CCS board approves audit report, annual goals

10/22/2014 09:53 PM EDT
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School District board of education listened to the external auditor's report, gave a new charter for the district's communication advisory committee and approved annual goals at its regular meeting Tuesday night. The board also discussed the assessed conditions of the school's small gym. 
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State union endorses local Democrats
10/22/2014 09:50 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- The Vermont State Employees Association has endorsed three Democrats running for the state legislature. The three candidates are Dick Sears, Brian Campion, and Rachael Fields. Sears and Campion are running for the Senate while Fields is running unopposed in Bennington House District 2-1. Full Story

NH governor candidates debate, agree on Keene melee

CONCORD, N.H. -- Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan and Republican businessman Walt Havenstein found something to agree on Wednesday in their first televised debate in the governor's race -- those responsible for the weekend riot near the Keene Pumpkin Festival should be held accountable. Full Story
US journalist leaves hospital after Ebola recovery

OMAHA, Neb. -- An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola at an Omaha hospital left the facility Wednesday afternoon and is heading home to Rhode Island, a hospital spokesman said. Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted the virus while working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC and other media outlets, was released from the Nebraska Medical Center’s biocontainment unit Full Story
Gov. Shumlin's tax filings show $10M in assets

Gov. Peter Shumlin released his 2013 tax return Friday, reporting $721,445 in gross income and total assets worth $10.3 million. Shumlin's 1040 IRS form shows most of his income comes from real estate he owns and rents. He reported $128,639 in wages and $349,091 in income from real estate, royalties, supplemental income and trusts. Full Story



Morning Briefing -- Thursday, Oct. 23

10/22/2014 09:54 PM EDT
Free workshop for managing long-term health conditions BENNINGTON -- The Vt. Blueprint for Health is excited to offer a free Healthier Living Workshop from 4:30 to 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. 
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Morning Briefing -- Wednesday
10/22/2014 10:02 AM EDT - Wednesday, Oct. 22 Food and health workshop MANCHESTER -- The Manchester Parks and Recreation Department will offer a workshop on which foods boost or drain your energy. Taught by Marie Forlich, a certified health coach and herbalist, the class will teach you about the good, bad, and the best foods to add to your diet, cut cravings, and increase energy and focus. Full Story

HAYC3 calls for ‘Holiday Pop-Up Shop’ vendors
10/21/2014 10:26 PM EDT - HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Armory Youth Center and Community Coalition is planning to host its second-annual "Holiday Pop-Up Shop" on Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the second floor Perry Room at the HAYC3 Armory, 80 Church St. HAYC3 is currently soliciting vendors for the event, which allows small business owners, craftspeople, artists, artisans, farmers and nonprofits from Full Story

VT Race for the Cure grosses $326K
10/21/2014 10:25 PM EDT - MANCHESTER -- Last month’s 22nd annual Komen Vermont Race for the Cure, held in Manchester, drew 1,113 walkers and runners, raised $152,000 in cash to date, plus an additional $174,000 in in-kind donations, for a total of $326,000. "Pledges are still coming in, and folks are encouraged to continue donating throughout October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month," said Terry Farkas, Full Story

SVMC becomes teaching hospital for Podiatry
10/21/2014 10:25 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- A new program at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center is attracting podiatry students from across the country who want to train with an outstanding medical staff in a rural hospital. The new podiatry surgical residency program, which launched earlier this year, began with two recent graduates, Dr. Full Story

Morning Briefing -- Tuesday, Oct. 21
10/21/2014 09:55 AM EDT - Story time BENNINGTON -- Bennington Free Library holds "Story Rhythms for Babies & Toddlers," for children 4-36 months from 10:30-11 a.m. on Tuesdays upstairs in the Rotary meeting room. This special time for babies and toddlers will include stories, finger plays, song and movement. For more information, call Linda or Chris at 802-442-9051. Full Story

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. Full Story

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Are car keys a thing of the past?

The furor over General Motors' deadly ignition switch has the potential to doom the car key, a technology drivers have been using for 65 years. Full Story
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Famous bidders lining up to buy Clippers

Billionaires, entertainers and athletes alike announced their intentions to pursue the Los Angeles Clippers with varying degrees of seriousness Wednesday, proving the longtime losers will be quite a prize if the NBA is able to wrest control of the team away from Donald Sterling after his lifetime ban for racist remarks. Full Story
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Louis CK is back and grumpier than ever

Louie, who (like Louis) is a New York comic and a divorced father of two daughters, knows struggle and angst and cloudy wonderment. He views life through eyes with a stricken look, dwelling in a state of comfortable dread. Full Story