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Robert J. Gillis Jr. is the new president of the Cape Ann Savings Bank . Gillis began working at the bank as a teller and loan officer in 1975. A graduate of Gloucester High, Gillis went on to obtain a degree in finance from Northeastern University and also graduated from the National School of Banking. In addition to his work with Cape Ann Savings Bank, Gillis is a board member of affordable housing nonprofit Harborlight Community Partners, as well as a member and former president of the Rockport Rotary Club and the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce. Harold J. “Bucky” Rogers, who has been the bank’s president for 27 years, will help with the transition before he retires.

Volunteers from SeniorCare, Inc. in Gloucester will partner with AARP to assist middle or low-income taxpayers aged 60 and older in filing their taxes. Over 30 locations across the North Shore will be staffed by certified volunteer tax aides. Locations include Amesbury, Andover, Beverly, Danvers, Gloucester, Lawrence, Lynn, Manchester, Saugus, and Topsfield. For a full list of program locations, or for more details, contact Theresa Dickerson at 978-281-1750, or e-mail


For the sixth year in a row, six buildings in Medford have received commendation from the US Environmental Protection Agency for meeting strict energy efficiency performance levels. Medford City Hall, Andrews Middle School, Roberts Elementary School, McGlynn Middle School, Columbus Elementary School, and the Brooks Elementary School all renewed Energy Star certifications from the EPA. “Medford is pleased to accept EPA’s Energy Star certification in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts,” said Mayor Stephanie M. Burke. “Through this achievement, we have demonstrated our commitment to environmental stewardship while also lowering our energy costs.”

Fat Biscuit Southern Table & Taps of North Conway, N.H., has opened it’s second location at MarketStreet Lynnfield . It will serve food with a southern flair, with breakfast served all day as well as lunch and dinner. In addition to biscuits and fried chicken and waffles, the restaurant also will serve regional craft beers and domestic wines.


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