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Traffic was at a standstill last year on Interstate 93 South at the junction with I-89.

When traveling over Thanksgiving, patience is a virtue – and a necessity

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

If the idea of travel around Thanksgiving Day, any kind of travel, makes you cringe – well, you’re probably smart. “Thanksgiving week tends to be the busiest week of the year because people stretch out the holiday,” said Thomas Malafronte, deputy director of Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. “We’re anticipating that most, if not all, of our flights will be full. . …

Stuck waiting: ground delays at US airports on the rise

Monday, November 23, 2015

On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Passengers watched the safety video and settled in for a six-hour trip. Then they waited. And waited. Still within sight of the gate, their jet sat motionless due to airport …

Downtown: Did downtown businesses survive the Main Street project?

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The dust has – finally – settled. Heavy construction on the Main Street project has wrapped up for the year. Crews from Severino Trucking Co. and its subcontractors are crossing off the last items on the to-do list. Both lanes of traffic are open for holiday shoppers. When those shoppers arrive, they will find more businesses have opened than closed in downtown Concord …

Northeast ski resorts hope for ‘winter deja vu’

Sunday, November 22, 2015

It may be tough to top last winter’s record ski season in Vermont and colossal snowfall across New England, but Northeastern resorts hope to continue to draw crowds with upgrades to snowmaking, lifts and lodging this winter. Other …

UNH offering $5M scholarship for future business leaders

Sunday, November 22, 2015

A University of New Hampshire alumnus, whose generosity funded an entire business program at the school, has donated $5 million for a scholarship fund to help business students. Next fall, 36 entering business students will receive $5,000 every year for all four years if they maintain high academic …

Business notes for Nov. 23, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Franklin Savings Bank has launched an online appointment-setting platform. It is available for mobile devices, too. Service Credit Union donated $20,000 to the New Hampshire Global War on Terror Memorial, which will be located in at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. Berstein Shur, a law …

Business people for Nov. 23, 2015

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Kathy Carroll of New London, Peter Fichter of Newbury and Frances Harris of Sunapee were named new members of the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust board of trustees. Amy Manzelli, a lawyer at BCM Environmental & Land Law, …

Federal contracts awarded in N.H. recently

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The following federal contracts were announced by federal agencies as having been awarded to companies operating in New Hampshire through Nov. 20. Transupport Inc., Merrimack, won a $956,082.96 federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, Va., for afterburner overhaul kits. Kollsman Inc., Merrimack, won a $461,605 federal …

Recent patents for N.H. individuals, companies

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Patnets awarded to companies and individuals in New Hampshire through Nov. 20. Allegro Microsystems Assigned Patent Allegro Microsystems, Worcester, Mass., has been assigned a patent (9,182,250) developed by Craig S. Petrie, Merrimack, for a “circular vertical hall magnetic field sensing element and method with a plurality of continuous …

Utilities see potential in drones to inspect lines, towers

Sunday, November 22, 2015

U.S. utilities see great potential in the use of remote-controlled drones to do the often-dangerous work of inspecting power lines and transmission towers, but strict regulations have so far slowed adoption of the technology. The remote-controlled devices make …

Feeling claustrophobic?

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Does it sometimes feel like the office walls are closing in on you? Are your co-workers all up in your grill, invading your personal space with their loud phone calls and increasingly sharp elbows? Don’t call the psychiatrist …

UPS and FedEx try every tech trick to speed up deliveries

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Around 8 a.m. at a cavernous warehouse outside Pittsburgh recently, about four dozen delivery drivers for United Parcel Service got their first look at the scheduled drop-offs for the day. Prepping for roughly nine-hour shifts with anywhere from 50 to 150 stops, it could have been – and, …

By one measure, wage disparity in NH has grown more than almost any other state

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Wage inequality has grown more in New Hampshire over the past decade than in almost any other state, according to a new study that says wages for workers at the upper end of the scale has risen, while pay at the lower end of the scale has fallen …