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United Counseling Service (UCS) has announced the appointment of Michael Veitch as Director of Community Relations & Development. In the position, Veitch will be responsible for promoting relationships and communicating about the positive role UCS plays in the Bennington County community.

Alison J. Bell, Christopher L. Davis, Thomas Z. Carlson, Lisa B. Shelkrot, and Mitchell L. Pearl of Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP have been named to the New England Super Lawyers list, among the top attorneys in Vermont for 2013. No more than 5% of the lawyers in the entire state are selected by Super Lawyers.

Senator Patrick Leahy has named Chris Saunders as his new Field Representative in Vermont on Business, and Community and Economic Development.

The Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grande Isle Counties (VNA) held its annual dinner and staff and volunteer recognition event on November 13 at the Hampton Inn in Colchester. Staff, volunteers and friends of the VNA gathered to honor their colleagues and friends at the popular celebration.

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) announces that Michael Scott has joined the firm as a Structural Engineer in the Transportation Engineering group.

Renewable NRG Systems, a designer and manufacturer of resource assessment and turbine optimization equipment for the global renewable energy industry, has hired Barry Dugan to develop the market and manage the sales of Avent Wind Iris Lidar systems in North America.

The Essex County Sheriff’s office is planning a special dedication of a memorial to the late Deputy Sheriff Ruby Rainault who was killed in a motor vehicle crash ten years ago while on patrol conducting Occupant Protection Safety checks.

It is remarkable in many ways-for the photography, the writing, design and the luxurious finish of the book by Italian printers in Verona.
A Lifetime of Vermont People is a three pound, five ounce coffee table book-208 pages, 203 photographs, 60 profiles of rural Vermonters.

Bennington local group launches fundraising effort for cancer patients and families, elects officer

Powdr Corp. and Killington Resort Present a Check for $50,000 at the Andrea Mead Lawrence Lodge Ribbon Cutting.
Many celebrated the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Andrea Mead Lawrence Lodge at Pico Mountain and new home and state headquarters - the Turtle Ridge Center.

Tommie Murray, a registered nurse with significant experience in leadership positions in health care, recently assumed the role of Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) at Central Vermont Medical Center. She will also maintain oversight of Quality at CVMC.

Larry Sudbay, President and Chief Executive Officer of SymQuest Group, is pleased to announce the hiring of new Network Support Engineer Kyle A. Brooks.
“I’m excited and eager to begin providing service to SymQuest’s clients,” said Brooks.