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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 …

Joan Huck Sherlock

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hanover, N.H. — Joan Huck Sherlock passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, at Wheelock Terrace in Hanover. She was surrounded by her loving family in her final days. Joan was born in Jersey City, N.J., to Ninetta and Emil Huck, the second of five children. She …

Saving the Swine: Randolph Center Sisters Raise Pigs Through 4-H to Show at Tunbridge Fair

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Randolph Center — Mikaela Luke-Currier, 11, and her sister Addie, 13, worked all summer to prepare their pigs to compete at the Tunbridge World’s Fair. They put in long days at the fairground, showing their animals and caring …

Outages Continue For 1,000s

Friday, September 13, 2013

Windsor — More than 6,000 Green Mountain Power customers across Vermont remained without service Thursday evening, according to the utility, which said customers in hard-hit areas such as Randolph, Windsor, Royalton, Sharon and Bethel could be without electricity …

Fair Value in Tunbridge

Friday, September 13, 2013

Tunbridge — The complaint among parents has become so common it’s cliche. Do you know how much I spent taking the kids to the movies last night? Everything is so expensive. There just aren’t any affordable options for …

Birth Announcements: Aug. 25, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center COMPTON — A son, Henry Otis Compton, born July 29, 2013, to Laura and Josh Compton, of Windsor. Gifford Medical Center WELCH — A son, Mathew Welch, born July 30, 2013, to Ashley and Zachary Welch, of Strafford. WHITE — A daughter, Sadie Joy White, …

Waldorf School Closes

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Tunbridge — The financially struggling Wellspring Waldorf School has informed parents it will not reopen for the coming school year. The school’s Board of Trustees made the decision Friday evening following an “emotional” closed door meeting. Classes had been scheduled to start on Sept. 3. “The outpouring of …

Freshening Up for the Show

Thursday, July 11, 2013

After shampooing and conditioning Briana, a Miniature Long-Haired Dachshund, Joel Hartman of Stroudsburg, Penn., dries the happy dog off with a towel on Wednesday in preparation for the Woodstock Dog Club Show today and Friday, and the Green …

Officials: Husband Killed Wife

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Brattleboro — Murder suspect James Robarge is fighting extradition to New Hampshire after law enforcement officials issued an arrest warrant for him yesterday and charged him with one count of reckless second-degree murder of his estranged wife, Kelly …

Conserving a Treasured Valley

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Nearly every day John Hemenway hops on his bicycle and rides west from his house in Strafford along the back road to Tunbridge until he reaches a sharp right turn at Taylor Valley Road. Hemenway owns roughly 3,200 …

Self-Defense Class in Tunbridge

Monday, May 6, 2013

Orange County Deputy Sheriff Dan Bohnyak demonstrates a knee strike with student Branda Field as Kay Jorgensen, left, and Ellen Hosford, right, look on during a self-defense and situational awareness class at the Tunbridge Town Hall on April …