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• Robert Francis DuBack, 90, of Brattleboro. Died at home, surrounded by his wife and children, on July 13, 2023. Robert is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Joyce (Raicht) DuBack; his children, Elizabeth Bowie of Connecticut, Steven DuBack and his wife Robin Murphy of Florida, Ingrid Rawling and her husband Scott of Connecticut, Florence Shephard and her husband Kristian Harris of California, David Shephard and his wife Judie of Alabama, and Michelle Craig and her husband Tim of Connecticut; his stepdaughter Kersten Vigus of Pennsylvania; and sisters June Marques of Colorado, and Joyce Piccirillo of Connecticut. He was blessed with 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his parents Cecelia (Mazes) and Charles DuBack; brothers Albert, Jack, Charles, and Raymond DuBack; and sisters Cecelia Zaleta and Shirley D'Aulisa. Robert was born on Jan. 21, 1933, in Fairfield, Connecticut. He was a Navy veteran who served his country during the Korean War. Robert was an accomplished artist, sculptor, painter, and carpenter. In addition to art shows in Brattleboro and other locations in the Northeast, some of his artwork has been displayed at Peter Havens in Brattleboro and is on display at the New England House in Brattleboro. Robert was familiarly known as the "napkin artist" of Brattleboro. Wherever he went, he brought along his sketching pens and joyfully did two-minute napkin sketches of anyone in his sight. Many people in Brattleboro and other locations around the world still display his quick portraits on their walls and refrigerators. Occasionally, Robert would deliver one of his quick portraits to someone eating in a restaurant at a table near him and they would come to thank him and mention that they had framed the napkin portrait he did of them two years...

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College news • The following local students received bachelor's degrees from the University of Vermont during its recent 222nd Commencement: Hannah Balda of Londonderry (microbiology), Allura Cameron of Londonderry (medical laboratory sciences) Kristina Harmon of Londonderry (microbiology), Madeleine Blanchard of South Londonderry (neuroscience), Bella Bonneau of Brattleboro (community entrepreneurship),

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College news • The following local students recently graduated from Castleton University and were recognized during its 236th commencement ceremony: Kristopher Carroll of Brattleboro, A.A., general studies; Devon Harding of Londonderry, B.A., ecological studies; Morgen Janovsky of Wilmington, B.A., criminal justice (magna cum laude); Rebekah Lazarek of Westminster, B.A.,

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College news • The following local students have been named to the Dean's List for the spring 2023 semester at the University of New England in Portland, Maine: Jonathan Terry of Bellows Falls; Xiamara Achilles-Bodnar, Nicholas Campbell, Hannah Geno, Lexi Miner, Mollie Patenaude, Riley Patenaude, and Rachael Rooney of Brattleboro; Olivia Lauricella of Saxtons River; and Shelby Stoodley of Westminster. • Leah Madore of Williamsville and Kylie Reed of Jacksonville were named to the Dean's List for the spring 2023...

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College news• Elizabeth Day of Brattleboro has been awarded a Bachelor of Arts from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts. • The following local students recently graduated from Lasell University in Newton, Massachusetts: Sophia Mark of Brattleboro, B.A. in fashion design and production; Kaie Quigley of West Wardsboro, B.A. in communication (sports communication); and Olivia Zschirnt of Whitingham, B.A. in fashion design and production. • Lucas Forthofer of Dummerston was named to the Dean's List for the spring 2023 semester...

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Lintons to mark 50th anniversary with food and friends

Barbara and David Linton invite friends “to come through to share their love with them” on their 50th wedding anniversary, their family writes. The family-friendly open house with “music, food, and love” takes place Saturday, June 24 from 2 to 5 p.m. at The Root Social Justice Center, 28 Williams St., a space that is physically accessible. David Linton, a lifelong runner, worked as a bookbinder for over 20 years at the Book Press and retired on its closing in...

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College news • The following local students recently earned associate degrees from Community College of Vermont at its 2023 spring commencement: Melissa R. French and Laurel Es Salter-Dimma of Bellows Falls, Christina Leigh Howe and Myllasa Riggins of Brattleboro, Denny Ray Hughes of Guilford, Emma Paige Lane of Jamaica, Paige Rohane of Putney, Haley Jean Brown of South Newfane, Tiffany Marie Allen and Emily Ann Maturo of Wardsboro, Alexis Grisales and Hannah Faith Hoffman of West Dover, Zachary Miles Condon...

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College news • Angelo Domina of Brattleboro was awarded a B.A. in political science from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island. • The following local students recently earned their degrees at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts: Liam Kennedy of Brattleboro, magna cum laude with a B.A. in geography; Julianne Liebow of Townshend, summa cum laude with a B.A. in biology; Abbe Kathryn Cravinho of Bellows Falls, magna cum laude with a B.A. in mathematics; Kai S. Hammond of Putney,

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