January 21, 2016

Nauti by Nature?

December 15, 2015

Fair Use Gets A Boost

December 03, 2015

Copyright Termination Rights

November 12, 2015

Architectural Copyrights

October 28, 2015

Color as a Trademark

April 16, 2015

Stairway to Infringement

February 17, 2015

Trademark Fee Reductions

December 22, 2014

Big Gig Packed in Old Town

February 13, 2014

Business advisory on The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

Portland, ME Fred Frawley provides a business advisory on The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) to those businesses who have a telemarketing component.  Please see this advisory at the following link: TCPA.  It explains the new laws in telemarketing solicitations and provides in detail what telemarketers can and cannot do.  For more information, please contact Fred Frawley at 207-274-5724 or ffrawley@eatonpeabody.com
February 12, 2014

15th Annual Heart Ball Set for February 22 at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor

[Bangor, ME] -- The American Heart Association (AHA) in Maine will hold its 15th annual Northeastern Maine Heart Ball on Saturday, February 22nd at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor.  The Heart Ball is the AHA’s major fundraising event in the Bangor area with a goal to raise $125,000 to support the AHA’s research, education and advocacy necessary to combat cardiovascular disease - Maine’s leading cause of death.  Since its inception, the event has raised over $1 million.
January 29, 2014

Jeff Spaulding presented on the creation of the Bangor Angel Fund

Bangor, Maine –  Eaton Peabody attorney Jeff Spaulding presented on the creation of the Bangor Angel Fund at the January 28th Economic Development Council of Maine’s 2014  Annual Seminar held at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. 
January 29, 2014

Fred Frawley to discuss the practical and legal dimensions of data privacy and regulation in the United States

Ellsworth, Maine -  On Friday, January 31, 2014, Fred Frawley, CIPM, Senior Counsel at Eaton Peabody will discuss and explore the practical and legal dimensions of data privacy and regulation in the United States with an eye for what you need to know in his presentation to the Ellsworth Chamber of Commerce members on Information Privacy: The World We Live In. Businesses and individuals are awash in stories about personal privacy, data collection, breach of personally identifiable information (PII) and Big Data. What does it all mean, and what implications does it have for you?
January 28, 2014

Eaton Peabody Announces New Shareholder

BRUNSWICK, MAINE - The law firm of Eaton Peabody is very pleased to announce that attorney Ryan Dumais, resident in the firm's Brunswick, Maine office, was made a  shareholder of Eaton Peabody at the firm's Annual Shareholders Meeting held in January.
January 23, 2014

Dale Abernethy set to retire as Castine town manager

After 10 years as town manager, Dale Abernethy is retiring.

“I hate to see Dale go,” said Selectman Peter Vogell who has served on the board for Abernethy’s full tenure.

The effective date will be “on or about July 1,” said Chairman David Unger on January 21.

Selectmen unanimously voted to hire the law firm of Eaton Peabody as personnel consultants for “counsel in the process [of] finding someone as good as Dale,” Unger said, at a cost of $5,000. Eaton Peabody was one of two firms who submitted proposals with comparable estimated costs.

January 22, 2014

Metcalf and Patient Win for Maine Dealership

As a result of a unanimous decision issued by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court this week, Judy Metcalf and Noreen Patient, on behalf of long-time Eaton Peabody client and Ford automobile dealer, Darling’s, have once again successfully thwarted Ford Motor Company’s efforts to evade the provisions of the Maine Automobile Dealer Act, 10 M.R.S.A. § 1171 et seq. (the "Maine Dealer Act").
December 20, 2013

EMDC Honors Champions for 2013

Andy Hamilton accepted the EMDC Champion Award on behalf of Eaton Peabody in recognition for the firm’s contributions in economic development and environmental issue for Mobilize Eastern Maine.    Andy Hamilton is past Co-Chair and continues on the leadership team of Mobilize Eastern Maine that advances a coordinated effort to economic development in the Bangor region.  In his current role as Board Chair of the Bangor Regional Chamber of Commerce he continues to support business advocacy as a business partner in the Mobilize Eastern Maine effort.   Jeff Spaulding, with Eaton Peabody, serves on the leadership team of Mobilize Eastern Maine and has advanced efforts with Target Technology (incoming chair) and with the angel venture capital effort in the Bangor Region.  Jon Pottle, with Eaton Peabody, serves on EMDC’s Brownfields Committee that advances support for the investigation and remediation of contaminated Brownfields sites.  Fred Frawley, at Eaton Peabody, has provided intellectual property services to EMDC.

December 17, 2013

Postal Postscript

In an interesting situation following the Korean War Memorial sculpture lawsuit discussed in an earlier article, the U.S. Postal Service has again been sued by an artist whose work appears on a stamp issue without the artist’s permission.
November 06, 2013

Eaton Peabody Attorneys 'Top Rated' by Super Lawyers 2013

MAINE – Ten attorneys from Eaton Peabody, a Maine law firm serving New England and Atlantic Canada, were ‘top rated’...

November 01, 2013

Eaton Peabody scores top tier rankings in Bangor and Portland, Maine

Bangor and Portland, ME — U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2014 “Best Law Firms” rankings, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings.
October 17, 2013

Eaton Peabody Welcomes Top Maine Litigator Seth W. Brewster to the Firm

PORTLAND, MAINE –October 2013 Eaton Peabody is pleased to welcome attorney Seth Brewster to the firm. Mr. Brewster will be resident in the firm’s Portland office and joins the firm's highly respected Litigation Practice Group.

September 04, 2013

Eaton Peabody Welcomes Intellectual Property Attorney Alfred C. Frawley, III to the Firm's Portland Office

PORTLAND, MAINE - September 3, 2013 Eaton Peabody is pleased to welcome attorney Alfred C. Frawley as Senior Counsel to the firm. Mr. Frawley will be resident in the firm's Portland office at One Portland Square.
August 27, 2013

Eaton Peabody Attorneys Named 2014 Best Lawyers in America

MAINE - August 27, 2013 The Maine law firm of Eaton Peabody is very pleased to announce that 11 of the firm's attorneys in 18 practice categories were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014.

August 13, 2013

Eaton Peabody advocating for the transportation needs of seniors

Rick McCarthy, Managing Director of Eaton Peabody Consulting Group and lobbyist for the Maine Transit Association, discusses the necessity of reliable transportation for seniors in rural Maine.
August 07, 2013

Bank gives park effort a boost

ELLSWORTH — Bangor Savings Bank Foundation recently gave the Knowlton Community Park Campaign a boost in the form of a $25,000 grant.
July 30, 2013

Maine-Based Law Firm’s Expertise Guides Canadian Businesses Entering the US Market

For Eaton Peabody, building a cross-border international business practice was both a strategic decision and a logical result of geography, according to Daniel McKay, Shareholder and Chair of the Cross Border Transactions Practice Group.
July 17, 2013

Tax, planning meeting set for Monday in Farmington

FARMINGTON — An informational meeting on Tax Increment Financing and a presentation of the proposed Downtown TIF Plan and map will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, July 22, in the gym at the Community Center.
July 16, 2013

Kingfield hears review of TIF uses

KINGFIELD — Selectmen learned more Monday night about the uses of tax revenue generated by Poland Spring Water Co.'s bottling plant.
June 27, 2013

Eaton Peabody celebrates opening of Portland office

PORTLAND, Maine — Eaton Peabody, a law firm with roots in Bangor stretching back 96 years, celebrated the opening of its Portland office Tuesday evening.
June 14, 2013

Eaton Peabody Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2013

BANGOR, MAINE - June 14, 2013   Eaton Peabody is pleased to announce that eight of the law firm's attorneys and five of its practice areas have been included in the 2013 edition of Chambers USA for the State of Maine.

June 04, 2013

Former worker who accused Jackson Lab of mistreating mice loses whistleblower lawsuit

ELLSWORTH, Maine — After deliberating for less than an hour Monday afternoon, a civil jury of seven men and two women sided with The Jackson Laboratory in a whistleblower lawsuit filed against the lab by a former employee.
May 20, 2013

Spaulding invited as panelist for Top Gun Showcase

Over 300 expected to attend on May 22nd at the University of Southern Maine to hear innovative startups from across the state pitch their companies before a panel of Maine’s most distinguished business experts. Corporate attorney and Chair of Eaton Peabody’s Innovative Enterprise Program, Jeff Spaulding will be one of these eighteen panelists.

May 13, 2013

Pratt to be Featured on Law on the Line

PORTLAND, MAINE  May 13, 2013   Business Attorney Neal Pratt will be featured on tonight's episode of Law on the Line on Portland's Community Television Network.
May 09, 2013

Fusion:Bangor and Eaton Peabody partner for “Pink Tulip Project”

BANGOR, Maine — A garden of pink tulips will raise awareness for cancer and add some color to downtown Bangor thanks to the efforts of Fusion:Bangor and the law firm of Eaton Peabody.
May 03, 2013

Consultants speak on Eliot sewer project

ELIOT, Maine — The third of three public informational meetings on the proposed Route 236 sewer expansion project drew about 20 residents Thursday night. The Board of Selectmen hosted the nearly two-hour session at Eliot Elementary School.
April 10, 2013

Maine mayors say state must step up as economic development partner

AUGUSTA — A coalition of Maine mayors on Monday proposed that the state government borrow $85 million to invest in education, job creation and road, rail and clean water infrastructure.
March 25, 2013

Citizen board reverses DEP rejection of wind power project

AUGUSTA, Maine — A 14-turbine wind project proposed for Passadumkeag Mountain won new life Thursday when the Board of Environmental Protection overturned a state decision to reject the project.
March 19, 2013

Pratt Discusses Cumberland County Civic Center's Ongoing Facelift

PORTLAND — From his law office on the seventh floor of One Portland Square, Neal Pratt will have a bird's-eye view of the coming phase of renovation on the Cumberland County Civic Center, which could begin as soon as next month.
March 07, 2013

Hamilton to 'Dance Like the Stars' for Komen

BANGOR — Andrew Hamilton, an attorney for Eaton Peabody, will soon be the father-of-the-bride. In an effort to brush up on his dancing skills and prepare for the father-daughter dance at the reception, he happily agreed to perform at the Maine Affiliate of Susan G. Komen’s Dancing Like the Stars at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Gracie Theatre on the campus at Husson University.
February 28, 2013

Veazie to join energy efficiency program, honor town's oldest resident

VEAZIE, Maine — Town councilors voted unanimously Monday night to join 105 other Maine communities in a program that aims to make home weatherization a more viable option for homeowners.
January 31, 2013

Eaton Peabody Announces Four New Shareholders

BANGOR, MAINE - January 31, 2013 The law firm of Eaton Peabody is very pleased to announce that attorneys Jeff Spaulding, Mike Hahn, Sarah Newell and Sarah Reinhart were made shareholders of Eaton Peabody at the firm's Annual Shareholders Meeting held in January.
January 27, 2013

Eaton Peabody Hires Well-Known Business Lawyer Bruce B. Hochman

PORTLAND, MAINE - January 25, 2013 Eaton Peabody announced today the addition of Bruce B. Hochman to the firm as a part of its Portland business expansion.
January 09, 2013

SEMINAR: Health Care Reform Briefing, January 8, 2013

BANGOR, MAINE   Understanding The Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and health care reform is of vital importance to businesses. The changes required for 2013 and 2014 will pose challenges for many organizations.
January 09, 2013

In Ellsworth, Bangor business owners try to wrap their heads around Obamacare

ELLSWORTH, Maine — It’s time for business leaders to accept Obamacare and prepare for how their companies will face the slew of ensuing changes to the health care industry.
December 14, 2012

Attorney Gretchen Jones admitted to the District of Columbia Bar

MAINE - Dec. 14, 2012 Attorney Gretchen Jones was admitted to the District of Columbia Bar on Monday, December 10, 2012.
December 10, 2012

Hamilton Named 2013 Arthur A. Comstock Award Recipient by the Bangor Region Chamber

BANGOR, ME – The Arthur A. Comstock Award is presented to those who have contributed to the wellbeing of the Bangor region over many years, Eaton Peabody Environmental and Municipal Attorney Andy Hamilton has been named the 2013 Arthur A. Comstock Professional Service Award recipient by the Bangor Region Chamber.
December 07, 2012

Consultant: Use tax incentive district to expand Eliot sewers

ELIOT, Maine - Speaking before the Board of Selectmen on Thursday night, planning consultants supported the town's tax incentive district as a tool for promoting business development in town.
December 05, 2012

Eaton Peabody expands to Portland, snags well-known attorney

PORTLAND, Maine — Eaton Peabody is expanding into the Portland market and already has made one high-profile hire to fill the new office.
November 14, 2012

TIFs Can Be 'Win-Win' For Towns, Businesses

In Maine, over 125 municipalities, plantations and counties have used Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to finance public projects since the adoption of the TIF law in 1977.
November 01, 2012

Eaton Peabody Scores Top Tier Rankings in Bangor and Portland, Maine - U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers Release 2013 "Best Law Firms" Rankings

Bangor and Portland, ME — November 1, 2012 — U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers have released the 2013 “Best Law Firms” rankings, providing a comprehensive view of the U.S. legal profession that is unprecedented both in the range of firms represented and in the range of qualitative and quantitative data used to develop the rankings.
October 03, 2012

Blackstone selects 5 Maine companies to pioneer innovation hubs

PORTLAND, Maine — Five promising Maine companies have been selected by Blackstone Accelerates Growth to receive specialized business mentoring services, and to serve as the core of two new regional “innovation hubs” in Portland and Bangor.
September 28, 2012

Eaton Peabody Welcomes Attorney Adria LaRose to the Firm

BANGOR, MAINE - Sept 28, 2012 Eaton Peabody is pleased to welcome attorney Adria LaRose to the firm. Adria will join Eaton Peabody's Litigation Department where she will concentrate her practice on general litigation and dispute resolution with a particular focus on intellectual property and environmental litigation.
September 12, 2012

Andy Hamilton Named Best Lawyers' Bangor Land Use & Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year" for 2013

BANGOR, MAINE - Sept 12, 2012 Eaton Peabody is pleased to announce that Shareholder Andy Hamilton has been named the Best Lawyers' 2013 Bangor Land Use & Zoning Law "Lawyer of the Year".
September 11, 2012

Eaton Peabody Welcomes Attorney Melissa A. Pawloski to the Firm

BANGOR, MAINE - Sept 7, 2012 Eaton Peabody is pleased to welcome attorney Melissa A. Pawloski to the firm.

September 07, 2012

Gerrish named Greater Portland Transit District's Interim General Manager

PORTLAND, MAINE - Sept 5, 2012 With the recent retirement of the previous General Manager, the Greater Portland Transit District (METRO) Board of Directors has decided not to fill the position on a permanent basis at this time. The Board of Directors has engaged the services of Eaton Peabody Consulting Group, LLC of Augusta to support the organization with an Interim General Manager. Eaton Peabody brings a tremendous team to the table and will be staffing METRO with Don Gerrish as Interim General Manager.
September 05, 2012

Forty-Two Companies Make the Best Places to Work in Maine List!

Augusta, ME—August 2012---The Maine State Council of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) has announced that 42 companies have been named in the seventh annual "Best Places to Work in Maine" program.
August 24, 2012

A 21st Century education for Maine leadership

MAINE - Eaton Peabody applauds the University of Maine’s strategy for creating future leaders for the State of Maine.
August 23, 2012

Eaton Peabody Attorneys Named 2013 Best Lawyers in America

MAINE - August 23, 2012 Eaton Peabody is very pleased to announce that 10 of the firm's attorneys in 16 practice categories were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
August 07, 2012

Well-known Bangor community leader Merrill 'Pappy' Bradford dies

BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor man who made his mark in professional, civic, public service and other circles died late Monday afternoon. He was in his mid-90s at the time of his death.
August 03, 2012

The swipe effect

BANGOR, MAINE - July 30, 2012   Berney Kubetz partner in Eaton Peabody’s litigation practice recently spearheaded the successful defense of a federal court class action lawsuit against a valued client.
July 24, 2012

Judy Metcalf is determined

BRUNSWICK, MAINE - July 23, 2012 The Maine Supreme Court sends land-use dispute back to Superior Court and Town of Harpswell Appeals Board.
July 19, 2012

New Hampshire company gets contract for new Wilton compactor

WILTON — Selectmen awarded a contract to buy a compactor for recycled items to Atlantic Recycling Equipment of Rollinsford, N.H., on Tuesday at a price of $17,295, Town Manager Rhonda Irish said Wednesday.
July 13, 2012

Farmington contracts for help creating downtown TIF district

FARMINGTON — Selectmen voted unanimously this week to contract with a professional consulting firm for assistance in creating a tax increment financing district for the downtown area.
June 21, 2012

City Poised for Further Growth

ELLSWORTH — The city’s membership in the “14 Percent Club” could help leverage future growth, according to John Melrose, managing director of Eaton Peabody Consulting.
June 17, 2012

Eaton Peabody Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2012

BANGOR, MAINE - June 17, 2012 Eaton Peabody is pleased to announce that six of the law firm’s attorneys and four of its practice areas have been included in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA for the State of Maine.
June 08, 2012

Freeport narrowing town manager search

FREEPORT, MAINE - The search for a new town manager in Freeport is heating up as town councilors prepare to pore over 38 applications and interview several semifinalists in the coming weeks.
May 15, 2012

Auburn names Deschene city manager

AUBURN — Clinton Deschene, town manager for Hermon, Maine, will move south to become Auburn's newest city manager.
May 14, 2012

TAGLaw Member Berney Kubetz of Eaton Peabody to Attend TAGLaw Conference in San Francisco

BANGOR, MAINE - May 7, 2012 Berney Kubetz, a partner at the Maine law firm of Eaton Peabody is attending an international conference hosted by TAGLaw®, a leading alliance of independent law firms from around the world.
May 09, 2012

City manager candidate says he's up to the challenge of Auburn

AUBURN — For city manager candidate Clinton Deschene, its all about attitude.
April 25, 2012

Hermon town manager among finalists for Auburn post

AUBURN, Maine — The town manager of Hermon and a former city administrator from Idaho are the final contenders for the top administrative job in the city.
April 24, 2012

August is target for hiring new town manager in Freeport

FREEPORT — If nothing else, Dale Olmstead Jr.'s successor as town manager should be at ease among residents and school and town officials.
April 19, 2012

Be their guest: Eaton Peabody Hospitality Services Group makes service priority one

MAINE - April 19, 2012 Sometimes even those who work in “Vacationland” need a hand. At Eaton Peabody, the firm’s Hospitality Services Group is ready to provide that support for those who serve others.
April 06, 2012

Auburn council interviewing manager candidates Monday and Tuesday

AUBURN — City councilors will kick off a new phase next week in their search for a city manager by interviewing candidates behind closed doors in Auburn Hall.
April 04, 2012

Nathaniel S. Putnam Shareholder at Eaton Peabody is named as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel (ACTEC)

BANGOR, MAINE – April 4, 2012 The Law firm of Eaton Peabody is very pleased to announce that Nat Putnam has been named as a Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.
March 28, 2012

Eaton Peabody Welcomes Wall Street Tax Attorney Dan S. Pittman to the Firm

BANGOR, MAINE - March 22, 2012 Eaton Peabody continues to add depth of experience to its full service law firm by welcoming Dan Pittman. Mr. Pittman will leave Wall Street to join Eaton Peabody's Business Law Practice Group as a tax attorney.
March 27, 2012

Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) Elects Rickmond McCarthy to Board of Directors

MAINE - March 27, 2012   Rickmond McCarthy of Winslow has been elected to the board of directors of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA), a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers.

March 19, 2012

City Changes at the top at Good Shepherd Food-Bank

LEWISTON — Attorney David C. Pierson will take over as chairman of the Good Shepherd Food-Bank's board of directors.
March 19, 2012

When clients face a challenge, we go into action...

FREEPORT, MAINE - March 19, 2012 Shareholder Noreen Patient consistently demonstrates her commitment to success on behalf of her clients in Maine’s courts. Her most recent case representing the Town of Freeport is a good example:
March 16, 2012

Former Statler site seen as hope of future

AUGUSTA -- A large pavilion housing an open urban market and restaurant or brew pub, could be the centerpiece of a site that was for more than a century the home of a mill.
March 15, 2012

Firefighters contracts to be ratified

AUGUSTA -- New contracts with firefighters are up for ratification by city councilors tonight.
March 09, 2012

Auburn pushes back deadline for city manager applicants

AUBURN — Job seekers will get an additional week to apply for the city's top job.
March 01, 2012

Bangor leaders to explore possibility of electing mayor

BANGOR, Maine — Almost four months after Portland elected its first mayor in 88 years, a group of Bangor residents is informally exploring the idea.
February 25, 2012

Standing up for the Maine way of doing business

HARRINGTON, MAINE - Feb. 24, 2012 Every once in awhile a case comes along that defines who we are as a firm. It affirms our values and reignites our passion for justice. It tests our legal mettle. And it reminds us that teamwork is essential to our success.
February 24, 2012

Rockland makes offer to manager candidate

ROCKLAND, Maine — The Rockland City Council has made an offer of employment to a candidate for city manager but has yet to identify the individual.
February 22, 2012

Eaton Peabody Continues to Grow Municipal and Economic Development Team in Welcoming Attorney Peter Garcia to the Firm

BANGOR, MAINE - Feb. 22, 2012 The Law firm of Eaton Peabody continues to grow its municipal and economic development law practice by welcoming Peter Garcia and the depth of experience that he brings to the Firm.
February 16, 2012

City Auburn manager ad ready to start running

AUBURN — City officials put the finishing touches on a help-wanted ad Thursday night and will begin advertising for a new city manager Monday.
February 06, 2012

Hamilton to address local stormwater issues at MEREDA seminar

BANGOR, MAINE  The Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) is hosting an informational breakfast event focusing on Stormwater Tips to Maximize Credits and Minimize Risk on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 from 7:30 - 9:00 AM at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bangor.
February 03, 2012

Auburn manager suggests paring down goals

AUBURN — The City Council's list of goals might be too ambitious, staff said Thursday.
February 03, 2012

Two finalists left for Rockland city manager's post

ROCKLAND, Maine — The City Council has further narrowed its list of potential city managers to two.
January 25, 2012

Public meeting best chance to guide Auburn manager hiring, Gerrish says

AUBURN — If people have any ideas about what they want in the next city manager, now is the time to speak, interim Manager Don Gerrish said.
January 23, 2012

Rockland council set to review manager hopefuls

ROCKLAND — The Rockland City Council will begin its review of candidates for city manager on Wednesday evening.
January 13, 2012

Auburn city manager survey goes online

AUBURN — An online survey designed to find out what residents expect in a new city manager is on the city's website, www.auburnmaine.org.
January 13, 2012

Raegan LaRochelle joins Eaton Peabody Consulting as Business Development Specialist for the Maine Food Producers Alliance

AUGUSTA, MAINE - January 13, 2012 Assigned as Business Development Specialist for the Maine Food Producers Alliance (MFPA) Raegan F. LaRochelle will assist the MFPA in the implementation of the Alliance's goals.
January 10, 2012

City plans public hearing on new manager Jan. 26

AUBURN — Councilors will host a special meeting Jan. 26 to get residents' opinions on hiring a new city manager.
January 09, 2012

Ocean State Job Lots continues pursuit of abatement

The Ocean State Job Lots store in Belfast, pictured, is the subject of an ongoing quest by the company to get a tax break on the property. A $917,000 abatement filed last March is being appealed at the state level. In the meantime the company has submitted a new request.
January 06, 2012

Auburn councilors open door to sharing manager with Lewiston

AUBURN — City councilors could entertain the idea of sharing a top manager with Lewiston, they said Thursday.
January 05, 2012

Twenty-five seek Rockland manager job

Rockland — Twenty-five people have applied thus far to be Rockland's next city manager.
January 05, 2012

Hiring manager on Auburn agenda Thursday night

AUBURN — City councilors will start work on at least one of their goals Thursday night when they go over the process for hiring a new city manager.
January 03, 2012

Eaton Peabody Welcomes Attorney Gretchen L. Jones to the Firm

BANGOR, MAINE - Jan. 3, 2012 The law firm of Eaton Peabody is pleased to welcome attorney Gretchen Jones to the Firm.
December 22, 2011

Sangerville obtains insurance against lawsuits

SANGERVILLE, Maine — The selectmen unanimously voted to purchase a $1 million employment liability insurance policy on Dec. 13 from Howard Insurance in Dover-Foxcroft. The board decided to purchase the insurance, which protects the town against lawsuits pertaining to wrongful termination and sexual harassment cases, after declining to renew the protection last year.
December 22, 2011

Metcalf and Dumais Claim Victory in Ocean Front Boundary Dispute

In 2004, Clients purchased land in Owl’s Head with the understanding that their parcel extended to the shore of Hendrickson Beach.
December 15, 2011

Eaton Peabody Attorneys 'Top Rated' by Super Lawyers 2011

MAINE – December, 2011 Four attorneys from Eaton Peabody, a Maine law firm serving New England and Atlantic Canada, were ‘top rated’ by Super Lawyers New England Magazine in 13 areas of practice. The 2011 edition announces the inclusion of Berney Kubetz, Dan McKay, Matt Raynes and Matt Worthen based on the organization’s survey and peer review selection process.
December 02, 2011

Public gives wish list for next city manager

Rockland — Rockland should have a new city manager by early spring.
December 02, 2011

Gerrish settling in at Auburn Hall

AUBURN — Don't expect sweeping changes at Auburn Hall with Don Gerrish in charge.
November 22, 2011

Auburn takes first step toward banning fireworks; names interim manager

AUBURN — Councilors took a preliminary step toward banning fireworks in the city Monday night.
November 18, 2011

Search committee seeks suggestions for new city manager

ROCKLAND — The City Manager Search Committee is inviting Rockland citizens, businesses and organizations to a public meeting Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rockland City Council Chambers, 270 Pleasant St., to gather information regarding what the community believes are the major issues and challenges facing Rockland and to express what qualities, education, background and experience the new city manager should possess to meet these issues and challenges.
November 10, 2011

Eaton Peabody Welcomes Magoon to the Firm

BANGOR, MAINE - Nov. 10, 2010 Eaton Peabody Attorneys at Law are pleased to welcome litigation attorney Megan Magoon to the Firm.
November 10, 2011

20-Year Legal Marketing Veteran Joins Eaton Peabody as Director of Marketing and Client Services

BANGOR, MAINE - Nov. 10, 2011 Eaton Peabody announces the arrival of Angela Spall as the firm's Director of Marketing and Client Services. Ms. Spall, a 20-year legal marketing veteran, will be located in the firm's Bangor office and will work directly with management to develop and implement Eaton Peabody's marketing, business development and client services initiatives.
November 07, 2011

Charette meeting for ALL Presque Isle residents and stakeholders to present consultant plans for the future of the Downtown area

The City of Presque Isle is holding two Charette sessions on Thursday, November 17th at the Northeastland Hotel located at 436 Main Street, Presque Isle.
October 27, 2011

Council votes to hire consultant

ROCKLAND — The Rockland City Council unanimously agreed Wednesday night, Oct. 26 to hire a firm to help it search for a new city manager.
October 20, 2011

Seminar discusses development in Bangor region

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- As Bangor continues to lay the foundation for a new arena, some are already thinking about what future development could mean for the region.
October 20, 2011

Penobscot County leaders say cooperation will help development

BANGOR, Maine — About 40 Penobscot County business and civic leaders gathered to hear about a new vision for development in the Bangor region and the consensus seemed to be that it takes more than a village.
October 20, 2011

Land use attorney named DEP enforcement chief

AUGUSTA — Heather Parent, a land use attorney at Eaton Peabody, has been named policy director of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, commissioner Pattie Aho announced today.
October 19, 2011

Parent Named Policy Director for Maine Department of Environmental Protection

MAINE - October 19, 2011 Eaton Peabody is proud to announce that attorney Heather Parent has been selected to serve as Policy Director at Maine Department of Environmental Protection, effective October 11, 2011.
October 18, 2011

Hamilton to Moderate MEREDA Presentation

BANGOR, MAINE - October 18, 2011 Andy Hamilton, who has over 25 years of experience in economic development and municipal law, will moderate The Maine Real Estate & Development’s (MEREDA) seminar ‘The New Vision for Development in the Bangor Region’ on October 19th at the Bangor Hilton Garden Inn.
October 04, 2011

Old Town close to filling empty city manager seat, looks ahead to elections

OLD TOWN, Maine — The City Council has whittled down its field of city manager applicants to two.
September 29, 2011

Ashe takes over as Kittery's interim town manager

KITTERY, Maine — Jim Ashe said he sees himself as having a very specific job for the next few months: to keep the town running smoothly so the Town Council can make the best possible choice for a new town manager.
September 23, 2011

Eaton Peabody Supports Komen from North to South

PORTLAND/BANGOR, MAINE - Sept. 23, 2011  Eaton Peabody employees and their family members came out in mass to support the Maine Affiliate of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure by participating in both the Portland and Bangor Races for the Cure.
September 12, 2011

Town set to appoint interim town manager

KITTERY, Maine — The Town Council is expected tonight to appoint a former Topsham town manager as its interim town manager.
September 07, 2011

More Highlights at the 2011 MMA Convention

On this page two months ago, I wrote about Maine Municipal Association’s 2011 Convention, keynoter Scott Paine and some of the featured speakers we look forward to seeing and hearing. Today, I’m pleased to say the convention details are falling into place.
September 06, 2011

Eaton Peabody Attorneys Named Among The Best Lawyers in America® 2012

MAINE – Sept. 6, 2011  Nine attorneys from Eaton Peabody, a Maine-based law firm with more than 40 attorneys serving New England and Atlantic Canada, were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2012 (Copyright 2010 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.) in 14 areas of specialty.
August 29, 2011

John Melrose named new Executive Director of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Maine

John Melrose joined the American Council of Engineering Companies of Maine as executive director.
August 25, 2011

Maine GOP Party Head Calls for Resignation of Democratic Party Secretary

In the midst of a public hearing on congressional redistricting yesterday, the secretary of the Maine Democratic Party, in an off-hand remark, alleged that Republican Senate President Kevin Raye records constituents' telephone calls without their consent. Raye immediately denied the allegation and requested an apology, and GOP state Chairman Charlie Webster said the Democratic official should resign. Neither has happened yet, but state Democratic leaders want to make clear that the secretary was not speaking for the party.
August 09, 2011

Search begins for next Old Town city manager

OLD TOWN, Maine — The search for the city’s next manager is under way.
July 29, 2011

Keiser Homes lands $2M state housing contract

OXFORD — Keiser Homes recently won a contract for up to $2 million to build homes for the Maine State Housing Authority.
July 29, 2011

New Leadership for ACEC of Maine

Augusta, Maine — The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Maine is pleased to announce the election of a new president, Rip Patten of Credere Associates. Rip is replacing Scott Graham of the Sewall Company as president.
July 27, 2011

Kittery starts police chief search

KITTERY, Maine — More than 52 people from around the country have applied to become the town's next police chief.
July 26, 2011

Old Town to hire firm to find new manager

OLD TOWN, Maine — The City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to hire a Maine-based firm to search for the city’s next manager.
July 21, 2011

City Council OKs $70,000 For Economic Development

ELLSWORTH — The city of Ellsworth is betting on a new economic development endeavor.
July 20, 2011

Ellsworth chooses economic development consultants, confirms new fire chief

ELLSWORTH, Maine — City Council members voted Monday to contract with two economic development consulting firms to create a program aimed at attracting new businesses to the growing city.
July 15, 2011

Building a ship while crossing the ocean...

Midcoast Maine — Just under a month ago the long-awaited chamber of commerce consolidation vote took place, with members of the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville and Penobscot Bay Regional Chambers of Commerce casting ballots and opting by wide margins in both organizations to combine forces under the incorporating name, “Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce”.
June 24, 2011

Hancock County approves commercial wind agreements

ELLSWORTH, Maine —- Despite criticism of a wind power proposal in eastern Hancock County, including some from a county commissioner, the commission voted Thursday to establish financial development agreements with First Wind.
June 15, 2011

Attorney Jonathan Pottle, 2011 Graduate of the Bangor Leadership Institute

BANGOR, MAINE - The Bangor Region Leadership Institute has given its prestigious G. Clifton Eames Award to the leader of an organization that helps women enter the work force and lead more productive lives.
June 14, 2011

MCED announces Top Gun Maine Advisory Boards

PORTLAND, MAINE - The Maine Center for Enterprise Development (MCED) is pleased to announce the Bangor and Portland Advisory Boards for the Top Gun Maine Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program.
June 14, 2011

Judges Order Maine to Redraw Congressional Districts

MAINE - A panel of federal judges has ruled that Maine's Congressional districts are not equally apportioned as they stand. And as such, the judges say, the two districts are unconstitutional and must be redrawn before the 2012 election.
June 10, 2011

Poland hiring consultant for town manager search

POLAND, MAINE — Coming out of a 90-minute executive session to interview a consultant interested is assisting in the search for a new town manager, selectmen voted Thursday to hire the firm of Eaton-Peabody.
June 10, 2011

Chambers USA Ranks Eaton Peabody Among Maine's Top Business Law Firms

BANGOR, MAINE – June 10, 2011 The publication Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has again named Eaton Peabody as one of Maine’s leading business law firms in five areas of practice: Corporate/M&A, Commercial Litigation, Environment, Labor & Employment, Litigation and Real Estate. Seven Eaton Peabody attorneys were individually recognized as among Maine’s best business lawyers in their field. Ratings are based on extensive interviews with other lawyers and business clients.
June 08, 2011

Chamber members: consolidation vote approaches, June 22

MIDCOAST, MAINE - Exciting times: we have a vote coming up on June 22 at 6pm at the Strom Auditorium of the Camden Hills Regional High School on the question of consolidating with the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce to form a new regional chamber of commerce.
April 22, 2011

Center for Enterprise takes aim at top guns in Bangor area

BANGOR, MAINE — The Maine Center for Enterprise Development is looking for the next Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, or even William H. Dobelle.
April 08, 2011

Bowdoinham board OKs severance deal, starts manager search

BOWDOINHAM, MAINE — The Bowdoinham Board of Selectmen agreed Tuesday on a severance package for former town manager Kathy Durgin-Leighton and voted to hire a consultant to help search for a new town manager.

April 05, 2011

Darling's Victorious Against Ford Motor Company

MAINE - When Ford Motor Company violated Maine law, Darling’s, a long time Eaton Peabody client and Ford Blue Oval Certified dealer, turned to Eaton Peabody litigators Judy Metcalf and Noreen Patient for help.
April 01, 2011

TIF meeting rescheduled

DIXFIELD — A meeting between the Board of Selectmen and Mike Rogers of Maine Revenue Services, originally scheduled Tuesday night, will be rescheduled, Town Manager Eugene Skibitsky said Wednesday.
March 29, 2011

Selectmen to learn about tax increment financing from state official

DIXFIELD — Selectmen will learn about the tax implications of tax increment financing at a special meeting set for 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 29.
March 28, 2011

Revitalization plan workshop draws nearly 50 people

FRYEBURG — Nearly 50 people attended a public workshop on the Fryeburg Downtown Revitalization Plan earlier this month and participated in an exercise about what the village area could become, during the next 250 years.
March 25, 2011

MHT honors 22 Women to Watch at breakfast event

Massachusetts is a great place for women to grow their technology careers, but women remain underrepresented in the state’s tech industry — especially in the highest executive ranks of companies, Millennium Pharmaceuticals CEO Deborah Dunsire said during Mass High Tech’s 2011 Women to Watch breakfast.


March 24, 2011

Water plant boosts Kingfield's economy

KINGFIELD, Maine — Five years ago — in a political atmosphere where water extraction was viewed with suspicion — local residents voted down a proposed moratorium aimed at slowing down any major development.
March 23, 2011

Camden convenes special March 23 select board meeting for tannery deal

The Camden Select Board has scheduled a 7:30 a.m. meeting for Wednesday, March 23, to amend a sales agreement and consider referendum language for an upcoming town vote on the sale of former Apollo Tannery land. The meeting will take place in the Washington Street Conference Room.
March 17, 2011

Camden Select Board endorses Tannery deal with movie company

Camden — If permits and financing can be obtained by a film studio company, then the former Apollo Tannery on Washington Street will become a site for sound stages used in movie productions.
February 24, 2011

Castine selectmen advised to quicken infrastructure improvements

Castine selectmen David Unger and Gus Basile received advice on how to schedule and fund needed road and infrastructure improvements at a public hearing on Monday afternoon, February 7.
February 14, 2011

Eaton Peabody Welcomes Attorneys Hahn and Feibel to the Firm

BANGOR/BRUNSWICK - February 18, 2011 The law firm of Eaton Peabody (EP) is pleased to announce that corporate finance attorney Michael F. Hahn joins benefits attorney Edward F. Feibel as its most recent additions in the Brunswick office.
February 13, 2011

Hartland tannery jobs saved

In November 2010 Prime Tanning, the largest employer in Hartland Maine, filed for federal Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, potentially placing 170 jobs in the community at risk. The Town of Hartland had participated in a financially disastrous bankruptcy workout for the same mill just five years earlier, in 2005. This time, the Town hired Eaton Peabody to better protect the Town’s financial interests.
February 11, 2011

EP to address Statewide Municipal Officials at the MTCMA Interchange

MAINE, February 11, 2011 - Five Eaton Peabody (EP) representatives, comprised of attorneys and consultants, will address economic development topics at the Maine Town and City Management Association's (MTCMA) 32nd Annual Statewide Manager Interchange on March 4 at the Black Bear Inn in Orono.

February 10, 2011

Consultant details TIF benefits

DIXFIELD — Whether the town will pursue some form of development benefits under a tax increment financing agreement with wind turbine developers Patriot Renewables LLC wasn't decided Wednesday night, but selectmen have a better understanding of how such a program might work.
February 09, 2011

MEREDA elects new board members

PORTLAND — Mathew Eddy of Brunswick and David Soley of Freeport have been elected as board members of the Maine Real Estate & Development Association, a statewide organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers.
February 09, 2011

EP Honored by Pro Bono of the Year Award

MAINE, February 9, 2011 - Eaton Peabody (EP) is honored to be the recipient of the Maine Bar Foundation's 2011 Pro Bono Publico Award.
February 08, 2011

Selectmen to meet with TIF consultant

DIXFIELD — Selectmen have set a special meeting with a representative of Eaton Peabody Consulting Group LLC for 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, at the town office to continue gathering information on the tax implications of a possible wind turbine project.
February 08, 2011

Good Dialogue, Protocol Keys To Effective Service

In many communities across Maine, new selectmen and councilors will take office this month. Meanwhile, veteran managers are retiring while younger ones are just starting or still building their municipal careers.
February 04, 2011

Orono prepares to name new town manager

ORONO, Maine — Town councilors are prepared to sign a three-year contract with Sophie Wilson to be the next town manager.
February 03, 2011

Bangor Attorney to Lead Business Law Section of the Maine State Bar Association

MAINE, February 3, 2011 - The Maine State Bar Association Business Law Section has selected Bangor attorney David M. Austin to serve as section chair for 2011.
February 02, 2011

Economic Development Director Joins Consulting Group

BANGOR/AUGUSTA – Eaton Peabody Consulting Group (EPCG), a subsidiary of Eaton Peabody, announces the addition of Justin Holmes to its growing firm.
January 26, 2011

EP congratulates Susan McKay, President of Cerahelix Inc., for being named an MHT Women to Watch for 2011

Mass High Tech today introduced 22 women leaders of the New England technology and innovation community as honorees in the eighth annual MHT Women to Watch Awards program.
January 12, 2011

Dixfield to begin wind project information sessions

DIXFIELD — Selectmen say it's not too early to consider the impact of an added $500,000 in revenue that a proposed wind farm would bring, and have scheduled a special meeting on Feb. 9 to look further into the matter.
January 09, 2011

I-95 interchange proposed for Waterville

WATERVILLE — Residents Tuesday are invited to comment on and ask questions about a proposal to build a new Interstate 95 interchange off Trafton Road.
January 08, 2011

Prime Tanning auction in the works

HARTLAND — As the town’s landmark tannery continued through federal bankruptcy proceedings on Friday, Prime Tanning’s president said the company could be put on sale at auction next month.
January 07, 2011

TOURISM IN MAINE: Going beyond moose, lobster and lighthouses

PITTSFIELD -- Carolann Ouellette stood before the audience and talked about how prospective visitors to Maine need to see more than just the state's classic images and messages.
January 06, 2011

Eaton Peabody Consulting Group and Maine Tomorrow Join Forces

Eaton Peabody Consulting Group has announced that it has acquired Maine Tomorrow.
December 10, 2010

Three EP Attorneys named to Super Lawyers

BANGOR, MAINE – New England Magazine again names Dan McKay, Berney Kubetz and Matt Raynes to the list of Maine’s 2010 New England Super Lawyers making Eaton Peabody one of the most recognized amongst Bangor based law firms for the widest breadth of expertise.
December 10, 2010

2010 Honors: EP Ranked nationally by three publications

STATEWIDE – Eaton Peabody is proud to announce that the firm has again been recognized by three national publications as one of Maine’s leading law firms.
December 09, 2010

Board Seeks Civility Fix

TRENTON — If the board of selectmen here was a married couple, the neighbors would be complaining about the constant fighting, and the pair might be heading to divorce court.
December 07, 2010

Monson furniture plant sets auction

MONSON, Maine — A Portland woman who purchased the contents of Moosehead Furniture Co. at a public auction in August has placed much of the equipment back up for auction.
December 03, 2010

Former Moosehead furniture plant reopening hits environmental snag

MONSON, Maine — The planned reopening of the former Moosehead Manufacturing Co. plant in Monson has hit an environmental snag that could endanger efforts to resume making furniture there.
December 02, 2010

Maine economy: Groups talk growth in Bangor

BANGOR, Maine — In northern Maine, business leaders and economic development experts are focusing on growing jobs in the information technology and renewable energy sectors.
November 18, 2010

Hartland selectmen hire attorney

HARTLAND -- Lawyers representing Prime Tanning will be in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Bangor today for the first hearing on the company's petition to reorganize its debt and finances through bankruptcy protection.
November 10, 2010

Orono to lose town manager Nov. 26: Eaton Peabody Consulting heads up search for replacement

The Orono Town Council passed a measure accepting the resignation of current Town Manager Cathy Conlow at its Nov. 8 meeting.
November 05, 2010

Invention 2 Venture: Workshops in invention and entrepreneurship

ORONO - We've heard the saying that invention is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration - meaning it's hard work to get your idea off the ground. There's a long and winding road for inventors and entrepreneurs who are just starting out, but it's a road that's been traveled before by many a brilliant mind, and some of them are hoping to be friendly guides at the Invention to Venture symposium at the Black Bear Inn on Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

November 01, 2010

Eaton Peabody and Maine Tomorrow Join Forces

BANGOR, MAINE - The statewide law firm of Eaton Peabody (EP) is pleased to announce the addition of Hallowell-based consulting group Maine Tomorrow to its subsidiary, Eaton Peabody Consulting Group (EPCG).
October 28, 2010

Wind farm developer hosting open house

DIXFIELD — Residents will have a chance to learn about a proposed wind turbine project for the Colonel Holman Mountain ridgeline at an open house at 6 p.m. Thursday at Ludden Memorial Library.

October 28, 2010

Eaton Peabody Ranked First in Eight "Best Law Firm" Categories Nationwide

BANGOR ME - Eaton Peabody has been identified as one of the "Best Law Firms 2011" in eight categories, based on a review of lawyers and law firms by US News & World Report in conjunction with Best Lawyers. Additionally, 12 Eaton Peabody attorneys were ranked as outstanding leaders in their field based on peer reviews.

October 22, 2010

PopTech draws 700 to Camden

CAMDEN, Maine — About 700 entrepreneurs, scientists, writers and other innovators gathered here to learn about failure.
October 08, 2010

Eaton Peabody Consulting Announces Municipal Management Services Division

AUGUSTA, MAINE - Long recognized for its services related to master planning, tax increment financing and business development, Eaton Peabody Consulting Group (EPCG) introduces its municipal management assistance division. Municipal consultants Don Gerrish and Dick Metivier join the team.
October 06, 2010

Camden shapes economic action plan

CAMDEN — Camden has approximately eight business clusters powering its economic engine, the largest being retail.
October 05, 2010

Eaton Peabody Renews Sponsorship of Maine International Trade Center's Bangor Program Series

The Maine International Trade Center is pleased to announce that Bangor law firm Eaton Peabody is renewing its sponsorship of the Trade Center’s educational seminar series in the Greater Bangor Region.

September 23, 2010

Ferdinand to Address Land Use Regulation in Conjunction with the National Business Institute

PORTLAND, MAINE Bill Ferdinand, shareholder and director at Eaton Peabody will present a seminar focusing on land use law and compliance on behalf of the National Business Institute’s continuing education program on December 6th in Portland.
September 21, 2010

Eaton Peabody Sponsors Bangor Symphony Orchestra Pre-Concert Lecture Series

BANGOR – Eaton Peabody has announced it will sponsor a series of lectures before each of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s concerts during the 2010-11 season.
September 17, 2010

Waterfront land for free in Camden

CAMDEN, Maine — Free land, anyone? In an effort to attract business, to bring well-paying jobs for residents and to collect taxes, Camden is giving away 3.5 acres of riverside land to anyone who wants it — with a few caveats.
August 12, 2010

Eaton Peabody Welcomes Attorney Ed Feibel to the Firm

BRUNSWICK, MAINE The law firm of Eaton Peabody has announced the addition of Edward F. Feibel to its Employment Practice.
July 29, 2010

Eaton Peabody Foundation Announces Pledge to Campaign for Justice

STATEWIDE, MAINE July 26, 2010 The Eaton Peabody Foundation, a statewide charitable foundation of the law firm of Eaton Peabody, announces a $36,000 pledge to Campaign for Justice.
July 23, 2010

Camden hires consultant for development post

CAMDEN — Town Manager Roberta Smith announced July 13 that the town of Camden has contracted with Eaton Peabody Consulting for the services of Mathew Eddy through the fall.
July 08, 2010

Eaton Peabody to Sponsor Top Gun 2010

(Portland, Maine) The Maine Center for Enterprise Development (MCED) is pleased to announce that its newest Top Gun sponsor is Eaton Peabody.
June 28, 2010

Green awakening

Last year, Tamrah Brown did what scores of business people are doing these days. She started looking into sustainable business practices, with a goal of bringing some of those back to her employer: Eaton Peabody, the Bangor-based law firm that also has offices in Augusta, Brunswick and Ellsworth.
June 25, 2010

Chambers USA Ranks Eaton Peabody Among Maine’s Top Business Law Firms

BANGOR, MAINE – June 25, 2010 The publication Chambers USA: America’s leading Lawyers for Business has again named Eaton Peabody as one of Maine’s leading business law firms
June 19, 2010

Special town meeting on wind moratorium Monday

CARTHAGE — Residents will have a chance Monday to decide whether to approve a six-month moratorium on the development of industrial wind farms.
June 16, 2010

Special tax incentive financing meeting set for Thursday

CARTHAGE — A special meeting to hear about possible affects tax incentive financing might have on the town if a wind turbine project is built has been set for 7 p.m. Thursday, June 17, at the Community Building.
June 11, 2010

Eaton Peabody Becomes One of Few Law Firms to Provide Online BillPay

BANGOR, MAINE In response to client demand, Eaton Peabody is now offering the ability to pay invoices online.
June 11, 2010

Eaton Peabody: Bringing New Ideas to Old Practices

Law firms are not known for embracing change, but they are known for gathering evidence and making a compelling case. Eaton Peabody, one of Maine's oldest and best-known law firms, has taken the well-established mantra of "zealously representing clients" and applied it to sustainability.
May 27, 2010

Eaton Peabody Assists in Bangor Y Expansion

BANGOR, ME - Eaton Peabody recently played an integral role in effecting an innovative financing that will enable the Bangor Y to begin implementation of a long term plan to consolidate its facilities at its existing Second Street location.
May 27, 2010

Eaton Peabody Assists in Redevelopment of Moosehead Manufacturing Facility

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — Dover-Foxcroft selectmen gave their support Monday to a Missouri development group’s proposal to redevelop the former Moosehead Manufacturing plant into retail space, office space, light manufacturing and-or housing.
May 27, 2010

Mobilize Maine springing into action

BANGOR — The principal players behind Mobilize Maine, a collaborative community effort formed last year to harness the area’s unique assets to spur future economic development, have always said they want to be about action, not just words.
May 20, 2010

TIF management report approved

FARMINGTON — Franklin County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to accept a report that outlines management guidelines for the county’s share of a tax-increment financing deal.
April 20, 2010

Last gasps, fundraising and debates

AUGUSTA, MAINE - We're kicking off the governor's race column today with a photo that shows Senate President Elizabeth Mitchell and Sen. Peter Mills in a classic fighting stance.
April 17, 2010

GOP gubernatorial candidates to gather

BANGOR, MAINE — Business and economic development will be the focus next week when all seven Republican gubernatorial candidates gather to discuss their strategy should they become the state's chief executive.
April 16, 2010

Tax incentive financing touted for proposed Dixfield wind project

DIXFIELD — Town Manager Eugene Skibitsky believes a wind farm project together with a tax incentive financing program holds a potentially huge financial opportunity for the town.
April 10, 2010

Teamwork in the Town of Howland Results in a Masterpiece of Environmental Protection and Community Success

HOWLAND, MAINE - In Howland, there’s a 12-acre site at a unique location: the confluence of the Piscataquis and Penobscot Rivers. It was long an epicenter
April 01, 2010

Miller Drug Teams Up with Affiliated Healthcare

BANGOR, MAINE – Four years in the making, a successful joint venture emerges. Locally owned Miller Drug teams up with Affiliated Healthcare, an Eastern Maine Healthcare business, with the goal to provide the best in local pharmaceutical services to the Greater Bangor community.
March 26, 2010

Howland residents to hear tannery site ideas

HOWLAND, Maine — Call it a new start for the center of town.

John Holden, an economic development consultant for Eaton Peabody Consulting Group of Augusta, will share with selectmen on Monday a memo developed through several community planning sessions that forecasts possible uses of the land occupied by the former Howland Tannery.

March 22, 2010

City of Old Town recieves street light grant

Old Town is one of 87 Maine communities that has been selected to receive federal stimulus grants for energy efficient improvements.
March 22, 2010

Council inks contract with EMDC for funding

BANGOR, Maine — Bangor entered into a two-year contract with Eastern Maine Development Corp. on Monday to help the city secure additional funding to support the construction of a new arena.
March 15, 2010

EPCG Secures Efficiency Maine Energy Grant for Old Town

EPCG secured $85,000 in grant funding from Efficiency Maine -- Federal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program -- for the City of Old Town.
March 11, 2010

Howland starts tannery cleanup: Federal funds to aid rehabilitation of site

HOWLAND, Maine — A Winterport general contractor is clearing 3 acres at the former Howland Tannery
February 22, 2010

Eaton Peabody’s Innovative Enterprise Program: A year later

BANGOR - It’s been just over a year since Eaton Peabody created its Innovative Enterprise Program (IEP) in order to open its doors to some of Maine’s most talented minds and creative startups.
February 17, 2010

TIF info session set

DIXFIELD — Townspeople can learn the impact of a tax-incentive financing program for a proposed wind farm when a consultant presents information at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at Ludden Memorial Library.
February 16, 2010

Camden voters to decide on tax increment financing

CAMDEN — Camden residents will be asked to vote on two proposed tax increment financing districts at a special town meeting to be held immediately after a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

February 04, 2010

Camden moves forward with TIF proposals

CAMDEN, Maine — Select Board members unanimously chose Tuesday to move forward with two tax increment financing
February 04, 2010

Camden to vote on development districts at special town meeting

CAMDEN — Camden residents will be asked to vote on two proposed development districts at a special town meeting to be held immediately after a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 23.
February 04, 2010

Former chamber head sues unknown parties

ROCKLAND — A former executive director of the Camden-Rockport-Lincolnville Chamber of Commerce has filed a lawsuit against individuals she claims concocted a survey of members of the local business community that irreparably damaged her reputation.
January 26, 2010

Bright ideas sought for innovation workshop

FARMINGTON - Wouldn't it be nice if all we needed was just a great idea? Perhaps a better mousetrap? Then the world would beat a path to our door! The problem is that this is rarely how things work.

January 14, 2010

Board hires consultants for wind farm TIFs

DIXFIELD — Selectmen unanimously voted to hire the Augusta firm of Eaton Peabody Consulting Group to study the financial impact to the town if it enters into a tax incentive financing agreement with a company studying the area for a possible wind turbine farm.
December 10, 2009

Downeast Energy Wins Lawsuit Against Law Firm for Breach of an Oil Contract

Brunswick office duo Judy Metcalf and Noreen Patient teamed up to bring home a win for longtime client, Downeast Energy, against a local law firm over contract breach.
December 05, 2009

Cities seek ways to draw residents

AUGUSTA -- Many Maine downtowns are in a chicken-or-the-egg situation. Which comes first, the shopper, or the shop?
December 03, 2009

Downtown Merchants Cite Need for Better Organization

ELLSWORTH - Over 30 downtown business owners, property owners and chamber officials turned out for a meeting at City Hall Tuesday that was sponsored by the Ellsworth Area Chamber of Commerce to focus on revitalizing downtown.
November 10, 2009

Winslow approves biotech firm deal

WINSLOW -- A local biotechnology firm that's in the midst of a three-year, $8.8 million project will get back tax money to help pay for its expansion.
November 04, 2009

EPCG assists Sunrise County Economic Council in completion of Cobscook Bay grant

Six Maine Communities Receive $590,000 in Community Development Block Grants. The state Department of Economic and Community Development awarded $590,000 to six to six Maine communities in the third round of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) this year.

October 29, 2009

Oil supplier and law firm square off over locked-in heating oil price

AUBURN — A local law firm is hoping a judge will rule that it isn't on the hook for paying for thousands of gallons of high-priced heating oil.
October 04, 2009

Celebrating a Maine family-owned business as it sets a course for future generations

HARPSWELL, MAINE October 4, 2009 Transfer of a business between generations is complicated. Expanding a business for future success requires sophisticated legal advice and planning.
September 29, 2009

Former Brunswick Town Manager Joins the Firm

AUGUSTA, MAINE - September 29, 2009 Eaton Peabody Consulting Group, LLC., a leader in providing economic development consulting services to both private business and development minded communities in Maine, has announced the addition of former Brunswick Town Manager Don Gerrish to its consulting staff.

September 17, 2009

EP Cares: Fall 2009 Community Involvement

BANGOR, MAINE – September 17, 2009 Eaton Peabody (EP) showed up in force to kick off United Way of Eastern Maine’s Annual Campaign Kick Off today at Bass Park. EP collectively donates over $18,000 a year to United Way programs. Almost 100% of the firm’s annual donation is made up of private donations and payroll deductions made by employees.
September 17, 2009

EP Unites with United Way

BANGOR, MAINE – September 17, 2009 Eaton Peabody (EP) turned up in force to kick off United Way of Eastern Maine’s Annual Campaign Kick Off today at Bass Park. EP collectively donates over $18,000 a year to United Way programs. Almost 100% of the firm’s annual donation is made up of private donations and payroll deductions made by employees.
September 17, 2009

Oakfield board OKs wind farm guidelines

Eaton Peabody (EP) and Eaton Peabody Consulting Group (EPCG) have provided legal and consulting services to the Town of Oakfield in connection with a $120 million commercial wind farm proposed by First Wind. 


Eaton Peabody (EP) and Eaton Peabody Consulting Group (EPCG) have provided legal and consulting services to the Town of Oakfield in connection with a $120 million commercial wind farm proposed by First Wind.  Our services to Oakfield include: preparation of the development program, financial projections, DECD application and municipal approval documents for a tax increment financing (TIF) district designation; legal review of a TIF credit enhancement agreement; drafting and legal advice concerning a local community benefit agreement between the Town and First Wind; and advice, technical assistance and consultant services to the Town of Oakfield’s Wind Energy Review Committee, which conducted an in-depth examination of technical, financial and legal issues relating to the proposed project. The Oakfield project is EP / EPCG’s fifth commercial wind farm project in Maine, representing county and municipal clients.


September 11, 2009

Remembering 9.11

BANGOR, MAINE – September 11, 2009 Eaton Peabody (EP) joined other community volunteers, Maine AmeriCorps, and members of the National Civilian Community Corps in the cleanup and restoration of the Park Woods Transitional Housing grounds in Bangor as part of the Maine Commission for Community Service and The Governor’s Office service project in honor of 9/11 which has been designated as “Patriot Day”.

September 09, 2009

Money from wind farm to pay for rural development

FARMINGTON — County commissioners have chosen Greater Franklin Development Corp. of Farmington to administer a tax-increment agreement between Franklin County and TransCanada on the Kibby Wind Power Project.
August 19, 2009

Club seeks TIF district in Piscataquis County

DOVER-FOXCROFT — A proposal by the Appalachian Mountain Club for a tax increment financing district on property it owns in Unorganized Territory was advanced Tuesday to Piscataquis County commissioners.
August 15, 2009

Fundraising effort shifting to community get-togethers

BREWER, Maine — Coming soon to a neighborhood near you: the final phase of Champion the Cure, a two-year, $9.5 million fundraiser for CancerCare of Maine’s new facility.
July 27, 2009

EP Helps ‘Paint Bangor’

BANGOR, Maine — Artists broke out their paints and set up their easels throughout the city on Saturday to take part in the second annual Paint Bangor Day and raise money for the Bangor Art Society.
July 27, 2009

Metcalf Elected to Habitat for Humanity Board

BRUNSWICK – Eaton Peabody (EP) attorney Judy Metcalf has been elected to the Habitat for Humanity/ 7 Rivers Maine Board of Directors.
July 16, 2009

Law Court sets precedent: Protecting parental rights in guardianships

BANGOR – The Law Court handed down a decision today in the matter of Guardianship of Jeremiah T., vacating the decision of the Probate Court which denied the petition of Eaton Peabody’s client, 'the mother', to terminate the guardianship of her minor child, and remanding for a new hearing. Associate probate attorney Jennifer Eastman served as lead counsel with the assistance and guidance of litigation partner Bill Devoe.
July 13, 2009

Rockland offers support for Fisher tax break, solar panel grant

ROCKLAND - Rockland city councilors gave their backing Monday night to a grant application for a company that wants to manufacture solar panels in the city.
June 30, 2009

Chambers USA Ranks Eaton Peabody Among Maine's Top Business Law Firms

BANGOR - The publication Chambers USA: America’s leading Lawyers for Business has again named Eaton Peabody as one of Maine’s leading business law firms in three separate areas of practice: Corporate/M&A, Commercial Litigation, and Real Estate.
April 18, 2009

Eaton Peabody Launches Innovative Enterprise Program to Assist Local Start-ups

For entrepreneurial and start-up companies, the toughest challenges to overcome can be access to funding, and sophisticated legal advice to help the business succeed.

April 18, 2009

EP Goes Green

BANGOR - Eaton Peabody has announced a new ‘Go Green’ Office Sustainability Initiative, joining other leading law firms across the globe. The goal is to reduce energy consumption and promote sustainability in its law practice.
April 11, 2009

American Heart Association Honors Eaton Peabody

The American Heart Association will honor Eaton Peabody for making significant contributions to the lives of Mainers at the 10th annual Northeastern Maine Heart Ball.  More than 150 guests are expected to attend this gala event.
February 03, 2009

Eaton Peabody Appoints Two New Shareholders

The law firm of Eaton Peabody is pleased to announce that Noreen A. Patient and John R. Canders have been named shareholders of the firm. 
February 03, 2009

Five Eaton Peabody Attorneys Ranked by Chambers as Leaders in Their Fields

Five Eaton Peabody attorneys have been selected by their peers as leaders in their fields in the 2009 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.
January 09, 2009

Eaton Peabody Welcomes Five New Associates

The law firm of Eaton Peabody is pleased to announce the addition of Jason C. Barrett, Ryan Dumais, Rodney A. Lake, Jonathan Pottle, and Thomas Trenholm to the firm.
January 07, 2009

Eaton Peabody Consulting Group Announces Addition of New Executive Director

Former Brunswick Economic and SDA Rural Development Specialist Join the Firm 
September 25, 2008

Fusion:Bangor Announces Third Annual Award Winners

Hamilton, Roberts, and Maine Edge to be Honored at Gala October 18th 
May 02, 2008

Eaton Peabody Announces Growing Intellectual Property Practice

Registered Patent Agent Joins the Company 
May 02, 2008

Eaton Peabody Consultant Group Announces New Consultants

Eaton Peabody Consulting Group, LLC., a subsidiary of Eaton Peabody, has announced the addition of Daniel Stevenson and Patsy Wiggins to the consulting group.
January 30, 2008

Eaton Peabody Appoints Three New Shareholders

The law firm of Eaton Peabody is pleased to announce that David C. Pierson, Heather L. Parent, and Matthew C. Worthen have been named shareholders of the firm.
October 29, 2007

Bill Devoe Honored for “Extraordinary” Pro Bono Work

Eaton Peabody attorney Bill Devoe will be honored for his “extraordinary” dedication to providing pro bono legal services apart of Pine Tree Legal Assistance’s (PTLA) fortieth anniversary celebration.
October 29, 2007

Eaton Peabody Welcomes Two New Attorneys

Attorneys Mark Beaumont and Jeff Spaulding Join EP
October 26, 2007

Edward D. Leonard III (1942-2007) - October 29, 2007

Eaton Peabody Attorney Since 1970
July 17, 2007

Clients Rank Eaton Peabody Among Best in the State

Several Attorneys Take Top Honors 

May 19, 2007

Eaton Peabody Sponsors 4-H Edge Weekend at UMaine

University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s 4-H program embarked on a new event
entitled 4-H EDGE Weekend: Engagement, Direction, and Goals in Education.

May 11, 2007

Jon Huntington Represents Local Business Owners in Trial Win

Trial victory for Jon Huntington in Michael F. Becker and Beverly J. Becker, Trustee v. Owen and Barbara Craighead, d/b/a Mount Desert Campground, Inc., Maine Superior Court, Kennebec County, Docket No. AP-02-19.

May 04, 2007

It's the 'Year of the Customer' ...this year, every year

The Times Record launches 'customer service' initiative with five local businesses


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