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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 …

Bus Driver Had Previous DUI

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

White River Junction — The Butler’s Bus Service driver who has been charged with operating a bus full of schoolchildren while having a blood alcohol level above the legal limit had a prior DUI conviction in 2006, and …

Town Moderators: Making Meetings Move

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cornish — An hour before convening the business portion of Tuesday’s Town Meeting, Gwyn Gallagher was starting to get nervous. “It doesn’t really ever go away, I think,” said Gallagher, Cornish’s town and school moderator. The jitters aren’t …

Entertainment Highlights: A Singer-Songwriter Stays True to His Roots

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Though Richard Shindell didn’t kick off his folk singer-songwriter career until his late 20s, it wasn’t because it took him that long to discover a love of music. “I had always been very focused, from the time I …

Tunbridge Selectboard Incumbent Unseated; Public Bank Resolution Passes; Dairy Contract Tabled

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tunbridge — As a Dartmouth College undergraduate in the early 2000s, Erin Gooch became enamored of Tunbridge while driving Vermont’s back roads as a way to spend free time. Now, the 34-year-old will have the chance to help steer policy in town. Unseating incumbent Bob Dunkle, her Spring …

Librarian Will Stay Full Time In Tunbridge

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tunbridge — The librarian at Tunbridge Central School won’t see a reduction in her hours next school year, after all. At the annual School District meeting Monday night, a resident offered an amendment to restore funding to the position — reversing a decision by the Tunbridge School Board …

Priscilla Penfield Chester

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Tunbridge, Vt. — Priscilla Penfield Chester died on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in the loving company of her husband, four daughters, two grandchildren, and beloved dog, Monica. She suffered a stroke the previous week after having just celebrated her 88th birthday with her family in Tunbridge. Most of …

South Royalton School Honors

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

High Honors: Alexander Berk, Marguerite Dakin, Raven Hudson, Rebecca Paige, Callie Wuttke (grade 12); Larissa Stride (grade 11); Channing George, Mackinley George, Cora Honigford, Rhiannon Howe, Nils Rupprecht (grade 10); Emily Ballou, Michael Hemond, Chaniyah Lawrence, Maeve Naumann, Stephen Paige, Mara Southworth, Kasandra Wilson (grade 9). Honors: David …

Public Bank Proposal on Town Meeting Ballots Across Vermont

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Voters in three Vermont towns in the Upper Valley and 17 other communities in the state will face a simple question at Town Meeting this year: Should the Legislature be urged to examine the creation of a state …

Letter: Complete Distrust of Washington

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

To the Editor: At last, your paper carries a story on its front page about an intelligence report on Benghazi (“Report: U.S. Ignored Risk In Benghazi,” Jan. 16). I watched footage of the terrorist attack on TV in September 2012, and it was clear that it was an …

Police: This Was No Accident; Suspect in 2011 Shooting Pleads Not Guilty to Attempted Murder

Friday, February 7, 2014

White River Junction — An affidavit filed in support of the second-degree attempted murder charge against Emily Y. Perkins makes clear that forensic evidence, her constantly changing story and cell phone records convinced investigators that she intentionally shot …