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Staying up late: If you like shopping at night, then Midnight Merriment is for you

Monday, November 30, 2015

If you haven’t noticed, it’s December and that means your holiday shopping days are dwindling. Before you know it, you’re going to be driving around to any place that’s open on Christmas Eve looking for a gift that no one can definitively say was bought the night before. Don’t be like this (insert your name using the Direct TV commercial voice). We know you think you’ve got plenty of time, …

It’s back!: We stopped by Concord Handmade to see what’s on the shelves

Monday, November 30, 2015

For the fifth year in a row, Alison Murphy was able to find an open storefront somewhere in the downtown area, which means her pop-up holiday shop, Concord Handmade, is up and running. Inside the 26 Pleasant St. location, you’ll find clothing and earrings, magnets and coffee cups – along with some other …

Downtown: Concord Craft Brewing looks to change downtown address

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Another round? Concord Craft Brewing is going back to the city’s zoning board for the okay to open in a different location than previously permitted. Hopkinton resident Dennis Molnar got the board’s permission in October to open a nanobrewery on Pleasant Street Extension, in the former home of the Purple Pit jazz club. The city’s code currently doesn’t allow bottling of beverages in …

College grads will enter a strong job market

Sunday, November 29, 2015

This spring, students graduating from college will have more to look forward to than the end of exams and term papers. They can also expect a strong job market. According to a survey by the Collegiate Employment Research …

Local businesses, handmade gifts draw shoppers downtown on Plaid Friday

Saturday, November 28, 2015

When the shops opened on Main Street in Concord on Friday, Ed McMonagle was ready. “My wife dug it out,” he said, gesturing to his shirt. “I said, ‘Find me some plaid!’ ” McMonagle was dressed for Plaid …

Deals, hot gift items boost Black Friday shopping at Steeplegate Mall

Saturday, November 28, 2015

For Jocelyn Cutler and her mother, Connie Ferguson, the massage chairs in the middle of Steeplegate Mall were a welcome reprieve Friday. The two women from Hillsboro started their shopping at 3 a.m. By the time they were …

Super Bowl of shopping is more like a scrimmage

Saturday, November 28, 2015

The annual ritual of Black Friday, as we know it, is over. Gone are the throngs of frenzied shoppers camping out for days ahead of the big sales bonanza on the day after Thanksgiving. And forget the fisticuffs …

Airborne laser technology helps map N.H.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Even though New Hampshire is covered by trees, little details like cellar holes and old stone walls have been recorded with the use of new airborne technology. It’s called light detection and ranging – better known as LiDAR …

Concord’s winter market returns to Cole Gardens

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Winter is coming – but that means the Concord Winter Farmers’ Market is back. Cole Gardens, located at 430 Loudon Road, hosts the annual market on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. General manager Charlie Cole said the vendors are a mix – some familiar faces from …

Black Friday cheat sheet: A guide to the retail deals bonanza

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The turkey is brining, the silver is polished and the tablecloth is ironed for your fancy Thanksgiving dinner. So you know what that means: It’s time to make your game plan for shopping the Black Friday deals. Here, we’ve answered key questions in an attempt to help you …

When traveling over Thanksgiving, patience is a virtue – and a necessity

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

If the idea of travel around Thanksgiving Day, any kind of travel, makes you cringe – well, you’re probably smart. “Thanksgiving week tends to be the busiest week of the year because people stretch out the holiday,” said …

Stuck waiting: ground delays at US airports on the rise

Monday, November 23, 2015

On a recent morning, Delta Air Lines Flight 435 pushed back early from the gate at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport. Passengers watched the safety video and settled in for a six-hour trip. Then they waited. …

Downtown: Did downtown businesses survive the Main Street project?

Sunday, November 22, 2015

The dust has – finally – settled. Heavy construction on the Main Street project has wrapped up for the year. Crews from Severino Trucking Co. and its subcontractors are crossing off the last items on the to-do list. Both lanes of traffic are open for holiday shoppers. When …