Category Archives: Business

Lachance is new New Dimensions FCU Skowhegan loan officer

SKOWHEGAN — New Dimensions Federal Credit Union recently announced it has expanded its mortgage/commercial loan department at the Skowhegan branch location, welcoming mortgage and commercial loan officer Stephanie Lachance into the fold.
Lachance began working in the Somerset branch in May 2018.

Community turns out for Franklin Hospital Business After Hours

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital welcomed more than 60 Franklin County Chamber of Commerce members to its business-after-hours health fair on June 21.

Nurse practitioner Hilton joins Franklin Health Primary Care

FARMINGTON — Nurse practitioner Kristy Hilton, APRN, FNP-C, has joined the Franklin Memorial Hospital medical staff as a provider at Franklin Health Primary Care.

What you should know about lung cancer in Maine

Courtesy of MaineGeneral Prevention & Health Living

First the bad news, to be followed by some good news.
Maine has a perfect storm of risk factors for lung cancer:
* Our statewide smoking rate is the highest in New England. * One in three Maine homes has high levels of radon — the second leading cause of lung cancer. * With so many Maine homes relying on well water, rates of arsenic and radon in drinking water are of concern.

Central, western Maine students awarded Franklin Savings scholarships

FARMINGTON — Franklin Savings Bank’s Community Development Foundation has awarded $36,000 college scholarships to 12 students from Androscoggin, Franklin, Somerset and Oxford counties.
The scholarships are $3,000 each. The bank awards the scholarships each year to students from 11 local schools.
The 2018 Franklin Scholars are:

Poland Spring awards Good Science Scholarships

POLAND SPRING — Poland Spring Water recently awarded 15 Good Science Scholarships of $1,000 each to seniors from four Poland-area high schools.
Each of the seniors is planning to pursue post-secondary education in life science, physical science, earth science, engineering or environmental science or policy.

FINANCIAL TIP: What goes in must come out

By Jac M. Arbour
Certified Financial Consultant

We’ve all heard that “what goes up, must come down,” but how about, “What goes in, must come out”?
If you or someone you know owns an IRA, 401(k), 403(b), Thrift Savings Plan or some other retirement vehicle, please consider the following.

Maine game wardens get loaners from Reggie’s in Leeds

Craig Caron, owner, Jay Emery and Trina Burgess of Reggie’s Kawasaki and Ski-Doo in Leeds met recently with wardens from the Maine Warden Service, who received two 2018 Kawasaki STX 1500 Watercraft Jet Skis as part of the customer relations loaner program. The program allows law enforcement to use the jet skis for search rescue, to enforce boating laws and everyday use. This is the fourth year Reggie’s participated. “It allows us to contribute and help out and support law enforcement and we feel lucky to be able to support such a great asset to our community.” (Submitted photo)

McGee is Lisbon Credit Union Rockstar Award winner

LISBON — Kara McGee is the Lisbon Credit Union’s Rockstar Award Winner for the quarter.
McGee received a trophy, $50, and a paid day off.

Auburn’s Helmkamp honored by Maine Dental Association

MANCHESTER — Dr. James Helmkamp, a dentist who lives and practices in Auburn, has been recognized by the Maine Dental Association with inclusion on its Honor Wall.
The Honor Wall recognizes “those who have given extraordinary service to the Maine Dental Association” and is displayed at the organization’s headquarters in Manchester.