July 26, 2017

Letters to the Editor

Aug. 26, 2010

Playing at Mud Pond

We have been enjoying the recent coverage about Mud Pond Country Park and all of the new trail improvements. Kudos to the Fellowship of the Wheel Mountain Biking organization for all of the time, effort and expertise they have devoted to maintaining this gem of a trail. The Fellowship of the Wheel (fotwheel.org) is an outstanding group of outdoor enthusiasts who have created amazing hike and bike trails all over Chittenden County. An outing at Mud Pond will be a highlight of your family’s fall weekend schedule — check it out, it is only a few minutes from home!

Kim and Jeff Dannies, Williston

Buying FRONTLINE online

If you are a pet owner and you like to get good deals online be careful what you shop for. If the price seems too good to be true the product may not be what it should be.

My dog takes FRONTLINE to protect her from getting fleas and ticks. What many people don’t know is that some websites sell counterfeit items. FRONTLINE is a pet product used to kill biting lice, ticks and fleas on your pet or pets.

There are four ways to tell if your item is counterfeit:

1) The lot numbers on the box need to match the lot numbers on the applicator;

2) The connected applicator packaging should have a v-notch between each applicator packet;

3) There should be a full applicator picture on the back of each applicator packet with specific writing under picture stating, “To remove applicator, use scissors or lift and remove plastic tab to expose foil, then pull down.”

4) The unit of measure on the back of each applicator should be in ounces, not millimeters.

For the safety of our pets, the company should state that their products are U.S. EPA and FDA approved.

Mia O’Farrell, Williston


  1. tcoletta says:

    almost 3 decades ago when williston started it’s development review process the public works section was pushing for a wider roadway typical for residential streets. The town adopted 30 ft widths vs 24ft. That’s 6/24 (30%) additional impervious area and runoff that needs to treated before flowing into ALLEN BROOK. The town and selectboard have indicated a lack of interest to reach out and help communties like mine that have had expired stormwater permits for more then a decade. Its always been a wait and see, well I see where this headed now.

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