Morning Briefing -- Tuesday

Tuesday January 8, 2013

Tuesday, Jan. 8

Bennington Lions January dinner meeting

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Lions will hold its January dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. at The Bennington Station Restaurant. For reservation, call 802-442-8865. CCS 2-hour delay scheduled

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Cambridge Central School District has scheduled a 2-hour delay for Tuesday, Jan. 8. The purpose of the delay is professional development for staff. Contact the building principal with any questions.

Overeaters Anonymous meets

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

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include bone builders from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; a trip to Colonie Center from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.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.

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include bone builders from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; a trip to Colonie Center from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.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.

Worksong workshops

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass -- The Williams College Sustainable Food and Agriculture Program and the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation will be hosting two Worksong Workshops with singer Max Godfrey on Jan. 8 and 9.

On Tuesday, Jan. 8, the program will be at 6 p.m. at Sheep Hill, the headquarters of the WRLF on Route 7 south. On Wednesday, Jan. 9, the worksong evening will be held at Goodrich Hall on the Williams campus beginning at 7 p.m. Registration is suggested.

Godfrey has been steadily digging through old field recordings of southern worksongs and teaching them to people in fields and kitchens, on front porches and street corners across the Northeast and in his home state of Georgia. This singalong will include a dinner prepared by Godfrey and his friends. Although there is no charge for the workshop, donations are welcome. For more information, to register, or for directions: Sheep Hill program, email:; Williams program:


CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- A weekend article in one reference misstated the findings of a New York State Department of Transportation review in the village of Cambridge, which found three-times as many businesses along Route 372/Main Street as compared to Route 22.


Bennington Development Review Board

Bennington Fire Facility, 126 River St., 3rd 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; Joshua Greene, 471 Chapel Road, the applicant is seeking development plan approval for expansion of salvage yard at the above location; Applejack Historic Real Estate, 190 North St., the applicant is seeking design plan approval for changes to the exterior of the building at the above location; Joseph Maccioli, 1111 North Branch St., the applicant is seeking development plan approval for an addition to the existing trucking terminal at the above location; Town of Bennington, TAM, Inc., Houghton Lane, the applicant is seeking development plan approval for a compost facility on the town's transfer station property off of Houghton Lane; other business.

Cambridge Central School District Board has

24 South Park St., Room 80

Agenda: 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.

Shaftsbury School Board

Shaftsbury School Library, 6:30 p.m.

Agenda: Finance/budget meeting: Fiscal 2014 budget work session; other.

Manchester School Board

Manchester Elementary Middle School

Multi-Purpose Room, 6:30 p.m.

Agenda: Public comment; approval of Dec. 4 meeting minutes; report of the superintendent of schools: tuition requests for 2012-2013, review fiscal 2014 budget, review earning, discussion/action - approve tuition rate, school security, index and adopted policies for board and principal binders; report of the principal; appointments/resignations: hiring update; other business.


Mahar & Son Funeral Home establishes Manchester facility

MANCHESTER CENTER -- On September 1, 2012 the Mahar & Son Funeral Home and Cremation Service was established at 385 Bonnet Street in Manchester Center.

The new funeral home is an extension of the Mahar & Son Funeral Home that was established in Bennington in 1935 by Edward and Olga Mahar, grandparents of the current owners, John and Trisha Mahar.

"We had been looking for a location in Manchester for quite some time and are very excited to finally be able to offer our services to families in the Manchester area at our own facility" said John Mahar. A full service funeral facility, the new funeral home offers both cremation and traditional funeral services, along with monument sales and services and limousine rentals. "Our goal is to offer the best possible service at a reasonable price".

A third generation funeral home owner, Mahar is proud of his family's longevity in the funeral profession. "Both my grandfather and my father spent their entire careers in funeral service and we are the only funeral home in southwestern Vermont to have that kind of community longevity."

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