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T workers jam statehouse hearing on transit overhaul

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Unionized MBTA employees packed a statehouse hearing room as state transportation officials and members of a review panel appointed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker outlined recommendations for shaking up the troubled Boston-area transit system. Many of the workers are opposed to changes in work rules or an easing of anti-privatization rules proposed by Baker. While they were not allowed to testify at yesterday’s oversight hearing held by the Legislature’s Transportation …

Business people for April 27, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Brian Cregg was honored by the Concord Police Department as the police officer of the year. Dianne LeBlanc, a police dispatcher, was honored by the Concord Police Department as the civilian employee of the year. Randy Eifert of Cross Insurance was elected as chairman of the Belknap Economic Development Council. John Giere of …

Business notes for April 27, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Northeast Credit Union received three Diamond Awards from the Credit Union National Association Marketing and Business Development Council at the association’s annual conference in March. UNH Manchester will offer a new Bachelor of Science degree program in biotechnology for undergraduates beginning in the fall. It will provide advanced molecular biology training to prepare students to enter the workforce or go on to graduate …

Northern Pass aims to complete state permitting process by end of 2016

Saturday, April 18, 2015

An Eversource Energy official said yesterday he hopes the Northern Pass project will clear the state permitting process by the end of 2016. Before it files with the state, the controversial electric transmission project is waiting for the U.S. Department of Energy to release its draft federal permit, …

State official backs Sunapee expansion plans, with some conditions

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The state gave preliminary and conditional approval yesterday to a long-contentious expansion on Mount Sunapee. At a meeting in Newbury, Department of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner Jeffrey Rose said the west bowl expansion could move forward if …

$3.1 million in grants awarded to projects for low- and moderate-income people

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority has awarded a grant to Second Start, which will allow the nonprofit to repair its main building in Concord. Overall, the finance authority has approved $3.1 million in Community Development Block Grants to eight New Hampshire communities. This money will go …

Historic oil merger between Rymes and Fuller came in the nick of time for worried customers

Thursday, April 16, 2015

It was late November, and oil delivery crews from Rymes Propane and Oil started showing up to fill the tanks of Fred Fuller Oil and Propane customers after the two companies merged. For some customers, it was a …

China’s Ninebot buys Segway

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Segway, the iconic but struggling U.S. maker of self-balancing personal electric scooters, has been bought by a Chinese rival. Beijing-based Ninebot Inc., which makes a range of short-distance motorized transport devices, said yesterday that it bought Segway Inc. …

Seattle CEO to cut his pay so every worker earns $70,000

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Seattle CEO who announced that he’s giving himself a drastic pay cut to help cover the cost of big raises for his employees didn’t just make those workers happy. He’s already gained new customers, too. “We’ve definitely gained a handful of customers in the last day or …

Consumers buying more organic products, despite high prices

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The higher price of organic foods and other products doesn’t seem to be deterring consumers: Sales jumped 11 percent last year, an industry report says. Sales of organics have been rapidly growing since the United States put strict …

Concord water main damaged during construction; Main Street flooded

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The contractor for the Main Street project broke a downtown water main, flooding the street yesterday morning and cutting off water to some businesses until the evening. The break occurred about 7:20 a.m. on the west side of …

Balsams bill expected to be amended again

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The so-called Balsams bill will again be amended. The bill, which has major implications on a plan to restore and expand the Balsams resort in Dixville Notch, passed the Senate last month. It would allow the state to …

for sale in Hopkinton: Amenity-packed colonial a spacious find

Sunday, March 22, 2015

The stunning colonial at 507 Dolly Road in Hopkinton offers privacy and lots of versatile and attractive living space. Featuring four bedrooms, two additional rooms that could potentially serve as bedrooms, and four bathrooms, the home is both …