Scott Durkee

Scott Durkee

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

Crossroads Bar and Grill, cause it's the happenin place to be.

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

I would say the people are probably the most unique feature. There's some real good people here and I enjoy them all.

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

I would say probably one of the most difficult challenges is it being such a small community that everybody knows your business and knows what's going on sometimes faster than you do. In a way that works really well sometimes too.

What Royalton resident made a positive difference in your life?

I would say Paul Whitney, used to be the Fire Chief. Just a good honest guy who grew up here and has a lot of wisdom about the town and the people that are here and the people that grew up here. For having lived here for 16.5 years he can teach you a lot about the place you live and just has a good knowledge of the area.

What do you want people to know about your town?

I would say that as the years go on we have a little more and more cultural diversity and there's like a lot of great little stores and restaurants and there's a lot of fun things to do like hiking opportunities and biking opportunities and floating down the river in the summertime. So there's a bunch of good stuff to do here.

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

I grew up in New Jersey. I have a son and a daughter who are both going to school in South Royalton and I'm really happy that they're here in small town Vermont and getting the education they're getting and not being subjected to all the different challenges of urban living.