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Melanie Creamer is a news assistant, who's worked at the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram for nearly 16 years. She oversees various responsibilities from monitoring the news and business email addresses – to fetching old newspaper articles and photos from the archive. She’s the face behind the popular business “On the Move” column, which appears in Tuesdays and Thursdays newspapers. A compassionate and soft-spoken woman, Melanie is also the writer of the newspaper’s feature obituary. Many of her colleagues say she has one of the toughest jobs in the newsroom. She tells heart-breaking stories of love and loss. She listens as parents sob uncontrollably over the tragic death of their child. She writes touching stories about couples who have been married for 60 plus years, and then die within days or weeks from each other. Melanie was the recipient of the Maine Press Association’s Unsung Hero Award in 2015. A native of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, she graduated from Fitchburg State College in 2000 with a degree in professional writing. She lives in Scarborough with her fiancée and is a co-parent to two daughters.

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    June 30, 2022

    Andrea Roth Kimmick joins Kennebunk Beach Realty

    NEW HIRES Andrea Roth Kimmick joined Kennebunk Beach Realty as an associate broker. Northeast Bank has hired Courtney Luce as banking center manager in Augusta. Luce brings retail banking experience to her role. The Maine Association of Broadcasters has hired veteran broadcaster Tim Moore as its new president/chief executive officer. Moore was previously a vice […]

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    June 24, 2022

    Truc Huynh’s life work was to return the help his family once received

    The Portland High and Bowdoin grad drowned while fishing near Moosehead Lake. He was 40.

  • Published
    June 23, 2022

    State Rep. Laurie Osher joins Eastern Maine Development Corp.

    NEW HIRES Scientist and Maine state Rep. Laurie Osher has joined Bangor-based Eastern Maine Development Corp. as a community resilience specialist. Osher, a Democrat representing Orono, is a community leader and environmental scientist with decades of experience managing projects. Jennifer Rice has joined the Portland-based John T. Gorman Foundation as executive assistant. Rice was previously […]

  • Published
    June 16, 2022

    Maine Farmland Trust promotes Ellen Stern Griswold to VP, deputy director

    NEW HIRES Camden National Bank has hired Christopher Hutchinson as senior vice president, corporate controller. Hutchinson will oversee the finance and accounting departments at the bank. Previously, Hutchinson served as the director of corporate accounting at Wex Inc. MMG Insurance Co. has hired Kendra Coates as senior vice president, deputy chief financial officer. Coates brings […]

  • Published
    June 9, 2022

    WMTW hires investigative journalist Jon Chrisos as new evening anchor

    NEW HIRES Channel 8 WMTW has hired national award-winning anchor and investigative journalist Jon Chrisos as its new evening anchor. Viewers will see him with anchors Meghan Torjussen, Allison Ross, Roger Griswold and Travis Lee on weeknights. Chrisos brings nearly two decades of experience as a broadcast journalist. Meteorologist Colleen Hurley also has joined Channel […]

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    June 5, 2022

    The top high school grads in Cumberland and York counties

    Top high school seniors throughout Cumberland and York counties: CUMBERLAND COUNTY SCHOOLS: Baxter Academy for Technology and Science Kiron Das, Maeve McQueeney, Grace McLellan, Emily Mickool, Quentyn May, Aaron White, Noah Fowler, Tega Bourgeois Lang, Violet Wise and Declan Connor Schaeffer. Brunswick High School Margaret Chingos, valedictorian; Sarah Coughlin, salutatorian. Summa Cum Laude: Connor Ashby, […]

  • Published
    June 2, 2022

    Scott Cammarn joins Pierce Atwood as senior counsel

    NEW HIRES Scott Cammarn has joined law firm Pierce Atwood as senior counsel in its Portland office. Cammarn’s practice focuses on regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, legislation and transactions. He was previously a partner with law firm Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. Steve Reeves has joined Portland wealth management firm HeadInvest LLC as director of […]

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    May 26, 2022

    On Munjoy Hill, master tailor Evangelista Donatelli is remembered as a perfect fit

    He arrived in Portland from Italy by boat in 1965 and started working as a tailor in Monument Square the next day. Donatelli, who died May 16 at 84, opened Donatelli’s Custom Tailor Shop in 1972.

  • Published
    May 26, 2022

    Philip Jean named CEO of Piper Shores retirement community

    NEW HIRES Philip Jean has been hired as the new chief executive for Scarborough retirement community Piper Shores. Jean replaces former CEO Jim Adamowicz, who recently retired after nine years with the nonprofit organization. Jean brings over 25 years of executive-level experience in health care and senior living administration. He previously served as executive director […]

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    May 19, 2022

    Eric Stiles named head of Friends of Acadia

    NEW HIRES Friends of Acadia has named conservation leader Eric Stiles as its next president and chief executive. Stiles was previously president and CEO of New Jersey Audubon, where he held leadership roles for 21 years. He will start his new role in July.   Kayla Milligan has been hired as the private events manager […]