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1st bank opening in New Hampshire in 7 years

Saturday, August 1, 2015

A new bank has opened in New Hampshire, the first one in seven years. New Hampshire Bank Commissioner Glenn Perlow said the state-chartered Primary Bank in Bedford is only the second bank chartered in the country since 2010. Perlow signed a certificate allowing the bank to start business transactions Monday. …

US stocks end lower as energy stocks slump on earnings

Friday, July 31, 2015

U.S. stocks are closing with small losses, as a big drop in energy stocks offsets gains in other parts of the market. The Standard & Poor’s 500 fell four points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,103 on Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 55 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,690. The Nasdaq was …

Construction on Sewalls Falls Bridge starts next week

Friday, July 31, 2015

Construction on the Sewalls Falls Bridge will finally begin next week. In order to reopen the bridge in 2016 as promised, the contractors will work through the winter. But City Engineer Ed Roberge said he is excited to “get this project launched.” “It’s been a long process, and we think we’ve got the best project that we could possibly bring forward,” Roberge said. …

Downtown: Concord chamber, legislators still push to open State House on Saturdays

Sunday, July 12, 2015

A proposal to open the State House on Saturdays failed in the Legislature last month, but Concord leaders haven’t given up on what they say would be a boost to local tourism. New Hampshire currently opens its statehouse …

Annual Prouty cancer fundraiser nets $3.1 million

Sunday, July 12, 2015

More than 5,000 participants raised more than $3.1 million for cancer care and support in The Prouty – an annual fundraiser for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock medical center. Participants on Saturday biked, ran and walked roads in New Hampshire and Vermont and rowed on the …

Business people for July 14, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Linda Rosenthall of Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty in New London was recently named Realtor of the Year by the Sunapee Region Board of Realtors. Rosenthall has been selling real estate for 14 years and received this award …

Business notes for July 14, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation gave a $1,750 grant to the Wright Museum of World War II to bring the exhibit “Memories of World War II: Photographs from the Associated Press Archives” to the museum. Seniors Helping Seniors launched a new …

Startups take on storage

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Dreading a move this summer? Here’s help: A new wave of startups is trying to bring the convenient user experience popularized by companies such as Uber and Airbnb to the unglamorous world of moving and storage. A handful …

Huge herring haul worries rival fishermen, environmentalists

Sunday, July 12, 2015

A little fish that New Englanders have sought since the Colonial era is at the center of a battle over how to manage massive boats that trawl swaths of ocean off the East Coast. The catch for the …

For sale in Henniker: Updated gem with great curb appeal

Sunday, July 12, 2015

The beautifully restored antique home at 77 Patterson Hill Road in Henniker is nestled in a serene and wooded neighborhood, providing picturesque views of the mountains and Contoocook River. Featuring five bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, the home boasts …

Greece meets skeptical European creditors in search of help

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Greece’s finance minister was locked in talks with skeptical creditors Saturday, trying to persuade them that the Greek government can be trusted to deliver on its reform promises in exchange for a financial rescue securing the country’s future …

North Main Street construction on track to wrap up in November

Saturday, July 11, 2015

With about a quarter of the Main Street project completed, the downtown construction is on schedule and on budget. Snags so far – a water main break in April and a late delivery of granite pavers for the …

Energy regulators begin review of plan to sell NH power plants

Friday, July 10, 2015

State energy regulators launched their review Thursday of a major settlement that calls for Eversource Energy to sell all of its New Hampshire power plants, including Merrimack Station in Bow. The state Public Utilities Commission is charged with …