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Downtown: ‘Soul sisters’ open home decor shop on Pleasant Street

Monday, May 25, 2015

Ten years ago, Mae Edwards and Ann Carignan met through their church in Concord. “When I first met Anne, I said, ‘Somehow our lives are going to be connected,’ ” Edwards remembered. Fast forward to this spring, when the pair walked into a narrow storefront on Pleasant Street with a Realtor. Inspiration struck again; as they retold the story in that store last week, goose bumps popped up on Carignan’s …

Country furniture store in Concord reborn as Amish Homestead

Sunday, May 24, 2015

When the Amish Country Barn in Concord shuttered in bankruptcy last year, owners Tim and Erica LeClair tried to make sure every customer stayed whole. The LeClairs lost their house, but none of their shoppers lost a furniture order or a deposit. They sold their Tilton location to Tim’s brother, who accepted outstanding …

Business people for May 25, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Amanda Gallagher was named the new director of clinical admissions for the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association. She was formerly executive director of Forestview Manor Assisted Living in Meredith. She has a bachelor’s in nursing from Chamberlain College and an associate degree in nursing from NHTI. Gordon Ellis, an Epsom road agent, was recognized by the University of New Hampshire Technology Transfer Center …

FairPoint Communications will cut 260 jobs in 17 states

Friday, May 15, 2015

FairPoint Communications is cutting about 260 jobs in the 17 states where it operates, including 60 jobs when it closes a South Burlington, Vt., call center, officials said yesterday. The breakdown of the layoffs has not been determined, a company spokeswoman said. But unions that represent workers in …

Seattle: Kayakers take aim at Shell

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The first of two drilling rigs Royal Dutch Shell is outfitting for oil exploration in the remote Arctic Ocean was being towed to the Port of Seattle Thursday, despite the city’s warning that it lacks permits and threats …

A nail in the eye, a lucky landscaper left without a scratch

Thursday, May 14, 2015

There must have been a four-leaf clover in those weeds. A 27-year-old landscaper escaped with barely a scratch after a nearly 3-inch nail hurtled into his eye when he accidentally hit it with a weed-whacker. Doctors who removed …

Bereavement leave offered by most companies, but specifics vary

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

This week Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is transitioning back to work, after her husband died May 1 in a tragic treadmill accident. She will begin by working at the office just during the hours when her children are at school and will not be traveling for the foreseeable …

PUC looks to establish energy-efficiency standard

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

New Hampshire energy regulators are taking steps to establish a statewide energy-efficiency standard, a policy that advocates have said is long overdue and will help the state reduce energy use and rates. “It’s an important step to take because it shows the state is committed to energy efficiency …

massachusetts: Residents to vote on $650 million casino plan

Monday, May 11, 2015

The fate of a proposed $650 million resort casino for the Brockton Fairgrounds rests with city voters. The southeastern Massachusetts city, perhaps best known as the hometown of boxing great Rocky Marciano, is holding a special election Tuesday on the proposal, which calls for a red brick casino …

Business people for May 11, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

George Theriault, president and CEO of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, will retire at the end of 2015 after nearly 35 years of work. Susia Lowe-Stockwell, executive director of the League of N.H. Craftsmen, will retire …

Business notes for May 11, 2015

Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Colby House Inn in Henniker has named its new restaurant Bartlett’s Restaurant after the inn’s original owner, Samuel Bartlett. LRGHealthcare is expanding its Convenience Care locations at the Laconia Clinic and Hillside Medical Park in Gilford. It will discontinue Convenience Care service at Lakes Region General Hospital. …

Owner will sell or close Bona Fide Green Goods on South Main Street

Sunday, May 10, 2015

When Deborah de Moulpied opened Bona Fide Green Goods in 2007, you couldn’t buy LED light bulbs at Home Depot or Lowe’s. Natural cleaning products weren’t on the shelves in the big-box stores. Low-flow shower heads were hard …

For first time in 22 years, Sugar River Bank adds a branch, this time in Concord

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Newport-based Sugar River Bank celebrated its grand opening in Concord last week, marking the bank’s first new branch in 22 years. The sparkling 35,000-square-foot flagship branch on Loudon Road could look like a change in strategy for Sugar …