Wednesday, Sept. 25
’Burgoyne’ returns to Bennington
BENNINGTON -- British Lt. General John Burgoyne will be on the grounds of the Bennington Battle Monument State Historic Site at 15 Monument Circle, from 2 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Although General Burgoyne never came to Bennington, his army was severely trounced in Walloomsac, New York at the now infamous Battle of Bennington. British writer-actor, Howard Burnham, presents encounters with the colorful British commander and will try to reclaim the captured British Army Camp Kettle preserved at the base of the Monument that is popularly known as "Burgoyne’s Kettle." The program takes place on the Monument grounds with four 15 minute encounters starting at 2 p.m., again at 2:30, 3 and 3:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Further information is available online at www.historicsites.vermont.gov or call 802-447-0550. Blood drive in Manchester
MANCHESTER -- The Manchester community will host a blood drive from noon to 5:30 p.m. Organizers are looking for all of the loyal and dedicated donors in the Manchester area to come to the First Congregational Church. Appointments are not necessary. However, one can make an appointment to give blood at this drive at the First Congregational Church by calling 1-800-843-3500 or by going on-line at redcrossblood.org.
Banned Books Week film at library
MANCHESTER -- Commemorate Banned Books Week by viewing "Storm Center" at the Mark Skinner Library at 7 p.m. In the 1956 classic film, a small-town librarian is branded as a communist by local politicians when she refuses to withdraw a controversial book from the library’s shelves. The librarian is played by the iconic Bet Advise and also stars Kim Hunter and Brian Keith.
The film screening is free and open to the public. Mark Skinner Library is located at 48 West Road. For more information, call Cindy Waters at 802-362-2607.
Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
Policy Drafting Committee
Central Office conference room, 4:30 p.m.
Agenda: #5002 policy on prevention of harassment of students; #5003 bullying prevention; #5030 attendance; tracking sheet; review status of previous meeting items: #1000, policy drafting committee, #4035, conflict of interest in hiring, #5065 verbal/physical assault of employees; other.
Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union
Board of Directors
MAU Middle School Library, 7 p.m.
Agenda: public comments; personnel: superintendent search NESDEC; finance related: approval to enter VEHI Member Participation Agreement and Power of Attorney, budget planning for FY 15, SVSU Budget Status Report, Treasurer’s Report Aug. ‘13, special education agreements: Village School of North Bennington and SVSU on behalf of NBGS District, Non-Instructional Services Agreement, agreement as to costs between SVSU and VSNB; consent agenda; Superintendents’ Reports: federal assurances for grant funds; Chair’s report: revision of SVSU meeting calendar for Oct., schedule date for Nov. meeting - regular date would be Thanksgiving Eve and Dec. regular date would be Christmas Day; other; motion for Executive Session ESP Contract.
WOODFORD -- Saturday, Sept. 28 is the last day to pay your Real Estate taxes to the Town of Woodford. Postmarks are not accepted. Treasurer’s office will be open on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.
Select Board vacancy
SHAFTSBURY -- Shaftsbury residents interested in being appointed to the Selectboard seat being vacated by Craig Bruder should submit a letter of interest to Vice Chair Karen Mellinger via email email@example.com (447-1950) by noon Friday, Sept. 27.
All quarterly water and sewer bills due
BENNINGTON -- This is a reminder that all quarterly water and sewer bills (both flat and metered) are due Friday, Oct. 4. Payments may be made by personal check, bank check, money order or cash at the town offices. The town office is located at 205 South St. They are open Monday through Friday and accept payments between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. For a stamped receipt, you must bring both portions of the bill with you.
If you wish to pay by credit card, you must call the phone number at the top of your bill (official payments). We do not accept the credit cards at the town office.
If you have any questions or concerns, call the Bennington Water Department at 442-1037.