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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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    August 29, 2010

    Man, teen killed in Casco accident

    Two people were killed in an accident on Route 11 in Casco early this morning, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy sheriff attempted to pull over a 1993 Infinity for speeding and having no lights on around 1:14 this morning on Route 11. The vehicle pulled over, then took off at a […]

  • Published
    August 26, 2010

    Rollover near mall causes delays on I-295

    State Police say the accident, combined with construction on the turnpike, has caused traffic to be backed up to the Congress Street exit.

  • Published
    August 26, 2010

    Idexx still plans sizable expansion

    A $50 million project is on hold, but lab officials say ‘a new building’ is coming

  • Published
    August 25, 2010

    Little attention paid to Windham’s wastewater plan

    One resident speaks up at the town’s hearing on the $67.8 million proposal.

  • Published
    August 24, 2010

    Giving is bountiful for Portland food pantry

    A drive to benefit the Preble Street food pantry pulls in more than twice what organizers hoped for.

  • Published
    August 23, 2010

    Run for the Fallen honors Mainers who died in wars

    OGUNQUIT – The crowd fell silent early Sunday at Veterans Park as the names of 65 men and women from Maine who died in Iraq and Afghanistan were read over the loud speaker. In the crowd of more than 300 people, some broke down in tears. Others held their loved ones a bit tighter. The […]

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    August 22, 2010

    About 150 participate in the Run for the Fallen

    The 40-mile run/walk from Ogunquit to Portland commemorates soldiers who have died since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

  • Published
    August 19, 2010

    Red Sox reps. to hear from Portland fans

    The Red Sox ownership group initiated a listening tour as a way to hear directly from their fans and bring their ideas and suggestions back to Fenway Park.

  • Published
    August 19, 2010

    Westbrook cafe closes right after expansion

    A co-owner of the French Press Eatery says sales fell sharply in June and July, and he couldn’t find a business partner to help.

  • Published
    August 18, 2010

    French Press Eatery in Westbrook closes

    The French Press Eatery closed on Saturday, three days after a grand reopening to celebrate its expansion.

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