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Hires, Promotions, Appointments

Maine State Ballet, in Falmouth, has hired Barry Brinker Jones as a dance instructor. Jones most recently taught dance in Hawaii public schools through a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. She also served as the ballet mistress at Seabury Hall, a private school in Hawaii. A resident of Cape Elizabeth, Jones studied at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and the Brianski Ballet Center, and earned a bachelor’s degree in dance education at The University of Maryland.

Spinnaker Trust, a Portland-based trust company with over $1 billion in assets, has named James Delamater to its board of directors. Delamater brings to the role nearly 40 years of experience in financial services, including serving as president of Northeast Bank and Northeast Bancorp and his current role as a management consultant.

The Vein Healthcare Center, based in South Portland, recently hired Alison Scheib as a physician assistant. Scheib earned her physician assistant degree from the University of South Alabama, and practiced family medicine for 15 years in Camden. She lives in Cumberland.

D. Robinson Snow recently joined Bangor Savings Bank as vice president and senior fiduciary officer, working in the bank’s Wealth Management Group in Portland. Snow has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently at Concord Trust Co. in New Hampshire. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Williams College, and is a graduate of the New England School of Banking.

Adam Dow has joined the Topsham branch of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust as an assistant vice president in retail and residential lending. Dow has worked in banking since 2008, most recently as a business development officer at Norway Savings Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Colby-Sawyer College.


The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Co. and Museum recently received two grants, totaling $3,000, to support restoration of its historic railroad cars. A $1,000 grant from the Dean S. Edmonds Foundation will be used to continue restoration of a locomotive built in 1913 for the Bridgton and Saco River Railroad. A grant of $2,000 from the National Railway Historical Society will support work on a 1913 Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes caboose. The museum, based in Portland, works to educate the public and preserve historic equipment related to Maine’s 2-foot-gauge railways, which operated in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.


The Sierra Club’s Maine chapter recently named David Littell, of Portland, recipient of its annual Award for Public Service for the Environment. Littell has worked for 20 years in energy and environmental regulation; his experience includes serving as commissioner of the Maine Public Utilities Commission and as a founding officer of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. He is now a partner with the Regulatory Assistance Project, which works to integrate energy and environmental policy across the country. In addition, The Sierra Club recognized Daniel and David Kleban, of Maine Beer Co. in Freeport, with the chapter’s Award for Business Leaders for the Environment. The Klebans were honored for their efforts to bring solar energy to local businesses and residents, and for their own use of solar trackers that now provide 50 percent of Maine Beer’s electricity. The Sierra Club will present the awards at its annual gala in Hallowell on Sept. 18.

Casco Bay CAN (Create Awareness Now) Coalition recently received two awards: the 2015 Achievement Award in Public Safety from the National Association of Counties, and the Regional ReCOGnition Award from the Greater Portland Council of Governments. Casco Bay CAN is a regional initiative, consisting of volunteers and law enforcement officials, working to prevent youth substance abuse in Cumberland, Falmouth, Freeport, Gray, New Gloucester, North Yarmouth, Pownal and Yarmouth.