Pest management on Web

The Maine Integrated Pest Management Council has launched its new website,

The site is designed to help Maine homeowners identify the most common pests found in their homes and gardens, with information on managing those infestations with low-risk methods.

The council was established by the Maine Legislature to promote and enhance implementation of practices that reduce or minimize the harmful environmental effects of pesticides. The council also promotes healthy landscapes through ecologically based practices that minimize reliance on water, fertilizer and pesticides.

Networking site launched, a new networking site for Maine businesses, has launched.

The site offers membership for a limited group of professionals on a first-come, first-served basis. Just two business professionals from each profession and each ZIP code may join.

Businessman Andrew Stone founded the site as a connecting point to establish virtual meetings and face-to-face meetings, and to track business referrals online without the restriction of multiple networking groups. For more details, go to the site.

Kennebunk Savings in N.H.

Kennebunk Savings, an independent community bank and full-service financial institution founded in 1871, has opened its first New Hampshire branch at 111 Maplewood Ave. in Portsmouth.

The new branch offers business and retail banking, as well as investment, residential mortgage and commercial insurance services.

The Portsmouth team includes John Burcke, vice president and retail market manager; Martha Bertsimas, assistant manager; Megan Pratt, senior sales and service representative; Ryan Bishop, vice president and corporate lender; Jamie Thompson, vice president and corporate lender; Danny Edgecomb, insurance sales executive; and Ryan Hale, vice president and financial consultant.

Branch hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more details, go to or call (603) 766-6455.

Advantage Funeral opens

Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services has opened for business at 981 Forest Ave. in Portland.

Founded by Gorham resident Kevin Kilcline, a licensed funeral director, the service offers low-cost funerals and cremations.

The facility is staffed 24 hours a day. It offers a complete line of funeral services in addition to caskets, vaults and urns, cremation jewelry and keepsakes, stationery and flowers. Pre-planning and mortuary trust services also are available.

For details, go to or call 899-4605.