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File In this Wednesday, March 30, 2011 file photo, A bed bug is displayed at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Facing bedbugs, officials opt to close Camp Spaulding for the summer

Friday, July 11, 2014

This summer marked the first time Camp Spaulding, a co-ed overnight camp in Penacook that’s operated by Child and Family Services of New Hampshire, trained its counselors to spot signs of bedbugs. Call it foreshadowing, maybe, but CFS Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer Maria Gagnon is calling it fortunate: The first night of the camp’s first summer session, June 30, … 0

NASCAR races at NHMS bring national attention, economic boost for businesses, state

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The economic windfall of two NASCAR Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway includes the Loudon residents who use lawn parking revenue to pay their property taxes and more than a thousand seasonal part-time speedway employees. It also touches state liquor stores, which welcome out-of-town fans, and toll money collected as people … 0

Without a buyer, Racquet Club of Concord could go up for auction this month

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

By the end of this month, the Racquet Club of Concord will have a new owner. Who that owner will be and what will happen next to the longtime health club, however, is uncertain. The Nelson family built the club on Garvins Falls Road in 1972. After more than 40 years of business, they are negotiating a sale with an unnamed buyer. But … 0

Cell tower application withdrawn after opposition in Portsmouth

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

AT&T has decided to withdraw an application to install a 130-foot cell tower in Portsmouth after residents voiced their opposition. The Portsmouth Herald reported that staff attorney Brian Grossman said AT&T is re-evaluating its network priorities, including the best way to improve wireless coverage within Portsmouth. The company … 0

Study to look at feasibility of Boscawen-based community kitchen

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A space for farmers to can their vegetables for sale, or a kitchen with a convection oven to bake and package pies filled with locally grown fruit. The definition of a community kitchen depends largely on the people using the space. In Boscawen, a feasibility study will look … 0

Washington state issues 24 marijuana shop licenses

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Washington state issued its first retail marijuana licenses yesterday, a day ahead of the start of legal sales and 21 hours before the only store licensed to sell in Seattle was set to open. At Cannabis City, where … 0

Concord’s evo Rock + Fitness expands with licensed locations in Maine, Indiana

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Less than a year and a half after opening its doors in Concord, evo Rock + Fitness is branching out with two new locations, in Maine and Indiana. The new locations will be licensed to use the same … 0

N.H.’s summer tourism season in full swing

Sunday, July 6, 2014

An estimated 880,000 tourists came to New Hampshire for the holiday weekend, and that’s just a fraction of the total 14.9 million visitors predicted to visit the state this summer, up about 2 percent from last year. “We have such a great state to show off and let … 0

Libertarian PorcFest vendors eager to charge in bitcoin

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Hunter – he goes by only one name – is a trusting guy. He trusts his fellow porcupines, the libertarian-leaning participants in an annual campout hosted in the North Country by the Free State Project. For the weeklong … 5

Business people

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Beth M c Guinn of Canterbury was hired as the first full-time executive director at Five Rivers Conservation Trust, headquartered in Concord. McGuinn succeeds Jay Haines, who came to Five Rivers four years ago as the part-time executive … 0

Business notes

Sunday, July 6, 2014

AT&T Digital Life automation and safety service is now available in the Concord area. Digital Life features include indoor and outdoor cameras, the ability to remotely open doors and control lights, a coffee maker and heat or air conditioning, and alerts about any water leaks or broken glass … 0

U.S. is now world’s biggest oil producer

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The United States will remain the world’s biggest oil producer this year after overtaking Saudi Arabia and Russia as extraction of energy from shale rock spurs the nation’s economic recovery, Bank of America Corp. said. U.S. production of crude oil, along with liquids separated from natural gas, surpassed … 0

Study: D.C. brimming with hard-to-fill STEM jobs

Sunday, July 6, 2014

With Washington, D.C.’s reputation as a government town, many people outside the region may not think of the area as a hub for STEM jobs – positions requiring science, technology, engineering and math skills. But a study released last week by the Brookings Institution finds a comparatively large … 0