Morning Briefing -- Thursday


Thursday, Oct. 10

Bingo at American Legion

POWNAL -- The American Legion Post 90 in Pownal holds bingo on Thursdays. Doors open at 5 p.m., bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. promptly.

Two progressive games. Snack Bar is available.

Bennington Republicans hold caucus

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Town Republican Committee will hold a caucus for reorganization and the election of officers on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. in the Bank North room above the Bennington Free Library.

Film and Discussion Series presents "Buddy Films"

MANCHESTER -- Don't miss Mark Skinner Library's Film and Discussion Series with Harvey Flaxman. View and discuss three iconic "Buddy Films" at Manchester's public library.

The series begins on Thursday, Oct. 10 with a viewing of "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid", winner of 4 Academy awards and starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Katherine Ross. Rated PG. Running time: 110 minutes.

Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy play the tough cop and cool convict in "48 Hours", which will be screened on Thursday, Oct. 17. Rated R. Running time: 92 minutes.

Not to be outdone, the ladies take a turn in "Thelma & Louise", starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis with a very young Brad Pitt in his first significant role. Rated R. Running time: 133 minutes.

Professor Emeritus Harvey Flaxman will facilitate the program. Flaxman was the department chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Department at Farleigh Dickinson University. He is an Academy Award nominated film producer as well as a screenwriter and actor.

All three programs begin at 6:30 p.m. Mark Skinner Library is located at 48 West Road in Manchester Village. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments served. Info: (802) 362-2607.

Women's Auxiliary Meeting

ARLINGTON --Thursday, Oct. 10th, 7 p.m.

Women's Auxiliary meeting. Please bring your family, friends and neighbors, we are looking for new members.

Thursday, Oct. 10th, 7 p.m. Legion Son's meeting.

Picture Day at Fisher Elementary

ARLINGTON -- Fisher Elementary School students in grades PreK-5 will have individual photos taken by Lifetouch Photography. For more information, contact Fisher Principal Deanne Lacoste at or 375-6409.


Pownal Board of Selectmen

Pratt Road, 5:30 p.m.

Special meeting agenda: The board will conduct a site visit with the road foreman to inspect drainage issues on Pratt Rd.

Pownal Select Board

Town Office, 7 p.m.

Agenda: Agenda Approval; Approval of Minutes 10/3 and 10/8 special meeting; Warrants; Mail; Old Business: Report on Pratt Rd. site visit to Bigelow property; New Business.


Shaftsbury Selectboard Vacancies

SHAFTSBURY -- Petitions to run for selectboard are available at the town clerk's office. A special town meeting will be held on Dec. 3.

Shaftsbury voters will have the opportunity to vote by ballot for the two vacated selectboard seats. William Obenauer's unexpired 3-year term expires in March, 2015. Mitchell Race is currently appointed.

Craig Bruder's unexpired 2-year term will expire in March, 2015. Timothy Scoggins is currently appointed.

The last day to submit a petition for office is Monday, Oct. 28, in order to have one's name placed on the Dec. 3 ballot.


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