(Makayla McGeeney — Bennington Banner)
2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease raises $10,000 for prevention and treatment

BENNINGTON — Roughly 100 participants walked two miles and raised more than $10,000 Sunday to help fight Alzheimer's disease. The Vermont Alzheimer's Association hosted its annual Walk to End Alzheimer's at Willow Park. Mary Thon, Alzheimer's Association development specialist talked about how she lost her mother to the disease at age 67.

Photo Gallery | 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's Disease at Willow Park Full Story

Vernon man found at sea after eight days missing

Mother not in life boat
BOSTON >> The U.S. Coast Guard says one of two Connecticut boaters who had been missing for a week after leaving a Rhode Island marina was found alive, drifting on an inflatable life raft off the coast of Massachusetts. Nathan Carman, 22, and his mother, 54-year-old Linda Carman, of Middletown, disappeared Sept. Full Story
Woodard strikes three times in win over Brattleboro

BRATTLEBORO — Burr and Burton senior Brooke Woodard racked up a hat trick on Saturday in a 5-0 win over Brattleboro. Woodard's first score came with two minutes left in the first half, assisted by her sister Sky. With 16 minutes left, Woodard scored again off a free kick, then tallied the third two minutes later, assisted on a corner kick, again by Sky Woodard. Full Story
(supplied photo)
Irish music duo to perform for Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Meetinghouse Cafe series

Boston-based couple brings old stories to life with warm presence
BENNINGTON — Since 1991, Matt and Shannon Heaton have visited four continents and a variety of venues to deliver and authentic Irish music performance. On Sept. 23 they'll return to Vermont for a more intimate show at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The duo met at a gig and Shannon Heaton needed a guitar player for a wedding, which was the start of a life long music career. Full Story
(Bill Gorman — The Associated Press)
Goodbye to homework for some elementary schools and classes

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT. >> Guess what, kids? No homework. Really. All year. A small but growing number of elementary schools and individual teachers are doing away with the after-school chore to allow kids more time to play, participate in activities, spend time with families, read and sleep. There's been pushback against homework from parents in recent years who say their children's time is Full Story