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Local Motion, now in its tenth year of advocating for bicycle, pedestrian, running and XC ski initiatives, announces new additions to its board of directors and staff.

KeyBank announced recently that John Bock and Michael Williams have joined Key Private Bank.

KeyBank announced recently that Peter Nolasco has been named Mortgage Advisor. In his new position, Nolasco is responsible for residential mortgages. He is based in Key’s Essex Junction branch at 40 Pearl Street, and serves clients locally and across the country.

Miles E. Waite, PhD, Principal Hydrogeologist with Waite Environmental Management, LLC (WEM) of Burlington recently attended a training seminar on Geothermal Planning & Design in Boston.

Executive Vice President of Merchants Bank, Thomas S. Leavitt, announced the appointment of Christine T. Auriemma to the position of market manager for Chittenden County. She succeeds Prielle Kane, who is relocating to Connecticut.

Vermont Campus Compact has awarded a 2009 Commitment to Service and Engagement Award to College of St. Joseph junior, Kayla Billings, for her outstanding work in community involvement. Kayla has been a major asset to our community, and is an excellent example of the ideal leader on the College of St. Joseph campus in the areas of service and engagement.

The State Board of Education elected officers at its March 17 meeting, the Department of Education has announced. Tom James of Essex was re-elected board chair, and Ruth Stokes of Williston was re-elected vice-chair. James was appointed to the Board by Governor Douglas in February 2005 after filling an unexpired term.

Nurse practitioner Maria Cabri of Norwich has joined Gifford Medical Center’s Rochester and Sharon health centers, providing primary care to adults and adolescents. A Yale graduate, Cabri previously worked as a certified nurse midwife for more than two decades. In 2005, she returned to school to become a nurse practitioner.

The Vermont Chamber of Commerce has announced that Jeff Morton has been hired as the Director of Communications. Morton comes from WCAX-TV, where he was the Assignment Editor for three years. He graduated from St. Michael’s College in Colchester with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. While in College, he was the Executive Editor of the College’s online magazine.

Governor Jim Douglas has announced the appointment of Lisa A. Warren of Waterford to be State’s Attorney for Caledonia County. Warren was most recently Deputy State’s Attorney for the county. She has also been active on the Northeast Kingdom Domestic Violence Task force as well as the Vulnerable Adults Task Force.

Green Up Vermont announced winners in its annual writing and student poster design contest for Green Up Day 2009. Olivia Bellingham, Grade 5 from Flood Brook Union School was the overall winner. The artwork features a smiling, young girl in an orange dress who is putting litter in its place, in a trash can.

UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences has announced the winners for elementary, middle and high school students from the 2009 engineers Day activities which took place Thursday, March 5, 2009 at the Vermont Air National Guard
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1st Brookfield Elementary School – Eli Hulse, Anna Hulse