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Aug. 12, 2010

Public meeting on hunting scheduled

The Selectboard and Conservation Commission will hold a public meeting to discuss hunting on town-owned land later in the month.

Hunting is not allowed on town-owned land in areas where hiking is the primary recreational use or where conservation easement restrictions prohibit hunting, according to Town Planner Jessica Andreoletti.

Andreoletti said the town is considering a ban on hunting on town-owned land where the property is encumbered by 500-foot safety zone buffers.

The meeting is scheduled for 8 p.m. on Aug. 23 in the Town Hall Meeting Room.

Taxes due

The Williston Town Clerk’s office will be closed on Monday, Aug. 16. Tax payments due Aug. 15 must be received by or postmarked for Aug. 17. Town Hall is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Taxpayers can use the drop box at the back door of Town Hall. For more information, call 878-5121.

Wiffle Ball tourney tops $1 million in fund-raising

An annual Wiffle Ball tournament in Essex that raises money for the Travis Roy Foundation has topped $1 million.

Hundreds gather every summer to play ball for charity at replicas of Fenway and Wrigley parks in Pat O’Connor’s backyard in Essex. This year, the tournament brought in more than $300,000, lifting nine years’ worth of donations to more than $1 million.

Travis Roy, who the started the foundation after a hockey injury left him paralyzed, was on hand to celebrate the milestone over the weekend.

The Maine native was playing his first game for Boston University when he was injured in 1995. His foundation seeks to find a cure for spinal cord injuries and provides grants to survivors to help them lead independent lives.

— The Associated Press