Morning Briefing -- Tuesday


Bingo Tuesdays at Bennington Moose

BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held Tuesdays at the Bennington Moose. Doors open at 5 p.m. Arlington bingo

ARLINGTON -- The Arlington American Legion Post #69 hosts bingo every Tuesday. Doors open at 6 p.m. and Bingo begins at 7. Any questions, call 802-375-6157.

Story time at Cheney Library

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Cheney Library will have story time for preschoolers and their caregivers on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Several of the classic tales and songs. There will be crafts and snacks. Plan to come with your preschool child; it will be lots of fun for both of you.

Overeaters Anonymous meeting

BENNINGTON -- Overeaters Anonymous meet on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library, 101 Silver St.

Bereavement support group

BENNINGTON -- Weekly adult grief support for those who have lost a loved one, every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Vermont Veterans Home on North Street.

For more information call VNA & Hospice of SVHC at 802-442-5502.

Support group

BENNINGTON -- Codependents Anonymous meeting at Turning Point Club, 465 Main St. Tuesdays from 6 - 7 p.m.

Playgroup for toddlers and parents

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington County Child Advocacy Center is sponsoring a play and education group for 2 to 5 year olds and their parent/guardian. The activities include: fine motor skill activities, music, story time, social skills activities, snack time, and free play. We meet each Tuesday morning 9:30-11 a.m. at the Schools Out Children’s Center at 901 Main St.

Call 802-442-5107 for more information.

sudSSpirit Bereavement support group

BENNINGTON -- sudSSpirit Bereavement Support Group will hold its monthly meeting on at 6 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library.

The group is for those that are survivors of the sudden unexpected death of their spouse or significant other. No registration is required and it is free.

For more information, a brochure or current newsletter, please call 802-441-5562 or email or find us on Facebook.

Families Together caregiver gathering

BENNINGTON -- Are you caring for a loved one? We know it can be difficult. Bennington Project Independence, Adult Day Service partners with families to share information and problem solve to make caregiving for a loved one easier.

Families Together meets at BPI on the last Tuesday of the month at 1 p.m.

The meeting is free and open to the public and next meeting is on June 24.

Bennington Project Independence is located in the Dr. Richard A. Sleeman building at 614 Harwood Hill. For more information on the services available at Bennington Project Independence, or to schedule a complimentary visit or tour, please contact us at 802-442-8136 or You may also visit us online at

Bennington Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- On Tuesdays in June the Senior Center will be holding RSVP Bone Builders from 8:30-9:45 and from 10-11:15 a.m., HELP from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Also, this week: Colonie Center at 9:30 a.m.


Milne Summer reading program

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Milne Public Library has begun registration for our Summer Reading Program. Our theme for Summer Reading this year is "Fizz Boom Read" and the program will run June 30 through August 15. Children can earn a variety of prizes by bringing their reading logs into the library throughout the summer.

We are hosting several special performances and presentations throughout the summer. On Saturday, June 28, at 10:30 a.m. Pinto Bella Hoops will do a hula hooping workshop. On Saturday, July 12 at 1 p.m., Mad Science of New England will present Fire and Ice, a fun interactive science program about states of matter. Ed the Wizard will do a magic show on Wednesday, July 30, at 6:30 p.m. And on Wednesday, August 13 at 2 p.m., Nutshell Playhouse will present their show Nutshellapalooza.

We will also be visited by a couple of Williams professors this summer who will come talk to us about what scientists do. On Monday, July 7 at 1:30 p. m. , Williams Professor Amy Gehring of the Chemistry Department will show us some of her chemistry research about bacteria. On Thursday, August 7 at 1:30 p.m., Williams Professor Daniel Aalberts of the Physics Department will show us some hands-on experiments. All events will take place at the Milne Public Library, 1095 Main St.

Fizz Boom Read is sponsored by the Friends of the Milne Public Library, the Massachusetts Library System, the Boston Bruins, and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. We have also had support from Images, Where’d You Get That, Water Street Books, Amy’s Cottage, and other local merchants.

Portions of this program have been supported by a grant from the Cultural Council of Northern Berkshire, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

New art classes offered by HAYC3 this summer

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- HAYC3 is pleased to offer two new art courses for young artists through it’s new Riverbrush School of Art program. "Have Fun with Art" is a three-week series of Saturday morning art classes for children in grades K-4. This course will meet Saturdays July 12, 19 and 26 from 9-10:30 a.m. Beginning in this fall, course will be four weeks each. Classes will take place in the exciting, inspiring updated "Art & Soul" Room downstairs at The HAYC3 Armory, 80 Church St.

The cost is $60 per child for July’s three-week session and includes all materials and supplies. Beginning in this fall, course will be four weeks each.

Each multiple-week session will have a theme related to art. Some will focus on a time period in art, or a group of artists, art of a particular country, or certain artistic techniques. Class participants will be invited to learn about art and creativity in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

"The Drawing Class for Serious Young Artists" is the other course HAYC3 is offering this summer, and is for fifth and sixth graders. The course runs four Thursday afternoons, July 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 3:30-5 p.m. Deb Alter will teach the class in the Art & Soul Room at The HAYC3 Armory; tuition is $100 and supplies are included. Students should bring a sketchbook. The young artists in this class will explore a variety of techniques and materials, draw realistically from observation, and from their imaginations. They will work with black and white media (graphite, charcoal, pen and ink) and with color (colored pencils, watercolors, pastels).

The focus will be on line and shading techniques, composition, perspective, and how to make color work. In the process, students will explore a variety of subject matter, artists and art from other cultures. Subsequent courses will introduce additional new media, skills and artistic concepts.

HAYC3’s Riverbrush School of Art/Hoosick Falls will be expanding their course offerings for both kids and adults starting in the Fall. Keep up to date on the latest offerings by visiting the HAYC3 website.

Classes are open to kids from Hoosick Falls and the surrounding areas. Please pre-register your child by July 3 for the July sessions. To register, call HAYC3 at 518-686-9050 or email

Quarterly water and sewer bills due

BENNINGTON -- Quarterly water and sewer bills (both flat and metered) are due Friday, June 27. Payments may be made by personal check, bank check, money order or cash at the Town Offices. The Town Offices are located at 205 South St. and are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For a stamped receipt, bring both portions of the bill with you. If you wish to pay be credit card, you must call the phone number at the top of your bill (Official Payments). We do not accept credit cards at the Town Offices.


An article published Monday, "Relay for Life raises $97,000 for cancer research," contained an error. The article attributed a direct quote to Gail Johnson, speaking in memory of Gail Harwood. This was in fact a direct quote from Dr. Charlene Ives, although Johnson did speak of her memory of Harwood at the event.


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