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Gilmanton voters at odds over money for year-round library

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Hanging above the children’s section at the Gilmanton Year-Round Library was a banner, strung together with Scotch tape and decorated with bright colors. “KEEP OUR LIBRARY OPEN,” it reads. The sign is dotted with the signatures of its artists – a crayon petition. “They can’t even imagine that there wouldn’t be this for the community,” children’s librarian Pam Jansury said, …

Downtown: Concord Homeless Resource Center plans move to North Main Street

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Martin Murray can’t seem to catch a break. Murray, 55, has applied for more than 400 jobs since he lost his sales position in 2013, …

February misses record cold in Concord by 0.1 degrees

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Last month will go down as the second-coldest February in Concord’s recorded history. If not for the sunny afternoon Saturday, it could have been the …

N.H. lawmakers debate lifting sex offender residency restrictions

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New Hampshire’s Legislature is once again debating measures that would ban municipalities from restricting where sex offenders can live, even as some other states are making such restrictions tougher. The Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee is expected to send the proposals to the full House this …

New round of snow could push Boston to season record

Sunday, March 1, 2015

After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England is entering March with another round that could push Boston over its 20-year-old snowfall record. With 102 inches, Boston needs 5.7 more to break the 1995-1996 record …

Police: Habitual offender arrested after swerving at 109 mph in Bow

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Manchester man previously convicted of driving while intoxicated was arrested and charged with the same offense after he was seen driving 109 mph on Interstate 93 in Bow yesterday, the police said. Tommie Campbell, 38, was charged …

Snowmobilers rescued after 3 machines stranded in deep snow in Pittsburg

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New Hampshire conservation officers rescued three snowmobilers whose machines got stuck in deep snow on Stub Hill in Pittsburg. Conservation officer Christopher Egan said the three men worked for several hours to free their snowmobiles from deep snow that one of them described as being up to his …

New Hampshire Employment Security offers job fairs covering several industries

Sunday, March 1, 2015

New Hampshire Employment Security is planning three job fairs in March covering several industries, including one specifically geared to veterans. On March 10, the office will team up with several groups, including the National Guard, for its “Hiring Our Heroes Job and Resource Fair” at the Sweeney Post …

30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe

Sunday, March 1, 2015

For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle yesterday was a time for silence, not slogans. The …

Business notes for March 3, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Cityside Management Corporation of Manchester recently donated $10,000 to Granite United Way of Concord. The money will help provide program assistance for education, income and health for those in need. Southern New Hampshire University and New Hampshire’s Virtual …

Business people for March 2, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

David Foss was recently hired as vice president and principal hydrogeologist for Wilcox & Barton in Concord. He has 20 years of experience in environmental assessment, engineering, remediation and redevelopment projects. James Gleason of Henniker received the Vickie …

As tastes change, big food makers try hipster guises

Sunday, March 1, 2015

At a taco shop in Southern California, milkshakes are served in mason jars and a chalkboard menu lists “The 1%er” made with lobster meat. The logo is a pink skull and instead of buzzers, customers are given license …

Q&A with Chris Farrell: Not all baby boomers want to retire

Sunday, March 1, 2015

For generations, the dream retirement was one spent in warmer climates, on the beach and often walking distance from a golf course. Chris Farrell, a senior economics contributor at Marketplace, is among those now laughing at the idea. Farrell, 61, is the author of Unretirement: How Baby Boomers …