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On a handshake and a promise, orthopedic surgeon Dr. William Minsinger committed to providing the Randolph area community 25 years of service.

Vermont Housing Finance Agency announced the selection of Paul Stewart, President of Stewart Property Management, Bedford, N.H., as the new owner of Rockingham Canal House in Bellows Falls.

Administrators of the Middlebury College Fellowships in Environmental Journalism recently announced ten fellowship recipients for 2009. The program, in its third year, is designed to support intensive, year-long reporting about environmental issues by journalists at the start of their careers.

The Copley Health Systems Board of Trustees welcomes three new trustees – Bryce Breton, an attorney from Morrisville; Elaine Nichols, an attorney from Stowe; and Nancy Putnam, a C.P.A. from Jeffersonville.

Stephanie Parker of Shelburne has joined Wind Ridge Publishing as a member of the company's advertising sales department. In addition to her responsibilities as an account representative for the Shelburne News, Parker will also represent the two niche magazines published by Wind Ridge:

Few of us have never suffered a burn, whether a sunburn or a burn on a hot pan. Minor burns are very painful, but severe burns can have permanent, and sometimes deadly, effects.

An incredible onslaught of people, activity, rickshaws, food vendors, goats, cows, over-loaded buses—all mingling on the streets of the teeming city of Kolkata.
Such was the impression of the eight students and two staff members from Saint Michael's College, who spent three weeks, May 18 to June 8, doing volunteer work in Kolkata (AKA Calcutta), India.

Samantha Talbot recently joined the Vermont Symphony Orchestra staff as office manager. She served most recently as marketing coordinator for Spruce Peak at Stowe. Prior to that position, she was an intern in the brand management and market research departments of KSV in Burlington and worked as a volunteer and site coordinator for the Vermont Mozart Festival summer series. Talbot holds B.A.

Cindy Beaudoin-Valyou of Milton, a 20+ year veteran of the Saint Michael's College Early Learning Center, was named the 2009 Early Childhood Professional of the Year by the Building Bright Futures Council of Chittenden County at ceremonies held June 11 at Trinity Church in Shelburne.

Walking Through the Seasons by Marilyn Webb Neagley and Wind Ridge Publishing of Shelburne, VT received the IPPY gold medal book award for best northeastern regional non-fiction.

RehabGYM is proud to announce the addition of three employees: Jacquelyn Dempsey OTR/L now offers Occupational Therapy services at our Colchester location, and Keilani Lime and Cara Moorby have joined our administrative team in Williston.

Rory Waterman, assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Vermont, has been selected as a 2009 Cottrell Scholar.
Presented by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, Waterman will receive a $100,000 research award in recognition of his leadership in both teaching and scholarship.