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Message from Fauna Hurley: It is with a heavy heart that I am writing to you to let you know that my last day with VTIFF will be on April 5th. I am grateful to have enjoyed three fulfilling years alongside Orly, the Board of Directors and dedicated volunteers and members.

Polli Properties at KW VT is excited to bring the talents of Alicia Fleming to the real estate team as an Agent. Alicia joins a team that is headed by Elise Polli, one of the top real estate agents at KW VT.

Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) announces today the appointment of Daniel Nelson as VELCO's Vice President of Technology following a unanimous vote of the company's Board of Directors. Mr. Nelson had been serving as the company's Director of Technology since 2015.

A key component of ReArch Company’s corporate mission is giving back to our communities. This philosophy is embodied in a portion of our Mission Statement, as follows: ReArch will be a recognized and well-respected leader, in the project development and construction industry, through supporting our communities by being involved, engaged and philanthropic.

Internal Medicine practice at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) is pleased to welcome Geriatrics Physician Lisa J. Downing-Forget, MD, MPH, CMD. With this appointment, Dr. Downing-Forget also joins the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Medical Group. She will see patients who are 65 years old and older.

The Bank of Bennington is pleased to announce the promotion of Elizabeth LaPointe to Branch Manager for the North Street and Phyllis Lane Branch. LaPointe joined the bank in 2003 as a teller. In 2010, LaPointe moved into the New Accounts Department.  Over time, her job has grown beyond opening new accounts and includes managing the consumer loan portfolio.

New England Air Systems, LLC is very pleased to announce that Robert J Favali has joined them as Executive Vice President. Beginning his career in 1977 with a multi-disciplined consulting engineering firm and for over the past 43 years, Rob has held senior management positions with consulting engineering firms and design-build mechanical contracting companies in Connecticut and Vermont.

Health Care and Rehabilitation Services (HCRS), southeastern Vermont’s community mental-health agency, announced today that it has hired Jessica Stehle as the new Director of its Developmental Services Division.

Amy E Freeth, MD, will resume endocrinology services at SVMC in March 2020. The practice, known as SVMC Endocrinology, is a part of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) and Southwestern Vermont Health Care (SVHC). It replaces the Bennington Osteoporosis Center, where Dr. David Gorson had provided similar services to the community until his retirement in 2019. With the appointment, Dr.

Peter’s Chocolate, Cargill’s premium chocolate brand, is recognizing pioneering chocolatiers in the US who are making their mark on the confectionery and chocolate industry. Cargill selected 12 US candy businesses to be the first recipients of the Peter’s Chocolate Award of Distinction, who will be profiled in a collectible 2020 calendar, reaching thousands in the candy-making industry.

Lucas Farrell, of Townshend, VT, and Dr. Thomas Kalchthaler, of Jamaica, VT, have joined the Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital Board of Trustees.

Farrell and his wife, Louisa, own and operate Big Picture Farm, a hillside goat dairy farm known for its award-winning farmstead caramels and cheeses, sold in stores across the country.

Northfield Savings Bank (NSB) is pleased to announce the promotions of Josh Moreno and Sam Abare, which serve to continue NSB’s tradition of friendly, top-tier service from its Community Banking and Mortgage Banking teams.