John Dumville

John Dumville

What is your favorite location, place, building, or spot in Royalton? Why?

My favorite spot of course my house, my lawn. I love the property, the views form it, my neighbours, it's just a beautiful spot to relax.

What do you think makes Royalton unique or different from other places you have lived or visited?

The diversity of the people here, from the old time residents to the students who go to the law school.  The variety of interactions between the groups. It's an interesting town to live in. 

What is the most challenging aspect of life in a small Vermont town like Royalton?

I don't think there's a challenge living in a small community, i think it's easier living in a small community, because you are a community.  I was pretty sick for a couple of years and it was amazing how the people in town came to help out-bringing food, offering rides, just encouragement.  It's incredible. 

What Royalton resident made a positive difference in your life?

I would have to say my parents of course.  The teachers I had in school, many of them lived here for many years and were inspiring. 

What do you want people to know about your town?

It's a beautiful town, a place you can easily get to and get out of because of the roads, it's a very convenient spot to live. 

What is your wish for your life? What is a wish for your town?

I hope the town keeps its pride and keeps growing, and respectful of the environment as it grows, its architecture and the nature of the natural environment.