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The appointment of Rich Amato as Interim Principal and Lashawn Whitmore-Sells as Interim Assistant Principal at Hunt Middle School for next year has been announced. These appointments were confirmed by the Board Tuesday night.

Healthy Living Market and Café is happy to announce the addition of two registered dietitians to its family of experts specializing in health and wellness. Kimberly Evans and Leslie Langevin from Whole Health Nutrition will be in-store every Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. beginning June 22 to offer customers 15 minute consultations at no charge.

Brian Mital and Geeda Searfoorce, both longtime employees of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, will leave the Festival in August.

People’s United Bank announced that Zach Smith has been appointed as a Business Insurance Account Executive with People’s United Insurance Agency.

Red River announced three strategic hires immediately augmenting its presence in the Northeast enterprise market. Rick Scott, former Business Development Manager at Windstream and Jon Provost, former Account Manager at Level 3 Communications have joined the team as regional Account Executives.

The Vermont Specialty Food Association has elected Jack Gilbert as President. Gilbert owns and operates Gringo Jack’s, a popular restaurant in Manchester, VT and producer of tortilla chips, salsa and related products. Also elected were Laurie Callahan of Cabot Creamery as Vice President and Bob Christoffel of Creative Labels as Secretary-Treasurer.

Seven Days, Vermont’s free, independent weekly newspaper, is pleased to announce its new production manager is John James.

University of Vermont College of Medicine Dean Frederick C. Morin, III, M.D., and Fletcher Allen Health Care President and CEO John R.

Yestermorrow Design/Build School’s Executive Director Kate Stephenson has been selected as a 2012 Aspen Environment Forum Scholar. The Forum Scholars will attend the fifth annual Aspen Environment Forum June 22-25, 2012 in Aspen, CO, which will explore the theme Living in the New Normal.

NBT Bank Regional President Matt Durkee announced that Christopher Quintin has been promoted to vice president.

Twenty-two of the nation's most innovative young researchers were named Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Scholars join a prestigious community that includes Nobel Prize winners, MacArthur Fellows, and recipients of the Albert Lasker Medical Research Award.

Mind Spark, Inc. recently hired Creative Director, Gregory Douglass. Douglass has an extensive background in multi-media productions, marketing, entrepreneurial ventures, and the music industry.