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PSNH says overall electric bills may increase slightly

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Public Service of New Hampshire is anticipating that customers will see little change this winter in their overall electricity bills. But the state’s largest utility also cautions that its forecast, released yesterday, could change depending on the region’s volatile energy market and ongoing legal proceedings that could affect the future of the company. PSNH won’t officially file for a rate change until December, at which time the company will update … 0

Concord company Geneia on the cutting edge of home health monitoring

Monday, September 15, 2014

With its little blinking lights and constant presence above her heart, @home is a reassuring presence in Heather Lavoie’s life. She’s hoping it will be that and more to people at high risk of hospitalization. Lavoie is a triathlete, healthy and vibrant. She doesn’t have to wear @home’s heart monitor, but she does … 1

MapNH Health underscores looming changes in state’s medical needs

Monday, September 15, 2014

New Hampshire is getting older. It is also, by some measures, going to get sicker. Paying attention now to these and other demographic changes could help the Granite State avoid serious challenges in the coming decades, according to the recently released MapNH Health. Drawing on data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the New Hampshire Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey and other sources, a … 0

’Minecraft’ could boost Microsoft’s mobile reach

Monday, September 15, 2014

Microsoft’s decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game Minecraft could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. But the move carries risks, as gamers can … 0

Downtown: Hair salons trying to cut through competition

Sunday, September 14, 2014

In Christian Michael Salon on North Main Street in Concord, owner Brian Waldron mixed hair color as he described his business as an art. At Trilogy Hair Studio just up the road, co-owner Gina Rogers talked about previously working in Waldron’s studio and declared one of her specialties … 0

Global Impact: Concord-based The Water Project gets boost from ice bucket challenge

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The end of August is usually pretty slow for donations to The Water Project’s website. School is not in session, so no classes are raising money to help villages in Africa buy new wells. Church groups are quiet, … 0

Gibson’s wins Independent Spirit Award

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Gibson’s Bookstore recently won the 2014 Independent Spirit Award, sponsored by the Book Publishers Representatives of New England. The award recognizes excellence in a bookstore member of the New England Independent Booksellers Association and will be given at the group’s fall trade show in Providence, R.I., later this … 0

Forum on starting, growing a small business Sept. 30

Sunday, September 14, 2014

It takes more than water, sunlight and good soil to start and grow a small business. AARP, Small Business Administration and the Center for Women’s Business Advancement have convened a forum about the steps necessary to start or grow small businesses. The forum is scheduled for Sept. 30 … 0

Business notes for Sept. 15, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Disabilities Rights Center recently changed its name to the Disability Rights Center-New Hampshire. The move was in order to be consistent with its counterparts in other states and its Washington-based trade organization, the National Disability Rights Network. The center also has moved to 64 N. Main St. … 0

Business people for Sept. 15, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Polly Saltmarsh of Concord is celebrating 30 years with New Hampshire Federal Credit Union. She began her career as a part-time teller. During her tenure at the bank she has been the communications specialist, marketing officer, marketing manager … 0

Where have the first-time buyers gone?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Although the return of stability to the housing market has helped lift many underwater homeowners back into positive home equity and encouraged other owners to move up to larger or more costly homes, the recovery lacks the robust participation of one important group: young first-time buyers. According to … 0

Autos fuddled by accents send Ford, VW seeking voice fix

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Colin and Rachel Britton have a failure to communicate when they slip into their $95,000 Mercedes GL500. Not with each other, with their car. Its voice recognition system is dumbfounded by their British accents, especially Rachel’s. “The car … 0

for sale in bow: A place to enjoy peace and quiet

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The stunning colonial at 7 Abbey Road in Bow offers privacy, luxurious amenities, and lots of entertaining space. Featuring four bedrooms and 3½ bathrooms, the home is perfect for your active, growing family. Situated on more than two … 0