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Staff concerns lead to internal probe at Concord Food Co-op

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Two top managers at the Concord Food Co-op are on administrative leave, as the board of directors investigates allegations of financial and professional misconduct. Documents and statements provided by current and former employees show a rift behind the scenes at the natural foods grocery store. A majority of the staff has united to oust these two leaders and improve the work environment at the cooperative, where more than 7,000 members …

CATCH Neighborhood Housing receives tax credit award, will relocate offices

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

With the help of $400,000 in tax credits from the Community Development Finance Authority, CATCH Neighborhood Housing will consolidate all of its offices to a new home on Loudon Road. The CDFA awarded $5.5 million in tax credits to 16 nonprofits across the state. The tax credits are given to the nonprofits, which in turn sell them to businesses. The nonprofit gets the …

Officials hope 1st U.S. offshore wind farm will boost industry

Monday, July 27, 2015

Construction has begun off Rhode Island’s coast on the nation’s first offshore wind farm, a milestone that federal and state officials say will help the fledgling U.S. industry surge ahead. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said Monday that lenders, regulators and stakeholders can now see a path forward. “It’s great to …

Massachusetts again debates tuition costs for immigrants

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Massachusetts lawmakers are reviving a debate about whether immigrants in the country illegally should be eligible for in-state college tuition rates, and backers of both sides gathered at the statehouse Wednesday to testify at a public hearing. Existing rules say that immigrants who have entered the U.S. illegally …

Greek lawmakers pass austerity bill despite dissent

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Greek lawmakers voted overwhelmingly early Thursday to approve a harsh austerity bill demanded by bailout creditors, despite significant dissent from members of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ left-wing party. The bill, which imposes sweeping tax hikes and spending cuts, …

Greece: Revolt over austerity deal reaches Cabinet

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Greece’s left-wing government launched a frantic 24-hour effort late Tuesday to push more austerity measures through parliament and meet demands from European creditors as it faced down mounting anger at home. The belt-tightening measures, which include higher sales …

Old hydrant discovered during Main Street construction prompted water shutoff downtown

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Some downtown businesses were without water for about five hours Tuesday morning due to another mishap in construction on the Main Street project. This time, however, the culprit wasn’t a broken water main that flooded the street. As …

Starbucks is rounding up employers to hire America’s ‘lost generation’

Monday, July 13, 2015

It’s hard to underestimate the challenges faced by the 5.5 million Americans between 16 and 24 years old who aren’t in school and aren’t working. They’re disproportionately non-white, overwhelmingly poor, live far away from large employers and often have their own kids to take care of. Over the …

Mass. home insurance rates soar after brutal winter

Monday, July 13, 2015

Massachusetts homeowners are paying for last winter’s record-setting snowfall with insurance premiums that are jumping by about 9 percent, much higher than in most years. The increases could translate to an additional $100 on the average Massachusetts premium …

Greeks can withdraw just 60 euros a day. Here’s what that buys.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Greeks are facing a mega cash-crunch, with banks closed and ATM withdrawals limited to 60 euros ($66.60) per day. While the government’s latest bailout proposal is being reviewed, the big question is whether Greece remains part of the 19-nation euro zone or drops into a fiscal abyss that …

Downtown: Concord chamber, legislators still push to open State House on Saturdays

Sunday, July 12, 2015

A proposal to open the State House on Saturdays failed in the Legislature last month, but Concord leaders haven’t given up on what they say would be a boost to local tourism. New Hampshire currently opens its statehouse …

Annual Prouty cancer fundraiser nets $3.1 million

Sunday, July 12, 2015

More than 5,000 participants raised more than $3.1 million for cancer care and support in The Prouty – an annual fundraiser for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock medical center. Participants on Saturday biked, ran and walked roads in New Hampshire and Vermont and rowed on the …

Business people for July 14, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Linda Rosenthall of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty in New London was recently named Realtor of the Year by the Sunapee Region Board of Realtors. Rosenthall has been selling real estate for 14 years and received this award …