Around Town (3/25/10)

March 25, 2010


Police chief interviews to begin next month

By the time of the soft application deadline of March 19, the town had received approximately 40 resumes from candidates looking to become Williston’s next police chief.

Town Manager Rick McGuire updated the Selectboard on the search process Monday, saying he hopes to begin the interview process in the second week of April. McGuire is screening the applications and putting together an interview committee of four or five people, which includes Selectboard member Judy Sassorossi. He wants to narrow the list of potential candidates to less than 10 before starting the interviews.

McGuire said applications came from Vermont and as far as California.

“We want to have someone on board by July 1,” McGuire said.


Braking through the village

Drivers should take note of some new signs while driving through Williston Village on Vermont 2A. The speed limit was reduced last week from 35 mph to 30 mph as part of an effort to improve safety in the area.


NEFCU offers scholarships

New England Federal Credit Union is accepting applications for its 2010 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholarships. Three STEM scholarships of $3,000 each will be awarded.

Applicants must be NEFCU members and pursuing a degree in biology sciences, physical sciences, mathematical sciences, computer and information services, geosciences, engineering or technology areas related to the listed fields.

Scholarships will be awarded to students who best demonstrate commitment to their field. Applications must be postmarked by April 30.

For more information or an application, visit any branch or or call 802-879-8790.


Cub Scouts help Children’s Hospital

Williston Cub Scouts raised more than $1,000 for the Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington.

The Webelos Cub Scout Den 2 of Williston Pack 692 collected loose change from December through March for its Big Change Roundup.

Last year, the scouts collected $690.