Morning Briefing -- Tuesday


Tuesday, April 15

Mini antique cars and trucks program

ARLINGTON -- The Martha Canfield Library will host a special program on "Miniature Antique Cars and Trucks" at 7 p.m.

Kevin Kees, of Shaftsbury, will speak about his collection of antique cars and trucks in miniature and show examples. Kees focuses primarily on plastic model cars and trucks. He will also present a short history of model collecting and describe how he got started in the hobby in the 1960s.

The program is free of charge and is open to everyone who is interested in this topic -- all ages welcome. Call 802-375-6153 for more information.

Southern Vermont Myeloma Support Network meeting

BENNINGTON -- The Southern Vermont Myeloma Support Network (including the Berkshires and eastern New York) will hold a support group meeting on Tuesday, April 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Community Resource Room at the SVMC Regional Cancer Center, 140 Hospital Drive. Interested patients, caregivers, family members and friends are encouraged to join us! Remember, knowledge is power, so learn and share as much as possible about myeloma. To either reply or get more information, please contact Jan Martin Bopp, Group Leader, at or 802-681-7074. Our Support Network is affiliated with the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF).

Bereavement support group

BENNINGTON -- A weekly adult grief support group for those who have lost a loved one is held 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.

Overeaters Anonymous meets

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

Bingo Tuesdays at Moose Lodge

BENNINGTON -- Bingo is held every Tuesday at the Bennington Moose Lodge. Doors open at 5 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available.

Bingo in Arlington

ARLINGTON -- Arlington American Legion Post No. 69 hosts bingo.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m. 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 will be offered. There will be crafts and snacks. Plan to come with your preschool child.

Meditation for Everyone

BENNINGTON -- Meditation is held Tuesday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Bennington Free Library. There is a $1 requested contribution if possible. Beginning and experienced meditators are welcome. Chairs are available. If you wish to sit on a cushion, bring one.

Codependents support group

BENNINGTON -- Codependents Anonymous will meet at the Turning Point Club, 465 Main St., from 6 to 7 p.m.

DAR meeting to meet at St. Peter's

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet at St. Peter's Church at 1:30 p.m. The program will include Good Citizen Awards, a history quiz, and a business meeting. For more information, call Janet Wilson at 802-375-9020.

Storytime at Bennington Free Library

BENNINGTON -- "Story Rhythms for Babies & Toddlers" will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for children 4 months to 36 months, upstairs in the Rotary meeting room at Bennington Free Library. This special time for babies and toddlers will include stories, finger plays, songs and movement that involve active participation. Come early and play. For more information call Linda or Chris at 802-442-9051.

Lecture on music at Williams College

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Professor James Parakilas of Bates College will give a lecture titled "Inner Need/Social Bonds: The Double Life We Lead in Music" at 4:15 p.m. in Bernhard Music Center Room 30 on the Williams College campus.

Williams libraries to resume Tuesday Teas program

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- After a four-year hiatus, the Tuesday Tea series will return to Williams College in April. The program aims to celebrate Williams authors and honor their creative works. The teas will be hosted at 4 p.m. on the main level of Sawyer Library. The events are free and open to the public.

Each tea will consist of a 20-minute presentation followed by a 20-minute question-and-answer session.

The full schedule is as follows:

  • April 15: Sam Crane, Fred Greene Third Century Professor of Political Science, will discuss his book "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of the Dao: Ancient Chinese Thought in Modern America."
  • April 22: Leslie Brown, associate professor of history, will present her book "African American Voices: A Documentary Reader from Emancipation to the Present."
  • April 29: Antonia Foias, professor of anthropology, will share her book "Ancient Maya Political Dynamics."

Free financial planning for NBH employees

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Kevin P. O'Donnell, CFP of Berkshire Bank Investment Services, an affiliate of Berkshire Bank, will be available for financial planning for former employees of Northern Berkshire Healthcare. Walk-ins are welcomed, and appointments can be made with O'Donnell between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. These meetings are at no cost or obligation to the individual and it's an opportunity for NBH employees to pose questions related to retirement, financial and/or event planning.

Berkshire Bank understands that each individual impacted by the sudden closing of North Adams Regional Hospital and its affiliates has unique financial needs.

Autism support group for parents

BENNINGTON -- The Parents Supporting our Children Autism group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Atwood Center on Dewey Street. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call Wendy at 802-447-5716 or visit

Deane Carriage Barn concert series

BENNINGTON -- The Deane Carriage Barn concert series presents a performance by composer and percussionist Lukas Ligeti, whose work incorporates elements of jazz, contemporary classical and various world music. This event will be held in the Deane Carriage Barn at Bennington College at 8:30 p.m.


Bennington Development Review Board

Bennington Fire Facility at 6:30 p.m.

The purpose of this meeting will be to conduct regular business and to hold a public hearing on the following: Milo Campbell, 554 Gulley Lane, seeking approval of special event located in above location, a RR District. Sections of the Land Use & Development Regulations applicable: Table 3.12, Section 5.20, Article 6. No agenda provided.

Arlington Garden Club Meeting

Arlington American Legion Post #69 at 12:30

Call the Legion at 802-375-6157 with questions.

Town of Bennington Development Review Board

Bennington Fire Facility, Third Floor at 6:30 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Minutes 2. Interested Persons -- Appeal Rights -- Reading of Witness' Oath 3. Disclosure of Ex parte communications and conflicts of interest 4. Milo Campbell, 554 Gulley Lane, seeking approval of a special event 5. Other business.

Pownal Planning Commission Meeting

Town Office at 7 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Approval of Agenda 2. Reorganize 3. Approval of Minutes of Feb. 18 Regular Meeting 4. Guest: Michael Bratcher, BCRC 5. Mail 6. Public Comment 7. Other Business A. ZA Monthly Log (Feb. to March) B. Norma Raetz, Letter.


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