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Effective August 31st, Gary Band became the new editor of the Vermont Standard. He succeeds Kevin Forrest who has led the 156-year-old weekly newspapers editorial department for 30 years.

ARC Mechanical Contractors Inc. announced that Lee Parry, a Cornish, NH, resident and Travis Chamberlain, a Claremont, NH, resident, recently completed an intensive, three-day service course. The course, centered on Mitsubishi Electric’s CITY MULTI R410A system, covered specifications, system design, installation, commissioning, maintenance and troubleshooting.

Jason Busic, who earned his doctorate in Spanish literatures and culture from The Ohio State University in June 2009, has been named assistant professor of modern languages at Saint Michael's College, starting this fall semester.

Sarah Gentry Tischler, an attorney with Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP, has been named to the Board of Trustees of Champlain College. Sarah, who practices in the areas of estate planning, charitable giving, and the administration of estates and trusts, is excited to join the board. "Champlain's continuing achievements here in Vermont and, literally, around the world are so impressive.

Dr. Ellamarie Russo-DeMara of Gifford Medical Center has earned special certification from The North American Menopause Society as a menopause practitioner.
Dr. Russo-DeMara, an obstetrician/gynecologist and associate medical director of Gifford Ob/Gyn and Midwifery, is the first health care provider in Vermont to earn the certification.

David Conard and Erin Miller Heins, partners at Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLC, authored a chapter in the recently published 2009 Cumulative Supplement to Fifty State Construction Lien and Bond Law, Second Edition. The publication isthe first and only in-depth state-by-state guide to the law and business of construction liens and bonds.

Peter Langrock, a founding partner of Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP, attended the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws for the 43rd consecutive time. As a commissioner from Vermont, Langrock works with attorneys from across the country to study and review the law of the states to determine which areas of law should be uniform.

Governor Jim Douglas has announced the appointment of Robert Kelley of Brandon as student representative to the State Board of Education. Kelley, an incoming junior at Otter Valley Union High School, will serve a two-year term on the state board.

Larry Sudbay, President and Chief Executive Officer of SymQuest Group, Inc., has announced that Sean Kuit has been hired as a document solutions account executive to work in the Upper Valley region of Vermont and New Hampshire. Kuit previously worked with SymQuest for eight years but has been in the industry for over thirteen.

Theresa Lever has been hired to join the Care Management Department at Central Vermont Medical Center as the patient navigator at CVMC’s National Life Cancer Treatment Center.

LandWorks has announce that their employee, Patrick Olstad, a licensed Landscape Architect, has earned the LEED AP accreditation, a national designation recognizing professionals that have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building techniques, the LEED Green Building Rating System and the certification process, and is administered by the Green Building Institute (GBCI).

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced that George Demas of Colchester has joined Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) as General Counsel.