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Former Vermont Law School Dean Jeff Shields and wife Genie Shields have made a gift to the school of their Tunbridge home. The funds from any future sale of the home will be considered an unrestricted gift to VLS, as per the Shields wish. (Courtesy photograph)

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 the market earlier this year for $575,000 …

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 later in Chelsea where she graduated from Chelsea High School in 1981. On Aug. 6, …

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 ran through the scenes of Juliet and Her Romeo , the familiar tale with particular …

Michael P. Perkins, Jr.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Tunbridge, Vt. — Michael P. Perkins, Jr. of Tunbridge passed away on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at Mt. Ascutney Hospital after an almost ten year battle with cancer. Michael was born July 30, 1983 to Michael Perkins, Sr. (currently of Hartford, Vt.) and Elizabeth Picken (of Brownington, Vt.) …

Twin State Reps. Praise Farm Bill

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Washington, D.C. — After years of setbacks, a nearly $100 billion-a-year compromise farm bill cleared the House on Wednesday despite strong opposition from conservatives who sought a bigger cut in food stamps. The final vote was 251-166. The five-year bill, which preserves generous crop subsidies, now heads to …

Birth Announcements: Jan. 12, 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

CAMPBELL — A daughter, Rebecca Jane Campbell, born Oct. 28, 2013, to Barbara and Christopher Campbell, of Barnard. BLANCHARD — A son, Joshua Ryan Blanchard, born Dec. 10, 2013, to Mariah Mears and Joshua Blanchard-Utton, of Randolph. LECKEY — A son, Elijah Bo Leckey, born Dec. 20, 2013, …

Barbara S. Pettengill

Friday, January 10, 2014

South Royalton, Vt. — Barbara S. Pettengill, 93, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, at her home in South Royalton. She was born on Oct. 18, 1920, in Sharon, Vt., the daughter of Clifton and Lucy (Preston) Brown. Barbara grew up on her family’s dairy farm and attended school …

Tyler Long

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Cocoa, Fla. — Tyler Long of Cocoa, formerly of South Royalton, Vt. passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. Tyler will be greatly missed by his beloved son, Trevor J. Long of East Randolph, Vt.; his life’s partner, Christina Ballou and their dog, Mercy …

Post Offices Likely to Cut Hours

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Thetford — In a continuing effort to cut costs, the U.S. Postal Service has proposed scaling back weekday counter service hours at 15 Upper Valley post offices, mostly in Vermont. That’s on top of 17 other post office …

Birth Announcements: Dec. 8, 2013

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Winter Green

Monday, November 25, 2013

Larry Mengedoht removes bean vines from a rope he had tied for support while winterizing one of his greenhouses at his home in Tunbridge on Thursday. Since he retired 13 years ago, Mengedoht has expanded his garden to …

In Washington, Witnesses to a Nation’s Grief

Thursday, November 21, 2013

An old man’s tears. Flags at half-staff. Enormous, silent crowds.  Fifty years after President John. F. Kennedy’s assassination, some of the memories are hazy, but for Upper Valley residents who were in Washington, D.C., at that time, certain images …

A Life: Robert Alan Maxfield, 1931-2013; ‘He Was the Inventor and He Wanted to Do Things That Would Help Other People’

Monday, November 11, 2013

Tunbridge — In the early morning hours before the sun rose, Bob Maxfield would saddle a horse and head out to work with a Peruvian boy named Fernando Figueroa. Maxfield was 36 years old, single and living in …