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New Hires, Promotions and Appointments

Stephen Bolton, of South Portland, has joined Habitat for Humanity/7 Rivers Maine as executive director. Bolton brings 16 years of Habitat experience to his new role, having served as executive director of the Greater Portland and York County affiliates. Previously, he owned a residential construction company in Maryland.

St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Residence, in Portland, recently named Peggy Farrington as administrator. Farrington had served as interim administrator of the facility since January. Previously, she held similar roles at Piper Shores, a Scarborough retirement community, and at facilities throughout the state. Farrington earned a master’s degree in health administration from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s in public health from the University of New England.

Andrew H. Watt, a Yarmouth resident, has joined TD Bank as senior vice president and senior change director, based in Falmouth. Watt has 20 years of experience in systems integration and business consulting. Prior to joining TD Bank, he served as president of Common Good Ventures, a specialized, Portland-based, management and operations consulting firm. He holds an M.B.A. in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago, and an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

The Iris Network, based in Portland, has hired Sherry Boothby as coordinator of its Low Vision Clinic. Boothby returns to Iris after helping to establish the clinic over 10 years ago. She holds a master’s degree in health policy and management from the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, and an undergraduate degree in occupational therapy from the University of New England.

Dighton Spooner, of Portland, has been named chairman of the Maine Community Foundation’s board of directors. Spooner is senior associate director of career planning at Bowdoin College. Prior to Bowdoin, he was project director for “Craft in America,” a multimedia project, and also has worked in television production and broadcasting. He holds a B.S. from Northeastern University.

Bath-Brunswick Veterinary Associates recently added a new associate veterinarian, Dr. Kevin Chretien. A Maine native, Chretien has practiced for the past three years as a small-animal veterinarian in Monmouth. He holds a veterinary degree from the University of Glasgow in Scotland, and earned undergraduate degrees in psychology and biology from the University of Maine.


Two account managers of Clark Insurance were recently honored by the Insurance Professionals of Greater Portland. Adele Nichols, of Portland, was named Insurance Professional of the Year. Nichols also is president-elect of the organization. A graduate of Eastern Maine Technical College, she began her insurance career in 2003. Amee Rice was named Rookie of the Year by the IPGP. Rice, a graduate of the University of Southern Maine, began her insurance career in 2009 and currently serves as the group’s secretary. Clark is an independent insurance agency based in Portland.


The town of Brunswick has been awarded a federal Community Development Block Grant of $350,000, which will be used to help Gelato Fiasco purchase new equipment, creating 15 local jobs. Brunswick was one of 13 municipalities throughout Maine that recently received CDBG funds, which are administered by the state. The grant to Gelato Fiasco will be matched by over $1 million from the Brunswick dessert-maker to buy the equipment.

New Beginnings

Edible Arrangements opened for business in downtown Brunswick with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 8. The store, which offers gifts and other products of fresh fruit, is at 2 Station Ave., formerly the site of Bowdoin Book Store. Edible Arrangements is owned and operated by Chris and Enya Carter, and is only the second such franchise of the national chain in Maine. The other store is in South Portland.

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