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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 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 […]

  • Published
    September 30, 2019

    Power promoted to director of CourageLIVES

    NEW HIRES Stefanie Joy Muscat joined Acadia Family Center as executive director. Muscat, of Bass Harbor, brings more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, including 13 years as a consultant focusing on governance, management, strategic planning, community relations and fundraising. She was previously director of advancement for the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor. […]

  • Published
    September 30, 2019

    Power promoted to director of CourageLIVES

    NEW HIRES Stefanie Joy Muscat joined Acadia Family Center as executive director. Muscat, of Bass Harbor, brings more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, including 13 years as a consultant focusing on governance, management, strategic planning, community relations and fundraising. She was previously director of advancement for the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor. […]

  • Published
    September 26, 2019

    Caldwell joins Maine Source Homes & Realty as a sales agent

  • Published
    September 25, 2019

    Hardy joins Sea Bags as wholesale channel manager

    NEW HIRES Nicole Hardy joined Sea Bags as wholesale channel manager. Hardy brings extensive experience in the retail and wholesale industry. She previously served as general manager at Pottery Barn. She also serves on the board of directors for the American Heart Association of Maine.     Kaitlyn Bernard joined The Nature Conservancy in Maine […]

  • Published
    September 24, 2019

    Thurston joins HeadInvest as senior VP and portfolio manager

    NEW HIRES Odette Thurston joined HeadInvest as senior vice president and portfolio manager in its private wealth management team. Thurston brings more than 30 years of experience in the financial advisory industry. She currently serves as vice chair of the Maine Island Trail Association.     Amanda Swart joined Fontaine  Family – The Real Estate Leader […]

  • Published
    September 19, 2019

    Betsy Parsons, 65, English teacher in Portland who advocated for LGBTQ youths

    She helped found GLSEN Southern Maine and was instrumental in creating about 90 gay-straight alliance groups in high schools across Maine.

  • Published
    September 19, 2019

    Maine Audubon announces new hires, promotions

    NEW HIRES Maine Audubon announces new hires: Tracy Hart was hired as a wildlife ecologist. Hart brings more than two decades of experience in wildlife conservation and environmental education.       Melissa Kim was named director of communications and marketing. Kim was most recently the editorial director at Islandport Press. She previously worked in […]

  • Published
    September 18, 2019

    Chase Custom Homes hires project manager and director of its new child care center

    NEW HIRES Chase Custom Homes in Westbrook announced two new hires. Karissa Guay was hired as director of The Playhouse Child Care Center in Gray. Guay brings more than 12 years of education experience. The Playhouse is expected to open this fall.       Nick Moulton was hired as a project manager. Moulton brings […]

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