Dr. Kim McGill and friend. McGill has joined Blake Vets in Northport.

New veterinarian joins Blake Vets

NORTHPORT — Dr. Kim McGill has joined Blake Veterinary Hospital at 66 Atlantic Highway. Originally from Pennsylvania, McGill spent her childhood summers with family on North Haven. She lived in Bar Harbor for several years where she met and married her husband, Bob.

While working as a naturalist on a whale watch boat and volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation facility on Mount Desert Island, McGill developed her interest in veterinary medicine. She has since graduated from the University of Southern Maine and veterinary school at St. Georges University. McGill practiced for 10 years in Flagstaff, Arizona, before returning to Maine to join Blake Vets.

She lives in Belfast with her husband, two dogs, two cats, a bird and a tortoise.

WCGH announces new family nurse practitioner

BELFAST — Waldo County General Hospital welcomes Elissa Tremblay, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, to its Primary and Walk-in Care team.

Tremblay previously was a nurse practitioner at Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital in Castine. She was also a registered nurse at multiple locations across Maine prior to becoming a nurse practitioner.

A graduate of the University of Maine, Tremblay holds BS and MS degrees in nursing. She is currently accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, call 505-4567.

USDA reminds Waldo County farmers, ranchers to vote

AUGUSTA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture asks that local farmers and ranchers return their ballots for the Farm Service Agency county committee elections to the Kennebec-Knox-Lincoln or Waldo County FSA office or postmarked by Dec. 5. Committee members help FSA make important decisions on its commodity support programs, conservation programs, indemnity and disaster programs, and emergency programs and eligibility.

The nominee for election in Local Administrative Area 3, which includes Jackson, Brooks, Monroe, Winterport, Swanville, Searsport, Winterport, Frankfort, Prospect and Stockton Springs, in Waldo County is David Doak of Monroe. A retired dairy farmer who raises hay and pumpkins, Doak is nominated to serve as a committee member for a three-year term.

Producers can find out if they are eligible to vote by contacting their local FSA county office. Eligible voters who did not receive a ballot in the mail can request one from their local FSA county office. Visit fsa.usda.gov/elections for more information.

Doctor joins WCGH Hospitalist Services

BELFAST — Kaitlyn LaMarche, MD, has joined the Hospitalist Services team at Waldo County General Hospital. Most recently, LaMarche worked in inpatient, outpatient and obstetrics at Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, New Mexico.

iaMarche earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and her Medical Doctorate degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She did her residency at Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine in Augusta.

To learn more about Hospitalist Services, go to wcgh.org.

F.A. Peabody opens Palermo branch office

Christine Huntress

PALERMO — F.A. Peabody Insurance has opened its 11th branch office here and announced that Christine Huntress has joined its staff as a seasoned insurance professional with over 35 years of experience. She moved from York to Palermo in 2018. Specialized in personal insurance, she will  field new business opportunities in and around the tri-city area of Belfast, Augusta and Waterville, but will also assist other branch offices with their personal customer service needs. She can be reached at 993-5002 or christine.huntress@fapeabody.com.