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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.

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LOCAL NEWS
North Carolina man dies in motorcycle crash in Woodford

WOODFORD >> A North Carolina man died on Friday morning after his motorcycle drove off the eastbound lane of Route 9 and crashed into a culvert, according to a police report. Vermont State Police responded to the scene about 10:20 a.m. and took statements from witnesses. Peter Nosek, 44, of Charlotte N. Full Story
SPORTS
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Patriots still searching for team identity after loss to Hartford

MAU drops to 4-4 on the season
BENNINGTON >> The past two games have been rough for the Mount Anthony boys soccer team. After losing 4-0 to Rutland on Wednesday, the Patriots had trouble scoring again on Friday night in their 3-0 loss to Hartford. "We're still trying to figure out who we are as a team and what type of style we want to play out there on the field," said MAU coach Mike Molloy. 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
Health provider says Vermont deal will boost wellness goals

MONTPELIER >> A pending deal between the state and federal governments will give a big boost to efforts by Vermont's largest health care provider to get 80 percent of its revenue by 2018 for keeping people healthy, rather than treating illnesses, the top official at the University of Vermont Medical Center said Friday. Full Story