Around Town (Sept. 4, 2008)

Sept. 4, 2008

Gubernatorial debate

The three leading gubernatorial candidates — Republican Gov. Jim Douglas, independent Anthony Pollina and Democrat Gaye Symington — have agreed to participate in a Sept. 10 debate with a focus on education issues.

Sponsored by Vermont-NEA, the union of Vermont educators, the debate will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Randolph. Vermont public television will broadcast the event and air it live online at

Susan Allen, editor of the Barre-Montpelier Times Argus, will moderate, asking questions of the candidates during the first half. The second half of the debate will be devoted to questions from the floor.

Coverage of the Vermont-NEA debate is part of VPT’s election-year programming.

Water and sewer bills

The Town of Williston water and sewer bills have been mailed and are due Sept. 30.

End of summer clean-up

People looking to clean up their homes after completing work projects can dispose of materials at the Chittenden Solid Waste District.

The waste district says that old paint is the most common hazardous household waste people tend to accumulate. Last year, the waste district said, it recycled 80 percent of the paint brought in for recycling. Chittenden County residents can bring unwanted paint and empty cans to the CSWD Environmental Depot at 1011 Airport Parkway, South Burlington, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays. There is no charge.

The Environmental Depot also accepts, for free, other household items containing hazardous materials, including insect and weed killers, fertilizers, polishes and cleaners, stripping fluids, automotive supplies and mercury-containing devices.

CSWD drop-off centers in Williston, Burlington, Essex, Hinesburg, Milton, Richmond and South Burlington will also accept scrap metal, clean wood, batteries, hardcover books, motor oil, oil filters, cell phones and clean clothing contained in a plastic bag.

For more information call 872-8111 or go online to