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Without a buyer, Racquet Club of Concord could go up for auction this month

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

By the end of this month, the Racquet Club of Concord will have a new owner. Who that owner will be and what will happen next to the longtime health club, however, is uncertain. The Nelson family built the club on Garvins Falls Road in 1972. After more than 40 years of business, they are negotiating a sale with an unnamed buyer. But if they can’t close in the next … 0

Cell tower application withdrawn after opposition in Portsmouth

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

AT&T has decided to withdraw an application to install a 130-foot cell tower in Portsmouth after residents voiced their opposition. The Portsmouth Herald reported that staff attorney Brian Grossman said AT&T is re-evaluating its network priorities, including the best way to improve wireless coverage within Portsmouth. The company said, though, that customer demand is growing. It said 70 percent of its customers have … 0

Study to look at feasibility of Boscawen-based community kitchen

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A space for farmers to can their vegetables for sale, or a kitchen with a convection oven to bake and package pies filled with locally grown fruit. The definition of a community kitchen depends largely on the people using the space. In Boscawen, a feasibility study will look at the prospect of a community kitchen to serve farmers, bakers and agricultural entrepreneurs in … 0

Survival and defeat in Silicon Valley slum

Saturday, July 5, 2014

She’s a disheveled woman, upper teeth gone, heavy bags slung over her shoulders as she nervously urges on two friends shoving her overloaded shopping cart up a dirt slope. Maria Esther Salazar has been either homeless, in jail … 0

Farm vendor finds avenues beyond farmers market to sell products

Saturday, July 5, 2014

With 40 vendors and a variety of locally made products for sale, the Concord Summer Farmers Market attracts a crowd to Capitol Street every Saturday morning. Customers can seek out their favorite stands week after week, but the system can be a bit more complicated for the farmers … 1

Google starts clearing links from European searches

Friday, July 4, 2014

The “right to be forgotten” just got real. On Wednesday, the BBC, the Daily Mail, the Guardian and other British news outlets received notice from Google that some of their content was being removed from search results on some European versions of the search engine. The purge is … 0

June jobs report shows US recovery is accelerating

Thursday, July 3, 2014

A surprisingly robust job market is energizing the 5-year-old U.S. recovery and driving the economy closer to full health. Employers added 288,000 jobs in June and helped cut the unemployment rate to 6.1 percent, the lowest since 2008. … 1

Bow’s first family of fireworks carries on without matriarch

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Deb Colby talks like the daughter of a firework fanatic. “As long as you’re not lighting these off at 2 a.m. and bothering your neighbors, you should be fine,” she told a customer inside Champny’s Fireworks in Bow … 0

Anti-fracking win in N.Y. court may deal blow to industry

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New York’s cities and towns can block hydraulic fracturing within their borders, the state’s highest court ruled recently, dealing a blow to an industry awaiting Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision on whether to file a 6-year-old statewide moratorium. The case, closely watched by the energy industry, may invigorate local … 1

Ex-New Mexico governor Johnson named pot company CEO

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Nevada-based startup that plans on selling medical and recreational marijuana products named former New Mexico governor and U.S. Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson as its CEO and president, the company announced yesterday. The announcement came as Cannabis … 0

Business people

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Kenneth Bartholomew of Warner was recently elected as co-chairman of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Health Law Section. He works for Rath, Young & Pignatelli in Concord. Robin Hefele of Dunbarton was recently promoted to assistant vice president/underwriting … 0

Business notes

Sunday, June 29, 2014

ALLSTATE INSURANCE CO. recently designated three Concord agencies as Allstate Premier Agencies for 2014. The agency owners and agencies are Caroline Pellock of Caroline M. Pellock Agency, Gregg Jodoin of Gregg J. Jodoin Agency and George Colt of George J. Colt Agency. They were chosen for their outstanding … 0

Q&A: Jim Koch on story behind the rise of Samuel Adams beer

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Jim Koch didn’t have to craft his own beer recipe. It was handed down from his father, and it’s essentially the same blend his company still uses to make Samuel Adams signature lager. Cobbling together the right ingredients … 0