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Veteran Kurn Hattin teacher Tom Fontaine has taken over as Acting Principal  of the school at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. Fontaine stepped in to fill the position following the passing of former Principal and long-time Kurn Hattin educator, Tom Fahner, who lost an extended battle with cancer in January.

 In January, Goddard College named faculty member Ju-Pong Lin as the new Program Director of its low-residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts (MFAIA) Program.

The Addison County Chamber’s board of directors has appointed Sue Hoxie as its new president. Sue has served in the role of interim president since October 1st when her predecessor, Andy Mayer, relocated to Washington State. Sue has been with the Chamber since 2008 as its Marketing & Communications Director.

United Way of Chittenden County announces the hiring of two new staff members:

Berkshire Bank has announced that Heather Lashway has been promoted to the new role of First Vice President, retail banking district manager, New York and Vermont. In this new position, Lashway will lead Berkshire's New York and Vermont branches and regional managers along with her continued leadership of Berkshire Banc Investment Services team.

PRIMMER, a full service regional law firm has announced that attorney Mark Scribner has become a shareholder in the firm and attorney Alexandra Clauss has been promoted to of counsel.

Kinney Pike Insurance, a leading independent insurance agency in Northern New England, announced its top producers for 2014, recognized for producing the most new business in both personal and commercial insurance lines of business.  Nicole Cattabriga has been honored as the winner of the 2014 Barwood Sales Achievement Award for personal lines insurance.  Adam King has been honored with the 201

The ribbon is cut at the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting at NewGrassRoots, located in the City Center, Opera House, 67 Merchants Row, Downtown Rutland.

Vermont Mechanical, Inc has hired Thomas Ellis as the service department manager. Ellis brings over 13 years of health care related mechanical experience including 7 years as supervisor of plant engineering at the University of VT Medical Center.  He has been involved in the Mechanical Trade field industry for a total of 34 years.   Vermont Mechanical, Inc.

Goddard College has announced the election of four new members to its board of trustees: Danielle Boutet, Mark Jones, Joseph Orange, and James Ross.

Northfield Savings Bank has announced the following appointments to recognize their roles in NSB’s continued success in Central Vermont and Chittenden County:


Ian T. Arnold:  Vice President, Mortgage Banking

Chad A. Bell:  Vice President, Investment Consultant

Clay E. Bell:  Vice President, Investment Consultant

The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund is a non-profit organization created by the State of Vermont to help develop Vermont’s sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and forest product market sectors. Executive director, Ellen Kahler, announces the following Board of Directors and staff updates: