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Kinder Morgan says it won’t take any homes by eminent domain to build pipeline in N.H.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pipeline developer Kinder Morgan will not take any New Hampshire homes through eminent domain, company officials told lawmakers in Concord yesterday. The energy company is proposing constructing more than 70 miles of natural gas pipeline through 17 communities in Southern New Hampshire that include Richmond, Fitzwilliam, Mason, Litchfield and Merrimack. The pipeline, known as Northeast Energy Direct, needs approval from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and officials said yesterday they …

AP Investigation: Is the fish you buy caught by slaves?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Associated Press notified the International Organization for Migration about men in this story, who were then moved out of Benjina by the police for their safety. Hundreds of slaves remain on the island, and five other men were in the cage this week. The Burmese slaves sat on the floor …

HJ Heinz buys Kraft to build $28 billion food giant

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Some of the most familiar names in ketchup, pickles, cheese and hot dogs are set to come under the same roof after H.J. Heinz Co. announced plans yesterday to buy Kraft and create one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies. The deal would bring together an array of longtime staples in …

Tribes warn Connecticut could lose 18,000 casino, other jobs

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The leaders of Connecticut’s two federally recognized Indian tribes made a united pitch yesterday to open at least one jointly owned casino, warning lawmakers the state could lose 18,000 jobs once a casino in neighboring Springfield, Mass., opens …

State, local officials dedicate welcome center to Burton

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

As an executive councilor, Ray Burton was always lobbying for better roads, bridges and buildings, and promoting tourism in his beloved North Country. Now, one of the state’s newly renovated welcome centers has been dedicated to him. A …

State backing of $28M for Balsams project takes step forward

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Senate committee yesterday recommended a measure that would help an ambitious plan to redevelop the shuttered Balsams resort but said key details still need to be worked out. Members of the Senate Finance Committee unanimously supported the …

Business notes for March 16, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

McGowan Fine Art of Concord recently completed an art installation for Pentucket Medical Associates in five areas of the building. Hannaford Supermarkets delivered $30,000 worth of pasta, sauce and vegetables to the New Hampshire Food Bank in February through its Buy One, Give One promotion. RTH Martial Arts …

At Tilton’s Loft, fitness obstacles a way to build mental, physical strength

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Ten years ago, a business like The Loft wouldn’t have opened. There’s a simple reason for this, said Bob Callahan, who owns the Tilton Sports Center, where the obstacle course-style fitness center just opened. “This sport didn’t even …

New Hampshire welcome center being dedicated to Burton

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The newly renovated welcome center on northbound Interstate 93 in Hooksett is being dedicated to the late executive councilor Raymond Burton. A ceremony is planned at 10 a.m. Tuesday for the Raymond S. Burton Welcome Center. The center features a 20,000 square-foot state Liquor and Wine Outlet; a …

Feds move to stop fishing crimes by tracking seafood imports

Sunday, March 15, 2015

In an effort to eradicate illegal fishing and seafood fraud, the Obama Administration is launching a fish tracking system that would eventually tell consumers where their fish was caught, processed and stored. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews announced the initiative at the Seafood Expo conference in …

House passes bill allowing at-home cultivation of medical marijuana

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The latest attempt to allow at-home cultivation of marijuana under New Hampshire’s therapeutic cannabis law passed in the House yesterday, 208-132. Representatives approved a similar measure last year, but it ultimately fizzled out once it reached the Senate. Rep. Ted Wright, who’s sponsoring the current bill with Sen. …

Business people for March 9, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Judge Edward “Ned” Gordon received the Distinguished Service to the Public award at the New Hampshire Bar Association’s midyear meeting. He presides over the 6th Circuit Court in Franklin, developed the Franklin and Concord Model Court Project, served …

Business notes for March 9, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Lakes Region Child Care Services in Laconia was recently nominated for the 2015 Let’s Move initiative by the state’s Department of Health and Human Services Division for Children, Youth and Families and the state’s Department of Education division …