(a) Courts Other Than District Court: Evidence in Subsequent Trial. Whenever the testimony of a witness at a trial or hearing which was officially stenographically reported is admissible in evidence at a later trial, it may be proved by the transcript thereof duly certified by the person who reported the testimony. Identical to Mass.R.Civ.P. 80(a)

(b) Courts Other Than District Court: Part of Record on Appeal. A transcript, duly certified by the person officially reporting the testimony, shall be considered part of the record on appeal. The trial court need not appoint said person a commissioner to report the evidence. Identical to Mass.R.Civ.P. 80(b)

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