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Liberty Utilities expects customers will see higher electricity bills this winter

Monday, September 22, 2014

Liberty Utilities is expecting its customers’ electricity bills to increase this winter by nearly 50 percent. The utility is planning to double its energy charge to 15.4 cents per kilowatt-hour of electricity, from the current rate of 7.73 cents. Liberty announced yesterday that it filed with the state Public Utilities Commission seeking approval of the rate change, which would go into effect Nov. 1. The company has roughly 43,000 customers … 0

New company running New Hampshire National Guard support program

Monday, September 22, 2014

A program that helps New Hampshire National Guard members and their families won praise from a Defense Department official yesterday as it transitions to new management. The 7-year-old program helps individuals and families with suicide prevention, mental health care, employment and housing. Until recently, it was managed by the Department of Health and Human Services, the New Hampshire National Guard and Easter Seals … 0

Hundreds speak out on New York casino plans

Monday, September 22, 2014

Supporters and critics of proposals for an Albany area casino weighed in yesterday at the first of three days of public hearings on casinos planned for upstate New York. A state board reviewing 16 casino applications is expected to recommend up to four winners this fall, and supporters and opponents alike said this … 0

Future of the Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce is unclear

Monday, September 22, 2014

Most chamber of commerce meetings center on discussions of networking, event planning and marketing. The Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce’s meeting Wednesday night focused on whether the chamber even has a future. “The Kearsarge Area Chamber of Commerce has reached a crossroad. It has become increasingly difficult to … 0

Downtown: Hoping customers will follow suit, Main Street businesses back Discover Downtown campaign

Monday, September 22, 2014

In Things are Cooking on North Main Street, a cluster of customers stared at the coffee maker with equal parts confusion and curiosity. They peered at the sleek features of the Nespresso machine and examined the plastic pods of accompanying coffee. One woman leaned in for a closer … 5

Business notes for Sept. 22, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Bank of New Hampshire recently gave $2,250 to the 2014 New Hampshire Highland Games, which were held Friday through yesterday in Lincoln, and their youth program. Milestone Engineering & Construction Inc. of Concord recently completed the Plymouth branch … 0

Missing men in U.S. workforce risk permanent separation

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Tom Kaminski is back at work, three years after losing his job as a human-resources manager and dropping out of the labor force for a time to go back to college. Kaminski, 43, dipped into his retirement savings while he earned a master’s degree. The added credential helped … 0

GM recalls Cadillacs, Impalas as Chrysler to fix Jeeps, Dodges

Sunday, September 21, 2014

General Motors, the largest U.S. automaker, is recalling some Cadillac and Impala cars while Chrysler called back some Jeep and Dodge sport utility vehicles, according to government reports Saturday. The GM recall may affect 132,921 vehicles, including 2013 to 2015 Cadillac XTS models made from Feb. 14, 2012, … 0

Business people for Sept. 22, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Henry LIpman, senior vice president for strategy and external relations at LRGHealthcare, recently was named chairman of the board of trustees for the New Hampshire Hospital Association. He previously served as vice chairman, secretary/treasurer and as chairman of … 0

Partnership for a Drug-Free N.H. gets tax-exempt status

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Partnership for a drug-free New Hampshire recently announced it has received 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service. This classification designates the organization as a public charity, which also means donations to the group are now tax deductible. Past donations to the organization also qualify. “As a … 0

Global Impact: In disasters around the world, Globe gear protects

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Globe Manufacturing in Pittsfield makes the kind of things buyers hope they’ll never need, but know that sooner or later, they will. The products are in fire departments in Loudon and Kuwait and Washington, D.C. They’re what rescue … 0

Concord job fair planned at Steeplegate Mall

Sunday, September 21, 2014

More than 60 employers will be at a job fair Sept. 24 at the Steeplegate Mall, looking to fill positions ranging from home health care aides to bank tellers, manufacturing and corrections workers. The job fair was organized by New Hampshire Employment Security and the New Hampshire Employer … 0

for sale in hopkinton: A beautiful dwelling – inside and out

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The home at 18 Brookwood Lane in Hopkinton is a beautifully maintained and picturesque cape on a corner lot. Featuring four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, the home offers gorgeous custom details, modern amenities and lots of space. Situated … 0