Pierce Atwood recently announced that Nicholas Livesay was appointed director of Maine’s Land Use Regulation Commission, which will soon become the Maine Land Use Planning Commission. Livesay has been a member of the firm’s environmental and land use practice group for more than eight years. He is a graduate of Bowdoin College and received his law degree from Boston University School of Law. Prior to joining Pierce Atwood, Nick worked for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection where he was a member of the Office of Water Policy and also helped staff the Florida Energy 2020 Commission. Previously, he also worked in natural resource damage assessment and policy analysis practice areas at an environmental consulting firm in Cambridge, Mass., where his primary clients were the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice.

Community Financial Literacy has named four new board members to its board of directors. The new members, Quincy Hentzel, Urfan Nadirov, Kabirigi Ndabaruta and Dominic Suru, bring expertise in development and leadership to support Community Financial Literacy in serving more than 500 refugee, immigrant and low-income individuals and families with financial resources. 


The George J. Mitchell Oral History Project has earned the 2012 Elizabeth B. Mason Major Project Award, which is given biennially by the Oral History Association to an outstanding English language oral history project anywhere in the world. The former senate majority leader, architect of the Ireland peace accord and most recently, compliance monitor at Penn State University, is a member of the Bowdoin College class of 1954. The Bowdoin College Library from 2008 to 2011 collected oral histories from people in former Sen. George Mitchell’s life. Interviewees include Mitchell’s Waterville friends, family members, college classmates, Maine legislators, political associates and competitors, campaign supporters, U.S. Senate colleagues and staff members, foreign policy specialists, law practice associates and others.

Virginia M. Caruso, of Edward Jones in Brunswick, recently won the firm’s Edward Jones Sr. Founders Award for her exceptional achievement in building client relationships. The firm provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. 

Scarborough Terrace Assisted Living recently honored Jim Elkins with the Scarborough Terrace Senior Service Award. Scarborough Terrace Assisted Living presented the award platter to volunteer Elkins and a check for $1,000 to Project G.R.A.C.E. Project G.R.A.C.E. provides money for oil, electric bills, rent, food and other necessities. The organization also works with its donors to provide back-to-school items and gifts or food during the holidays. 

Scarborough Garden Club recently announced their 2012 Green Thumb Contest winners. First place was awarded to Elaine and Richard Chase; second place was tied between Debbie Jones and Rose and John Arsenault; third place was awarded to Karen Vachon; and honorable mention was given to Joan Laurie.


David Kitchen has been designated a Certified Residential Specialist by the Council ol Residential Specialists, the largest nonprofit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. Kitchen is the owner and designated broker of Foundations Rea! Estate in Yarmouth and is a member of the Greater Portland Board of Realtors. 

New Hires

Kristina Wiles recently returned to Winxnet, a Portland-based IT solutions provider, after being away on maternity leave for a year. Her new role as an assistant for the portfolio accounts team benefits Winxnet as it grows locally and nationally. John Schnauck also joins Winxnet, as the southern New England regional vice president and general manager. 

BerryDunn recently announced that Jamie A. Brennan has been hired as a consultant in the firm’s government consulting group. Brennan will focus his work on BerryDunn’s local and state government client practices. He received his master’s in public policy and management from the USM Muskie School of Public Policy. Prior to joining the firm, Brennan worked for U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, as a staff assistant and for the Maine Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection.

The Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association recently hired Lucy Van Hook as the fisheries program coordinator. The position is partially funded by the Maine Community Foundation Community Building Grant Program, which aims to support organizations and programs that recognize and build on a community’s strengths and assets.

New Location 

The Cumberland County Registry of Deeds office recently moved from the Cumberland County Courthouse to newly leased and renovated space at 25 Pearl St. in Portland.

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