Morning Briefing -- Wednesday


Wednesday, July 9

Northshire Seniors' event

MANCHESTER -- The Northshire Seniors have a bus trip planned for Wednesday, July 9. They will be going to see "Damn Yankees" at the New London Barn Theater in New Hampshire. They will stop to eat at the Weathervane Restaurant in West Lebanon before the show. The cost is $15. Reserve ar seat now by calling Alberta Herrington at 802-362-2263, Sally McManus at 802-375-9780 or Phyllis Mason at 802-325-3196.

Thrift shop open Wednesday

JOHNSONVILLE, N.Y. -- The Thrift Shop at Christ United Methodist Church just south off Route 67 is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon. Most clothing items are priced at $1 per bag.

Community yoga

BENNINGTON -- Enjoy a gentle yoga class free of charge, led by Laurae Coburn, Ph.D. RYT every Wednesday evening at The Bennington School, 192 Fairview St. from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Grafton community-wide Geocache Treasure Hunt

GRAFTON, N.Y. -- Grafton Community Library will host a free program at 10:30 a.m. to introduce the Grafton Town-Wide Geocache Treasure Hunt. Lisa Hoyt from Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center will provide an orientation to Geocaching, a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game for children and adults alike that uses GPS-enabled devices.

Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache container hidden at that location. Eight Grafton organizations have hidden geocaches somewhere on their property. Participants will have until August 9 to find them. Each geocache contains a prize. Young people who participate will also win tickets for the Library's Summer Reading Program raffles. Participating organizations include Berkshire Bird Paradise, Dyken Pond EEC, Everett Wagar Senior Center, Grafton Lakes State Park, Grafton Historical Society, Grafton Peace Pagoda, and the Town of Grafton. For more information, contact Grafton Community Library at 518-279-0580 or online at

'Story Lab' at Bennington Library

BENNINGTON -- Come to Bennington Free Library for "Story Lab" with "Ms. H20." Be a super scientist. Experiment and explore different science principles with Ms. H20 as your guide. Storytime for 3 to 6 year olds, parents and caregivers Event is at 10:30 a.m. in the Rotary Room.


Monday's story, "A theatrical holiday weekend at Hubbard Hall," was changed from its original version to reflect the actual organizer of the revisited "Fiddle Weekend," George Wilson. Also, the founder of children's theater at Hubbard Hall was Allison Caldwell, not Lester Birnbaum.


BVSU Board

Arlington Memorial High School Marsh Library at 5:30 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Call to Order 2. Approval of June 25 minutes 3. Public Comment 4. Administration/Staffing Updates A. Welcome a. Superintendent Pullinen b. Business Manager Frechette c. Other BVSU office team members (if hired) B. Action Items a. Minute Taker after July 1 C. BVSU leadership team orientation a. Training plans and activities 5. Old Business/Deliverables and Actions from Previous meetings A. Superintendent's Office refresh B. Other 6. Administrative Reports A. Superintendent's Report a. End of year wrap up tasks b. Other topics as needed B. Special Education Director's Report C. Financial Report D. Facilities Report 7. Supervisory Union Board Report A. Subcommittee reports B. Contracts C. Purchases over $1,000 D. Warrants 8. New Business A. Summer Meeting Calendars with new Administrative team in place B. New Business Topics 9. Executive Session for a student issue 10. Next meeting is July 23. Adjourn.

Arlington School District Board

Arlington Memorial High School at 6 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Call to order 2. Approval of Minutes of June 25 3. Administrative/Staffing Update A. Welcome Superintendent Judy Pullinen B. Welcome Business Manager Ellie Frechette 4. Public Comments 5. Old Business/Deliverables from previous meetings A. Gym Use policy B. Coaching salaries C. Rediker/Edline Software Use 6. Administrative Reports A. AMHS Principal B. Fisher Elementary School Principal C. Superintendent 7. School Board Reports A. Subcommittee Reports B. Contracts C. Purchased Items D. Warrants 8. New Business A. Set Board Retreat Date 9. Executive Session 10. Next meeting is July 23 at 6 p.m.

Hoosick Falls Central School Board of Education

High School Cafeteria at 6 p.m.

No agenda provided.


Road closures in Shaftsbury

SHAFTSBURY -- White Creek Road will be closed to all traffic on July 10-11 for repairs in the vicinity of Brownell's Salvage Yard. Detour: Cold Spring Road to Rollin Road. For more information, call the Shaftsbury Road Foreman at 802-442-9838.

Cheney Library raffle

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- Cheney Library is sponsoring a raffle of seven books: "Winter People" by Jennifer McMahon, "Girls of August" by Anne Rivers Siddons; "At Home with Holly" (a cookbook) by Holly Loveland; "Missing You" by Harlan Coban; "End of Days" by James Swanson; "Murder as a Fine Art" by David Morrell; and "Traitor's Wife" by Allison Pataki. These are great reads for summer and beyond. Tickets are one for $1 and 6 for $5. Please stop in often and purchase your tickets.

On July 21 at 7 pm Cheney Library will be hosting Ken Gottry. He will be talking about the history of Eagle Bridge. Let's give him a warm welcome.


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