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The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) is pleased to announce the return of Lisa Henderson to its staff.

Engineering Ventures with offices in Burlington, Vermont, and Lebanon, New Hampshire is very pleased to announce the addition of Paul Hobbs, and Paul Boisvert as Owners and Shareholders.

Two young men, graduates of Saint Michael's College, are progressing through the stages of entering the priesthood with the Society of St. Edmund, the order of priests and brothers that founded Saint Michael's College.

 Sarah Bache, PT, has been awarded her WCC® (Wound Care Certified) through the National Alliance of Wound Care (NAWC). The WCC scope of practice is performed in accordance with legislative code and scope of practice as determined by each respective professional state regulatory board.

Barton has a new doctor in town and he plans to plant his roots deep into the Northeast Kingdom soil.
Dr. Robert Hawkins joined the Barton Clinic on Elm Street in Barton in May. He joins nurse practitioner Rachel Pelletier in serving the healthcare needs of the people of the greater Barton area. Dr. Hawkins brings with him a wealth of experience in primary care medicine.

Champlain College will welcome three interim deans this summer to its divisions of Education and Human Studies (EHS), Information Technology and Sciences (ITS), and Communication and Creative Media (CCM).

Researchers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) have identified an association between increasing the distribution of neurosurgeons throughout the United States and decreasing the risk of death from motor-vehicle accidents (MVAs).

A junior at Lake Region Union High School, Cody Dolloff of Albany, Vermont isn’t exactly sure what he wants to do with his life. The one thing he does know is he wants to work in the world of healthcare.

In 2011, the University of Vermont Board of Trustees approved the merger of two longstanding departments – neurology and anatomy and neurobiology – in order to create the new Department of Neurological Sciences.

Jacob White, assistant professor of writing and literature at Johnson State College, has won first place in the 2012 international fiction competition sponsored by Leapfrog Press for his a collection of short stories, The Days Down Here.
White’s manuscript was among 424 submitted by authors worldwide in the adult fiction category. Leapfrog Press will publish his book this fall.

Berkshire Bank has welcomed five new professionals in the areas of consumer lending, business banking, branch administration, human resources and wealth management.

The Vermont Disaster Relief Fund (VDRF) is honored blues and jazz vocalist Samirah Evans of Brattleboro chose the Fund to be a beneficiary of sales from their beautiful song, "Strength in Numbers," available for purchase at