Around Town

Williston receives grant money

Gov. Peter Shumlin and Transportation Secretary Brian Searles last week announced the recipients of $2.2 million in federal funds for municipal grant projects under the Transportation Alternatives Program. The majority of the funding will be used for construction projects in Putney, St. Albans, Williston, Hyde Park, Cabot, Rutland City, Springfield, Montpelier, Readsboro and North Bennington.

Williston will receive $203,000 to construct 1,325 feet of sidewalk along Harvest Lane, filling in a gap.


Williston budget, candidate presentations to air

CCTV Channel 17 is set to air live interviews with Williston town and school board candidates and budget representatives.

On Feb. 13, it will air a presentation of the town budget by Selectboard member Terry Macaig and Town Manager Rick McGuire and Business Manager Susan Lamb at 5:25 p.m., followed by interviews with uncontested Selectboard candidates Chris Roy and Debbie Ingram at 6 p.m.

On Feb. 18, Williston School Board Chair Kevin Mara and District Principal Walter Nardelli will present the proposed Williston School District  budget at 5:25 p.m. Uncontested Williston School Board candidates Giovanna Boggero and Joshua Diamond, along with CVU School Board incumbent David Rath, who is also running unopposed, will appear at 6 p.m.


Scholarships for women available

Scholarships through the General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Vermont are available for Vermont women who have been homemakers and who have lost their main means of support through separation or divorce, or the death, disability or long-term unemployment of their spouse and need education or training to enter the workforce. Scholarships range from $500 to $1,500.

Applications for the scholarship can be obtained from Ida Mae Johnson at or 287-9744. Completed applications are due March 15.