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NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSING RELIEF PROGRAM Overview The Governor has authorized the allocation and expenditure of $35 million from the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (“flex funds”) to support families or individuals in need of housing assistance as a result of COVID-19. Of the allocated $35 million, $20 million will be initially expended, with $15 million…

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Expect social distancing in future of financing

May 28, 2020—Portsmouth, NH – By Paul Briand – seacoastonline.com How people manage their money in the post-pandemic economy depends as much on people’s psyches as it does on the COVID-19 contagion itself, according to a local banker, insurer, accountant and money manager. Even if the spread of the virus is contained, each of these…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Recognized as ‘Best For The World 2019’

September 2019—Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank, located at 15 Pleasant Street, received the Best For The World 2019 Honoree in the “Workers” category from the B Corporations’ annual Impact Assessment. The award recognizes that the bank places in the top 10 percent of all B Corporations worldwide in this category. Certified B Corporations are…

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Connections Peer Support Center Grateful for Donation

Seacoastonline.com / Posted Aug 20, 2019 at 2:54 PM To the Editor: We wish to thank Piscataqua Savings Bank’s recent contribution of $1,000. At Connections Peer Support Center, we serve those living in the Seacoast region, with programming at our Portsmouth location at 544 Islington St., community outreach, and through our peer-run 5 to 10…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Holds Grand Re-Opening Ceremony

June 26, 2019—Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank, located at 15 Pleasant Street, will hold their Grand Re-Opening on Wednesday, June 26 beginning at 10 am. The Bank is inviting customers and the community to attend the event, which will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony performed by Mayor Jack Blalock. Afterward, tours of the newly…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Celebrates Grand Re-Opening

By Ian Lenahan news@seacoastonline.com Posted Jun 26, 2019 at 4:50 PM Updated Jun 26, 2019 at 4:50 P PORTSMOUTH — Twenty-one months after beginning renovations, Piscataqua Savings Bank held its re-opening ceremony Wednesday. A crowd of nearly 100 people, comprised of corporators, customers and staff members, came out to see the renovations to one of…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Becomes a Certified B Corporation

By Suzanne Laurent business@seacoastonline.com Posted Jun 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM Updated Jun 16, 2019 at 6:00 PM PORTSMOUTH — Piscataqua Savings Bank recently announced its new status as a certified benefit corporation. B corps are leaders of a global movement by meeting the highest standards of overall performance, transparency and accountability in their communities….

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Paul Pierce To Speak At 3rd Annual Seacoast All-Star Sports Awards

By Staff reports / sports@seacoastonline.com Posted Mar 24, 2019 at 9:00 AM PORTSMOUTH — Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce, a 10-time All-Star and MVP of the 2008 NBA Finals, will be the featured guest speaker at the third annual Seacoast All-Star Sports Awards, which is returning to The Music Hall in downtown Portsmouth on Tuesday,…

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Learning All About Food

By Robert Levey news@seacoastonline.com April 29, 2018 at 7:21 PM – Portsmouth, NH — A program implemented at all city schools, Farm to School educates students about the nature of food and provides unique opportunities for teachers to engage them in unique ways. “I have been taking my students to the garden as well as to…

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13th Annual Spirit of Giving Campaign Kicks Off at Piscataqua Savings Bank

October 31, 2017 – Portsmouth, NH — Piscataqua Savings Bank’s annual charity drive, called the Spirit of Giving Campaign, is now underway in downtown Portsmouth. This year, the Bank will collect donated items to support the New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NHSPCA) of Stratham, an organization that nurtures animals through rescue,…

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Best of the Seacoast Honored

By Karen Dandurant August 25, 2017 – Portsmouth, NH — In the first of what will become an annual event, business owners of all types gathered at the Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center Thursday night to find out if readers voted them the 2017 Best of the Seacoast. John Tabor, publisher of Seacoast Media Group,…

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Thanks to the Seacoast All-Stars

June 24, 2017 – Portsmouth, NH — We’re here today to thank the stars of the inaugural Seacoast All–Star Sports Awards — our local student-athletes — for making Thursday’s event a big success before a packed house at The Music Hall in Portsmouth. We were proud to invite hundreds of high school athletes and their families…

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Rye Student Organizes Race to Educate

May 19, 2017 – Rye, NH — Lilia Potter-Schwartz had such a success with her fundraising project last year that she decided to hold a second annual Race to Educate triathlon. Lilia, 13, a seventh-grader at Rye Junior High School, organized the first Race to Educate last year as part of her bat mitzvah charitable contribution….

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$60k Donated to Local Arts Organizations

May 08, 2017 – New Castle, NH — The Seacoast Women’s Giving Circle gathered to celebrate the six recipients of its annual grants at a May 4 event that attracted more than 100 members and guests to the Portsmouth Yacht Club. The group was founded in 2006 with the mission of spreading grassroots philanthropy through collective…

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Amendola to Speak at Inaugural Seacoast Sports Award Show

By Staff Reports April 29, 2017 – Portsmouth, NH — Two-time Super Bowl champion Danny Amendola of the New England Patriots will be the featured guest speaker of the inaugural Seacoast All-Star Sports Awards event on June 22 in downtown Portsmouth. Seacoast Media Group will be honoring its top local high school athletes in a live…

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Empty Bowls Fundraiser a Success

April 22, 2017 – Portsmouth, NH – To the Editor: — Our Portsmouth community made a big impact on hunger at the first annual Empty Bowls Fundraiser held at Portsmouth Middle School on March 31. Over 300 families came out to raise awareness of hunger in our community and spend a night giving back! It was…

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Six Honored as Champions of Children

April 6, 2017 – Portsmouth, NH — Six exemplary individuals were recognized at the sixth annual Champions for Children Awards Ceremony at the Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel Thursday morning. The Child Advocacy Center of Rockingham County presented the awards in recognition of April being Child Abuse Prevention Month Last year, there were 2,400 cases of child…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Hails ‘Spirit of Giving’

January 10, 2017 – Portsmouth, NH — Piscataqua Savings Bank wrapped up its 12th annual Spirit of Giving charity drive, a campaign that began Oct. 31 and ran through the holidays. The bank chooses two community service organizations each year to help through community donations. This year’s recipients were the Rockingham Meals on Wheels Center and…

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12th Annual Spirit of Giving Campaign Kicks Off At Piscataqua Savings Bank

October 31, 2016 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank in downtown Portsmouth will launch their annual Spirit of Giving campaign on October 31st. The Bank has provided drop boxes to collect donations for two important community service organizations for twelve consecutive years. This year, the recipients of the Bank’s annual charity drive are the Rockingham Meals on…

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11th Annual Spirit of Giving Campaign Kicks Off at Piscataqua Savings Bank

October 23, 2015 – Portsmouth, NH – With the theme, “Be someone’s Angel this year,” Piscataqua Savings Bank in downtown Portsmouth will launch their annual “Spirit of Giving” campaign on October 31st. The Bank has provided drop boxes to collect donations for two important community service organizations for eleven consecutive years. This year, the recipients of…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Hosts Kids’ Bank Challenge

July 16, 2015 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank of Portsmouth held an Ice Cream Truck event on Saturday, July 11th concluding its successful Kids’ Bank Challenge called the “Yoyo Giveaway Challenge.” The initiative encouraged young savers to earn deposits through chores, helpful jobs around the house or gifts from special events. The five-week challenge…

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A wonderful decade in Portsmouth’s secret garden

By Bill Loughlin Read the original article from the Seacoast Online on October, 26 2014 http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20141026/NEWS/141029406/101053/OPINION To take a left off State Street into the parking lot of Piscataqua Savings Bank is to enter a secret garden. For the past 10 years, it has been my province. Actually, I’ve frequented that garden for more than 30…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Awards 2013 Seacoast NH Scholarships

June 17, 2013 – Portsmouth, NH – Each year Piscataqua Savings Bank honors four high school students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to community service and high character. In recognition of these outstanding qualities, this year the Bank awarded a $1,000 college scholarship to each of these students. The recipients of this year’s awards are…

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8th Annual Spirit of Giving Campaign Launched at Piscataqua Savings Bank

October 30, 2012- Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank in downtown Portsmouth has officially launched its annual “Spirit of Giving” campaign. For the eighth consecutive year the Bank has provided drop boxes to collect donations for two important community service organizations. This year, they are Seacoast Family Promise, which serves homeless families and the Seacoast Family…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Awards 2012 Seacoast NH Scholarships

June 14, 2012 – Portsmouth, NH – Each year Piscataqua Savings Bank honors four high school students who have demonstrated a strong commitment to community service and high character. In recognition of these outstanding qualities, the Bank awards a $1,500 college scholarship to these students. The recipients of this year’s awards are Elizabeth Walsh Boynton and…

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7th Annual Spirit of Giving Campaign Launched at Piscataqua Savings Bank

November 18, 2011- Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank in downtown Portsmouth has officially launched its annual “Spirit of Giving” campaign. For the seventh consecutive year the Bank has provided drop boxes to collect donations for two important community service organizations. This year, they are Seacoast Family Promise, which serves homeless families and the Seacoast Family…

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6th Annual Spirit of Giving Campaign Launched at Piscataqua Savings Bank

November 15, 2010- Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank in downtown Portsmouth has officially launched its annual “Spirit of Giving” campaign. For the sixth consecutive year the bank has provided drop boxes to collect donations for two important community service organizations: Families First Health and Support Center, and the Seacoast Family Food Pantry. Kathleen Donovan, Vice…

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Agency and Client Team Up to Support Local Artist

July 27, 2010 – Portsmouth, NH – DARCI Creative and client, Piscataqua Savings Bank, have joined forces along with other sponsors: KDPaine & Partners, Kennedy Gallery and Custom Framing and Salmon Falls Architecture to underwrite the artwork of Bill Paarlberg in his show “Illustrating Portsmouth.” The exhibit, organized by the Portsmouth Historical Society, will open at…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Raises $5,000 in Relay for Life

June 16, 2010 – Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank has been actively involved with the Portsmouth Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, since 2007. This year, nearly the entire staff participated and the team placed fourth among 49 teams, contributing over $5,000 to cancer research. Wanda Fontaine, Assistant VP & Assistant Operations…

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Piscataqua Savings Bank Supports the Prescott Park Arts Festival Family-in-Need Program

June 1, 2010 – Portsmouth, NH – Two local organizations have joined together to enable more families to enjoy the festivities at this year’s Prescott Part Arts Festival. The Family-in-Need membership program was designed by Prescott Park as a way to support their mission to make the entire community feel welcome at their events. Prescott Park…

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Strawbery Banke Children’s Book Project Completed with the Help of Piscataqua Savings Bank

April 21, 2010 – Portsmouth, NH – Good Morning Strawbery Banke is a delightful tale that chronicles a day in the life of JD, a real-life local black cat who makes Strawbery Banke Museum his home during the day. The story idea was hatched in August of 2009 when Strawbery Banke President, Larry Yerdon, approached local artist…

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4th Annual Spirit of Giving Campaign Launched at Piscataqua Savings Bank

November 13, 2008- Portsmouth, NH – Piscataqua Savings Bank in downtown Portsmouth has officially launched its annual “Spirit of Giving” campaign. For the fourth consecutive year the bank has provided drop boxes to collect donations for two important community service organizations: Families First Health and Support Center, and the Seacoast Family Food Pantry. According to Diane…

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Our Bank Sign is a Work of Local Art

After a hundred and thirty-one years in business, the Piscataqua Savings Bank has hoisted new signage on the face of our Pleasant Street building in downtown Portsmouth. But, true to our firm commitment to historic preservation and to maintaining the charm of downtown, this was a process undertaken with a great deal of thought and care….

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