(Holly Pelczynski Bennington Banner)
Fifth graders discover nature at first Walloomsac Watershed Festival

One World Conservation Center: Organizers hope it will become an annual event
BENNINGTON — For the first time, One World Conservation Center teamed up with the students of the Southwest Vermont Supervisory Union and the Sacred Heart School to present the Walloomsac Watershed Festival.

Photo Gallery | Students learn about wildlife at the Watershed Festival Full Story

LOCAL NEWS
(Kevin O'Connor — Special to the Reformer)
Vermont's home-grown mystery writer goes nuclear in new book

Archer Mayor: 'Presumption of Guilt' centers around shuttered Vermont Yankee plant
NEWFANE — Most whodunits start with a glamorous character (enter Miss Scarlet) finding a rope or revolver in the library, ballroom or conservatory. In Newfane, novelist Archer Mayor's new book "Presumption of Guilt," the mystery instead begins with a grimy workman taking a drill to the shuttered Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant in Vernon. Full Story
SPORTS
Youth soccer nights at MAU

BENNINGTON — The Mount Anthony athletic department is once again sponsoring a pair of youth soccer nights for the girls and boys area youth league soccer players. The Boys Youth Night will be Thursday when the MAU varsity boys soccer team plays host to Rutland in a 6 p.m. game. The Girls Youth Night will be Thursday, Oct. Full Story
ENTERTAINMENT
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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
REGION
(Michael Dwyer The Associated Press)
Rescue at sea turns new attention on unsolved 2013 killing

HARTFORD, CONN. — It was a crime that stunned a quiet suburb and stumped investigators: an 87-year-old real estate developer killed in his home, shot three times with a rifle. Nearly three years later, the unsolved case has received new attention with the revelation the victim's grandson Nathan Carman, who was rescued Sunday after a week in a raft on the Atlantic Ocean, had been a suspect Full Story