October 28, 2016

Around Town

Williston Children’s Center to close 

Williston Children’s Center recently announced it is closing its doors on Oct. 19. Child Care Resource purchased the center, located in the Williston Federated Church, in 2003.

“Child care is a complicated business,” a press release sent out by the center states. “In these difficult financial times, it doesn’t take much to disrupt the delicate balance that makes it work. For Williston Children’s Center, multiple changes in too short a period made it impossible to continue to operate and stay true to our mission.”

Staff members intend to work with the Williston Federated Church, the Williston School District, Building Bright Futures and the Williston community to create a new plan for the space to best support the community’s families in raising young children.


Williston Recreational Basketball taking registrations

The Williston Recreational Basketball program is now accepting applications. To register, print a form from the town website, www.willistonvt.govoffice3.com, and return it with payment to the town clerk’s office at 7900 Williston Road.
For more information, call Williston Parks and Recreation at 878-1239 or email finnegank@willistontown.com.


Legislative internship for high school girls

High-school age girls with an interest in government service and advocacy are invited to apply for Girls Rock the Capitol, a legislative internship led by Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains. No Girl Scout experience is needed.

The program links girls to female legislators who act as mentors while girls learn about and work on issues affecting the future of Vermont from inside the State House.

To apply, contact Michelle Carignan at 1-888-474-9686, ext. 142 or mcarignan@girlscoutsgwm.org. Applications are due Oct. 31.

Alzheimer’s walk raises more than $100,000

More than 800 people from across the region joined the Alzheimer’s Association at the 2012 Vermont Walk to End Alzheimer’s late last month. The event raised $117,820 for Alzheimer’s care, support services, educational programs and research. The walk raised 66 percent more than last year’s event and nearly four times more than it did in 2010.

“It is clear from the incredible success and attendance at this year’s event that Vermont has shown its commitment to the fight against Alzheimer’s,” said Martha Richardson of the Alzheimer’s Association, Vermont Chapter in Williston. “It is truly inspiring to see our community answer this call to action in support of the more than 11,000 Vermonters currently living with Alzheimer’s disease across our state.”

The Vermont Walk to End Alzheimer’s is one of six across the state and thousands across the country. Statewide, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s has raised more than $150,000.

For more information or to make a donation, visit alz.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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