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David Yerkes of Chershire, Conn., followed by his friend Charlie Darling of Andover, round a corner of the Northern Rail Trail in Andover during the Rail Trail Run & Ride on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014.

(JULIE BYRD-JENKINS  / Monitor staff)

Ceremony to celebrate completion of 2-mile stretch of Northern Rail Trail in Boscawen

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

For the first time ever, a biker or jogger can hop on the Northern Rail Trail in Lebanon and get to the Boscawen/Concord line without setting foot on a road. After a decade of work that included hundreds of hours of trail clearing, grant writing and community outreach, officials from the Friends of the Northern Rail Trail in Merrimack County … 0

Safety agency studying Toyota acceleration problem

Monday, September 29, 2014

A U.S. safety agency is looking into a car owner’s allegations that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes, reviving a problem that appeared to be in the automaker’s past. The inquiry by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers about 1.69 million Corolla compact cars from the … 1

Downtown: Despite financial challenges, Intown Concord hopes to broaden its scope downtown

Monday, September 29, 2014

Three months ago, the owner of Pitchfork Records on South Main Street sat down before the Concord City Council and slammed Intown Concord for a lack of transparency. “What I would hope for is once you remove this cloak of secrecy, you’ll see a number of other merchants joining this organization,” Michael Cohen … 1

Henniker area farmers markets push to remain viable

Monday, September 29, 2014

Kids tumbled in the leaves in downtown Henniker earlier this week while Monica Rios sat at a nearby picnic table. Rios, a Henniker farmer, reopened the farmers market in summer 2012. Every Thursday since then, she’s posted a … 1

Influence game: Government takes on the internet

Monday, September 29, 2014

Should the company that supplies your internet access be allowed to cut deals with online services such as Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster? The Federal Communications Commission is tackling that question this fall after … 0

Site selling N.H.-made wares marks 1 year

Monday, September 29, 2014

This month, celebrated its first full year of selling products designed, assembled or manufactured in New Hampshire. About 500 products, including specialty foods, apparel, home decor and jewelry, are sold through the website and feature items made by crafters and artists from across the state. “I think … 0

Global Impact: MadgeTech of Warner makes monitors to measure everything

Monday, September 29, 2014

When hospitals in the United Arab Emirates needed new generators, they turned to Siemens. And when Siemens needed to ensure they knew exactly what happened to those generators during transport, they turned to MadgeTech. The Warner company designs, … 0

Biz notes for Sept. 29, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Hay Creek Hotels has announced the addition of Tesla electric charging stations to the company’s properties, including the Centennial Inn in Concord and the Wolfeboro Inn. The connectors will provide a way for Tesla owners to quickly charge their vehicles when driving through the area. The Tilton Police … 0

Business people for Sept. 29, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Tenley Callaghan of Concord recently was named the managing director of Granite State Title Services, an affiliate of the Concord-based law firm of Cleveland, Waters and Bass. Callaghan has more than 25 years of experience in commercial and … 0

Open house Wednesday at NHTI advanced manufacturing lab

Monday, September 29, 2014

New Hampshire community colleges will open their manufacturing education labs Wednesday for public tours. The open house at all seven campuses, including NHTI in Concord, is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Visitors will have an opportunity to speak with advanced manufacturing employers, community college staff and students, … 0

Tech-friendly cities struggle with new biz rules

Monday, September 29, 2014

A renowned technology hub that is home to some of the country’s top universities, Boston is emerging as an unlikely battleground for web-based businesses such as Airbnb and Uber, with some saying more regulations are needed to prevent … 0

Lemon lovers get bitter shock on California drought

Monday, September 29, 2014

First it was the surge in beef prices, and then seafood went through the roof. Now you can add lemons to the growing list of ingredients cutting into profit on the menu at Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab. The three Joe’s restaurants, in Washington, D.C., Chicago … 0

Small businesses helping workers buy health plans

Sunday, September 28, 2014

When Monty Hagler learned his employee insurance premiums could rise as much as 38 percent, the small-business owner decided he couldn’t afford coverage that complies with the health care overhaul. He considered a variety of plans from different … 0