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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 …

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 …

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 …