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For sale in Concord: Spacious, peaceful and functional

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The lovely colonial at 20 Lake View Drive in Concord offers privacy and lots of versatile and attractive living space. Featuring three bedrooms, an additional bonus room that could serve as a fourth bedroom, and two-and-a-half bathrooms, the home is both spacious and functional. Overlooking a serene and natural setting, the home is situated on 6.7 acres, abutting conservation land …

July 4th visits, spending could set record in New Hampshire

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Visits and spending are expected to set records for the July 4 holiday period this year in New Hampshire. The Institute for New Hampshire Studies says more than 900,000 people are expected to visit the state from Friday through Monday. They are expected to spend more than $140 million. Most visitors will travel to New Hampshire from New England and the Middle Atlantic …

Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation preps for closure

Saturday, July 4, 2015

After months of scrutiny over allegations of abuse and neglect, an Effingham facility for people with brain injuries is telling its employees to prepare for an Aug. 1 closure. Officials at Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center are telling the facility’s roughly 250 employees they are likely to be laid off before or around that date. Executive Director Patricia Reed says in a memo she expects …

Confusion reigns in Greece on last day of campaigning before referendum

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Greece’s highest administrative court ruled Friday that a referendum planned for Sunday is constitutional, clearing the last serious hurdle before Greeks go to the polls for a vote that could set the country’s direction for decades. From the moment Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced the referendum last …

Northern New England states fight, track invasive bugs

Friday, July 3, 2015

Ever vigilant, researchers in Northern New England have added more tools to help them track the spread of an invasive beetle that has destroyed millions of ash trees. Dangling this year from tree branches all over New Hampshire …

U.S. employers add 223K jobs; jobless rate falls to 5.3 pct.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

U.S. employers added a solid 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market paint a mixed picture. The unemployment …

Obama to expand overtime eligibility for millions of workers

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Obama administration plans to raise the wages of millions of Americans who work more than 40 hours a week by requiring employers to pay them overtime. Workers who earn as much as $970 a week would have to be paid overtime even if they’re classified as a …

Greece hits new low as bailout to expire, default looms

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Greece slipped deeper into its financial abyss on Tuesday as the bailout program it has relied on for five years was set to expire and eurozone finance chiefs decided not to extend it a new financial lifeline. Denied …

U.S. stocks notch worst day of year as Greek crisis escalates

Monday, June 29, 2015

Fears that Greece’s troubles could spread through the global financial system shook markets Monday, driving U.S. stocks to their worst day of the year. Investors fled from stocks in Europe and the U.S. and retreated to the safety …

Tsipras defiant as banks shut, markets rocked

Monday, June 29, 2015

Anxious pensioners swarmed closed bank branches Monday and long lines snaked outside ATMs as Greeks endured the first day of serious controls on their daily economic lives ahead of a referendum that could determine whether the country has …

Flag store owners must decide if Confederate flag is symbol of hate, or historic marker

Monday, June 29, 2015

In a photo discovered online, the white man accused of killing nine African Americans during a Bible study in South Carolina is shown brandishing a gun – and a Confederate flag. The debate over the Confederate flag – …

Downtown: Market Days serves as opening weekend for new Main Street

Sunday, June 28, 2015

When Janet King of Canterbury walked up to one of the new red benches on North Main Street this past weekend, she thought it was part of the nearby furniture sale. “These benches, they were nice,” King said. …

Greece imposes capital controls, banks to remain shut

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Greece’s five-year financial crisis took its most dramatic turn to date Sunday, with the prime minister announcing Greek banks would remain shut indefinitely and restrictions would be imposed on cash withdrawals. The decision came on the recommendation of …