NORWICH, N.Y. (October 5, 2011) – NBT Bank Regional President Matt Durkee announced the bank’s new Essex Office located at 2 Commonwealth Avenue opened Wednesday, October 5, 2011.“We are excited to announce the opening of our newest office in Essex. This is NBT Bank’s third office in Vermont and compliments our other offices in Burlington and Williston,” Durkee said. “Our Essex Office provides us with yet another opportunity to offer residents and businesses in northwestern Vermont access to our unique brand of community banking.” NBT Bank of Essex features full branch-banking capabilities, including drive-up teller service, coin counting machine, 24-hour ATM and night depository. NBT Bank provides personal banking, asset management and business services. The independent community bank, based in Norwich, N.Y., has 89 offices in upstate New York and Vermont. NBT Bank’s parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc., had assets of $5.3 billion as of June 30, 2011.