Morning Briefing -- Wednesday

Wednesday May 15, 2013

Wednesday, May 15

Benedict Arnold program

MANCHESTER -- At 7 p.m., professor Paul Andriscin will give a presentation about Benedict Arnold at the First Congregational Church. Andriscin, a history professor at Castleton State College, will talk about Arnold, who was an American Revolutionary War general but defected to the British Army in 1780. Arnold’s wartime actions included the capture of Fort Ticonderoga in 1775 and defensive and delaying tactics during the unsuccessful Battle of Valcour Island on Lake Champlain in 1776.

This event is cohosted by the Manchester and Dorset Historical Societies. Ye Olde Tavern has sponsored this program their behalf. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will follow. Visit for more information. Pownal American Legion

POWNAL -- The Installation of Pownal American Legion officers for 2013-2014 will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Pownal American Legion Post 90. This will be for the American Legion, Auxiliary, and the Sons of the American Legion. They welcome all members and the public is invited.

There will be a potluck dinner following Installation. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share. Come and welcome the new officers and support the veteran’s programs in the community.


Woodford School District Board

Woodford Hollow School, 3 p.m.

Agenda: Special meeting, warn a special public school district meeting to be held at the Woodford Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. to consider the contribution of $71,000 into the operation expense and capital improvement reserve fund from the district’s fiscal 2012 Fund Balance.

Mount Anthony Union High School District Board

MAU Middle School Library, 7 p.m.

Agenda: Regular meeting: presentation: role of the behavior specialist at MAUMS: Katie Burnell and Amber McEachron; public comment; finance: treasurer’s report, budget status reports, financial updates, bond anticipation note; consent agenda: minutes, leave of absence request, nominations, warrants, resignations/retirmnents, field trips; administrators’ reports: MAUHS, Sue Maguire, principal; MAUMS, Tim Payne, principal; student representative; committee and SVSU Board of Directors’ reports, MAU Agriculture, MAU Education, MAU Finance, SVSU Personnel, SVSU Board of Directors; superintendent’s report; chair’s report, end of year events; other; executive session for negotiations update and personnel employment matters; FYI: SVSU student enrollment for May, Vermont Agency of Education AYP release.

Pownal Elementary School District Board

Pownal Elementary Library, 5:30 p.m.

Agenda: Regular meeting: Public comments; code of ethics; personnel; action items: financial: treasurer’s report for April, consent agenda, facilities, building/facilities projects 2013-14, Rich Vallee, old business; principal’s report; chair’s report; superintendent/chief financial officer reports: budget status report; other; executive session for contract negotiations.

Manchester School District

Manchester El. Middle School multi-purpose room, 9:30 a.m.

Agenda: Special meeting: discussion/action -- ratification of teacher master agreement.

Sunderland Board of School Directors

Sunderland Elementary School, 6:30 p.m.

Agenda: Approval of minutes of the April 24; report of the superintendent of schools: teacher contract ratification; report of the principal; appointments/resignations: hire recommendation; directors’ orders and financial statements; public comment; other business.


Spring concerts at MAU

BENNINGTON -- The Mount Anthony Music Department will present spring concerts: The MAUHS Choirs, directed by Lynn Sweet, will present a spring concert on Thursday, May 16, at 7 p.m. in the MAU auditorium. The concert will feature the MAU Choir, Chamber Choir and Da Capos. Admission is free.

The MAUHS bands directed by Marjorie Rooen, will present a spring concert on Thursday, May 30, at 7 p.m. in the MAU auditorium. The concert will feature the MAU Concert Band and Jazz Band. Admission is free.

Committed volunteers needed

BENNINGTON -- Bennington has open time for committed volunteers for June 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to serve food samples at natural health and food show. This is a free community event to support The Southshire Community Market Co-op of Bennington. Call now 442-1648 or email

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