Letters to the Editor (10/29/09)

Oct. 29, 2009


Thank you, Williston!

Whitcomb's Land of Pumpkins would like to thank everyone who participated in and supported our Annual Giant Pumpkin Display/Weighoff and Williston School Fundraiser.

We displayed and weighed some very nice and big pumpkins, which included a 736-pound pumpkin grown by Williston's Matthew Daily. It was a sunny and beautiful day and fun was had by all. A total of $785 was raised by pumpkin purchases, maze admissions and a bake sale.

A special thank you to our local business people for your generous prize donations.

The Whitcomb Family, Williston


Please sign new petition

There seems to be some confusion about the petitions being circulated about a vote for or against a roundabout at the intersection in the village.

In the spring, the Selectboard approved a roundabout where we now have a four-way stop. Petitions in the spring were circulated to get the Selectboard to rescind their vote.

This did not happen. The petitions out now are to give the town’s people a chance to vote “yes” or “no” for the roundabout by having the question put on the ballot in March 2010.

In addition to last week's list of where the petitions can be found, there are now petitions at the Sunoco next to exit 12.

Please sign soon, as the petitions need to be picked up by end of the month. We did not wish to do this petition drive during holidays or cold weather. Thank you.

Ginger Isham and Marie Lareau, Williston


Grandfather clock is Williston opportunity

I favor the acquisition of this important town treasure.

I am referring to the Williston Observer’s Oct. 22, front page article regarding a significant work of original Williston art in the form of a "larger than life" grandfather clock.

If you have not read the article, please do. In any case, upon reading it, please contact me with your advice for the Williston Historical Society Board of Directors with your opinion; acquire or not. I will forward your answers to the board.

I am not on the Historical Society board, but my wife Lucy and I have been members for many years. I participated in the preservation and moving of the Stove Pipe Corner School house to our Town Green. That process was as good for our community as possibly the preservation itself. I believe the Munson Grandfather Clock presents those same opportunities for our community.

Time is of the essence! Contact me at jim_mccullough@myfairpoint.net or at 878-2180 before 9 p.m.

Rep. Jim McCullough, D-Williston