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Employees at the Tilton Market Basket spelled out their support for ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas using trays that would normally hold produce. The store has not accepted produce deliveries from the corporate warehouse, and will not until Demoulas is reinstated, according to store director Mike Leclair.


(SARAH PALERMO/ Monitor staff)

Market Baskets in Tilton, Warner running out of produce amid companywide protests

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mike Leclair is a grocery store manager. He’s not a politician, and not a public speaker, he told a crowd of about a hundred employees, friends and family – and local and state media. He didn’t have a speech prepared, so instead, he spoke from the heart. “We’ve crippled this company now, and we have probably lost some loyalty from … 1

Proposal would phase out puncture-prone rail car

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Obama administration Wednesday proposed phasing out older tank cars tied to a deadly derailment a year ago and lowering speed limits as part of a set of new rules intended to reduce the risks of hauling crude oil by rail. The proposal, which follows a series of fiery accidents, also would require improved braking systems and testing of oil before being loaded … 0

Economy sluggish but more sturdy

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged. That conclusion, one held by a growing number of economists, might surprise many people. After all, in the five years since the recession officially ended, Americans’ pay has basically stagnated. Millions remain unemployed … 0

Declaration of Independence signer’s Kingston home for sale

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The home of New Hampshire Declaration of Independence signer Josiah Bartlett is up for sale after being in the family for seven generations. The 18-acre property in Kingston offers a white 4,600-square-foot, four-bedroom farmhouse that was built in … 2

Concord Hospital Family Health Center to hold downtown clinic

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Concord Hospital Family Health Center will hold its monthly downtown clinic from 6 to 8 tonight at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 21 Centre St. in Concord. While the primary goal of the clinic is to serve the local homeless population, Family Health Center Dr. Dominic Geffken said … 0

Economic rebound creates budget surpluses for states

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Years after a recession hammered state budgets, forcing across-the-board cuts to programs and services, the economic recovery is bolstering personal and corporate incomes, and swelling state coffers beyond expectations. Initial reports show that many states ended fiscal year 2014 with budget surpluses, thanks to growing tax revenue. In … 0

Storm outages delay FairPoint unions’ vote

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Weather-related power outages have caused some delays on a vote whether to authorize a strike by union employees of telecommunications firm FairPoint. Workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont had scheduled meetings from Friday through the weekend on … 0

Citigroup to pay $7B in subprime mortgages probe

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal investigation into its handling of risky subprime mortgages, admitting to a pattern of deception that Attorney General Eric Holder said “shattered lives” and contributed to the worst … 1

In downtown Somersworth, a microcosm of Main Street

Sunday, July 13, 2014

One side of the street was in shreds. From the counter inside Best Pawn & Exchange in Somersworth on Friday morning, we could see and hear the crews from Severino Trucking Co. digging up Market Street outside. “We’re hurting right now,” owner Rafi Dalal said. “But we’re looking … 3

Market Days still going after 40 years

Sunday, July 13, 2014

A lot has changed in 40 years. Loudon Road is full of stores now, not houses and farms. The internet has changed communications and commerce. One thing that’s remained the same: Concord still hosts a big party downtown … 1

Business people

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Richard Berryman of Concord was recently inducted as the 2014-15 district governor of Rotary International’s District 7870, comprising 60 Rotary Clubs in Southern New Hampshire and southern Vermont. Sister Paula Marie Buley, president of Rivier University in Nashua, … 0

Business notes

Sunday, July 13, 2014

National HealthCare Corporation was recently named one of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in America. Epsom HealthCare Center in Concord is an affiliate of NHC. Denron Plumbing and HVAC of Manchester received a Third Place Safety Award and a gold level Safety Training and Evaluation Process Award from … 0

New restaurant will replace Blaser’s Fireside Tavern in Hopkinton this fall

Sunday, July 13, 2014

A new restaurant is coming to Hopkinton. Resident Amy Lanman plans to open up Number 5 Tavern this fall in the Main Street building previously occupied by Blaser’s Fireside Tavern. She bought the property, which has an assessed value of $301,100, in earlier this month. And last week, … 2