The Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick received a $3,000 grant from the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust of Portland. The money will expand the graphic novel collection for young adult readers at the library. All purchases will be made locally through Casablanca Comics.

New Hires

Thomas R. Flood, CPA, recently joined Albin, Randall & Bennett, a certified public accounting firm in Portland, as a senior manager. Flood has more than 25 years of experience in public accounting and specializes in tax consulting. Before joining Albin, Randall & Bennet, Flood was a tax director at MacDonald Page & Co., in South Portland.

Lori Norris joined the Marc Gup team at Keller & Williams Realty as team administrator. With 15 years of experience in real estate administration, Norris holds a broker license, is a notary public and a member of the Greater Portland Board of Realtors and the Maine Association of Realtors.

Attorneys Catherine B. Cosgrove and Michael S. Smith joined the Concord, N.H., litigation group of the law offices of Preti Flaherty. Cosgrove was previously was an associate in the New York and Boston offices of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. Smith previously practiced with Nelson Kinder & Mosseau. Preti Flaherty has offices in Portland and Augusta, Concord, N.H., Boston and Salem, Mass., Bedminster, N.J. and Washington, D.C.


CEI Capital Management named F. Robert Wilson to the newly created position of managing director, new products. Wilson previously served for five years as the company’s chief investment officer.

Dawn M. Harmon and Christopher M. Dargie have been elected as directors and shareholders at Perkins Thompson. Harmon runs an employment law and civil litigation practice, with an emphasis on representing employers in discrimination and wage and hour disputes, commercial litigation, products liability and real property disputes. Dargie is an experienced business law attorney at Portland-based Perkins Thompson and also serves on boards of the Tate House Museum, Propel and To The Top Foundation.


The Institute for Humane Education named Tony Scucci to its board of directors. The institute offers graduate degree programs, online course, workshops, summer institutes and an award-winning online resource center.

Maine Youth Leadership recently named Amey Leadley, Mary-Anne Rouse, Wendy Cunningham, Logan Greenblatt and Nathan Elmore to its board of directors.

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has named Gregory T. Caswell of Falmouth as the chairman and Charles E. Gilbert III of Bangor as vice chairman of the Board of Overseers of the Bar. Additionally, Barbara Halpern Furey of Portland and Cathy DeMerchant have been appointed as members of the board. The Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar was created by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in 1978 to govern the conduct of lawyers as officers of the court.


The Brunswick location of the law offices of Arthur J. Lamothe has moved to 157 Park Row, in Brunswick.

Good Deeds

The Curtis Memorial Library received a gift of $750 from Wild Oats Bakery and Cafe, a sum raised during a community awareness day in celebration of the cafe’s 20th anniversary. A percentage of all café sales on Sept. 30 were donated to the library. Library staff were in the café that day to greet customers and sign up new library card holders during National Library Card Sign Up Month.

The Maine Marathon has donated $60,000, its largest single donation ever, to STRIVE, a South Portland-based organization dedicated to helping tweens, teens and young adults with developmental disabilities. The STRIVE donation is part of more than $180,000 in charitable donations raised as part of the race effort this year.

The L.L. Bean Board of Directors approved the 2012 Charitable Giving Program, which will give $1.5 million in community grants ranging from $500 to $25,000 to more than 200 local, regional and national nonprofit organizations.


Beverly Neugebauer, executive director of Coastal Women’s Healthcare, has earned the professional designation of Certified Medical Practice Executive from the American College of Medical Practice Executives. The designation demonstrates that Neugebauer has achieved board certification in medical practice management.

Enterprise Trenchless Technologies Inc. has been nominated by Equipment World Magazine for the award of 2013 Contractor of the Year, along with 12 other contractors around the country.


Wright-Pierce, an engineering firm with eight offices, ended 2012 on a high note by receiving a national award. Founded in Topsham in 1947, the company was lauded as the “best of the best” with the PSMJ Platinum Award at the annual A/E/C (architecture/engineering/construction) Industry Summit, which was held in Orlando, Fla., on Dec. 5-7.

The board of directors for the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber is pleased to announce the recipients of their 2012 Business & Community Awards. The honorees are Hampton Inn of Bath as Business of the Year (Large), Greater Brunswick Physical Therapy as Business of the Year (Medium), The Brunswick Inn on Park Row as Business of the Year (Small), Amtrak/Downeaster as Business of the Year (Non-Profit), Long Branch School and General Store as New Business Venture of the Year, Norway Savings Bank as Business Health and Wellness Champion, Winter Street Center as Regional Arts and Culture Champion, Amanda Leland of Long Cove Builders for the Young Professional Award, Independent Consultant for Mary Kaye Robin Whorff as Volunteer of the Year, Lois Skillings of Mid Coast Hospital for the Chairman’s Award, First Federal Savings of Bath for the President’s Award, Rick Wilson and Cheryl Sleeper as Educators of the Year, Family of Ruthe Pagurko as Citizens of the Year, Paul F. Loveless of Fleet Reserve Association for the Joshua Chamberlain Award, and retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. John Libby for the Harry C. Crooker Lifetime Achievement Award.

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