Morning Briefing

Saturday July 13, 2013


Saturday, July 13

Monument steps open to public

BENNINGTON -- Visitors to the Bennington Battle Monument will have an opportunity to climb its steps today, a once-yearly occurrence.

The tours will start at 10 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.

An additional charge is added onto the admission price. The cost will be $4 for adults and $2 for children ages 6 through 14. Children 5 and under are free. Library announces Summer Wall Works exhibit

BENNINGTON -- The newest installation of Wall Works at the Bennington Free Library features recent works by Michael Williams, and the public is invited to an opening reception for the artist from 1 to 3 p.m.

Williams, a native of Washington, moved to Vermont in 1972 and has lived and worked in South Dorset for many years. Hes studied extensively over a 10-year period at several prestigious art schools and in the early 1970s Williams was a sculpture teaching assistant at Bennington College and studio assistant to Kenneth Noland.

Defensive driving course

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- The Northeast New York Safety & Health Council will sponsor the defensive driving course at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation (formerly Hoosick Falls Health Center), on Danforth Street, beginning at 8:30 a.m. promptly.

UNO’s Neighborhood Tag Sale

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The UNO Neighborhood Tag Sale will be held from 9 a. m. to 4 p.m.

Thirteen streets in the UNO neighborhood will be holding the sale. The streets participating are: Bracewell Avenue, Freeman Avenue, Chase Avenue, Chase Hill, River, North Holden, Houghton, Hall, Liberty, Grove and Temple Streets, Brook Terrace and part of Eagle Street.

Besides the many tag sales, at the Bracewell Avenue Playground free face painting will be provided by The Family Place and refreshments provided by The North Adams Lions Club.

Summer cheese pairing

SALEM, NY -- Rob Southerland of Gardenworks will host a cheese tasting at 11 a.m. at Gardenworks. The pairing will feature artisan cheeses from some of the area’s best known farms.

Gardenworks is located on Route 30, five miles west of Route 22.

Grafton Town Festival

GRAFTON, N.Y. -- The Grafton Town Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Town Park on Roxborough Road.

The Grafton Historical Society will offer for sale a new publication, "Dear Lonnie: A Glimpse of Grafton 1893 to 1895" by Estella Myers Hovnanian.

For more information, contact 518-641-9660,, or visit

Sunday, July 14

Legion bingo

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

Variety show benefit for Bullock Building

READSBORO -- A variety show will be presented at 2 p.m. at the Bullock Building on Main Street.

Several vocalists and musicians and a hula hoop performer from the surrounding towns are donating their time to raise funds for continuing restoration of the historic Bullock Building. A ticket at the door will be $10 -- $5 for those under 12. Jim Bushika of Stamford will be master of ceremonies. The program will end with a make-your-own ice cream sundae.


Town project list

BENNINGTON -- The town of Bennington project list for July 15 to 19 follows.

Water Department

Monday to Thursday, crews will be making water line repairs on School Street between Gage and County Streets. This will require a road closure between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Local traffic will be accommodated.

Highway Department

Monday to Friday, a private contractor will be working on Orebed Road and River Road repairing the failed road. Lane restrictions and a road closure may be necessary, please use alternate routes.

Several crews will be working on School Street to prepare for new sidewalks, curbs, curb reallocations and pavement, please use alternate routes.

Crews will be working on Jefferson Avenue between Elm Street and Weeks Street preparing for new curbs, sidewalks and pavement, Jefferson Avenue will be closed.

Crews will be patching potholes and trenches all week, please use caution.

On Tuesday, crews will be paving Meadowbrook Drive, and the Hinsdillville Park on Route 67 in Papermill Village.

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.

Notice to residents and contractors: Please make sure all loads are covered when taking leaves and brush to the transfer station.


A story Friday about a man facing a fourth driving under the influence of alcohol offense incorrectly named the defendant. His name is Gregory Hattat.


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