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November 10, 2012

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NORTH ANDOVER — Attorney John Smolak of the law firm Smolak & Vaughan LLP of North Andover, has been appointed by Aaron Gornstein, undersecretary for Housing and Community Development of the Commonwealth’s Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to the Homeownership Advisory Group. Comprising a group of public and private housing professionals, the Homeownership Advisory Group was formed to assist and advise Undersecretary Gornstein and the DHCD on sustainable homeownership policies for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

KINGSTON — Jeff Hirsch of Campers Inn of Kingston, was elected RVDA Chairman of the Board during the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in Las Vegas on Oct. 3. Hirsch took over the position of the Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association’s top volunteer leader from Past Chairman Andy Heck during the association’s annual meeting, held in conjunction with the convention. Hirsch has served in every officer position and as New Hampshire delegate. He first served on the RVDA Board in the early 1990s. Hirsch will serve as Chairman for two years.

ANDOVER — Andover Hair Removal Center has relocated to 13 Main St., second floor, across the street from Starbucks.

Rachel Peterson has been a practicing electrologist in Andover, formerly in Olde Andover Village, since 1998. She looks forward to welcoming her clients to the new bright and serene office for permanent hair removal and eyebrow shaping.

For more information, call 978-475-6089.

HAVERHILL — BauerFinancial has awarded Haverhill Bank with its top, five-star rating.

The “Superior” five-star rating is based on industry standard, annual financial data as of June 30. Five-star institutions appear on BauerFinancial’s “Recommended Report.” The ratings classify each institution based on a variety of factors including capital level, profitability, historical trends, reserves, regulatory compliance and asset quality.

BauerFinancial Inc. has been analyzing and reporting on the financial condition of the nation’s banking industry since 1983.

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