Peter T. Gross, AIA, Joins Phi Home Designs Architecture Division.

By chriskast on June 22, 2016, at 11:11 a.m.
Phi Home Designs is proud to announce that Peter T. Gross has joined the company to bring his experience and expertise to the development of Phi Architects, a newly established division of the company. Mr. Gross earned his Master of Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and was …
The Rev. Antonydass Pichaimuthu, HGN

Catholic Bishop Deeley appoints chaplain for MMC and Mercy Hospital

on June 22, 2016, at 11:05 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Bishop Robert P. Deeley has announced that the Rev. Antonydass Pichaimuthu, HGN, has been appointed hospital chaplain at Maine Medical Center and Mercy Hospital, both in Portland, effective Aug. 1. Father Pichaimuthu, who prefers to be called Father Antony, is the parochial vicar at Good Shepherd Parish, which is composed …
Camden National employees participated in Bowl for Kids’ Sake events throughout the state this spring. Pictured here, teams from Bangor-Brewer Lanes in Brewer.

Camden National Bank Employees Raise Close to $20,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine

By Kim Ratner on June 22, 2016, at 10:45 a.m.
Over 170 Camden National Bank employees joined efforts to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine at Bowl For Kids’ Sake events across the state this year. In total, the Bank formed 43 teams and raised a combined total of close to $20,000 to support local Big Brothers Big Sisters …
Marianne Pelletier

Saint Dominic Academy names new principal of Lewiston Campus

on June 22, 2016, at 10:32 a.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — Donald Fournier, president of Saint Dominic Academy, is pleased to announce that Marianne Pelletier, currently the director of enrollment at the academy, has been named the new principal of the Lewiston campus (Pre-K through grade six), effective July 1. Pelletier replaces Donald Bilodeau, who announced his retirement as …


By Kelly Cioe on June 22, 2016, at 9:37 a.m.
BANGOR, Maine (June 20, 2016) – As the community prepares for the influx of visitors for the Bangor Waterfront Concert Series, U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) is equipped to accommodate the spike in demand for wireless access around the grounds. Since the majority of attendees will be relying on their smartphones …
Maine first lady Ann LePage serves lunch at McSeagull's in Boothbay Harbor.

Maine’s first lady gets summer job to supplement governor’s salary

By Jon Chrisos, CBS 13 on June 22, 2016, at 8:58 a.m.
“It’s something I always, always wanted to do,” LePage said.
Passengers wait to board their flights at Portland International Jetport in this 2013 Bangor Daily News file photo.

Portland Jetport loses thumb drive with personal info of 950 employees

By CBS 13 on June 22, 2016, at 7:24 a.m.
The personal information includes names, addresses, birthdates and social security numbers.

General Assistance is vital, but it’s not the whole story for asylum seekers in Maine

on June 21, 2016, at 6:58 p.m.
Grace Kiffney and Robert Glover, University of Maine Originally published in the Bangor Daily News on June 21 2016. This year, the U.S. immigration court backlog soared to 474,322 cases. In Maine, this backlog means our comparatively small number of asylum seekers — about 1,000 — may wait up to …
The Griffin Club started out as a mom and pop shop and has welcomed sports figures for a half century.

Don’t call it a dive bar: South Portland’s Griffin Club rages on

By Kathleen Pierce on June 21, 2016, at 2:54 p.m.
“Everyone but Larry Bird came in here,” said Scott Parker, the owner of this well-loved, well-worn South Portland pub that celebrates its namesake founder, Eddie Griffin, on June 25 with an all-day party.

Local suds institution with Boston sports ties is celebrated

By Kathleen Pierce on June 21, 2016, at 2:52 p.m.
Eddie Griffin, a South Portland legend for 50 years, is celebrated June 25
 Left to Right: UMaine John C. Bridge Professor and Department Chair Bill Davids; CES, Inc. President/CEO Denis St. Peter; and UMaine College of Engineering Dean Dana Humphrey

Denis St. Peter named Distinguished Francis Crowe Society Member

By Jessamine Pottle on June 21, 2016, at 12:20 p.m.
ORONO, Maine – Denis St. Peter, PE, was inducted into the University of Maine’s Francis Crowe Society as a Distinguished Engineer on Saturday, May 14 at the University’s flagship campus in Orono. St. Peter is the President and CEO of CES, Inc., an engineering, environmental science and surveying consulting firm …
Youths work on a boat at Islesford Boatworks.

Islesford Boatworks receives Maine Community Foundation grant to expand youth program

on June 21, 2016, at 11:23 a.m.
ISLESFORD, Maine — Islesford Boatworks has received a $6000 grant from the Emily and William Muir Community Fund II of the Maine Community Foundation to expand its program to teach boatbuilding skills to school-aged children. For the last 10 years, Islesford Boatworks has engaged children in building and launching a skiff. Located on Little Cranberry …
Cigarette buts grace an ashtray atop a trashcan in Portland's Monument Square in a 2013 file photo. The Portland City Council on Monday voted to ban sales of tobacco products to anyone under 21.

Portland raises minimum age to buy cigarettes — but 18 year olds can still smoke

By Jake Bleiberg on June 21, 2016, at 6:23 a.m.
The rule will go into effect 30 days after the vote.


By Maine Public Relations Council on June 20, 2016, at 7:49 p.m.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Geaghan Brothers Brewing Company Tasting Room, 34 Abbott St, Brewer, Maine For more information: Come kick off summer with the Maine Public Relations Council for a free networking event in Brewer. If you are in advertising, communications, social media, …

“The Barn Window” Opens This Summer in Troy

By Sue Kischitz on June 20, 2016, at 4:13 p.m.
Remember winter? Erase that wicked recall and give yourself a full dose of summer antiquing adventure! The Barn Window slides open its big doors for the fresh summer of 2016. Take a lovely country drive on Rte. 202 to Troy, Maine and spend an antiquing experience akin to visiting great …
Maple syrup is tapped from a tree in this March 2016 file photo.

Maine maple production jumped 22 percent with longer 2016 season

By Darren Fishell on June 20, 2016, at 3:42 p.m.
A longer sugaring season helped Maine’s maple syrup output leap an estimated 22 percent while the number of taps in the state remained basically unchanged this year.
Rockland entrepreneur Kate McAleer, 27, was named the U.S. Small Business Administration's Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015.

Millennials key to Maine’s future

By Tom Groening, The Island Institute on June 20, 2016, at 3:23 p.m.
They’re the young generation, and they’ve got something to say. And if Maine policy makers are smart, they’ll listen.
A Chelsea Pensioner passes in front of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) pro-brexit campaign bus, parked in front of the Chelsea Flower Show in London, Britain, in this May 2016 file photo.

Why the ‘Brexit’ idea is shaking up markets worldwide

By Don Lee, Tribune Washington Bureau on June 20, 2016, at 3:12 p.m.
A poll released Sunday showing the Remain side pulling slightly ahead, although still well within the survey’s margin of error, sent markets soaring on Monday.
Peter J. Van Hemel

Peter J. Van Hemel to Lead Bernstein Shur Real Estate Group

By Broadreach Public Relations on June 20, 2016, at 2:25 p.m.
PORTLAND and AUGUSTA, Maine and MANCHESTER, N.H. – Bernstein Shur, one of northern New England’s largest law firms, announced the selection of Peter J. Van Hemel as practice group leader of the firm’s Real Estate Practice Group. Van Hemel will be taking over for shareholder Jaimie Schwartz, who for 15 …

Berman & Simmons ranked as best plaintiffs’ firm in Maine

By Trevor Maxwell on June 20, 2016, at 2:07 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine, June 20, 2016 – Berman & Simmons has once again been ranked by Chambers USA as the best law firm in Maine for the representation of plaintiffs. The firm earned the highest possible ranking in the ‘Litigation: Mainly Plaintiff’ practice area, and was the only firm in Maine …

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