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Kathryn Skelton is a business reporter at the Sun Journal covering local industries large and small. She writes features and deep-dive analysis, keeps up with local happenings, closings and rumors in a regular business Buzz column, and at least once a month, writes about Bigfoot, ghosts or something equally intriguing in the "Weird, Wicked Weird" series. She's a proud Maine native, grew up in the Gardiner area and also proudly graduated from the University of Maine's journalism program. She's been a reporter at the paper for 20 years. When not working, she enjoys traveling, reading, corgi-walking and adventuring with her husband and two boys.

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  • Published
    November 13, 2019

    New $4.2M apartment complex overlooking Androscoggin proposed in Auburn

    • New name for Balsam Way
    • New holiday sales stats for Lewiston
    • New business start-up stats for Maine

  • Published
    November 12, 2019

    Brann & Isaacson opens new Portland office

    PORTLAND — Lewiston-based law firm Brann & Isaacson has opened an office at 136 Commercial St. in Portland. The larger space reflects the growth of Brann & Isaacson’s Maine and national practice. The renovated location features individual offices and conference rooms with extensive views of Portland’s waterfront. Brann & Isaacson is headquartered at 184 Main St. in […]

  • Published
    November 12, 2019

    Geiger names third quarter Geiger Star winners

    LEWISTON — Jason Linneken and Sam Stewart of Geiger’s Lewiston corporate office were recently presented quarterly Geiger Star awards. These awards are given to associates, who have been nominated by fellow associates, in recognition of their efforts to work the values of The Geiger Way. Linneken is a systems analyst in the accounts receivable department. […]

  • Published
    November 12, 2019

    Northeast Bank promotes Lloyd Sweetser

    BETHEL — Northeast Bank has promoted Lloyd Sweetser to banking center manager of its Bethel location. Sweetser previously held the position of assistant banking center manager and senior relationship banker at that location. He will be responsible for day-to-day operations, including oversight of all operational procedures, branch sales goals and team-building efforts. Sweetser attended New […]

  • Published
    November 12, 2019

    OTELCO hires Katelynd Sperry

    NEW GLOUCESTER — Katelynd Sperry has joined OTELCO as a project manager in its New Gloucester office. Sperry comes to OTELCO from Bath Iron Works. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Maine Maritime Academy and an Master of Business Administration from Husson University. Sperry lives in Brunswick.  

  • Published
    November 12, 2019

    Leather goods business owner is 23 and on business No. 2

    Chris Lobley is hoping to grow C. Richard’s Leather at his new headquarters in Lewiston’s Hill Mill.

  • Published
    November 12, 2019

    Franklin Community Health Network names Trampas D. Hutches as new president

    FARMINGTON — Franklin Community Health Network has named Trampas D. Hutches as its next president. Hutches succeeds Timothy A. Churchill, who is retiring at the end of the year. Hutches is president and CEO of Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke, Colorado. He began his career in Colorado 20 years ago as a cardiac catheterization technologist, later […]

  • Published
    November 11, 2019

    Canadian firm OpenText to buy data-protection firm Carbonite for $1.42 billion

    The implications of the sale for Carbonite’s Lewiston call center are not known.

  • Published
    November 10, 2019

    People You Know: Klara Tammany moving on after making her mark

    She’s leaving as executive director of the Center for Wisdom’s Women and moving into Sophia’s House, the women’s housing project she helped raise $1.6 million for to bring to life.

  • Published
    November 10, 2019

    Face Time: Meet Jenn Lever, Baxter Brewing’s new president

    The Auburn native started consulting for Baxter Brewing Co. in March 2017. In September 2019, she became its president.

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