Morning Briefing -- Tuesday

Tuesday October 9, 2012

Tuesday, Oct. 9

Lions October dinner meeting

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Lions will hold its October dinner meeting at the Bennington Station Restaurant starting at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Vermont Lion District 45 Governor Robert Wilcox, a member of the Bennington Lions Club. Call 442-8865 for information and reservations. Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include bone builders from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Help Weight group weigh-in will be held from 4:30 to 4:55 p.m. Meeting starts at 5 p.m. sharp. Medicare and insurance information from Fred Hoyt will be available from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call the center to sign up at 802-442-1052.

Arlington talent show and Café Night

ARLINGTON -- Arlington Memorial High School will present its annual talent show and Café Night at 7 p.m. in the Mack Multi-Purpose Room at Fisher Elementary School. Admission for the evening is $3 for the general public and free for children under 12. Proceeds from the evening help offset costs for the annual chorus trip to Proctor’s Theatre and students’ acceptance fees to district, state and All-New England chorus competitions.

For more information or to make a donation to the high school’s choral music department, contact Cody at or 802-375-2589, ext. 149. The Arlington School District mission is to create a safe, caring and respectful environment of academic excellence where students are uniquely challenged to reach their potential at Fisher Elementary, Arlington Middle School, Arlington Accelerated Academy and Arlington Memorial High School.

Overeaters Anonymous meets

BENNINGTON -- Overeaters Anonymous meets on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library.

Story times at Bennington Free Library

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Free Library holds two story hours geared towards the younger crowd on Tuesdays. "Baby Rhyme Tyme" for infants 4 months to 18 months will be held upstairs in the Rotary meeting room from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Use the night entrance next to the book drop.

"Story Rhythms," an active story hour for children 18 to 36 months, will also be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. upstairs in the Rotary meeting room. For more information, call Linda or Chris at 442-9051.


BENNINGTON -- Ashley Perrotta, 28, pleaded guilty Friday to a felony count of unlawful restraint and a misdemeanor count of accessory to simple assault. An article Monday on the outcome was incorrect.


Shaftsbury Elementary School District Board

Shaftsbury Elementary School Learning Center, 6 p.m.

Agenda: Regular meeting: Citizens comments; financial: treasurer’s report September, budget status reports, other; new business; consent agenda; committee reports: SVSU Board meeting (Sept. 18), technology-smart boards, other; policies: #6149 Internet Use, #5100 Screening, #5140 Communicable Diseases, #5185 Anaphylaxis; principal’s report: language program, teacher evaluations; superintendent’s report; chairman’s report; budget process; other; SVSU student enrollment for October; executive session for personnel.

Washington County Planning Board

Fort Edward, Annex II building (next to Cornell Cooperative Extension)

Agenda: Workshop, 6:30 p.m.; regular meeting, 7 p.m. For further information, contact the Washington County Local Development Corporation at 518-746-2290.

SVRTSD Education /Facilities Committee

Career Development Center conference room, 4 p.m.

Agenda: Course/program updates; other.

Cambridge Central School Board

CCS, 24 South Park St., Room 80

Agenda: Regular meeting. If the need exists, the meeting will be called to order at 6 p.m. and immediately adjourn to executive session for the purpose of personnel matters or other issues appropriate for executive session under the open meetings law. The meeting will reconvene at 7 p.m. for the public session and business meeting. There will be no action or discussion other than a motion to go into executive session at 6 p.m.


Volunteer counselors needed for TaxAide Program

BENNINGTON --Volunteers are being sought for the AARP/IRS TaxAide Program assisting elderly and low/moderate income families in doing their personal income taxes. Training will be provided for new volunteers. First will be an introduction to the Taxaide program to include step by step training on the Taxwise computer program that is used in Taxaide. The introduction will be conducted during November or December (times to be scheduled as needed). Then a more formal in depth weeklong training program for the new volunteers and returning volunteers will be in January 2013. Tax preparation season begins in February, 2013. We will be asking the volunteers to give at least four hours a week of counseling for 10 weeks.

The tax aide program is a partnership between the IRS and AARP to train and equip volunteers with the knowledge and tools to assist in the preparation of accurate personal income tax returns. Training is provided for both Federal and State income tax returns. For further information email Barth Vander Els at


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