April 25, 2017

PHOTOS: Senegalese visit Williston

Sept. 30, 2010

Observer photos by Greg Duggan

Lt. Col. Bamba Diao and Maj. Canar Diop of Senegal received a tour of the Williston Police Station on Sept. 27. Officer Travis Trybulski led the tour. The Senegalese were in Vermont as part of the National Guard’s State Partnership Program. They observed a statewide catastrophic event exercise on Friday and Saturday, and toured the Williston police and fire stations on Monday.

Comments

  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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