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Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene welcomes Rebekah Rice, Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), to the Department of Women’s Health. As a nurse midwife, Ms. Rice provides care for women through their life spans, guiding them through pregnancy and birth, performing annual exams, and addressing healthcare needs relating to contraception, nutrition, bone health, and menopause.

Every year the Times Argus sponsors their Best of the Best awards. This year under the Best category of "Heart of Vermont" VT Republican Chair Pat McDonald was named the Best Public Personality or Politician.

VHB is pleased to welcome Bruce Boedtker,PE, as senior project manager in the land development group. Boedtker is well-known for his work assisting clients throughout Vermont with permitting, engineering, and design services. At VHB, he will work to enhance the firm’s growing land development practice in Vermont and continue to help clients resolve challenges efficiently.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ:GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, today announced the appointment of Stephen L. Gibbs as its Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer effective immediately. This newly created position has been established to strengthen GMCR’s accounting function and overall financial control environment. In his role at GMCR, Mr.

Daniel J Rodliff, insurance agent for Poulos Insurance in Burlington has earned the Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) professional designation.

Realtor® Ivy Knipes recently joined Geri Reilly Real Estate as Buyer’s Agent and Closing Coordinator. Geri Reilly and her husband, Michael Simoneau opened their own agency in August 2010 and now employ three full‐time real estate agents and two assistants. Ivy is a native Vermonter and has been a licensed Realtor® since 2006.

Johnson - Richard Simays, Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) Mapping System Supervisor, retired on June 3, 2011 after 46 years of employment at the Coop. Richard began his career at VEC during the summer of 1962 when he was hired as a part-time employee. In 1965, he became a full- time Groundman and worked his way through a variety of positions.

Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: BHLB) has appointed J. Williar Dunlaevy and Barton D. Raser as Directors of the Berkshire Hills Bancorp and its wholly-owned subsidiary Berkshire Bank. Additionally, Corydon L. Thurston, who has served as a Director of the Berkshire Hills Bancorp since its formation in 2001 and as a Director of Berkshire Bank since 1988, has retired from their Boards.

Sugar River Bank is pleased to announce that Debra Davis Timberlake has recently joined its Business Banking Center as Vice President of Commercial Lending. Debra has over 27 years of management and commercial lending experience.

DuBois & King, Inc., consulting engineers, announces that Wilbur H. Horton, Jr., P.E., has joined the firm as a Senior Electrical Engineer and Project Manager. Mr. Horton’s 24 years of experience includes electrical engineering for wastewater treatment, commercial, healthcare, and educational facilities. Mr.

Jack McKernon, founder of The McKernon Group Inc., is retiring from his long time position as owner/CEO of the Brandon-based business. The McKernon Group is an environmentally responsible design/build company that specializes in a wide variety of construction.

Rutland Regional Medical Center is pleased to extend a warm welcome to Ethan Flynn, MD, who joins the outstanding group of physicians and other staff members in the hospital’s Pathology Lab.