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Dr Leigh LoPresti has joined Gifford Family Medicine as part of a team expansion aimed at increasing patient access to Primary Care services. He brings 30 years’ experience as a family physician in hospital and private practice settings. Most recently he was a physician for the US Army at Fort Drum, NY, and Chief Medical Officer at Battenkill Valley Health Center in Arlington, VT.

The Stern Center for Language and Learning’s President, Dr Blanche Podhajski, and Program Manager for Evaluations, Dr Melissa Farrall, joined a select group of presenters at the 2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Annual IDA Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on November 8-11, 2017.

In October, three new trustees joined the Board of Trustees at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science: Richard Ferrell, Ronald Paprocki and Thomas Weschler.

Steven R Gordon, President and CEO of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (BMH), has been appointed as a state delegate and member of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Regional Policy Board.

"Floydian Slip," a weekly Pink Floyd show produced by Craig Bailey of Shelburne, Vt, will begin airing on WFFM 105.7 FM in Ashburn, Ga., starting Monday, Dec 4. The station will carry the show Mondays at 7 pm ET. "Rock 105" is a classic rock station serving the Ashburn/Sycamore area of southern Georgia.

Bob Lawson, founder of Sustainable Digital, has been selected by Squarespace as an Authorized Trainer. The selection is a significant recognition by the website management platform of Bob’s ability to train others to build and manage their own websites.

More than 260 people gathered at the Hilton Burlington December 2 as three longtime broadcasters were inducted into the Vermont Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Newly enshrined honorees include Tom Beardsley, Judy Simpson and Brian Collamore.

NG Advantage LLC, which is majority-owned by Clean Energy Fuels (NASDAQ:CLNE), is pleased to announce that Michael C Cefalo has joined the Vermont-based organization as Vice President of Operations, building on his work as a leader in project management with a focused expertise in technology.

The Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center and the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Putnam Physicians are pleased to welcome Dawn Brooks, MD, PhD, a specialist in medical oncology. The Cancer Center is a department of Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC).

The Carol Emmott Fellowship selected 18 women from 15 health organizations nationwide for its class of 2018. They will be part of a one-of-a-kind program for accomplished professionals who have demonstrated potential to ascend to senior executive and board-level roles.

Colonel Matthew T Birmingham, Director of the Vermont State Police, is pleased to announce the following promotion: Effective October 29, 2017, Sergeant Robert Lucas, Patrol Commander in Williston, was promoted to Lieutenant, Station Commander at the Williston Field Station.

The Vermont Association of Insurance Professionals is pleased to announce that Kevin Croteau, Susan Rowell and Zachary Smith, all from Vermont Mutual Insurance Group, Montpelier, VT have become the newest members of the VTAIP.

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