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FALMOUTH — The Falmouth Fire-EMS Department recently held its annual awards recognition dinner in recognition of service by its members over the past year.
Certificates were presented to 32 members of the department who completed Firefighter Levels I and II Certification during the past year at an in-house Fire Academy.
Awards were presented to the top responders of the year. Recipients include Captain Stan Bishop, Lt. Will Hawkes, Dylan Hallett, Brian Saucier for fire calls; Greg Murphy, Jack Davis, Lt. Paul Goldstein, Ron Dearth, and Lt. Linda Roberts for EMS calls; Lt. Paul Goldstein, Lt. Will Hawkes, Captain Stan Bishop, and Jack Davis for total calls.
All past members of the Pleasant Hill Firefighters Association received a plaque dedicated to their service to the Fire Association at the Allen Avenue Station from 1923 until its closure in 2009.
The following members received awards for obtaining a milestone in years of service to the department: five years of service, John Pelletier, Lee Ruby; 10 years of service, Helena Hollauer; 15 years of service, Josh Carmichael; 20 years of service, Greg Vatulas; 30 years of service, Mike Coffey; and 35 years of service, Jay Hallett.
Chief Howard Rice presented the annual award for Recruit of the Year to Dani Leclerc, Tom St. Pierre, and Zack Tooker. All three are participating in the first year of the Live-in Program at the Winn Road Station. The program offers free living quarters to full-time college students in exchange for service to the Fire-EMS department.
The Firefighter of the Year Award was presented to Firefighter Erik Knudsen for his dedication and commitment to the department over the past 37 years. The annual Officer of the Year Award was presented to Captain Stan Bishop, who started with Falmouth Fire-EMS in 1976. Bishop was recently promoted to Captain of Central Station and also recently graduated from the Falmouth Firefighter Levels I and II programs.
Ending out the evening was the Falmouth Fire-EMS Mustache contest. Over 30 members competed in the contest, with Lt. Paul Goldstein earning the most votes for best moustache. The event raised $620 for the Falmouth Food Pantry.
Portland-based nonprofit ecomaine, a municipally-owned recycling and waste-to-energy organization, has hired Arthur Birt of Cumberland as director of finance and administration and Christopher Hyfield of South Portland as an account representative responsible for business development.
Tammy Watt of Saco has joined TD Bank as the store manager of the Scarborough Shaw’s store TD Bank branch. Jordan Butterworth of Baldwin was hired as a commercial loan specialist manager at TD Bank in Portland. At the Auburn TD Bank branch, Matthew J. Gilbert of South Portland was promoted to vice president – commercial portfolio loan officer in commercial lending. Also, Patricia M. Hannigan of Portland joined TD Bank as store manager at the 10 Tibbetts Dr. location in Brunswick.
Certified public accounting and management consulting firm Berry, Dunn, McNeil & Parker has recently hired three professionals at its Portland office. David Kennedy of Falmouth has been named a manager in the firm’s health care/not for profit group. David Lawler of Buxton was hired as the firm’s systems administrator, and Meghan McInnis Doyon of Saco joined the firm as a consultant.
Sweetser has hired new medical staff at the Brunswick outpatient office. Adolescent and adult psychiatrist, Dr. Henry Skinner, is providing psychiatric evaluations and ongoing psychiatric medication management, with a focus on children and adolescents. Also added to the Brunswick team is Paula Urbach, an advanced practice psychiatric nurse, providing psychiatric evaluations and ongoing psychiatric medication management for adults.
The law firm of Eaton Peabody has hired corporate finance attorney Michael F. Hahn to join benefits attorney Edward F. Feibel in the firm’s Brunswick office.
U.S. Senator Susan Collins has added Alec Porteous to her staff as State Office Representative in her Portland office.
Norton Lamb & Company, a Yarmouth-based information technology company, has promoted Linda Gee to the position of vice president, finance and administration.
Brunswick-based Harbor Technologies has hired Judy Knaub as chief financial officer.
Tilson Technology Management, an information technology project management company in Portland, recently hired Carri Preble as manager of wireless programs and Michelle Pacheco as a consultant and member of the wireless and telecommunications group. Tilson has also hired Jeremy Downs as a construction manager, Elizabeth Mackie as a job cost accountant and has promoted Amy Hayes to serve as program manager of Maine Fiber Company’s Three Ring Binder Project.
Members of the Falmouth Fire-EMS Department, pictured here, recently held their annual awards and recognition ceremony. A new award for best moustache was presented to Lt. Paul Goldstein after an audience vote. The moustache contest raised over $600 for the Falmouth Food Pantry.
The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, recently hosted an open house to celebrate the relocation of their office from Falmouth to Scarborough. More than 100 healthcare professionals, social workers, non-profit colleagues, volunteers and community members gathered at the new location at 383 U.S. Route One, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074. Pictured here, from left, are Pat Crowley, Maine Chapter volunteer; Linda Hopkins, VNA Hospice; Bay Square at Yarmouth’s director of community relations Mary Willson, and Minie Poleshuk, Harbor Program Director; Lee Pennington, LCSW, Alzheimer’s program director, Brentwood Rehabilitation and Nursing Center; and Sarah Stepp, Maine Chapter director of development.