878-5121 to have a ballot mailed to you. All ballots must be received by the close of the polls on March 6 in order to be counted.
VERMONT TECHNICAL COLLEGE TO OFFER AVIATION DEGREE
In Williston, The Vermont Technical College will offer a four-year bachelor of science program in aviation.
The Times Argus of Barre-Montpelier said the college has received approval for the program, professional pilot technology, from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Applications for the fall semester are being accepted.
The college said retirements in the aviation industry are expected to surge during the next decade and the demand for pilots, engineers, technicians and information specialists is expected to be high.
Graduates of the Vermont program will be eligible for direct access to jobs and internships at airports and Federal Aviation Administration facilities.
SPRING LACROSSE REGISTRATION
The Williston Recreation Department is now taking registrations for spring lacrosse. Players may register at the Williston Town Clerk’s office (7900 Williston Road). The league features limited enrollment and registrations will be taken on a first come first served basis until closed.
Registration is being accepted for the following age groups: third and fourth grade boys, fifth and sixth grade boys, fifth and sixth grade girls, seventh and eighth grade boys, and seventh and eighth grade girls.
The league would also like to field a third and fourth grade girls team but is searching for a coach.
To express interest in coaching or playing, contact Parks and Recreation at 878-1239 or [email protected]
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR CVU HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
One member of the 2012 graduating class at Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg will receive a full four-year scholarship to pay for tuition and fees at the college of his or her choice, thanks to a donation from the Stiller Family Foundation. The creation of the Stiller Family Foundation Scholarship Fund was announced Monday by Christine Stiller, president of the Stiller Family Foundation; Sean McMannon, CVU principal; and Stuart Comstock-Gay, president & CEO of the Vermont Community Foundation.
The Stiller Family Foundation created the fund through a donation to the Vermont Community Foundation. According to a news release, the scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior at CVU whose high school cumulative grade point average is between 2.3 and 2.9. The ideal recipient “will be a student who puts in a good effort, has been a late bloomer in high school, and has the potential to blossom further in college.” The fund guidelines state that an eligible student should be able to show a relatively upward trend in his or her grades and academic engagement during his or her high school career, the release said.
Eligible students are required to apply in order to be considered for the scholarship. Applications are available at the CVU Guidance Department or online at www.cvuhs.org.
VERMONT WOMAN FACES PRESCRIPTION FRAUD CHARGES
In Berlin, Vt., a Vermont woman who police say attempted to pass a fraudulent prescription in Williston on Jan. 27 has been charged with felony prescription fraud for the third time in less than a month.
State police say 29-year-old Deborah Sanderson of Montpelier was arrested Feb. 4 at a Wal-Mart pharmacy in Berlin. Police say she was in possession of several blank and filled-in prescriptions that came from a Plainfield health center.
Officials say Sanderson was also charged with prescription fraud on Jan. 13 at pharmacy in Waitsfield, and that she is expected to be charged for the fraudulent prescription attempt in Williston.
When winter finally arrives, the snow will pile up along roadsides. As a result, the Williston Fire Department is asking neighborhood residents and businesses to remove the snow surrounding fire hydrants on their property.
The preferred clearance is a minimum of 18 inches. This service will enable firefighters to quickly locate and use the hydrant in the event of a fire — saving time that could lead to less property loss and possibly help save a life.
If you have any questions, call the Williston Fire Department at 878-5622.
WILLISTON LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION
Williston Little League T-ball, baseball, softball and Babe Ruth registration is available online at www.eteamz.active.com/wllbaseball. Registration deadline for a lower rate is March 1. Call Mark Gagne with any questions at 879-3281.
PUBLICLY FUNDED PREKINDERGARTEN
The Chittenden South Supervisory Union has publicly funded prekindergarten for children between the ages of 3 and 5 who reside in the towns of Williston, St. George, Charlotte, Hinesburg and Shelburne.
Publicly funded prekindergarten is defined as six to 10 hours per week of developmentally appropriate early learning experiences that are based on Vermont’s Early Learning Standards.
Prekindergarten education is limited to the academic year. (September 2012-June 2013). Applications for the 2012-13 school year are due March 12, 2012. For more information, contact Wendy Clark at 383-1235, [email protected], or visit the Chittenden South Supervisory Union Website (www.cssu.org).
WINTER PARKING BAN
The parking ban in Williston began Dec. 1 and remains in effect until April 1, between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. During those hours, vehicles cannot be parked on any town street or highway. The penalty for a violation is a $25 fine. The penalty for committing another parking violation within 30 days is $50.