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Eddie Michaud puts in a section of dough into a vat that measures out the correct portions at Rustic Crust in Pittsfield, New Hampshire. Michaud commutes from Dover and has worked there since July.

(GEOFF FORESTER / Monitor staff)

Rustic Crust to celebrate opening of new facility in Pittsfield with open house

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The fire that leveled Rustic Crust pizza left an empty 3-acre lot near downtown Pittsfield. There was no guarantee the company, which employs 150 people and has products in about 6,700 stores, would rebuild in town. “It would have been a disaster if they left,” said Ted Mitchell, chairman of the town’s economic development committee. Rustic Crust owner Brad Sterl …

2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community before they were captured by authorities yesterday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media. A large, white llama and a smaller black llama darted through the streets of Sun City during the lunch hour. Cars and …

Concord Food Co-op to partner with Canterbury Shaker Village

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Concord Food Co-op’s produce section will soon feature its own crops grown on the historic fields of Canterbury Shaker Village. The partnership announced yesterday by the two sides means the co-op will grow some of its own produce on-site and will provide it more space for classes, workshops and events. In turn, the Shaker Village will welcome active farming back to the …

New England energy companies detail plan to boost natural gas to region

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Three of the biggest energy companies operating in New England are teaming up to propose a plan that they say would lower regional electricity costs by charging ratepayers to help expand natural gas pipelines. Eversource Energy – formerly …

Man sells watch he found at secondhand store for $35,000

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A watch collector spotted a rare Swiss timepiece in a Phoenix secondhand store, bought it on sale for $5.99 and then sold it for $35,000. Zach Norris said he went to a Goodwill store in January to look for a golf cart but took some time to peruse …

American lobster: The new Chinese New Year delicacy

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Now on the menu in Beijing for Chinese New Year: lots and lots of American lobster. Exports of U.S. lobster to China have rocketed in the past few years, largely to satisfy the appetites of the communist country’s …

Michigan governor puts renewed emphasis on blue-collar jobs

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Only a few short years ago, Michigan leaders talked excitedly about diversifying the state’s economy beyond the auto industry, envisioning a Silicon Valley-style workforce that would be less dependent on manufacturing and more invested in technology and green …

Train carrying 3 million gallons of crude still burning

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Oil cars were still burning more than a day after a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude derailed in a West Virginia snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky. Hundreds of families were evacuated after losing …

Hopes of Greek deal remain despite tough talk

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Despite all the tough talk and ultimatums, Greece and its creditors in the 19-country eurozone are still expected to cobble together some sort of deal that will allow the country to remain a member of the euro currency. …

N.H. car dealers spend Presidents Day weekend shoveling snow, not sales

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

For many businesses, Sunday was just another day made slower by the latest mid-winter snowstorm. But at Grappone Auto Group, the washout came amid what’s usually one of the strongest weekends of the year. During a typical Sunday on Presidents Day weekend, the business can expect to deliver …

Greece: Athens hopeful for a deal with eurozone

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

European creditors issued Greece with an ultimatum yesterday, saying the country must accept a key condition in bailout talks by the end of the week or face having to meet its debt commitments on its own – a …

Eversource Energy to expand power lines in its right of way, route eyed by Kinder Morgan

Monday, February 16, 2015

A power line corridor stretching from Londonderry to Windham is set to see a boom in new energy projects. Three companies are working on two separate plans to construct a new overhead transmission line and an underground pipeline around the existing right of way, which passes through Londonderry, …

Business People for Feb. 16, 2015

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Kelsea Hale joined the New Futures board of directors. She received a Bachelor of Science in accounting at Sacred Heart University and is a supervising senior at Nathan Wechsler & Company in Concord. Lynn Post joined the New …