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Friends and Neighbors

Old Lyme real estate manager recognized by Sotheby's

Heather Gagnon, the manager of William Pitt-Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty’s Old Lyme office, has been named the 2020 Manager of the Year by the company.

Gagnon is a first-time recipient of the award, selected from a pool of 17 brokerage managers in her first year in the role. Previously, she served as the director of business development for the Connecticut shoreline offices and assistant manager for the Essex and Old Lyme offices, and she also owns a real estate training school.

“I am proud to announce Heather Gagnon as our Manager of the Year, an honor well deserved,” said Paul Breunich, president and CEO, said in a release. “Her skillful approach to disciplines such as training, coaching, business development and social media has enabled her to offer unparalleled support to her agents, helping them in turn to provide the highest level of service to buyers and sellers, as well as target high net worth clients.”


NFA grad passes California bar exam

Norwich native Harold Carolinas Papineau received his law degree from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles in May 2020. He passed the California bar examination in October 2020 and participated in a swearing-in ceremony conducted by the law school on Jan. 20.

Papineau is now a licensed attorney in the State of California with the law firm of King, Holmes, Paterno, and Soriano in Los Angeles. He graduated from NFA in 1997 and the University of Connecticut in 2001.

Papineau is the son of Phil and Jane Carolinas Papineau Sr. of Norwich.


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