Morning Briefing Weekend

Saturday October 13, 2012


Saturday, Oct. 13

Bennington offers Hazardous Waste Day

BENNINGTON -- The Bennington Hazardous Waste Day will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bennington Transfer Station, on Houghton Lane. Free to the residents of Bennington and Woodford. For more information, call 802-442-1037. Voter registration hours extended in Rensselaer County

HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. -- 0The Rensselaer County Board of Elections has announced extended hours to accommodate voters needing to register for the upcoming Nov. 6 general election.

The board, along with town halls in Rensselaer County, including the Hoosick offices at the Hoosick Falls armory, will be open today from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Vampires and live music

MANCHESTER -- Andrew Alden, an award-winning composer and Burr and Burton Academy graduate, brings an exciting new score to the classic, 1922 vampire film "Nosferatu," which will be screened at 7 p.m. at the BBA Riley Center. Ticketes are $5.

Chicken pie supper in Shaftsbury

SHAFTSBURY -- Shaftsbury United Methodist Church will hold a chicken pie supper, with seatings at 4:30 and 6 p.m. Adults $12, children under 6, $6.

Bingo at Masonic Lodge

BENNINGTON -- Bingo will be held at the Masonic Lodge, 504 Main St., at 6:30 p.m., except major holidays. Doors open 5 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be available.

Dinner to support veterans

BENNINGTON -- Have dinner and support our local veterans from 5 to 7 p.m., at the Sacred Heart St. Francis de Sales Parish Hall, on West Main Street. Meatloaf dinner, dessert included; $10/adult, $5/child.

The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring this dinner with the proceeds to benefit the area Veterans Outreach and Resource Center. For more information on this service for veterans, visit

Free car seat check

CAMBRIDGE, N.Y. -- A free car seat check will be held by appointment at the Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad Inc., 37 Gilbert St. Appointments are available from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, contact Elizabeth St. John at Washington County Public Health, at 518-746-2400, ext. 3478.

Chicken barbecue dinner

PITTSTOWN, N.Y. -- The Pittstown Volunteer Fire Department will hold a chicken barbecue dinner at the Pittstown Fire House, 134 Parker School Road. Price will be $10 per dinner. Serving take-outs from 3 to 5 p.m. At the same time, a fire prevention open house with fire safety information and hands on fire extinguisher demonstrations will occur.

Martha Canfield Monopoly tournament

ARLINGTON -- The first Monopoly tournament to be held at the Martha Canfield Library begins at 1 p.m. sharp. The tournament will consist of two rounds of about 90 minutes each. There is a limit of 16 players. The four winners of the first round will meet in the second round for the championship. Prizes will be awarded. The tournament is free to the public. For more information and to sign up visit The Martha Canfield Library at 528 East Arlington Road or call 802-375-2219. Additional information is also available online at

Bake and bag sale

EAGLE BRIDGE, N.Y. -- The Eagle Bridge Methodist Church Ladies will have a bake and bag sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church on Route 67. The cost will be $3 per bag.

Texas Hold’em Tournament

STEPHENTOWN, N.Y. -- The Veterans of Stephentown will hold a Texas Hold’em tournament in the Stephentown Fire Hall, located at 35 Grange Road. The doors will open at 5 p.m. and close at 6 p.m. Play begins at 6:15 p.m. sharp. A free buffet will be served at the first break. No advance registration is required, and a donation of $35 per player will be accepted.

Players can make an additional $10 donation at the door for 1,000 extra chips. This tournament will pay one places for every 10 players with a minimum of four places and a maximum of nine places. For more information, call Tom McVeigh at 518-658 2448.

Basket weaving workshop

GRAFTON. N.Y. -- The Grafton Community Library will sponsor a basket weaving workshop with Linda Dayton at the Everett Wagar Senior Center on Oct. 13 and 20, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Class size is limited -- preregistration and a $5 materials fee is required (payable at registration). Choose one class date. The minimum age is 10 and must be accompanied by adult.

For more information on this and other library events, call 518-279-0580; e-mail the director, Stephanie Preston, at; or visit

Community work session

BENNINGTON -- A community work session will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the former Catamount Elementary School Building (enter through School Street side). Come assist the Vermont Voltage in getting their new community soccer facility ready. Tours will be provided. Work that needs to be done includes cleaning glass and windows, sweeping the parking lot and removing broken glass, cleaning bathrooms and floors, and landscaping -- including tree and plant removal.

Sunday, Oct. 14

Senior breakfast in Arlington

ARLINGTON -- Arlington American Legion Post 69 will host a senior breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m.

American Legion Post 13 Bingo

BENNINGTON -- American Legion Post 13 Bingo, 225 Northside Drive, will host bingo. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 3 p.m. No one under 14 will be admitted.

CROP Walk in Bennington

BENNINGTON -- The CROP Walk in Bennington will begin at the Second Congregationai Church on Hillside Street at 1 p.m. Walkers are from many different churches; all walks of life; all ages; students from elementary school, junior high, high school, and college.

CROP means Communities Reponding to Overcome Poverty. Walkers pass Bennington sites that deal with poverty, hunger and community collaboration. These include The Kitchen Cupboard, Bennington Free Clinic, and the community garden. Those participaing in the CROP Walk are sponsored by other people who pledge either an amount per mile or a total amount.

As food and fuel costs rise without the economy recovering, more people each month rely on the Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services Inc. (which administers the Kitchen Cupboard food pantry and the Bennington Free Clinic.) GBICS will receive 25 percent of the funds raised by our local CROP Walk. For more information, contact Second Congregational Church at 442-2559.


Twitchell Hill Road work postponed

SHAFTSBURY -- Twitchell Hill pavement reclamation has been postponed to Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 22 and 23. Paving to occur week of Oct. 29th (weather permitting). Anticipate lane closures. Be alert for flaggers and detour notices as required. For information, contact Terry Stacy, road foreman, 442-9838.

Town project list

BENNINGTON -- The town of Bennington project list for the week of Oct. 15 to 19 follows.

A special note contractors: Digging is not permitted from Nov. 1 through April 1. Emergency digging will be allowed on a case by case basis by special permit only.

Please do not rake leaves into the streets and highways, it clogs the drains and presents driving and flooding hazards for the community. The transfer station will accept leaves for no charge. If you bring in bags you must empty them into the leaf and mulch pile.

Water Department

Monday to Friday, crews will be flush water main hydrants for the next two weeks. Residents and businesses may experience low water pressure and discolored water, these are normal and unavoidable side effects of the program. We recommend that you run your cold water until the water has run clear. The flushing will begin on the east side of town.

Highway Department

On Monday, Crescent Boulevard, Pine Circle, and Merson Street are scheduled for paving. Local traffic will be accommodated; others will need to seek alternate routes of travel.

Highway crews will be patching Benmont Avenue in front of the Benmont Mill, one lane traffic will be accommodated.

Monday to Friday, Union Street sidewalk work will continue. Please try and avoid the area if possible. This project is almost complete, we apologize for any inconvenience.

Highway crews will also be performing shoulder work on Burgess Road, one lane traffic will be accommodated. Please use caution men and equipment will be in the road.

All work will be dependent on weather conditions.


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