April 27, 2017

Around Town

Town positions open

The town of Williston is looking for volunteers to fill several positions including seats on the Cemetery and Recreation commissions, a Champlain Water District representative position and a volunteer firefighter spot.

To learn more about each position or to apply for an opening, visit the town’s website, www.town.williston.vt.us, request an application from the town manager’s office, call 878-0919 or email rmcguire@willistontown.com.


Fun Run and Jiggety Jog registration open

Registration is now open for the 22nd annual Vermont Respite House 5k Fun Run and Jiggety Jog. The event is set for Saturday, May 11 at the Allen Brook School in Williston, with check-in starting at 8 a.m. and the 5k run at 9 a.m.

Participants of all ages and fitness levels will walk, run, bike, in-line skate, push strollers and pull wagons to raise pledges for Vermont Respite House. Last year’s run raised a grand total of $42,000. Registration is $20, which goes toward your fundraising total. Individuals who raise $100 in pledges will receive a Fun Run t-shirt. Individuals or teams who raise $1,000 or more will become members of the Jiggety Jog Club and will be honored for their achievement at a ceremony following the race.

Pets on leashes are welcome.

Register online at www.vnacares.org/run, or call 860-4435.


  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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