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Candidate profile: Walt Havenstein, 65, makes case for gubernatorial bid

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sitting on a shelf in Walt Havenstein’s home office is a gang, as they’re called, of meerkats. “Do you know what a meerkat is?” he asks, pointing up to the cluster of small animals, sitting on shelves surrounded by books and tokens from his military and defense career. During Havenstein’s tenure as chief executive officer of BAE Systems Inc., the … 0

Boutin, Cormier square off in Senate District 16 Republican primary

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jane Cormier’s lilting soprano sailed through the halls of White Rock Senior Living Community in Bow the other day, stirring glances – and the occasional … 0

Hopeful for a new owner, local businesses stick to Steeplegate Mall

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Richard Buessing has worked at Steeplegate Mall since it opened in 1990. In carts and kiosks, he has sold everything from slippers to sunglasses. For … 0

Henniker: Neighbors say damaged house a hazard

Monday, August 18, 2014

When Carl Hamel’s Henniker home was flattened after the roof collapsed under the weight of more than 20 inches of snow, it was late-February. Now, the town of Henniker is taking action to make sure the property at 177 Tanglewood Drive gets cleaned up by next winter after … 2

Missouri police shooting draws protesters from near, far

Monday, August 18, 2014

Protesters who have for days lined a busy suburban St. Louis street not far from the place where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have walked from nearby apartments, driven from neighboring communities and … 2

Federal autopsy ordered in Missouri teen’s death

Monday, August 18, 2014

Attorney General Eric Holder yesterday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes-violent protests in suburban … 2

Top bid for tallest New England lighthouse is $78K

Monday, August 18, 2014

The tallest lighthouse in New England will likely soon have a new owner. The federal government yesterday closed out an auction for Boon Island Light Station, with the top bidder offering $78,000 for the lighthouse built in 1855 on a tiny rocky island 6 miles off Maine’s coast. … 0

Business notes for Aug. 18, 2014

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, alerted residents to the risks of salmonella infection, which is associated with exposure to chicks and live poultry. At least 11 individuals in New Hampshire had been infected with salmonella after exposure to chicks … 0

Business people

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sarah Bird, Tilton School Class of 1987, was recently named the next chairperson of the Tilton School Board of Trustees. Thomas Deyak, CPA, of Mason + Rich Professional Association, was recently reappointed to another term as treasurer of … 0

NHTI adds engineering, manufacturing programs

Sunday, August 17, 2014

NHTI announced that it will introduce two new associate degree programs this fall. The two programs are Advanced Manufacturing Process Technology, which will give students a solid foundation in the manufacturing processes related to traditional machine tools and CNC automated machining centers, and Civil Engineering Technology, which will … 0

Global Impact: Company C certifies their rugs, bedding are made sustainably

Sunday, August 17, 2014

It’s Chris Chapin’s striking designs and color combinations that draw customers to Company C’s rugs and bedding sets. But for Chapin, the tag on the back matters almost as much as the pattern on the front. Company C … 0

Autistic business owners capitalize on strengths

Sunday, August 17, 2014

A growing movement to find work for autistic people is helping some start their own businesses. Work requiring an attention to detail and with repetitive tasks is ideal for an autistic person who wants to start a business, said Gregg Ireland, co-founder of Extraordinary Ventures, a Chapel Hill, … 0

Business development center adds minicourses

Sunday, August 17, 2014

The University of New Hampshire and other partners have created a series of free, extremely short, online courses aimed at teaching entrepreneurs about social media. The new minicourses last up to 15 minutes each and cover three topics: “Pinterest for Business,” “Mobile Marketing” and “Instagram for Business.” They’re … 0