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    Morning Briefing -- Wednesday

    09/30/2014 10:06 PM EDT
    Wednesday, Oct. 1 Pies and Charts event BENNINGTON -- Pies and Charts event with Public Assets Institute -- tasty pies and enlightening charts. This event is free. Register at cindy@action-circles.com. It will be held today from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Glass blowing classes MANCHESTER -- The Manchester Parks and Recreation Department is 
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    Fifth annual Downhill for Diabetes event
    09/30/2014 10:06 PM EDT - KILLINGTON -- Donations for Diabetes is a non-profity charity foundation run by Lynn Pratt, of Pawlet, and her husband to raise money to help find a cure for diabetes. This downhill event has been held for the past four years and it has been a huge success, raising over $60,000. The 5th Annual Downhill for Diabetes Ski and Snowboard Event will be on Saturday, Feb. Full Story

    Morning Briefing -- Tuesday, Sept. 30
    09/30/2014 09:59 AM EDT - Bingo Tuesdays at Bennington Moose BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held Tuesdays at the Bennington Moose. Doors open at 5 p.m. Story time at Cheney Library HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Story time at Cheney Library in the Story Kitchen will be the theme of the fall preschool story time at Cheney Library. Full Story

    Molly Stark open house includes reading tree display
    09/29/2014 10:44 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Molly Stark Elementary School hosted an open house on Thursday, Sept. 25, from 5 until 6:30 p.m., during which parents of students were able to tour classrooms, view some of their children’s’ work, and participate in a scavenger hunt. Families who completed the scavenger hunt were entered into a raffle to win a $5 gift certificate to the school’s book Full Story

    Long Trail School hosts ‘Great and Grand Day’
    09/29/2014 10:44 PM EDT - DORSET -- On Friday, Sept. 19, Long Trail School opened its doors to 46 guests above the typical age of classroom attendees. Grandparents and "great friends" of students were invited to spend some time learning about recent initiatives at the school, interacting in classes and discovering what resonates about Long Trail with their hosts. Full Story

    School News in Brief
    09/29/2014 10:44 PM EDT - Krawczyk named a 2014 URI 101 Mentor KINGSTON, R.I. -- Dylan Krawczyk of Bennington has been named a 2014 URI 101 Mentor. URI 101 Mentors play an influential role helping first-year students in their transition to college. Working with an instructor, URI 101 Mentors create lessons that develop essential academic skills, encourage involvement, improve personal responsibility, and Full Story

    Vt. Transportation Board to visit 8 college campuses
    09/29/2014 10:44 PM EDT - MONTPELIER -- The Vermont Transportation Board this fall will hold eight public hearings at various college campuses around the state for the purpose of gathering public comment from young adults about transportation-related decisions that factor into the choices they make when deciding where to live and work after graduation. Full Story

    Community Calendar for Sept. 29 to Oct. 5
    09/29/2014 10:18 AM EDT - Monday, Sept. 29 Book signing BENNINGTON -- Local author Bob Sugarman will appear at the Bennington Free Library on Monday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. to discuss his book "Deadman's Float: A Henrietta Brown Mystery." A reception, including books available for purchase and signing, will immediately follow the program. Full Story

    Elizabeth Dole Foundation calls for 2015 Fellowship Applications
    09/26/2014 10:34 PM EDT - WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Elizabeth Dole Foundation is accepting applications through Oct. 1 for its 2015 class of Elizabeth Dole Fellows, a cornerstone initiative of the foundation’s work supporting military and veteran caregivers. Sen. Elizabeth Dole established the foundation to uplift military caregivers by strengthening the services afforded to them through innovation, Full Story

    Religion News in Brief
    09/26/2014 10:34 PM EDT - Saturday Beth El High Holiday schedule BENNINGTON -- Services will take place in the Ada and Paul Paresky Sanctuary Erev Rosh Hashanah: Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 7-8:30 p.m. -- Evening Service Rosh Hashanah I: Thursday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. -- Main Service; 11 a.m. until noon -- Family Service. Full Story

    (AP)
    Police: Worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pants

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York supermarket employee has been accused of leaving the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants. Full Story
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    Tracy Morgan may not perform or walk without assistance again

    “Saturday Night Live” alum seen outside New York hospital Wednesday in a wheelchair.