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Frank Benedict

Bangor Savings Bank welcomes new regional mortgage development manager

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 12:28 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Bangor Savings Bank welcomes Frank Benedict, vice president and regional mortgage development manager covering Cumberland and York counties. Benedict is located at the Bank’s 20 Marginal Way office. Prior to joining Bangor Savings Bank, Benedict served in mortgage operations, and most recently as a regional sales manager at TD Bank. …

Kennebunkport Resort management changes announced

on Aug. 25, 2016, at 11:34 a.m.
KENNEBUNKPORT — Bill Bamford, CFO and COO of the  Kennebunkport Resort Collection announced recently these management changes: * Corinne Finn-Heyl has taken the helm as the new general manager of Kennebunkport Inn and Cape Arundel Inn & Resort. She joins KRC from The White Barn Inn and Spa in Kennebunk. With …

Milbridge Commons Project hires park designers

By Susan Jordan Bennett on Aug. 25, 2016, at 9:36 a.m.
MILLBRIDGE — The Women’s Health Resource Library and Maine Coast Heritage Trust are pleased to announce the selection of their new design team for the Milbridge Commons, a 4 acre parcel of conservation land on Main Street. Bruce John Riddell, Landscape Architect of Boothbay Harbor, and Eric Dube of Casco …
Eddy Karnabi, MD, PhD, FASE

Eastern Maine Medical Center welcomes cardiologist

By emmc on Aug. 22, 2016, at 11:08 a.m.
BANGOR — Eastern Maine Medical Center’s Northeast Cardiology Associates welcomed recently Dr. Eddy Karnabi to its team of cardiologists. Karnabi, who prefers patients and colleagues call him by his first name, Eddy, began seeing patients at the end of July. Karnabi comes to the practice from the University of Miami …

Business consultant joins MDI Biological Laboratory board

By Stefanie Matteson on Aug. 18, 2016, at 10:58 a.m.
BAR HARBOR — The board of trustees of the MDI Biological Laboratory announced recently the appointment of Ned Cloonan of Greenwich, Conn., to the board. Cloonan, a summer resident of Castine, is the principal of Ned Cloonan Associates, a consulting firm that advises senior executives and investors on business, government …

Skowhegan treatment plant operator retires

on Aug. 11, 2016, at 3:36 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN — Ken Turpel, treatment plant operator for Maine Water Company, has retired from the company after 13 years. Turpel began his career in the water profession in 1983, when he began working at the Pittsfield Water Department.  By 1985, he was superintendent of the town of Pittsfield Water and …

Architect firm in Portland hires four new staff members

By Susan Ransom on Aug. 11, 2016, at 1:29 p.m.
PORTLAND — PDT Architects has expanded its staff by hiring architect Keegan Carmichael, architectural designers Alyssa Phanitdasack and Nick Conner, and administrative assistant Kirsten Stolte, all of Portland. Carmichael holds a bachelor’s degree from Boston Architectural College and worked most recently for Jeff Demers Design in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He …

Red Cross of Northern and Eastern Maine expands board of directors

on Aug. 08, 2016, at 7:58 a.m.
BANGOR — The American Red Cross of Maine announced recently the latest nominees to serve on its Eastern Maine Chapter board of directors. Lara Clark of Bouchard Cleaning and Restoration, Jennifer Curtis of Bangor Payroll and Sue Reid of Bangor Savings Bank are the latest additions to the board. Lara …

1 million injury-free hours and still counting at Hammond Lumber’s Belgrade store

on Aug. 04, 2016, at 3:24 p.m.
BELGRADE — Between May 2012 and November 2015, the employees of Hammond Lumber Company’s Belgrade store worked more than one million consecutive hours without a job-related injury or illness that resulted in lost time. The National Safety Council recently recognized that accomplishment with its Million Work Hours Award. According to Hammond Safety Director …
PHOTO left to right: Randi Dubois, Katherine Morin

Two NMMC nurses earn national certification as critical care registered nurses

By Joanne Fortin on Aug. 04, 2016, at 7:29 a.m.
FORT KENT, Maine — James Reese, RN, Director of Nursing at Northern Maine Medical Center (NMMC) announced that Randi Dubois and Katherine Morin have successfully met the requirements by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for national certification as Critical Care Registered Nurses (CCRN). Reese said, “The pursuit of specialty …
Philip Higgins, Jr., DMD, to Provide Dental Care at Helen Hunt Health Center

Philip Higgins, Jr., DMD, to Provide Dental Care at Helen Hunt Health Center

By Katherine Thomas on Aug. 02, 2016, at 10:28 a.m.
Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC) is pleased to announce that Philip Higgins, Jr., DMD, has joined the dental staff of Helen Hunt Dental Center (HHHC) and will begin seeing patients in August 2016. Dr. Higgins is an experienced dentist and we are grateful that he will now provide dental care …
Pictured with two of her school nutrition program coworkers, at center is Lorette Albert. On her left is fellow employee Shelley Sirois and at right is Judy Bechard.

Madawaska School Department veteran employee will be honored Aug. 9

By Town of Madawaska on Aug. 01, 2016, at 3:59 p.m.
MADAWASKA — A 46-year veteran of the Madawaska School Department will be honored by the Maine School Nutrition Association for her years of dedicated service to the profession and serving the students of the Madawaska school system for more than four decades. Mrs. Lorette Roussel Albert served as a cafeteria …
Aroob Moin, DPM

Aroob Moin, DPM, podiatrist joins Brewer Medical Center

on July 27, 2016, at 12:39 p.m.
BREWER, Maine — Aroob Moin, DPM, podiatrist, has joined the Penobscot Community Health Care medical staff at Brewer Medical Center. Dr. Moin’s specialty practice centers on all aspects of podiatric care, which involves diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle, including sprains and fractures, diabetic foot care, and the treatment of …
Michael W. Slack

KidsPeace names new chief operating officer, Chief Medical Officer

on July 27, 2016, at 11:27 a.m.
SCHNECKSVILLE, Pennsylvania — KidsPeace announced that Michael W. Slack has been appointed chief operating officer for the 134-year-old non-profit provider of mental and behavioral health services for children and families. The organization also announced the appointment of Matthew Koval, M.D., as executive vice president, chief medical officer. The appointments are effective immediately. …

KSW Federal Credit Union promotes Lee Plisga to card services

By Kelsey Atwood on July 26, 2016, at 2:22 p.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine — KSW Federal Credit Union has announced that teller Lee Plisga has been promoted to card services. Plisga has been a teller at KSW FCU since March 2015. She is on the Social Responsibility Committee at KSW, and is active in the community as well as with her dance studio …
Kyle Santosuosso

LifeFlight Medic receives Next Step Maine scholarship

on July 26, 2016, at 11:46 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — As a Next Step Maine Employer engaged in Maine Development Foundation’s statewide Employers’ Initiative working to advance the skills and education of Maine’s workforce, LifeFlight of Maine participated in the fourth annual Next Step Maine Employees of Promise Scholarship Program by nominating their employees for scholarship awards to support the completion …
Michelle Ibarguen, CPCU, CRM, CIC, AFSB

Cross Insurance congratulates branch manager Michelle Ibarguen on appointment to MIAA

on July 26, 2016, at 9:12 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Cross Insurance, a subsidiary of Cross Financial Corp., and one of the largest independent insurance providers in New England, congratulates branch manager Michelle Ibarguen, CPCU, CRM, CIC, AFSB on her recent appointment as chairwoman for the board of the Maine Insurance Agents Association. In her role as …
Amy Smith

New assistant director for student and academic services appointed at Hutchinson Center

on July 22, 2016, at 3:13 p.m.
BELFAST, Maine  — Amy Smith of Lincolnville, Maine has been appointed the new assistant director for student and academic services at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. Smith was graduated from Camden-Rockport High School and, in 2010, she was UMaine’s valedictorian. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in history from UMaine, and is a …

Penobscot Eye Care adds optometrist Alyssa J. Verrill

By Dale Graham on July 19, 2016, at 3:15 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Penobscot Eye Care is pleased and excited to announce the addition of Alyssa J. Verrill, O.D. to our optometric staff. Dr. Verrill is a 2016 graduate of Pennsylvania College of Optometry. Dr. Verrill got her start at Penobscot Eye Care as an ophthalmic technician while pursuing a …
MDI Hospital President/CEO Art Blank congratulates Shirley Conklin on receiving MDI Hospital’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award for her outstanding contributions to the MDI community.

Shirley Conklin named 2016 MDI Hospital Volunteer of the Year

By Bethany Roberge on July 19, 2016, at 8:48 a.m.
BAR HARBOR—Shirley Conklin of Salisbury Cove was named Mount Desert Island Hospital’s 2016 Volunteer of the Year in recognition of her contributions to the community and her outstanding commitment to the MDI Hospital Auxiliary. Conklin received the award at MDI Hospital’s Annual Volunteer Celebration on July 15 at the Kebo …