Thursday, Dec. 19

MAUHS Winter Concert

BENNINGTON -- The MAUHS bands directed by Marjorie Rooen, will present a Winter Concert on Thursday, Dec. 19th at 7 p.m. in the MAU Auditorium. The Concert will feature the MAU Marching Band, Concert Band and Jazz Band. Admission is free. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected at the door to help support our local food shelves.

VCIL open house

BENNINGTON -- The Vermont Center for Independent Living will hold its annual open house, "It's a Wonderful Life," from 4 to 6 p.m. Come visit with staff and learn about programs and services. Tour their office space and enjoy refreshments and fun. RSVP or request interpreters by Monday, Dec. 16, at 802-447-0574 or 802-442-1876. Located in offices at 601 Main St.

Bingo at Pownal Legion

POWNAL -- The American Legion Post 90 in Pownal holds bingo on Thursdays. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. promptly. Two progressive games. Snack Bar is available.

Bennington Free Clinic

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Clinic is held each Thursday starting at 6 p.m. This clinic is for uninsured people 18 years of age and older, who would otherwise fall through the cracks of our fractured health care system. It is located in the First Baptist Church at 601 Main St. Call 447-3700 for an appointment to be seen.

Bennington Free Clinic and Vermont Health Connect

BENNINGTON -- We will be making appointments for folks wishing to know more about Vermont Health Connect, and to sign up on Mondays and Thursdays.

The Bennington Free Clinic is providing free assistance to individuals, families and small businesses who have questions about the new Vermont insurance system, which was developed as part of the federal Affordable Care Act. A team of 10 trained Navigators is available to answer questions and guide consumers through the enrollment process.

Starting on Jan. 1, 2014, all people in Vermont will be required to have health insurance, either through an employer or through the new online insurance marketplace, "Vermont Health Connect." The open enrollment period began on Oct. 1, 2013. Individuals and families will need to sign up for a VHC insurance plan by Dec. 15, for coverage to start on Jan. 1, 2014. There are different sign-up deadlines for small businesses.

Navigators are available by appointment at the following times: Every Monday, 10 a.m. to noon; every Thursday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; and the third Monday of each month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Other times may be available upon request. Appointments can be made by calling (802)-447-3700 or by email at

The Bennington Free Clinic is located at 601 Main Street, Bennington.


Winhall Police Sgt. Joshua Epstein was incorrectly identified in an article in Wednesday's paper, "Police: Woman drops off job application, steals from cars."


Hoosick Falls Central School Board of Education

Regular Meeting

High School Library at 7 p.m.

SVSU Board of Directors

MAUMS Library at 7 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Public Comments 2. Draft Audit: Bonadio & Co., LLP. 3. SVSU Proposed Budget FY' 15 4. Policies A. #1000 Policy Drafting Committee 5. Finance Related A. Treasurer's Report, November B. Proposal to Provide Internet Service C. Budget Status Report 6. Consent Agenda A. Minutes B. Warrants C. Job Descriptions D. Resignations E. Retirements F. Leave of Absence G. Nominations 7. Superintendents's Reports A. Next Legislative Breakfast will be Monday, Jan. 20 8. Chair's Report A. Formatof Recommendations to the SVSU Board 9. Other 10. FYI A. SVSU Student Enrollment, December B. Schedule Meeting Date for SVSU Budget Approval in January

Pownal Select Board

Town Office at 7 p.m.

Agenda 1. Agenda Approval 2. Approval of Minutes 12/12/13 3. Warrants 4. Mail 5. Old business: A. Temporary Hiring Authorization- Transfer Station 6. New business: A. January 2 Meeting 7. Adjourn to Road Fund Budget Work Session