Morning Briefing -- Thursday

Thursday January 10, 2013

Thursday, Jan. 10

Legion Women's Auxiliary meeting

ARLINGTON -- The American Legion Women's Auxiliary meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Call the Legion at 802-375-6157 with questions. Bingo at Pownal Legion

POWNAL -- Pownal American Legion Post No. 90 offers bingo every Thursday evening. Doors and concession open at 5 p.m. There will be 30 games including three progressive jackpots, door prizes, raffles, and family fun.

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 other wise 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.

BECC school fair announcement

BENNINGTON -- From 4 to 6 p.m. the Bennington Early Childhood Center will host a school fair.

Many local private and public schools are sending representatives to answer questions and distribute information about their kindergarten programs. All are welcome to attend. It will be a nice first contact between you and the Kindergarten possibilities in the area.Call the BECC with any questions: 447-1093.

Authors at Water St. Books

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass -- At 6:30 p.m. Water St. Books at 26 Water St., Williamstown, hosts authors E.C. Meyers ("Fair Coin" and "Quantum Coin") and Hal Johnson ("Immortal Lycanthropes") who will be reading and discussing their new books. A reception and book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call the store 413-458-8071.

At the Senior Center

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities for Thursday will include bone builders from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; quilting from 1 to 3 p.m.; and beginning belly dance from 5 to 7:30 p.m.


North Bennington Prudential Committee

North Bennington Graded School Library, 5:15 p.m.

Agenda: Finance Committee meeting: fiscal 2014 budget work session; other.

North Bennington Prudential Committee

North Bennington Graded School Library

Regular Board Meeting

6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., executive session

7:15 p.m. - regular board meeting

Agenda: Public comments; discussion of recent special election and upcoming State Board of Education meeting on Jan. 15;fiscal 2014 budget discussion/update; financial reports; budget status report, Dec. 2012, treasurer;s report, December; consent agenda; superintendent's/principal's report: joint report of SVSU and NBGS review of emergency/security measures and security audits; other; executive session for personnel and/or legal if necessary.

Pownal Elementary School District Board

School Library, 5:30 p.m.

Agenda: Fiscal 2014 budget work session; other.

Pownal Select Board

Town Office, 7 p.m.

Agenda: Agenda approval; approval of minutes 1/3/13 and 1/7/13; warrants; mail; road foreman's monthly board meeting; old business; new business: Michael Batcher, BCRC RE: hazard mitigation planning and grants; budget work session.


Petitions to run for office in Shaftsbury

SHAFTSBURY -- Petitions to run for local office are available at the Shaftsbury Town Clerk's office for the following positions: selectboard, moderator, delinquent tax collector, lister, first and second constable, grand juror, auditor, trustee of public funds and town agent. There are also two open positions on the Shaftsbury School Board.

Petitions must be received no later than Monday, Jan. 28, in order to have your name placed on the March 5 ballot.

Interfaith Action Initiative discusses Newtown tragedy

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- The Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative will meet on Friday, Jan. 18, at 10 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of North Adams (use Eagle Street entrance).

Following introductions, announcements, a moment of silent prayer and faith sharing, we will discuss the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., from a faith perspective.

All are welcome to come and share their thoughts and feelings in an informal and respectful discussion on how, in the aftermath of this horrible event, we view our place in the world, our relations to others, our thoughts about good and evil, and our vision of and relationship with God. The Northern Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative is a group of people of various faiths working together with others of good will to serve the community. For more information, visit

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