Morning Briefing -- Thursday


Thursday, April 17

Bingo at Pownal Legion

POWNAL -- American Legion Post 90 in Pownal holds bingo on

Thursdays. Doors open at 5 p.m., and bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. promptly. There will be two progressive games, and a snack bar will be available.

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 otherwise fall through the cracks of our fractured health care system. It is located in the First Baptist Church at 601 Main St. Call 802-447-3700 for an appointment to be seen.

Family friendly play at Oldcastle

BENNINGTON -- The Oldcastle Theatre Company presents A. A. Milne's "The Ugly Duckling." This show, adapted for children (and written by the author who gave us the "Winnie the Pooh" series) is fun for the whole family. Shows on Thursday, April 17, at 11 a.m.; Friday, April 18, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 19, at 11 a.m.

Annual undergraduate research conference

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) will host its 12th annual Undergraduate Research Conference (URC) on Thursday, April 17, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Venable Gym, when hundreds of MCLA students will present their research. Held each year in April, the URC is a campus-wide celebration of the talent and dedication of MCLA's students.

Incarceration and race discussion

BENNINGTON -- A talk on "Incarceration in America" by Glenn Martin, director of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy at The Fortune Society, will examine the current state of incarceration, the relation between race and incarceration and the ways in which the system could be improved. This event will be held at the CAPA Symposium at Bennington College at 7 p.m.

Food shelf hours

NORTH BENNINGTON -- The Food Shelf at the North Bennington Baptist Church is open every Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


Pownal Select Board

Town Office at 7 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Agenda approval 2. Approval of Minutes for April 10 3. Warrants 4. Mail 5. Old Business A. Animal Control Officer, re: Follow up on dog issues B. LineSync Architects meet and greet C. Candidate debate 6. New Business.


MAUHS Booster Club summer grants

BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony "Fighting Patriots" Booster Club is offering "summer grants" in the amount of $75 to Mount Anthony Union High School students currently enrolled in grades 9 -11. These grants, given by lottery, are for any summer activity: sports, music, drama camps, leadership conferences, etc. that are related to co-curricular activities at MAUHS.

Applications are available at the Guidance Office. Completed applications must be returned to the MAU Booster Club collection box in the Guidance Office at the high school. The deadline is 3 p.m. on Friday, May 16.

CAT-TV open house

BENNINGTON -- CAT-TV will hold a structured open house on Tuesday, May 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

CAT-TV operates the area's local Public, Educational and Governmental Access Channels, while providing access and training for local citizens to make use of those channels. Community members are encouraged to create local programming using the equipment and facilities maintained by CAT-TV which is then shown on the three cable access channels, channels 15, 16 and 17, for the community's enjoyment.

During the one hour long event, those attending will have the opportunity to learn about the organizations history -- why and how it exists, classes it offers, how to submit messages to the community bulletin board, how CAT-TV can help non-profit organizations, the new logo, and many more topics.

Staff members will be available to answer questions about the organization, equipment used, classes, and other topics. A tour of the facility will be given. Refreshments will be served.

New members that live, work or go to school full time in Bennington, Woodford, Shaftsbury, Pownal and North Bennington can sign up for free, while others, may become a member for a nominal fee.

CAT-TV Studio is located at 625 Main St., just to the right of the First Baptist Church, across from Mahar's Funeral Home.

For more information contact William Gardner, CAT-TV operations manager, at or Darlene Young, CAT-TV outreach coordinator, at or call 802-442-8868.


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