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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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    December 26, 2019

    Johnson joins real estate group

    NEW HIRES Rick Blanchard joined Alliance Realty in Westbrook as an associate broker. Blanchard has more than 21 years of experience in buying and selling real estate, specializing in single family residential, multifamily and new construction projects. He also spent 18 years working as a carpenter.       Shay Johnson joined Locations Real Estate […]

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    December 19, 2019

    UNE announces new trustees and officers

    BOARD APPOINTMENTS The University of New England Board of Trustees elected the following new officers. Dan McCormack, chief executive officer at Intermed of Portland, was named board chair.         Regen Gallagher, D.O., chief medical officer at Cary Medical Center in Caribou, was named vice-chair. Gallagher is a 1995 graduate of the UNE […]

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    December 18, 2019

    Harry Sky, prominent rabbi and civil rights leader in Maine, dies at 95

    Sky, described by a former governor as ‘the conscience of the community,’ played a prominent role for decades in Portland’s religious and civic life.

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    December 17, 2019

    Bloss joins The Jackson Laboratory as an assistant professor

    NEW HIRES Erik Bloss joined faculty at The Jackson Laboratory headquarters in Bar Harbor as an assistant professor. Bloss brings his experience as a research scientist in the laboratory of Nelson Spruston at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia.     Daulton Wickenden joined Allen Insurance and Financial as a […]

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    December 17, 2019

    Jennifer Putnam named executive director of nonprofit Waban

    NEW HIRES Elise Boyson joined Sea Change Yoga as its new executive director. Boyson brings more than a decade of nonprofit experience. Most recently, she worked at the Durango Community Shelter in Colorado. She is also a certified yoga teacher and has taught Recovery Yoga for people affected by addiction.       Rota Knott […]

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    December 12, 2019

    Eglinton named executive director of Maine Children’s Alliance

    NEW HIRES Erika Lynn North, Ph.D. was hired as an outpatient psychologist at Maine Behavioral Healthcare’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disorders. North, of Kittery, previously worked for Maine Medical Partners in its developmental-behavioral pediatrics department.     The Maine Children’s Alliance has hired Stephanie Eglinton as its new executive director. Eglinton brings extensive experience […]

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    December 11, 2019

    Sundeen named president of Midcoast Humane

  • Published
    December 10, 2019

    Kropp recently appointed to the State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind and Visually Impaired

  • Published
    December 5, 2019

    Skelton Taintor & Abbott shareholder Jim Pross appointed to Auburn’s Ethics Panel

    NEW HIRES Lena Minervino joined the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in Maine as the development director responsible for the Southern Maine Heart Walk and Central Maine Heart Walk. Minervino comes to the association from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Northern New England, where she served as the development director.     Casco Bay Wealth […]

  • Published
    December 3, 2019

    Sirois promoted to VP of Maine operations at Jewett Construction

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