Stoller named CART executive director
LONDONDERRY — CART, the Cooperative Alliance for Regional Transportation, announces Annette Stoller has joined the organization as executive director.
The announcement is made by the CART Board of Directors. CART, the first public transit service in the Greater Derry-Salem region of Southern New Hampshire, began operating in 2006 as a shared ride service.
Since that time, CART has expanded service to also include several fixed-route shuttle services running in Salem, Londonderry and Derry.
A resident of Londonderry, Stoller has extensive business management and marketing experience, including work in both the public and private sector.
She has a master’s degree in public administration, as well as a degree in social work from the City University of New York. In addition, she is an accomplished public speaker and experienced corporate trainer.
Stoller has served on many public commissions, agencies, task forces and advisory committees over the last 30 years. Locally, she has served as chairman of the Rockingham Regional Planning Commission, was a member of the Windham Planning Board, and served as a member and officer of the N.H. Association of Regional Planning Commissions, as well as formerly serving as chairman of the CART Board of Directors.
Gear for Grades helps many students
MANCHESTER — Citizens Bank is helping 3,000 students start the school year with new backpacks filled with school supplies through its Gear for Grades program. More than 25,500 pencils, pens, folders, notebooks, glue sticks and index cards were donated by the public in all 80 branches across New Hampshire.
“With the rising cost of school supplies, the Gear for Grades program helps to ease the financial strain parents face this time of year as they prepare to send their children back to school,” said Joe Carelli, president, Citizens Banke. “We are proud to play a small role in contributing to the academic success of so many local children who return to the classroom ready to learn. We thank our customers and the general public who continue to support this program by donating new school supplies that make a big difference to the children who receive them.”
The Gear for Grades program is a part of Citizens Helping Citizens Strengthen Communities, the bank’s program for contributing to the economic vitality of communities. Citizens Bank colleagues and community members volunteered to help fill the supplies in logo-free backpacks donated by Citizens Bank Foundation to help ensure children have a positive experience as they return to the classroom. The backpacks will be distributed to children statewide through Child and Family Services beginning Aug. 22.
“Every child deserves to have the best chance for success in the classroom and our partnership with Citizens Bank and its Gear for Grades program will help to make that a reality for thousands of children in New Hampshire, “said Maria Gagnon, vice president and COO, Child and Family Services. “The new backpacks and school supplies will make the return to school a more exciting time and a less stressful one for their families.”