Morning Briefing -- Thursday

Thursday November 15, 2012

Thursday, Nov. 15

Bingo in Pownal

POWNAL -- Pownal American Legion Post No. 90 offers bingo every Thursday evening. Doors and concession open at 5 p.m. There will be 30 games including three progressive jackpots, door prizes, raffles, and family fun. Benefit ham dinner for Sandy victims

ARLINGTON -- St. James’ Episcopal Church will hold a ham dinner to benefit the victims of Hurricane Sandy from 5-7 p.m. A free will offering is asked and all proceeds will go directly to victims of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. Takeout dinners will be available. All are welcome. If you are unable to attend but still wish to help, you may contribute to the effort by sending your check made out to St. James’ Episcopal Church with "Hurricane Sandy Relief" in the memo line. For additional information, call 802-375-9952 or check our website at

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include bone builders from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; quilting from 1 to 3 p.m.; and beginning belly dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Bennington Free Clinic

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Clinic is held each Thursday starting at 6 p.m. This clinic is for uninsured people 18 years of age or older, who would other wise fall through the cracks of our fractured health care system. It is located in the First Baptist church at 601 Main St. Call 447-3700 for an appointment to be seen.


BRSU Governance Committee

Manchester El. Middle School, 5 p.m.

Agenda: Discussion of phase 1 governance study; public comments; other business.

BRSU Board

Manchester El. Middle School, 7 p.m.

Agenda: Approval of BRSU Board minutes of June 18; Evaluation Committee report (executive session requested); report of the superintendent of schools: rates of pay for substitutes, Teachers Association memorandum of agreement, draft BRSU budget, draft SPED budget, VSA educator quality presentation; appointments/resignations: request for release from contract, hire recommendation for Laurie Devine, Early Education staffing recommendation, hiring update; public comment; other business.

Hoosick Falls Central School Board

High School library, 7 p.m.

SVSU Budget Committee

Central Office conference room, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Agenda: Fiscal 2014 budget preparation; early childhood education, Karen Burnell; curriculum & ELL, Donna Leep/Kathi Marcoux; special education, Kathy Buck; finance and operations, Rick Pembroke.

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