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FILE - In this April 5, 2010, file photo, Jerry Gappens, general manager for New Hampshire Motor Speedway, stands on the roof overlooking the track in Loudon, N.H. Gappens was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015, on a misdemeanor charge of lewdness after police say they observed him and a 19-year-old woman in a parked car in Manchester, police said in a news release Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

New Hampshire Motor Speedway general manager Gappens resigns

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

A week after the racetrack concluded the second of its two flagship races for the year, the New Hampshire Motor Speedway announced that General Manager Jerry Gappens has resigned. In a phone interview Monday, Gappens, 54, said there’s no connection between his resignation and the lewdness charge he pleaded guilty to in April, after Manchester police observed him and a …

Energy experts say winter 2015-16 will be less expensive

Monday, October 5, 2015

Energy officials say this winter shouldn’t be as punishing on New Hampshire consumers as the harsh 2013-14 heating season. At the New Hampshire Energy Summit on Monday, Robert Scott, a commissioner with the state Public Utilities Commission, said all energy providers have submitted rates that are from 8.6 percent to 40 percent cheaper than last year. In the winter of 2013-14, Scott said …

Federal contracts awarded in area

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The following federal contracts were announced as having been awarded to companies operating in the area through Sept. 30. Quasar Power Technologies Quasar Power Technologies Inc., Belmont, won a $35,000 federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency, Columbus, Ohio, for electrical and electronic equipment components. …

VW CEO: ‘I am endlessly sorry’ brand is tarnished

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Volkswagen AG’s smog-test troubles escalated Tuesday as the company acknowledged putting stealth software in millions of vehicles worldwide. The scandal has now cost VW more than $26 billion in market value. Volkwagen stunningly admitted that some 11 million …

N.H. inventor of the first modern video game getting his due

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

It’s not entirely true, but perhaps not entirely false, to credit an indignant 8-year-old with public recognition of New Hampshire’s pivotal contribution to the video game industry. As his parents tell it, 8-year-old Alex Baer was taken to a talk in 2000 concerning the history of digital games, …

VW rocked by emissions scandal as prosecutors come calling

Monday, September 21, 2015

Volkswagen, the world’s top-selling automaker, lost a stunning 17.1 percent of its value Monday after admitting that it intentionally rigged nearly half a million cars to defeat U.S. smog tests. The Obama administration, meanwhile, announced it is expanding …

Apple withdraws some China apps after malware found

Monday, September 21, 2015

Apple Inc. has removed some applications from its App Store after developers in China were tricked into using software tools that added malicious code in an unusual security breach. Apple gave no details of which companies were affected. …

Session Wednesday to discuss Clean Power Plan for N.H. businesses

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Businesses in New Hampshire should get ready to adapt to climate change, which will affect logistics and marketing as much as loons and maple trees, and also try to benefit from the economic ripples of the federal Clean Power Plan trying to combat that change. That’s the message …

Business notes for Sept. 21, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Journey to Peace, a yoga studio and wellness center, will open at 1 Lyford Hill Road in Pittsfield. There will be an open house today from 3:30 to 7 p.m. North Branch Construction of Concord completed construction of a $4.4 million student success center at Great Bay Community …

Business people for Sept. 21, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Susan Hodgkins has been awarded certified residential specialist designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest nonprofit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors. Hodgkins is an associate broker with Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan and a member …

Patents issued to local people, companies

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The following patents were assigned to people or companies in the Concord area recently: Dynamic Network Services Dynamic Network Services, Manchester, has been assigned a patent (9,137,033) developed by three co-inventors for “methods and systems for monitoring network routing.” The co-inventors are Andrew T. Ogielski, Etna; James H. …

Downtown: Remi’s Block apartments could be ready next winter

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Twenty new apartments. A restaurant, a microbrewery and a retail store. It’s hard to picture now, walking through the gutted five-story building at the corner of Loudon Road and North Main Street. But that’s owner Remi Hinxhia’s vision …

Once-secret documents could shed light on 38 Studios deal

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Court officials are poised this week to release tens of thousands of pages of previously secret documents in the lawsuit brought over Rhode Island’s $75 million deal with 38 Studios, the video game company started by former Red …