(Scott Stafford — The Manchester Journal)
Global Village assists in Jennifer Lane construction

Habitat for Humanity welcomes 10 volunteers from far and wide to assist with Jennifer Lane project
MANCHESTER >> Ten strangers from all over the country traveled to Vermont this week to voluntarily assist in the construction of a Bennington County Habitat for Humanity home on Jennifer Lane. A majority of the Global Village team has never been this far north or has little experience with construction. Full Story
Man accused of exposing himself at Lake Paran

BENNINGTON >> Police say a Bennington man is accused of exposing himself to two women and making lewd comments at a third at Lake Paran in North Bennington. Albert Mott, 76, of Bennington, pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court Criminal Division to two felony counts of lewd and lascivious conduct and one misdemeanor count of stalking. Full Story
Long Trail edges Eagles in opening round

Lions, MSJ to face off in championship
ARLINGTON >> All five goals in the opening round of the John Werner Tournament game between hosts Arlington and Long Trail School were scored in a 14-minute stretch between the end of the first and beginning of the second half. The other 65 minutes were part of an entertaining tournament opener as Long Trail edged the Eagles, 3-2, on Monday night at the newly-dedicated Werner Field. Full Story
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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