Morning Briefing -- Wednesday


Wednesday, Feb. 12

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.

Solar electricity program

ADAMS, Mass. -- Solarize Massachusetts is bringing low-cost solar electricity to Adams. Learn how homeowners and businesses can participate by attending Solar 101 at 6:30 p.m. at the Adams Free Library, G.A.R. Memorial Hall (second floor), 92 Park St.

At the Solar 101, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) representatives will present an informational program about the benefits of going solar. The program will explain the options, through Solarize Adams, to either purchase a solar system at a reduced cost or enter into a lease/purchase power arrangement with no money down.

Visit the website for more information or email Solarize@town.

Beekeepers meeting

MANCHESTER -- Southern Vermont Beekeepers Association will hold its winter meeting at 7 p.m. at the Manchester and the Mountains Chamber of Commerce on Bonnet Street. Topics of the meeting will include a brief business meeting and a special presentation of Jack and Sarah Rath's trip to Ukraine to attend Apimondia, the World Beekeeping Federation meeting. They also toured Crimea and visited several beekeepers, a queen breeder and several bee therapy institutions. All are welcome.

Newcomers always welcome. For more information, visit www.southernvtbeekeepers or call Susan Marmer at 802-362-2080.

Safe Routes by to School

SHAFTSBURY -- Shaftsbury Elementary School students, teachers and parents, along with members of the school board and select board, will be participating in the Safe Routes to School Winter Walk on Wednesday, Feb. 12, rescheduled from Feb. 5, at 8:15 a.m. Walkers will gather at T&M plastics at 251 Church St. or at Howard Park. Parking and drop off starts at 8 a.m. The walk to school is about a half-mile from either location.

Tech night in Pownal

POWNAL -- Bring your Ipad, Ipod, Apple laptop and/or android devices amd questions to the Solomon Wright Public Library from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and we will exchange tips for use of your device if possible. Please send your name and questions for registrations prior to Wednesday so we can make the most efficient use of your time and share the best practices, shortcuts, etc. This will also give us an idea of attendance numbers for seating set up.

Questions can be sent to:


Vermont Veterans' Home Board of Trustees

A. Luke Crispe Multipurpose Room at the Vermont Veterans' Home, 12:30 p.m.

An executive session regarding a personnel matter will be held immediately following the open meeting.

Hoosick Falls Central School Board

High School Cafeteria at 7 p.m.

Pownal Elementary School District Board

Pownal Elementary School Library at 5:30 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Opening: Pledge of Allegiance by Mrs. Holcomb's 4th grade. 2. Presentation A. Technology Integration by Mrs. Holcomb's 4th Graders B. Health Benefits of Humidifiers in Classrooms, Jesse Herbert. 3. Public Comments 4. Personnel 5. Finance/Facilities 6. Action Items A. Financial 1. Treasurer's Report for January 2. Budget Transfers B. Facilities C. Consent agenda D. Policies (None) 7. Principal's Report A. Green Mountain Star Update: Maura Hart B. Job Descriptions 1. Maintenance Foreman 2. Building and Grounds Director 8. Chair's Report 9. Superintendent/Chief Financial Officer Reports 10. Other 11. FYI A. SVSU Student Enrollment for February B. Budget Status Report 12. Executive Session if necessary.

Shaftsbury Elementary School District Board

Shaftsbury Elementary School Learning Center at 6:30 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Citizens' Comments 2. Presentation (none) 3. Action Items A. Financial 1. Treasurer's Report, January 2. Letter/District 1 3. Budget Transfer Request 4. Approve Audit 5. Tilgner Fund Request B. Consent Agenda C. Policies 1. #5003 Prevention of Bullying of Students by Other Students D. Facilities 1. Engineered Plan for Water Line 4. Reports A. Principal 1. School Improvement Plan 2. NECAP results 3. Winter Walk to School Day B. Superintendent C. Chair 5. Other 6. FYI A. Annual Floor Meeting B. Next regular meeting date C. Budget Status Report D. SVSU Student Enrollment for February 7. Executive Session if necessary.

Arlington School Board

Arlington Memorial High School Marsh Library at 6 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Call to Order 2. Executive Session TBA 3. Approval of Minutes, Jan. 22 4. Public Comments 5. Audit Engagement Letters A. Principal's Report B. Fisher Elementary School C. Arlington Memorial High School 6. Student Council Member 7. Superintendent's Report A. Town Report B. Town Meeting 8. School Board Report A. Financial 1. Contract(s) 2. Purchases 3. Warrants B. Other Business 9. Next Meeting Feb. 26. Adjourn.

BVSU Board

Arlington Memorial High School Marsh Library at 6:30 p.m.

Agenda: 1. Call to Order 2. Public Comments 3. Audit Assurance Letter 4. Approval of Minutes Jan. 22 5. Special Education Director's Report 6. Superintendent's Report 7. School Board Report A. Financial B. Contract(s) C. Purchases 8. Warrants 9. Other Business 10. Next Meeting, Feb. 26.


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