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Downtown: Catholic parish reaches agreement to sell Sacred Heart Church

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Sacred Heart Church on Pleasant Street is under a purchase-and-sales agreement to become condos. Richard Roberge, the pastor of Concord’s Christ the King Parish, announced the news Sunday in a press release and at weekend Masses. The buyer is developer Jon Chorlian. “While we are sad to close this chapter in our parish’s history, we are happy with the plans that Mr. Chorlian has for the building,” Roberge said in …

Business people for Feb. 8, 2016

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Joshua Lafond will be a permanent part-time arena supervisor for Concord General Services. He will assist with in the operation of the Douglas N. Everett Arena with Arena Manager Jeff Bardwell. He was a rink attendant at the Sullivan Arena at Saint Anselm College for six years, four of which while he was …

The story behind the Pats Peak cookie

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Obviously, if an area ski mountain boasts a world-famous cookie, there’s only one thing to do: taste it. It’s best to go straight to the source for the M&M cookie – to Pats Peak in Henniker. There, in the Tradewinds Cafe kitchen, is food and beverage director Guy Pelletier, who can tell you …

Business people for Feb. 1, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Richard Wyman was appointed president of Meredith Village Savings Bank. Wyman has more than 30 years of experience in senior leadership and has served as an executive officer and CFO for several Maine-based banks, ranging from local community …

Business notes for Feb. 1, 2016

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Hair Cuttery celebrated the grand opening of its newest salon at 273 Loudon Road, Concord, on Jan. 21 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony officiated by Concord Chamber of Commerce President Timothy Sink. As part of the grand opening festivities, Hair Cuttery donated $500 to the Friends of Forgotten Children. …

Waving goodbye to a piece of Americana — the lumberjack

Sunday, January 31, 2016

In the snowy woods of northern New England and other forested parts of the country, the lumberjack is an endangered species. As markets for forest products change and high-tech machinery replaces chain saws, which themselves replaced the ax, …

New rail link to Maine waterfront could revive port

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Freight trains are rolling through New England carrying the first-ever shipping containers loaded on the Portland, Maine, waterfront. The new train service is the product of years of planning and millions in public and private investment, with the goal of connecting the once-thriving port by rail with freight …

Federal contracts awarded recently in New Hampshire

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Smith’s Tubular Systems of Laconia won a $507,642 federal contract from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command, Philadelphia, for metal hose assemblies. New Hampshire Ball Bearings of Laconia won a $332,325.71 federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, Va., for bearings. New Hampshire Ball Bearings Inc. of …

Google parent Alphabet may soon top Apple’s market value

Sunday, January 31, 2016

As the digital advertising market booms and demand for smart phones wanes, Alphabet Inc. could soon dethrone Apple as the world’s most valuable company. If it happens, Alphabet will move to the head of the class just five …

Crust and Crumb will cater the NOFA conference again

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Entering The Crust and Crumb Baking Co. just across from the State House on a January morning, one is greeted by the most pleasant smells. Fresh baked bread sits on a shelf behind the cash register, delicate handmade …

Business people for Jan. 25, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Craig Jacobson and James Mason were elected corporators during Franklin Bancorp’s annual meeting. Jacobson, of Andover, is an IT sales consultant and a real estate agent with The Masiello Group. Mason, of Franklin, is the owner of the …

Business notes for Jan. 25, 2016

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Granite United Way and Citizens Bank will partner with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program that gives free tax preparation to low-income individuals and families, who make less than $62,000 annually. Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice was named the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce Business of …

Recent federal contracts awarded in New Hampshire

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Teledyne Instruments of Portsmouth won a $91,516 federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency of Columbus, Ohio, for interior insert assemblies. WVSR LLC of Waterville Valley won a $14,000 federal contract set aside for small business from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command in Groton, Conn., for marriage …