Category Archives: Commentary

I support you wearing a mask – you are not alone!

Some people don’t believe in masks, but I do because I think it is an inexpensive and easy “ounce of prevention”. (I also STOP at stop signs and look both ways 3 times – just because it is much easier than surviving … Continue reading

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Salary Survey of West.Mass. Retirement Systems uploaded.

This time of year, retirement systems are setting their budgets – and staff salaries are always a topic of discussion.  It strikes me as odd that someone (state entity or association?) doesn’t do an annual salary survey – it would be … Continue reading

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Leominster Retirement Nixes COLA

I wish the Leominster Retirement Board had seen our analysis before they voted down a COLA for their retirees because I think they might have thought differently about it.  Essentially, because COLA is limited to 3% on only the first $12,000 … Continue reading

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