Bennington Free Library needs $300,000 for roof

Says fund raising efforts have not been successful
11/25/2014 10:21 AM EST
BENNINGTON >> The Bennington Free Library wants to ask voters to borrow not more than $300,000 for a new roof. Lynn K. Fonteneau McCann, director of the Bennington Free Library, asked the Select Board Monday if it would place the request on the ballot to go before voters in March. Board members had a number of questions about the proposal including the cost of other construction materials 
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Three Kmart employees accused of stealing from Bennington store
11/24/2014 10:14 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> Three former Kmart employees are accused of helping each other steal items from the store where they worked. Olivia A. Hamann, 20, of Shaftsbury, Jacqee L. Manno, 20, of Bennington, and Christina M. Campbell, 24, also of Bennington, each pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court to a felony count of embezzlement. Full Story

State Board seeks public comment on strategic plan

BARRE -- The Vermont State Board of Education is seeking public input as they draft a statewide strategic plan for the coming five years. Pursuant to 16 V.S.A. ยง 164a., which requires the State Board of Education to "adopt through a public process a statewide strategic education plan to describe how the agency will help schools boards to improve student performance", the Board voted to Full Story
Thanksgiving trumps Black Friday for deals

NEW YORK >> Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year. An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year. Turns out, shoppers will find more discounted items in stores that are open on Thanksgiving. Full Story
Religion News in Brief

Religion News in Brief
SATURDAY, NOV. 22 St. Luke's sets Christmas Bazaar CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. >> The Christmas Bazaar at St. Luke's parish hall will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a free luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All the proceeds will go directly towards the food pantry, beaver cross scholarships and families for Christmas. Full Story

Morning Briefing — Tuesday, Nov. 25

11/25/2014 09:48 AM EST
Today's calendar BENNINGTON Story time at Bennington Free Library: Bennington Free Library will hold "Story Rhythms for Babies & Toddlers" for children 4–36 months from 10:30 to 11 a.m. upstairs in the Rotary meeting room. Bingo Tuesdays at Bennington Moose: Bingo is held Tuesdays at the Bennington Moose. 
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Meetings for the week of Nov. 24
11/24/2014 03:29 PM EST - Nov. 24 SVRTSD RGB Strategic Planning Committee: CDC Conference Room at 2:30 p.m. Agenda: 1. Approval of the Oct. 23 minutes 2. Board approved CDC Mission, Philosophy and Goals 3. Goals worksheet subcommittee 4. Satallite program, Distance Learning and Summer programs 5. CDC Meeting with AAUW on April 6, 2015 6. Full Story

Community Calendar this week — Nov. 24
11/24/2014 10:21 AM EST - Today MANCHESTER Book signing: Join Peter Yarrow and Noel Stookey (Paul) of Peter, Paul and Mary at 6 p.m. at the Northshire Bookstore for songs and stories as they present "Peter, Paul, and Mary: Fifty Years in Music and Life" with a signing to follow. Ticket required, admission $5 per attendee, admission receipt good as voucher towards the purchase of the book. Full Story

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11/21/2014 10:07 PM EST - Today BENNINGTON Southern Vermont College's Fall Open House: Southern Vermont College will host its second Fall Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Prospective students and their families will have an opportunity to learn about the College. The event includes guided tours of campus and presentations on academic programs. Full Story

Morning Briefing — Nov. 21 and Nov. 22
11/21/2014 09:47 AM EST - Today 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. For more information, 802-447-0393 or Concert at South Street cafe: Arlington Memorial Jazz Band will perform at 7 p. Full Story

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11/19/2014 05:20 PM EST - Today NORTH BENNINGTON Infant-Toddler play group: Bennington County Head Start is hosting an Infant Toddler Playgroup from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the North Bennington Head Start Cottage. This is a parent-child, drop-in playgroup. Figure Drawing at the VAE: The Vermont Arts Exchange offers self-guided figure drawing on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p. Full Story

Thanksgiving in the Meals on Wheels Kitchen
11/18/2014 05:33 PM EST - These Meals on Wheels meal sites — in Manchester, Arlington, Bennington, and Stamford — bustle with laughter ordinary days. On holidays, they are abuzz with the pre-feast excitement found across the country in most homes. "Is the turkey ready yet?" "When are we going to eat?" and "Smells delicious! 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