Morning Briefing -- Thursday


Thursday, Jan. 23

Pownal Bingo

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. A snack bar will be available.

'Gasland Part II' shown

GREENWICH, N.Y. -- "Gasland Part II" will be screened at the Greenwich Library at 148 Main St. at 6:30 p.m. (Jan. 30 snow date).

This new feature-length documentary, an explosive sequel to Josh Fox's 2010 Academy Award-nominated "Gasland," destroys the myth that natural gas is an environmentally and socially beneficial alternative to oil and coal. This event is free and open to all. Doors open at 6 p.m. for an informal reception with healthy refreshments.

A community discussion with climate change activist Bart Schoenfeld, a board certified internist and cardiologist from Chatham, N.Y., follows the film.

The event is co-sponsored by the Easton Friends Meeting. In case of inclement weather, call the library at 518-692-7157 on the afternoon of the event to find out if it's open. For more information, contact Tracy Frisch, or 518-692-8242.

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- The Senior Center will be holding Zumba Gold from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and a movie screening from 1 to 3 p.m. Call 802-442-1052 for more information.

Financial aid workshop

BENNINGTON -- Southern Vermont College will host a free Financial Aid Workshop on Thursday, Jan. 23, beginning with registration at 6 p.m. in the Everett Mansion on campus. The workshop is free and open to the public. This program will be beneficial to high school students and their families.

From 6:15 to 7 p.m., students will have an opportunity to learn about the basic financial aid process, have questions answered, find out about tips and tools to pay for college and have one on one conversations with financial aid experts.

Following the workshop, a reception and private, individual appointments will be available. For more info, contact admissions at 802-447-6300 or If unable to attend, visit to schedule an individual visit.

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.

Free Community Supper at the Dorset Church

DORSET -- A free Community Supper will be held at the Dorset Church, 143 Church St. (off Route 30) on Thursday, Jan. 23. Dinner will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Bring your family and friends. Take-outs are available. Questions: call Jane at 802-867-2260. There will be additional free dinners on Wednesday, Feb. 12, and Thursday, March 13.


Shaftsbury School District Finance/Budget meeting

Shaftsbury School Library, 6:30 p.m.

Agenda: 1. FY15 Budget Work Session 2. Other.

North Bennington Prudential Committee

NBGS District Building Library, 5 p.m.

Meeting Agenda: 1. 2015 Budget Work Session 2. Other.

Board of Sewer Commissioners

Pownal Wastewater Treatment Facility conference room, 6 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Agenda Approval 2. Approval of minutes 10/24/13 3. Mail 4. Chief Operator's Operations Report 5. Personnel. Adjourn.


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