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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2007 file photo, a 2007 Toyota Corolla sedan, left, sits on the lot at a Toyota dealership in the southeast Denver suburb of Centennial, Colo. U.S. safety regulators are looking into a consumer's petition alleging that Toyota Corollas from the 2006 to 2010 model years can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Safety agency studying Toyota acceleration problem

Monday, September 29, 2014

A U.S. safety agency is looking into a car owner’s allegations that older Toyota Corollas can accelerate unexpectedly at low speeds and cause crashes, reviving a problem that appeared to be in the automaker’s past. The inquiry by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration covers about 1.69 million Corolla compact cars from the 2006 to 2010 model years. The agency … 0

Downtown: Despite financial challenges, Intown Concord hopes to broaden its scope downtown

Monday, September 29, 2014

Three months ago, the owner of Pitchfork Records on South Main Street sat down before the Concord City Council and slammed Intown Concord for a lack of transparency. “What I would hope for is once you remove this cloak of secrecy, you’ll see a number of other merchants joining this organization,” Michael Cohen … 1

Henniker area farmers markets push to remain viable

Monday, September 29, 2014

Kids tumbled in the leaves in downtown Henniker earlier this week while Monica Rios sat at a nearby picnic table. Rios, a Henniker farmer, reopened the farmers market in summer 2012. Every Thursday since then, she’s posted a dozen signs around town and hosted the market, rain or shine. A few of the … 1

Business people for Sept. 22, 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Henry LIpman, senior vice president for strategy and external relations at LRGHealthcare, recently was named chairman of the board of trustees for the New Hampshire Hospital Association. He previously served as vice chairman, secretary/treasurer and as chairman of … 0

Partnership for a Drug-Free N.H. gets tax-exempt status

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Partnership for a drug-free New Hampshire recently announced it has received 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service. This classification designates the organization as a public charity, which also means donations to the group are now tax deductible. Past donations to the organization also qualify. “As a … 0

Global Impact: In disasters around the world, Globe gear protects

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Globe Manufacturing in Pittsfield makes the kind of things buyers hope they’ll never need, but know that sooner or later, they will. The products are in fire departments in Loudon and Kuwait and Washington, D.C. They’re what rescue … 1

Concord job fair planned at Steeplegate Mall

Sunday, September 21, 2014

More than 60 employers will be at a job fair Sept. 24 at the Steeplegate Mall, looking to fill positions ranging from home health care aides to bank tellers, manufacturing and corrections workers. The job fair was organized by New Hampshire Employment Security and the New Hampshire Employer … 0

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 … 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 … 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 … 0

Salvation Army’s McKenna House seeks donations to match federal grant

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Salvation Army’s McKenna House in Concord needs to raise money to improve its chances of securing a federal grant to fund an expansion, and it’s asking the public for help. Last year, the McKenna House applied for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant to pay for 16 … 0

Health care is often the biggest expense in retirement, and the hardest to predict

Saturday, September 20, 2014

As the youngest of the baby boomers celebrate their 50th birthdays this year, many will put renewed attention on what will likely be the biggest expense in retirement: their health. Still the responsibility of caring for retirees – as well as the cost – often falls on family … 1

Hayfield is test ground for crop-soil health

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Researchers are testing the use of cover crops such as grasses and legumes on a 1-acre hayfield in Dover to help farmers improve soil health. University of New Hampshire scientists have teamed up with the Strafford County Conservation District to try out different combinations of the crops. The … 0