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Vermont Law School Dean Geoffrey Shields in a portrait in South Royalton, Vt., on Jan. 21, 2009. (Valley News - Jason Johns)

S. Royalton, VLS Mourn Ex-President

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

South Royalton — Geoffrey B. Shields had a rare gift for paying attention. Students remember the affable former dean of Vermont Law School hiking with them to Kent’s Ledge and hosting dinners with his wife, Genie. They remember his gentle spirit, his caring nature and his commitment to fairness. Shields died Saturday at age 68, holding Genie’s hand in their …

S.O.S. for Tunbridge Bridges: Selectboard Mulls Vehicle Restrictions

Monday, July 28, 2014

Tunbridge — Every once in a while, it happens. Somebody doesn’t pay attention to the height warning signs, or a group of workers don’t realize how tall their truck is, and they’ll try to drive through one of Tunbridge’s five covered bridges, and — “Bang, bang, bang, bang,” said Selectboard member Erin Gooch, …

Local News Briefs: Thursday, July 24

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Former VLS President Donates Home to School South Royalton — A former Vermont Law School president and dean and his wife have donated their former home in Tunbridge to the school, officials announced in a news release Wednesday. The 78 Spring Road home owned by Jeff and Genie Shields had been listed on …

Valerie J. Ferris

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tunbridge, Vt. — Valerie J. Ferris, 50 died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at her home in Tunbridge after a long battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 19, 1963 in Barre, Vt. the daughter of Norman K. and Beverly J. (Hewitt) Larkin. She attended school in Tunbridge and …

Summer Journal: Warm Weather Brings Shakespeare’s Plays to Life

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Anguished cries of lovers lost to knife and poison filled the air outside the Aidron Duckworth Art Museum on Bean Road in Meriden one warm evening earlier this month. Under a setting sun, the Cornish-based Momentum Theatre Troupe …

Forum, July 14: The Unreal McCoy Cartoon; Coins for the Fountain; Norwich Projects

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Unreal McCoy To the Editor: Glenn McCoy’s latest unfunny cartoon reaches a new low of ugly misinformation. I’ve no doubt the Valley News recognizes this nonsense for what it is, so one is compelled to ask — why print this stupid, contemptible dreck? I would seriously like …

Recreation Notes: Towns Honor Accident Victim

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tragedy afflicted Tunbridge last month when 20-year-old Jen Kinnarney, of South Royalton, died from injuries suffered in an all-terrain vehicle accident. While both communities mourned, more than 100 friends gathered to help make things a little easier for …

Summer Journal: Being Born on, or Close to, the 4th of July Brings Two Parties Together

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Last summer, a blushing River Terami celebrated his seventh birthday with more than 120 people singing in unison while they were packed into the Union Arena lobby in Woodstock. “It was this neat feeling of a huge choir …

Jenny Brook Bluegrass Festival Has Room to Grow in Tunbridge

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tunbridge — Bluegrass fans Mike Bourquin and Chantal Bastiat, who tour music festivals selling books, records and other music under the name Flop-Eared Muse, had long wanted to set up shop at the Jenny Brook Family Bluegrass Festival, …

Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union Waits to Learn Fate

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Burlington — The State Board of Education voted 8-0 Tuesday to delay a decision on whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union until January but directed the Bethel-area school districts to work with the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union …

Supervisory Union Still in Limbo

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Bethel — State education officials today are expected to again consider whether to dissolve the Windsor Northwest Supervisory Union and move several of the Bethel-area towns into the Orange-Windsor Supervisory Union. But the State Board of Education, which is to meet this morning in Burlington, may also vote …

Helping to Keep Their Promises: 31 Sharon Academy Graduating Seniors Reflect Back

Monday, June 16, 2014

Click here for a photo gallery.  ∎ Sharon — Michael Livingston, The Sharon Academy’s head of school, began Sunday’s commencement ceremony by painting a picture of “the joy we experience here on such a regular basis.” To do so, …

A Life: Merle Howe, 1924 - 2014; ‘He Was the Rock of the Family’

Monday, June 16, 2014

Tunbridge — Merle Howe was born in his parents’ bedroom on the family farm in Tunbridge on January 10, 1924, and he died at age 90 in the same room on April 28 this year, a continuity from …