Morning Briefing -- Tuesday

Tuesday July 9, 2013

Tuesday, July 9

Grange No. 491 meets

SHAFTSBURY -- All meetings of Taconic Community Grange No. 491 are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Grange Hall on Grange Road, next to the Shaftsbury Head Start building, unless otherwise noted. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. All are invited to the pot luck supper that begins at 6 p.m. This month’s meeting will feature the Community Citizen Program held at the Shaftsbury Methodist Church, on Church Street. Overeaters Anonymous meets

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

Talk on author of ‘The Killer Angels’ and Gettysburg

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Michael Shaara wrote "The Killer Angels," a novel that some consider the best fictional account of the Battle of Gettysburg ever written.

How did Shaara become so interested in this battle and, why did he write this novel? What books and historical events influenced him? Come to the Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls on Tuesday, July 9 at 7 p.m. to find out. Local Civil War historian and former Hoosick Falls Central teacher Michael Russert will examine Shaara’s troubled life and his approach to teaching and writing. It will also explore the differences between the actual battle and Shaara’s fictional treatment of the people and events that were part of the Battle of Gettysburg.

The program is being offered at part of the Friends of Cheney Library Love Your Library Series.


VYCC crew works with Batten Kill Watershed Alliance

SUNDERLAND -- A crew from the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps is working in Sunderland this week on Irene recovery and restoration. Their primary tasks will be clearing trash and debris from Roaring Branch -- three buildings were washed away in the flood. They will also be planting grass and trees to hold banks and other such projects.

They are likely to be working up Kelly Stand Road in Sunderland over the next few days. If you want to find them just look for the van with windows painted with VYCC and the crew names.

It is so fantastic to have this crew because there is still a lot of material from the houses that were washed away and it would be good for safety of people and the health of the stream to get the stuff out of the waterway.

The Alliance will be disposing of the materials removed from the stream and assisting with the tree planting. Please contact me for more information.

Cynthia Browning Executive Director, BKWA 802-375-9019


Hoosick Falls Central School Board

High School Cafeteria, 7 p.m.

Agenda: Reorganizational meeting.


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