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Downtown: ‘Soul sisters’ open home decor shop on Pleasant Street

Monday, May 25, 2015

Ten years ago, Mae Edwards and Ann Carignan met through their church in Concord. “When I first met Anne, I said, ‘Somehow our lives are going to be connected,’ ” Edwards remembered. Fast forward to this spring, when the pair walked into a narrow storefront on Pleasant Street with a Realtor. Inspiration struck again; as they retold the story in that store last week, goose bumps popped up on Carignan’s …

Country furniture store in Concord reborn as Amish Homestead

Sunday, May 24, 2015

When the Amish Country Barn in Concord shuttered in bankruptcy last year, owners Tim and Erica LeClair tried to make sure every customer stayed whole. The LeClairs lost their house, but none of their shoppers lost a furniture order or a deposit. They sold their Tilton location to Tim’s brother, who accepted outstanding …

Business people for May 25, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Amanda Gallagher was named the new director of clinical admissions for the Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association. She was formerly executive director of Forestview Manor Assisted Living in Meredith. She has a bachelor’s in nursing from Chamberlain College and an associate degree in nursing from NHTI. Gordon Ellis, an Epsom road agent, was recognized by the University of New Hampshire Technology Transfer Center …

After more than a year, new life at former Amish furniture store in Concord

Friday, May 8, 2015

A little more than a year after an Amish furniture store closed its doors at the corner of South Main and South State streets in Concord, there’s activity at the location again. Now renamed the Amish Homestead, a sign outside the business announces tomorrow as its grand opening. …

Residents urge state to reconsider Sunapee ski resort expansion

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Dozens of locals descended on Mount Sunapee Resort last night to urge the state to reconsider its preliminary approval of an expanded ski area, a proposal that many cautioned will degrade scenic public land, price out young and …

Bartlett Center: N.H. commuter rail service alone 'does not create jobs'

Monday, May 4, 2015

A commuter rail connecting Boston to Manchester probably wouldn’t create jobs on its own, according to a study released yesterday by the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy. The conservative-leaning center’s report flouted the notion that commuter rail …

Eversource Energy bills expected to be lower for customers this summer

Monday, May 4, 2015

Eversource Energy is expecting many customers will see a $9 drop in their monthly electric bills this summer. The state’s largest utility is the latest to predict a decrease in rates set to begin this summer. Eversource, formerly Public Service of New Hampshire, expects its energy charge to …

PHOTOS: ’Tis the season for ice cream

Monday, May 4, 2015

It’s finally ice cream season in Concord. The warm weather brought out a large crowd to Arnie’s Place for a bite of the cold stuff, including Anders Hanson and his mother, Julie. “It’s so nice out we couldn’t …

Female breadwinners drop to 21-year average

Monday, May 4, 2015

For all the talk of shifting gender dynamics within the American nuclear family, surprisingly little has changed when it comes to who brings home the bacon. For one: The share of married heterosexual couples with children under 18 in which the mother is the sole breadwinner declined in …

Study: Carbon dioxide cut to save 3,500 lives

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Obama Administration’s hotly debated plan to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide from the nation’s power plants will save about 3,500 lives a year by cutting back on other types of pollution as well, a new independent study concludes. …

In push to diversify, Google goes to college

Monday, May 4, 2015

Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course. First, there was her name: Professor Sabrina. She was an African-American woman, kept office hours until 2 a.m. if …

Ohio clinics close, abortions decline amid restrictions

Monday, May 4, 2015

The number of abortion providers in Ohio has shrunk by half amid a flurry of restrictive new laws over the past four years, and the number of the procedures also is declining, according to a review of records …

Gas prices expected to hover around $2.50 through the summer

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Any driver who’s filled their gas tank in the last week has noticed prices have crept back up. Last week, drivers paid an average of $2.55 for a gallon of gas in New Hampshire, up 13 cents from …