Kyle Rikert

Kyle Rikert

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

Chap Family farm. It's where I live. It's where we have our family. It's where we have our animals. It's scenically beautiful, it's what Vermont's supposed to look like.

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

Openminded. I think for the most part the youth, well, the young people like me and Dorothy that stay here. are. Everyone's friendly. The community is great. Scenically it's fantastic. What makes it unique – that right there is a lot.

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

Just job opportunities. Fortunately I'm pretty happy with my job but a lot of people struggle to find employment here and a lot of people that I graduated with move because they can't find opportunities here. There's no real industry in Vermont. I'm not sure I want big industry in Vermont, you find that in New Hampshire. I think that's one of the more challenging things. Property taxes aren't cheap here so how do you survive?

What Royalton resident made a positive difference in your life?

Dorothy Chap.

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

I hope we keep the aesthetics but there's nothing wrong with expanding or broadining our horizons for growth as long as it's done tastefully.