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People Making Good PR has announced the addition of two new associates in its Boston, Mass., office: Claire Storrs and Michelle Juralewicz.

Claire Storrs joins People Making Good PR as an Account Supervisor. Storrs will manage a team of publicists and work with clients on communications strategy and concepts.

James Stewart has joined VPR Classical as its local weekday afternoon host, Vermont Public Radio announced this week. His program can be heard on Monday through Friday from 4-7 p.m.

James recently finished his Doctorate of Musical Arts in music composition from The Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford in Connecticut.

Drs. Thomas Fischer, Christopher Lundberg and Fred Ziegler are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Matthew Rogers to the orthodontics component of the practice.

Comcast held a special reception and ribbon-cutting event to announce the grand opening of its interactive Xfinity Store in Rutland. The 1,700 square foot space has been redesigned entirely around the needs of customers, providing them with an opportunity to explore, learn about and interact directly with the latest Xfinity products and services.

Jacqueline “Jacki” Murphy, longtime director of admission for undergraduate programs at Saint Michael’s College, is the winner of the Consortium of Vermont College’s Jerry E. Flanagan Service Award for 2014.

Lyndon State College President Joe Bertolino has announced the appointment of LSC Professor of Atmospheric Sciences Nolan Atkins to the position of Interim Dean of Academic Affairs. Atkins began the position on January 19, 2015; he will serve for 18 months. He takes over from Kellie Bean who stepped down as Provost/Dean of Academic Affairs in December, 2014.

Vermont Custom Closets of Williston announces the addition of Caroline Stanton to their Sales and Design team. Ms.

McSoley McCoy & Co., an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, has announced the newest additions to the firm.  Jennifer Sullivan has been an accountant in the Audit department since August 2014. She is a 2014 graduate of Champlain College. Amanda Partlow joined the firm as a Tax Manager in September 2014. Amanda is a St. Michael s graduate and was previously employed in the D.C.

The University of Virginia's Miller Center released a report on Wednesday proposing five innovative, nonpartisan and actionable ideas to help create middle-class jobs by maximizing the resources available to entrepreneurs.

Norwich University continues its spring Todd Lecture Series with “Report from the International Space Station,’’ a presentation by a decorated NASA Astronaut Michael E. Fossum onThursday February 26, 2015 at 7 p.m. in Plumley Armory.

Depleting fossil fuel reserves and adverse effects of fluctuating oil prices have renewed interest in alternative and sustainable sources of energy.  

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CFG) has announced that Tom Gamache has been named Northeast Division Sales Manager for the retail loan officer channel of the Home Lending Solutions group, the bank’s consumer lending business.