Morning Briefing -- Wednesday

Wednesday January 23, 2013

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Senior Center activities

BENNINGTON -- Bennington Senior Center activities will include the movie from 1 to 3 p.m., "Chase," starring Robert Cummings and Peter Lorre. Zumba Gold will be held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and a trip to the Berkshire Mall from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Mount Anthony Union High School District Finance Committee

MAU Middle School conference room, 6 p.m.

Agenda: Fiscal 2014 budget work session; other. SVSU Policy Drafting Committee

Central Office Conference Room, 4:30 p.m.

Agenda: Regular meeting: Policies: #5020 - Kindergarten Eligibility; #6230 - Curriculum Based Field Trips; #6000- Curriculum Policy; #5200 - Fund Raising; #3105 - Residency Requirements for Student Enrollment; SVSU professional development opportunities which include equipment purchase; #5086 - Weapons prohibition administrative regulations; #6400 - Optimum Class Size; #6350 - Grade Advancement: Retention, Promotion and Acceleration of Students; tracking sheet; review Status; other; FYI: #5140 - Communicable Diseases.


Deadlines for annual vote

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- Cambridge Central School District Clerk Kate Mattison has released the calendar for the school district’s annual budget vote to be held in May.

Petitions to place a proposition on the ballot at the annual budget vote in May must be received in the District Clerk’s Office no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, March 4.

There will be one vacancy on the board of education. Submission of petitions for nomination of board candidates must be filed with the district clerk no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, April 8. Petitions are available in the district clerk’s office. The annual budget hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 14. The annual budget vote and election will be held on Tuesday, May 21, from noon to 8 p.m.

AARP Taxaide service in area

BENNINGTON -- Each year at income tax time AARP offers free tax preparation. This nation-wide program serves millions of tax-payers. Although special emphasis is on low and middle incomes and older taxpayers, there is no income level or age limit. There are however some limits on complexity. For information, call Barth at 442-9504.

Bennington County sites for the service are as follows: Sacred Heart St. Francis Church hall, rooms 3 and 4 (library for those with disabilities), Tuesday and Thursday 1 to 4 p.m. From Feb. 12 to April 11 church site, by appointment only. Phone 447-1545 All others, walk in.

North Bennington Merchants Bank, Wednesday 1 to 4 p.m., Feb 13 to April 10. Vt. Health Department. 324 Main St, Bennington, Mondays 1 to 4 p.m., February 11 to April 8. Pownal Library, Monday 4 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 4 to 12 Note: two weeks only.

Manchester town clerk’s office, Friday 9 a.m. to noon, March 1 to April 12. Bring the following personal documents: Positive ID; Social Security cards for yourself and all dependents; Income statements -- W-2 from each employer, social security SSA-1099, all other 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, 1099-B, 1099-MISC, 1099-R, etc.

Unemployment compensation statements; dependent care provider information (name, employer ID, Social Security number) * Documentation for itemized deductions (receipts, canceled checks); personal check showing routing and account numbers for direct debit or deposit; documentation of purchase price (cost basis) of sold assets.

Last year’s returns copies, federal and state; 2010 local property tax bill or landlord rental certificate (LC-142).

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