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Downtown: ‘Soul sisters’ open home decor shop on Pleasant Street

Monday, May 25, 2015

Ten years ago, Mae Edwards and Ann Carignan met through their church in Concord. “When I first met Anne, I said, ‘Somehow our lives are going to be connected,’ ” Edwards remembered. Fast forward to this spring, when the pair walked into a narrow storefront on Pleasant Street with a Realtor. Inspiration struck again; as they retold the story in …

N.H. hospitals say Medicaid expansion is working

Monday, May 25, 2015

The number of uninsured people showing up in New Hampshire emergency rooms continues to drop, a trend hospital officials attribute to the state’s expanded Medicaid …

Senate budget writers restore many cuts in House plan

Monday, May 25, 2015

With the benefits of more time and money, Senate budget writers are crafting a two-year state spending plan that restores many of the cuts made …

Minor earthquake felt in Concord area

Monday, May 25, 2015

A minor earthquake rumbled central New Hampshire yesterday afternoon about 2:12 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey, and could be felt in the Concord area. The 2.3 magnitude earthquake was centered in Boscawen, according to the USGS. Earthquakes less than 2.5 on the Richter scale are considered …

Country furniture store in Concord reborn as Amish Homestead

Sunday, May 24, 2015

When the Amish Country Barn in Concord shuttered in bankruptcy last year, owners Tim and Erica LeClair tried to make sure every customer stayed whole. The LeClairs lost their house, but none of their shoppers lost a furniture …

Business people for May 25, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Amanda Gallagher was named the new director of clinical admissions for the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association. She was formerly executive director of Forestview Manor Assisted Living in Meredith. She has a bachelor’s in nursing from Chamberlain College and an associate degree in nursing from NHTI. Gordon Ellis, …

Business notes for May 25, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sanel Auto Parts was recognized by Northeast Delta Dental with a Wellness Workplace Well Done award. The Friends of the Merrimack River Greenway Trail were recognized by Northeast Delta Dental with a Community Wellness Effort Well Done award. Cross Hill Communication – YCN received the “Organization That Makes …

Hypotherm, Casella working toward high levels of recycling

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Hypertherm wants to throw out the idea of garbage. All of it. The Hanover-based maker of industrial cutting equipment, which has a 160,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Lebanon, has teamed up with Rutland-based Casella Waste Systems to implement a …

Makers of fake grass find green in drought

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Christopher Knight makes no apologies: He likes a green lawn. But the actor best known for playing middle son Peter on The Brady Bunch also wants to do his part to conserve water. The solution? Fake grass. “It …

Mass. health care industry spent $19M lobbying lawmakers

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Hospitals, insurers, doctors, unions and pharmaceutical companies spent a record $19 million trying to sway Beacon Hill lawmakers last year, a reflection of the industry’s political and economic muscle and a rapidly changing health care landscape. In less than a decade, lobbying by the industry has nearly doubled …

Setting the stage: N.H. political veterans talk about what it takes to throw a good campaign event

Sunday, May 24, 2015

If you’re a presidential candidate looking to make your mark in New Hampshire, the old adage rings true: Location, location, location. There’s no shortage of iconic campaign stops that have produced legendary primary moments over the years, but …

The return of tick season

Sunday, May 24, 2015

As the days grow steadily warmer and longer, people celebrate the much-anticipated spring by venturing outdoors – gardening in the yard, playing in community parks, strolling along wooded trails. Unfortunately, they’re not alone. The increasingly balmy weather also …

Service dogs that sniff out seizures improve kids’ lives

Sunday, May 24, 2015

When Alyssa Howes was 4, she lost her sight and started having seizures – up to 20 a day. For years, her grandmother stayed in the girl’s room at night, watching for an attack. That ended three years …