Cambridge Central board aims for building improvements

Energy performance contractor reveals district's savings
12/18/2014 07:38 PM EST
CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> Tuesday's regular Cambridge Central School District board of education meeting preceded a special public meeting on Wednesday night between the board and the building committee, to discuss options for addressing storm drain issues. The board of education gave its second reading of policy revisions at its Tuesday meeting, the final of which will be administered on Jan. 
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Cambridge's Battenkill Books to expand children's section with donation from author
12/18/2014 07:33 PM EST - CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> Battenkill Books announced its receipt of a monetary donation from author James Patterson which will be used for a partial renovation at the Cambridge book retailer. The independent small-town bookstore, 15 E. Main St., was one of 81 stores nationwide, to benefit from Patterson's campaign to support independent bookstores, "#SaveOurBooks. Full Story

Vermont Information Technology Leaders appoints CFO

BURLINGTON -- Vermont Information Technology Leaders has named Nancy Rowden Brock as chief financial officer. In this position, Brock will be responsible for human resources, budgeting, auditing, financial reporting, grants management, contract review, and act as liaison to various state agencies. Brock joins VITL from World Learning, an accredited educational institution that provides Full Story
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Sen. Leahy accompanies American freed from Cuban prison

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is being credited by congressional sources as a key player in brokering the release of Alan Gross, a federal subcontractor who was held in a Cuban prison for five years, Politico reported Wednesday. The political news website said Leahy, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md. Full Story
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A century later, mythic thud of ball still heard

PLOEGSTEERT >> On the side of a wind-swept field covered with scorpion weed, a simple wooden cross marks a unique event in football history. At its base, amid wreaths of poppies, lie a smattering of balls and various club pennants, all in remembrance of the Christmas Truce of 1914. A century ago on Christmas Day, German and British enemies left their World War I trenches and headed into no Full Story

Local Edward Jones team participates in advanced training

12/18/2014 07:48 PM EST
GREENWICH, N.Y. >> Breanna Lundy, a financial advisor with the financial services firm Edward Jones in Greenwich, NY, and Lori Lennox, a branch office administrator, recently attended an invitation-only training opportunity at the firm's headquarters in St. Louis. The three-day Advanced Practice Management Forum is offered to branch teams throughout the country who rank among the top third 
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Application deadline for the Congress-Bundestag youth exchange program
12/18/2014 07:42 PM EST - NEW YORK >> The application deadline for U.S. Department of State's scholarships to study in Germany for American high school students living in the Northeast is Jan. 8, 2015. These scholarships fully fund high school students to study for the 2015-2016 academic year. By living with a host family and attending a local high school, participants learn the German language, immerse themselves Full Story

Morning Briefing — Dec. 19
12/18/2014 04:30 PM EST - Dec. 19 BENNINGTON Friday night supper: Every Friday night the Moose serves supper, from 5:30 p.m. until gone. Ananda Yoga: Come to The Yoga Place, 532 Main St., Fridays from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. for Ananda Yoga. Senior Center activities: The Bennington Senior Center is holding ceramics or painting at 9 a. Full Story

Stairway Healing Arts Center adds two practitioners
12/17/2014 06:13 PM EST - CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> Stairway Healing Arts Center is pleased to announce the addition of two practitioners, Maggie Philpsak and Paula Shulman, joining the center's current staff. Stairway Healing Arts Center is an affiliation of independent practitioners who share a common bond of providing holistic and integrative healing and psychotherapy services to the community. Full Story

Myerson receives U.S. News 2015 "Best Law Firms" listing
12/17/2014 06:13 PM EST - MANCHESTER CENTER >> Bradley D. Myerson Law Offices has been listed in the 2015 Edition of U.S. News — Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms," in the field of Criminal Defense. Also, Attorney Myerson has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2015 for his work in Criminal Defense. Full Story

Morning Briefing — Dec. 18
12/17/2014 05:11 PM EST - Today POWNAL Pownal Legion bingo canceled: The American Legion Pownal Post 90 is canceling bingo on Thursdays until March 2015. We appreciate all the attendance and patrons but we are unable to continue with the winter schedule due to members' health. All present progressive money games and the cookie jar will remain the same until reopening. Full Story

'A Christmas Carol' at Oldcastle Theatre in Bennington
12/16/2014 08:30 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> The Theatre Arts Program at the Career Development Center is performing "A Christmas Carol" at Oldcastle Theatre on Dec. 19 and Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. This show is open to the public; donations accepted. Shown here is Tim Downs of Mount Anthony as Scrooge; makeup by Shaynelle Francis. 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