O’DEA WOODMAN LAW FIRM OPENS

Attorneys Melissa O’Dea and Maria Woodman have opened the law office of O’Dea Woodman PC at 168 Capitol St. in Augusta. The firm offers legal services focusing on health care matters and employment law, specifically helping employers and health care providers avoid being the target of lawsuits or investigations. The new firm offers a wide range of services to Maine businesses, whether for litigation needs, representation before a state agency, investigation assistance or training. For more details, call 623-0043 or go to http://www.odeawoodman.com

DAIGLE OIL ADDS PROPANE

Daigle Oil Co. has added propane to its energy product line and will begin delivering to customers in May 2011, once staffers have been trained. Headquartered in Fort Kent, the company also provides energy sources from retail gas stations in Madawaska, Caribou, Ashland, Presque Isle, Houlton, Lincoln and Bangor. For more details, call 800-654-1869, 834-5027 or go to http://www.daigleoil.com/

LAW FIRM TO OPEN OFFICE IN BIDDEFORD

Boston-based law firm Furman Gregory LLC, doing business as Furman Gregory Deptula, will open an office in Biddeford to expand its practice to represent private investment funds such as smaller venture funds. The firm now provides emerging growth companies with business and legal advice and offers corporate and regulatory advice to health care and research institutions and other nonprofit organizations throughout New England. The firm’s founding partner Karin Gregory will oversee operations in Maine. For more details, call 221-0210 or e-mail [email protected] 

DEAD RIVER LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

Dead River Co. has launched the new website, www.deadriver.com. The site was developed to provide expanded online services for customers, making it easier for them to navigate the site and offering energy and cost-saving advice. A new feature allows customers to schedule service and request a delivery. An online bill paying tool is expected to be available in mid-2011. 

HALLETT PLUMBING IN ROCKLAND OFFERS NEW SERVICES

Steven E. Hallett Plumbing & Heating Inc. of Rockland has expanded into the home services field to take on jobs from basic home maintenance to carpentry and electric work. They also will offer caretaking services for those who must be away from home for long periods of time. For rates or more details, call 593-9168 or e-mail [email protected] 

CJTALBOT SERVICES OPENS IN FALMOUTH

Cynthia Talbot of Falmouth has opened CJTalbot Services, providing project support to environmental and energy consulting firms and governmental entities. The business specializes in technical writing and editing, deliverable management, data analysis and presentation and other administrative services. Talbot brings 30 years of environmental consulting and marketing experience to the business and previously worked at ABB Environmental Services (now MACTEC Engineering and Consulting Inc.) and L.L. Bean. For more details, go to www.cjtalbotservices.com

ULTA OFFERS IN-STORE SALON

ULTA, a nationwide retailer of brand-name cosmetics, fragrances, skin and hair care products has opened a full-service, in-store salon at 166 Philbrook Ave. in South Portland. The store is open daily. For more details, call 773-7786 or go to www.ulta.com

NEW DESIGN STUDIO OPENS

The newly formed Solus4 LLC, a studio specializing in architecture, planning and interior design, has opened a new international design and planning firm headquartered in Kittery. The firm’s partners bring together backgrounds in commercial, residential, institutional and hospitality design and planning. The team includes president Duncan Pendlebury, AIA, NCARB, CCS; Marian Vaida, AIA, LEED AP, who heads the firm’s project management; Alfonso Lopez, LEED AP, who leads the design efforts; and Stefan Vittori, chief executive officer of Tangram3DS, also of Kittery, who has architectural and graphics expertise. For more details, go to www.solus4.com

BELTONE TAKES ON CLIENTS

Beltone New England is now caring for the hearing needs of patients of the former Coastal Hearing. Beltone New England is located throughout the state. Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Services include free hearing screenings, video ear scans, office visits and consultations, hearing aid modifications and digital programming. For more details, call 230-1113.