Attorney O’Dea joins McKee Billings

Attorney Melissa Reynolds O’Dea has joined the Augusta law firm McKee Billings

O’Dea’s practice focuses on business law, wills and probate matters, gaming law and administrative work before state agencies and licensing boards, according to a press release from McKee Billings.

She has nearly 20 years of experience in private practice and government, according to the release.

Early in her career she worked in the Maine attorney general’s office an assistant attorney general, where she handled multiple complex litigation matters and earned national recognition for her leading role in facilitating a national settlement with tobacco companies that continues to bring millions of dollars to Maine every year, according to McKee Billings. Before joining McKee Billings, she was a partner at two Augusta law firms.

The firm’s owner, Walt McKee, said, “I could not be more pleased to have Melissa here. She is a great addition to the firm. She is widely respected throughout the state and her experience is top notch.”

Clinician Citriglia joins Evergreen Behavioral Services in Farmington

Nicholas Citriglia has joined the clinical staff of Evergreen Behavioral Services in Farmington to provide mental health and substance abuse services for adolescents and adults, according to a press release from Evergreen. His professional interest is working with individuals with dual diagnoses of substance use and mental health conditions.

Before joining Evergreen, Citriglia was the site coordinator for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Service in Franklin County, and more recently as a dual-diagnosis outpatient counselor for Kennebec Behavioral Health in Skowhegan, according to the release.

Citriglia is a member of the Association for Addiction Professionals, the Co-occurring Collaboration Serving Maine, and is active in Franklin County collaborating with the Franklin County volunteer network, the Franklin County Substance Abuse Task Force, and the Franklin Advisory Panel.

Citriglia completed his master’s degree in mental health counseling at the University of Northern Colorado. He worked for several years in the Denver area as a clinical case manager working with at-risk young adults with dual diagnoses, who were also at a high risk for HIV and homelessness.

Citriglia is based on the second floor of the Mount Blue Health Center, located on the Franklin Memorial Hospital campus. Evergreen Behavioral Services also provides crisis services, community integration, and employee assistance programs.

Longfellow’s Greenhouses to hold summer farmers market

Longfellow’s Greenhouses in Manchester will hold farmers markets every Saturday through September.

This market will have more than 18 different vendors selling a variety of produce and locally made products, according to a news release from Longfellow’s. There will also be sandwiches, lobster rolls, pizza and live music.

The farmers market will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 26.2

CMP, Gulf of Maine Reasearch Insistute education effort wins Smart Grid award

Central Maine Power Co., along with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, is among this year’s recipients of 2015 Smart Grid Customer Education Awards, according to a news release from the utility.

SmartEnergy IP presented the awards earlier this month at the 2015 Smart Grid Customer Education Symposium in Chicago to utilities and partner organizations that have demonstrated leadership through their dedication to customer education in their Smart Grid deployments, according to the release.

CMP and GMRI designed the PowerHouse education initiative, which combines smart meter technology with math and science learning to help students and their families examine and manage their home electricity use, according to the release. Students investigate and use evidence-based reasoning about electricity consumption to develop energy management solutions. SmartEnergy IP™ honored CMP and GMRI for their creative approach to consumer education, which inspires students and their families to be advocates of energy education and management.

“CMP has a long tradition of supporting educational programs that focus on math, science, and technology, so working with GMRI is a natural fit,” said Sara Burns, president and CEO of Central Maine Power Company, in the release. “This partnership has created a program that helps customers to maximize the benefits of our smart meter technology, and we are proud to be a part of it.”

CMP, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, has more than 560,000 customers in Maine, according to the company.

Compiled from contributed releases


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