”Last year one of our members was in a position, he was living in an apartment and didn’t have access to the land he had always had and he had always had a garden,” says Deanna Partridge, Development and Communication Director for the Hammond Street Senior Center.As Charlie Taylor, a memeber of the senior center, looked out onto the rooftop he had an idea.
Lori Nadeau of Carmel says after more than two years of short term jobs and unemployment, she took matters into her own hands and launched a new business.It’s called Desperate Spaces.She’ll help folks to de-clutter and organize their homes inside and out.She got the idea while helping her own dad to work through the clutter in his home.
Today was the VIP Grand opening of the new Sylvia Ross Home at Ross Manor.The assisted living facility offers 24 hour staffing for those who need it, but representatives say you can live there independently as well.They are part of the EMHS continuum, so folks living in the Sylvia Ross Home can also use the services provided next door at Ross Manor.
Twenty-two-year-old Daniel Fortune will spend the rest of his life in prison, for his role in a 2008 home invasion and machete attack in Pittston that left a father and his then 10-year-old daughter permanently injured.Fortune was sentenced to two concurrent life terms in a Kennebec County courtroom Thursday afternoon.
The man who’s served as Executive Director of the Phillips Strickland House Corporation is stepping down at the end of the month.On Thursday, folks at the senior citizen housing threw a party for Nelson Durgin.He’s headed up the organization for more than 15 years.When he first got the job, they offered assisted living at Phillips Strickland House.
Folks from the medical community came together in Brewer today at the EMHS Professional Center for a mobile response systems demonstration.Mobile Response Systems are large inflatable shelters that would be used in the event that hospitals were unable to handle a crisis.The systems are said to be durable and easy to assemble.