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The Augusta Colonial Theater has welcomed Karen Boston, a lawyer with Lipman, Katz, and Boston in Augusta, to the board of directors.

Boston, a graduate of Cony High School, Colby College, and the University of Maine Law School, has been practicing as an attorney in Augusta for 25 years, specializing in personal injury and family law. She serves on the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce board of directors as well.

Karen Boston’s husband is Jeff Boston, principal at Readfield Elementary School.

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HealthReach hires new director of communications and outreach

WATERVILLE – HealthReach Community Health Centers has hired Edward Molleo as director of Communications and Outreach.

A lifelong resident of Maine, Molleo previously served as public health Volunteer Manager with the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention under contract with the AdCare Educational Institute of Maine. He spent his last two years with Maine CDC in emergency response.

Bangor Savings Bank launches checking for people with disabilities

Bangor Savings Bank has introduced its Maine ABLE Benefit CheckingSM, which it says is the first of its kind in the nation. The account was created for people with disabilities to allow greater accessibility to financial products and services while protecting eligibility for federal and State of Maine means-tested benefits.

ABLE Accounts, according to the bank, provide new avenues for financial health, planning, and empowerment for those with disabilities and their families.

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Smith joins Golden Pond Wealth Management

WATERVILLE — Jennifer Smith has joined the Golden Pond Wealth Management staff as a relationship manager.

She brings with her various finance and government experience including public policy, communications, business development and compliance.

Albion health center hires Melissa Martin and Dr. Ann Schwink

ALBION – Lovejoy Health Center welcomes two new hires to its team this fall — Melissa Martin and Dr. Ann Schwink.

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Martin will serve as Lovejoy’s newest connector. She earned her associate degree in business management from Eastern Maine Technical College, and her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Husson College. She has experience in patient engagement, community outreach, and connecting patients with energy, housing, health, and other social services. Connectors help patients to apply for affordable health insurance through the Marketplace; assist with applications to both MaineCare and HealthReach’s own Affordable Care “sliding fee” program; and connect patients to community services and resources.

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Schwink, a longtime HealthReach provider at its Strong Area Health Center, has transitioned from providing primary care to focus on Medication-Assisted Treatment services. She will support patients affected by opiate use disorder. Schwink holds her doctoral degree in osteopathic medicine from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford.

Hight’s Tin Can Sailor raises more than $5,000 for local charities

SKOWHEGAN— With the sale of a unique beer, the Hight Family of Dealerships has recently raised more than $5,000 for charities various — including the Skowhegan Free Public Library, the Skowhegan Food Cupboard, the local Rotary club, and Educare, an early-childhood education facility.

The company celebrated its 110-year anniversary by producing the beer — “Hight’s Tin Can Sailor” — in collaboration with Bigelow Brewing, pledging to donate $1 for each can sold. The brew was named in honor of the late war veteran S. Kirby Hight.

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