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Turo participates in psychoanalytic conference

WESTERLY -- Joann K. Turo of Westerly, recently participated in the International Psychoanalytic Congress meeting in Prague. At the Aug. 2 congress, Turo presented a paper on the significance of time and memory in the therapy process, freeing individuals suffering from the various debilitating symptoms related to trauma.

A fellow of the International Psychoanalytic Association, Turo is also a training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Training Institute of the Contemporary Freudian Society in New York, a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association, and a representative to the North American Psychoanalytic Confederation. She is a recent nominee in the election to the board of representatives of the International Psychoanalytic Association.

Turo is in private practice in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy in New York.

Brown joins L+M Medical Group in Westerly

WESTERLY — Shereene Brown, MD, has joined the L+M Medical Group Obstetrics and Gynecology practice in Westerly.

A member of the Westerly and Lawrence + Memorial Hospital medical staffs, Dr. Brown will provide women in the greater Westerly/Stonington area with patient-focused obstetric and gynecological care, including pre- and post-natal services.

All delivery services will be offered at L+M Hospital in New London.

Brown is board eligible in obstetrics and gynecology, and received her medical degree from SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Buffalo. She completed her residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse.

Brown joins Robert Greenlee, MD; Joann Donnel, certified nurse midwife; and Barbara Muir, physician assistant; along with her Connecticut colleagues, Henry Amdur, MD; Timothy Barczak, MD; Edward Watson, MD; and Janet Rufo, certified nurse midwife.

Brown is currently accepting new patients and will have office hours at the L+M Medical Group in Westerly at 45 Wells St., Suite 104, and in Stonington, at 91 Voluntown Road.

To schedule an appointment at either location, call 401-348-0008.

Buchbaum receives wound care certification

WAKEFIELD — Eric J. Buchbaum, DPM, FACFAS, medical director of South County Hospital’s Wound Care Center, has received certification in wound care from the American Board of Wound Healing (ABWH). Dr. Buchbaum is the only wound care specialist with ABWH certification in Rhode Island.

This specialized certification is only granted to physicians who have demonstrated a high level of an advanced knowledge and leadership in the wound care field. Buchbaum, part of the private practice Shoreline Podiatry, in Wakefield, is board certified in podiatry and is a fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.

South County Hospital’s nationally recognized Wound Care Center offers state-of-the-art therapies and the most advanced treatments available for non-healing wounds caused by diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, venous disease, pressure ulcers, lymphedema, burns, chronic inflammation, and other conditions.

The certification was issued during ABWH’s Wound Care Symposium following a physician certification exam. The ABWH strives to maintain and improve the quality of wound management by evaluating professional, clinical and educational standards of practice through the examination process. The exam is designed to assess medical knowledge, judgment, professionalism and clinical skills required to provide quality patient care in the fields of wound care and hyperbaric medicine.

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s participates in significant sale in Watch Hill

CHARLESTOWN — Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty has announced its participation in the sale of 18-20 Plimpton Road in Watch Hill. The property, consisting of two classic, shingled homes, recently sold for $4,150,000. Claudia Philbrick and Judy Chace represented the buyers. In the past 30 days alone, Mott and Chace Sotheby’s has been involved in three sales of more than $4,000,000.

“The buyers, who previously owned a summer home in Nantucket, had searched for a very long time for the perfect location,” Philbrick said.

Greater Mystic chamber seeks Interns for fall semester

MYSTIC — The Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce is seeking students to intern in its office for the fall semester. The chamber is looking for an intern(s) who would work with the staff on ongoing projects and special events. The intern would also be required to help out with answering phones and tourism inquiries.

The chamber looks for interns with strong interpersonal skills, basic computer knowledge, and an ability to adapt to the flow of a nonprofit work environment.

Students interested in applying for an internship with the chamber should send a cover letter and résumée to Hannah Stewart at, or call 860-572-9578.

Citizens Bank sends children back to school with new backpacks, school supplies

PROVIDENCE — Citizens Bank is helping 14,000 students start the school year with new backpacks filled with school supplies through its Gear for Grades program, in partnership with Back to School Celebration of Rhode Island. More than 12,000 pounds of pencils, pens, folders, notebooks, glue sticks and index cards were donated by the public in all 82 branches across the state. Gear for Grades was organized in partnership with Back to School Celebration of R.I., 92 PRO-FM and Coast to Coast Promotional Products.

According to a National Retail Federation survey, the average American family spent $688.62 in 2012 on back-to-school expenses. For low-income, at-risk or homeless families, the cost of even basic school supplies can be a burden.

“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 Ned Handy, president, Citizens Bank and RBS Citizens, Rhode Island. “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.”

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 were distributed to children at 11 locations statewide on Aug. 17.

Landmark Realty group merges with Randall, Realtors South Kingstown office

CHARLESTOWN — Randall, Realtors has announced that Landmark Realty Group of South Kingstown has merged with Randall’s South Kingstown office. The merger will expand and strengthen the scope of services offered to the two firms’ residential and commercial clients in the South County area.

“Putting these two companies together will allow us to serve our clients more efficiently and effectively,” said Marc Archambault, manager of Randall, Realtors’ South Kingstown office in downtown Wakefield. “I’ve known and worked with Landmark’s agents, and, of course, its owner, Scot Hallberg, for years. I couldn’t be happier about bringing him and his sales team into the Randall family.”

In merging with Randall, Realtors, Landmark will join a firm with 27 offices in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts, with more than 500 realtors and support staff. The Randall family of companies is the largest Rhode Island-based real estate firm in terms of dollar volume sold with more than one billion in sales last year. The company’s South Kingstown office has been serving South County since 1990.

Hallberg and his agents will move to the Randall Wakefield office at 235 Main St., just a few doors down from their former Landmark location. New office contact information for the transferring agents will be posted on the company site at

“I’m really excited about the level of service that we will be able to bring to our clients,” Hallberg said. “I have a ton of respect for Randall, Realtors and Marc Archambault. I’ve worked with them for years. Their sales people are true professionals and I’m looking forward to working with them. I think we’re going to make an unbelievably strong team.”

One of Hallberg’s goals in the coming months is to help expand the company’s commercial base. With 24 years of real estate experience, Hallberg has been a fixture in South County in both residential and commercial real estate.

“Having Landmark join our team is a major coup for us,” said Douglas Randall, president of the Randall family of companies, which includes Randall, Realtors, Page Taft Realty, and Pequot Commercial in Connecticut and Kinlin Grover on Cape Cod. “Scot and his agents are widely respected and clearly put their customers first. Their philosophy is totally in sync with ours — success rests on a happy client. I see nothing but good things for our company and our customers as a result of this merger.”

Tomaquag Museum receives sponsorship from Amica Insurance for NEA ‘Big Read’

EXETER — Tomaquag Museum is hosting the region’s National Endowment for the Arts “Big Read” program, with a generous contribution by Amica Mutual Insurance Company. Amica Insurance has provided sponsorship funding for the Book Talk events that feature “Love Medicine” by Louise Erdrich. Erdrich is the first indigenous author to be inducted into the NEA Big Read lineup of classic literature.

Tomaquag will additionally offer artist response events, round-table discussions, cultural lectures and more at other partnering venues, such as Providence Athenaeum, Warwick Public Library, North Kingstown Free Library, Kettle Pond Visitor’s Center, and during Diversity Week at University of Rhode Island (Multicultural Center) and Rhode Island College (Unity Center). Visit the Tomaquag Museum website for the full listing of Big Read events or call 401­-491­-9063.

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