Morning Briefing -- Thursday


Thursday, Feb. 20

Bingo at Pownal Legion post

POWNAL -- American Legion Post 90 in Pownal holds bingo on Thursdays. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. promptly. There will be two progressive games. A snack bar is 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.

Book presentation

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Come at 6 p.m. and spend an evening at the Cheney Library and meet Col. Edward Fleming (Ret.). He is the author of "Heart of the Storm." There will be a DVD presentation to accompany his book.

Fleming takes readers along for a bracing ride as he recounts the most thrilling episodes of his long career. "Heart of the Storm" brings to life dramatic jungle rescues in the Philippines, the longest helicopter rescue mission in history, to save crew members of a Ukrainian freighter 840 miles off the coast of Nova Scotia, a nearly disastrous rescue off a listing two-masted schooner during an Atlantic winter storm.

Books can be purchased during the evening or ordered with library staff. Call the library with any questions at 518-686-9401 or visit

Public lecture at Williams

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Lisa Lowe, professor of English and American studies at Tufts University, will present a lecture titled "The Intimacies of Four Continents" at 4:15 p.m. at Williams College in Griffin Hall, room 3. The event is free and open to the public.

Lowe's talk will focus on Chinese and South Asian indentured labor alongside British imperial expansion in Asia and Africa. Lowe will also consider the emergence of liberal ideas such as emancipation, free wage labor, and free trade, in the context of settler colonial societies in the Americas and the politics of slavery and abolition.


Pownal Board of Selectmen

Pownal Town Office, 6:30 p.m.

Amendment to the Solid Waste Implementation Plan for a new facility: TAM, Inc. is proposing to convert the former saw mill at 171 Church St. to a recycling facility. Tam, Inc. received approval from the Pownal Development Review Board on Jan. 29. Materials will include recyclables that would be sorted for distribution as commodoties such as plastic, corrugated cardboard and others. The facility would also be used for the seperation of materials from construction and demolition debris including cardboard, metals, clead woods and plastics. This would be a new solid waste facility, not listed in the 2007 Solid Waste Implementation Plan. SWIP requires that "proposed facilities or projects not already included in the SWIP must first be approved and adopted by each of the towns within SWIP, via an amendment to the SWIP. The Town Select Boards and the Supervisor for Glastenbury will need to adopt resolutions to amend the plan."

SVSU Board of Directors

SVSU Central Offices Conference Room at 5:30 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Move into Executive Session: A. Review Search Committee's Recommendation re: Superintendent's Search/Personnel 2. Other. This meeting was rescheduled from Feb. 13.

Pownal Select Board

Town Office at 7 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Agenda Approval 2. Approval of Minutes Jan. 30 3. Warrants 4. Mail 5. Road Foreman's Monthly Board meeting 6. Transfer Station Supervisor's Monthly Board meeting 7. Old Business A. Personnel Policy 8. New Business A. Hire architect firm for design phase of the municipal building project.


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