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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
    June 18, 2010

    After two years, female firefighter to return

    Lisa Theberge, one of two who sued over sexual harassment in Westbrook, has been on paid leave.

  • Published
    June 17, 2010

    Westbrook firefighter returns to job on Monday

    Lisa Theberge is one of two firefighters who sued the fire department and two city officials in 2009 claiming they failed to address sexual harassment complaints.

  • Published
    June 16, 2010

    Windham officer put on leave in dispute

    Sgt. Michael Denbow is suspected of using police time and resources to investigate a councilor.

  • Published
    June 15, 2010

    Westbrook panel votes for bookmobile

    WESTBROOK – A City Council subcommittee approved a request Monday night for the Walker Memorial Library to buy a bookmobile. The Facilities and Streets Committee voted 2-1 to send the item to the council for approval. Councilor John O’Hara Cast the dissenting vote. Councilor Brendan Rielly left the meeting before the vote. Karen Valley, the […]

  • Published
    June 14, 2010

    A Bittersweet Farewell

    Scarborough High School classmates pull together to find joy after the sorrow of loss.

  • Published
    June 14, 2010

    Feature Obituary: Sally O’Malley, longtime school cook, beguiled with her smile

    CAPE ELIZABETH – Sally O’Malley, a retired cook in the Cape Elizabeth Middle School cafeteria, who was known for her smile, warmth, and Irish temper, died Friday. She was 57. Mrs. O’Malley worked for the school department for 23 years. Her partner, Allen Westberry of Cape Elizabeth, said she loved interacting with the students and […]

  • Published
    June 10, 2010

    Westbrook schools recognized for energy efficiency.

    Last year, the school department allocated $600,000 in stimulus funds to improve the energy use in its buildings across the district.

  • Published
    June 10, 2010

    Westbrook Police looking for missing person

    The Westbrook Police Department is looking for help with locating a 24-year-old male with some mental health challenges.

  • Published
    June 10, 2010

    Scarborough voters approve school budget

    Voters in Scarborough narrowly approved a $35 million school budget that cuts the equivalent of about 28 full-time positions.

  • Published
    June 10, 2010

    McClellan wins House District 103

    The former executive director of the Greater Bridgton Chamber of Commerce wants to create more jobs in the tourism industry.

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