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NH, Maine, Vermont snowmobile sharing coming up next weekend

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Snowmobilers in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine are going to take part in an upcoming three-day weekend when riders registered in any one of those states can explore the trails of the other two states for free. Starting Friday, any snowmobile legally registered in any of the participating states is allowed on trails in all three states. All other host state regulations apply, including speed limits, youth laws and Vermont’s …

Memories fade as Ghana’s colonial architecture swept away

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Elizabeth Biney remembers as a little girl watching monkeys play in her yard and parrots flit above the sloping roof of her colonial house in the Ghanaian capital, Accra. “There were birds all over the place,” Biney, now 58, recalled. “There were so many trees you couldn’t see the sky.” Today her home in the Ridge neighborhood is one of the last century-old …

Protesters call for president’s resignation

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The young men moved furtively among the would-be shoppers queued outside a supermarket, passing out pamphlets calling for the resignation of President Nicolas Maduro, whose socialist policies they blamed for leaving store shelves barren and Venezuela’s economy in shambles. A lookout signaled that he’s spotted an armed national guardsman approaching, and the group …

Plans for a Concord poultry processing facility have flown the coop

Friday, January 9, 2015

Fournier Foods has abandoned its plans for a poultry processing plant in East Concord. Despite opposition from neighbors, the Concord Planning Board approved the application for a nearly 5,500-square-foot plant in December. But in a letter to the …

Old Navy at the Steeplegate Mall closing at the end of January

Friday, January 9, 2015

Old Navy is closing its Concord location, the smallest of the four major anchors at Steeplegate Mall. The store will remain open until Jan. 25. A spokesman for Old Navy’s parent company, Gap Inc., confirmed the closure in a statement, adding, “we are constantly evaluating our store fleet …

PSNH, parent company, change name to Eversource Energy

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Starting Feb. 2, Public Service of New Hampshire – along with parent company Northeast Utilities and its other subsidiaries in Massachusetts and Connecticut – will be known as Eversource Energy. “Energy is what brings us all together, and Eversource reflects the one-company focus we have been driving for …

California breaks ground on bullet train as climate solution

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

California broke ground yesterday on its $68 billion high-speed rail system, promising to combat global warming while whisking travelers between Los Angeles and San Francisco in less than three hours. The bullet train project, the first in the …

New restaurant will include some former Cat ’n Fiddle favorites

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The son of the former Cat ’n Fiddle owner is opening an eatery of his own in Concord. John Barous hopes to open Barous’ Family Restaurant at 94 Fort Eddy Road in a couple of weeks – likely …

Markets stumble as oil dips below $50

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Markets stumble as oil dips below $50 Financial markets are starting the year with a stumble in stocks, oil and the euro. A plunge in the price of crude is hitting energy companies and leaving investors fearful that …

At the Gadget Show: Dish gives cord-cutters live sports

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

One of the biggest changes in television this year will be more channels being available online with no separate cable or satellite subscription. But for would-be cord-cutters, watching live sports online has been elusive – until now. Dish …

Raise your home’s IQ: smart gadgets take center stage at CES

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Imagine a world in which your garage door opens automatically as you pull into the driveway. The living room lights and heater turn on – perhaps the oven starts warming up, too. In the so-called “smart home,” cars, …

Downtown: After record year, Intown Concord hopes to boost ‘local currency’

Monday, January 5, 2015

A lone $25 Downtown Dollars certificate sat next to Gerry Mark’s desk at Caring Gifts. “We don’t get a lot (of Downtown Dollars). . . . I bet we don’t get more than a dozen a year,” Mark said, examining the paper certificate. But Mark was still positive …

As religious leader leaves New Hampshire Hospital, plans for her position unclear

Monday, January 5, 2015

For the last six years, Rachael Keefe has been there for patients – and staff – at New Hampshire Hospital in Concord with prayers, with answers to questions about spirituality, with a simple reassurance that they were not alone and there was a reason not to lose hope. …