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Employees at the Tilton Market Basket spelled out their support for ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas using trays that would normally hold produce. The store has not accepted produce deliveries from the corporate warehouse, and will not until Demoulas is reinstated, according to store director Mike Leclair.


(SARAH PALERMO/ Monitor staff)

Market Baskets in Tilton, Warner running out of produce amid companywide protests

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mike Leclair is a grocery store manager. He’s not a politician, and not a public speaker, he told a crowd of about a hundred employees, friends and family – and local and state media. He didn’t have a speech prepared, so instead, he spoke from the heart. “We’ve crippled this company now, and we have probably lost some loyalty from … 6

Proposal would phase out puncture-prone rail car

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The Obama administration Wednesday proposed phasing out older tank cars tied to a deadly derailment a year ago and lowering speed limits as part of a set of new rules intended to reduce the risks of hauling crude oil by rail. The proposal, which follows a series of fiery accidents, also would require improved braking systems and testing of oil before being loaded … 0

Economy sluggish but more sturdy

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing U.S. economy has emerged. That conclusion, one held by a growing number of economists, might surprise many people. After all, in the five years since the recession officially ended, Americans’ pay has basically stagnated. Millions remain unemployed … 1

Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce announcements

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce recently announced that Merrimack County Savings Bank is the corporate sponsor for the 2014 Funds for Education Golf Tournament on Aug. 6 at Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord. The chairmen of … 0

10 business books for summer reading

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Planning on doing some summer reading? Throw one of these books into your beach tote at the suggestion of the experts at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. These reads are meant to help … 0

Should Concord host a business incubator? Wait, what’s a business incubator?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Did you know the best-selling software program for property appraisers and assessors is made by a company in Plymouth? The company, which has grown from seven to 12 employees in the past eight months, is an anchor member of the Enterprise Center at Plymouth, or ECP, a business … 0

Improvements help, but traffic still a problem on race weekend in and around Loudon

Friday, July 11, 2014

Road closures, detours and traffic gridlock have been a part of race weekend since the first Winston Cup rolled into town in 1993. The immense popularity of the sport combines with Sunday afternoon Lakes Region traffic to grind … 0

Facing bedbugs, officials opt to close Camp Spaulding for the summer

Friday, July 11, 2014

This summer marked the first time Camp Spaulding, a co-ed overnight camp in Penacook that’s operated by Child and Family Services of New Hampshire, trained its counselors to spot signs of bedbugs. Call it foreshadowing, maybe, but CFS … 1

NASCAR races at NHMS bring national attention, economic boost for businesses, state

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The economic windfall of two NASCAR Sprint Cup races at New Hampshire Motor Speedway includes the Loudon residents who use lawn parking revenue to pay their property taxes and more than a thousand seasonal part-time speedway employees. It … 0

Without a buyer, Racquet Club of Concord could go up for auction this month

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

By the end of this month, the Racquet Club of Concord will have a new owner. Who that owner will be and what will happen next to the longtime health club, however, is uncertain. The Nelson family built the club on Garvins Falls Road in 1972. After more … 1

Cell tower application withdrawn after opposition in Portsmouth

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

AT&T has decided to withdraw an application to install a 130-foot cell tower in Portsmouth after residents voiced their opposition. The Portsmouth Herald reported that staff attorney Brian Grossman said AT&T is re-evaluating its network priorities, including the best way to improve wireless coverage within Portsmouth. The company … 0

Study to look at feasibility of Boscawen-based community kitchen

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A space for farmers to can their vegetables for sale, or a kitchen with a convection oven to bake and package pies filled with locally grown fruit. The definition of a community kitchen depends largely on the people using the space. In Boscawen, a feasibility study will look … 0