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Local Democrats to meet Aug. 5

A meeting of the Shaftsbury Democratic Party will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to approve minutes, nominate and approve candidates for Justice of the Peace for the November ballot and other business.

The meeting will be held by secure remote connection via Zoom.com. Participants may call the office of Lon McClintock at 802-447-1201 for instructions on how to participate remotely. Messages should include your name and email address so that a Zoom invitation can be sent to you.


Road closure announced

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Town Road Foreman Joel Burrington has announced that Carpenter Hill Road, from Carpenter Hill Road west to the Bennington town line, will be closed to traffic on Tuesday, July 28, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. M for the replacement of a culvert.


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Fund-raising ride rescheduled to Oct. 3

The Sgt. Frederick Mausert Chapter of the American Legion Riders of Cambridge, N.Y., have rescheduled their spring fundraiser for the Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad for Saturday, Oct. 3. The original date in May was scrubbed because of COVID.

"Turns out it was fortunate that we rescheduled anyway," said Chapter Secretary Lance Allen Wang, "since it snowed on the May morning that we had originally planned."

The second annual Cambridge Valley Rescue Ride will start at the American Legion in Cambridge, with sign-in beginning at 9:30 a.m. Donations are $20 per motorcycle, and $5 per passenger. "The October date should be great," Wang said. "It's a scenic ride, and if we get to see some fall colors, all the better."

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Donors fund course on shared housing

Sharing Housing, Inc., a Vermont non-profit organization, has announced the successful completion of its crowdfunding campaign. Over $10,000 was raised. These funds will be used to create a standalone online course to teach techniques and skills for sharing housing successfully. The goal is to have the course available by the end of 2020.

Even before the pandemic, many people struggled with housing costs and social isolation. Shared housing is a viable solution many people overlook when considering where and how to live, despite multiple advantages - social, emotional, and financial. Visit https://sharinghousing.org for more information.

Sharing Housing, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit registered in the state of Vermont, was founded in 2017 by Annamarie Pluhar. She is the author of Sharing Housing, A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates, which describes the process she created in the more than twenty years she lived in shared housing.


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