Newburyport Bank to open Exeter branch

EXETER — Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank (Newburyport Bank) will open a new branch in Exeter in early spring of 2019.

The bank currently has New Hampshire branches in Dover and Portsmouth. The new Exeter branch will be full-service, available for retail, residential, commercial and government banking and treasury services.

Lloyd L. Hamm Jr., president & CEO of the Bank, believes that the new Exeter location will not only be welcomed by current customers, but will also appeal to those who have yet to experience banking with Newburyport Bank.

“First and foremost, adding a new banking office in Exeter will make banking with us more convenient for our present customers,” Hamm said. “But we also firmly believe we have much to offer those who have never banked with us. And as we do with every new branch location, we will become intimately involved in the needs of Exeter and the surrounding communities. Since 1854, we’ve been champions of our communities, and we intend to be the same for Exeter.”

Newburyport Five Cents Savings Bank is a state-chartered mutual savings bank headquartered in Newburyport, Massachusetts. The bank was founded in 1854 and currently has 9 locations in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire, and over $860 million in assets.

Photography show at Exeter Town Hall

EXETER — The 20th annual New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists (NHSPA) Member Exhibit and Sale will be held Jan. 12 to Feb. 10 at the Exeter Town Hall Gallery on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 4 p.m.

The opening reception will be held Jan. 12 from 12 to 4 p.m. Many of the photographers will be attending and available to answer questions about their work.

Fine art photographers from around the state have combined their styles and techniques to create a unique representation of old as well as new methods in the field. Black and white silver gelatin prints, conventional color prints, historically inspired hand-made contact prints, as well as “state of the art” digital images printed on archival papers are among the photographic methods traditionally exhibited.

Several gallery talks hosted by NHSPA members are currently scheduled at the gallery. Joe Mazzaglia will be presenting a talk about the resident animal “ambassadors” at the Center for Wildlife in Cape Neddick, Maine at 1 p.m. on Jan. 26. Bev Talbet will be talking about her DownEast Maine and Canadian Maritimes road trip at 1 p.m. on Feb. 2.

The NHSPA is a statewide organization of fine art photographers dedicated to the support of contemporary photography as a means of creative expression and cultural insight. NHSPA focuses on the education and artistic development of its members and the community by providing exhibitions, publications and educational outreach programs.

Please check the New Hampshire Society of Photographic Artists Facebook Page for more information and the website calendar page for updates about additional gallery talks.

The gallery is handicap accessible via an elevator inside the rear door, adjacent to the upper parking lot. Admission is free.