Morning Briefing -- Thursday


Thursday, April 10

CATA at the Clark

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Community Access to the Arts artists will have an exhibit in the Stone Hill Center of the Clark Art Institute. The opening reception is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and includes music and refreshments. This event is free and open to the public.

Community Access to the Arts nurtures and celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities through shared experiences in the visual and performing arts.

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.

Bennington County Beekeepers Club meeting

BENNINGTON -- Bennington County Beekeepers Club Limited welcomes members and guests at 7 p.m. at the Crispe Room, Vermont Veterans Home, 325 North St. Meeting begins at 7 p.m. with pot luck meal. Guest is to be Aaron Morris, of Round Lake, N.Y., presenting "From Hobbyist to Sideliner." For more information, contact Jacob at 802-447-0198.

Carnegie Mellon professor guest talk

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Tom Mitchell, head of the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon University, will speak at Williams College. He will present findings about how the human brain uses neural activity to create and represent meanings of words, sentences, and stories. The event will take place at 8 p.m. in the Wege Auditorium of the Thompson Chemistry Laboratory. It is free and open to the public.

Post 69 Auxiliary monthly meeting

ARLINGTON -- American Legion Post 69 Auxiliary will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month. They are looking for and recruiting new members, attend and find out what they are all about. Call the Legion at 802-375-6157 with questions.

Post 69 Auxiliary Sons monthly meeting

ARLINGTON -- American Legion Post 69 Sons will meet at 7 p.m. Attend this monthly meeting to find out what is going on. Call the Legion at 802-375-6157 with questions.


Hoosick Falls Central School Board of Education

Hoosick Falls High School Library, 7 p.m.

No agenda provided.

Pownal Elementary School District Board of Directors

Pownal Elementary School Library, 5:30 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Opening: Pledge of Allegiance by the Drama Club 2. Presentation: Drama Club: Kathy Brooks and Clari Derosia, Advisors 3. Public Comments 4. Personnel 5. Finance/Facilities 6. Action Items A. Financial a. Treasurer's Report for March b. Budget Transfers (None) B. Facilities C. Consent Agenda D. Policies (None) 7. Principal's Report A. School Improvement Plan Updates 8. Chair's Report 9. Superintendent/Chief Financial Officer Reports 10. Other 11. FYI A. SVSU Student Enrollment for April B. Budget Status Report C. 2014-15 SVSU School Calendar D. 2014-15 Member List for School Boards E. Pownal School Board Town Meeting minutes, unapproved 12. Executive Session if necessary.

Pownal Board of Selectmen

Special Meeting Pownal Highway Department at 6 p.m. Regular Board Meeting Town Office at 7 p.m.

Meeting to inspect and discuss equipment. Regular Board meeting to follow. No agenda provided.


Recognize the signs of drug abuse

DENHAM SPRINGS, La. -- Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. Call 800-431-1754 or visit Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family.

New 4-H educator hired for Bennington and Rutland

RUTLAND -- Mindy Hastings has accepted the position of University of Vermont (UVM) Extension 4-H educator for Bennington and Rutland Counties.

As the new 4-H educator, she will be supporting current clubs and activities as well as developing new 4-H clubs, school and after-school programs and other programming, including Operation: Military Kids, in the two southwestern Vermont counties. Hastings, who will split her time between the UVM Extension offices in Bennington and Rutland, succeeds Rita Charlton who retired in 2013 after 15 years with UVM Extension 4-H.


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