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Friends and Neighbors

Lyme Ambulance names new officer

Erik Eisensmith has been named to the Lyme Ambulance Association’s EMS team. Eisensmith, a 15-year resident of the town, will serve as the driver training officer; as an executive of Overland Experts, he has taught specialty driving skills to military, utility and aid workers in the U.S. and around the world.

The Lyme Ambulance Association is an independently-run organization staffed by volunteers. For more information, visit


Experienced advisor joins Charter Oak's Norwich office

Financial advisor Golam Ahmed has joined Charter Oak Retirement and Investment Services, working out of the company's Norwich office. He brings more than 30 years of financial experience to the position, with expertise in branch management, mortgage and commercial lending, and financial wealth management.

"I'm looking forward to working with Charter Oak's members to help them reach their financial goals by carefully developing a financial plan that aligns with their specific needs, experience, and time horizon," Ahmed said in a release. "Regardless of where Charter Oak members are in their life, I'll work with them collaboratively to help them create and achieve their overall financial goals," he said.

Ahmed can be reached for consultations at (860) 446-3477. For more information about Charter Oak's services, visit


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