Giving Back

The Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project has been granted $7,500 from the People of Color Fund of the Maine Community Foundation to support an upgrade to upgrading computer hardware and software at the nonprofit. Earlier this year, individual donors contributed $11,250 to the upgrade campaign at the annual CeleSoirée fundraiser.

A team from Agren Appliance delivered new mattresses at a fundraiser for Tedford Housing’s adult shelter June 9.

Norway Savings Bank donated $3,000 to Oasis Free Clinics to help provide primary care services for low-income and uninsured residents of southern Mid-Coast Maine.

New Hires, Promotions and Appointments

Waynflete School has named Cinda Joyce, Deborah S. Shinn, Tim Soley and Jeffrey Troiano to its board of trustees.

Brian Brodie, Ian Anderson and Joel Tourtelotte have joined the ranks of the Maine Marine Patrol. They were welcomed by Marine Patrol Colonel Joseph Fessenden and Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher after recent graduation ceremonies at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

The Maine Conservation Corps welcomed Sarah Maloney, of Scarborough, to serve as a field team member and AmeriCorps national service member for a three-month, 450-hour term of national service. 

Jay Wilcox joined Winxnet as a senior technical support specialist.

Katahdin Trust Company announced the appointment of Vicki L. Bessette as vice president, commercial services officer with responsibilities for business lending and development in the southern Maine area.


Karen Jones was recognized with the Coldwell Banker International Diamond Society Award for the second year in a row. She is among the top 11 percent of approximately 85,000 Coldwell Banker associates nationwide.

Hurley Travel Experts was named a TMC Preferred Partner by Concur, the leading provider of spend management solutions and services. The recognition is for select TMCs that are leveraging Concur’s open platform to deliver exceptional service to their clients.

Bruce Balfour was named May Broker of the Month for sales production at theColdwell Banker Residential Brokerage real estate office, 295 Ocean House Road, Cape Elizabeth.

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine has been recognized as an American Heart Association Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite.

Epstein & O’Donovan, Portland, received a Metropolitan Tier 1 Ranking in the 2014 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms for Trusts and Estate Law. The firm, established in 1992, has four attorneys and focuses its practice in the areas of wills, trusts, probate and related matters. Two of the partners, Dennis O’Donovan and Susan Thomas, reside in Cumberland. The third partner, Eileen Epstein, resides in Falmouth.

Set in Motion

Mercy Health System of Maine has relocated its Portland Thoracic Surgery practice from Mercy’s State Street location to its new state-of-the-art suite at the medical office building located on the Mercy Fore River Campus. The thoracic surgery team, including leading physician, Dr. Seth Blank together with Joseph Schrader and Scott Edgecomb, moved earlier this spring.

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