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History, weather, people factors for N.H. ski areas when it comes to end of season

Thursday, March 26, 2015

This year’s ski season started with a bang with an early cold snap that provided ideal conditions for snowmaking. Epic amounts of snow fell in the mountains, and temperatures remained cold into the spring, keeping a heavy blanket at the state’s ski resorts. It all seemed to add up to an extended ski season that could spill into schools’ April …

Colby Hill Inn in Henniker adds Tesla electric car charging stations

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Colby Hill Inn has all the expected amenities of a historic, rural New Hampshire getaway: private bathrooms in each guest room, an in-ground pool, extensive gardens and a gazebo. But this month, the Henniker inn added a feature that few others in the state have: Tesla and electric vehicle chargers. The two electric vehicle charging stations were installed at the inn about three …

OSHA proposes $40,000 fine against Gilford electrical contractor

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The U.S. Labor Department’s OSHA division is proposing a $40,000 fine against a New Hampshire electrical contractor, saying an employee was exposed to a 12-foot fall without protection while replacing a light fixture on a restaurant roof in Concord. An Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspector driving by the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in December said he saw an employee for Daniels Electric …

How government aims to protect low-income users of ‘payday’ loans

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Each month, more than 200,000 needy U.S. households take out what’s advertised as a brief loan. Many have run out of money between paychecks. So they obtain a “payday” loan to tide them over. Problem is, such loans can often bury them in fees and debts. Their bank …

Kinder Morgan says it won’t take any homes by eminent domain to build pipeline in N.H.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pipeline developer Kinder Morgan will not take any New Hampshire homes through eminent domain, company officials told lawmakers in Concord yesterday. The energy company is proposing constructing more than 70 miles of natural gas pipeline through 17 communities in Southern New Hampshire that include Richmond, Fitzwilliam, Mason, Litchfield …

AP Investigation: Is the fish you buy caught by slaves?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Associated Press notified the International Organization for Migration about men in this story, who were then moved out of Benjina by the police for their safety. Hundreds of slaves remain on the island, and five …

HJ Heinz buys Kraft to build $28 billion food giant

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans yesterday to buy Kraft and create one of the world’s largest …

Forum to focus on climate impacts on maple industry

Monday, March 23, 2015

The state’s maple producers and maple experts will talk this week about climate change and its effects on one of New Hampshire’s iconic industries. The event, “Climate Change not so Sweet for Maple Syrup,” will focus on climate impacts on the state’s forests and maple trees. The forum …

Liberty Utilities announces effort to cut bills significantly

Monday, March 23, 2015

Liberty Utilities predicts its average customers will see their monthly electric bills drop by $47.25 this spring, signaling an end to a winter period when electricity rates across the state spiked by as much as 100 percent in some cases. The utility announced yesterday that it filed a …

U.S., Canadian officials cite regional energy collaboration

Monday, March 23, 2015

There is an abundance of clean electricity in eastern Canada waiting to be sent to the energy-hungry states of New England, officials said yesterday at an international energy conference at the University of Vermont. A number of projects are under way to help move that power south, but …

Downtown: A new flavor on Main Street

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Alex Moody tried to quit smoking with patches and gum and even hypnotism, but nothing stuck. For Angelina Lynn, smoking was social. She hated the tobacco smell, but loved the group that gathered around it. Ryan Smith quit …

Business people for March 23, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Jim Miller of Center Harbor recently joined RE/MAX Bayside in Laconia. He formerly worked for Nash Realty. Kristine Blackwelder of Tilton recently joined the New Hampshire Dental Society as an oral health consultant. She graduated from the University …

Business notes for March 23, 2015

Sunday, March 22, 2015

N.H. Federal Credit Union’s annual meeting and member appreciation night will be Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott on Constitution Drive in Concord. All members are invited to attend to review operations and elect three members to the board of directors. Info: 224-7731 or nhfcu.org. …