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The first foundation jacket installed by Deepwater Wind in the nation's first offshore wind farm construction project is seen Monday, July 27, 2015, on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Block Island, R.I. Deepwater Wind will consist of five turbines producing a total of 30 megawatts of electricity. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Officials hope 1st U.S. offshore wind farm will boost industry

Monday, July 27, 2015

Construction has begun off Rhode Island’s coast on the nation’s first offshore wind farm, a milestone that federal and state officials say will help the fledgling U.S. industry surge ahead. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said Monday that lenders, regulators and stakeholders can now see a path forward. “It’s great to witness a pioneering moment in U.S. history,” …

Effingham brain disorder center’s closing sends ripples nationwide

Sunday, July 26, 2015

When Tyler Richardson’s son hit puberty, the combination of hormones and new strength from a growth spurt added an element of danger to a long history of unpredictable behavior because of autism and severe anger problems. He wandered outside one day after his aides left his grandmother’s home, where he was living. Grandma …

Business people for July 27, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Kevin Lee of Gilford has joined DuBois & King consulting engineers as a civil design technician. He earned a degree in civil engineering from Drexel University. He has eight years of experience in site development, storm water management, permitting, roadway and rail design. R achel O’Neil of Concord has joined Granite United Way …

Business people for July 20, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Matt Colby of Dunbarton was appointed dean of students at Henniker Community School. He was previously a social studies teacher at John Stark Regional High School. Lindsay Cota-Robles was promoted to vice president – marketing officer at Bank …

Business notes for July 20, 2015

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Franklin Savings Bank pledged $15,000 to Concord Hospital Trust to purchase radiation technology for the Payson Center for Cancer Care. It has also launched a new program with Buzz Points to promote shopping locally. Bank card users will earn points when they shop and will receive more points …

Shrinking Kodak takes on new role: startup landlord

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The chemical know-how and machines that spooled out countless miles of film are being eyed for medical marijuana and solar cells, while the private rail line now carries tomatoes alongside coal as photography pioneer Kodak, its bankruptcy behind …

Former Vermont transit chief to push Montreal train route

Sunday, July 19, 2015

A former Vermont transportation secretary is coming out of retirement to help plan resumption of passenger train service between the northeastern United States and Montreal. Brian Searles, who retired in December, is returning to state service part time to deal with the U.S. and Canadian governments on plans …

Wal-Mart helped push manufacturing overseas. Now it wants to reverse that.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The group cheer at Wal-Mart’s third annual U.S. manufacturing summit in Bentonville, Ark. – convened to find more American-made products – was greeted with a voice from another era. “Almost anything can be made by Americans, in this country, and be done efficiently,” founder Sam Walton said in …

For sale in Northwood: Environmentally friendly home shines

Sunday, July 19, 2015

The remarkable, custom-built, contemporary ranch at 1 Overlook Road in Northwood is simply enchanting. With views of lovely Bow Lake, the home offers four bedrooms and three bathrooms, along with absolutely incredible amenities and lots of entertaining space. …

Greek banks to reopen Monday but cash restrictions remain

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Greek banks are reopening Monday after a forced 3-week closure but restrictions on cash withdrawals will remain. In a decree Saturday, the Greek government kept the daily cash withdrawal limit at $65 but added a weekly limit. For …

Could Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket miss out on medical pot?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Massachusetts has a cannabis conundrum. State law requires every county to have a dispensary for medical marijuana, but federal regulations forbid the drug from being transported across U.S. waters. That leaves the tourist havens of Martha’s Vineyard and …

Massachusetts again debates tuition costs for immigrants

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Massachusetts lawmakers are reviving a debate about whether immigrants in the country illegally should be eligible for in-state college tuition rates, and backers of both sides gathered at the statehouse Wednesday to testify at a public hearing. Existing rules say that immigrants who have entered the U.S. illegally …

Greek lawmakers pass austerity bill despite dissent

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Greek lawmakers voted overwhelmingly early Thursday to approve a harsh austerity bill demanded by bailout creditors, despite significant dissent from members of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ left-wing party. The bill, which imposes sweeping tax hikes and spending cuts, …