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Matt Poissant has joined the team at Sign*A*Rama in South Burlington as a summer intern in marketing. Poissant, and Alburgh resident, is a student at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire, where he is working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in business management.

Dorset Theatre Festival's founder John Nassivera will be honored at the Vermont Arts Council’s Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 4th at 4 PM the State House in Montpelier. Following a short business meeting, Nassivera will be presented the prestigious Walter Cerf Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

 Tom Curchin, MD, Chairman, CVMC’s Medical Group Management Committee, recently announced that Patricia A. Driscoll, MS, ATC, PA-C joined CVMC’s Family Practice Group located on East View Lane in Berlin, Vermont. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science at the University of Vermont. She completed her Physician Assistant Studies at St.

Secretary of State Deb Markowitz honored the winners of the 2009 Vermont Secretary of State’s Poster and Essay Contest by treating them to a rare viewing of the original Vermont Constitution.

The Board of Directors of The Mentor Connector announced that the following persons have been elected to board positions; They are Laurie Martin of the Vermont Country Store, Patricia Menduni, currently at the Paramount Theatre, Megan Smith, Representative to the Vermont House of Representitives from Mendon, George Cook, retired from the Department of Corrections and Sandy Cohen, retiring exe

It was a special evening for more than 100 staff as Copley Hospital honored three employees for excellence and recognized years of service during the annual Employee Awards Banquet.

Terry Stone has successfully completed a re-certification of the Advanced Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor training & testing program. This accomplishment adds to Stone’s current qualification as a Certified ProAdvisor for versions 1999 through 2009.

Journalist Eric Lipton will be one of a dozen UVM faculty and alumni headlining the "Voices of Vermont" speaker series at this year's reunion weekend, June 4-7.Lipton, a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter in the Washington bureau of The New York Times and a 1987 graduate of UVM, has covered everything from the World Trade Center attack to Hurricane Katrina.

Earlier this month, Gretchen Morse, Executive Director of United Way of Chittenden County was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Vermont at their 205th Commencement Ceremony. Morse, UVM Class of ’75, has spent 30 years in public service initiating and implementing policies that improve the health and well being of Vermonters.

Union Bank has announced the promotion of Karyn J. Hale to Vice President, and Carrie R. Locklin to Assistant Treasurer. Hale is a member of the Bank’s Finance Department, Locklin is a member of the Bank’s Audit and Compliance Department.

Spherion Corporation, a staffing, recruiting and workforce solutions provider, announced that Ken Ballard, owner of the Company’s South Burlington, Vermont, office, is the recipient of the Franchise Owner of the Year Award for 2009.

The Northeast Association of Electric Cooperatives (NEAEC) has honored two people with its annual George D. Aiken Award.