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T workers jam statehouse hearing on transit overhaul

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Unionized MBTA employees packed a statehouse hearing room as state transportation officials and members of a review panel appointed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker outlined recommendations for shaking up the troubled Boston-area transit system. Many of the workers are opposed to changes in work rules or an easing of anti-privatization rules proposed by Baker. While they were not allowed to testify at yesterday’s oversight hearing held by the Legislature’s Transportation …

Business people for April 27, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Brian Cregg was honored by the Concord Police Department as the police officer of the year. Dianne LeBlanc, a police dispatcher, was honored by the Concord Police Department as the civilian employee of the year. Randy Eifert of Cross Insurance was elected as chairman of the Belknap Economic Development Council. John Giere of …

Business notes for April 27, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Northeast Credit Union received three Diamond Awards from the Credit Union National Association Marketing and Business Development Council at the association’s annual conference in March. UNH Manchester will offer a new Bachelor of Science degree program in biotechnology for undergraduates beginning in the fall. It will provide advanced molecular biology training to prepare students to enter the workforce or go on to graduate …

Lean year for New England cod ahead as shutdown looms

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Catch limits set to take effect this week will take a bite out of an industry that dates back to America’s colonial past: New England cod. The stricter quota on cod taken from the Gulf of Maine – a 75 percent cut from the current year – will …

Maine hosting New England tourism conference this month

Sunday, April 26, 2015

More than 400 travel and tourism businesses, tour operators and other organizations from eight different countries will visit Maine this month. Maine is hosting the annual Discover New England Tourism Summit in Portland from April 27 to 29. The six New England states take turns hosting the conference. …

Expert: Lift accidents like one at Sugarloaf are rare

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A national expert says Maine’s Sugarloaf ski resort was the only ski area in the nation to have a serious lift malfunction involving injuries this season. Seven skiers were injured when the King Pine quad lift at Sugarloaf began moving backward on busy Saturday in late March. An …

New candy shop sweetens up Central Street in Franklin

Sunday, April 26, 2015

A monumental brick structure, the Odd Fellows building stands on the corner of Central and Smith streets, a centerpiece in downtown Franklin. Years ago, a pharmacy occupied the ground floor, a space which has since been divided into …

Picture it: A 1,000-year exposure showing a changing Earth

Sunday, April 26, 2015

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then Jonathon Keats figures a picture can also span a thousand years. Keats, a San Francisco writer and self-described experimental philosopher and conceptual artist, has designed a “millennium camera” that …

For sale in Bow: Magnificent views, inside and out

Sunday, April 26, 2015

This stunning, contemporary colonial at 16 Longview Drive in Bow truly has it all. With magnificent views from almost every room, it features five bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, an abundance of entertaining space, a fantastic finished basement, and an …

How London man may have helped trigger the ‘flash crash’

Saturday, April 25, 2015

He operated from a modest suburban London home he shared with his parents, far from the city’s glamorous financial center. He used off-the-shelf software anyone can buy. Yet, if U.S. authorities are correct, Navinder Singh Sarao, 36, managed …

As Senate vets budget, some N.H. business leaders say tourism promo cuts will cost state

Friday, April 24, 2015

Riders on transit systems in New York and New Jersey last year were beckoned by colorful ads to “Live Free and Unwind” in New Hampshire. The marketing campaign, which featured a sailboat gliding through the water near Portsmouth, was paid for by the Division of Travel and Tourism …

NH PUC launches investigation into soaring New England energy prices

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The state Public Utilities Commission is launching an investigation into the state’s high electricity costs, hoping to find solutions. “Overall, the average retail price of electricity in New England is the highest in the continental United States, posing a threat to our region’s economic competitiveness,” said the PUC …

SBA Administrator, Kuster laud Concord’s Blake’s All-Natural, small-business loans

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Chris Licata prepped his audience for the message he was about to deliver: He had an overwhelmingly positive experience with a government agency. “It seems like it’s never been more in style to criticize government and the things that are going on,” said Licata, president of Blake’s All …