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Suns & Shields Christian Inspirational Writings by Rachelle Hamlin

Selected editorials from Dr. Katherine Albrecht, Ed. D.


The Roberts Trap is Sprung

By:  Bill Dunne
One of the most overlooked aspects of the year just ended is the vindication of Chief Justice John Roberts -- a vindication that showed up as the national catastrophe known as ObamaCare got rolling.  Roberts may have also doomed Hillary Clinton's chance to live in the White House again... click here to read whole editorial


TAMC’s First Baby of 2015 Welcomed Into the World and Showered With Gifts


  TAMC’s first baby of 2015 was welcomed into the world on New Year’s Day (January 1, 2015) at 8:29 p.m., and today the family from Fort Fairfield was showered with gifts from the Medical Center, as well as local businesses and organizations. Benjamin Thomas Dorsey weighed in at 8 pounds even and measured 19.5 inches long.

   Benjamin is the first child born to Brianne Bubar and E.J. Dorsey of Fort Fairfield.

   The happy couple was not anticipating having the first baby of the New Year as he was not due for another nine days, but circumstances, including some revelers welcoming 2015, helped usher in the newborn. “I was awoken at midnight by neighbors who were throwing up some fireworks to celebrate the New Year. It was then I started to feel the first contractions,” said Bubar. “I was surprised. I didn’t expect him to be early, but guess he wanted us to get the New Year started with him.”

   In honor of the special delivery, the family was presented with several gifts. Included was a special basket full of items for newborns donated by Machias Savings Bank. A blue hand-knit outfit made by a volunteer with the Aroostook Agency on Aging was also presented, as was a hand-made quilt donated by the Crown of Maine Quilters and a basket of books donated by the Washington County-based non-profit organization Maine Books for Maine Kids. A bag of books was also presented through the Raising Readers program.

   In addition, a keepsake item and a special baby sleep blanket were presented by the staff in the TAMC Women and Children’s unit. The blanket is designed to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

   “We’re very thankful to receive the gifts,” said Bubar. “We’re also very thankful for the wonderful labor and delivery staff here at TAMC who made the experience the best possible. They all did an outstanding job and were most helpful and comforting!”

   Benjamin Thomas Dorsey was delivered by TAMC OB/GYN Dr. Joyce Hebert. Assisting in the delivery were Katie Brown, RN, labor and delivery nurse, and Diane Deschesne, RN, nursery nurse.

   “It is a wonderful experience being able to help bring in the New Year baby for this great couple. We have an excellent team here at TAMC and this reminds us all why we just love doing what we do. We not only have the pleasure of welcoming new lives into the world, but in many cases we see families get their start and watch them grow,” said Hebert. “We share in the joy of this new addition to our extended family.”

   Benjamin’s maternal grandparents are Catherine Bernard and Rick Thompson of Fort Fairfield and Thomas and Roxanne Bubar of Fort Fairfield. Paternal grandparents are David and Nancy Dorsey of Fort Fairfield. He also will be welcomed home by eleven-year-old big brother John Dorsey.


Fort Fairfield’s Brianne Bubar and E.J. Dorsey and their newborn son Benjamin Thomas Dorsey are presented a gift basket from Machias Savings Bank , as well as, other gifts by the staff in the TAMC Women and Children’s unit in honor of Benjamin’s arrival as the first baby born at TAMC in 2015. Presenting the gifts are (standing, left to right) Chris Fitzpatrick, senior regional vice president at Machias Savings Bank; Mike Kelley, vice president and branch manager at Machias Savings Bank in Presque Isle; Christine Turner, RN, TAMC Women and Children’s Unit; and Dr. Joyce Hebert who delivered Benjamin.    TAMC photo







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