Friday, January 29, 2010

Haiti Relief Effort

As a response to the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Presidents Bush and Clinton have created a fund to assist with relief and recovery efforts.

Visit the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund website to donate. Thank you.

Mock Trials in the Commonwealth Room

The Massachusetts Bar Association will be sponsoring Mock Trials in the Commonwealth Room on the following dates:
  • February 1st at 2:00 PM Shrewsbury Sr High School v. Holy Name Central Catholic High School Judge: Michael S. Hussey
  • February 2nd at 2:00 PM South High Community School v. MA Academy for Math & Science Judge: Geoffrey S. Spofford
  • February 2:00 PM South High Community School v. Shrewsbury Sr High School Judge: Matthew R. Fisher

Friday, January 15, 2010

Martin Luther King Day Hours

The Registry of Deeds, including the Fitchburg Satellite Office, will be closed on Monday, January 18th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Review of 2009 and Preview of 2010

In 2009, the Registry of Deeds completed an inventory of all microfilm, plans, aperture cards, and County Commissioner's records. Also, the Registry began indexing and key stroke verifying previously un-indexed records from 1965 back to 1961, which will continue into 2010. Other goals for 2010 include replacing aging microfilm with new film made from digital images and implementing electronic recording.

2009 Year End Statistics

The following is a comparison of statistics from 2009 and 2008. While income has dropped slightly, there was been in increase in the number of total recordings and a decrease in the number of foreclosure deeds recorded.

IncomeForeclosure DeedsRecordings

For Fiscal Year 2010, the Registry of Deed's budget appropriation is $2,345,612.00, down from $2,688,908 in 2009 and 2.713,416.00 in 2010.