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Jordan Institute celebrates 20 years of selling energy efficiency

Friday, October 9, 2015

The problem with energy efficiency is that it’s not very sexy. Not like, say, plumbing fixtures. “The most important thing is air sealing” to cut a building’s energy use and make it more comfortable inside, said Laura Richardson, executive director of the Concord-based nonprofit Jordan Institute. “But it’s hard. It takes skill, it’s grungy, it’s nasty work, so a lot of companies avoid it.” You bet, agreed Dana Nute, general …

Building held gas in a tank like an upside-down cup

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Building held gas in tank like an upside-down cup The Concord gasholder is so named because it held volatile gas, which was a major fuel for streetlights and heating before natural gas and electricity came to the fore. It was built in 1888 and used through 1952. Its round shape comes from its …

Survey: Residents willing to pay more for local produce

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A survey of New Hampshire residents shows that they are willing to pay more for locally grown fruits and vegetables, but they may not always know where to find it. Two hundred people were surveyed for the University of New Hampshire study, which said residents spend about 21 percent of their grocery budget on fresh produce. They’re willing to pay more for items …

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 …

No surprise: In N.H., most of us drive alone to work, says Census Bureau

Saturday, September 19, 2015

America may be changing its traveling habits – hipsters moving to cities so they can bicycle to work and all that – but in public-transit-challenged New Hampshire, nothing much has changed in five years. According to the American Community Survey, a sort of running U.S. census done by …

Top managers won’t return to Concord Food Co-op, board says

Friday, September 18, 2015

Two top managers at the Concord Food Co-op no longer work for the natural foods grocery store, following an internal probe into allegations of financial and professional misconduct. In an email message to members Thursday, the board of directors announced general manager Paula Harris “is no longer with” …

Fed leaves key interest rate unchanged, citing low inflation

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Federal Reserve ended weeks of speculation Thursday by keeping U.S. interest rates at record lows in the face of threats from a weak global economy, persistently low inflation and unstable financial markets. But at a news conference …

Amazon dangles $50 tablet computer to hook more consumers

Friday, September 18, 2015

Amazon is dangling a $50 tablet computer in its latest attempt to lure consumers who can’t afford or don’t want the more expensive Internet-connected devices made by Apple and other rivals. The 7-inch Fire tablet unveiled Thursday marks …

PHOTOS: Harvest preparations

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Larry and his son Jeff Moore work to repair corn harvesting equipment that hasn’t been used since last year’s harvest at their farm, Windswept Maples, in Loudon on Tuesday. “Somedays you get a lot of stuff done. Somedays …