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A native of New Jersey, pediatrician Dr. Robert Smith is returning to the Northeast after 21 years spent as a U.S. Army doctor in Texas, Germany and Afghanistan.
Dr. Smith has joined Gifford Medical Center’s Randolph pediatric practice, bringing his decades of experience, commitment to continuity of care and warm sense of humor to Vermont families.

Southern Vermont College has announced two new chairs of academic divisions, with associate professor of marketing Stacey Hills becoming the Chair of The McCormick Division of Business this summer and Jennifer Burg being named the Chair of The Hunter Division of Humanities for the past semester.

James J. Pergolizzi IV who recently joined the law firm of Paul Frank + Collins P.C., has recently been admitted to the Vermont bar during a ceremony at the Vermont Supreme Court.

Paul Frank + Collins is pleased to announce the addition of French-American attorney Adeline Simenon to work on the Immigration and Business Services + Taxation teams. Ms. Simenon has extensive experience in counseling foreign companies and individuals seeking to establish new U.S. ventures (or to purchase existing ones).

Bruce Hyde, Jr has returned to the Valley to help manage the family business, the Hyde Away Inn & Restaurant in Fayston, VT. “I have always loved the Valley and the amazing community. I grew up at the Restaurant and I always felt I’d make this my home.”

Deborah Bucknam, Senior Partner for the Law Firm Bucknam Black Brazil PC, is pleased to announce that Susie Hudson of Montpelier has been named the new Practice Manager.

Two men take Vows toward entering the Priesthood with the Society of St. Edmund, the order of priests and brothers that founded Saint Michael’s College.

Northern Reliability, a burgeoning electric power solutions provider, announced today that Jim Iversen is assuming the role of President and CEO of the company. Iversen, formerly Chairman and CEO for M&I Strategic Partners and business consultant for Northern Reliability, brings experience and vision to his new role.

Norwich University officials announced Professor Michael Armstrong of Brock University in Ontario, Canada, will be this year’s visiting research chair and Fulbright scholar in the Studies in War and Peace department beginning January 2014.

Vermont Trophy & Engraving has announced the addition to staff of Scott Wood as production associate. Scott manages the trophy production area and is learning the laser and rotary engraving trades. Scott is a former Army Ranger and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu master. 

AllEarth Renewables has announced the recent hiring of Tim Reynolds as Sales Account Manager.

Sara Blum, President of Acorn Marketing, marketing for growth, was appointed to the Shelburne Bicycle/Pedestrian and Paths Committee at the June 25 Shelburne Selectboard meeting by a unanimous vote.
The Bike and Pedestrian Paths Committee is responsible for the planning and implementation of a path system linking key destinations in Shelburne with surrounding communities.