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The Daily ItemLynner named controller of Salem Water TaxiLynn resident Michael Gay nor has been named as controller for Salem Water Taxi in Salem, one of the area’s premier launch and mooring providers.In his role as controller of Salem Water Taxi Gaynor will be responsible for the financial operations and assist with policy making. In addition he serves as the pension plan administrator. Gaynor brings more than 20 years of experience as a controller at an international corporation and with private companies to his position with Salem Water Taxi. Gaynor joined Hawthorne Cove Marina four years ago as controller and will continue in that role. He earned a degree in management and finance from New Hampshire College. He is a member of the Institute for Management and Accountants and the Treasurer’s Club of Boston. He is an active member of the Knights of Columbus out of Lynn.”Mike has been an outstanding leader and a wonderful resource at Hawthorne Cove Marina and we are pleased to have him head our financial team at Salem Water Taxi,” said Russ Vickers, president of Salem Water Taxi and Hawthorne Cove. “As we continue to add services and expand our customer base across a wide variety of levels we will look to Michael’s experience to lead our financial operations. Michael is a talented professional and we are fortunate to have his exceptional expertise.”Salem Water Taxi ( offers an affordable, practical alternative for boaters who seek to moor their boats in Salem Harbor either by the day or by the season. In addition to 120 moorings in the harbor, Salem Water Taxi operates two launches, in season, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Salem Water Taxi is located on the Congress Street Bridge at Pickering Wharf, Salem. For additional information, please contact Russ Vickers at (978) 745-6070 or e-mail, Palmer becomes co-owner of Oceanside LandscapingDavid Palmer of Lynn has joined with Robert Waltman of Salem as a Part-Owner of Oceanside Landscaping. David plans to put his degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in Landscape Architecture to create beautiful landscapes and gardens for North Shore residents. In addition to the landscape design services, Oceanside Landscaping will be doing weekly maintenance, spring clean ups, mulch, lawn fertilization and landscape construction, etc. The company promises “beautiful landscapes at affordable prices” and offers a “neighborhood landscaping” discount. You can contact the company online at or phone 781-581-1727.Sullivan Tire issues free oil-change coupons todaySullivan Tire & Auto Service will share the luck of the Irish and the “green” with New Englanders on St. Patrick’s Day by offering free oil change coupons. During the company’s 54th annual St. Patty’s Day event, Sullivan Tire will offer a gift certificate for a complimentary oil change to the first 54 people who come through the doors at each of its 47 retail locations, including its Lynn store at 637 Lynnway.”Everyone can use a little help these days,” said Sullivan Tire Vice President of Marketing Paul Sullivan. “St. Patrick’s Day seemed like a fitting opportunity to thank our customers for their loyalty and to put a little “green” back into their wallets.”The gift certificate is good toward the customer’s next oil change and no purchase is necessary. Visit for a complete list of retail locations.The foundation on which Robert J. Sullivan started Sullivan Tire in 1955 was “treat everyone, customers and fellow employees, as you would a member of your family.” More than 50 years later, the tradition continues. Today Sullivan Tire is New England’s home for automotive care with locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine.LACC networking events plannedThe Lynn Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) will host two networking events in March, including a morning session of speed-networking with expert Jodi Smith of Mannersmith.The

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