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New Hampshire Employment Security hosting job fairs today in Laconia, on Friday in Franklin

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

More than 20 local businesses will attend a job fair Friday in Franklin. The participating employers range from large corporations such as J.Jill and FedEx to regional staffing companies such as Express Employment Professionals and Corporate Resource Services. The fair, organized by New Hampshire Employment Security, will be held at the Franklin Public Library, 310 Central St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. New Hampshire Employment Security is also hosting … 1

No booze for D.C. folks? New Hampshire may fix law

Monday, July 28, 2014

New Hampshire is assuring residents of the nation’s capital that they can purchase alcohol in the state despite a law that suggests otherwise. But cigarettes? Maybe not. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission recently told retailers they should accept Washington, D.C., driver’s licenses when determining a buyer’s age, even though state law does not explicitly include them and instead refers to licenses from “another … 0

Business notes for July 28, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Paradigm Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. of Hooksett recently acquired Sensible Plumbing & Heating of Goffstown. U.S. Cellular will donate $1 million to teachers’ classroom projects through its Calling All Teachers program, in collaboration with To participate, New Hampshire teachers must affiliate with U.S. Cellular at and post their classroom needs between Aug. 11 and Sept. 21. For more information … 0

Market Basket deliveries missed at Concord locations

Friday, July 18, 2014

At least five managers from the Market Basket on Storrs Street attended a rally at the company’s headquarters in Massachusetts yesterday to show support for ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas and rebellion against his replacements. The store did … 0

Market Basket corporate employees threaten walkout

Thursday, July 17, 2014

One year ago today, Market Basket employees gathered at the company’s Massachusetts headquarters. Then-CEO Arthur T. Demoulas’s position was in jeopardy, and they wanted to show their support. Today, a group of employees from the grocery chain’s headquarters … 40

Community Development Finance Authority awards $700,000 to Boys & Girls Club

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Concord has received nearly $700,000 in tax credits for a much-needed expansion of its Suncook branch, though the nonprofit was the only regional applicant to the statewide program this year. The state’s Community Development Finance Authority awarded nearly $6 million in … 0

Microsoft CEO pivots sharply with 18,000-job cut

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Microsoft announced the biggest layoff in its 39-year history yesterday, outlining plans to cut 18,000 jobs in a move that marked the CEO’s sharpest pivot yet away from his predecessor’s drive for the company to make its own … 0

Senators call on GM CEO to fire top lawyer

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Lawmakers demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and do more to help crash victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM’s mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches. Yesterday’s grilling was GM’s … 0

Senate approves abortion clinic safety bill

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill designed to tighten security around abortion clinics. The bill was recommended by the Judiciary Committee yesterday afternoon. Hours later the full Senate approved it on a voice vote. The proposal would let the police disperse groups substantially impeding access to Massachusetts … 0

Declaration of Independence signer’s Kingston home for sale

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The home of New Hampshire Declaration of Independence signer Josiah Bartlett is up for sale after being in the family for seven generations. The 18-acre property in Kingston offers a white 4,600-square-foot, four-bedroom farmhouse that was built in … 2

Concord Hospital Family Health Center to hold downtown clinic

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Concord Hospital Family Health Center will hold its monthly downtown clinic from 6 to 8 tonight at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 21 Centre St. in Concord. While the primary goal of the clinic is to serve the local homeless population, Family Health Center Dr. Dominic Geffken said … 0

Economic rebound creates budget surpluses for states

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Years after a recession hammered state budgets, forcing across-the-board cuts to programs and services, the economic recovery is bolstering personal and corporate incomes, and swelling state coffers beyond expectations. Initial reports show that many states ended fiscal year 2014 with budget surpluses, thanks to growing tax revenue. In … 0

Storm outages delay FairPoint unions’ vote

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Weather-related power outages have caused some delays on a vote whether to authorize a strike by union employees of telecommunications firm FairPoint. Workers in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont had scheduled meetings from Friday through the weekend on … 0