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Jordan Institute celebrates 20 years of selling energy efficiency

Friday, October 9, 2015

The problem with energy efficiency is that it’s not very sexy. Not like, say, plumbing fixtures. “The most important thing is air sealing” to cut a building’s energy use and make it more comfortable inside, said Laura Richardson, executive director of the Concord-based nonprofit Jordan Institute. “But it’s hard. It takes skill, it’s grungy, it’s nasty work, so a lot of companies avoid it.” You bet, agreed Dana Nute, general …

Building held gas in a tank like an upside-down cup

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Building held gas in tank like an upside-down cup The Concord gasholder is so named because it held volatile gas, which was a major fuel for streetlights and heating before natural gas and electricity came to the fore. It was built in 1888 and used through 1952. Its round shape comes from its …

Survey: Residents willing to pay more for local produce

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A survey of New Hampshire residents shows that they are willing to pay more for locally grown fruits and vegetables, but they may not always know where to find it. Two hundred people were surveyed for the University of New Hampshire study, which said residents spend about 21 percent of their grocery budget on fresh produce. They’re willing to pay more for items …

Theme parks won’t be part of the digital revolution

Sunday, October 4, 2015

For the world’s entertainment giants, this is a time of fear and doubt. These companies are still bringing in piles of money – industry leader Walt Disney Co.’s profits are expected to hit a record $8.7 billion for …

For sale in LOUDON: N.H.’s premier 55-plus community

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Villages at Loudon is a spectacular collection of single-family detached condo-style homes for 55+ active adults and is located in the heart of Loudon. The community is designed to blend contemporary living and convenience, offering both privacy …

With two years under its belt, giant liquor warehouse in Bow is running strong

Saturday, October 3, 2015

With room for five indoor football fields, a staff of roughly 100 people working three shifts and an annual property tax bill that tops half a million dollars, the Exel liquor warehouse on Route 3A is massive in …

Heat rates expected to cool off this winter in N.H.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

As is obvious at the gas pump, energy prices should be a lot less painful this winter no matter what the weather does. “Last October, the price (of heating oil) was about $3.04 a gallon; the March prior, …

The Deerfield Fair had to go on, so it will, starting Thursday

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Deerfield Fair, told to upgrade its electrical system last summer, will open today as scheduled, something town officials insist was never in doubt. “The fair was never in jeopardy of not opening,” Richard Pitman, vice chairman of …

Many area retailers in no rush to adopt new credit card system

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Maybe it’s a reflection of the honesty of Concord-area shoppers, but local retailers don’t seem terribly worried about Thursday’s deadline to change their charge card systems or face more burden from fraudulent sales. “Running a small business, there …

Egypt: King Tut’s tomb may have ‘hidden chambers’

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

King Tut’s tomb may contain hidden chambers, Egypt’s antiquities minister said Tuesday, lending support to a new theory that a queen may be buried in the walls of the 3,300-year-old pharaonic mausoleum. While touring the burial sites of …

Amazon tests new delivery service

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Amazon is testing an Uber-like service for delivering its one-hour Prime Now packages that will enlist people to deliver packages for Amazon with their own cars. In order to offer the speedy deliveries Amazon will pay drivers $18- to $25-an hour via its new Amazon Flex program. Drivers …

China wins African friends by continuing dam construction

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

As workers at Western companies fled West Africa during the world’s worst-ever Ebola outbreak, a state-owned Chinese company carried on. China International Water & Electric Corp. completed the Kaleta dam on budget and a year ahead of schedule in July, ending chronic power shortages in Conakry, the capital …

VW faces ‘tsunami’ of legal trouble in emissions scandal

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Who knew about the deception, when did they know it and who directed it? Those are among questions that state and federal investigators want answered as they plunge into the emissions scandal at Volkswagen that has cost the …