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PETERBOROugh: Hospital’s network crashes

Friday, September 4, 2015

A failed network switch pushed Monadnock Community Hospital back into the pre-computer era for four days this week, forcing it to close its surgery and radiology departments, send some patients to other hospitals, and run everything from the emergency room to birthing suite with paper and pen. “It’s a function of living in the world we do today. Everything is digital,” said Laura Gingras, vice president of philanthropy and community …

Group says IRS ruling could promote community solar projects

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

A Vermont man who bought 10 solar panels as part of a jointly owned solar power project is poised to get 30 percent of his cost added to his income tax refund after the Internal Revenue Service ruled he could take the same tax credit used by some of the people who put …

New Hampshire Electric Co-op warning of possible phone scam

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

New Hampshire Electrical Cooperative is warning its customers about a phone scam that threatens to disconnect members’ electric service if they don’t make an immediate payment. “After a rash of similar scam attempts last May, NHEC is urging its members to recognize when they are being targeted and avoid becoming a victim,” said a statement released by the cooperative Tuesday. The New Hampshire …

Investigator still working in management probe at Concord Food Cooperative

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The board of directors at the Concord Food Cooperative is still mum about an investigation of two top managers at the store, one month after the employees were placed on administrative leave amid allegations of professional and financial misconduct. The board meeting Wednesday was a quiet affair, with …

Northern Pass proposes 52 more miles of buried lines for project

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Northern Pass officials unveiled a new project route Tuesday that buries an additional 52 miles of the transmission line under state roadways from Bethlehem to Bridgewater, which takes the line beneath the White Mountain National Forest. The company …

Northern Pass to unveil new route Tuesday

Monday, August 17, 2015

Northern Pass officials are set to unveil a new project route Tuesday that will include further burial of the proposed electric transmission line. At a news conference in Pittsfield at 10 a.m., the company will present a “new balanced plan with an improved route that preserves New Hampshire’s …

College student built, lives in tiny, solar-powered house

Monday, August 17, 2015

A college student in Vermont has decided to live off the grid. The Rutland Herald reported that Green Mountain College senior Rob Dunn of Henniker has been living in a two-story, 96-square-foot home in Poultney since last August. …

Downtown: Burgers and ice cream go gourmet

Sunday, August 16, 2015

A new gourmet burger restaurant and gelato shop will open on South Main Street. Jim and Jeannette Zaza will open Relish America Gourmet Burgers and Buza Dairy Bar in mid-September in the vacant side of 27 S. Main St., where Gibson’s Bookstore used to operate. The burger side …

Americans in love with wacky job titles

Sunday, August 16, 2015

It is a corporate feel-good movement sweeping the nation: titlemania. No longer content with being just Senior Vice President or Managing Director or even Embedded Software Applications Engineer, professionals throughout America have been drinking the Silicon Valley startup Kool-Aid and they’re getting downright giddy with their job titles. …

Business notes for Aug. 17, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The Dudley Square Thrift Store will open in Concord at 15 Pleasant St. in September. It is looking for volunteers and donations. For more information, email, call 858-7283 or Autumn View Farm in Pittsfield and Lavalley Farm in Hooksett were among six farms that donated more …

Business people for Aug. 17, 2015

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sarah Knowlton joined Rath, Young and Pignatelli in Concord as a lawyer focusing on energy, utilities and health care. She was formerly assistant general counsel at Liberty Utilities and senior counsel at Eversource Energy. Daniel Bean was hired …

N.H. Liquor Commission posts record sales of $642 million

Sunday, August 16, 2015

The New Hampshire Liquor Commission says it posted record sales of $642 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30. Officials say that marks an increase of $21 million in sales over the previous year. Net profits transferred into the general fund also set a new record …

Gouda news: Maine’s cheese making boom continues sharp rise

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Heather and Doug Donahue left careers in teaching and construction behind to follow a dream of opening a dairy farm and cheese-making business in the rolling fields of Maine. The Donahues, who have run Balfour Farm in Pittsfield, …