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Some TurboTax customers had refunds stolen after they filed

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Michelle Quinn filed her tax return in January and got the good news that she was due a refund of about $8,000. But days after the refund was supposed to arrive, the 33-year-old mother of three still didn’t see the cash in her bank account. When Quinn logged onto TurboTax, she learned that her refund had in fact been deposited – into someone else’s bank. Quinn is the victim of …

Don’t lose the boots: New England steels for epic mud season

Saturday, March 28, 2015

New England’s own Nathaniel Hawthorne once wrote, “Life is made up of marble and mud.” In the region’s northern reaches, life will soon be made up of mud, mud and more mud. Mud season is a rite of spring in New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, when the snow and frozen ground melt, dirt …

Americans cling to claims for seized property

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The smell of Cuban coffee drifts from the kitchen as Carolyn Chester digs through faded photos that fill boxes spread across the dining table. Friends linked arm-in-arm on a Cuban beach. Men in suits and women in evening gowns at a Havana nightclub. And in almost every frame, an American man with a …

Tribes warn Connecticut could lose 18,000 casino, other jobs

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The leaders of Connecticut’s two federally recognized Indian tribes made a united pitch yesterday to open at least one jointly owned casino, warning lawmakers the state could lose 18,000 jobs once a casino in neighboring Springfield, Mass., opens …

State, local officials dedicate welcome center to Burton

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

As an executive councilor, Ray Burton was always lobbying for better roads, bridges and buildings, and promoting tourism in his beloved North Country. Now, one of the state’s newly renovated welcome centers has been dedicated to him. A …

State backing of $28M for Balsams project takes step forward

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A Senate committee yesterday recommended a measure that would help an ambitious plan to redevelop the shuttered Balsams resort but said key details still need to be worked out. Members of the Senate Finance Committee unanimously supported the …

Business notes for March 16, 2015

Sunday, March 15, 2015

McGowan Fine Art of Concord recently completed an art installation for Pentucket Medical Associates in five areas of the building. Hannaford Supermarkets delivered $30,000 worth of pasta, sauce and vegetables to the New Hampshire Food Bank in February through its Buy One, Give One promotion. RTH Martial Arts …

At Tilton’s Loft, fitness obstacles a way to build mental, physical strength

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Ten years ago, a business like The Loft wouldn’t have opened. There’s a simple reason for this, said Bob Callahan, who owns the Tilton Sports Center, where the obstacle course-style fitness center just opened. “This sport didn’t even …

New Hampshire welcome center being dedicated to Burton

Sunday, March 15, 2015

The newly renovated welcome center on northbound Interstate 93 in Hooksett is being dedicated to the late executive councilor Raymond Burton. A ceremony is planned at 10 a.m. Tuesday for the Raymond S. Burton Welcome Center. The center features a 20,000 square-foot state Liquor and Wine Outlet; a …

Feds move to stop fishing crimes by tracking seafood imports

Sunday, March 15, 2015

In an effort to eradicate illegal fishing and seafood fraud, the Obama Administration is launching a fish tracking system that would eventually tell consumers where their fish was caught, processed and stored. U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews announced the initiative at the Seafood Expo conference in …

House passes bill allowing at-home cultivation of medical marijuana

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The latest attempt to allow at-home cultivation of marijuana under New Hampshire’s therapeutic cannabis law passed in the House yesterday, 208-132. Representatives approved a similar measure last year, but it ultimately fizzled out once it reached the Senate. Rep. Ted Wright, who’s sponsoring the current bill with Sen. …

Business people for March 9, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Judge Edward “Ned” Gordon received the Distinguished Service to the Public award at the New Hampshire Bar Association’s midyear meeting. He presides over the 6th Circuit Court in Franklin, developed the Franklin and Concord Model Court Project, served …

Business notes for March 9, 2015

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Lakes Region Child Care Services in Laconia was recently nominated for the 2015 Let’s Move initiative by the state’s Department of Health and Human Services Division for Children, Youth and Families and the state’s Department of Education division …