Morning Briefing -- Thursday


Thursday, Nov 7

Bingo in Pownal

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 snack bar is available.

Greater Bennington Peace & Justice Center

BENNINGTON -- The November meeting for the Greater Bennington Peace & Justice Center will be held at the UU Meetinghouse on School Street. It will begin with at potluck dinner at 6:15 p.m., followed by the business agenda at 7 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 otherwise 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.

Bennington Free Clinic and Vermont Health Connect

BENNINGTON -- We will be making appointments for folks wishing to know more about Vermont Health Connect, and to sign up on Mondays and Thursdays.

The Bennington Free Clinic is providing free assistance to individuals, families and small businesses who have questions about the new Vermont insurance system, which was developed as part of the federal Affordable Care Act. A team of 10 trained Navigators is available to answer questions and guide consumers through the enrollment process.

Starting on Jan. 1, 2014, all people in Vermont will be required to have health insurance, either through an employer or through the new online insurance marketplace, "Vermont Health Connect." The open enrollment period began on Oct. 1, 2013. Individuals and families will need to sign up for a VHC insurance plan by Dec. 15, for coverage to start on Jan. 1, 2014. There are different sign-up deadlines for small businesses.

Navigators are available by appointment at the following times: Every Monday, 10 a.m. to noon; every Thursday, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; and the third Monday of each month from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Other times may be available upon request. Appointments can be made by calling (802)-447-3700 or by email at

The Bennington Free Clinic is located at 601 Main St.

Property Tax due Nov. 12

BENNINGTON -- Property taxes are due Tuesday, Nov. 12. The town office, 205 South St., will be open on Monday, Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be accepting payments during that time.

Acceptable payment methods are personal check, bank check, money order or cash. Credit cards are not accepted at the Town Office. If you wish to pay by credit card, you must call the phone number for Official Payments at the bottom of the bill or visi the website.

If you require a stamped receipt, you must bring both portions of the bill with you.


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