People and Business: May 6

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Freeport Fire Rescue
hold awards ceremony

FREEPORT — The Freeport Fire Rescue Department recently held its annual recognition banquet at the Harraseeket Inn.

After reviewing the highlights from the previous service year, awards were presented to service members.

Lt. Karen Sylvain, president of the Rescue Company, presented years of service pins to Linda Morin, Michelle Roan, 5 years; Karen Gendron, Steve Roy, Bill Griffen, Penny Daniels, 10 years; Doris Morin, 15 years; Mari Melinda Smith, 20 years.

Brent Moon, president of the Fire Company, presented years of service pins to Paul Conley, Dan Brown, Kevin Cassidy, Brian Gerry, 10 years; Wes Libby, Dick Jarrett, 20 years; Howard Dyer, Matt Holden, 25 years; Ricky Harrison, Jesse Dunning Jr., 30 years.

The 39th Annual Fireman of the Year Award was presented to both Mike Yates and Duncan Daly.

Department awards were presented to Eric Pfeffer, Mike Cuva, Anthony Pasquale, Dan Brown, EMS License Upgrades; Tom Fremont-Smith, Paula Bernier, Mike Crossman, FFI/II Certification; Tom Fremont-Smith, Fire Rookie of the Year; Amy O’Neil, Rescue Recruit of the Year; Steve Roy, Firefighter of the Year; Toni Seymour, EMS Member of the Year; Lt. Corey Sloat, Fire Rescue Officer of the Year; Capt. Rick Pierce, Annual Service Award; Tire Explosion, Outstanding Call of the Year; and Ron Seaman from Aqua Maine, Chiefs Award.

A special award, the Bruce G. “Ladder” Libby Leadership Award, was presented to Chief Darrel Fournier.

New director for Bowdoin
College Museum of Art

BRUNSWICK — Kevin Salatino was chosen as the new director of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.

Salatino has most recently served as head of the department of prints and drawings at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the past nine years.

At Bowdoin, Salatino will be responsible for the museum’s exhibitions and publications, and will manage its staff, programs and budget.

Salatino has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.

He succeeds Katy Kline as museum director, and will begin at Bowdoin in August, 2009.

New Ventures

Law firm Pierce Atwood LLP, headquartered in Portland, has opened its newest office in Providence, Rhode Island. 

Agatha & Louise, a Portland-based retail store for dog lovers, has launched a new home decorating and gift e-commerce website at A & L Home will feature high-end decorative items not limited to the dog motif. 

Chris Beth of Portland has taken over ownership of the Ohno Cafe located at 87 Brackett St. in Portland’s West End. 

Perry and Melinda Williams of Falmouth have launched the Maine Lakefront Club, a private residence club in the Sebago Lake region, which offers vacation home ownership for club members. 

Jeannette and Derek Lovitch of Pownal have opened their new store, Freeport Wild Bird Supply, at the Freeport Plaza, 541 U.S. Route 1 in Freeport. The store was previously operated as the Wild Bird Center of Yarmouth until a fire destroyed the building located at 500 U.S. Route 1 in Yarmouth. 

Gorham Bike and Ski has opened a new store in Portland located at 1440 Congress St. 

Port Harbor Marine based in South Portland is now offering a boat club ownership alternative program. Annual family or business memberships are available at all five facilities through the new program launched by Port Harbor president Rob Soucy. 

Goodwill Industries of Northern New England has become the first non-profit in Maine to offer Certified Brain Injury Specialist trainings to family members, caregivers and professionals to help improve the quality of care and rehabilitation process for individuals with brain injury. 

True North of Falmouth has joined Quality Counts, a nonprofit organization working to improve Maine healthcare systems and outcomes. 

Marr photo.jpgElizabeth Marr of Yarmouth, pictured above with her family, received a congratulatory legislative sentiment from Rep. Peggy Pendleton, D-Scarborough, on behalf of the Legislature, for her 100th birthday. (Courtesy Rita Furlow)