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Construction on Sewalls Falls Bridge starts next week

Friday, July 31, 2015

Construction on the Sewalls Falls Bridge will finally begin next week. In order to reopen the bridge in 2016 as promised, the contractors will work through the winter. But City Engineer Ed Roberge said he is excited to “get this project launched.” “It’s been a long process, and we think we’ve got the best project that we could possibly bring forward,” Roberge said. The Concord City Council voted last year …

Staff concerns lead to internal probe at Concord Food Co-op

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Two top managers at the Concord Food Co-op are on administrative leave, as the board of directors investigates allegations of financial and professional misconduct. Documents and statements provided by current and former employees show a rift behind the scenes at the natural foods grocery store. A majority of the staff has united to oust these two leaders and improve the work environment at …

CATCH Neighborhood Housing receives tax credit award, will relocate offices

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

With the help of $400,000 in tax credits from the Community Development Finance Authority, CATCH Neighborhood Housing will consolidate all of its offices to a new home on Loudon Road. The CDFA awarded $5.5 million in tax credits to 16 nonprofits across the state. The tax credits are given to the nonprofits, which in turn sell them to businesses. The nonprofit gets the …

N.Y. board backs $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fast-food workers in New York state would see a super-sized raise under a plan to phase in a $15 minimum wage – the first time a state has singled out a particular industry for such an increase. The …

Civilian guards in Concord call for arming recruiters in wake of Tennessee shooting

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Brian Blackden showed up at the Concord Armed Forces Career Center on Monday morning with a sniper rifle and a solo mission: to protect the unarmed staff inside in the wake of last week’s deadly shooting rampage in …

Why airlines keep pushing biofuels: They have no choice

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all of those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a …

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 …