Marchione visits HFCS to review College Completion Project

Hoosick Falls college and career readiness program catches lawmaker's attention
09/19/2014 10:53 AM EDT

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. - Hoosick Falls Central School District is three weeks into the new school year, and three weeks into its new college and career readiness initiative, the College Completion Project. New York State Sen. Kathleen Marchione (R-43) visited the district schools on Thursday to get an overview of the project and express her continued support for its implementation. Full Story

CORRECTED: Southern Vermont College unveils new admissions building
09/19/2014 05:40 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College hosted the ribbon cutting ceremony for its new admissions building on Thursday, and dedicated the building to the alumni who made it possible. The Wagner House, formerly known as the Gate House, is located at 897 Monument Avenue, and was once part of the Edward Everett estate that would eventually serve as the SVC campus. Full Story

Town manager announcement set for Tuesday

BRATTLEBORO -- The Selectboard has scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday night to finalize an agreement with the new town manager. Full Story
10 Things to Know for Today [09.17.14]

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Police: Priests attacked at Phoenix church, 1 dies

PHOENIX -- A badly injured priest managed to administer last rites to his dying fellow clergyman who was fatally shot in a nighttime attack at their Roman Catholic church in downtown Phoenix as police rushed to the scene after the man also called 911. Authorities had no suspects or solid leads as of Thursday afternoon. Full Story

Morning Briefing -- Friday

09/19/2014 09:40 AM EDT
Friday, Sept. 19 Stoneware Collectors event BENNINGTON -- The Stoneware Collectors' Group will meet at 4 p.m. in the Bennington Museum's Ada Paresky Education Center to hear a presentation by Jon Meredith titled "An Overview of Columbia County, New York Stoneware." Open to the public, the lecture is included with the $10 admission to the Bennington Museum. 
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Morning Briefing
09/17/2014 10:10 PM EDT - Thursday, Sept. 18 Free workshop for managing long-term health conditions BENNINGTON -- Do you or someone you know have a long-term health condition? Vt. Blueprint for Health is offering a free Healthier Living Workshop from 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday evenings from Sept. 18 to Oct. 23, in the seminar room at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC). Full Story

Morning Briefing -- Wednesday, Sept. 17
09/16/2014 10:33 PM EDT - Senior Center activities BENNINGTON -- On Wednesdays in September the Bennington Senior Center is holding Zumba Gold from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and will show a movie from 1-3 p.m. Van Gogh lecture MANCHESTER -- The Mark Skinner Library: Manchester's Public Library is pleased to announce that Carol Berry will share her interest and expertise in all things Van Gogh at the library Full Story

School News in Brief
09/15/2014 11:05 PM EDT - Fisher Elementary to host open house, dedicate new playground ARLINGTON -- Fisher Elementary School will host an Open House for students and their families on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5 to 6 p.m. At 5 p.m., Principal Deanne Lacoste will welcome community members and dedicate the new playground that was completed over the summer. Full Story

Long Trail School hires new faculty and staff
09/15/2014 11:03 PM EDT - DORSET -- Long Trail School continues to grow. Head of School Steven E. Dear is very pleased to welcome four new faculty members and one additional staff member for the 2014-15 school year. Veronique Chopin de La Bruyere will be teaching Spanish and French in the world languages department. Veronique earned a BA in Spanish and Linguistics at the University of San Francisco. Full Story

PAVE sends community partners to Charleston
09/15/2014 11:01 PM EDT - BENNINGTON -- "In our county over 50 percent of all cases at the States Attorney's Office have an element of Domestic Violence," states Erica Marthage, Bennington County's State's Attorney. Community partners from Bennington County just returned from a trip to Charleston, S. Full Story

Morning Briefing -- Tuesday, Sept. 16
09/15/2014 10:52 PM EDT - Bingo Tuesdays at Bennington Moose BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held Tuesdays at the Bennington Moose. Doors open at 5 p.m. Story time at Cheney Library HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Cheney Library will have story time for preschoolers and their caregivers on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Several of the classic tales and songs. 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