Salisbury Bancorp in Lakeville, Conn., has named James Cotter the chief operating officer of Salisbury Bank & Trust.

Cotter's appointment at the $904 million-asset bank took effect Friday. Cotter, 55, will help Salisbury execute its strategic plan, Chief Executive Rick Cantele said in a Monday news release.

Cotter was previously chief operating officer at Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan in Naugatuck, Conn., until it was acquired in January by the $4 billion-asset Liberty Bank in Middletown, Conn.

Cotter also previously worked at Newtown Savings Bank and Fairfield County Bank.

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