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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.

  • Published
    September 30, 2022

    He had just months to live, so 37-year-old Craig Harmon made every day a gift

    The plumber from Limington proposed to his girlfriend three days after he learned he had just months to live. ‘Every day was a gift,’ says his wife.

  • Published
    September 29, 2022

    Maine Medical Partners announces new hires

    NEW HIRES Maine Medical Partners announced the following new hires. Amit Sanyal, MD, has joined MaineHealth Cancer Care as senior medical director. Dr. Sanyal has practiced medical oncology for more than 20 years and recently served as the regional clinical program director for SSM Health Cancer Care in Wisconsin. He is board certified in medical […]

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    September 22, 2022

    Island Institute hires Kim Hamilton as interim chief programs officer

    NEW HIRES Kim Hamilton has joined Island Institute as Interim Chief Programs Officer, overseeing the institute’s climate, economy and leadership work. Hamilton was previously the president of FocusMaine and is a recognized leader in program design and organizational development. Maya Johnston has joined Rinck Advertising as a graphic designer. Johnston has several years of experience […]

  • Published
    September 15, 2022

    SailMaine hires Ben Lewis as a communications and operations director

    NEW HIRES SailMaine has hired Ben Lewis as communications and operations director. Lewis brings extensive nonprofit leadership experience from his time as a board member and director at the Small Point Summer School and as an upper school administrator at Waynflete School. Nathan Wechsler & Company PA has hired Brianna Sawyer as an associate. Sawyer […]

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    September 8, 2022

    Portland Press Herald hires two editors

    NEW HIRES The Portland Press Herald has hired two assignment editors to direct news coverage. Julia Arenstam joined as city editor. Arenstam, formerly of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, previously served as executive producer at television stations WGMB/WVLA, directing breaking news and enterprise journalism. Before going into broadcast news, she was a reporter for the Greater Baton […]

  • Published
    September 1, 2022

    The MEMIC Group names Maryann Hoff as its new VP of loss control and safety

    NEW HIRES Sevee & Maher Engineers has hired Thomas Neilson as a senior geologist. Neilson brings more than 10 years of experience performing geologic and hydrogeologic assessments for drinking water supply, environmental site investigation and site remediation projects. Peter Mohlin, an environmental compliance specialist, also joined the firm. Mohlin is a project manager with over […]

  • Published
    August 27, 2022

    Stephen Lentz, 83, longtime owner of Roy’s Shoe Shop

    Stephen Lentz worked at Roy’s Shoe Shop on Stevens Avenue for so long that many people called him “Roy.” Lentz, one of the last cobblers in Greater Portland, who was known for his kindness and outgoing personality, died on July 24 from complications of vascular dementia. He was 83. Lentz began working at Roy’s Shoe […]

  • Published
    August 25, 2022

    Greater Portland Board of Realtors hires Kris Dorer as CEO

    NEW HIRES The MEMIC Group has hired Rosanne Wess to its loss control team as a safety management consultant. Wess brings nearly a decade of occupational safety and health experience, with specialized skill in the construction, manufacturing and healthcare industries. Wess previously worked for Maine’s only Level One trauma center as an occupational safety industrial […]

  • Published
    August 18, 2022

    Nadine Grosso named director of communications and public affairs at Maine Behavioral Healthcare

    NEW HIRES Maine Behavioral Healthcare has named Nadine Grosso as director of communications and public affairs. Grosso has served as vice president and director of communications with the Maine Health Care Association for more than 20 years. She joins MBH after serving as the communications leader of an organization that representing more than 200 nursing […]

  • Published
    August 11, 2022

    New England Cancer Specialists hires Edwin Graham as its new CEO

    NEW HIRES Thomas College Athletics has hired Marc Gosselin as the men’s golf coach. Gosselin has previous experience coaching golf though private instruction along with playing competitively on an amateur golf tour. New England Cancer Specialists has hired Edwin Graham as its new chief executive officer. Graham brings more than 30 years of experience as […]