Thomas Powers

Thomas Powers

Tom Powers

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

It's on a hill behind the house where I grew up as a child. It's open with marvelous views in all directions but there are very few buildings in sight. It's a reasonable place to see a deer, or a moose, or a bear. I've taken my kids there to camp out and have picnics for many many years. I just love that spot.

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

Just the personal connection. I don't actually think it is unique. I think there are lots of towns like this in Vermont and all over the country in fact. A lot of them I'm sure are great places to live. But I live here, and I know people here, and I like it here.

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

Figuring out  how to make a living. It's very difficult.

What Royalton resident made a positive difference in your life?

Charles Lovejoy, who was manager of the farm where I spent time as a kid. He was just a strong personality and a wonderful man and I'm still a close friend of his son.

What do you want people to know about your town?

That there's still room in it.

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

My life - To finish the book I'm working on. For the town - to keep the lawschool.