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Church of Sacred Heart-St. Francis de Sales collects food for 161 families

Dedicated to the memory of Al Pinsonneault, a longtime member of the parish
11/26/2014 11:50 PM EST
BENNINGTON >> The Social Concerns Committee at the Church of Sacred Heart-St. Francis de Sales over the last several months organized a collection that was able to feed 161 area families in need. For the second year, the group dedicated the collection to Al Pinsonneault, a longtime member of the parish who played a major part in getting the program started, said committee chair Allen Boulet. 
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Bennington housing report called contradictory by some
11/26/2014 11:24 PM EST - BENNINGTON >> A housing report seems to contradict a recent Select Board decision regarding a rental housing project, according to a board member. Bill Colvin, of the Bennington County Regional Commission, presented the "Town of Bennington Housing Report" to the board Monday. The report makes a number of recommendations, among them being "Reverse the trend of renter-occupied housing in and Full Story

USDA technology grant connects schools

BRATTLEBORO >> The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing almost $500,000 in a distance learning project in four Vermont school districts that will use Marlboro Graduate Center as a training hub for the technology. The USDA Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant will help 19 Vermont schools purchase videoconferencing equipment and software that will allow students Full Story
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Inclement weather affecting Thanksgiving travelers

MINEOLA, N.Y. >> More than 200 flights have been canceled at airports in the northeast as a storm packing rain and snow moved up the East Coast, disrupting plans for travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations. The tracking service FlightAware.com also says thousands of flight delays are expected as snow moves into the area Wednesday afternoon. 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 — Nov. 26

11/25/2014 08:58 PM EST
Today BENNINGTON Gentle yoga for cancer survivors: The Cancer Center sponsors free Gentle Yoga for Cancer Survivors weekly, Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in Conference Room C, at SVMC. You can join at any time and at any stage in your treatment or recovery regime. Support group: There is a support group for anyone living with any type of loss due to a death at Second Congregational Church 
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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. Full Story

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 www.benningtonyoga.com. 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

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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