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Sherry Markovitz's work has an emotional resonance, meaning she pours her heart and soul into it: The work "is on our minds every day. In a way, my work has gotten more pared down. That's more what I'm interested in at this point." (Benjamin Benscneider/Seattle Times/TNS)

Seattle home a constant work in progress

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Unlike most homes you see featured in the media, this one is decidedly unfinished. Probably always will be. Because at the home/studios of artists Sherry Markovitz and Peter Millett it’s all about the journey. “I like it,” says Markovitz, sitting at the kitchen table covered in one of the plastic pink polka-dot tablecloths she gets for $1.50 from Daiso in …

On Kickstarter, everyone wants to be ‘Staff Pick’

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Want your project to get selected as a “Staff Pick” on crowdfunding site Kickstarter? Good luck with that. Entrepreneurs and other users have been seeking the secret to getting their projects selected as a Staff Pick – a designation that one of Kickstarter’s 98 employees can give a project based on his or …

Chichester rescue has a record 64 puppies

Sunday, December 21, 2014

If you’re looking to give the gift of a puppy this holiday season, you might want to give Teresa Paradis a call. Because she has 64 of them. And that’s a lot of puppies to manage. Paradis is the executive director of Live and Let Live Farm in Chichester – where she also …

Business notes for Dec. 15, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Hulafrog, a website for local community events, recently launched in the Concord area. The website lists community events for families and places to go with kids, as well as family-friendly businesses. Mason + Rich recently launched a strategic marketing initiative in celebration of the firm’s 75th anniversary. The …

Northern New England snowmobilers hope for snow

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Last week’s heavy, wet snow could provide the solid base needed to get the snowmobile season on track, but trees knocked out in the storm could keep some trails closed beyond the start of the season. “We’ve been …

Wealth gap widens between whites and minorities

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The economic recovery has not been equal among the races, according to a Pew Research Center study released last week. The study found that the wealth gap between white households and minorities has widened in recent years. The wealth of white households was 13 times greater than that …

Business people for Dec. 15, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Josue Roman of Pittsfield recently was named to the board of directors of the Friends Program in Concord. Roman, a certified public accountant with Mason + Rich, is also in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and is on …

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Allenstown ∎ No address given; land and building; $136,000; Ryan D. and Jessica L. Provost to Mark E. and Lynda L. Vermillion. ∎ 24-26 Mt Delight Road; land and building; $198,000; Alan D. and Elizabeth A. Beck to Andrew S. and Kristen L. Thomas. Andover ∎ 4th NH Tpke; land; $126,267; …

4 ways to hold onto your cash when renting a car

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Heading home for the holidays can come with a hefty price tag. Although gas prices are the lowest they’ve been in years, if you’re renting a car, increased demand during the season means you’ll likely encounter higher prices – especially if you haven’t already locked in a rate. …

Wood Energy Council offers free assessments of benefits, costs of switching to pellet, chip heat

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Looking at the heating bill for your office with chagrin, and then gazing longingly out the window at all the perfectly combustible lumber around? The New Hampshire Wood Energy Council recently received a federal grant to help businesses, communities and institutions such as hospitals and schools learn about …

U.S. egg market to be disrupted as cages made roomier

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Eggs are about to get more expensive as California moves to make sure hen houses are roomy enough to allow the birds to lie down, stand up, extend their wings and move around. Farmers nationwide who want to continue selling to the most populous U.S. state are moving …

Economist: Housing market flouting historical expectations with delayed recovery

Thursday, December 11, 2014

It’s almost time for Dennis Delay to retire a slide he has been bringing with him to illustrate part of his speeches about the economy for several years. A bunch of jagged lines on a chart crashing down …

Widespread FairPoint outage reported in New Hampshire, Vermont

Thursday, December 11, 2014

FairPoint Communications said a problem that occurred during routine maintenance led to a loss of high-speed internet service for thousands of customers in Vermont and New Hampshire yesterday. Spokesman Jeff Nevins said the hardware problem knocked out service for all of Vermont and part of New Hampshire yesterday …