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The first foundation jacket installed by Deepwater Wind in the nation's first offshore wind farm construction project is seen Monday, July 27, 2015, on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Block Island, R.I. Deepwater Wind will consist of five turbines producing a total of 30 megawatts of electricity. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Officials hope 1st U.S. offshore wind farm will boost industry

Monday, July 27, 2015

Construction has begun off Rhode Island’s coast on the nation’s first offshore wind farm, a milestone that federal and state officials say will help the fledgling U.S. industry surge ahead. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said Monday that lenders, regulators and stakeholders can now see a path forward. “It’s great to witness a pioneering moment in U.S. history,” …

Effingham brain disorder center’s closing sends ripples nationwide

Sunday, July 26, 2015

When Tyler Richardson’s son hit puberty, the combination of hormones and new strength from a growth spurt added an element of danger to a long history of unpredictable behavior because of autism and severe anger problems. He wandered outside one day after his aides left his grandmother’s home, where he was living. Grandma …

Business people for July 27, 2015

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Kevin Lee of Gilford has joined DuBois & King consulting engineers as a civil design technician. He earned a degree in civil engineering from Drexel University. He has eight years of experience in site development, storm water management, permitting, roadway and rail design. R achel O’Neil of Concord has joined Granite United Way …

Google jumps into the ridesharing business with an upgrade to Waze

Monday, July 6, 2015

For the estimated 50 million people who rely on it, the turn-by-turn navigation app Waze helps redirect users around traffic jams, accidents and other obstacles on the road. Now Waze, with a new expansion into ridesharing, is hoping …

Traders recall the ‘rush’ and ‘roar’ as famed pits close

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the “roar” of the floor, the excitement of “4,000 people yelling, …

National food giant acquires Blake’s All Natural, but Concord-based brand won’t change its product

Sunday, July 5, 2015

In 1970, Charlie Blake made a dozen pot pies and sold them out of the back of his Chevy on South Main Street in Concord. Now, the Blake family business makes as many as 35,000 frozen natural and …

Business notes for July 6, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015

St. Mary’s Bank provided a $2,500 grant to the Bhutanese Community of New Hampshire to purchase furniture and computers for its youth council and women council. Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire will form a formal affiliation with Dartmouth-Hitchcock. The proposed affiliation will benefit patients …

Dartmouth-Hitchcock eyes affiliation for home, hospice care

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system is exploring a partnership to improve access to home health care and hospice services in New Hampshire and Vermont. The health system is considering a formal affiliation with Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire to strengthen both organizations’ ability to reach patients. …

For sale in Concord: Spacious, peaceful and functional

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The lovely colonial at 20 Lake View Drive in Concord offers privacy and lots of versatile and attractive living space. Featuring three bedrooms, an additional bonus room that could serve as a fourth bedroom, and two-and-a-half bathrooms, the …

July 4th visits, spending could set record in New Hampshire

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Visits and spending are expected to set records for the July 4 holiday period this year in New Hampshire. The Institute for New Hampshire Studies says more than 900,000 people are expected to visit the state from Friday through Monday. They are expected to spend more than $140 …

Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation preps for closure

Saturday, July 4, 2015

After months of scrutiny over allegations of abuse and neglect, an Effingham facility for people with brain injuries is telling its employees to prepare for an Aug. 1 closure. Officials at Lakeview NeuroRehabilitation Center are telling the facility’s roughly 250 employees they are likely to be laid off …

Confusion reigns in Greece on last day of campaigning before referendum

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Greece’s highest administrative court ruled Friday that a referendum planned for Sunday is constitutional, clearing the last serious hurdle before Greeks go to the polls for a vote that could set the country’s direction for decades. From the moment Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced the referendum last …

Northern New England states fight, track invasive bugs

Friday, July 3, 2015

Ever vigilant, researchers in Northern New England have added more tools to help them track the spread of an invasive beetle that has destroyed millions of ash trees. Dangling this year from tree branches all over New Hampshire …