6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr At the beginning of 2017, we set a goal to deliver more seamless, more secure payment experiences to more credit union members. That theme took on even deeper meaning as we began to apply that same promise to the ways our credit union clients could expect to interact with CO-OP.Digital transformation became the foundation for delivering on these promises fully and quickly. As more challengers entered the marketplace with agile, digital-centric, customer-focused models, it became clear the time for credit unions to transform was now.We committed to moving fast, but we also recognized such a meaningful and all-encompassing transformation would be a journey – one we would travel right alongside our clients.We assured you we would move swiftly to bring new solutions that would help the movement compete in an increasingly competitive environment. The journey is far from over, yet together we’ve accomplished a great deal in a short amount of time. continue reading »
BANGOR — The Deer Isle-Stonington girls’ basketball team reached the Class D North championship game with a 48-34 win in Thursday’s semifinal showdown against Katahdin.Second-ranked Deer Isle-Stonington (18-2) trailed for much of the first half, but the Mariners finished the second quarter on an 11-0 run to take a 24-16 lead into halftime. Deer Isle-Stonington then ran its lead over No. 3 Katahdin (14-6) to double digits early in the second half and cruised the rest of the way to earn a spot in the regional final for the second straight year.Junior Kaylee Morey led Deer Isle-Stonington with 13 points, four assists and three blocks, and senior Brittany Gray added 10 points and four rebounds. The Mariners also got seven points and four rebounds from Brienna Limeburner and five points and 11 rebounds from Rylee Eaton. Danielle Libby scored a game-high 16 points for Katahdin.Later in the day, the Deer Isle-Stonington boys’ team saw its season come to an end with a 50-48 loss to sixth-ranked Easton (14-6). The Mariners (13-7) came back from a 29-18 halftime deficit to tie the game late but were unable to respond after a layup from Kooper Kinney gave the Bears a two-point lead with 30.5 seconds left to play.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Deer Isle-Stonington girls will face No. 1 Southern Aroostook (20-0) in the regional championship game at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22. Southern Aroostook, the two-time defending Class D champ, beat the Mariners 62-49 in last year’s Northern Maine final.On the boys’ side, Easton will battle No. 4 Machias (11-8) for the Class D title at 10:45 a.m. Machias delivered one of the tournament’s most shocking upsets late Thursday night with a 79-60 win over previously undefeated Jonesport-Beals.