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Palmiter Realty adds two new agents

WEST DOVER >> Palmiter Realty recently announced the addition of Joan Cooke of Dover and Penny Larson of Wilmington to its staff.

Cooke is a small business owner who has loved living in Vermont since relocating from Connecticut in 2006. She worked in relocation, marketing, and sales during her real estate career before joining Palmiter's group of professionals.

Larson worked as a photo editor in Los Angeles and New York before moving to Vermont in 2010. After working at Palmiter as the office manager for a few years, she recently became licensed as a sales agent. Larson's knowledge of technology and excellent customer service will add to her expertise for buyers and sellers.

Adam Palmiter recently assumed the leadership role of the Southern Vermont Board of Realtors for 2016. He hopes to bring new vision and leadership to his peers with his extensive knowledge of the market and 12 years of success in real estate sales and marketing. Palmiter has chaired numerous charity fundraisers in the Valley and he is the leading sales agent in Windham and Bennington counties.

New mobile phone site increases coverage in Dover

DOVER >> U.S. Cellular recently installed a new cell site in Dover. The site will increase U.S. Cellular's coverage in the town of Dover and along Route 100 towards Mount Snow and is one of more than 35 sites U.S. Cellular has built across the state.

"At U.S. Cellular, we focus on providing the best wireless experience for our customers in Windham County through a high-quality network with national coverage along with the latest 4G LTE devices," said Matt Kasper, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in New England. "We care about our local communities, and we will continue to invest in our network so your phone works whether you are in your backyard or across the country."

To select locations for new cell sites, U.S. Cellular has teams of system performance engineers who drive through the company's network coverage area, sometimes hundreds of miles a day, to test the signal strength and call quality. The company also listens to customer feedback to help identify the communities that would benefit from another cell site.

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ServPro hosts holiday food drive

KEENE, N.H. >> ServPro of Cheshire County and Windham and Windsor counties in Vermont, recently wrapped up its annual holiday food drive with the proceeds going to New Hampshire and Vermont state food banks. ServPro assembled the food drive, now in its second year, by collaborating with area businesses to collect non-perishable items along with cash donations over a two-week period leading up to the week before Christmas.

Contributions came in from participating businesses as local as the Keene area and as far as Woodstock, Vermont, Sunapee, and Turners Falls, Mass. In all, 25 businesses took part in this year's effort, which, by all accounts was a huge success.

"The outpouring of support we received from our local business partners is truly amazing. We are incredibly lucky to have such thoughtful and generous people throughout our community. They have helped to make the holidays better for so many people," said Derek Paul, co-owner and marketing manager the local ServPro.

A total of 1,244 pounds of food items and $85 were donated between the New Hampshire and Vermont Food Banks.


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