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Homestead declaration 

Williston residents must file their homestead declaration (form HS-122) by April 15. It can be filed with the Vermont income tax return or electronically at any time. A property owner must file a homestead declaration if the owner owns and occupies the property as his or her primary residence and is domiciled in Vermont. Owners of homestead property acquired as of April 1 must file by the April 15 deadline. Late filing will be accepted through Oct. 15, but a late filing penalty will apply.

Those seeking a property tax adjustment must complete Form HI-144, the Household Income Schedule. Generally, household incomes of $109,000 or more do not receive an adjustment. The maximum property tax adjustment is $8,000. Residents will not receive a property tax adjustment unless both a Form HS-122 (Homestead Declaration and Property Tax Adjustment Claim) and a Form HI-144 (Household Income Schedule) are filed. 

For more information, visit or contact the Vermont Dept. of Taxes at 828-2865 or toll-free in Vermont at 866-828-2865.

CVU to host spring college fair

Champlain Valley Union High’s 15th annual spring college fair is set for March 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Approximately 120 college representatives from New England, the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest will be available.

Students and parents can speak directly to the same representatives who may be reading applications in the fall. Representatives from schools that offer four-year, two-year and one-year certificate programs will be at the fair.

The fair is free and open to all students in area high schools and their guardians. For more information, call Marie Eddy or Helen Shepard at 482-7137 or email or .


The Williston School Distict will hold its annual Big Basket Raffle and silent auction fundraiser at Williston Central School on Saturday, March 28. More than 50 themed baskets will be raffled off, along with other items. Doors open at 6 p.m. Attendees should use the cafeteria entrance. Admission is free. Raffle tickets start at $1 each. Attendees who bring non-perishable food items for the Williston Community Food Shelf will receive up to five free raffle tickets.