NEWBURYPORT – Newburyport Bank recently named Kevin F. Hulse vice president, residential loan officer. Hulse will focus on residential lending, as well as financial products and business strategy development.

NEWBURYPORT – Beach Plum Flower Shop is celebrating its 30th year in business with a three-day birthday party for customers from Thursday through Saturday.

BOSTON – The Attorney General's Office said it has reached agreements with two Massachusetts companies, including one in Amesbury, and sent warning letters to 17 other businesses found to be in violation of a state law barring employers from asking about criminal record information on an ini…


SALISBURY — Coastal Finds Marketplace, featuring an eclectic selection of wares from vintage vendors, local artisans, consigners and pop-up retailers, recently opened its doors at 25 Bridge Road.

AMESBURY – The Partnership for Amesbury Community and Teens is organizing the "Seize your Summer" event where young people can expand their knowledge of local businesses and possible careers and find out what job opportunities are available this summer.

Tesla has lost nearly $6 billion since setting out to revolutionize the auto industry 15 years ago, but CEO Elon Musk foresees a profitable future fueled in part by a ride-hailing service made up of electric cars driven by robots.

NEWBURYPORT — A local company, Koya Leadership Partners, has been ranked by Forbes as one of the top 25 executive recruiting firms on its “America’s Best Recruiting Firms” list.

NEWBURYPORT – It isn’t often that you find a librarian on a bank’s board of directors, but Dorothy R. “Dottie” LaFrance did just that, and leaves a lasting legacy at Newburyport Bank.


AMESBURY – Dave Mansfield, CEO of The Provident Bank, announced this week the Provident Community Charitable Organization has donated $30,000 to The Pettengill House Inc. to assist with expansion of its Amesbury facility.

NEWBURYPORT – A reception for artist Mary Taggart is scheduled for April 4 at the recently expanded Under the Sea Gallery at Nauti Pearl, 18 State St.

BOSTON – At $365,000, the year-to-date median home sale price in Massachusetts is up 4.9 percent over last year and raising eyebrows among buyers, sellers and those left on the outside of the market activity.


WEST NEWBURY — Physicist Albert Einstein called it “the highest form of research.” Playwright George Bernard Shaw said we’ll grow old without it. And educator Maria Montessori dubbed it “the work of the child.”

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ANDOVER — Less than two months into her new job as the director of business, arts and cultural development, Ann Ormond completed her newsletter database that included contacts for every business owner in town.


AMESBURY — The Amesbury Chamber of Commerce is clearing away the winter blahs with a city-wide “Paint the Town Red with Romance” promotion.

NEWBURYPORT — Timothy Felter, executive vice president, CFO and treasurer of Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank, received the National Outstanding Eagle Scout Award from the National Eagle Scout Association. 

BOSTON – The coalition behind last year’s successful bill raising the minimum wage says the restaurant industry is trying to backtrack on part of the legal agreement, which an industry official says has created a “logistical nightmare.”

BOSTON – Confidence levels among Massachusetts employers hit a two-year low in December, driven by national factors like the federal government shutdown and the largest one-month stock market decline since the Great Depression.

NEWBURYPORT – Chipotle, a national restaurant chain known for quick Mexican-style meals, will be opening a location at Port Plaza later this year, according to a company spokeswoman.


NEWBURYPORT — With a new walk-in urgent care clinic scheduled to open on Storey Avenue next week, hospital officials are wary, but optimistic about the kind of care its providers can offer to local patients.


Stocks have been falling for more than two months, with investors all but begging the Federal Reserve to stop lifting short-term interest rates. Higher rates hurt stocks by making other, less risky investments look more attractive and by driving up borrowing costs for companies and consumers.

NEWBURYPORT – Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank added a new member to its commercial lending team, naming Robert H. Jones as vice president, commercial loan officer.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court seemed ready Monday to allow an antitrust lawsuit to go forward that claims Apple has unfairly monopolized the market for the sale of iPhone apps.

NEWBURYPORT –  Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank recently donated $500 to Elder Services of Merrimack Valley Inc., a private nonprofit agency serving elders and disabled adults who reside in northeast Massachusetts.

NEWBURYPORT — A local firm has organized The Love Your Brand Experience scheduled for Saturday at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf to highlight the rise of experiential retail and immersive branding.

NEWBURYPORT – On back-to-back days, Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank officials cut ribbons for the grand opening of its new Dover, New Hampshire, branch and the grand reopening of its renovated Storey Avenue branch.

NEWBURYPORT — To bring improved technology and service together, Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank has redesigned the interior of its branch at 21 Storey Ave.

NEWBURYPORT — The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing Aug. 28 on plans for Newburyport Brewing Co.’s proposed expansion.

WEST NEWBURY — The decades-old, family-owned Knapp’s Greenhouses, which closed its doors earlier this year, will reopen under new ownership Sept. 1.

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Center Ossipee, NH - Robert L. Hughes, age 64, currently living in Center Ossipee, NH, passed away at his home on Sunday, August 11, 2019. Born in Beverly, Mass. on June 20, 1955. After graduating from Masconomet High School he enlisted in the United States Army where he served as a Miltary …