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When school starts on September 8, Rice’s 340 students will be greeted by four new faculty members:

The NEK Council on Aging is pleased to announce that Randi Morse has been hired as Case Manager for the Newport area. This position supports clients by evaluating long-term needs and providing person-centered and lifestyle options that inform, encourage, inspire, and support older and disabled adults to live independently and age well.  

Tom Sullivan, former president of the University of Vermont, has been elected president of the 

The Vermont Bar Foundation’s Access to Justice Campaign has selected Emily Kenyon as the 2020 Poverty Law Fellow from a large pool of young lawyers from across the country. The two-year Poverty Law Fellowship is made possible by generous donations from Vermont lawyers and law firms to the Vermont Bar Foundation Access to Justice Campaign.

Ledyard National Bank is pleased to announce that Kathy Underwood, President and CEO, will be presented the Sandra J. Pattie Distinguished Leadership Award at Banking New England’s annual New England Women in Banking Conference. The award is presented to female role models who have made an exceptional mark on the region’s banking industry.

North Star Leasing, a national equipment leasing company, is pleased to announce the addition of Wilbur Hooks in the role of Senior Business Development Program Manager.

Edmund Booth has been appointed to Vermont Adult Learning’s board of trustees. Edmund is a Network Analyst at Vermont Student Assistance Corporation. He brings over 15 years of board and committee experience in Vermont and New England. He has formerly taught in both public and technical schools in Vermont.

Looking to grow her business and deliver more expanded services to homebuyers and sellers in the ‘Heart of Vermont,’ Broker/Owner Susan Martin today announced that Susan Martin & Co., REALTORS®, a market leader in Lamoille, Caledonia and Orleans counties, has chosen to affiliate with the CENTURY 21® System and will now do business as CENTURY 21 Martin & Associates Real Estate.

Col. Matthew T. Birmingham, director of the Vermont State Police, is pleased to announce the following staffing changes:

Capt. Julie Scribner, Staff Operations Commander, to commander and co-director, Fair & Impartial Policing and Community Affairs at Headquarters.

Grace Cottage Family Health welcomes Cynthia Howes, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, who began seeing pediatric patients (babies through age 21) at Grace Cottage in mid-August. Howes most recently was employed at Just So Pediatrics in Brattleboro.

Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP is pleased to announce that The Best Lawyers in America® — the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession — named five Langrock attorneys “2021 Lawyer of the Year”: Alison J. Bell for Employment Law – Management, Kevin E. Brown for Insurance Law, Emily J.

The Law Firm of McCormick, Fitzpatrick, Kasper & Burchard, PC is pleased to announce that several of the attorneys at the firm have been recognized as achieving a level of excellence in their capacity of legal work by Bests. Dave Berman was recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" for employer's workers' compensation.