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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 …

Real estate trust may sell off N.H. ski areas

Sunday, March 22, 2015

A real estate investment trust with holdings including several iconic New England ski areas is selling its assets. CNL Lifestyle Properties, a major player in the winter recreation industry, is evaluating its strategic options for 16 ski resorts, …

Tom’s of Maine getting ready to launch more products

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tom’s of Maine is known for its personal care products like all-natural toothpaste, mouthwash and deodorant. Now it’s launching its first category expansion in 15 years. Beginning this spring, Tom’s of Maine will officially launch more than 15 new items including its first baby products, along with lip …

Wages haven’t been this crucial to U.S. economy in half century

Sunday, March 22, 2015

When it comes to U.S. economic growth, wages may never have been this important. The link between earnings and consumer spending has been tighter in this expansion than in any other since records began in the 1960s, according to calculations by Tom Porcelli, chief U.S. economist at RBC …

Starbucks baristas stop writing “Race Together” on cups

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Starbucks baristas will no longer write “Race Together” on customers’ cups starting yesterday, ending as planned a visible component of the company’s diversity and racial inequality campaign that had sparked widespread criticism in the week since it took …

for sale in Hopkinton: Amenity-packed colonial a spacious find

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The stunning colonial at 507 Dolly Road in Hopkinton offers privacy and lots of versatile and attractive living space. Featuring four bedrooms, two additional rooms that could potentially serve as bedrooms, and four bathrooms, the home is both …

Companies tap into large maple potential

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Already, Vermont is maple syrup capital of the U.S., with production traditionally being a side business for farmers. Could a large-scale operation, tapping into thousands of acres of maple trees in a remote northeastern part of the state, …

Harvard’s Putnam sees Primary as way to shine spotlight on “opportunity gap”

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam wants people to put down his new book and go help community youths. This would be a small, if symbolic, step toward closing the “opportunity gap” that exists between rich kids and poor …

U.S. sets first fracking rules since process fueled gas boom

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Obama administration issued the first federal regulations for fracking since the drilling technique fueled a domestic energy boom, requiring extensive disclosures of the chemicals used on public land. After years of debate and delay, the Bureau of Land Management yesterday said drillers on federal lands must reveal …

Portsmouth makes it to new version of Monopoly

Friday, March 20, 2015

Portsmouth has made it to the big leagues – Seacoast city has been picked as a destination for a new version of the Monopoly board game. Hasbro Inc. let voters choose which cities would appear in two new versions of the game. Portsmouth will appear in a light …

Grogan tapped to head N.H. Small Business Development Center

Friday, March 20, 2015

The New Hampshire Small Business Development Center has tapped Dr. Richard Grogan as its next director. Grogan, who was selected after a national search, begins April 6. He replaces long-time director Mary Collins, who will stay on in an advisory role until May 30. Grogan most recently served …