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Bike Maine with Karen – Day 3

I’ve decided some Tuesday’s are better than others….today was a gem! Started the day at 8:00 am heading inland and passed by Machias Elementary and Elm Street schools and all of the children were cheering us on as we rode by – seriously welled up for a minute…then up, up, UP we rode – expressing… Read more »

Bike Maine with Karen – Day 2

Today’s ride was a 56.2-mile trek from Jonesport to Machias. We started out heading across the bridge to Beals and then began peddling to the east, hugging tightly to the coast northward until crossing the Chandler River.  Once we arrived in Jonesboro, we continued on to the Roque Bluffs State Park, a beautiful remote location… Read more »

Bike Maine with Karen – Day 1

Over the next seven days, Karen Hakala, SVP of Marketing, will be representing Norway Savings Bank and putting in some serious miles on her bike with Bike Maine! 354 miles to be exact! Karen will be sharing updates with us each day so we can all vicariously experience everything that Bike Maine and the coast of Maine… Read more »

7 Tips to Avoid Online Fraud

Every year, millions of consumers fall victim to cyber crime. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, in 2014, consumers lost more than $800 million from scams initiated through the web. Here are seven tips to help consumers protect themselves from online fraud. “The Internet has become one of the most popular tools used… Read more »

Norway Savings Bank A+ Athlete of the Year

For the past two years, Norway Savings Bank has sponsored the A+ Athlete program in partnership with WGME 13 and FOX 23. Community members were asked to submit nominations for students that excel both academically and athletically in our local high schools. Each month from October to April, a panel of judges selected one student… Read more »

5 Ways to Protect Your Small Business from Account Fraud

Corporate account takeover is a type of fraud where thieves gain access to a business’ finances to make unauthorized transactions, including transferring funds from the company, creating and adding new fake employees to payroll, and stealing sensitive customer information that may not be recoverable. Norway Savings Bank recommends following these tips to keep your small… Read more »

7 Tips for Protecting Yourself Online

Though the internet has many advantages, it can also make users vulnerable to fraud, identity theft and other scams. According to Symantec, 12 adults become a victim of cybercrime every second. Norway Savings Bank recommends the following tips to keep you safe online: Keep your computers and mobile devices up to date. Having the latest security… Read more »

Bike Maine with Barry – Day 7

Today was the final day of my Bike Maine adventure. Although I’m looking forward to sleeping in my own bed, I’m not quite ready for the tour to end. This opportunity to experience a weeklong ride with other cycling enthusiasts from so many different places and backgrounds has been an amazing experience. Our ride from… Read more »

Bike Maine with Barry – Day 6

Today was the longest ride of the Bike Maine tour – seventy miles from Sweden to Kennebunk. Once again, we got to enjoy the change in scenery from the hills and lakes of western Maine to the sandy beaches and hustle and bustle of southern Maine. Although the scenery is beautiful, it isn’t quite enough… Read more »

Bike Maine with Barry – Day 5

SEPTEMBER 18, 2015 It was another picture perfect start for day 5 of Bike Maine. The temperatures started around 55 and by the end of the ride temps reached 85. It looks like more of the same weather for Friday. No complaints from me! We had the pleasure of riding in the White Mountain National… Read more »