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TD Bank has promoted Marino J. Bartolomei to Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer in Montpelier, Vt. He will serve as a Relationship Manager for commercial clients throughout Central and Northeastern Vermont.

Burlington College faculty member Sandra Baird received the Pro Bono Service Award from the Vermont Bar Association at their mid-year meeting at the Hilton on March 21. The award is given annually to recognize an individual’s extraordinary efforts on behalf of the disadvantaged throughout Vermont.

The Vermont Community Foundation announced that Patrick Berry has agreed to join the Foundation as vice president for philanthropy. Berry is currently commissioner for the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.

DEW Construction Corporation, a regional contractor based in Williston, has announced the appointment of Peter Kelley PE as director of business development. DEW Construction has offices in Williston, Lebanon and Keene, NH. Kelley will be working out of the Williston location.

Two new attorneys and a labor relations specialist are the latest additions to the northern New England law firm Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. The new attorneys are F David Harlow, who joins the labor and employment group, of counsel, and will be working from the Brattleboro office, and Kathryn Foley, a new associate in the business law group who is located in Burlington.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston has announced the appointment of four new members to the First District Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council (CDIAC):
• David Bruce – President/CEO, Lee Bank, Lee, MA
• Bernie P. Isabelle – President/ CEO, Vermont Federal Credit Union, Burlington, VT

Mark Bean has joined Poulos Insurance as a Property & Casualty producer in its Berlin office. Fully licensed in personal and commercial lines, he looks forward to serving all of your insurance needs. Mark and his family reside in Northfield.

Rich Miller, CEO of OpenTempo, Inc. will be speaking at noon at the April 1 meeting of Vermont 2020, taking place in Burlington at the Lake Champlain Chamber of Commerce (60 Main Street).

North Country Hospital Medical Staff President, Dr. Jennifer Ladd, delivered several boxes of food and well over $2,300 last week to the NEKCA food shelf from a month long effort. "The medical staff wanted to donate to the community and decided to give food and money to the local NEKCA food shelf.

Liam Lustberg bested 40 other students from across Vermont to win the Vermont Spelling Bee on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Lustberg, an 8th grader from Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School, will now compete against top spellers from every other state in the nation in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. in June.

Michael Nethercott is the winner of the 2014 Vermont Writers’ Prize. His story “An Empire at Twilight” reveals an elderly man’s close connection to land that has been in his family for generations. The Vermont Writers’ prize is awarded by Green Mountain Power and Vermont Magazine.

Lauren Moye of Montpelier, Vt., has been named a new senior development officer for Norwich University.

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