Morning Briefing -- Tuesday

Tuesday August 20, 2013

Tuesday, Aug. 20

Overeaters Anonymous meets

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

OLD BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet at the Bennington Center Cemetery at noon to honor the patriots who died at the Battle of Bennington. Following the laying of the wreath, members will gather at 12:15 p.m. in the Bennington Museum for a business meeting and program. Bring a sandwich; dessert and beverages will be provided. For more information, contact Janet Wilson at 802-375-9020.

Hoosick Democratic Committee meeting

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- The Hoosick Democratic Committee will hold a public meeting for all interested persons at 7 p.m. at the Hoosick Falls Armory. The committee is working to elect Mark Surdam, Dave Sutton, and Mike Hickey to the Hoosick Town Board and Bill Shiland III as highway superintendent in the November election. (The candidates are all also running on the Hoosick First! line.) Attendees at the meeting will visit with some of the candidates, and help organize events and activities planned for the months remaining before the election.

Multiple Myeloma Networking Group

BENNINGTON -- The Multiple Myeloma Networking Group -- Southwestern Vermont Region (including the northern Berkshires and eastern New York) will hold its third support group meeting from 6 to 8 p.m., at the First Baptist Church, 601 Main St. Interested patients, caregivers, family members and friends are encouraged to attend.

To reply, or get more information, contact Jan Martin Bopp, group leader, at 802-681-7074 or The Networking Group is affiliated with the International Myeloma Foundation (IMF).

Deadline for Budget Committee letters

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School Board is developing a budget committee and is seeking members. This committee is charged with developing recommendations and providing input and feedback for consideration to the superintendent and board of education at an advisory level with final approval from the school board. An Aug. 20 deadline has been set for individuals interested in serving on this committee to submit a letter of interest to Dr. Kerri Brown, CCS School Board president.

The committee will represent a cross-section of the community, including parents, community members at-large, faculty, staff, administrators, and board of education members.

If you are interested in serving on the committee, submit a letter of interest to: Dr. Kerri Brown, School Board President Cambridge Central School District, 58 South Park Street, Cambridge, NY 12816 or email:

Individual letters should include background information,relevant interests, and strengths you would bring to the work of this committee. The BOE will review this information and notify all interested parties of the board’s decision.

Note this committee will meet in the evening hours and will meet on a monthly basis. The monthly meeting dates will be established with the committee at the first meeting.


Pownal Planning Commission

Town Office, 7 p.m.

Agenda: Agenda approval; approval of regular meeting minutes of Aug. 6; mail; public comments; guest: Charles Gray; other business: ZA monthly log, personnel.

Bennington Development Review Board

Bennington Fire Facility, third Floor, 6:30 p.m.

Agenda: Regular meeting minutes; interested persons -- appeal rights -- reading of witness’ oath; disclosure of ex parte communications and conflicts of interest, L&M Reality 400 Main St.: seeking -- approval of sign design. Rick Monroe, Pauline Monroe, Sally Collette, David and Lisa Monroe and Reta Mears -- Corner of Fuller Road and Middle Pownal Road: seeking approval for a five lot subdivision. Bennington Little League - 83 Little League Road: seeking development plan approval for installation of baseball field lighting; other business.

Cambridge Central School District Board of Education

Room 80 at 24 South Park St., 6 p.m.

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.


Peach shortcake supper

POWNAL -- The Pownal United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Route 346 and Church Street,will be serving its annual Peach Shortcake Supper on Thursday, Aug. 22. The menu includes: Cold ham and roast beef, baked beans, potato, macaroni, and Jell-O salads, seasonal vegetables, rolls, coffee, tea, iced tea, or lemonade, and homemade peach shortcake. The family style dinner begins at 5 p.m. with continuous serving. Take-out available. Tickets at the door: $10 for adults, $5 for children 4-10 years, and free for children 3 years and under. For more information, contact Mary Louise at 802 823-7769.

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