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    Community Calendar This Week

    10/19/2014 10:43 PM EDT
    Monday, Oct. 20 Bennington Free Clinic Monday hours BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Clinic will be open from 10 a.m. to noon at the First Baptist Church, 601 Main St. Call for an appointment, 802-447-3700. Drop-ins will not be seen. Elks hosts bingo BENNINGTON -- Every Monday, the Bennington Elks, 125 Washington Ave. 
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    Meetings This Week
    10/19/2014 10:42 PM EDT - October 20 Sunderland Selectboard Meeting Sunderland Elementary School at 7 p.m. Agenda: 1. Call to order 2. Introduction of those present by chair 3. Approval of minutes from previous meeting 4. Reports from Road Liaison and/or Highway Foreman A. Kelley Stand update 5. Old and Unfinished Business A. Full Story

    Religion News in Brief
    10/18/2014 11:02 AM EDT - Sunday, Oct. 19 Worship in North Bennington NORTH BENNINGTON -- The North Bennington Congregational Church welcomes everyone to its 11 a.m. worship service led by the Rev. Penny Rich Smith. The sermon, "The Faithful Thing To Do," will be based on Exodus 33:12-23 and Matthew 22:15-22. Full Story

    Weekend Briefing
    10/18/2014 11:03 AM EDT - Saturday, Oct. 18 Hoosick First event HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Hoosick First will sponsor an evening of music and refreshments at the Armory on Oct. 18. Hoosick First works to bring good government back to the Town of Hoosick -- putting Hoosick first, above party politics. To learn more, visit the Hoosick First Facebook page. Full Story

    Morning Briefing -- Friday, Oct. 17
    10/16/2014 09:36 PM EDT - Cake auction to benefit Book Angel Program MANCHESTER -- The Northshire Bookstore is excited to announce the second annual Book Angels Cake Auction. Each holiday season the Northshire donates books to local kids, who may not otherwise have access to them, as part of our Book Angels program. Full Story

    Morning Briefing -- Thursday, Oct. 16
    10/15/2014 09:59 PM EDT - Free workshop for managing long-term health conditions BENNINGTON -- The Vt. Blueprint for Health offers a free Healthier Living Workshop at 4:30-7 p.m., Thursdays through Oct. 23, in the Seminar Room at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center. This workshop, developed by Stanford University, will help you gain control of your symptoms with humor and grace. Full Story

    Arts News in Brief
    10/14/2014 10:35 PM EDT - 'Bennington Goes To War' at Oldcastle BENNINGTON -- Oldcastle Theatre presents "Bennington Goes To War," a staged reading based on letters from the Bennington Banner and interviews of veterans from the Bennington Historical Society. This 90-minute production features some of our local heroes sharing their experiences of World War II in their own words. Full Story

    Morning Briefing -- Wednesday
    10/14/2014 10:34 PM EDT - Wednesday, Oct. 15 Hoosick Falls Homecoming barbecue HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Falls High School Student Council is hosting the sixth annual Homecoming Chicken Barbecue from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Giffy's Barbecue will be providing the chicken dinners, which include chicken, potato, coleslaw, rolls and dessert. Full Story

    School News in Brief
    10/14/2014 10:23 PM EDT - IB Diplomas awarded to Long Trail Class of 2014 DORSET -- Long Trail School announces that it has awarded International Baccalaureate (IB) diplomas to 12 members of the Class of 2014. Dean of Academics Deb MacDonald sees these diplomas as recognition of two years worth of hard work and dedication to high-level learning on the part of these students. Full Story

    Community News in Brief
    10/14/2014 10:34 PM EDT - Valor lecture series continues with ‘spooky' presentation BENNINGTON - In Vermont, things are not always as they seem! Most folks think of Vermont as a quaint state, nestled in beautiful mountains, with a small town culture. But, our state is full of haunted mansions, ghostly lovers, and all manner of spirits (some terrifying) roaming the countryside. Full Story

    Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Full Story
    Smithsonian aims to raise $1.5B to improve museums

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Smithsonian Institution has embarked on a major campaign to raise $1.5 billion and increase private support for the world's largest museum and research complex to fund programs in history, science, art and culture. Full Story