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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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    February 6, 2020

    Green elected to the board of directors for Friends of Casco Bay

    NEW HIRES Harper Lee Collins returns to RE/MAX Shoreline as an associate broker in its Falmouth office.       PROMOTIONS Melissa Cilley was named executive director of Apex Youth Connection. Cilley spent the past year as interim executive and strategic consultant. She brings 15 years of nonprofit leadership experience, including eight years as executive […]

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    February 4, 2020

    Kauffman joins Maine Coast Heritage Trust as COO

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    February 4, 2020

    Kauffman joins Maine Coast Heritage Trust as COO

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    February 4, 2020

    WordLab wins Golden Arrow award

    NEW HIRES Roger Dunning joined USI Insurance Services as commercial lines practice leader. Dunning previously served as commercial lines vice president for USI in Bedford, New Hampshire.       Aurora Financial Group of Portland added two people to its staff. Shelly White brings experience in the finance industry from medical institutions in Portland, where […]

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    February 2, 2020

    Feature obituary: Duane Paluska, artist and Brunswick gallery owner, 83

    A former English professor at Bowdoin College, he established himself as one of Maine’s finest custom furniture makers.

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    January 30, 2020

    MittelAsen, LLC, adds three new attorneys to the firm

    NEW HIRES Three new attorneys joined the law firm MittelAsen, LLC on Exchange Street in Portland. William Leete, Jr., was hired as a partner member. Leete, of Falmouth, brings more than 30 years of experience practicing law. He represents a wide range of businesses and individuals, including companies owning over 2,000 residential and commercial real […]

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    January 29, 2020

    H.M. Payson announces new shareholders, managing director

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    January 29, 2020

    H.M. Payson announces new shareholders, managing director

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    January 23, 2020

    Maine State Music Theatre elects new trustees, officers

    NEW HIRES The Maine Lakes Society announced that Brooke Hafford MacDonald joined its staff as manager of the LakeSmart Program. MacDonald, of Levant, has worked as a ranger in Acadia National Park and as a field biologist with the Biodiversity Research Institute.       BOARD APPOINTMENTS The Maine State Music Theatre elected the following […]

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    January 22, 2020

    Kappelman joins RE/MAX Shoreline as an agent

    NEW HIRES RE/MAX Shoreline hired Alex Kappelman as an agent in its Portland office. Kappelman purchased his first rental property in 2014 and continues to invest in real estate in southern Maine.       PROMOTIONS Cherie Phillips was promoted to operations manager at the office of John Hughes, a private wealth advisory practice of […]

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