Morning Briefing

Saturday July 27, 2013


Saturday, July 27

Buried Treasure Film Series at library

BENNINGTON -- As part of the Buried Treasure Film Series for Kids at the Bennington Free Library, there will be Vermont Public Television screenings of "Wild Krats, Lost at Sea," at 2 p.m. and "Sid the Science Kid," at 3 p.m. The program will be held in the Rotary Room. Free and open to the public. Call 802-442-9051 for more information. Arlington Fire Co. Car Show

ARLINGTON -- Antiques, classics and custom cars will be shown from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to at the Arlington Rec Park on Route 7A. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. with awards presented at 2:15 p.m.

Donation is $12 per car, with participant ribbons for the first 75 entrants.

First, Second and Third place trophies awarded in nine classes as well as trophies for Fire Chief’s Choice, Chairman’s Choice, Ladies Auxiliary’s Choice, Longest Distance and Best of Show.

For more information please contact Rich Maddaloni at 802-375-6021. Proceeds benefit the Arlington Fire Company.

SVC Summer Decision Day

BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College will host a Summer Decision Day today for first-year and transfer students.

Prospective students will have an opportunity for a one-on-one meeting with an admissions counselor and obtain information on scholarships, financial aid, and have a tour of the campus.

For those who bring a copy of their transcripts from all schools attended and SAT scores and letters of recommendation, if available, a decision will be made that day for acceptance into a degree program at Southern Vermont College. The application fee will be waived. Register online at

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 802-447-6300 or e-mail

Chicken barbecue at church

PITTSTOWN. N.Y. -- A chicken barbecue will be held at the Pittstown United Methodist Church Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. Eat in or take-out. The cost: adult $10; children 5 to 10, $5; under 5, free. For advance tickets, call 518-663-5145.

’Dig Into Reading’ at Mark Skinner Library

MANCHESTER -- The Mark Skinner Library theme "Dig Into Reading" will feature a raffle of 20 crates and baskets just for kids, filled with all kinds of books, games, stuffed animals, toys, and more. Crates and baskets will be on display in the library beginning today.

Registration for "Dig Into Reading" is ongoing. The first 25 children who register will each receive a free raffle ticket. All registrees will receive a Reading Time Log and will earn one free raffle ticket for every two hours they read. Baskets and crates will be on display through mid-August. Events are continuing throughout the summer.

20th annual Pownal Valley Fair

POWNAL -- The 20th annual Association Community Fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. on Route 346 just off Route 7, behind the post office and firehouse. There will be games, prizes, food and more kids games and activities, tractor pulls, a pig roast, entertainment by live bands, crafters and vendors, 50/50, bingo, an exhibit hall, and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

For more information, call Nell Winchester at 802-823-5258.

Jamaica Old Home Day

JAMAICA -- Vermont’s street party takes place from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. There’ll be a parade with floats and bands, events, races, prizes, food, music and dancing, games for kids, a magic show, a free exhibition of quilts for kids and arts and crafts.

Also, there’ll be a quality flea market, traditional Abenaki singing, Vermont history and culture, vendors, exhibitions by the Green Mountain Woodcarvers, entertainers, a chili cook-off and our special chicken barbecue. At 7 p.m. join a square dance with Bills Band. For more information, call Gene Morrison at 802-380-4508.

Sunday, July 28

Bingo at Bennington Legion

BENNINGTON -- American Legion Post 13 will host bingo with new hours. Doors open at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. No one under 14 will be admitted.

Barbecue, volleyball tournament

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington County Child Advocacy Center will hold the first annual Backyard Barbecue and Volleyball Tournament from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Willow Park.

The goal is to get together with friends and family, have fun, and support services for the kids of Bennington County. Other events will include a barbecue sponsored by Price Chopper’s Golub Foundation, live music, and activities for kids.


Town project list

BENNINGTON -- The town of Bennington project list for July 29 to Aug. 2 follows.

Water Department

On Monday, crews will be replacing a lead line at 125 McCall St. The street will be closed between 125 and 140 McCall St.

On Tuesday, crews will be repairing a water line at 131 Main St. McCall Street will be closed.

On Wednesday, crews will be on Gore Road marking out water lines. Please use caution as men and equipment will be in the road.

Wastewater Department

Monday and Tuesday, crews will be rebuilding manholes on Gore Road from the intersection of South Stream Road, Beech Street and Gore Road to just past Shady Lane on Gore Road. One lane traffic will be accommodated.

Wednesday and Thursday, crews will be rebuilding manholes on Dewey Street: one manhole is in the area of Everett Street and Hardwood Drive; the other two are between Blackberry Lane and Monument Avenue. One lane traffic will be accommodated.

Highway Department

Throughout the week, a private contractor will be working on Orebed Road and River Road repairing the failed road. Lane restrictions and road closure may be necessary. Please use alternate routes. The road will be closed between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Highway crews will be working on School Street between Pleasant Street and County

Street preparing for curbing; road closure will be necessary, please use alternate routes.

Tuesday to Friday, curb work will be poured starting on the west side of School Street and then the east side. When School Street is completed, the crew will move to Jefferson Avenue and then to Washington Avenue. Notices will be posted.

A paving contractor is finished with Middle Pownal Road, Niles Road, Southshire, and North Terrace. Pleasant Valley and Mount Anthony Road only have had a shim coat installed, the top coat will be completed at a later date.

All work will be dependent on weather conditions. Please use caution when entering a construction zone, men and equipment will be in the traveled portion of the road.

Residents and contractors, please make sure all loads are covered when taking leaves and or brush to the transfer station.


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