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The New England Water Environment Association has awarded its 2015 NEWEA Operator of the year  award to Kevin McLaughlin of the South Burlington Department of Public Works.  The NEWEA Operator Award is given annually to an individual who has shown a high interest and  performance in wastewater operations and has made a significant contribution to the wastewater field.  “We are very proud of Kev

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center has welcd Rheumatologist Carey J. Field, MD to the team of medical specialists. Having joined the staff in January, Dr. Field is currently accepting patients for diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases and clinical problems involving joints, soft tissues, autoimmune diseases, vasculitis, and heritable connective tissue disorders.

The Griffin Report recently announced Nicole Junas Ravlin, Co-Founder and Partner, People Making Good™ PR will be inducted as a 2015 “Women of Influence in the Food Industry” in the publication’s tenth annual edition of the list.

Brattleboro Internal Medicine, a BMH Physician Group member, announced Kate Wageman, FNP will join its medical staff. She will begin seeing patients in March, 2015.

Lee Fox has joined BlackRock Construction as Project Manager. BlackRock Construction, a division of Hergenrother Realty Group, is an assemblage of award-winning construction and development professionals headquartered in Colchester, VT.

People Making Good PR™ is pleased to announce the promotion of two associates: Brittany Southwick and Jasmine Mitchell.

Brittany Southwick is promoted to Senior Account Executive in the Vermont office. Southwick began working at PMG in January 2012. She is a graduate of Champlain College and resides in Burlington, Vt.

The 80th Annual Meeting of the Incorporators of Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) was held January 15, 2015. The Incorporators and Board of Trustees met to swear in new members, conduct official business, and discuss issues and policies affecting the future of health care in Vermont.

The PRIMMER law firm has announced that Michael Hill is joining the firm.

Gov. Peter Shumlin has announced that Steven Costantino, former Secretary of Rhode Island’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services, has been appointed  as the new Commissioner of the Department of Vermont Health Access (DVHA). Current DVHA Commissioner Mark Larson announced in January that he would step down in March.

This year, seven emeriti professors from UVM were selected to receive the UVM Retired Scholars Award, which supports the ongoing scholarly and creative work of distinguished retired faculty.

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art has announced that senior architect Michael Cotton from the New York Studio of Snøhetta, will speak about the firm’s current design work on Friday, February 13, at 4 p.m. in the Chaplin Hall gallery.

Free and open to the public, Cotton’s talk is the fifth in the School of Architecture + Art’s 2014-2015 lecture series.

The Vermont Lake Monsters has announced that Noelle Richard has joined the New York-Penn League team's front office staff as the Director of Community Relations and Promotions.