Bath Savings holds annual meeting, elects corporators

Bath Savings Institution celebrated 167 years in operation at this year’s annual meeting on April 9, when President and CEO Glenn L. Hutchinson spoke about the bank’s strong performance, both financial and in the community.

Hutchinson discussed the ways the bank supports nonprofits throughout the communities it serves, both financially and through volunteerism.

“Our strong culture, our engaged employees and our commitment to our customers and our communities are the key to the bank’s positive financial results,” said Hutchinson.

The topic of Chairman of the Board John W. Voorhees’ address was the upcoming 30th anniversary of Bath Savings Trust Company. BSTC was established on May 16, 1989.

Sixty corporators were elected for the coming year, including new corporators Matthew H. Newman, David M. Herring and Rebecca A. Shepherd.

Elected as trustees for the year ahead were Kevin T. Burns, Erik K. Hayward, Glenn L. Hutchinson, Esther M. Pappas, William T. Racine, Sandra Morrell Rooney and John W. Voorhees.

Hundreds attend resource fair at St. John’s Community Center

Local residents browsed booths, picked up pamphlets, and chatted with representatives of community programs and groups during a Family Resource Fair held at the new St. John’s Community Center in Brunswick on March 31.

“This fair gives people the chance to make connections, whether between a family and a youth group, a volunteer and an organization, or an individual and an agency,” said Amy Ford, a faith formation director at All Saints Parish in Brunswick. “It’s a way for the parish to offer community members guidance on how to become involved, supported, or collaborative.”

More than 30 groups were represented, many focusing on educational and recreational opportunities for children and teens, and numerous community service organizations with an eye towards supporting families also participated.

Those who attended the fair could also learn about the assistance available to businesses through the Finance Authority of Maine, The Dempsey’s Center’s efforts to support those battling cancer, Habitat for Humanity’s work to help people fulfill the dream of home ownership, and the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program’s mission to end hunger.

The fair also featured special events such as Mad Science’s “Up, Up, and Away Show” and a performance by award-winning singer/guitarist Matt Loosigian of Earth Jams. 

Held for the first time in 2017, the fair was able to expand this year, thanks to the new St. John’s Community Center, which was dedicated in March. 

Hires, promotions, appointments

The Freeport Police Department announced the hiring of Officer Emily Lopez, who was sworn in on April 1. Lopez was previously employed as a Marine Patrol Officer and holds a law enforcement certification from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

Fr. Philip A. Tracy has been named pastor of the Parish of the Holy Eucharist, which includes St. Jude Church in Freeport, as well as Catholic churches in Falmouth, Yarmouth and Gray. A native of South Portland, Tracy received a bachelor’s degree from Bates College and completed his clerical studies at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Jordan Cardone of the Brunswick Area Teen Center visits the Care-Net table at the Family Resource Fair held at St. John’s Community Center on March 27. Hundreds attended the fair at the recently opened community center. Chief Susan Nourse, left, welcomes Emily Lopez to the Freeport Police Department after Lopez was sworn in on April 1.