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Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

Monday, September 1, 2014

Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, “Are we there yet?” The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use. Guaranteeing two queen beds or one king bed will cost you, as will checking in early or checking out late. Don’t need the in-room safe? You’re likely still paying. … 0

Business notes

Monday, September 1, 2014

The Friends of Carroll County Adult Tutorial Services was chosen as one of 13 nonprofit agencies from the Lakes Region to receive a grant from … 0

Lakes Region Community College gets auto education grant

Monday, September 1, 2014

Lakes Region Community College in Laconia recently received an automotive education grant as part of statewide funding for short-term automotive technician training. The award was … 0

Business people

Monday, September 1, 2014

Heather Krans and Robert Stein of Stein Law Firm were selected for inclusion in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Krans, who has been practicing law since 1998, was also recently named “Lawyer of the … 0

Apple said to team up with Visa, MasterCard on iPhone wallet

Monday, September 1, 2014

Apple plans to turn its next iPhone into a mobile wallet through a partnership with major payment networks, banks and retailers, according a person familiar with the situation. The agreement includes Visa, MasterCard and American Express and will be unveiled Sept. 9 along with the next iPhone, said … 0

Ray Duckler: Labor of love as Market Basket employees celebrate holiday

Monday, September 1, 2014

Today is Labor Day, celebrated the first Monday each September. And thanks to a New England-based grocery store chain, the last Wednesday each August should also be declared Labor Day, a different one of sorts. At least around … 0

Locals reflect on shorter Hopkinton State Fair

Monday, September 1, 2014

Now in its 99th year, the Hopkinton State Fair wraps up today. But it was the delayed start of festivities on Thursday that brought mixed reactions from town residents. Annual fairgoers learned months ago that the traditionally five-day … 0

Iraqi-led forces end ISIS siege of town

Monday, September 1, 2014

Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, as a suicide bombing killed 14 people in Anbar western province, … 0

Downtown: A new taste comes to South Main Street

Monday, September 1, 2014

When Charla Mayotte moved to New Hampshire from upstate New York earlier this year, she and her husband, Clark, didn’t expect to have so much trouble finding the extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar they used regularly in their kitchen. So when the Mayottes couldn’t track down … 0

Marine Patrol urges caution after crashes

Monday, September 1, 2014

New Hampshire Marine Patrol officials have been busy responding to crashes this weekend, and they’re reminding boaters to be careful. Marine Patrol, the state police and local authorities all responded Saturday night when two boats collided on Lake … 0

Putin talks about ‘statehood’ for eastern Ukraine

Monday, September 1, 2014

Seeming to be searching for the right word during a prerecorded television interview, Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested yesterday that one of the issues to be resolved in the Ukrainian conflict is “statehood” for the eastern regions now controlled by separatists. That’s a new idea, and if he … 0

Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights

Monday, September 1, 2014

Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast yesterday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning. The … 0

Police, protesters clash in Pakistani capital

Monday, September 1, 2014

Anti-government protesters armed with slingshots and hammers clashed repeatedly with the police yesterday in the Pakistani capital, and the powerful military cautioned the prime minister against further use of force in the crisis that has triggered the biggest … 0