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for sale in hopkinton: A beautiful dwelling – inside and out

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The home at 18 Brookwood Lane in Hopkinton is a beautifully maintained and picturesque cape on a corner lot. Featuring four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, the home offers gorgeous custom details, modern amenities and lots of space. Situated on more than 2 acres, the home has been designed with entertaining in mind and includes lots of great places for friends … 0

For NASCAR, race is on to tap into bracket hype

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The New Hampshire Motor Speedway, along with its NASCAR partners, are betting on a bracket. This year, the NASCAR playoff chase, which rolls into Loudon today with the Sylvania 300, will take a play out of the college basketball playbook, introducing the NASCAR Perfect Grid Challenge. With $100,000 in prizes up for grabs, the grid challenge coincides with a new playoff format that … 0

Decision expected this year on competing transmission projects

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The region’s grid operator is expected to decide between two competing transmission projects by the end of the year in an effort to address reliability concerns for the Greater Boston area. The project ISO New England selects to be constructed will be financed by New England ratepayers. New Hampshire consumers would likely pick up about 10 percent of the overall project cost. “Our … 0

‘An experience’: New I-93 Hooksett welcome centers to be open by Christmas

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Alex Ray is 13 months into a major project to replace two outdated liquor and wine outlets with state-of-the-art visitor centers off Interstate 93 in Hooksett – and he’s ahead of schedule. The 20,000-square-foot New Hampshire Liquor and … 6

Concord Hospital CEO outlines vision for future

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The way Robert Steigmeyer sees it, Concord Hospital is an ideal “place to build a health care system of the future.” However, the CEO isn’t quite ready to spell out specifics – keep an eye out for those … 0

GE, home appliance pioneer, gives up on consumers

Monday, September 8, 2014

General Electric, a household name for more than a century in part for making households easier to run, is leaving the home. The company is selling the division that invented the toaster in 1905 and now sells refrigerators, … 0

U.S. job market’s lingering weak spot: Stagnant pay

Monday, September 8, 2014

The U.S. job market has steadily improved by pretty much every gauge except the one Americans probably care about most: Pay. The unemployment rate has sunk to a nearly normal 6.1 percent. Employers have added a robust 2.5 … 0

Newsmakers for Sept. 8, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sandra Fay, staff accountant at Mason + Rich Professional Association in Concord, recently became a certified pro-adviser for QuickBooks Online. Fay is also a board member and treasurer for the Parent Information Center. Charlie Gorhan, senior vice president … 0

Business notes for Sept. 8, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Meredith Village Savings Bank recently awarded a $3,000 grant to Pemi-Baker Literacy, located in the Whole Village Family Resource Center in Plymouth. The organization plans to use the grant to purchase new laptops, which will enable access to online study materials and tests, and to cover other expenses. … 0

Global Impact: Labsphere technology in satellites overhead and the phone in your pocket

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Labsphere, tucked away in tiny North Sutton, has a beyond-global impact. Its work has influenced technology from the camera phone in your pocket to satellites orbiting the Earth miles overhead, including one launched about a decade ago by … 0

Burger King’s claim that move won’t save taxes draws skepticism

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Daniel Schwartz, chief executive officer of Burger King Worldwide, said in last month that he doesn’t expect “meaningful tax savings” when the company adopts a new legal address in Canada through the purchase of a doughnut chain there. That may have blunted criticism from U.S. politicians who are … 2

Vermont uses new technology to speed bridge repair

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Last month, construction crews placed a series of hollow tubes over the Wanzer Brook in Fairfield as part of a Vermont Transportation Agency program that uses new technology to cut construction time, save money and reduce the backlog … 0

GM to introduce hands-free driving in Cadillac model in 2016

Sunday, September 7, 2014

General Motors, the largest U.S. automaker, will introduce a Cadillac model in two years that can be driven on the highway without the driver holding the steering wheel or putting a foot on a pedal. The 2017 Cadillac model will feature “Super Cruise” technology that takes control of … 0