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    (Derek Carson — Bennington Banner)
    2015 Bennington Walk to End Alzheimer's aims to outdo previous years

    Organizers hope to raise over $13,000
    09/04/2015 09:51 PM EDT
    BENNINGTON >> On September 27 at 2 p.m. at Willow Park, members of the community will join together to walk two miles to benefit research on Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer's Association Vermont Chapter has been hosting the "Walk to End Alzheimer's" in Bennington for over five years, and the event's organizers hope that this year, the walk can raise over $13,000 to help battle a disease 
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    (Gillian Jones - Bennington Banner)
    Man injured in car vs. motorcycle accident

    BENNINGTON >> A car and motorcycle crash on Friday just before 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Main Street and Washington Avenue seriously injured the man operating the motorcycle, according to police and scanner reports. Lionel Kavanaugh, 49, was taken to SVMC for medical attention and later air lifted to Albany Medical Center, according to police and scanner reports. Full Story
    SPORTS
    (Gillian Jones — Bennington Banner)
    Patriots hold off furious Essex rally for first win

    Normyle tosses touchdown in victory
    BENNINGTON >> By his own admission, Mount Anthony Union High School football coach John Martin said the Patriots left points on the field. But at the same time, his charges came up big when they had to. MAU held off a furious rally and won its first game of the season on Friday night, 20-13, over Essex at Spinelli Field. Full Story
    ENTERTAINMENT
    (Angela Sterling, Boneau/Bryan-Brown via AP)
    More than 20 Broadway shows offer half-off ticket deal

    NEW YORK >> Broadway shows will soon be much cheaper to see — at least for a few weeks next month. Some 22 shows are participating in Broadway Week, in which two tickets go for the price of one. These special tickets go on sale starting Thursday at 10:30 a.m. for performances only during Sept. Full Story
    REGION
    Grant will support Vermont-based recovery program

    BRATTLEBORO >> A locally established mental health program, which is now taught around the world, received a significant federal grant Thursday that will help further its growth. The Copeland Center was awarded a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration that will deliver about $330,000 annually for five years. Full Story
    NATION/WORLD
    Kite surfer blown onto road, hit by car, seriously hurt

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A kite surfer at a San Francisco beach was caught in a huge gust of wind and dragged across a parking lot on to a highway, where he was hit by a car and critically injured, police said. Full Story

    (Photos by Holly Pelczynski, file photo)
    20 years of garlic: Garlic and Herb Festival continues Sept. 5 and 6

    Festival organizers have 200 vendors signed up and hope to bring in 20,000 people
    BENNINGTON — This year's Southern Vermont Garlic and Herb Festival is all about the number 2 — with anywhere from one to four zeroes tacked on. Full Story
    Alaska woman accused of stealing patrol car holding husband

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A woman suspected of stealing an Alaska State Troopers patrol car that held her handcuffed husband in the back seat was arrested on suspicion of theft and other charges. Full Story
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    Aretha Franklin blocks screening of documentary at festival

    DENVER (AP) — Aretha Franklin earned some R-E-S-P-E-C-T in a federal courtroom on Friday, convincing a judge to prevent the Telluride Film Festival from screening a documentary about a 1972 concert of hers without the Queen of Soul's written consent. Full Story

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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launched a campaign to promote his signature healthcare program on Friday in the face of harsh criticism from congressional Republicans who say the plan will raise costs and hurt hiring.   Full Story
     
    Roger Goodell wants the Dolphins to stay in Miami
    The Dolphins don't have one foot out of Miami, according to Roger Goodell. The NFL commissioner said Thursday that the Dolphins don't necessarily have to relocate despite the Florida legislature's refusal last week to fund renovations to Sun Life Stadium. Full Story

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    None of the current crop of TV moms is likely to be voted Mother of the Year, unless the ability to put dinner on the table counts for more than mental health.   Full Story
     
     
    Updated: May 10, 2013 3:19:58 PM EDT
    REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launched a campaign to promote his signature healthcare program on Friday in the face of harsh criticism from congressional Republicans who say the plan will raise costs and hurt hiring.   Full Story
     
     
    Updated: May 10, 2013 3:19:58 PM EDT
     
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    Obama launches sales pitch for health insurance program

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launched a campaign to promote his signature healthcare program on Friday in the face of harsh criticism from congressional Republicans who say the plan will raise costs and hurt hiring. Full Story
    (Evan Agostini)
    Happy Mother's Day, you heartless, killer psycho TV moms

    None of the current crop of TV moms is likely to be voted Mother of the Year, unless the ability to put dinner on the table counts for more than mental health. Full Story
    (REUTERS/Yuri Gripas)
    Obama launches sales pitch for health insurance program

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama launched a campaign to promote his signature healthcare program on Friday in the face of harsh criticism from congressional Republicans who say the plan will raise costs and hurt hiring. Full Story