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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 …

AOL founder Steve Case to hear startups pitch in Manchester

Sunday, September 27, 2015

In support of Manchester’s push to be recognized as a hub for tech startups, Steve Case, who turned America Online into the nation’s first online communications firm in the days before the web became popular, arrives Thursday as part of a national tour aimed at “emerging startup ecosystems.” …

Business people for Sept. 28, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Samantha Elliott, attorney and a shareholder-director, was elected to serve as the president of Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell. Ari Pollack, attorney and president of Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell, was recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for commercial …

Recent patents assigned in Concord area

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The following federal patents were awarded to inventors or companies in the Concord area through Sept. 23: Medtronic Advanced Energy Assigned Patent Medtronic Advanced Energy, Minneapolis, has been assigned a patent (9,131,980) developed by Eliot F. Bloom, Hopkinton, for an electrosurgical devices. The patent application was filed on …

With memories so digital, what happens to stores’ photo labs?

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Photography is more popular than ever thanks to smart phones. But Walgreens and other retailers that offer low-cost photos confront a hard reality in the internet age: Americans are printing fewer of their digital memories. An estimated 12.3 …

Business notes for Sept. 28, 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Flatley Challenge innovation competition is designed to assist entrepreneurs in IT, communications, data storage, connectivity, mobile app design, clean tech, medical devices, life sciences, robotics and other leading-edge technologies. The winner(s) will receive free rent for a year for up to 5,000 square feet of office and …

Fishermen worry as black sea bass stake New England claim

Sunday, September 27, 2015

As waters warm off the coast of New England, black sea bass are moving north and, fishermen say, threatening the region’s most valuable aquatic species: the lobster. The influx of sea bass – among a number of species that are appearing in greater numbers off of Maine and …

For sale in Warner: A colonial with centuries of care

Sunday, September 27, 2015

The amazing post-and-beam, twin chimney colonial at 191 E. Main St. in Warner offers privacy, an abundance of entertaining space and a rich history. Featuring four bedrooms and two bathrooms, the home was built in 1783 by Ensign …

Aging water systems get federal cash, but spending lags

Saturday, September 26, 2015

New Hampshire relies heavily on a federal loan program to make improvements to an aging drinking water system, but hundreds of millions more is needed. A Joint Legislative Study Commission reported in 2013 that it would cost $857 million over a decade to address all the state’s drinking …

Critics say duck boats are too dangerous for city streets

Saturday, September 26, 2015

The National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation into the deadly crash of a duck boat and charter bus in Seattle on Thursday is the first time the agency has looked into a land crash of the amphibious vehicles critics …

Aerial seeding program turns to cover crops to promote fertile soil

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Farmers’ fields are nice and regular in the flat Midwest, but after a summer planting New England fields from a helicopter, Chris Thresher can confirm that we are definitely not the flat Midwest. “It’s more like an amoeba …