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    (Photos by Ben Garver — The Berkshire Eagle)
    Feed Your Mind, Feed a Family under way in Berkshires, Southern Vermont

    NENI drive working with supermarket chains to give needy Thanksgiving dinner
    10/31/2014 10:04 PM EDT
    Hundreds of needy households in the Berkshires and Southern Vermont can expect a holiday meal, in part, courtesy of local newspaper readers. The annual Feed Your Mind, Feed a Family program will provides recipients with enough food for one Thanksgiving dinner or other repast from now until Dec. 31. Currently, 75 families and individuals have signed up to receive a meal through six social service 
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    Feed Your Mind, Feed a Family contacts
    10/31/2014 10:04 PM EDT - To help feed the needy this holiday season by subscribing to The Berkshire Eagle, Bennington Banner and Brattleboro Reformer, call 1-800-245-0254. For more information on the six organizations benefiting from the food drive contact: Bennington County Coalition for the Homeless (802) 442-2424 Project feed the Thousands, Brattleboro (802) 257-2005 Pittsfield Boys & Girls Club, (413) 448-8285 Price Full Story

    "Rowing for the Cure" underway to support breast cancer survivors
    10/31/2014 04:26 PM EDT - MANCHESTER -- When the first-ever pink drift boat came off the line at the RO drift boat factory in Bozeman, Montana in 2010, the initial reaction among local fishing guides was not exactly enthusiastic, recalls Ian Davis, owner of Bozeman-based Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures. "Who the heck would order a bright pink drift boat? Full Story

    Head Start clinic a huge success
    10/30/2014 11:56 AM EDT - BENNINGTON >> Over 70 children aged 3-5 participated in the Head Start Soccer Clinic sponsored by NSK Steering Systems America, Inc. The annual fall clinic took place on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings throughout September, with local children who participate free of charge, thanks to the generosity of NSK. Full Story

    GNAT volunteers win awards at the 2014 Alliance for Community Media — North East Video Festival
    10/30/2014 11:56 AM EDT - SUNDERLAND >> Erynn Hazlett won first place at the 2014 Alliance for Community Media - North East Video Festival for "W.H.A.M. 2020" in the category Profile Talk Show. Steve Dunning won second place for "The Way Home" in the category General Talk Show. "Creating and producing a television program takes hard work, dedication and a bit of bravery. Full Story

    AAA tips for Halloween safety
    10/30/2014 01:30 PM EDT - PORTLAND, MAINE >> While Halloween has long been known as a holiday for children, millions of adults participate in the festivities with their own parties that often include alcohol. This year, with Halloween Friday night, AAA Northern New England reminds adults attending costume parties to select a designated sober driver prior to enjoying Halloween gatherings. Full Story

    Washington County impaired driving crackdown
    10/30/2014 11:38 AM EDT - Washington County Undersheriff John Winchell announced today that Washington County police agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving. While we spend Halloween trick or treating and hosting parties with our loved ones, law enforcement officers across New York State will take to the roads in an effort to stop impaired driving, prevent injuries and Full Story

    Meetings
    10/30/2014 09:55 AM EDT - Oct. 30 Pownal Select Board: Town Office at 7 p.m. Agenda: 1. Agenda approval 2. Approval of Oct. 16 minutes 3. Warrants 4. Mail 5. Old Business A. Ellen Strohmaier, Treasurer re: Pay Raises B. RFP for American Legion Building C. Town Office Committee with LineSync Architects 6. New Business. Board of Sewer Commissioners: Town Office at 6:30 p. Full Story

    Morning Briefing -- Thursday, Oct. 30 and Friday, Oct. 31
    10/30/2014 09:41 AM EDT - Oct. 30 BENNINGTON Bennington Free Clinic hours: The Bennington Free Clinic is held each Thursday starting at 6 p.m. This clinic is for uninsured people 18 years of age or older in the First Baptist Church at 601 Main St. Please call 802-447-3700 for an appointment to be seen. Very Beginner Yoga: The Yoga Place, 532 Main St. Full Story

    Vermont Humanities Council selects Salman Rushdie's 'Haroun and the Sea of Stories' for Vermont Reads 2015
    10/29/2014 11:54 AM EDT - MONTPELIER -- The Vermont Humanities Council has selected internationally renowned author Salman Rushdie's novel "Haroun and the Sea of Stories" as its 2015 pick for its Vermont Reads program. Vermont Reads is VHC's statewide one-book community reading program that began in 2003. With Vermont Reads, the Vermont Humanities Council provides books for free to communities through an application Full Story

    Bikers cancel party after police recover bar

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — No bar, no party. Danish police say members of a biker gang have called off a planned party after officers raided a new club house in western Denmark and took away the bar that had been stolen from a nearby workshop. Full Story
    Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" —Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus; Rep. Full Story