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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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  • Published
    October 17, 2019

    Perry named VP of finance and CFO at Mid Coast–Parkview Health

    NEW HIRES Orfa Cabrera joined Whole Oceans as the hatchery manager. Cabrera brings over three decades of experience in the salmon industry, including more than 20 years of progressive responsibility at hatcheries in her native Chile.     Jorge F. Peacher, MD joined the Lisa Stewart Women’s Health Center in Bar Harbor. Dr. Peacher is […]

  • Published
    October 16, 2019

    Moolji promoted to COO at Cribstone Capital

    NEW HIRES Margaret (Meg) Parkhurst was hired as assistant superintendent of Regional School Union 21. Parkhurst, of Kennebunk, brings 19 years experience in education. Most recently, she served as assistant principal at the Middle School of the Kennebunks.       William Chrisemer joined Maine Behavioral Healthcare as its new chief financial officer. Chrisemer, of […]

  • Published
    October 14, 2019

    Maine Center for Elder Law merges with Perkins Thompson, P.A.

    NEW HIRES Shanna Cox joined the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce as president and chief executive officer. Cox, of Lewiston, is a small business owner who brings 10 years of experience working on economic and community development goals for the L-A region.     BOARD APPOINTMENTS Jake Ouellette, an investment associate and sustainable investment […]

  • Published
    October 10, 2019

    Clayton Grover, who worked at Bath Iron Works for 67 years, dies at 87

    The Newcastle man began at the shipyard as a 19-year-old in 1952, leaving to serve in the Army in the Korean War for 2 years before returning to work at BIW until his death this month.

  • Published
    October 10, 2019

    Maine Law honors Patrick Scully and Elizabeth Stout with distinguished service awards

  • Published
    October 9, 2019

    Physicians join MaineHealth Cancer Care

    OTELCO announces two new hires.

  • Published
    October 8, 2019

    Maine Community Law Center hires new attorney

  • Published
    October 4, 2019

    Craig Wilson, greenskeeper at Nonesuch River Golf Course, dies at 72

    The Scarborough man, a former dispatcher for Maine Central Railroad and captain for the Blackpoint Hose Company, is remembered fondly by his family.

  • Published
    October 2, 2019

    Plastic surgeon joins Northern Light

    NEW HIRES John McGill, M.D. joined the staff at Northern Light Plastic and Hand Surgery. McGill completed his residency in plastic surgery from the Medical University of South Carolina, and completed a fellowship in hand surgery from Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center.     Simone Yamauchi joined The Gove Group Real Estate in Wells. […]

  • Published
    October 2, 2019

    Schofield promoted at Hopkinson & Abbondanza

    PROMOTIONS Attorney Gerald (Jay) Schofield Jr. was promoted to partner at Hopkinson & Abbondanza, PA. Schofield, of Brunswick, has practiced with the firm for the last eight years, bringing to the firm extensive experience in residential and commercial real estate; estate planning and probate matters; corporate and business planning; and general civil litigation.   BOARD […]

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